Messages from the Linden Tree for August, 2023

Hey peeps!

It’s been a while.  I took a much-needed break from the monthly forecast readings to work on self-care, finish up my muggle teaching job (officially retired as of June 30th!), and work on some other projects, such as Lizbeth’s Botanical Academy and the Armchair Herbalist Society (but more on those later!).

Now, let’s take a look at August 2023, and see what’s in store for the collective, shall we?  I chose one of my all-time favorite oracle decks to use this month:  The Enchanted Map Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid.

Our overarching theme is Tapping into your Sacred Pool.  That is, to look beyond the surface, to look deep into that well of existence that your soul energy streams from, so you can learn from the source.

August overview 47 – Sacred Pool – “The world is a reflection of your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs.  Embody the love you wish to see in the world.”  Remember that our lives often mirror what is going on under the surface, so it may be time to check in on things and do some clearing and healing.

If your life is full of chaos and frustration, see what you can do to calm the waters of your soul.  Meditate, relax, do some fun activities, take care of that thing you have been ignoring.

If you’re having trouble manifesting something, dig a little deeper to see if you need to work on any issues dealing with lack or being able to receive.

Dive into this Sacred Pool of soul energy to see where it takes you, and what you are encouraged to shift, change, heal, and grow.

This is a lesson of love ♥ and acceptance of who you are at the core, and a willingness to grow and flourish.

1-8 August:  48 – Wishing Well – “Desire is the sacred impulse for life.  Feel it but let go of all attachment to ownership.”  What is it that you most desire in life? What are you willing to do to make it happen?  The trick with this is to get crystal clear on your desire and send it out to the universe.  Once you’ve done that, it’s important to allow it to come to you without pressure.  Keep yourself busy with doing things in alignment with your vision.

9-15 August:  13 – Solitude – “I am comfortable in my own skin, as I detach to replenish my soul.”  This week, remember to carve out some time for self-care.  This can take whatever form you need it to. You may find yourself withdrawing a bit to get in more alone time.  Honor those feelings whenever possible. Keep in mind that you can find stillness and solitude in surprising places, including while waiting in line at a store.  Simply ground and center yourself and practice a few moments of deep breathing, focusing on being in the moment.

16-22 August:  16 – Rescue – “You are always safe and secure, and free to be yourself!”  Sometimes the fear of rejection keeps us from stepping wholly into who we are.  This is your reminder that you are meant to be you!  You are safe allowing your light to shine and be completely yourself.  You are a gift to the world, so be in the present and love yourself for who you are.

23-31 August:  29 – Coming to Life – “Something beautiful is being born in your life.”  Life is bountiful and beautiful when you stop resisting the change that is meant to happen.  Stepping into your authenticity brings some beautiful new energy that opens up your manifesting superpowers.  Get ready, it’s happening!

Tap your core, that sacred pool of energy, the well where your spirit and creativity spring from.  Dive deep, explore, and learn.  Put your knowledge to use by shifting and changing the bits of your life that are holding you back.


Step into your authentic self.  You don’t owe anyone an explanation; you don’t have anything to prove.  Just be…you.




Interested in learning more about meditation, wellness, reiki, and herbs?  Check out my available courses on Teachable.




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Lizbeth Russell, M.Ed., HHP, RMT. is an experienced intuitive herbalist who creates popular products and teaches about herbs, meditation, Reiki, and wellness. She studied herbalism and holistic wellness at the American College of Healthcare Sciences ( and has been a Kundalini Reiki Master-Teacher since 2014. Lizbeth is also a compassionate angelic psychic who has helped her clients find answers for over 40 years. In her spare time, you can find her in the garden, talking to the trees and flowers, as well as weather and Earthworking.

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