• 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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Home-Grown and Wildcrafted Smudge Sticks: Plant List and Recipes

Originally posted on The Druid's Garden:
Basket of newly made smudge sticks Creating homemade smudge sticks with local ingredients is a wonderful activity to do this time of year.  As the plants die back, you can harvest whatever you aren’t using for other purposes and create a number of beautiful smudges that can be used for many different purposes:…

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Dark Chocolate Cheesecake: An Offering For Hecate’s Night – Gather Victoria

So on Hecate’s Night, in honour of She who Ensouls All, I will offer this Triple Chocolate Cheesecake. Made with a blend of dark, milk and white chocolate, ricotta cheese and featuring a dark chocolate almond crust, it is lightly spiced with cardamom and lavender (some of her traditional offerings) and the not so traditional addition of wild fennel seeds and (just

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6 LUNG HERBS for the BODY & MIND

Healing the Lungs, Grief, and Trauma Especially with all the deep sadness with the ongoing fires in California, the necessity to write on the herbs that heal our lungs is vital. My heart is humbled and heavy with what is happening with the world at large. Seeing these fires and shootings affect so many friends and community members, it really shook my core

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Edmund Fitzgerald History, The Fateful Journey

  The final voyage of the Edmund Fitzgerald began November 9, 1975, at the Burlington Northern Railroad Dock No.1, Superior, Wisconsin. Captain Ernest M. McSorley had loaded her with 26,116 long tons of taconite pellets, made of processed iron ore, heated and rolled into marble-size balls. Departing Superior about 2:30 pm, she was soon joined by the Arthur M. Anderson,

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New Moon in Scorpio | Moonthly Energy Report — Spirit de la Lune

  This New Moon in Scorpio is a very intense and emotional one. Many of us have been feeling the depths of this New Moon for several days now. Not only is it election time… but both the Moon and the Sun are in Scorpio right now. This means our inner world and outer world are both feeling that intensity

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THE GOOD SIDE of BEING DOWN

The anatomy of anger, envy, sadness, and fear Negative emotions do us a great favor – they save us from ourselves. They’re mysterious signals, that oftentimes surge for “no apparent reason”, urging us to pay attention and change what we’re doing. Emotions that generate unpleasant feelings have been called sins (anger, envy), rejected in “polite” interaction (jealousy, frustration), or identified as

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BUILD YOUR OWN ALTAR Using These CEREMONIAL HERBS

Day of the Dead: Ritual and Ceremony  Little is firmly known about the particulars of today’s holiday since the limited sources available are either folkloric literature like the Celtic sagas or Roman authors who would have likely “trashed” the traditions of a culture with which they were often in conflict. Although, you can kind of imagine what really went on

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November Birthflower: Chrysanthemum

Originally posted on Good Witches Homestead:
COMMON NAME: chrysanthemum GENUS: Chrysanthemum SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: The garden chrysanthemum, C. morifolium, is a hybrid developed from four species native to Asia. Many cultivars have been developed from this one, differing in size, shape, type of flowering head, growth habit, color, and time of bloom. FAMILY: Compositae BLOOMS: Fall TYPE: perennial DESCRIPTION: The many…

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November, Autumn, Fall

Originally posted on Good Witches Homestead:
“The name ‘November’ is believed to derive from ‘novem’ which is the Latin for the number ‘nine’.  In the ancient Roman calendar November was the ninth month after March.  As part of the seasonal calendar November is the time of the ‘Snow Moon’ according to Pagan beliefs and the period described as the ‘Moon of the Falling Leaves’ by Black Elk.”…

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