AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18) Have you been having problems with someone, either in person or online? If things have been rather tense, now's the time to swallow your pride and start communicating and compromising.
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19) Are matters involving home, family, domestic arrangements, parents or property dominating your thinking? Things will gradually improve, as long as you stay centred and keep an open mind.
CANCER (June 21 - July 22) Work projects are favoured, as you make the most of the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Uranus visiting your career zone. Creativity and motivation are high but try to keep a sense of perspective.
LEO (July 23 - August 22) Party-loving Lions are keen to socialise and circulate; mix and mingle; imagine and create; as you let your hair down and have some fun. But it's Equinox day so try not to overdo things!
PISCES (February 19 - March 20) You're thinking about a financial, business or work project as today's planetary patterns help you tackle tasks with extra energy and enthusiasm. But things won't happen overnight!
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20) Open and honest communication is the secret to success at the moment. There'll be plenty of opportunities to expand your peer group. But don't neglect your long-term friends in the process.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) The planetary patterns give tired Taureans a welcome energy surge today. The stars also favour some quiet contemplation, as you use your intuition to help you solve a current problem.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21) You're in the mood to help a loved one through a rough patch, or cheer up a close friend who is down-in-the-dumps. If you get drawn into a fiery discussion, strive to be balanced and fair-minded.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Scorpio is the sign of extremes, and you can have trouble relaxing. As we celebrate the Equinox - when day and night are of equal length - strive to bring more balance into your busy life.
LIBRA (September 23 - October 22) It's time to get talking with your nearest and dearest about subjects you may not necessarily feel comfortable about. Try to be fair and balanced, as you view things from differing perspectives.
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22) Business ventures are brewing at the moment, as you combine common sense with intuition to achieve a positive result. Don't be impatient though. Your dreams will take a while to manifest.
ARIES (March 21 - April 19) Are you being too subjective about a current issue? Take a step back, adjust your focus, and strive to view the situation from a much broader and wiser perspective. Balance is the key.
My herbalism book. By: FrostSeeker / Beginner Apr 29, 2013
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When i look for advice on herbalism there is a tiny page in the Wiccan bible which always helps a lot it has always proven correct so i am only wondering how specific herbs can do all this stuff. I know the science part of it just not a lot about the magic.
I personally feel that a good way to understand and tap into the magical energies flowing through herbs is to first study and understand the herbs themselves.
For example, every herb has it's own flavor, scent, texture, and growing habits. These qualities can actually help you determine the magical properties that a certain herb might have.
Let's talk about garlic as an example. Garlic is a very versatile herb. I've found that it grows well in both sun and shade. It is a very spicy and hot herb, therefore, it is associated with both the element of fire and the plant Mars.
In magic garlic is used as protection against the evil eye, protection against evil malevolent spirits and other negative forces and energies. It can also be used in sells for healing and banishing.
Ginger is spicy with hints of sweetness. It can be used in spells for protection, love, passion, etc.
Chamomile has a sweet and soothing flavor/scent with small hints of citrus, and is often used in spells for sleep or to promote relaxation.
If you have the time and wish to do so, studying your herbs can tell you their magical uses by their flavor, texture, scent, and growing habits. Working with them in such a way is a wonderful method of getting to better know and understand them and what they can be used for.
I can also mail you several good books that list magical associations of herbs, if you would like.
After rereading this I realize I might have misread your question, FrostSeeker, or not quite answered it properly I should say.
Herbs, crystals, etc all have natural energy/qualities in them that can be used for certain spells. Magic, essentially, is energy in the world around us that we tap into when we cast spells, perform rituals, etc. That being said, certain things in nature (like herbs) have energies in them that can be tapped into and utilized to strengthen our works of magic. The qualities that the herb has can help determine what it is best used for. That is what I was originally trying to say, but I think I might have taken the long way around while doing so.