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Growing Joy with Plants - Wellness Rooted in Nature

Maria Failla- Happy Plant Lady and Author of Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness



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Plant Magic: How to Be a Green Witch

• 79 min

Do you ever wish you could invite a little more magic into your life? As fall approaches and the spooky season of Halloween is upon us, many of us long to connect with something… mystical. But magic doesn’t have to be complicated or even supernatural, plant friends. The energy of nature that surrounds us every day provides plenty of opportunity for wonder, spiritual connection, and manifestation! To guide us, I’ve invited my dear friend Rachael Cohen, who is a wonderful example of a modern green witch. While terms like "witch" can carry a stigma, Rachael shows how nature offers a portal to our intuition, healing, and inner wisdom. In this episode, we learn:[07:25] Rachael’s journey to becoming the “Green Witch”[12:54] How did making art with succulents help Rachael find peace?[15:18] Get a free engraving with code 'growingjoy' at Wind River Chimes[19:29] Complex history behind the term “witch”[21:54] How does Rachael define a witch?[27:24] What is magic?[29:21] What does it look like to be a “Green Witch”?[30:30] Where can you find top-tier houseplants grown in the state-of-the-art European greenhouse?[33:09] Connection between seasons, menstrual cycles, elements, and spirituality[36:48] How do green witches use the cycles of the moon?[39:06] New moon vs full moon and the different energies they release[42:00] Try to read The Farmer’s Almanac to learn more about the moon[47:37] How does Rachael work with plants as a green witch? (active plant magic vs passive plant magic)[48:31] Different energies and creation of herbal teas[52:41] How to identify the uses of herbs[55:57] What makes people choose tinctures over teas?[57:41] Spells can include rhymes, but intention matters more than words[01:01:27] How do you create a spell bag for financial abundance?[01:04:18] Should planting intention spells align with the new or full moon?[01:05:50] Strategic plant placement impacts energy flow based on Feng Shui and yin/yang qualities (aka passive plant magic)[01:11:58] Working with seasons and elements[01:16:26] Where can you find Rachael on social media? Mentioned in our conversation:Growing Joy Episode 60: Live Taping! DIY Succulent Crowns With Infinite SucculentGrowing Joy Episode 165: Everyday Plant Magic With Rachael Of Infinite SucculentRachael’s book Everyday Plant Magic: Change Your Life Through the Magical Energy of NatureRachael’s book Infinite Succulent: Miniature Living Art to Keep or ShareJulia Cameron’s book The Artist’s WayArin Murphy-Hiscock’s book The Green WitchJuliet Diaz's booksThe Farmers’ Almanac For a deeper dive into plant magic and natural energies,check out the full show notes and blog here! Thank you to our episode sponsors:Wind River ChimesBring more peace, serenity, and magic into your home with chimes. Wind River is a Virginia-based company creating premium handcrafted and hand-tuned wind chimes for over 35 years. If you are looking for a new way to grow joy in your life and find a moment of peace, a Wind River chime is the perfect addition to your home or garden. Plus, it's a perfect personalized gift for your loved ones! Visit and use code GROWINGJOY to receive free engraving on all Corinthian Bells wind chimes. Territorial Seed CompanyAre you ready for the fall gardening season? Skip the lines at the garden center and let Territorial Seed Company deliver top-of-the-line, healthy and hardy plants right to your door. They have a great line of pre-grown plants, an expansive seed catalog, and over 40 years of experience delivering the best seeds and plants for everyone's garden. Whether you are looking for leafy veggies, flowers or edible plants in either seed or seedling form, Territorial Seed Company has your back. Get 10% off by visiting - discount applied at checkout. Proven WinnersIf you want to have success with houseplants, you’ve got to have two things: the knowledge to care for them successfully and

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