As you’ll see in this episode with astrologer and herbalist Maeg Keane, there’s much more to blackberry than an astringent herb to help bind up loose stools or diarrhea!
For instance… What if blackberry could teach you about setting boundaries and letting go of what’s not serving you? These are just two of the astrology-inspired perspectives that Maeg explores in our conversation.
But even on a more physical plane, what’s not to love about a plant that:
► Gives you a delicious dose of antioxidants and a blood tonic all in one
► Can bring some relief from leaky, boggy allergy symptoms
► Tightens up mouth ulcers or spongy gums
► and more…
By the end of this episode, you’ll know:
► How astrology and herbalism complement each other
► When a very simple herbal recipe is best
► A possible remedy to call upon for relief from acute or traveler’s diarrhea
Here is one of my favorite takeaways from our conversation:
There’s “a belief that there’s only one way to know the truth, that it has to look like lab coats for it to be true. I think that is one way that we find out what the truth is… and I don’t think we should walk away from it. And there are many others that predate it and live alongside it.”
For those of you who don’t already know Maeg, they are a consulting astrologer, herbalist, and writer. Their work is rooted in an animist, devotional approach that tends to the ties that bind us to each other and to the more-than-human world. Whether relating to the stars from which we come or to the alive and wise planet we call home, Maeg hopes to bring people into nourishing companionship with the teeming, enchanted world around them. They run Third Sister, an online client practice through which they offer one-on-one astrology readings and herbal care.
Meag weaves perspectives and disciplines together in such a kind, gentle, grounded, and thought-provoking way. If you’d like to hear more from Maeg, which I highly recommend, then head to the show notes where you can get easy links for their website and social media. You can also find the transcript for this episode in the show notes.
I’m so excited to share our conversation with you today!
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Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal and co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and teaches many popular online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here.