• Herbs of Pluto

    Reproductive Organs and Sexual Energy K E Y  E L E M E N T S  on  P L U T O A little history on Pluto Pluto, once considered

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  • How to Make Easy Herbal Oils, Salves, and Syrups

    Soothe injuries and boost your immune system with these simple, plant-based recipes for trauma oil, Saint John’s wort oil, black elderberry syrup, herbal lip balm, and more. How to Make

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  • Teas for Autumn and Winter

    The cool, dry winds, unsettled weather, and decreasing daylight hours that we experience as the season transitions into autumn and winter can be difficult for our bodies and minds. While

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  • Heart Tonics, Naturally, Healthy, and Herbal

    Herbs can help keep your heart and cardiovascular system functioning optimally. Your heart is the capital city at the center of your body, with an intricate network of blood vessels

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  • The Pernicious Diaries ~ Belladonna – Part 2

    Plant Parts Used: Root, leaf. Remedies from Belladonna: Remedies prepared from the belladonna plant are normally prescribed to bring a relaxing effect on distended organs; this is particularly beneficial for

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  • Indefinitely Wild Series: White Sage {Salvia apiana}

    Also, Known As: Bee Sage Sacred Sage White Ceremonial Sage White Sage Salvia apiana or white sage is a perennially growing evergreen shrub that is indigenous to the southwestern regions

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  • Indefinitely Wild Series: What Is Burdock?

    Arctium lappa Also, Known As: Bardana Beggar’s Buttons Bur Burdock Burdock Burrs Burrs Burr Seed Cockle Buttons Grass Burdock Great Burdock Hardock Hareburr Hurrburr Lappa Lappa Minor Niu Bang Personata

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  • Rosemary Lore

    Rosmarinus officinalis Also, Known As: Compass Weed Dew of the Sea Garden Rosemary Incensier Mary’s Mantle Mi-tieh-hsiang Old Man Polar Plant Rosemary Rosemary Plant Rosmarinus officinalis L. (family Lamiaceae), is

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  • Vervain Lore

    Verbena Officinalis Also, Known As: Herb-of-the-cross Ma Bian Cao Pigeon’s Grass Verbena Vervain The ancient Romans held all species of the vervain in admiration and used the ‘sacred’ herb to

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  • Hawthorn 101

    During the month of February, when all marketing seems to center on triumphs of the heart, it’s important to remember that not every heart is celebrating Valentine’s Day; many hearts

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Our Winter goddess and the calm in the storm

Originally posted on Beltane Fire Society:
Samhuinn Fire Festival is sometimes seen as a battle between two seasons, but there is a key third aspect of our story that leads the ritual turn from Summer to Winter. We sat down with Kate, who this year will embody the mysterious Cailleach, to learn more about her interpretation of the Crone goddess.…

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You Call It Hallowe’en… We Call It Samhain

Originally posted on Good Witches Homestead:
Hallowe’en has its origins in the British Isles. While the modern tradition of trick or treat developed in the U. S., it too is based on folk customs brought to this country with Irish immigrants after 1840. Since ancient times in Ireland, Scotland, and England, October 31st has been celebrated as a feast for…

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A Druid’s Guide to Herbalism, Part I:Harvesting by the Sun, Moon, and Stars, and Sacred Intent

Originally posted on The Druid's Garden:
Field of Goldenrod in Fall A field of goldenrod, nettle, and aster greet me on this warm post- Fall Equinox day.  As the moon comes up with a sliver in the afternoon sky, I joyfully take my basket and harvest knife into the field for my fall plant preparations. The breeze has change…

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PLANT MEDICINES FOR BODY & MIND

5 DIGESTIVE HERBS Used Since Ancient Times THE EMOTIONS IN OUR GUT, FASCINATING FACTS ON OUR SECOND BRAIN & HERBS THAT HEAL OUR GUT. Ancient teachings from around the world tell us that our emotional state has a dramatic impact on our physical health; they reflect an understanding that human beings are emotional creatures and that there is an intricate connection between our

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Sticky Toffee Acorn Bundt Cake: A Prize Winning Recipe! – Gather Victoria

I think acorn flour is wonderful in baking – especially cookies, muffins, and cakes. (And I’ll be including more recipes in the upcoming Gather Autumn E-Cookery Book for Gather Patrons.) Acorn flour has a mild but rich nutty flavor – once the tannins have been leached that is. Acorns contain tannins, bitter compounds that not only taste bad but can upset tummies.

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New Moon in Libra Wind, Balance, Stillness

Tonight, October 8th, we are under the Dark Moon of Libra at 8:47 pm PST (11:47 EST). We also have the opportunity to work with a beautiful Cazimi Moon again tonight! These dropping moons contain a strong energy for seeding your intentions. Libra energy gives us the chance to weigh out what is increasing and decreasing in our lives, showing

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The Dark and Light Faces of Venus at the Libra New Moon

by Lynn Hayes The New Moon is the fusion of the Sun and the Moon – the solar light combines with the lunar illumination of the darkness for the beginning of a new lunar cycle. New Moons have long been known at times to begin something new: to plant new seeds, to create, to bring something new into being. This

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Second New Moon of Autumn 2018

Originally posted on Elder Mountain Dreaming @ gmail:
By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Greetings dreamers, artists, healers, moon lovers, it’s the new moontime again! The Second New Moon of Autumn is on Monday, the 8th of October, 2018 at 15° Libra and the Full Moon is October 24th. How did you handle that rising magnetic energy last month? Was it a little more intense than…

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