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Herb of the Month: Jasmine

Name: Jasminum officionale.

Gender: Cold, Feminine.

Planet: Moon.

Element: Earth.

Deities: Aphrodite.

Folklore: Jasmine was commonly grown in Egyptian temple gardens.

Medicinal uses: Calming, aphrodisiac, drink 1 cup of jasmine tea daily.

Culinary uses: Drink as an infusion.

Magical properties: Used in love sachets and prosperity rituals of all kinds. Jasmine attracts spiritual love. Lunar spells and divination. Mix with lavender for an extremely powerful dream pillow.

Growing: Grow indoors to enjoy the fragrance or outside in direct sun.

Essential oils: Anger, depression, exhaustion, fatigue, insecurities, stress.

Hidden dangers, reflection, rest and intuition. The unconscious. Becoming aware of hidden depths. Uncertainty in dealings with self and others. Changing moods that may fall in with lunar cycles. Warns of trickery, dishonesty and deception. Can herald changes for the good. Possible connections to show business ventures. A cross roads with choices offered.

Image from the Fenestra Tarot.

Card of the Month: The Moon

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Mineral of the Month: Rose Quartz

Colours: Pink.
Source: Brazil, India, Japan, Madagascar, South Africa, USA.

Energy: Receptive.

Planet: Venus.

Element:  Water.

Deities: Isis, Aphrodite.

Folklore: Considered to be a fertility crystal for centuries.
Spiritual Uses: Encourages helpfulness, openness, love, gentleness, emotional healing, stress release and stimulates true life force.
Emotional Uses: Empathy and sensitivity. The stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. An important crystals for the heart, teaching the true essence of love. The pink hues of the stone reflect love and compassion. It works with an individuals love and with divine love at the same time. Purifying and opening the heart on all levels. It is calming, reassuring and excellent for use in trauma or crisis. It strengthens feelings of empathy and sensitivity and aids the acceptance of necessary change. Rose Quartz restores trust and harmony and encourages unconditional love. It comforts you through the process and feelings of grief, encouraging self-forgiveness and acceptance and invokes self-trust and self-worth.
Physical Uses: Rose Quartz helps to strengthen the physical heart and supports those who are experiencing palpitations and irregular heart beat while stimulating blood circulation. Rose Quartz aids the circulatory system and releases impurities from body fluids. Placed on the thymus, Rose Quartz aids chest and lung problems. It heals the kidneys and adrenals, alleviates vertigo and helps with sexual problems and fertility.
Magical Properties: Love, healing, friendship. Rose Quartz is an excellent crystal for balancing masculine and feminine energies. It is beneficial for dissolving stress and filling an area with gentle loving energy. Used in meditation it may help reach a frequency of compassion and release binding emotional patterns.