Ritual Botanica

Medical Astrology mini-series in Marshall, NC


Humans have looked to the stars for seeking guidance and understanding long before written records can account. Most of our ancestors lived astrological knowledge; turning to the sky for pilgrimages and plantings, tracking & tides. We’ve been coevolving with the heavens since the beginning, it only makes sense an entire school of body-mind-spirit medicine was crafted around its presence. Tracing the exact origins of medical astrology is difficult because it transformed as cultures merged, however, there are references to this system before the turn of the millennium. Countless traditional cultures have evidence highlighting the importance of events taking place in the night above. Astrology was once second nature to healing practices in many areas of Europe. It informed everything from a persons disposition and cause of disease, to cure and to treatment dates. Most of the western medical astrology we know today was a vital part of health and healing from the Hellenistic period until it’s decline during the scientific revolution.  

Much like other traditional systems of herbal medicine astrology is a complex practice that can be studied indefinitely. Unfortunately, it’s gained a bit of bad rap, becoming taboo in medicine, appearing as a weekly entertainment column for a chuckle. However, its assessment tools are not much different than other widely accepted schools of traditional medicine. Each component contains a piece of the puzzle, and there are components within components. Western astrology is a true piece of hermetic knowledge - As above so below.

Western astrology may be based on the twinkling heavens above but is actually grounded in Earth energy, in our planet’s relation to the life-giving sun, in seasonal knowledge, in the ways this is reflected in our being as it develops consciousness, manages mental and physical states. When we look at it through this lens it becomes much more intuitive and easy to grasp.

For many with European ancestors, medical astrology provides a constitutional system that has been in our blood for centuries to practice herbal medicine and other empowering wellness modalities. There are many medical astrology concepts that parallel those found in Ayurveda, TMC, vitalism, Unani-Tibb and other humoral approaches. The astrological system provides 3 modes, 4 humors, 12 temperaments; language for energetically discussing plants, actions and tissue states; and blueprint of the specific mind-body-soul constitution. As I said, it’s complex, and can get very specific and individualized for clinical assessment.

This class is an introduction to western medical astrology using the Placidus house system. While providing a general understanding of the basics of Astrology, we will spend time exploring what each element represents, how it in the body and how all the pieces combined inform this system of medicine.

This series is a foundational step in western medical astrology using the Placidus house system. History will briefly be discussed then we’ll dive into the core of this system over the course of 2 classes, looking at each piece individually and how it layers in our chart to create our astrological make-up. While providing a rooted understanding of Astrology in general, we will spend time exploring how each piece informs physical, spiritual and global health, as these cannot be separated.

March 14, 11am-6pm

Day 1 

History, overview, elements, modes, the intrapersonal zodiac signs

Lunch 1 hour

the extrapersonal zodiac signs

March 21, 11am-6pm

The celestial bodies (luminaries, planets, nodes)

Lunch 1 hour

 Ascendant, houses& next steps into piecing the chart interpretation together.


Classes are held at Terra Sylva School of Botanical Medicine located in Marshall, NC at Marshall High Studios. https://terrasylvaschool.com/

This is a basic outline of the class flow and is subject to change as we explore. You do not need previous astrology knowledge, this series is tailored to meet people where they are at and will have plenty of takeaways for every experience of the participant. Also, you do not need to attend both classes, however much of the information builds and weaves together and there will not be time for review of the previous class. If you plan to attend a selected class please be in contact with me for homework to get you caught up to where you’ll jump in. 

Refund policies is as follows

100% if canceled within 48 hours of payment 

70% if canceled one week before class

50% if canceled 48 hrs before class

0% if cancelled within 24 hrs of class

Hydrosols are versatile and safe medicine. Spray a few spritz on your face and body for toning and refreshing. Try it in your hair or on a pillow. It makes a great spray for your environment, rather it be a workplace or home space. Hydrosols can cleanse and change the energy in the area without the smoke of incense. Many of the products are safe to consume; try spritzing a cup of water or a fun cocktail. Anyway you use them hydrosols will bestow the spirit of the plant into the surroundings, helping you connect with it's essence and energy. 

Each bottle comes with suggested use.

The shelf life will be on your bottle - "1-2 years from [date bottled]" the gap in time here is pretty big, but that's because it depends on how it's taken care of. 

Care Tips: keep in a cool place, away from direct sunlight. Do not leave in your car or the freezer, however the fridge will greatly increase the shelf life while providing an extra refreshing spray! Avoid opening the cap often to keep oxygen and contaminates out. Keep somewhere you'll remember to use it!

We suggest using the medicine in 6 months-1yr. Why? We don't use chemical preservatives and plant medicine can degrade over time. Skin care should be treated like food, used fresh and whole. So use it up, #treatyoself!

Orders within the US are shipped priority or first class USPS mail. International orders vary in shipping method, typically first class USPS mail. Order's ship via your chosen method upon processing, which can take 1-3 days. If you have special request like extra insurance or signature confirmation please e-mail info@ritualbotanica.com.


Please be aware of any allergies or sensitivities you may have before using the products. All ingredients are transparent and chemical free for this reason. 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding be extra careful about using herbal medicine products. It is a good idea to contact your physician about using essential oils or herbs being that every doctor has their own recommendations and warning regarding the use of herbal medicine during pregnancy, breastfeeding and for infants and children. 

The information provided on this website and the products sold by Ritual Botanica are not intended to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or medical condition, and does not substitute for medical advice of a physician. Statements on this site are not FDA evaluated. 


RB wants you to completely cherish your products!  If you are unhappy with your product please send info@ritualbotanica.com an e-mail within 48 hrs of arrival with detailed explanation of issue. We try to give as many details about the items as possibly; if you have any questions please ask before you purchase. A credit or refund can be arranged with return of the item, in which case the purchaser will be responsible for shipping cost. 

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