Archeus plant essences & elixirs are made with plants growing organically in our garden and surrounding area. We handpick the plant material for these essences and make them using a traditional quartz-infused sun method.
Botanical name: Aquilegia vulgaris
Positive attribute: transformational women’s wisdom
Helps when: feeling disempowered
Primary quality: Deep feminine
The name Aquilegia is derived from the Latin Aquila (an eagle) as the spurs of the flowers are said to resemble an eagle’s claws. Its other name, Columbine, comes from the Latin columba for a dove or a pigeon.
This plant is also known as Granny’s Bonnet and is a favorite in cottage gardens. While it is no longer used in herbal medicine, I love working at a quantum level with this essence and the medicine wheel. I think of it as the Spirit Woman Remedy. On the wheel in the North we find ourselves in the place of lineage, knowledge, and stories handed down, and I think of the granny, the crone, the wise woman knowledge that is passed from one generation to the next. Then I see the eagle taking flight in the east, a place of transcendence, rebirth. For me, this essence is about stepping into our women’s wisdom, owning our stories, our sense of who we are in this world, and with that ownership and knowledge, we can step into a new day with profound inner wisdom and spiritual guidance.
Aquilegia enables us to tap into the deep feminine to navigate the new day, to see the bigger picture and our place within it. I love this essence – I find it joyous, confident and wise.
Planetary influence: Venus
Medicine wheel: North and East
This essence contains: Aquilegia (Aquilegia vulgaris), Aqua, Grape alcohol.
10ml/0.33 fl.oz stock oral dropper bottle
Place 2-3 drops on the tongue or add to a glass of water. Repeat 3-4 times daily or as required.