Take Your Herbal Practice to a Whole New Level

with Judith Hill and Matthew Wood

This introductory course brings together one of the luminaries of modern herbalism (Matthew Wood) with one of the shining stars of astrological medicine (Judith Hill).  Both share a deep interest and knowledge of the history of astrological, herbal, and Renaissance medicine, as well as the closely related "Nature Wisdom" (Natura Sophia) movement.  

Together they comprise nearly a hundred years of herbal, healing, and astrological wisdom.  

This class will place the subject within its historical milieu but then quickly move on to the discussion of practical herbal lore related to astrology, gemstones and metals of the seven planets, planting, making, and administering medicine by the stars, surgical dates, concluding with a discussion of chart reading.  

While this class is introductory in scope, it is also highly practical. 


Introduction to Astrology and Herbalism.  FREE.   Matt and Judith will be discussing and sharing what the series of classes will be about, their backgrounds in the topic, maybe a few stories and how we make the connection of Astrology to Herbalism. Ancient identification of stars with plants, animals, people, gemstones.  Star lore and wisdom.  In Native American teaching Star Woman descended to Eldest Turtle, bringing the stars or archetypes of creation to the earth.  In European teachings, it is Sophia or Wisdom who embraces star lore, plant lore, and earth lore.  This “ Wisdom of Nature” or Natura Sophia culminated in the Renaissance, the “golden age” of astrological herbalism.”  

View the 1-hour Intro. class here... You will be prompted to create an account.


This Course Includes:

1. Foundations of Astrology and Herbalism.   Solar Herbs: Angelica, Rosemary, and Calendula.  Solar Gem: Ruby.  Solar Metal: Gold.  As above, so below.  Similars and contraries.   Signatures and correspondences. “The Lost Etiologies,” i.e.,  forgotten causes of disease (“accident-proneness,” etc.)  Lunar Herbs: Marshmallow Root, Chickweed, Cucumber Water.  Lunar Gem: Pearl.  Lunar Metal:  Silver.   Astrology and medicine; partners since ancient Greece and Rome, culminating in the early Renaissance.  When science was astrology: the ten spheres surrounding the earth: ancient cosmology, astrology, and science.  The origins of ancient astrology: work by Robert Schmidt and Ellen Black. 


2.  Astrological Classification of Plants, Organs, Diseases.    The Grand Man of the Zodiac and the twelve major organ systems of the body.  Medical and medicinal properties of the planets and signs. Mars Metal: Iron.  Gem: Red Coral.  Herbs: Cayenne, Yarrow, Gentian. Venus Metal: Copper. Herbs: Peach, Rose (Venus and Mars), Lady’s Mantle.  Gem: White Diamond.  Metal of Mercury: Mercury.  Gem: Green Emerald.  Herbs: Fennel, Alfalfa, Oatstraw. Jupiter: Metal: Tin.  Gem: Yellow Sapphire or Yellow Topaz.   Herbs: Dandelion, Burdock, Fenugreek.  Saturn Metal: Lead.  Gem: Blue Sapphire. Herbs: Horsetail, Oak Bark, Blackberry.


3. Astrological Herbalism and Renaissance Medicine in Practice.    Planets in signs.  Astrological chart reading for assessment.  Surgery dates. 


4. Principles of Timing for Harvesting, Decocting, Administration.  Planetary Hours is not as strongly effective as any of these methods:  Moon-Planet conjunctions, Planets conjunct angles, Moon-Planet conjunctions on angles (best!); Moon in sign required, Moon in element required (Blagrave).  Planetary Hours are the “layman’s” method, based on the thinnest ice, and widely popularized because laymen didn’t have access to ephemerides. The method is ancient but flimsy and in practice, hardly noticeable. 


PLUS:

- Downloadable Visual Aids

- Online Help from Teachers

- Access to the private, online community 


IMPORTANT NOTE:

The recording of this did not go nearly as well as expected and planned. The price reflects the quality of the recording. An eager student with a dose of patience has a lot to gain with this mini-course. Please sample the Free Preview.


Course curriculum

9 Hours of Herbal History and Philosophy

What Students are Saying

About Astrological Medicine and Renaissance Herbalism

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PATRICIA DeRosia

I learned so much from all of your classes on this course. Thank you very much Matthew, Judith, and Tara!

I learned so much from all of your classes on this course. Thank you very much Matthew, Judith, and Tara!

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A fascinating course

Anne Williams

This course is really interesting and I love the connections between the herbs and the planets

This course is really interesting and I love the connections between the herbs and the planets

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Can't wait to do more

Anne Littlebird

I loved this class and I can't wait to hear more from Judith and Matthew together. You are awesome!

I loved this class and I can't wait to hear more from Judith and Matthew together. You are awesome!

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kerry parker

amazing information-thank you. i really appreciate the conversational tone and the sharing of personal experience and story.

amazing information-thank you. i really appreciate the conversational tone and the sharing of personal experience and story.

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Loved It

PATRICIA DeRosia

I learned so much from all of your classes on this course. Thank you very much Matthew, Judith, and Tara!

I learned so much from all of your classes on this course. Thank you very much Matthew, Judith, and Tara!

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Great title

noreen rooney

Great introduction loved it , yes please to more classes, going to get started n write up my notes. I.m a complete beginner but this was really helpful.will ...

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Great introduction loved it , yes please to more classes, going to get started n write up my notes. I.m a complete beginner but this was really helpful.will watch the classes again. N yes please to PDF on Davidson lectures on medical astrology. Will def sign up to Judith's 101 course. Want to master basics first so I can fully appreciate n learn. Many thanks Noreen Rooney ireland

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