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Herb of the Month: Wormwood
Botanical Name: Artemisia absinthium
Common Names: Absinth, Old Woman, Green Ginger
Folklore: It was believed that wormwood grew in the tracks of the snake expelled from Eden and was considered protection against snake bites. In Russia, wormwood was effective against the green-haired Rusalki, female water spirits who in spring would leave their watery bodies and walk in the woods. Once burned in all incenses designed to raise spirits, now used in clairvoyance and divinity incenses(especially in combination with mugwort) as well as in excorcism and protection blends. Throw onto fire at Samhain to gain protection from spirits roaming the night.
Magical Properties: Exorcism, Hex Breaking, Clairvoyance, Protection, Love, Passion
CAUTION: Do not ingest, may cause a reaction for people with sensitive skin.
Crystal of the Month: Malachite
Source: Congo, Middle East, Romania, Russia, Zambia.
Deities: Aphrodite, Venus, Hathor, Freya.
Folklore: A travellers guide, said to be particularly good at preventing falls.
Spiritual Uses: Encourages, sensuality, beauty, friendship and justice.
Emoti0nal Uses: Stimulates dreams and imagination, reduces inhibitions and encourages expression of feelings.
Physical Uses: Eases menstrual pains and aids labour, stimulates liver, nerves and brain activity.
Magical Properties: Business success, love, peace, power, protection.
Love and compassion. A person who is popular in company. A graceful hostess, clever in business. Drive and enthusiasm. Sometimes a little rash. Sympathetic and understanding in a feminine way. She is extremely practical and clever, but can seem severe. Showing emotions and genuinely caring. Her surroundings are harmonious She suggests the need to adopt similar qualities. A lady may put a good business venture your way. Anything to do with property or security is well favoured.
Image from the Fenestra Tarot.
Card of the Month: Queen of Wands
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