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Herb of the Month: Basil
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilcum
Deities: Krishna, Vishnu
Folklore: It was generally believed that a sprig of basil left under a pot would in time turn into a scorpion
Culinary uses: Salads and seasoning, good with tomatoes
Medicinal properties: Colds and flu, constipation, vomiting, headaches and menstrual cramps
Magical properties: Dragon magic, courage, protection, spiritual growth, circle casting, love, happiness, prosperity.
Growing: Will thrive when grown between tomatoes
Caution: Stupefying in excess
Crystal of the Month: Amber
Colours: Golden brown or yellow, green is artificially coloured
Source: Most often Baltic, but also Britain, Dominica, Germany, Italy, Myanmar, Poland, Romania, Russia
Element: Fire, Ether
Deities: Great Mother
Spiritual uses: Self-confidence
Emotional uses: Peace, trust, self-belief
Physical uses: Stomach, spleen and kidney complaints, joint aches, teething pain in small children.
Folklore: In ancient times children were given amber beads to guard against ill health
Magical properties: A potent amulet against negative energy, a large piece of amber placed on an altar is said to boost the power of the spell, wear to attract love.
The number 8 often depicts problems, sometimes of our own making, sometimes problems we are facing. sword cards are cards of action and energy.
Crisis and conflict. The end of a problematic time for us. You may feel restricted. Unable to see how things could improve. Conflict seems a major part of life.
You may be suffering stress related problems. Wrongs will be righted in time. Do not fear the consequences of your actions, sometimes actions are necessary.
Image from the Fenestra Tarot.
Card of the Month: Eight of Swords
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