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thedragons2whichshespeaks:

Moonstone
Temperature: Watery- Cold and moist in the third degree.
Astrology: Moon in Cancer.
Physical Uses: Amulets; water and oil infusions can be used in potions, baths, washes, oils and scents.
Magical Uses: Vessel of the moon’s power, making it useful in lunar workings and should be used with any tool meant to call the moon’s energies. May be used in the garden to foster the health and growth of plants.
~Source: Encyclopedia of Natural Magic By John Micheal Greer~

thedragons2whichshespeaks:

Moonstone

Temperature: Watery- Cold and moist in the third degree.

Astrology: Moon in Cancer.

Physical Uses: Amulets; water and oil infusions can be used in potions, baths, washes, oils and scents.

Magical Uses: Vessel of the moon’s power, making it useful in lunar workings and should be used with any tool meant to call the moon’s energies. May be used in the garden to foster the health and growth of plants.

~Source: Encyclopedia of Natural Magic By John Micheal Greer~

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Herb of the Week-Motherwort

herbalriot:

COMMON NAMES

Lion’s Ear
Lion’s Tail
Lion’s Tart
Motherwort
Although motherwort is indigenous to Europe, over the years, the plant has acclimatized itself to the different conditions all over North America. Presently, motherwort is found in the terrain ranging from Nova Scotia to Montreal and southern parts of North America to Texas and North Carolina. The plant thrives best in vacant plots and other wastelands.

The motherwort is a perpetual plant often growing up to a height of five feet. The herb bears leaves that are hairy and have an unkempt and disheveled look and often resembles the tail of a lion. Owing to the leaves’ appearance to the lion’s tail, the herb is also known by other common nicknames like lion’s ear, lion’s tart and of course, lion’s tail. The each leaf of motherwort comprises three hemispheres that are shaped like javelins. The herb bears pink, white or purple colored petite flowers that normally blossom between June and September. The motherwort flowers normally blossom in clusters or groups.

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Magickal Uses for Motherwort

herbalriot:

Planetary Association: Venus

Astrological Association: Leo

Elemental Association: Water

Deity association: Frigga and Ogun

History and Folklore:

Motherwort was first used by the Greeks to soothe the anxiety of pregnant women. This use continued and spread and gave the herb its common name.

The botanical name, Leonurus cardiaca also comes from the greek. Leon=lion, ouros=tail and kardiaca refers to the heart.

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