August’s New Moon in Virgo

by Heather B.

August 27, 2022

August 27th, 2022

With characteristics like productivity, efficiency, organization and strategic planning… Coupled with, dare we say it, (GASP) perfectionist tendencies, Virgo energy can get an undeserved rap for being (YAWN) boring, dull and frankly, (YIKES) a hell of alot of work.

If the idea of hunkering down into any of these vibes leaves you feeling sweaty and anxious, you are not alone!

It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed, stressed-out and disorganized jumping into fall – there’s the end of summer vacations, returns to work, the back to school rush, kids activities and wintertime preparations, to name only a few.


Just SAYIN’ it I feel exhausted! We all know these things don’t just magically happen overnight – they take massive amounts of time, energy and planning to come together. This is where Virgo’s stabilizing energy can be a Universal lifeline when harnessed and directed with some conscious intention and a healthy dose of self-compassion.

The secret power of the Virgo season is the ability to lean into the balance of her earthy energy, and let yourself be drawn into the calmness and self-assured nature of all the groundedness she provides.

After the ease and flow of the last few months, we can sometimes forget how comforting it is to be more deeply rooted into our homes, our families, our passions, our work and even our relationships, as we begin to feel more steady and anchored.

With the dog days of summer now upon us, and we prepare to lean back into the structure that fall so warmly bestows on us – a little groundedness can feel reassuring and heartwarming.

The trick is to not let Virgo’s strong urge to create a false ideal of “perfection” get in the way of living our (HONESTLY) sometimes chaotic, sometimes messy, sometimes downright emotional lives.

Adapt as you have to and reassure yourself that you are doing the best you can with the resources you have available to yourself.

Plan (and pre-plan) as best you can, try and implement structure to create a better, more organized flow for yourself and your family, but don’t go crazy or be too hard on yourself or others. In our honest thinking, we ALL know that adding fuel to the fire only creates a build-up of pressure – and that’s no good for no one, imma right?!


Exciting Clinic Updates!

Psychology Services Scheduling Updates!

Wednesday evenings now available for both In-Person or Online Psychology Sessions!

The Garden is thrilled to announce that our Registered Psychologist/ Certified Hakomi Therapist Kelley Mitchell, M.Ed. @wholesoulpsycology is expanding her schedule to continue supporting our patients!

In Kelley’s words:

“I am a holistic psychologist who supports the whole person from self-discovery through transformation.”

Kelley’s areas of specializations include:

  • mindfulness
  • supporting mind/body connection
  • self-esteem
  • self-compassion
  • interpersonal relationships
  • work-life balance
  • life transitions
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • stress/tension
  • trauma

My focus is supporting individuals in growing self-acceptance, compassion, and confidence, which ultimately lead to personal empowerment. Through a holistic psychology, mindfulness, and body-aware approach, I support you in experimenting with creating the life you desire, one choice at a time. Within the collaborative therapeutic relationship, I honor your internal wisdom and creativity, which are central in guiding your self-discovery and healing.

I love helping people discover and step into their authentic selves. We work as a team to help you transform behaviors, thoughts, and beliefs that limit you. I can help you learn how to set healthy boundaries, learn how to say yes or no while remaining connected to yourself, and learn how to speak up for yourself while honoring your relationships with others.

The ultimate goal of this kind of therapy is the discovery of the possible, the transformation of limiting self-imposed beliefs, and the empowerment which results from new freedom and new options.

Interested in booking with Kelley?

Her schedule is currently live and available through our online booking system


Cosmetic Acupuncture Announcement!

It’s FINALLY HERE!!! After much anticipation and excitement, you can expect to see Cosmetic Acupuncture on our list of Varied Services at The Garden. (AND YES, YOU CAN USE YOUR BENEFITS FOR THIS!!!)

Using our gorgeous and fully organic luxury skincare line, Communion Botanicals, Registered Acupuncturists Kiera Gadallah, R. Ac and Heather Bracken, R. Ac have created multiple offerings to meet all your skincare needs.

If you would like to be on our special mailing list for early access to these Cosmetic Acupuncture appointments, please respond to this email letting us know you would like to be added to the list!


Please consider being proactive about booking your appointments in advance as we move into fall.

From now until February is our busiest time of year with all our wonderful patients trying to get back into their regular routines and use up their remaining insurance benefits for the year.

If you are on a maintenance protocol with Acupuncture, Massage, Reiki, Psychology or all of the above, pre-booking assures that you get the appointments slots you require and keeps you engaged in your healing journey!


Heather Bracken, H.H.P., R. Ac.

Heather it the owner of The Garden Holistic as well as Acupuncturist, Holistic Health & Reiki Practitioner. Specializing in mental health, women’s health & chakra-based Acupuncture and Reiki exploration.

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