Saturday, 26 October 2013


I lose all sense of time when working with the divinity of Plant Medicine.
I have had such pleasure co-creating these original, organic products with the Plant Spirits for you to celebrate the Season – Enjoy!


Organic, handmade, with a lot of love as well as ritual, chants and spells, 
this Kit has everything you need to perform your sacred rituals, ceremonies, 
castings, spells, etc.  
 Ideal for individual and group work 



Provides a delightfully fragrant veil of witches’ protection around you.  Use in your Aura and environment to bless your Sacred Space.

ESSENCE (30ml)

Aligns you internally preparing you for ritual/ceremony. Can be used for water blessings and water spells as well as for casting Circles of Protection.


This is extremely powerful due to the strong plant medicine it contains (herbs beloved by witches for centuries). Can be worn as an Amulet as well as assisting with dreaming etc.


Contains all the instructions and information that you need to get started.


The first four people who purchase this Kit will receive a charming little extra in their package.

only £35.95 (includes p&p UK)

These products help you to practice your craft with safe boundaries and magickal support.

Have a magickal time y'all!
Elly x

Copyright E. Yule/The Apothecary ©2013 Worldwide Rights Reserved

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

FULL MOON and MERCURY Retrograde

 FULL MOON and Lunar Eclipse in Aries 18/19 October

Much as I adore Grandmother Moon, the recent Full Moon was Luna horribla! 
(Yes I know there probably isn’t such a word, but it was an horrible Full Moon for many).

This Full Moon brought to the surface all that had been simmering over the past few weeks.  Emotions may have been at boiling point for some, and these emotions needed to come out.  This seems to have been a year of emotion for some folks.

The Full Moon saw an increase in accidents (especially on the roads) and lunacy seemed to reign with the weirdest events happening unexpectedly.

The Full Moon also caused many to experience night sweats (Full Moons increase liquids i.e. high tides, and also the fluids in our bodies) as part of our cleansing and purification before the Winter moons. Even hubby had these, which is most unusual for him.  
Drink plenty of water and green juices to help you ‘detox’ old emotions.

The Lightworkers are tired; many are feeling very weary this Autumn after what has felt like a tiring and draining year (with occasional good bits) for those in service to the Light.   
Look after yourself.   Stay well – stay strong – stay in the Light.

In Feng Shui terms October has “The new energy of whining and complaining arriving in all buildings. This month’s energy is a precursor to the “letting go” energy to follow which will be in the heart of all buildings in November.”  Try not to whinge and stay away from the whingers as they will only drag you down.  Do whatever it takes to lift your spirits.

It was also a Lunar Eclipse, and Eclipses always shake things up.  Where you have been procrastinating you will be nudged (or shocked) out of complacency by the changes that occur.

What needs to change most in your life?
What have you been avoiding changing?
Who have you been avoiding?

If you have been hiding your head in the sand, Eclipses give you a boot up the backside into the direction you now need to go.  They clear the way for something that is ALWAYS much better.  So whilst the events that happen may seem terrifying, trust that where you will land and what happens next will be so much better than you can even begin to try and imagine.

This Eclipse invited us to take a long, hard, honest look at ourselves and how we have been living our lives (especially the habits we have slipped into).  It is time to drop the habits that are actually sabotaging our success and happiness (and in some cases, your health).  It is time to act.

Copyright S. Leahy 2013

Darkstar Astrology described this Lunar Eclipse as “nailing cobwebs”.  A very apt description of the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse energies.  There was also a lot of warring energy around as emotions rose to the surface.  As ever, love must be the only weapon used, as it is the boat that takes us safely to shore once again.  

This transit was a battle between opposites pulling you in two directions.  Which battle have you been fighting?

Negativity vs Positivity?
Illness vs Wellness? 
Fear vs Love?
Poverty vs Abundance?
Failure vs Success?

This is very much a time of trying to find balance. It is a time of saying no to extremes and YES to balance in your life, your relationships and your emotions.

Those who have been working with (rather than resisting) the energies are now getting massive Ahas!  They are receiving clarity about the decisions they now need to make, they know it feels right and they feel confident about taking steps in the new direction/s they need to go in.

The effect of Eclipses can go on for many months, so do your best to go with the flow of where you are being pushed.  Stay positive and trust that the Universe ALWAYS has your best interests at heart.  The Universe loves you and wants only the best for you.  However, like a devoted parent, sometimes it has to be tough on you in order for you to achieve the wonderful things in your life.  As ever it is a battle of the ego, of fear over love.  Trust is the tool that helps us to get through.  Trusting that what is ahead, will be so much better than that which we are leaving behind.

What is playing out on the world stage will continue to rock our 3D world until August next year at least.  So yes, we will continue processing as we try to adapt to our changing world and changing lives.  Spiritual evolution has accelerated, and this part ain’t the pretty, fluffy La La stuff, it is the real, nitty-gritty stuff that we are having to deal with and witness.  And don’t be fooled by something hailed as a “new discovery” by our governments, the power of suggestion may be persuasive but look beyond the illusion to the capitalist intention behind it.  They are constantly looking for ways to manipulate the people, we have to keep our vibration high so that we can always access higher truth and see through any deceptions.

I came across this quote, which I thought was very helpful for this Full Moon/Eclipse transit:

“Take your Inner Being everywhere you go.
If you take your Inner Being to the party, it's going to be a good party!
 If you take your Inner Being, the food that you eat will be received perfectly
by the cells of your body.
Every word that comes out of your mouth will be beneficial to everyone
who hears them with their ears—or with their vibration.
 Don't go anywhere without your Inner Being.
That's what "Allowing" is.
Always having your Inner Being present.
And then, anything else that happens
is always orchestrated perfectly by the Law of Attraction.“
 -- Abraham-Hicks

Astrologer, Elizabeth Peru summed this transit up in one sentence:
“Doors open – difficulties can vanish – jump on opportunities”

This Full Moon Eclipse asks you:

Are you living on purpose - or are you drifting through life? 
Are you taking charge of your life or is life taking charge of you? 
Where is your power?  
Can you see the doors opening - or are you blind to them?

(If you need help in answering any of these questions, perhaps it’s time to book a 1-2-1 with me).

MERCURY Retrograde

I love Merc retrograde, things finally slow down enough for me to catch up and I get breathing space to work on projects etc.  It's not the time to push anything instead it's time to breathe.
Mercury retrograde is all about re’s.  Redoing, reworking, repairing, recharging, renewing, relaxing, rethinking, etc.
As many of you know, Mercury retrograde causes snafus in communication devices such as computers, mobile ‘phones etc.  Interestingly, this particular retrograde is placing a strong emphasis on us relying less on the internet, mobiles and gadgets and actually spending more time face to face.  Facebook has already gone down once since this transit started and is a hint for us to communicate on a human rather than cyber level.  Now I love communicating on the cyber level, I work a lot on my own and it is great catching up with friends all around the world and helps me feel connected to them.  However, this transit is about real face time (not cyber Facetime!).  We are being asked to unplug ourselves from our machines and get out into Nature and the community more. 

Mercury in Scorpio gives power to our communications.  As ever during this transit some may not get what we are talking about and what seems so clear to us may go completely over their heads.  There is also an element of fanatical energy about this Mercury Retrograde, so don’t get sucked into debates (especially on internet groups) as they could turn nasty.  Even if you have innocently and gently posted your point of view, because of this transit it could be turned on you and you could be attacked by others with over-the-top, strong and cutting opinions.  So think before you speak or write anything from now until the end of November.

On the positive side, your creative communications can blossom.  Areas such as art, poetry, writing, photography, teaching/giving talks are all very well aspected.  (Just ensure that you have double and triple checked your notes, venues and travel arrangements).

Scorpio is the sign of magic and magickal practices.  Intuition, visions, dreams etc are also very well aspected during this transit.  Mercury slows everything down more, so you will be given the time to attune and receive the special downloads available during this transit.  (Especially if you are a Scorpio or have Scorpio in your chart). 
Scorpio is also the sign of secrets, so secrets can be revealed now (especially karmic ones and/or ones from the past). 
Take care not to wear your heart on your sleeve and reveal too much about yourself.  Those who are Scorpio or have Scorpio strongly aspected in their chart, tend to be generous, giving people who are so authentically themselves, that they do not realise their openness can also make them vulnerable to attack.  Button up your Aura and your mouth and all will be well!
This is also the month of the Water Dog in Feng Shui.  Scorpios are very loyal and this transit encourages us all to “uphold the values of honesty, loyalty and integrity” over the next few weeks.  (Those who do not honour the values will be exposed for who they really are).

Use the slow down time of this short transit to recharge and reflect.  Take time out over the next few weeks, to build your energies before the busyness of the holiday season starts to make its impact on you.  Any insights you receive, write them in your journal as well as any ideas that may suddenly drop into your mind.  And keep them to yourself!  This is not the time to reveal until everything is in place.  Spend this transit and the coming Winter moons quietly working on your projects, dreams and goals and your long-term plans.  Spring is the better time for reveals and launching new things.

Enjoy the magick that this Mercury retrograde can bring you!  This quote sums it up perfectly:-

“People even more than things, have to be restored, renewed,

revived, reclaimed and redeemed.  Never throw out anyone.”

 -- Audrey Hepburn

Magickal Blessings to y’all!

Elly x

Copyright E. Yule ©2013 Worldwide Rights Reserved

Friday, 4 October 2013

NEW MOON Blessings!


Copyright Josephine Wall

The New Moon occurs in Libra (UK 5 October at 00.33am – USA 4 Oct 20:34pm EDT).

LIBRA : I balance - I give - I receive. 
This is one of the kindest signs of the zodiac, these fair-minded people want everyone to be happy and believe that a peaceful world is possible.  They have a great sense of humour and are very loyal friends. They are lovers of beauty and harmony and need to have both in their lives.
Libra represents diplomacy, peace, the Arts (many Librans end up in showbiz), partnerships, law, politics, idealism, justice (they will always defend the underdog and hate injustice of any kind), vacillation (getting them to make a decision is a nightmare, as they are always afraid of making the wrong decision and end up sitting on the fence most of the time!  Sometimes they need pushing to make a decision), interior design, compromise, beauty industry, work connected with women, they make good relationship counsellors, mediators and are excellent for working in communication.

This New Moon starts what will be a bit of an up and down month with a few rocky patches here and there and things have the potential to explode if balance is not maintained.  However, there are also windows of opportunity for your creativity and abundance to blossom.  Being in Libra the spotlight/moonlight is on all of our relationships.  We have work to do on our relationships between now and the Full Moon this month (which is also a Lunar Eclipse).

The Libran New Moon will bring to light new evidence about some of the people in your life.  This is to do with all types of relationships; intimate, personal, business, family, friends, acquaintances etc. 
It may hurt to realise that they are not as authentic as you thought, they may have been lying to you (and themselves), their ulterior motive is revealed etc.  Also those who take part in groups/organizations may find that these no longer fit with who you have become and it is time for you to leave. 
Those running these groups will need to step up and weed out those who now need to leave your group/organization, the one/s who are pulling the energy down every time, the one/s who are bringing chaotic and disruptive energy, they have to go before the Full Moon.
It’s about truth and integrity (no more lying to yourself or others, no more allowing others to lie to you) and living, acting and being from the Heart.  If they don’t match this criteria, they are out.  (That doesn’t mean you cannot include them in your prayers and healings, it is just that they can no longer invade and/or drain your space and energy).

Jupiter has entered the watery sign of Cancer (Jupiter planet of expansion/hope/opportunities/fortune moves into Cancer planet of feelings, home, family, sensitivity).  Combined with the New Moon in Libra, it is an opportunity to release old emotional stuff (especially baggage from previous relationships and heaviness from the people you may have not realised that you’ve been carrying this past year).  This will clear space for you to expand emotionally which will open you up to receiving so much more that you are worthy of.  And yes, it will be a bit emotional at times and you must allow yourself time to grieve that which you are letting go of so that you can heal all the emotions around this, and be clear by Full Moon.

This New Moon nudges us that we may have missed or overlooked something in our relationship/s, so take the time to find out what that is.  It might be time to review your part in your relationship/s.  Have you been so busy that you have failed to notice that more of your time, attention and love is needed in a particular relationship?  You may have to “dig deep”, so make time for meditation to receive the answers that you need.

Those of you who have been feeling lost about your purpose; creativity and/or work will now get an opportunity to find what you have been looking for.  However, you need to be clear and receptive in order to recognize it (and for some, it may have been right under your nose all along).
Have you felt that something has been missing from your life?  This New Moon will give you the opportunity to discover what that is. 

Libra and Cancer are all about relationships, and the Age of Aquarius is all about community and collaboration.  After doing the work on yourself, it is time to become open to connecting with others in shared goals.  We are not meant to try and do it all ourselves (we all know how hard it is sometimes to surrender to the Will of the Divine!), now we need to be open about letting others enter our space to work together to create an even more powerful force that can help the greater good. This has already started happening and is wonderful to see.

There are decisions to be made, and we all have to make them.  Many of us are being given the opportunity to stop and rewind (and the coming Mercury retrograde also gives us the space to do this), to take a good look at all aspects of our lives and work out whether we need to continue or not (with a person/group/project/course of action etc).  It is a time of assessing and deciding in order to prepare ourselves for what is to come.  You really need to go into your heart for this.  Your mind will give you a thousand excuses why you can’t do it - ignore it - that is just your ego panicking about the unknown territory.  Your solar plexus may start flipping out, that is to be expected and you know how to deal with that (if not contact me, and I’ll help).
It is a time of clearing psychic clutter as well as physical and emotional clutter.  The decision/s you will reach are those that make you feel lighter, that make your life feel lighter, that make your heart feel happy, that make your solar plexus feel excited!  It’s all about “feel the fear and do it anyway”, and of course the opposite of fear is love.   (The current three-year transit of Saturn in Scorpio urges us all to choose love over fear, and Saturn is setting up plenty of tests regarding this.  Librans particularly need to take heed and not sit on the fence or you will find yourselves repeating these tests over and over). Own it, heal it and move on.

Libra is an air sign and is connected to the mental level.  You may find your thoughts become tangled and muddled as you wrestle with the truths being revealed to you.  Make time to stop, breathe and breathe again, then go out for a walk and ground the mental energy.  Do some gardening or physical work and eat some yummy root veggies to get out of your head and back into your heart. 

Love continues to be the Key to see us through the current energies, as love more and more becomes as easy a part of our lives as breathing.  This will not be without its challenges, as those operating out of fear will do everything in their power to discredit you, hurt you, etc to pull you back down to their lower vibrational level.  They do this because they feel threatened by your purity and your love.  Love shines the brightest light, and will light up their dark areas that they are too afraid to deal with.  You may have experienced this if you have ever worked with a very good teacher, someone who is operating from a high vibrational love frequency.  I remember loving my shamanic teacher but also being quite terrified of him at the same time.  His eyes seemed to laser into my Soul and I was terrified he was looking at the bad parts of me.  He wasn’t, that was just my unhealed ego panicking.  Now I can confidently look into his eyes, but it took many years to be able to do that!
Don’t let anyone knock you off path.  If you do get hurt, retire and heal the hurt quietly without letting your ego go on a rampage and putting you back into victim mode.  You are a Love Ambassador and will quickly bounce back right into that lovely heartspace once again.

(If you need help with that, we have a lovely ‘Healing Heart sacred oil’ that you can massage over your heart/heart chakra area and there is also a ‘Healing Heart essence’ that you can take which helps raise the vibration of your heart once more.  Find it here There’s a discount when you buy both products as a Kit.  Products also available separately).

This New Moon is “ground breaking”.  It is about turning rocks into diamonds.  We may have to dig deep, it may take a bit of effort to clear the debris, it may be scary and hard to dare to break through that protective outer layer, however it will all be worth it, because on the other side of all this process is the reward, the gems waiting to come into your life.  It is about breaking free from the past, from what no longer works in the present and clearing the way for the future.

Libra is the great balancer, and reminds us that balance is the key to traversing the energies over the next few weeks.  Things may happen to throw us off balance, but we all have enough tools now to know how to get ourselves back on track. 

This New Moon is all about ‘out with the old and in with the new’ (and that has been a recurring theme this year as has rebirth, and this month’s energies bring us another opportunity to rebirth/reinvent ourselves and our lives.  Very appealing to my Scorpionic nature!)  Libra loves beauty and harmony and to be surrounded with both, so take this opportunity to revamp your home as well as yourself so that you are always surrounded by beauty and harmony.

Healing and clearing inner and outer space can bring in new job opportunities (including promotions), a new life partner, a new business partner, a bonus of some kind, some good news, the right mentor etc over the coming weeks.
If you have been feeling restless, anxious, fidgety and just can’t settle (or sleep well), then this New Moon is all about you and what you need to do.
What do you desire?
What does your heart desire?
What does your Soul desire?


I know that some people feel they have been ‘attacked’ recently for speaking their truth.  This is all part of the current energies.  Those of us who have worked really hard at clearing ourselves and who have been operating more and more from the heart with love, have found themselves targets by those who have not done the work and who are fearful.  Your lovelight is shining so brightly now that it makes them afraid so they want to attack you, they are afraid that you will see right into them (which you will do with this New Moon energy).  Don’t take it personally.  Realise that they are terrified and include them in your prayers.  However, don’t get into a slanging match with them, it’s not worth it, that just brings you down to their level and you don’t want that.

Spider Medicine

Many of us have been inundated this Autumn with spiders in our homes and gardens.  Spider is bringing us messages about weaving our dreams, tidying our webs, and preparing for the coming Winter by gathering all that we need.

Healthy Eating

The recent work you have been doing on yourself, and the change of  Season, may find you wanting to eat differently (possibly lighter) as you ease into the energies of Autumn.  If it is cold where you are, start making nourishing soups and broths – these fill you up with delicious nutrition and keep your central core at the right temperature.  If it is still warm where you are, cut out some meals and replace with green smoothies and juices.  If you are post-menopausal ensure that you have protein with every meal, this will help you to maintain your energy levels and not feel so tired.  Eating small amounts of protein regularly throughout the day also helps to curb carb cravings.  It is essential that we nourish ourselves nutritionally in order to stay grounded and cope with whatever may come up.  Self love in this way is part of being a Love Ambassador, it starts with loving the Self as only then can we truly love others.

As the Harvest continues, many of us have been enjoying pickling, canning, freezing and preserving Summer’s bounty to support us during the coming Winter moons. There has been a resurgence in homesteading activities, which absolutely delights me. Many of us are connecting more with Nature as we seek simpler, healthier ways of living and Being.
What have you been harvesting?


Endings are the start of new beginnings.
The deeper you go over the coming weeks the higher you will rise.
Be open to sudden changes and the unexpected, be open to surprises.
Stand tall in your truth and personal power.
Be a living example of Love in Action.
Don’t worry about what anyone else is thinking, saying or doing.
Don’t worry about the details, hand them over to the Divine.
Ask, ask and ask again for help from friends, family, partners, Angels, Guides and Spirit (most of us don’t ask enough!)

My thanks to Isha Lerner for the following quote, which popped into my in-box just as I had finished writing this, it sums everything up perfectly:

Hang from the night sky
So that your eye might draw
One more image of love upon your silk canvas
Before sleep.
Words from Him have reached you
And tilled a golden field inside.
When all your desires are distilled
You will cast just two votes:
To love more,
And be happy.
Take the sounds from the mouth-flute of Hafiz
And mix them in your seed pouch.
And when the Moon says.
"It is time to Plant".
Why not dance,
Dance and



 I let go with Love
I willingly surrender to the call of my Soul
I let go of all that no longer serves me
I stand in my power and truth
I maintain my integrity whatever is going on
I make my transitions with grace and ease
I welcome the Winds of Change*
I am a Love Ambassador
I trust
Universe surprise and delight me!

*(Our ‘Winds of Change’ essence can help you when you are blown about by the winds of life.  Find it here  Products in alphabetical order)

Sending you all much love
Elly x

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