The High Priestess: Leaning into the Grounding Powers of Cannabis for Capricorn Season

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The nights are looming, the days are gloomy and the wheel of the year continues to turn, leading us into the darkest part of the year.  On December 21st, those of us in the Northern Hemisphere were greeted with the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year and the first official day of winter. The following day, we were plunged into Capricorn season, the last Earth-sign season of the year, represented by the dedicated and adaptable goat. As we enter 2020, many of us are doing our best to find our footing in this transition, and those of us who love cannabis can turn to this plant to help us do just that. It’s nothing new to turn to the earth to help us find peace in moments of instability; just as the earth has its cycles, so do we, and these cycles often mirror one another. Thankfully, we can form intentional or ritualistic practices with cannabis to help us find more grounding, ease anxiety or feel more at home in our bodies as we make our way into the new year.

Since Capricorn is ruled by the element of earth, it felt appropriate to talk more deeply about plant medicine, and how we can work with cannabis as an ally in healing our bodies and spirits. In astrology and other occult philosophies, the element of earth rules over our home, our ability to find safety and grounding, our bodies, and of course relates to mother earth as well. Cannabis is a fractal of this potent energy; a diamond shining brightly with myriad possibilities of healing potential. To dive more deeply into what this plant can offer us this Capricorn season, I talked to bruja, Dazed Beauty Wellness Editor and Cannabis and Plant Goddess Emilia Ortiz about how we …

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Author: Gabriela Herstik / High Times

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