Wise Woman Radio: Susun Weed Interviews Me

I was recently interviewed by Susun Weed, herbalist, author and founder of the Wise Woman University and just had to share! Wise Woman Radio Interview

Susun Weed, also known as the Grandmother of the Herbal Renaissance in America is an amazing and strong woman who has developed her healing practice in honour of Wise Woman Wisdom. She has written many books and offers all kinds of classes both on her land in upstate New York and through correspondence.

Early in 2010 Susun Weed started an online university called the Wise Woman University where I am offering a lunar based 4 week course which begins each New Moon and is called Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul. Susun and I discuss my course (which had not yet started at the time of the interview) and my soon-to-be published eBook titled The Goddess Zodiac Playbook.

The print above is titled Beebalm and comes from my Fairy Herbal Healing Series which I later developed into a deck of 89 oracle cards that I incorporate into Soul Readings.

A Crystal Reading for Claudi

What is a Crystal Reading? This reading is designed specifically around the healing and guiding messages received from stones and crystals that call out to me in response to your energy and your question or issue. I will suggest ways for you to work with these stones along with detailed information about their metaphysical and healing purposes emailed to you in pdf form. How is it done? I work to prepare myself energetically and physically through yoga, meditation and chakra balancing. I work with healing crystals and oracle cards of my own design in response to your questions. I request from Spirit an open heart and a clear channel to provide you with information that is only of the highest, deepest and most profound good for your soul. My style of reading is honest, down-to earth, and informative.

About Long Distance Readings: My preferred mode of reading someone's soul-energy is via distance - this allows me to focus on you, your spirit and your guides in a focused way clear of distractions. Each reading involves preparations such as meditation and yoga to help me focus. I will often pull healing stones and a card(s) from one of my four self-designed and painted oracle card decks, but unlike a tarot reading I will not actually look at the card until after your reading is finished. The card imagery and description often serve to accentuate and emphasize certain points in your reading and along with the healing stones may also give you some more tools to work with on your own after the reading is over.

A 1 Question Crystal Reading for Claudi

*This reading was published with kind permission from Claudi.

This reading is in response to your question: What I was hoping for was direction on what kind of crystal I could use for a pendant to wear all the time. But, I am open to whatever comes. I don't like to get to specific about what I WANT....I'd rather be open to what needs to be, is that alright?

- During the first part of your reading I felt all kinds of distractions pulling at you!

- I also felt the balancing, healing, strong, clear pull of Yellow Citrine (a Citrine point) along with Jade coming into your reading to help you out. I recommend holding the Citrine in your right hand and the Jade in your left hand.

- Now we can splash and play!

Citrine (yellow-gold) is reminding you to open yourself to guidance and to the Divine Will. Remember, you will manifest whatever it is that you hold foremost in your mind and energy. Are your words and actions consistent with what you want to create?

Green Jade is an Earth element stone in all respects, promoting the flow of money, fertility, and abundance into one’s life. It represents harmony and happiness in business and family relationships and is an excellent stone to use in one’s office or home environment to promote harmonious energy. It reminds one to smell the flowers, touch someone you love, and share your abundant heart with others. Affirmation: I love life, and it flows through me in ever-greater abundance.

- I also feel that working with Aqua Aura (just one piece of it) will be helpful for you!

Aqua Aura Quartz calms the emotional body, allowing one to witness one’s various emotional states without being pulled into identifying with them.

I also turn to my brand new Petrified Wood Sphere to gain more insight and I feel as though we step back in time to when you were just a child. I sense crying. You are feeling that you aren’t a kid anymore and that you have a lot to give – you want to help! You seem frustrated and I hear you thinking, “I’ll show them” (those nasty ol grownups!) So you decide that when you grow up you’ll be powerful. This may be where the first spark of metaphysical yearnings came to you.

- You always had so much more to give and you long to be recognized and seen for who you really are.

- I also suggest working with a Herkimer Diamond.

Herkimer Diamonds are great to carry with you when you feel the need of an extra boost of energy. They will help to keep you happy! They are also helpful when used for dreaming purposes to initiate conscious out of the body experiences or to help you accurately recall your dreams.

- I do sense that you are quite particular.

Now it’s time for a Soul Card for you so I pull a card from my Lefty Oracle deck and it is called “Choice”.

This Lefty is saying to you, “Turn around Claudi, see yourself, see how glorious and how strong you are now. What more do you want, dear one?”

Next, a gemstone called Lepidolite speaks out:

This is the stone for you.

It opens to the moonlight.

It speaks to the Goddess.

It allows your soul to speak.

And your soul is singing

And your soul is guiding you.

Lepidolite (lavender and pink) helps release karmic suffering and promotes acceptance, calm, trust in life, and trust in the Goddess.

I also suggest working with an Amethyst Cluster (for your left hand) – it will help take you to purpley, silvery, faery-like places.

- You can lie down with the Amethyst and the Lepidolite and then envision a plain oval stone lying on your power chakra (the 3rd chakra located above your naval). This stone is an opening for you

– it will help you open up to your inner light, to release it, like a shock of bright yellow light.

- This is a time of awakening for you.

- Your eyes are wide open now – you are fully awake and present.

Which stone for a pendant?

(For some reason I hear the name ‘Hans’ – is it someone from your past?)

I also pull a card for you to help with this question and it is called “Fairy in the Raw”.

- I see a strange sort of yellow fish/bird swimming/flying towards you!

I see you wearing a necklace with Aqua Aura, Amethyst and Herkimer Diamonds. This necklace will resonate with you on an Angelic level and help you with focus, clarity and Higher Purpose.

You are the Goddess. I pull a Goddess card for you and it is called “Brigid – Scorpio Goddess”.

Brigid is one of the greatest of all Celtic goddesses. She is a divine feminine force, symbolized by the inspirational fire of creativity. Her name means “bright arrow,” or “the bright one” and no man was ever allowed within her sanctuary.

Scorpio turns us inward and deepens our bravery, curiosity and focus.

Scorpio Resources: emotional stamina and a taste for intensity.

- You are the Goddess, secure in the knowing of your power. Blessed Be.

I’m ending your reading by sending you sparkly blessings of clarity, strength and focus.

Claudi's Comments:

I have been so distracted with many different things - I feel like a hummingbird that can't quite decide which flower to go to. There are too many of them and they all call to me at once. I realize that my mind is not settled and I am going to need to calm down and deal with each thing, one at a time, finish it then go on to the next one. It is something I get caught in sometimes. I think I will commit to a specific time for meditating and make sure all the distractions are put aside.

Aqua Aura - This is actually the first time I have heard of this crystal. I have a need to work on not taking reactions personally in a certain aspect of my life. That has been a struggle.

"As myself as a child" - There is a long road with that one. I understand exactly what the meaning of your references are. As far as being recognized and seen for who I really am.... sadly, that would not be happening within my childhood family. Within my own and extended family I believe that it is very possible.

Am I particular? I would yes. But not snotty or high maintenance particular - at least I don't think so, (but don't mention it to my husband)!

Thank you for reminding me about not being so self absorbed. I need to remember all that I have all the time.
Hans? I have never met a Hans in this life. But the name does resonate with me, so I think it is in a past life. That would be interesting to find out.

I love "Fairy in the Raw". I love natural things: raw crystals, raw soil waiting to be planted, and old, rustic bits of things attract me. All my furniture is old and weathered. I like being natural.

The Lepidolite - " ....silvery, fairy-like places." That is right from my first soul reading. Those are my wonderful spirit guides (mercurial, quicksilver like guides and also my castle and the fairy princess from that reading). You have to love them for their tenacity. And I love the moonlight and the night. As odd as it sounds, I get depressed with too much sunlight. You will find me longing for nighttime or soft cloudy days.

The strange sort of yellow fish/bird swimming/flying...I wonder if it could be something like the yellow butterflies that I see everywhere?

I will be studying the Goddess Brigid from my books. I am looking forward to that. I have never really focused on one goddess.

And, finally the crystals for my pendant. Won't they make a lovely one! All three are on the Kacha website by the way. I have sent them a request for a design with those three if their designer returns. Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope. How exciting!

Thank you for this reading. It has been helpful in many ways. I would highly recommend it for anyone needing beneficial guidance. You are in my thoughts.

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A Healing Message Soul Reading

This is an actual real life example of one of my Healing Message Soul Readings. My wish is that it will help others understand my style of reading and perhaps, through osmosis even absorb some of the healing information within. What is A Healing Message Soul Reading?

This reading is designed to offer you healing guidance in your time of need. I will be incorporating healing messages, positive affirmations, visualizations and prayers designed specifically to address your concerns and issues. I believe we all have the power to heal ourselves body, mind and soul and my greatest wish is that this reading will encourage you to take the steps necessary to empower yourself in a healing and positive way.

This reading offers you a more hands-on healing approach then my other readings because you are given specific tools and exercises to enhance your innate healing abilities.

A Healing Message Soul Reading

*This reading is being shared with client permission* The card I pulled for you in response to your upcoming breast biopsy examination is from my Lefty Oracle deck and is called “Alice lives here now.”

Because the Lefty cards were all drawn with my non-dominant left hand, the ‘intuitive’ hand (controlled by my right brain) they do not come with any kind of written interpretation. That part is up to you. Go with your intuition and trust whatever images, thoughts or feelings come up in relation to this card. It’s time to trust yourself and put your intuition to work - Go!

I chose a gemstone called Chrysocolla for your reading to assist us in going to a deeper more spiritual plane of inner knowing so we can access your quiet inner depths. You can also work with this stone on your own as well. I recommend holding one stone in each hand or visualizing a deep lake-blue-turquoise and forest green color surrounding and protecting you.

Chrysocolla also helps in the releasing of grief, sadness and fear from the emotional body as well as helping to promote feelings of joy, certainty, and peace. It teaches one about letting go, surrendering pain and releasing worry to universal love.

I also want to welcome one of your Spirit Guides who has just shown up. She is a Native American Shaman.

A Healing Exercise for you: Please feel free to lie down or sit in a comfortable chair while allowing yourself to feel the cool, calming and refreshing energy of the colors and stones we have chosen to work with wash over you. Also, try and imagine yourself spending time beside, or within a cool, clear waterfall in a deep green forest.

Feel yourself relax and allow the green-blue healing vibrations of your chosen stones/colors penetrate every pore and cell of your body, filling your very being with peace and calm.

You can also cross your hands over your heart and bow your head in prayer while repeating this affirmation:

"I am whole and holy."

Now form your hands into prayer, relax and just let go of everything; all your worries, thoughts and concerns.

Affirmations: "I am _____________ "(state your name.) "I know I will be okay."

Now breathe deeply. Your Guide and I are using a blue feather and an owl feather to brush away all your worry and concerns by using our feathers to just brush the energy surrounding your body out and away from your entire body – we work in a circle all around you using our feathers. Feel a cooling, healing breath of fresh air all over your body.

I pulled another card for you from my Goddess Zodiac Power Deck and she is called “The Aquarian Goddess – Ix Chel.

Ix Chel Among the Maya of the Yucatan peninsula, this was the name of the snake-goddess of water and the moon, of childbirth and weaving. This night-riding goddess spent her energies in nursing the women of earth through pregnancy and labor and taking special care of those who visited her sacred island of Cozumel.

Some Goddess Guidance for you: Keep your fire and your strength burning. Feel your strength and your femininity working together.


"I am perfect just as I am." "I know grace." "I have seen Goddess and I know I am loved in every fiber of my being."

Blessed Bee.

And to end your healing session I chose a card from my Fairy Herbal Healing Deck and it is called “Meadowsweet.”

Meadowsweet or “Queen of the Meadow” has long been sacred to various Goddesses, and later was sometimes connected with the Virgin Mary. You can work with an image of this flower by holding it in your mind’s eye and feeling it’s soothing qualities of strength and softness. Feel strong and flexible but not rigid. (This herbal information is from the book “An Astrological Herbal for Women” by Elisabeth Brooke.)

**I spoke with my client shortly after her reading and she told me that the visualizations and affirmations had been very helpful and calming for her during her biopsy, and that all had gone well. Many months later she emailed me to let me know that: "It was so very helpful to me…and I’ll admit that I continue to use the imagery of the waterfall in the deep forest as a source of comfort."

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