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Herbs of Mars

Energizers and An Activating Potion S Y M B O L S  OF  M A R S Archetypally, Mars embodies the manner in which we bring ideas, dreams, and desires into manifestation. The energy of Mars yields us the power of strength, courage and physical activity.  Astrologers see Mars as a key element to one’s drive, agility and the nature of

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Herbs of Venus

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

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HERBS of MERCURY

Astrologers interpret the energy of natal Mercury as the way in which we use our mind. The ways in which we apply our five physical senses to attain information from the world around us. We make sense out of that information based upon that data that was collected and stored in the brain. Just as Mercury, the deity, carries messages

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Herbs of the Moon

The vibrational impact of the Moon not only affects the tides within our ocean, it also greatly affects the tides of our blood, our subconscious, our emotions, and intuition. The plants associated to the Moon act principally on all the major fluids of the body (water and blood), stomach and overall gut. The primary action of fluids within the body is

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THE ASTROLOGY OF HERBS; Herbs of the Sun

HERBS & PLANETS Like humans, herbs have complex personalities. They grow and develop under cosmological influences just as much as we do, they favor and thrive in certain environments, they have a nervous system and feel as much (and more!) as we do. And, just like us, some of us thrive under certain astrological transits, while others don’t. Roses, for

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What Are the Benefits of Yellow Dock Root?

Traditionally, yellow dock root has been thought to be a blood purifier and general detoxifier, especially for the liver. The herb, properly known as Rumex Crispus, supports detoxification from a few angles. First off, yellow dock root stimulates bile production, which helps digestion, particularly of fats. Yellow dock root can stimulate a bowel movement to help remove lingering waste from your intestinal tract;

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Spring Cleaning with Cleavers

Cleavers (Galium aparine).  The name (Galium) is derived from gala which is Greek for ‘milk’ (cleavers was used to curdle milk for cheese) and the species name ‘aparine‘ comes from the Greek word apara meaning ‘to seize’.   Also known as Bedstraw because it was used to stuff mattresses. Cleavers is a persistent, sticky plant that grows profusely and ‘cleaves’ to you by reaching

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Indefinitely Wild Series: Skullcap {Scutellaria lateriflora}

Also, Known As: Blue Pimpernel Blue Skullcap Helmet Flower Hoodwort Mad Dog Madweed Skullcap Virginia Skullcap Skullcap is a herb that grows uncultivated in the marshy lands of Canada as well as in the northern and eastern parts of the United States. The herb is also found in other parts of the globe, including Southeast Asia. Skullcap has double-colored flowers

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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 Thorny Burr Turkey Burrseed The dried root of the burdock species of plants is used to make a herbal remedy known simply as the burdock. This remedy is actually made

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