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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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Second New Moon of Autumn 2018

Originally posted on Elder Mountain Dreaming:
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 usual?…

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Welcome October: Calendula, October Birth~flower

Originally posted on Good Witches Homestead:
COMMON NAME: calendula GENUS: Calendula SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: C. Officinalis ‘Golden Gem’- dwarf; double; yellow. ‘Pacific Beauty’- double; yellow, orange, apricot; more heat tolerant than other cultivars. ‘Orange Gem’- double; medium orange. ‘Chrysantha’- double; buttercup yellow. FAMILY: Compositae BLOOMS: summer and fall TYPE: annual DESCRIPTION: Calendulas have light green aromatic leaves and large {up…

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October Birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline

Originally posted on Good Witches Homestead:
OPAL SYMBOLISM AND MEANING Arabic legend attests that opals fell from the sky during lightning storms, while Australian aborigines thought the creator visited the earth in a rainbow and imparted opals as a colorful gift. Nearly 100 B.C., a Roman scholar by the name of Pliny compared opal gemstones to volcanoes and colorful artwork,…

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