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#005: Your lunar cycle basics & a playlist to inspire

#005: Your lunar cycle basics & a playlist to inspire
Emailed: January 19th, 2023

It’s okay to be in the mind – but you’ve got to balance it with the body and soul. 

That’s authenticity.

This Saturday January 21st, the new moon falls in Aquarius, a sign which rules several magical things including innovation, technology, and astronomy.

 In honour of the Aquarian new moon, we’ve included an astronomy #essentialelement for you : the very basics of the lunar cycle.

A reminder to use your #rockwithcare and #stixandstones during this time to enhance your new moon reflections.

Basics of the lunar cycle  

Full Moon (time for action)

Every 28'ish days, the full moon encourages action.

2 weeks later...

New Moon (time for reflection)

Every 28'ish days, the new moon encourages reflection. An easy way to notice a new moon is when there is no visible moonlight in our atmosphere.   

Repeat x 12/13 times per year

a circular diagram explaining the lunar cycle

The new moon this month is particularly significant to many in the world.


The day after the new moon marks the beginning of Chinese New Year - a celebration that will last for 2 weeks, until the full moon.

Happiness and Prosperity to all!


The playlist cover for Grounded 1002's Spotify playlist called "Songs You Should Know""

Before Saturday's Aquarian new moon, we recommend our Spotify playlist “Songs You Should Know.”

Every song signifies something innovative for either the artist, the team behind the song, the genre, or a larger community.

A few of these tracks may inspire you.



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On the November full moon, we launched #stixandstones, an organic and sustainable Palo Santo collection offering over 100 doses of plant medicine benefits.  Used by shamans and spiritual communities for centuries, scientists are now rapidly discovering the therapeutic, medicinal, and practical uses of Palo Santo - and we are here to educate.

If you are new to Palo Santo, the active constituents of the 'holy wood' include several monoterpenes, which not only act as air purifiers and deodorizers due to their antibacterial and antiviral properties, but they also offer uplifting effects known to alleviate stress and anxiety. Simply smelling the wood releases neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin, while stimulating the release of endorphins. Burning the wood for a dose, does more.

The 24-page booklet included with #stixandstones offers customers the intel they need to have a beautiful experience with the product. We are describing Palo Santo in a way no one else is. “For starters, we think of our Palo Santo as an essential oil in stick format. You can sniff the product to get the olfactory benefits, or you can take a dose of the product. Repeatedly.” An excerpt from page 4 of the booklet.

We tested over 20 varieties of Palo Santo from different forests before landing on the 3 distinct varieties selected for the first batch of #stixandstones.

Every batch will source different SERFOR certified Palo Santo coming from protected forests across South America. The soil, climate, and environment impact the look and smell of the holy wood called Palo Santo and Grounded 1002 is excited for its customers to experience the variety.

Not only are we sourcing high resin wood with no added chemicals, we are also teaching our community how to ‘dose’ in a sustainable way.

Retailing at 18.45 GBP, each dose costs less than 20 pence - a steal for a tool that offers so much for the mind, body, and soul. 

a woman blowing off a palo santo stick to release the smoke

Grounded 1002 promotes an #intuitivelifestyle, creates experiences, and is a store. Our mission is to be a gateway for people being a better version of themselves. We believe the #essentialelement is to #rockwithcare. After all, we know that the nursery rhyme #stixandstones wasn’t entirely true. Every product and experience we offer is meant to be additive – whether used just once or on a daily basis.

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