In love at Beltane

Juniper Natural Therapies Livvy Adams Bee Helygen Priestess of Ceridwen

Bee Helygen Priestess of Cerridwen and Avalon with Danny from Paintedhorse

Beltane is celebrated on May 1st indicating the half way point of the spring equinox and summer solstice.  The season of union between Goddess and God, of deep found love and the coming together of perfect love and trust.  This appeared to have happened between lovely Bee Helygen, Priestess of Cerridwen and Danny from Paintedhorse on the magical land of Avalon.  The ladies training to be priestess’ of Cerrdiwen with Bee, including our very own Livvy Adams took part in Beltane celebrations calling in the Goddess on the land, singing, connecting and spinning tales of magic and mystery.  The horses made their presence felt at the calling in and later rolled consecutively at the end of the session.  When Livvy completes her Priestess training she will offer a listening ear to people from either her therapy room or outside with the horses.  She also helps animals at their time of crossing over and owners to come to terms with this process. We will keep you posted as to when this service becomes available to the general public.

The Aftermath Party

Essential Oil Therapy Juniper Natural Therapies Glastonbury Somerset Dorset

Sky and Annie relaxing after selecting their own oils

This photo does look like the scene of an aftermath party, but was actually after an Essential Oil Therapy session with Sky and Annie who came to visit for the day. Sky, affectionately known as Squiddles, is a 5 month old collie with boundless bags of energy. Annie her older collie companion often finds Sky hanging off her back, ears, scruff, tail with her teeth. I had my oils handy for an impromptu session and they both got interested so I started pulling bottles out of the box for selection.  Annie selected floral oils noted for emotional support such as rose which is good for anger/resentment and is found to be nurturing, and those for calming such as roman chamomile. Squiddles on the other hand was quick to dismiss most oils until Valerian which has a slight sedative or calming effect and is said to give a euphoric feeling.  Minutes after spending some inhaling this oil she had a good snooze. As did Annie, appreciating some peace and quiet we suspect. The rest of us in the room had to put up with the smell of valerian which if you have never smelt it, does kinda smell like week old sports socks!

Valerian is also a favourite with cats who prefer the dried herb form. This little ‘Tabby’ had hers sprinkled on a mat outside and rubs her cheeks into the herb whilst processing it all. Again you will note this is outside, as it really does smell like sweaty socks.