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Welcome to E-Light - the Crystal Herbs Newsletter - January 2023

Dear Friends,

Catherine Keattch

We wish you all a very Happy New Year and hope that you are feeling rested, restored, and ready for whatever opportunities and challenges 2023 has in store for us all.

Looking back over 2022 it was certainly a year of fast moving, often unexpected events which have brought us to a point that we could not easily have foreseen this time last year. The energy flow throughout the year had a focus on moving us forward as well as illuminating those things that needed to be seen, upgraded, or changed.

Events in the world were often dramatic, exposing areas of corruption and abuse of power, many of which are still in the process of playing out as we begin the new year. 2022 was definitely not an easy year yet it feels as though it was a very necessary and important one when it comes to the process of creating our New World.

2023 is going to pick up from where 2022 left off and carry us forward at quite a dizzying pace so it will be important for us to anchor and ground ourselves firmly into the Earth and to make sure that we know how to fill ourselves fully with our own light and love. Community with those of like minds will also be important.

The solstice energies were extremely powerful in December, and they were a culminating point of the whole year. A huge shift in energetic focus took place at the solstice that will continue on through and beyond 2023. The energies are firmly set to support the new fifth dimensional reality that is now very present and available to us. In this energy it will be much harder for those things that do not resonate with the new to continue to flourish.

You might have noticed around this time that you had an influx of old ‘stuff’ or old ‘stories’ coming to the surface. Many people were unwell at this time and needed to take time out to heal and reset. Difficult as this might have felt at the time it was a very positive process that helped us to release and move on as much as we could.

In E-Light this Month: the Energies of January, Full Moon, All Planets in Direct Motion, New Moon, the Influence of Capricorn, An Important Choice Point, Essence Suggestions for January & our latest Special Offers and News.

All of the Essences, articles and special offers mentioned in this newsletter can be found on our web site at - www.crystalherbs.com


Mimulus flowers

The Energies of January

The energy flow for January is fiery and fast moving, setting the tone for the whole of 2023

The energy flow for January is fiery and fast moving, setting the tone for the whole of 2023. The pace will gather over the month as gradually all three of the planets that are currently in retrograde motion turn direct again. Unusually we will then have all planets in direct motion until May.

We are likely to feel this as a blast of forward moving energy which will be great for enhancing any projects that we have been planning but might feel quite overwhelming if we do not remember to stay grounded and centred. There is also quite an aggressive streak in this energy flow that will need careful negotiation so remember to stay in your heart and broadcast as much peaceful energy as you can.

Our choices of how we respond to the energies are especially important now as our capacity to create whatever we focus on in abundance is increasing as our frequencies rise.

The collapse of old systems will become increasingly obvious in the later part of January and on into 2023 and beyond so do remember to keep your focus on nurturing something new rather than on what has served its purpose and needs to be replaced. 

Full Moon

Full Moon

The full moon on January 6th was exact at 11.08pm UK time. With the Sun in Capricorn this was a Cancer full moon, the sign that is ruled by the Moon. You may well have found yourself feeling particularly involved with family, home and friends around this time or possibly involved in healing old emotional wounds.

All Planets in Direct Motion

The three planets turning direct this month are Mars on January 12th, Mercury on January 18th and Uranus on January 23rd.  If you have had some areas of life that have been feeling stuck and confused, greater clarity should be available with these planets in forward motion again. This will make it easier to negotiate the fast-flowing energies that are around, particularly in the second half of January.

Mars energy in full flow can be aggressive and Uranian energies can stimulate rebellious behaviour so be very mindful of how you use these energies. Let your heart guide you to use the higher aspects of these planetary energies so that courage, inspiration, and new ideas can flow in.

New Moon

The Sun moves into Aquarius on January 20th, and we have a new Moon at 1 degree Aquarius on the 21st. This is a real Aquarian new beginning. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, and together these two influences bring forward the themes of human rights, freedom, collaboration, community, radical change, and new ideas.

There are five planets in fixed signs at the new Moon - Sun, Moon, Venus & Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus. Feelings are likely to be intense and it will be easy to find yourself in situations where fixed views and positions predominate, so remember to breath and step back rather than play out an old game.

With the new Moon also conjunct Pluto, the energies at this time will offer us a foretaste of what is to come when Pluto finally moves from Capricorn into Aquarius. This will be a slow process which will not be fully complete until 2024 but the flavour of this new Moon will bring us an important preview of the dynamics to come.

The Influence of Capricorn

Capricorn Symbol

The prevailing planetary influence for most of January comes to us from the constellation of Capricorn, represented by the glyph of the mountain goat in personality-based astrology and the unicorn in soul-based astrology.

Over the next few weeks, the Sun will magnify the in-flowing energies from the constellation of Capricorn, making its energetic focus more available to us. Tenacity and ambition are both qualities inspired by Capricornian energies. These qualities can either be used to further selfish materialistic ambition or they can be channelled into a co-creative force that inspires new more expanded opportunities for all the human family.

Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008 magnifying the need for us to overhaul the old structures and establish the new foundations we need to evolve. It is now in the very last degrees of Capricorn but still very active in its quest to help us with this, something it will continue to do until it finally moves fully into Aquarius in 2024.

An Important Choice Point

We are now mid-point in the 20-year transition period from 2012 to 2032. This is quite a milestone and while there is much chaos as things change and adjust both within us and in the world at large we are making good progress.

It will be important in this coming year and the ones that follow it that we add our energy to the new and try our best not to get distracted as the old inevitable breaks down to leave space for something new. Keep in mind that there are many who are still trying to hold the old in place and they are going to find this increasingly difficult in the energy flow that we have now.

They will likely get very noisy, and they will do their best to generate a lot of fear to prevent us from seeing the truth that is clearly available to us when we look from a heart space. New things are possible, and they are already beginning to come into manifestation.

We have arrived at another important choice point, and one that we must each take individual responsibility for. As we go further into this twenty year transition phase, multiple new realities are opening up, some are based in the new timeline and others are based in the old. On a moment-by-moment basis we are being asked to choose which ‘reality’ we wish to predominate in our life experience.

Choosing the new takes mindfulness, determination and focus since we are used to conforming to the general consensus ‘reality’ that has been the generally agreed way of living life on Earth for a very long time. However, this is now open to change, since realities based in fear and separation are no longer supported in the current energy flow, although they are still available to choose should you wish to do so. So how can we make the most of this important moment of choice?

Permission to be Yourself

Calendula Flower

Give yourself full permission to be yourself, to listen to your inner voice and to view life from the perspective of your heart. Remember that you as a soul/spirit had a particular purpose for incarnating and that you brought with you all of the gifts and talents that you would need to fulfil that purpose.

Now is definitely the time to bring these into greater awareness and use. Recognise it is unlikely that they will fit into the mainstream view of how things work as this is based on old perspectives so just anchor them as your reality and seek out those of like mind to associate with. The more you stay focussed on your reality the stronger it will grow.

Strong Foundations

The more our frequencies rise and the more light that we embody the stronger our energetic foundations need to be. Pay careful attention to your grounding every day, making sure that you are anchored into your earth star chakra and that you chakra system is functioning as optimally as it can. L

ook after your physical body as this layer of you is precious and important. The evolutionary changes we are currently orchestrating have to be anchored through physical bodies and this can be an energetically and physically demanding process. Listen to your body as it will tell you what it needs. Maybe more rest, a cleanse or different food than you have been used to eating might be important for a while. Everything that we put into our body has a frequency so choose carefully what you put into yours.

Negotiate the minefield of dietary information available these days with care as not all of it will align with your changing body and rising frequency. Let your heart and intuitive knowing be your guide to what will help you.

Let Old Stories Go

We all have parts of us that still have some connection into old timelines and realities but if we let them these will clear through very quickly in the new energy flow. Just observing the old ‘story’ without judgement is a very good starting place for this.

Notice the emotions and thought patterns that are associated with it but do your very best to avoid getting consumed by them. Notice what the trigger was that showed you the old story, thank it, but detach from it so that you have full ownership of the energies you want to uplift.

Sit with the old energies in your heart space and allow them to talk with you until they begin to lose their charge and dissipate. Use some essences to help with this process if needed.

Bleeding Heart Flowers

Essence Suggestions for January

Our essence suggestions this month are designed to help you with making new choices and continuing to let go of the old.

Permission to be Yourself

Staying in touch with your true self and allowing flow are all important as we give ourselves permission to live from the inside out.

Choose a Heart Connection Spray; living in love if you find yourself in need of some support to stay focussed in your heart. A Creativity; restoring individuality combination will help you to bring forward more of your true self and the gifts and talents that you brought with you into this lifetime.

A Brow Chakra combination will provide support with expanding your vision and inner knowing. Check out Soul Connection; enlightenment, or Causal Body to help you expand your connection to your multidimensional self and the expanded truth that it holds for this time now.

Strong Foundations

Here we are looking at the health and efficiency of the chakra system as being the backbone of your energetic foundations while you are in incarnation. The lower three chakras are particularly important here as none of the others can work to full capacity unless these provide a solid foundation.

Choose a Base Chakra combination to enhance physical wellbeing, grounding, and security. A Sacral Chakra combination will help to stabilise everyday emotions, enhance self-acceptance, and encourage greater creativity. While a Solar Plexus Chakra combination will help you to establish healthy boundaries and a positive expression of your own personal power and will - something that is so important for us to be able to bring more of our true self into our lives.

To enhance your anchor point with mother earth, check out an Earth Star combination or an Earth Connection Spray; strong foundations.

Lastly in this section remember to keep an Auric Protection Spray; safe boundaries, handy if you are easily influenced by the emotions and behaviours of those that you share life with. This combination is excellent at keeping you in your own energy field.

Let Old Stories Go

Essentially this is a question of raising our frequency so that we can see beyond the old story, whatever it might be. Often a simple way to do this is to take a well-chosen combination of Bach Flower Remedies to help dissipate what has been triggered off for you as quickly as possible.

Bach Flower Remedies are gentle acting essences that will very quickly pull you back into balance and help you to get a more detached perspective on the situation that you face.
They are best used in combinations of 7 or 8 essences and taken often and consistently over a period of time.

You can find out more about Bach Flower Remedies and the ones that might particularly help you on our website here; Crystal Herbs Bach Flower Remedies. Please do call us for assistance with choosing the best essences for your situation if you need to. We are always happy to help.

Lastly this month, here is a reminder of two of our Pure Vibrations Spray Collection that will help you to keep your vibrations high over the next few weeks. Check out Positive Vibrations; cleansing negativity and Energetic Alignment; soul connection to see which would most help you.

Special Offers

Special Offers for January

We have a new selection of special offers this month with each of the Essences and Sets below on special offer - with a discount of 20%.

Individual & Combination Essences

New Horizons Essence

New Horizons - 20% Discount

The New Horizons Essence is a really good combination for those who need help to initiate or support change in their lives. Perhaps experiencing a sense of stagnation or inability to see the bigger picture of life. This Essence helps you negotiate the challenges of change, encouraging a stronger connection with the ‘bigger picture’ of life and dissolving feelings of inertia & stagnation.

New Horizons | Divine Harmony Essences | from £5.00


Bleeding Heart Flowers

Bleeding Heart Essence - 20% Discount

The Bleeding Heart essence promotes feelings of inner harmony and peace. It does this through its ability to bring a higher understanding to any issue relating to the heart chakra. It is a particularly helpful essence if you feel an unhealthy emotional attachment to another person or situation or where there is buried emotional pain from a previous experience of loss.

Bleeding Heart Essence | Single Flower Essences | from £4.64


Inner Calm Essence

Healing Relationships - 20% Discount

This is a really good combination for if you have difficulty with intimate relationships, a lack of closeness and intimacy or an inability to trust in the relationship. It helps to promote greater intimacy & trust in relationships, dissolves defence patterns and supports the ability to build loving open hearted relationships.

Healing Relationships | Divine Harmony Essences | from £5.00


Throat Chakra Essence

Throat Chakra Essence - 20% Discount

This is a wonderful combination for self expression and is very helpful if you have difficulty knowing or expressing your truth, expressing yourself or expressing how you feel about things. It's also helpful if you feel withdrawn or feel that you have to put on a ‘brave face’ rather than express what's going on on the inside. Good for suppressed emotions, needs or creativity.

Throat Chakra Essence | Chakra Essences | from £5.00


Water Lily Flowers

Water Lily - 20% Discount

The Water Lily Essence works with deep feelings of isolation and loneliness. It helps to clear and release unexplained feelings of grief and sadness, feelings that you do not belong here and deep old heart chakra blocks and barriers. Water Lily gently dissolves these old patterns & energies, bringing understanding and the ability to reach out to others once again.

Water Lily Essence | Karmic Essences | From £4.60


Divine Mother Essence

Divine Mother Essence - 20% Discount

The nurturing, compassionate energy of the Divine Feminine is personified in the west by Mother Mary and in the east by Quan Yin. Call on the Divine Mother energy to help you to connect with and balance your own feminine energy. The energies of Divine Feminine & Divine Masculine must be balanced within each of us and within the Earth herself, before Peace & Harmony can be restored on Earth.

Divine Mother Essence | Archangel & Ascended Master Essences | from £4.60


Osteospermum Flower

Osteospermum - Flower Essence - 20% Discount

The Osteospermum flower essence helps you to receive and to open up to others and the universal flow of energy or abundance. This is a useful essence to take if you feel a sense of lack in your life, find it easier to give than to receive, or find it difficult to trust that your needs will be met.

Osteospermum Flower Essence | Flower Essences | From £4.64



Emerald Essence - 20% Discount

The energy of Emerald is helpful for all emotional issues that relate to the heart chakra. It is particularly useful in situations where these emotional issues are associated with difficulties with the father or a father figure. It helps to promote a greater acceptance of the masculine principal. It has a generally stabilising effect on the personality at an emotional level and can be supportive for those who easily get caught up in persistent patterns of thought.

Emerald Essence |Gem & Crystal Essences | from £4.64


Sets of Essences

Angel Essence Set Complete

Angel Essence Complete Set - 20% Discount

The Angel Essences help to create a bridge between your everyday world and that of the Angelic Realms. This beautiful set of all 20 Angel Essences - from the Angel of Abundance to the Angel of Wisdom - helps you to work with the divine frequencies of the Angels and their divine virtues. The set comes in an attractive card presentation box.

Angel Essence Complete Set | Angel Essences | from £72.00



Bach Set Self Select Set

Bach Flower Remedy Self Select Sets - 20% Discount

Our self select Bach Flower Remedy sets are an ideal starter or gift set. You can choose any 10 different Bach Flower Remedies for your set, which will come in an attractive card presentation box. Each remedy is at Stock Level and is handmade for you with love and care, helping to ensure that we provide you with the best possible quality of remedy.

10ml Bach Self Select Set | 25ml Bach Self Select Set | Bach Flower Remedies | From £29.60


All at 20% discount for the month: Crystal Herbs Special Offers

Latest News & More...

From Blame to Forgiveness

A field of Curcuma flowers

Here you can read Julia’s heartfelt story about the Higher Heart Chakra Essence and it has so many beautiful insights about the true nature of forgiveness and living from the heart. ‘I’m taking Higher Heart Chakra Essence for Self-Forgiveness. I’d been watching a medium in the US who does readings for people who were feeling regret and guilt, wishing they’d done things differently before their loved one had passed. It brought into my consciousness many things in my past that I felt regret and guilt about, where I’d been full of self-reproach.’ Read more about how this essence is helping her to experience self-forgiveness and compassion instead of guilt, blame and self-reproach.

From Blame to Forgiveness

Essences for Doubt and Uncertainty

Close up of Honesty flowers

New! We've added a new page to our Essences & Themes Explorer for 'Doubt and Uncertainty '. Here you can find a full list of all of the Essences that we offer that work with these issues, from combinations, to single flower & crystal essences. If it is an issue that you are working with or have clients that are working with, this makes a great resource of helpful essences.

Essences for Doubt and Uncertainty

Catherine Keattch

Well, that’s it from us, it just remains for us to wish you a wonderful month of flow & creativity and to send you all our love with the reminder to contact us if you need further help or support on your journey.


With Peace & Love,


Catherine, Sam & All at Crystal Herbs

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