A Language of Archetypal processes that helps Practitioners more effectively understand their clients peculiarities and attend to their needs

This is a dynamic and fun training that helps engaged participants embody the understanding of the Archetypal Principles of the Western Astrology Natural Zodiac

A dynamic program, comprising several tools and materials, enabling you to use your client's Astrological Birth Chart to better understand their personal characteristics, challenges and gifts

A Dynamic, Playful and Creative way of learning Western Astrology

  • A Symbolic Language

    The Western Astrology Archetypal Language of Symbols is seen in correlation with the Archetypal Language of Flower Essences

  • Embodied Understanding

    Each Archetypal element is experienced in Somatic, Symbolic and Visual ways, leading to an embodied acquisition of knowledge

  • Acquired and Applied

    Each piece of understanding is shared in ways that can be more effectively memorized and directly applied in your Flower Essence practice

Western Astrology for Flower Essence Practitioners - a Foundational Base

Throughout the Program, Astrological Language will be correlated with Flower Essence Language

  • XII Astrological Signs and their Archetypal and Seasonal Expression

  • 4 Elements as seen in the Western Astrology Tradition

  • Luminaries and Planets - unique expression and embodied approach

  • Moon Signs - each placement's unique needs for immediate application

  • House Placements and Aspects - Chart Configurations

  • How it all comes together - the Birth Chart at a first glance

FAQ About Methodology and Results

  • What do you mean by an Embodied Understanding?

    In this program, most of the understanding will be drawn from what already lives within us. We will experience each Archetypal expression through gestures, physical movement and the whole range of sensorial experiences. We will also experience Archetypal passages and qualities through myths, stories and information. All of this helps us acquire this knowledge in ways that are so embodied, that we will never forget!

  • Astrology Language and Flower Essence Language as Archetypal Languages: can you give us an example on how they correlate?

    In Western Astrology, we have the Archetype of the Sun, that is related to the embodiment of a healthy sense of radiant individuality. The Sunflower flower essence has a Signature, a gesture, that is archetypally related to the expression of a healthy Sun. This is just one example. As we practice the Archetypal language of Western Astrology we will be prompted to make our own associations and come up with correlations and applications of Flower Essences to many specific instances and states.

  • Will correlations be made between essences and Signs, Elements, etc?

    Rather than offering tables with pre-made correlations between essences and Signs, Elements, Planets, etc, our intention is to offer you the means for you to build your own embodied understanding. As we move through each step, we will all be prompted to make spontaneous correlations, seeing specific applications of flower essences for each issue or instance.

  • What is the goal of this Program?

    The intention of this Program is to enable participants to have the Birth Chart as a side tool as they work with clients. It is a Program for Flower Essence Practitioners who want to understand how the Archetypal language of Astrology correlates with the Language of Flower Essences

  • Can I get answers to specific Questions?

    While this is a highly dynamic and interactive Program that includes generous time for questions and answers, we will not do chart readings per se. There will be fruitful interaction between participants and more experienced mentors who will join the group as volunteers, making it likely that everyone's understanding will be enriched.

  • When I conclude this module, what will I be able to accomplish?

    You will be familiar with the foundational elements of an Astrological Chart, able to recognize its placements, symbols and glyphs. You will know how to evaluate your client's 4 Elements predominance and observe the relevance of a number of key chart features. And you will have a good grasp of their Moon Sign needs

Class Materials and Resources

This Program provides you with several tables, diagrams, and handouts, that you can download and print, for ongoing use in your Flower Essence Practice

  • Visual Learning

    Your will become familiarized and will gradually memorize the Icons, and Symbols as a result of constant exposure to visual & graphic materials

  • Foundational Class Notes

    A set of illustrated Foundational Class Notes is provided in PDF form, with detailed instructions and alternative options of getting a finely printed

  • Tables and Charts

    The many tables and charts that comprise the class materials allow you to experience the Program in ways that are beautiful, productive and fun

We will practice this Language for 12 Months

This Program is comprised of 12 Monthly Live Sessions that will be recorded and available for replay. 

We will work together in interactive ways, and will have homework activities assigned to us in between classes. The conceptual learning pieces will be edited in separate videos you can replay for your study.  

Dates and Times (save these to your Calendar)

Our Training Sessions will happen between 10:00 am and 12:00 PST:

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Tuesday December 13, 2022

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Who can Benefit from this Program?

  • Flower Essence Practitioners interested in Archetypal Language

    If you are a Flower Essence Practitioner who wants to go deeper in understanding the Soul Journey and its Archetypal Passages, you can benefit from embodying this glossary of Archetypal Soul experiences

  • Birth Chart seen as a tool to better understand your client's needs

    This Program offers you a foundational framework that allows you to use your client's Birth Chart as a source for understanding the unique nature of their foundational needs and unique ways to communicate with them

  • Beginners and Experienced Practitioners can benefit from the Program

    This Program offers an opportunity for a lively and playful exchange between Essence Practitioners and volunteer Astrology Practitioners who will join us, contributing with their wisdom, experience and perspective.

Is this 1st Module enough on its own? Will this Program continue?

  • We begin with Module 1 - but will there be follow up modules?

    The 12 Sessions of Module 1 will offer all the Foundational Elements. A follow up Module may be created if there is request from a group that wants to continue deepening their studies and application of their knowledge in their Flower Essence Therapy Practice.

  • After attending this Module, should I continue studying on my own?

    The study of Western Astrology and the Natural Zodiac is a lifelong adventure, that keeps being added to as we move through life. The basis you will acquire through this Program serves as a foundation that can function as a springboard for deepening studies, and / or for the pursuit of more specialized Astrology trainings, techniques and skills.

  • Will I learn enough by only participating in this 1st Module?

    By attending this 1st Module and diving into the materials, you will become very familiar with the Language of Western Astrology. After some time using it, you will be able to look at a Birth Chart and, at a glance, identify key aspects of an individual's needs and ways of functioning.

Past experience makes me uniquely qualified

Serving as an Educator and Mentor helping the evolution of our field of Flower Essence Therapy is something I do out of a spirit of Devotion and Inspiration. 

I have lived and breathed in-depth Flower Essence Therapy for three decades now, having gathered a unique combination of experience unparalleled in the field.

All the many years sponsoring and translating classes by the most important Mentors in the field of Flower Essence Therapy, has given me an intimate insight into their understanding and approach. All the while, when preparing my own classes, I am always committed to deepening my studies even further, to offer renewed perspectives.

Here are some highlights on my unique combination of experience:

  • Ongoing effective work with great numbers of clients over three decades
  • Multiple opportunities of learning directly and working alongside our contemporary researchers and founders
  • Educator in the field of Flower Essence Therapy for over three decades
  • Coordinator, producer and translator of courses offered by the most advanced teachers in the field
  • Entrepreneur with varied experience as owner of a company that produced many courses, distributed essences and nurtured community

More about my journey in the Bio page in my EssenceMentoring website.

Social proof: testimonials

“As a participant of Ruth’s online courses, even 23 years after taking my first FES California Flower Essences course also led by Ruth, I still feel the same enchantment with the flowers and their essences and experience the same freshness and inspiration coming from Ruth as a teacher.
Through these courses, my use of the flower essences is renewed, as the perspective and focus that Ruth brings are of great depth, while the media rich content shared through the internet provides a form of contact with the flowers that is incredibly strong.
This is a valuable experience: the images, the sound, the quality of the content, the depth of the proposed experiences, the delicacy in listening, everything is absolutely well placed, with great zeal and care.”

Isabela Bisconcini - Flower Essence Practitioner, Jungian Psychotherapist, Family Constellations Practitioner

“Ruth Toledo Altschuler is a remarkable teacher and practitioner of Flower Essence Therapy. She’s also a professional photographer, a skill which she brings into her course work, helping people to see the beauty and signatures of flowers and their environments.
I feel lucky to have taken workshops and courses from her, learning about the benefits and energetic qualities of flowers and in which circumstances to use them. Ruth has a warm, compassionate way of interacting with students (some of whom are already professional Flower Essence Practitioners). She fosters a community spirit and dialogue among students within her courses. In my last course with her, she impressed on us how important our work is at this time on earth and that we are here to contribute in significant ways.
I treasure Ruth as a teacher with years of expertise and profound insight and wisdom. I highly recommend her Flower Essence workshops and courses! ”

Eloise DeLeon, Energy Healer, Flower Essence Practitioner
New York, USA

“When I first met Ruth Toledo Altschuler in the early 1990s, Flower Essence Therapy was in its early stages in Brazil – and Ruth emerged as a pioneer in this field.
I had the joy and fortune to accompany and enjoy the work that was beautifully offered by her, initially through Essencias Florais, a company she cofounded that imported essences into Brazil.
This was a period of great dissemination of this therapy and Ruth, with her deep knowledge, brought this work forth through the distribution of essences, coupled with promoting courses, bringing foreign researchers and offering many lectures.
When it came to fulfilling the need for English-speaking translation, she stepped up to the task with great success, with her accurate and sensitive translation. Her profound knowledge of flower essences, her sensitivity and delicacy and her knowledge of the English language, made her the preferred translator for events on this modality.
Ruth is a reference in Brazil in all aspects of Flower Essence Therapy: she is a professional that combines competence, with a deep and sensitive perception of the human soul. I, in particular, have great affection and admiration for her, for all her dedication and delicate vision, which always leads us to want to get in touch with the most beautiful and deepest in ourselves.
I am very pleased to testify and bear witness to the importance of Ruth Toledo Altschuler for Flower Essence Therapy as a pioneer, recognized by all who practice this therapy in Brazil. ”

Lizete de Paula - Flower Essence Practitioner, Educator, Community Organizer - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

“In 2021 I participated in Ruth’s workshop Deepening Circles and was delighted to find a very warm and connected online community of practitioners and interested learners. Ruth is an incredibly dedicated teacher. She has the gift of being able to intuitively guide her students to the subtle qualities of a flower essence by encouraging open sharing and deep listening. Under her tutelage and care my understanding of flower essence therapy blossomed.
Ruth also presented beautifully crafted learning materials, with many references and resources, beyond what I was expecting. As a beginning practitioner I have much more to learn, and it’s reassuring to know I can revisit my class materials or make an appointment with Ruth herself. I very much look forward to attending Ruth’s programs and workshops in the future.”

Penny Kelleher, Flower Essence Practitioner & Homeopathy student

“Attending Ruth’s online programs, I reached a higher level of understanding flower essences. Her kindness, her wisdom, her soulful connection with plants, her rich knowledge of flower essences, her 30-year practice as a flower essence practitioner, her eloquent presentations, make her a unique, inspiring teacher.”

Markella Karamaouna Ph.D, Biologist and Flower Essence Practitioner

“I have no words to express just how deeply GRATEFUL I feel for having participated in this Program and for being part of the “essences” family.
The privilege of participating in this course, the amount of conscious elaboration, the quality of love that sustains this process, all that is part of it transports me to an attunement to so much light, joy, jubilation, peace, wholeness, fulfillment and presence!
Much love to all who organized this, and especially for Ruth, my mentor in this flowered path, my friend and sister. ”

Gisele Barroco, Film Director, Brazil

“I consider Ruth the leader of Flower Essences. She is able to hold the energy of both Earth and Sky for the natural world. With a lifetime of commitment and experience, Ruth is able to create and interpret a language for both the flowers and practitioners to understand.
I am so grateful for any opportunity to learn from her personally or professionally. Ruth is gifted as a teacher, mentor and loving human being.
The Essence Mentoring Circles led by Ruth are empowering. She gracefully asks you to tap into your own unique essence and find your voice for the natural world. She advocates for each individual to find their super power and use it to co create with nature. This is truly what our world needs to thrive.
Thank you dear Ruth for allowing me to stand in the Circle of Life with confidence and reverence as I bloom.”

B. C. - Flower Essence Practitioner, Herbalist