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Botanical Name: Umbelliferea.

Gender: Hot, Masculine.

Planet: Mercury.

Element: Air.

Deities: Prometheus.

Folklore: One of nine sacred Anglo Saxon herbs, powerful against evil, mentioned in the Ebers Papurus.

Medicinal uses: Digestive aid, relieves cramps and gas, good expectorant for coughs and colds, improves appetite, relieves stiff painful joints. Essential Oil is good for bruises, mature complexions, cellulite, asthma, bronchitis, colic,

anorexia, flatulence, nausea and menopausal problems.

Culinary uses: Sauces, fish dishes, breads, salads, sandwiches or roasted with vegetables.

Magical properties: Longevity, courage, purification.

CAUTION: Essential oil is narcotic in large doses, Do not use bitter fennel on skin, Do not use oil on pregnant women or epileptics.

Herb of the Month: Fennel

Rune of the Month: Wunjo

Featured in: Anglo-Saxon, Elder Futhark

English letter: V/W

English translation: Joy


Deity: Odin, Frigg

Meaning: Joy, comfort, pleasure. Fellowship, harmony, prosperity. Ecstasy, glory, spiritual reward, but also the possibility of going “over the top”. If restrained, the meaning is general success and recognition of worth.

Diversion and sorrow. Loss, of possessions, health or friendships. Time to sort out problems. Be prepared for delay and disappointments. Don't be self deluding. What you encounter is necessary for you to progress.

Image used is from the Fenestra Tarot.

Card of the Month:  3 of Swords

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