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Botanical Name: Lavendula angustifolia or officinalis.

Gender: Hot, Masculine.

Planet: Mercury.

Element: Earth.

Deities: Saturn.

Folklore: Thrown onto midsummer fires as a sacrifice to the ancient Gods.

Medicinal uses: Infuse as a tea to sooth headaches and calm nerves.

Culinary uses: Good in teas, cakes biscuits and jams.

Magical properties: Love, Protection, Purification.

Growing: Sunny open position, rich moist soil.

Essential oils: Acne, allergies, bruises, burns, insect bites, spots, muscular aches, throat infections, flatulence, nausea, flu, depression, headaches, migraine, vertigo.

Herb of the Month: Lavender

Rune of the Month: Sail

Featured in: Ogham

English letter: S

English translation: Willow

Meaning: Gaining balance in your life

Renewal and promotion. Return to health. Change and readjustment. Improvements apparent in all dealings. Promotion or job success could result. Find your spirituality reawakening. Creative or spiritual interests re-emerging. Changes may not be material. Spirituality and ultimate fulfilment. Past efforts may be rewarded. Suppressed things reassert themselves. A new chapter. A higher consciousness awakening. Forgiveness of mistakes and failures.

Image used is from the Medieval Scapini Tarot.

Card of the Month: Judgement

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