by Theresa | Nov 8, 2021 | Apothecary, Protective Balms, Strega Tree, Theresa C. Dintino
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, especially in the U.S. where we just “turned our clocks back” then you cannot but notice that we have entered the time of darkness. Though the shortest day of the year is December 21, November often feels like the darkest month. Time to slow down and welcome the dark. Traditionally this is done by bringing in the light: lighting candles, putting up twinkly lights, but how about sitting with the dark in the dark and letting it greet your own dark? How about acknowledging the dark with dark instead of light?
by Strega Tree Apothecary | Oct 18, 2021 | Apothecary, Books, Guided Meditation Journeys, Inner Earth Blends, Protective Balms, Strega Tree, Tree Resins, Wedeme, Wedeme Heart BlendsAll this talk about holiday shortages and supply chain blues. There are plenty of small businesses who have plenty of stock: including us. Why not think about gifting someone a metaphysical healing this holiday season? Strega Tree Apothecary has ritual based remedies...
by Theresa | Mar 16, 2020 | Annie Dintino, Janarra Rising Celtic Knotwork, Strega Tree, The Strega Lineage, Theresa C. Dintino, Trees
The Cimaruta is an ancient symbol and charm that represents the Streghe/Janarre (Italian medicine) lineage and is also seen to be a potent tool against the evil eye.
The symbol is a stylized sprig of the rue plant (ruta) with various charms hanging off of it, all representative of the craft in varying ways. On the Strega Tree Apothecary’s cimaruta logo hangs the moon, a key, the snake and a flower. We chose these for our logo as they represent the powers that we work with.
Theresa and Annie are a direct descendants of a Strega lineage through their great and great-great-grandmother on their father/grandfather’s Italian side This ancestress is a powerful ally in our work. All Strega Tree diviners are initiated into this lineage since they are initiated through Theresa, Annie or one of her mentees. Janarra is the deeper layer of this lineage.
by Strega Tree Apothecary | Jul 29, 2019 | Apothecary, Protective Balms, Rituals to do on your own, Strega Tree
According to Italian folk belief, il malocchio, the evil eye, can afflict anyone at any time, in any place. One can never be too careful. Believed to be a common cause of distress—physical, spiritual and emotional—it often needs addressing. It is believed to be caused primarily by jealousy which in the Strega tradition is seen to be the root of all trouble: jealousy and envy.