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Botanical Name: Syzygium aromaticum.

Gender: Hot, Masculine.

Element: Air.

Folklore: Clove was traditionally used to numb toothache, this has lead to new clove based anaesthetics. Ayurvedic healers use it as an aphrodisiac.

Medicinal uses: Aids digestion. Reduces nausea and flatulence, fights diarrhoea and intestinal parasites.

Culinary uses: Use as a seasoning.

Magical properties: Stimulates mental energy.

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Herb of the Month: Clove

Rune of the Month: Isa

Featured in: Younger Futharc, Elder Futhark

English letter: I

English translation: Ice

Gender: Feminine

Deity: The White Lady

Meaning: A challenge or frustration. Psychological blocks to thought or activity, including grievances. Stagnation. Standstill, or time to turn inward and wait for what is to come, or to seek clarity. This rune reinforces runes around it.

Arrival and proposal. An idealist. Look out for opportunities, challenges or advancement. An invitation, job opportunity or proposal is likely. Something new may arrive on the scene. A new friend, or people you have lost touch with. You may feel creative, optimistic and buoyant. Romantic changes or seduction could be on the horizon. Possibly new love for a person or ideal. Travel is also suggested.

Image used is from the Fenestra Tarot.

Card of the Month:  Knight of Cups

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