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Herb of the Month: Cinnamon
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum verum.
Folklore: The Roman emperor Nero burned a years supply of cinnamon on his wife's funeral pyre. In Christian churches aromatic candles were made using the fat from cinnamon seeds. In African folk magic cinnamon is used for purification, luck, love, and to gain money.
Medicinal uses: Antibacterial, glucose stabilizer, aphrodisiac.
Culinary uses: Use to season sweet dishes, and drinks, add ½ a teaspoon to your meal twice a day to regulate glucose levels.
Magical properties: Purification, luck, love, money, sex, sleep.
Rune of the Month: Laguz
Featured in: Elder Futhark
English letter: L
English translation: Water
Deity: Dark Goddess.
Meaning: Flow, Water, Sea, a fertility source. The healing power of renewal. Life force and organic growth. Imagination and psychic matters. Dreams, fantasies, mysteries, the unknown, the hidden, the deep, the underworld. Success in travel or acquisition but with the possibility of loss.
Harmony and confidence. Warning: relationship V job or hobby. Choice between two loves or lovers. Relationship with yourself. A hasty marriage proves unwise. Decisions made are crucial. Seek compatibility, romance and perfection. Start of a new relationship or struggle with an existing one. You learn more about yourself. Be guided by emotion, not logic. Guard against temptation. Listen to your inner wisdom. Spend money on someone or something.
Image from the Fenestra Tarot.
Card of the Month: The Lovers
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