S Y M B O L S O F V E N U S
A key concept in dealing with the Venusian symbology and attributes is harmony. The balancing force represented by one of Venus’s rulerships, Libra, may be taken as a good metaphor for the playing out of balance on every level. Venus, being the archetypal manifestation of beauty and aesthetics, also symbolically represents, love — self-love, one love, and empathy.
Within the astrological chart, the study of Venus reveals how the person derives pleasure and fulfillment. This includes the appreciation of things of beauty both in the arts and nature. Love and beauty also fall under the rulership of Venus. Romantic love, to be sure, but also the love of family, friends, community, the planet, and all other beings. It is this Love, this coming together in empathy which creates the harmony of Venus. They say ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ and so it is with the Venusian appreciation of form in harmony. Beauty is found within the natural perfection created by two opposites, within the union of two forces, within the exquisite balance created by nature. This planetary energy is not just aesthetics, it embodies the many layers of joy, whether casual or spiritual, that all of us seek.
Same goes for herbs. Venusian herbs aren’t just herbs for “beauty” as in our skin, and outer layers, it also contains the herbs for happiness, herbs of the heart, euphoric herbs that spike our mojo, along with reproductive toners, and spirit herbs that calm our core and attune us to love.
V E N U S I N T H E B O D Y
Venus rules over the metamorphosis of the cells, the reproduction and enrichment and transformation of cells, the preservation of the body, the complexion, the reproductive system and the harmony between all the systems of the body.
Venus is also said to rule all functions of the throat, for Venus is assigned as the ruler of Taurus. Through Venus’ association with Libra, it is said to rule the kidneys. As a planet which is usually indicative of aesthetic values, Venus is correspondent with the skin and hair. Modern medical astrology has also incorporated the thyroid, parathyroid, and thymus.
It rules the reproductive system (fertility/infertility), correlates to the urinary system (and its connection to the kidneys). Venus within our lives can also dictate how (and if) we are able to receive from others, and from life in general. Venus is like the midwife to our happiness; how we are able to accept the deepest pleasure in our life and access our natural state of joyfulness.
*It’s important to see where Venus is located within your natal chart, along with its aspects. This can provide great clarity as to the potential strengths and weaknesses
within the body.
E N E R G E T I C S
By nature, the herbs of Venus are feminine, gentle, relaxing and balancing. The action of “tonics” in itself is Venusian, as this category of herbs is the ones that balance all major organ systems and assist our body in accessing harmony. Most of these herbs tend to be neutral, as they can be both warming and cooling.
Venusian herbs work with the energies of attraction. Many of these herbs have been used in a ritual by different traditions, as they are said to be the agents that fuel the dream into manifestation. Although each herb has its way of yielding its power, they have the common thread that they are known to assist in materializing what we love.
Fo-Ti (also ruled by the Sun), Bergamont, Balm of Gilead, Camu Camu, Horsetail (also ruled by Saturn), Rose geranium, Mangosteen (also ruled by Jupiter), Orchid, Schisandra, Ylang Ylang.
APHRODISIACS + SPIRIT HERBS:
Albizzia, Damiana, Catuaba, Kava Kava, Catnip, Mucuna.
Black Cohosh (also ruled by Pluto), Crampbark, Lady’s Mantle, Roses + Rose Hips, Hibiscus, Mugwort (also ruled by the moon).
foxglove, motherwort, pau darco (blood tonic).
apples, blackberries, cacao, currants, gooseberries, maca (also ruled by Mars), pear, peaches, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon.
Wild Dagga, Blue Lotus (also ruled by the Moon)
*Keep in mind some of these herbs fall under several categories.
A relaxing botanical smoke composed of sacred flowers.
This herbal smoke is to be used ceremonially and mindfully to conjure and open the crown chakra. These flowers are known for their profoundly calming effects, along for their mystical + lucid chemistry. These are revered spirit tonics by indigenous tribes, as they are known to deeply attune and soothe the energetic system. The flowers of Wild Dagga and Indian warrior have been commonly used for their muscle relaxant properties. The Blue lotus is commonly used as a visionary herb, also for its adaptogenic-like qualities on the body, particularly decompressing the nervous system.
[ all organic +/or wildcrafted ]
Ingredients: Indian Warrior (Pedicularis flowers)**, Blue Lotus**, Wild Dagga flowers^ + leaves, and a 15% mixture of Rose petals*, Mugwort* leaf + flowers, and Blue Cornflowers*.
0.5oz pack size (does not include rolling papers)
*Organically cultivated in America
**Pedicularis is wildcrafted in Oregon
** Blue Lotus is wildcrafted or Organically cultivated in Egypt (depends on the season)
^ Wild Dagga is wildcrafted in different regions of South Africa