Botanical incense pastilles designed for each one of the seven ancient planets.
This series of these resin-based, monastery-style incense pastilles is the result of close to 20 years of researching the botanical symbolism and alchemical traditions of each planet, and creating the best depiction of these planetary energies. These unique incense pastilles can now be acquired individually as a "medicine for the soul" pillbox for each day of the week and its ruling planet. This sampler kit will include a few pastilles if each planet, totalling 10g.
Healing energy of warmth, light and vitality.
Sweet and warm blend of frankincense, rose, cinnamon, saffron and chamomile.
Burn on Sundays or in the morning, to bring in light to your day.
The moon is ever-changing and is most closely related to the feminine cycles of life and renewal. Waxing, full moon and waning moons have different energies, of beginning, culmination and ending respectively. Cool and mysterious blend of black copal, camphor, artemisia, jasmine and sandalwood.
Burn on Mondays, or when there is a new moon.
The red planet is often misunderstood: it has a reputation of war and destruction; yet it is in fact a planet of great healing powers. Destruction is often necessary for renewal to take place. Mars is also responsible for keeping our boundaries and therefore promotes assertiveness and gives protection.
Blend of the exotic and potent Dragon's Blood, rose geranium, cloves, tobacco, benzoin and costus root.
Burn on Tuesdays or whenever you feel vulnerable and need some extra courage.
The messenger of the Gods is also the communicator. Keep your communication channels open and free to receive, and make your messages loud and clear!
Blend of clear and elegant resins to carry your messages and bring down the answers you seek, including mastic and elemi, with a touch of citrus and mimosa.
Burn on Wednesdays, or whenever you need to improve the area of communication (both on the sending and receiving end) in your life.
The bringer of luck and peace, Jupiter is the teacher and healer, the forest dwelling centaur who communicates with plants.
Blend of piñon pine resin, star anise, juniper berries and sage.
Burn on Thursday or before teaching or seeking plant wisdom.
The beauty queen of the planets, Venus is the darling of most planet-gazers, yet has more depth to it than meets the eye. Playfulness, freshness, beauty and love and all that is joyous in life must not be forgotten, especially for the serious types among us.
Blend of sweet amber and sharp green notes of galbanum and wild-crafted vitex and myrtle.
Burn on Fridays and whenever your life requires an extra helping of beauty, sweetness and softness.
(Japanese Pastilles - for heating only)
Ironically, the harshness of reality hits when reaching the planet that is furthest away from earth. Saturn is often perceived as our challenges, burdened with rigidity and stiffness. On the other hand, it is through this strict form that our innermost intentions will manifest.
Saturn's incense is deep with dark myrrh resin, cedar, cypress, patchouli, cassia, vetiver, agarwood and a touch of honey to balance its heaviness.
Burn on Saturdays, or when you require grounding, material wealth, support as well as discipline to achieve your goals.
Please note: This is Japanese-style Nerikoh, which are honey-based and are meant for warming on a mica plate, aromatherapy lamp or a designated electric incense heater; they are NOT resin- pastilles for burning on charcoal.