I too find Star Anise very interesting.
Its element is air, andit's magickal properties include:-
Luck, Good fortune.
These are its main ones, but among it are a few others. Saggitarius is its Zodiac sign, its planet is Jupiter and its Rune is Thurisaz.
It is asmall nativeevergreentree of southwestChina. The star shaped fruits are harvested just before ripening.
Star anise has been used in a tea as a remedy forrheumatism, and the seeds are sometimes chewed after meals to aid digestion.
Hope this helps!