Healing Herbs For Your Zodiac Sign
The use of medicinal herbs is as old as astrology itself. All herbs in the plant kingdom have been given the power to heal, both physically and spiritually. Most herbalists in ancient times were also astrologers and they gained insight into the secrets of herbalism by reviewing the different planetary positions.
Herbalist-Astrologers classify the different herbs into categories according to the rulership of the planets and the twelve signs of the zodiac.
Essential oils are made from plant essences. These oils are used in aromatherapy. Usually some drops of essential oil are placed into a warm oil burner filled with water, to disperse aromatic scents into the environment.
Various spices for brewing tea or seasoning food are made from edible herbs. Needless to say, that these spices not only add special flavor to the food and drink, but also has medicinal use.
Plant essences for Aries: frankincense, geranium, honeysuckle, hollyhocks, neroli, pennyroyal, pine, red poppy and thistle.
Spices for Aries: black pepper, clove, coriander, cumin and ginger.
Plant essences for Taurus: black hellebore, daffodil, daisy, foxglove, lilac lily, magnolia and patchouli.
Spices for Taurus: cardamom, cinnamon, fennel, mint, nutmeg, parsley and rose.
Plant essences for Gemini: azalea, benzoin, lavender, lilac, lily-of-the-valley, milk thistle, myrtle and sweet pea.
Spices for Gemini: caraway, bergamot, dill, lavender, lemongrass, lily of the valley, peppermint and thyme.
Plant essences for Cancer: carnation, iris, jasmine, juniper, palmarosa, plumeria, sandalwood, southern magnolia water buttercup white poppy, white rose, water lily (lotus) and yarrow.
Spices for Cancer: cardamom, carnation, chamomile and lemon.
Plant essences for Leo: bay, dahlia, frankincense, heliotrope, juniper, marigold, mugwort, nasturtium, neroli, petitgrain, red poppy, sunflower and yellow lily.
Spices for Leo: basil, cinnamon, ginger, lime orange and rosemary.
Plant essences for Virgo: aster, chrysanthemum, clary, costmary, cypress, fern, honeysuckle, ivy, lemon balm, oak moss and patchouli.
Spices for Virgo: dill, fennel, sage and parsley.
Plant essences for Libra: asters, burdock, daffodil, daisies, eucalyptus, foxglove, geraniums, orchids, palmarosa, plantain, pine, roses, and violets.
Spices for Libra: chamomile, dill, eucalyptus, fennel, peppermint, spearmint and vanilla.
Plant essences for Scorpio: anemone, blackthorn, gardenia, geranium, heather, honeysuckle, hops, horehound, hyacinth, pennyroyal, pine, rhododendron, tuberose, woodruff and wormwood.
Spices for Scorpio: aniseed, black pepper, cardamom, coffee, ginger, rosemary and thyme.
Plant essences for Sagittarius: bergamot, birthwort and helichrysum.
Spices for Sagittarius: nutmeg and saffron.
Plant essences for Capricorn: calendula, carnations, dahlias, hydrangeas, lemon balm, mace, orange blossom, oak moss, peonies, savory and vetivert.
Spices for Capricorn: bergamot, cayenne pepper, clove, green tea, nutmeg, rosemary and saffron.
Plant essences for Aquarius: bird of paradise, bitter almond, costmary, hops, jack-in-the-pulpit, lavender, patchouli, pine, sweet pea, tea tree, tiger lily and trillium.
Spices for Aquarius: hyssop, lemon verbena, parsley, and star anise.
Plant essences for Pisces: camphor, gardenia, hyacinth, jasmine, lilac, mugwort, myrrh, orchid, palmarosa, pansy, sandalwood, water lily, wisteria and ylang-ylang.
Spices for Pisces: allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, marjoram and vanilla.