I'm Angel, the creator of Holistic Fashionista Magazine and the 'lil tattooed lady behind this botanica. However, you'll soon discover that I'm actually not very wild as my appearance may have lead you to believe. So I'll start with the facts and we'll take it from there.
First, I’ll start by being completely transparent: I’m a workaholic. It’s not something I’m particularly proud of, but it’s the truth.
Let me break it down for you from an astrological standpoint of how my botanica really came to be, and whom I really created it for, and you'll discover I just might be a lot like you (or if you're lucky, you're not like me at all! wink!)
Firstly, I’m Capricorn with Virgo rising and moon. If you know even a little bit about astrology, you know this makes me a triple earth sign. That’s a whole lot of earth bouncing around my blood and a whole heck of a lot of practicality bursting at the seams. On the flipside, this also invites stubbornness, hard to get to know intimately, and an insatiable appetite that has a "my way or the highway" attitude.
Yeah, my shadow side isn't pretty.
Capricorn’s are ruled by the planet Saturn (Mr. Crack-the-Whip), and they are known for their ambition and I don't say this lightly. They are incredibly ambitious!
A true Capricorn LOVES to work. (If you’re a Capricorn and you don’t love to work, then you’ve got some other signs dominating your chart). It consumes them. It inspires them. It keeps them from falling into their depressive states, for which they are known for. But moreover, they are the sign in the zodiac that feels like themselves in their own skin when they are working.
(Just check out this list of famous Cappy's: Kate Spade, Pat Benatar, Diane von Furstenberg, Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jim Carrey, Diane Keaton, Muhammad Ali, J.D. Salinger, Dolly Parton, Betty White, Janice Joplin, Michelle Obama, Patti Smith, Kate Moss, Annie Lennox)
If there were one thing all these people have in common, it's they are/were extremely successful because of their love for their work.
If you’re into astrology, you might be thinking, but what about Taurus? They're hardworkers. And what about Virgo? They're the most organized!
Don't get me wrong, these earth signs are little worker bees too! However, here's the difference. Taurus first true love is success and Virgo just wants to feel accomplished.
But it is the insatiable Capricorn who simply lives to “work”.
I'm sure right about now, you're thinking, "Wow! I'm so glad I'm not a Capricorn! LOL." Trust me, I feel you there!
My point is, workaholism might be considered a disease to many, but for a true Capricorn it’s a way of life.
Just like any zodiac sign, there is a shadow side, a dark and hidden self that rears its head from time to time. (If you’re more advanced in astrology, you already know that everyone has Capricorn in their chart somewhere. So don't think it's just me!)
If you know which house Capricorn rules in your chart, then get prepared. What you will find is what may feel like an uphill battle is merely Mr. Saturn cracking his whip to push you to work hard in that area of your life so he can rewards you fruitfully. Trust me when I say, he will reward you GREATLY. More on that as we get to know each other better.)
Back to my chart... My sixth house is ruled by Capricorn. In astrology, the sixth house rules your health, the daily dealings of life, and our bodies.
Because Mr. Saturn rules Capricorn, and Capricorn rules my sixth house it means:
I’m going to have a lifelong battle with health issues unless I “crack the whip” and make my health a priority.
If I do, Saturn will reward my hard work in this area with physical (and material) rewards. And for a Saturn-ruled workaholic, the last thing Cappy wants to do is stop working to deal with her health. It's a catch-22!
Saturn can be one intimidating mofo when he doesn't get what he wants and he keeps pushing. He wants me to make health a priority-- not just to learn about the mind, body, and spirit, but to put this knowledge into practice. And that's where the big light went off in my head.
I HAD to create this botanica. I had to create it for me and my health. I know that sounds a little selfish in the grand scheme of things, but I struggled with a 22 year battle with psoriasis (which I’m proud to say is healed), that wouldn't have healed if I didn't become obsessive about healing my skin. And that’s just one of the health problems I’ve endured.
Acne, extreme grievance, and hair loss have also been the bain of my existence. And being an empath, which I attribute to my anxiety and panick attacks since my mid-twenties, has literally crushed me on more occasions than I’d care to admit.
If you or someone you care about had struggled with health issues, you know what I'm talking about when I say, "Health issues are the worst!" It's true what they say, if you don't have your health, what do you have? Not much.
I’ll be the first one to admit, my workaholism definitely perpetuates the problem, but what’s a Capricorn to do? I love to work!
I’ll tell you what I did. I made my healing journey part of my life's work. You know you've encountered your Higher Calling when what you're suppose to be doing with your life keeps showing up in your life-- it'll keep shining a big bright light on it until you see it for what it is.
There were really only two choices: either be sick and not be able to work OR make healing my work. After all, either way you look at it, Capricorns are going to work and I sure as hell wasn’t about to give up on my first love!😜
Over the past decade, I’ve received a bunch of certification in holistic health, but it has been my love for astrology that has truly sculpted my craft as a healer and apothecary.
What you’ll find in my botanica are self-care rituals with a cosmic spin. Every ritual you'll find here, I’ve practiced personally and I’m always adding to new ones to my self-care goodie bag.
My hope with my botanica is that you'll heal yourself; you'll learn how to manifest your wishes with the help of my potions and spells because when you're in turn with your body, you manifest CRAZY FAST-- and of course I hope you fall in love with your own birthchart in the process too!
From my love for astrology, to my obsession for learning, and my deep desire to create (translation: work), I’ve created a shop filled with self-care rituals that have helped me to commit to my health and self-healing (and I'm not going to lie, I know Mr. Saturn will reward be greatly with material rewards if I stick to the plan!)
After all, manifesting your wishes starts with a self-care plan that nourishes your subconscious mind, cleanses your third eye and your soul.
I’m honored to work for you while I take care of me so we both can live exceptional lives with the zodiac and self-care as our mentors.