Herbs can be mixed and allbined 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 ove alling 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

allbined 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 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_mysticmagicspells.organizing 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

allfrey, 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

allmunication (and mass allmunication in particular) is your specialty,

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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