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2003-11-25 @ 1:05 p.m.
I'm Back ~Herbs for your Sun Sign

Goodness it's been a long time since my last post. I apologize. My sister has been going through a very rough time. She is living on her boat at this time and had no place to put her daughter Ashley.(home from Florida but there's no "home" to come back to now) Ashley is pregnant and only 18. So after many historonics and Ashleys boyfriend in jail for abuse I agreed to keep Ashley at my house. Of course Tracy took the boat out fishing so now I'm playing mom to Ashley. We spent 2 hours in the ER last night. She has been haveing problems with the pregnancy. We will see what the doctor says today. Of course my daughter is not happy to have her here. Long history. Sigh. I hope Ashley has outgrown some of it. So far she's been a good kid. Scared of the future but thats pretty normal. I would be too.

Here are some Herbs for your Sun Sign:

Herbs For Every Sign

Our lovely planet provides us with many gifts. Stones, crystals, herbs, trees - each one are a container of natural magic, holding a special quality that's perfect to heal whatever ails us. Herbs can be mixed and combined to produce a "recipe" that's just right for each of us. Since the Sun sign you were born under has such an amazing influence on your health and well-being, using the herbs that correspond with that sign alone can be a tremendous help in times of

stress or illness. Here's a short list of herbs that seem to be tailor-made for each of the signs, due to their associations with both the planetary ruler and the positive qualities of that sign.

Aries - Mars

Allspice, basil, cayenne, garlic, ginger, mustard, onion, pepper.

It's no secret that Aries is the astrological equivalent of a bullet.

It's a red-hot burst of energy that's capable of overcoming any obstacle by charging straight for it. The ruler of Aries is Mars, the "red" planet, the ancient god of war who was known for his equally fiery temperament. No wonder, then, the herbs that correspond

with your sign are also a bit "hot" to the taste. Use them in cooking to raise your endorphins, the substance Mars loves best.

Taurus - Venus

Apple, apricot, blackberry, cherry, heather, hibiscus, raspberry, rose.

Taurus is the sign that's fondest of the pleasures that life inside these bodies can provide. Whether it's a blazing sunset, a symphony by Mozart, or a delicious meal, you folks are experts at enjoying the physical delights of the senses. It's no surprise that the herbs you'll enjoy most are the sweet ones, since your planet, Venus, is the purveyor of sweetness. Use each of them to satisfy that sweet tooth.

Gemini - Mercury

Clover, eyebright, fennel, lemongrass, lemon verbena, marjoram, parsley.

Your quick-witted, fleet-footed energy just loves variety - in fact, the expression "variety is the spice of life" was written with you in mind. Each of these herbs provide a different type of taste, and most

can be combined in a light, aromatic tea you can sip on the run. Use clove or slippery elm to protect against gossip and to keep your thoughts and actions grounded.

Cancer - Moon

Aloe, lemon balm, chamomile, mimosa, lavender, lilac.

Nurturing is your business, Cancer, and you distribute your soothing

touch to one and all. There's nothing you like better than a home that smells good, too, whether it's because there's something wonderful simmering on the stove, a vase of fresh flowers on the dining room table, or a warm, fragrant bubble bath waiting for you

upstairs. Each of the herbs listed above are known for their ability to calm, heal, or bring a wonderful aroma to the environment. Use aloe to soothe burns and scrapes and chamomile for a wonderful bedtime tea.

Leo - Sun

Chicory, cinnamon, goldenseal, rosemary, St. John's wort, sandalwood.

Your planet is the Sun, Leo, the source of life and warmth that keeps

us all alive and provides us with the energy we need to keep pursuing our life's quest. It makes perfect sense, then, that the bright, cheerful sunflower would be the perfect representation of your equally bright and happy sign. Herbs like goldenseal and St. John's wort are tailor-made for you, too, since their ability to keep the body resistant to illness and depression are well known. Mix a bit of

chicory with your morning coffee to help remove any obstacles that come up.

Virgo - Mercury

Caraway, dill, eyebright, horehound, lily of the valley, marjoram, savory.

Your quick-thinking meticulous sign likes nothing better than a mental challenge, Virgo, whether it's organising a pile of papers at the office, solving a puzzle, or learning a new skill. The herbs listed above are all well known for their subtle abilities to strengthen the mind, and many can be mixed together in teas to give you a boost you often need at the end of a long day. The lily of the

valley seems perfect for you, too, with its subtle, "clean" scent and

delicate flowers.

Libra - Venus

Catnip, passion flower, persimmon, rose, sugar cane, violet.

There's no sign as fond of pleasing others as yours, Libra, whether

it's by saying just the right thing to bring warring factions together, or by using your polite charm to draw the object of your desires closer. Of course, catnip is famous for its effects on our feline friends, but its also traditionally used in conjunction with rose petals to bring loving relationships that last forever. Since

you're ruled by Venus, you're capable of being every bit as sweet as the sugar cane - but if you need a bit of help to attract a beloved, use this potent plant (sugar cane) that's long been used to conjure love - sweetly.

Scorpio - Pluto/Mars

Ginseng, dill, patchouli, pomegranate, saffron, vanilla.

As fond as you are of intensity and intimacy, Scorpio, it's no wonder

the herbs you'll love best are famous for their use in stirring up passion. Drink ginseng tea (or offer some to your beloved) to induce a magnetic physical attraction. Wear patchouli to arouse lust and silently conjure the magic of the Beltane rituals. Present the object of your desire with a pomegranate, the fruit traditionally associated with seductive Pluto, your ruling planet.

Sagittarius - Jupiter

Anise, clove, fig, hyssop, mugwort, myrtle, nutmeg, rosemary, sage.

There's no sign that hangs on to youth with more fervency and determination than yours Sagittarius. To keep that youthful appearance and disposition going as you travel the world in search of yet another experience, drink a tea made of anise, rosemary, and vervain. To aid in making your dreams more prophetic than they already are, use mugwort. Burn clove incense to attract the wealth you'll need to pay for your travels.

Capricorn - Saturn

Comfrey, horsetail, mint, poppy, sassafras, woodruff.

You've always been described as a very "focused" sign, Capricorn, intent on self-sufficiency and material success. The influence of your planet, Saturn, gives you the ambition and self-discipline to attain those goals, and to ensure success and prosperity in business matters, too. Each of the herbs mentioned above are known for their ability to attract that success, and most can be mixed together in a tea.

Aquarius - Uranus/Saturn

Anise, bittersweet, citron, dandelion, lemon verbena, rosemary, sage.

Your sign is a cerebral one, Aquarius, and your ability to turn "odd" or eccentric ideas into strokes of genius is well known. Since communication (and mass communication in particular) is your speciality, the herbs above are all associated with the air principle, which rules the intellectual side of life. To increase

your already powerful intuition, use citron, clover, or rosemary. Above all else, listen to that intuition. It will seldom prove to be wrong.

Pisces - Neptune/Jupiter

Aloe, bay, cotton, eucalyptus, lavender, Norfolk Island pine, rue.

As the most sensitive and psychic of all signs, Pisces, yours is the

one that requires help to ward off the adverse thoughts and intentions of others. Since you have no boundaries to keep you separate from others, you also need protection against negative

influences. To that end, use rue, a powerful herb known to ward off ills of every kind. To stay positive and healthy keep a lavender plant growing either outside or inside your home.

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