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Herb of the month: Frankincense

Botanical Name: Boswellia carterii.

Gender: Hot, Masculine.

Planet: Sun.

Element: Fire.

Deities: Ra, Baal.

Folklore: In ancient Egypt the essential oil was used in rejuvenating face masks, cosmetics and perfumes.

Medicinal uses: Aroma reduces stress and tension.

Magical properties: Protection, purification, consecration, exorcism, induces visions and aids meditation.

Essential  oils: Blemishes, asthma, bronchitis, cystitis, anxiety, nervous tension, colds and flu.

CAUTION: Undiluted essential oil can irritate the skin.

Herb of the Month: Frankincense

Rune of the Month: Mannaz

Featured in: Anglo-Saxon, Elder Futhark

English letter: M

English translation: Man

Gender: Neutral

Meaning: The self, the individual or the human race. Your attitude towards others and their attitudes towards you. Friends and enemies, social order. Intelligence, forethought, create, skill, ability. Divine structure, awareness. Expect to receive some sort of aid or cooperation now.

Repose and harmony. Rest and recovery from emotional and physical problems. The need for meditation and reflection, to recharge the batteries. You may be, or need to be alone. You may feel abandoned by others. This card sometimes indicates a stay in hospital.

Image used is from the Medieval Scapini Tarot.

Card of the Month:  4 of Swords

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