The month of April is ruled by Uranus, and it has us highlighting the Excretory System. This particular system of the body works to support the body in removing metabolic wastes and toxins. The organs of the Excretory System that we are focused on are the kidneys, liver, bladder, and urinary tract. This week, we are highlighting the kidneys. Kidneys serve the body by filtering the blood. They help to remove wastes and extra fluids from the body. They have the strength and ability to get rid of acids that are produced by the cells while helping the body to maintain a healthy balance of minerals (like calcium, sodium, phosphorus, and potassium), salts, and water in the blood. The kidneys are related to our fears, and the balance of our emotions. They help to distribute our life force throughout our physical being. Some say that our ancestral gifts flow through the kidneys in order to bring about our greater life opportunities, talents, and life manifestations. Ultimately, our life purpose manifests through the fearlessness of kidneys. Three essences that support kidney health are Ginger, Mace, and Juniper Berry.
Ginger is known to help adrenal and kidney function. She helps to increase circulation of body fluids, and helps bring movement to areas of stagnation. Ginger is known to help purify the blood and increase the flow of oxygenated blood toward the kidneys. She addresses our fears, trauma, and sadness, while supporting the being in having the guts to live the best life. Mace is known to help with kidney disease. She is excellent in reducing stress, tension, and anxiety. Mace protects the kidneys, helps to prevent and treat stones, and have been known to help treat kidney infections as well. Energetically, she helps to restore balance and protect, calm, and center the entire being. Juniper Berry is a diuretic, body cleanser, urine increaser, and kidney stimulator. She helps the body to detoxify, and serves the kidneys to function optimally by protecting, invigorating, activating, and toning them. Juniper Berry addresses our fears, purifies our emotions, and helps to clear the way for new beginnings. Together, they all work as a team to strengthen and fortify the kidneys and the emotions.
It is best to use essences for one month for every year you have had the symptoms that are being treated. In general, for the average adult weight and height, five to ten drops
"neat" on the skin is enough to start anointing each essence 2-3 times a day. Always do a test patch on the inner arm to make sure that the essences are not too powerful to anoint "neat" on your skin. If they bring up a healing response, then use the bottoms of the feet to anoint, and meditate on what is coming up and out emotionally for healing. For kidney healing, it is nice to anoint over the lower back area where the kidneys are in the body, as well as the center of the bottom of the feet (Bubbling Springs) where the Kidney Meridian lives. All three essences can be anointed into a tea by adding a few drops to hot water. The kidneys benefit greatly from both the internal and external use of plant medicine. Use intuition to guide the way, and remember that less is always more.