The Libra sign, the 7th of the Zodiac and the 1st of the last six signs, marks a shift point. From the “individual” focused 1st six signs, the last six focus on the individual’s contact with others and with the world. Libras are especially known for their love of being around other people but also for being charming and beautiful. They epitomize balance and harmony.
A cardinal air sign, Libra’s zodiac symbol is the Scales which is associated with the greek goddess Themis, who ruled over justice and the law. In the tarot cards, Libra correlates with number 11: Justice, depicting a noble, calm and balanced judge archetype, seated between two pillars that echo the equilibrium of the Scales. The Justice card tends to appear to help us meditate on choices we are making, weight out pros and cons and search for divine guidance.
Based on Libra’s attributes, characteristics and associations, like colours, birthstones, herbs, etc, we have selected the perfect yoga and wellness tools. Moreover, as the Libra sign is connected with body parts such as lower back, kidneys and lymphatic system, we created a simple 4-step cleansing ritual that will boost your immune system and relieve you from unpleasant blocks.
The Tribal Moon is the ultimate yoga mat for Libras. Apart from its romantic pink colour, its design of the moon’s magical journey during the waxing and waning lunar cycles offers the support and balance a Libra needs.
Also, Libras will love the I. Rose and Eycalyptus Yoga Mat Cleanser & Mist to keep their mat clean and smelling fresh.
As for your meditation practice and mindful rituals, we suggest the following tools, some of which you’ll need for our following ritual:
The Indigo Night soy wax candle, the They Call Me Wild Rose Nourishing bath soak & scrub, the Detox Blend herbal tea, the White Peony Massage soy wax candle, the Cleansing Kit II, the Aquamarine chakra bracelet and the Around The World mala necklace.
Lymphatic Drainage Ritual
You’re probably wondering what is lymphatic drainage? Manual lymphatic drainage, aka lymphatic massage, is a medical massage that specializes on treating the lymphedema, in which lymphatic fluid collects in certain areas of the body because it cannot drain away effectively. It aims to improve the flow of lymph fluid, which should reduce swelling. Massaging an area without swelling will make space for fluid to flow to those parts from more congested areas.
The lymphatic system plays a key role in the body’s immune defenses. If the lymphatic fluid stops moving, swelling can occur, often in the extremities (legs or arms), but in other body parts as well (chest, shoulder, face, etc). Also, there can be changes in sensation and a general feeling of heaviness.
Manual lymphatic drainage is done by a qualified therapist, so we will use the simple lymphatic drainage, a technique a person can use at home.
Here are some simple steps that you can incorporate into your weekly routine so as to help your lymphatic system work properly and prevent it from blocking.
What you’ll need:
- They Call Me Wild Rose Nourishing bath soak & scrub
- Detox Blend herbal tea
- White Peony Massage soy wax candle
- We suggest that you perform this ritual ideally on the New Moon in Libra, on September 25th for maximum cleanse and rejuvenation.
- It is vital that you drink extra fluids, water or your Detox Blend, before, during and after the whole ritual to help flush the body.
- Light up your Massage Candle beforehand so that the wax melts while you follow the steps.
Step 1: Drink your Detox Blend
It is very important for your lymphatic system to drink lots of fluids throughout the day. When performing such a ritual we suggest that you choose a herbal blend designed to help the process of detoxifying and cleansing.
- Mix 1 rounded tea spoon (that’s about 2 gr) with freshly boiled water.
- Brew it for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Strain into a cup and enjoy your Detox Blend and the healing properties of the spices.
Step 2: Prepare Your Body with a cleansing Bath Soak and Scrub
- Sprinkle a generous amount of the They Call Me Wild Rose Soothing Bath Soak & Scrub to warm running water.
- Soak for at least 20 minutes to allow our blend to be absorbed and work its magic.
- Use the salts to scrub the dead-skin off your body.
- Rinse and towel dry. Wrap yourself, cozy up and rest.
- When finished scoop petals, flowers and herbs with a strainer before emptying tub.
Step 3: Prepare by stimulating the lymph nodes with Lymphatic Breathing
Deep breathing acts like a pump that helps move fluid through the vessels and lymph nodes:
- Place both hands on the ribs.
- Take slow, deep breaths and feel the air move down to the abdomen.
- Slowly sigh the air out through the mouth.
- Rest between breaths and repeat 5 times.
Step 4: Perform the Lymphatic Massage with your melted Massage Candle
Pour the melted massage candle oil on your hands and perform the following exercises either by standing, sitting, or lying down, as long as you are comfortable. Keep your hands relaxed and use gentle pressure and do not press hard enough to feel the muscles.
Upper body massage
- Place the palm flat on the opposite side of the chest, slightly above the breast.
- Move the hand up the chest and over the collarbone.
- Continue up the neck until the skin covering the chest feels tight, then release.
- Rest the arm on a table or armrest.
- Place the other hand on the shoulder of the resting arm.
- Move the hand over the back of the shoulder and toward the neck.
- Rest the arm on a table or armrest.
- Place the middle two fingers of the other hand on the inside of the upper arm below the shoulder.
- Gently slide the fingers toward the outside of the upper arm.
- Wrap the hand around the outside of the upper arm.
- Gently move the hand back toward the inside of the arm.
- Begin at the shoulder.
- Use the palm to stretch the skin upward.
- Move the hand down to the upper arm and stretch the skin up toward the shoulder.
- Continue down the arm, always moving the skin upward.
- Stop at the wrist.
- Start at the base of the swollen finger close to the palm.
- Use the index finger and thumb to stretch the skin on the finger toward the hand.
- Continue this motion over the entire finger.
- Remember to direct fluid toward the hand.
Lower body massage
Start the massage at the top of the leg and work down toward the foot. Use a pillow or stool for support.
- Start at the top of the leg.
- Put one hand on the inside of the opposite thigh near the groin and place the other hand on the buttock.
- Gently stretch the skin by moving the hand on the inside of the thigh toward the outside of the thigh and up.
- Move the hands farther down the leg and repeat the stretching movement above.
- Stop above the knee.
- Start right below the knee.
- Place one hand on the shin and the other hand on the back of the calf.
- Gently stretch the skin upward.
- Continue this motion, working down toward the ankle and the top of the foot.
- Always use upward strokes.
- To massage the toes, use the thumb and index finger and stroke the skin from the tip of each toe toward the base.