Archive for August, 2013

8.20.13 — Full Moon Cosmic Oracle

DesertStar Full Moon Cosmic Oracle

— 8.20.13 —



The Power of the Heroine ~ feminine power from the depths of the inner world assists in accepting and understanding the mysterious nature of life.


Surrounded by Fauns, Flora celebrates the arrival of spring. Blossoms appear on the trees and the renewal of life is visible throughout the countryside. Set in the verdant landscape, a rotunda provides a place to quietly reflect on the beauty and vibrancy of the new season. The time to pay tribute to growth and prosperity has arrived. As a fertility goddess, Flora gave Juno magic herbs to help her conceive. Juno fell pregnant and gave birth to Mars, the god whose name is linked to the month of March and the arrival of spring.

When Flora is chosen she announces a season of renewal, bringing the spirit of growth and success to a new project or relationship. She brings a new awareness of personal values and a feeling of security. This may also suggest a renewed physical awareness, causing you to feel more sensual and energetic. The appearance of Flora predicts the entry into a season of prosperity and resourcefulness.

Feminine Wisdom

Our life force is a renewable resource which flowers when it is time for the new cycle to take hold in the world.


Full Moon in Aquarius

This Full Moon is also known as a Blue Moon, being the second full Moon to take place in Leo/Aquarius


This AQUARIUS FULL MOON has an extra bit of creative magic with the Sun in Leo. The time is potent to follow our hearts to create new pathways. There is a simultaneous shedding and emerging as we focus to ground our visions into form. Some deep activations happening as well so we must move with the changes, allow what wants to come forth, and trust our inner knowing and guidance.

Moon in Aquarius — Sun in Leo

Aquarius is the water bearer – stands for a bridge between Heaven and Earth – the emanating divine flowing waters. The Moon is in the airy power sign of Aquarius, symbolizing the Cosmic Mind.  Just as the archetypes reflect the basic principles of the Divine Order, the Aquarian Mind reflects that higher order of thinking. The Leo Sun this full Moon is on the royal star, Regulus, located at the Lion’s Heart. When the Sun is on Regulus, it bestows power, authority and honor to those worthy of them. So let us be worthy to take on our own authority in the world. Let us own our inner Queen and inner King.

This 2nd Leo/Aquarius Full Moon activates the energy of one of the four ancient Persian Royal Stars, considered to be sentinels of humanity’s evolution. 

Aquarius offers us freedom at the same time as it demands that we find ways to work together for the benefit of all humanity. We need that larger vision if we want to evolve humanity beyond our culture of violence, self-centeredness and domination into one of peace, partnership and creativity. The energy of Leo is heart-centered and heart-felt.  Leo’s confidence comes from knowing what lies at the heart of life—creativity, love, generosity to others and a deep sense of Self. The royal nature of Leo stems from this self-confidence in Life—when we realize that we are responsible for the choices we make in our lives. We are not powerless, even in the face of oppression. Leo is the power of fire, of spirit, of creativity.  Fire consumes, warms, and illuminates; fire symbolizes purification and transformation. The alchemical fires transform our consciousness, opening us to deeper insights and wider understanding.

Blue Moon

A Blue Moon signals the completion of a process which began with the first Full Moon of the two. The time is potent to follow our hearts to create new pathways

An astrological Blue Moon is a rare thing and something to be noted. It occurs when the Moon is full twice in a solar month, giving us two successive Full Moons in the same zodiac sign. The second of those Moons is a Blue Moon. The next such moon isn’t until June 2016.

The July 22 Aquarius Full Moon occurred at 1 degree Aquarius (Moon) and 1 degree Leo (Sun)

August 20  Full Moon occurs at 29 degrees Aquarius (Moon) and 29 degrees Leo (Sun)


Throughout the intervening month there’s been a lot of pressure needing release and emotions needing acknowledgement. This is a Moon which seeks to empower us to make positive choices and significant changes in our lives. She sees our potential and shines upon each one of us equally, knowing that within every individual lies the possibility of change and growth, no matter who, where or what we are, what we have done or what we believe.

 At times like this we have a golden opportunity for growth and transformation, a chance to release the fetters that keep us constricted and bound. We have an opportunity to ‘do’ life in a different way, and the more of us that can do that, the greater the potential for inner shifts to be reflected in wider societal and global change. The next two weeks will bring a dramatic appearance of new spiritual qualities and events, and those who go deep and understand the nature of the subconscious mind will find new power and answers to the Great Mystery we’ve all been exploring for several months. Since Jupiter is firmly in Cancer, we can use emotional intelligence as we explore and find truth in new cares, new feelings, and a new sense of stability.

As with last month’s Lunations, family and personal feelings will run strong, so be clear about what you’re feeling as a result of the facts you’re seeing or the actions you’ve taken or are taking. Some may experience impatience and frustration at the pace of the process, while others will glimpse a new identity suddenly revealed that revolutionizes the life.

With any full moon phase, it brings you in touch with emotions and feelings as well as anything that has been lingering in the shadows within the subconscious mind becomes illuminated.

Aquarius Full Moon Apothecary Suggestions

Gemstones, Essential Oils & Flower Essences

 Leo is associated with the heart, spine, and hair while Aquarius is associated with the calves, ankles, peripheral circulatory system, and the body’s bioenergetics. Pay extra attention to these areas of the body around the time of this Full Moon.


Aquarius Full Moon GemStones

Pearl, Moonstone, Tektite, Aquamarine, Lapis, Amazonite, Carnelian

Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil

Associated with eternal peace and happiness, quintessential Aquarian ideals, sweet marjoram is known for its antispasmodic and circulation-enhancing properties. With its pacifying fragrance and tension-calming effects, this essential oil may help to calm an overly stimulated nervous system. Use in a diffusor, smell a few drops from the bottle and/or add to some almond massage oil.

 Buttercup Flower Essence

When you need some support stoking the inner flame of self-value, buttercup flower essence may be of benefit. It’s especially good for periods when we are judging ourselves by external markers of success that, in turn, degrade our sense of self-worth. It helps shift the source of light from the unreliable-without to the eternally-sustaining-within. (Flower essences are made from flower-infused water and work energetically to restore emotional and mental balance. You can find them in natural food stores or holistic pharmacies.)



“I embrace the uniqueness that I am and I naturally connect with all of life through the heart center.”


[Blue Moon Information]

Planetary Apothecary, Dipali Desai, Sarah Varcas, Robert Wilkinson, Cathy Pagano,

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Ancient Feminine Wisdom of Goddesses and Heroines


Medical Astrology ~ Planetary Anatomy

Medical Astrology


Planetary Anatomy



Heart, Spine, General vitality

 Ruler of the system is Sun, the giver of life. Its influence is vitalizing, hot, dry and constructive. It governs the heart, vitality, blood and brain. The right eye in a male and the left eye in a female. Sun causes physical disorders and those arising from cold. Operates chiefly through the anterior pituitary gland, to affect the circulation of the blood through the heart and the arteries; the tear ducts; the spinal cord.



Stomach, Digestive System, Female Organs, Lymphatic System

 Ruler over the natural function of the body. It is cold, moist and assimilative, and governs the breast, stomach, fluidic and lymphatic systems. Left eye in a male and right eye in a female. Moon denotes functional disorders and irregularities of the furor.  The substance of the body, as distinguished from the vitality flowing through it; the alimentary canal; the child-bearing female organs and functions; the lymphs; the sympathetic nervous system; the cerebellum, the lower ganglia.



Brain, Central Nervous System, Thyroid Gland, Five Senses, Hands

 Ruler over the brain and mind its nature is changeable and variable. The Nervous system, lungs, tongue, speech, hands, arms and mouth are under the influence of this. Mercury affects nervous and mental disorders.  The thyroid gland; the brain and the cerebro-spinal nervous system; the sense of sight; the tongue and the organs of speech; the hands as instruments of intelligence.



Throat, Kidneys, Thymus Gland, Sense of Touch, Ovaries

 Warm and Moist in nature and governs the throat, chin, complexion, cheeks, Umbilicus and the internal parts of the generative organs. Venus produces complaints caused by excesses and pleasures. The thymus gland, the sense of touch; the throat, kidneys, and to some extent the generative system. Its influence has been said to operate through the solar plexus, upon the functions of digestion and nutrition. It has an indirect influence upon features, complexion, hair – in so far as those express beauty.



Muscles, Head, Adrenal Glands, Senses of Smell and Taste

 Is hot, dry and inflammatory. It governs the forehead, bile, nose, gall and muscular system. Mars causes inflammatory disorders and accidents.  The cortex, or cortical portion of the adrenal gland; the head, externally; the sense of taste; the breasts and the maternal functions, and in part the generative organs; the motor nerves; the excretory organs; the red corpuscles of the blood.



Liver, Thighs, Feet, Growth, Pituitary Gland

 Warm and Moist in nature but mild. Governs the blood, seed, liver, arterial system, pleura, right ear and the absorptive system. Jupiter disposes to blood disorders and diseases due to excesses. The posterior pituitary gland; feet, thighs, liver, intestines, blood plasma, muscles, growth; also control of shoulders and arms, in motions that for effectiveness depend upon good timing.



Skin, Hair, Teeth, Bones, the Body’s Defenses, Spleen

 Cold, dry, contracting and obstructive. Rules over the joints, bones, spleen, teeth, knees. Saturn denotes chronic complaints through cough, cold and nerve weakness. The medullary portion of the adrenal gland; the skin and the secretive system; teeth; bones, joints and tendons-particularly the knee and the calf of the leg; the spleen; the organs and sense of hearing.



Parathyroid Gland, Neural Activity, Aura

 The parathyroid gland; the brain and nervous system; the electric and magnetic emanations.



Pineal Gland, Psychic Healing

The pineal gland, the organs of extra-sensory perception; intuitive and psychic receptivity.



Pancreas, Metabolism, Elimanation

 The Pancreas, and the digestive glands; the enzymes which effect catalytic and hydrolitic transformations essential to proper metabolism.



[Planetary Anatomy Information],

Medical Astrology ~ Sun Sign Anatomy & Ailments

Medical Astrology


Sun Sign Anatomy & Ailments



 Body Parts Ruled: head, brain, eyes, face, muscles, pineal gland

 Ailments: anything to do with the head. Headache, migraine, sinus problems, head colds, nosebleeds, fever, inflammation, hemorrhage, high blood pressure, eruptions, burns, scalds, insect bites and stings.



 Body Parts Ruled: neck, throat, thyroid gland, larynx, chin, lower jaw, ears, tongue, vocal chords, jugular vein, tonsils

 Ailments: anything to do with the throat or neck, sore throat, stiff neck, tension, excess weight, under-active thyroid gland



 Body Parts Ruled: hands, fingers, arms, shoulders, upper ribs, lungs, bronchial tracts, trachea, thymus gland, nerves and nervous system

 Ailments: those relating to the mental faculty and those associated with the nerves, nervous strain, restlessness especially of the mind, chest and lung complaints, asthma, pleurisy, insomnia, amnesia



 Body Parts Ruled: breasts, breastbone, stomach, alimentary canal, lower ribs, womb, pancreas

 Ailments: stomach and digestive complaints, upset stomach, breast disorders, lymphatic system disorders, obesity



 Body Parts Ruled: upper back, spine, spleen, heart, aorta, circulation

 Ailments: heart problems, hardening of the arteries, high or low blood pressure, spinal and back problems, blood disorders



 Body Parts Ruled: nervous system, intestines, stomach, abdomen, lower dorsal nerves, bowels, nails, spleen

 Ailments: anxiety, nervous tension, bowel and digestive system disorders, intestinal disorders, abdominal disorders


 Body Parts Ruled: lower back (lumbar region), lumbar nerves, buttocks, kidneys, adrenal glands, blood vessels, skin

 Ailments: associated with the kidneys and any problems that arise with them, those conditions brought about by excess and over-indulgence, obesity. It is associated with venereal diseases.



 Body Parts Ruled: genitals, bladder, cervix, anus, genito-urinary tract, prostate gland

 Ailments: Pluto rules Scorpio so it is associated with ailments of the reproductive and excretory systems. It occasions deep changes within whatever condition arises. Can be likened to a volcano bubbling beneath the surface. Ailments: anything hidden or deep.



 Body Parts Ruled: liver, hips, thighs, arterial system, pelvis, femur (thighbone)

 Ailments: Jupiter rules the liver and any complaints of it. As Jupiter’s main keyword is that of expansion, it governs swellings and things that grow such as tumours and other growths, either malignant or benign. It is also associated with being overweight and over-indulgence in food, alcohol and drugs.



 Body Parts Ruled: bones, joints, knees, skin, teeth

Ailments: Saturn rules the skin and bones and by its nature of restriction and generally slowing things down, anything that is degenerative is ruled by it. It produces blockages and is associated with poor growth. Dental problems, skin problems, arthritis



 Body Parts Ruled: Circulatory system, ankles, Achilles heal, calves, shins, breath, eyesight

 Ailments: Circulatory problems, varicose veins, anxiety, muscular spasms, arthritis, palpitations



 Body Parts Ruled: feet

 Ailments: addiction to alcohol or drugs, suspension of normal functioning, wasting diseases and general lethargy. Anything that impairs normal functioning or gradual erosion of functions. Immune system problems, fluid retention, hormonal imbalances, chilblains, glandular problems


[Astrology & Anatomy Information]

Astrological Essential Oils


Astrological Anatomy ~ Solar Energy/Lunar Needs

The full expression of your Sun Sign provides you with the energy to move ahead in your life. When this expression gets blocked it can show up in your body with physical symptoms in the areas associated with each sign. The same goes for your Moon Sign; when your Moon’s needs are not being met, you may find yourself having symptoms in those areas associated with your Moon Sign. (See chart)

For example, if your Sun is in Aries, you’ll read “Solar Energy” and if your Moon is in Aries you’ll read “Lunar Needs”. We tend to be more conscious of our Solar Energy than we are of our Lunar Needs.

Body parts and Emotional expression for each Sign and Planet


[Astrology & Anatomy Information]

DesertStar —Planetary— Apothecary




The Planets:

Characteristics & their Sun Sign, Metal, Color, Gemstone, Flower


PAmercGemini, Virgo

Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo. Mercury represents reason, reasonableness (common sense), that which is rational. It stands for the spoken and written word, putting in order, weighing and evaluating, the process of learning and skills.

Metal: Quicksilver

Color: Violet

Gemstone: Hemitite

Flowers: Jasmine, Honeysuckle.


PAvenTaurus, Libra

Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra. Venus gives us a sense of beauty, the enjoyment of pleasure, aesthetic awareness, love of harmony, sociability, taking pleasure in relationships and eroticism.

Metal: Copper

Color: Yellow

Gemstone: Emerald

Flower: Rose




Mars is the ruler of Aries and the co-ruler of Scorpio. Mars represents the energy and drive of a person, their courage, determination, the freedom of spontaneous impulse. It also describes the readiness for action, the way one goes about doing things as well as simple aggression.

Metal: Iron

 Color: Red

Gemstone: Red Jasper

Flower: Hollyhock



Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius and co-ruler of Pisces. The search for individual meaning and purpose, optimism, hope and a sense of justice are represented by Jupiter. So also faith, a basic philosophy of life, the striving for spiritual growth and expansion.

Metal: Tin

Color: Purple

Gemstone: Amethyst

Flower: Dahlia



Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn and the co-ruler of Aquarius. Saturn shows how we experience “reality”, where we meet with resistance and discover our limitations. It represents the conscience and moral conviction, the laws and rules which we choose to obey. It also tells us about  our powers of endurance and the ability to concentrate, it lends qualities like earnestness, caution and reserve.

Metal: Lead

Color: Blue

Gemstone: Lapis Lazuli

Flower: Statice



Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius. Uranus stands for intuition, it transmits sudden inspiration and lightning insights. An openness for all that is new, unknown and unusual. A sort of wrong-headed contrariness is also associated with this planet. It is said to be characteristic of astrology as such.

 Metal: Uranium

Color: White

Gemstone: Aquamarine

Flower: Clover



Neptune is the ruler of Pisces. This planet gives us the supersensory, opens doors to mystical experience and the transcendental. On this level it is hard to discern where perception moves into deception, illusion and false appearances, and so Neptune is associated with all of these, with drugs and all kinds of pseudo-realities.

Metal: Neptunium

Gemstone: Amertrine

 Color:  Iridescence

Flower: Violet



Pluto rules Scorpio. Pluto describes how we deal with power, personal and non-personal, be it through suffering the power of others or exercising it ourselves. It describes how we meet the demonic and magical, our regenerative powers and our capacity for radical change and rebirth: the cycles of dying and becoming.

 Metal: Plutonium

Color: Violet

 Gemstone: Chalcedony

Flower: Pitcher plant



The Moon is the ruler of Cancer. The Moon represents our feelings and emotions, the receptivity, imagination and basic feeling tone of a person. It also has an effect on the sense of rhythm, time and timing, it influences our adaptability to change, our mobility and versatility.

Metal: Silver

Color: Silvery Green

 Gemstone: Moonstone

Flower: Lily



The Sun is the ruler of Leo. The Sun tells us of the actual core of a person, the inner self, of that which is of central concern. It also shows us the general vitality and the ability to assert oneself, it describes a general tone of being which colors everything else.

Metal: Gold

Color: Orange

Gemstone: Carnelian

Flower: Sunflower


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Tarot — Astrology & the Elements


AngelTarot3Astrology & the Elements


Angel Tarot


“All of the words and artwork are positive and beautiful, while still retaining the magical effectiveness of traditional Tarot. Rich with symbolism and imagery – including angels, archangels, unicorns, fairies,dragons and mermaids – the Angel Tarot Cards will provide you with inspiring guidance on your life journey!”

– Doreen Virtue


Angel Tarot

Major & Minor Arcana


Tarot was originally two sets of cards, the Major & Minor Arcana.

The two sets were later combined into the now-traditional 78 cards.

The Major Arcana consists of 22 cards describing major life events and turning points in our lives. These cards also represent the different stages from childhood to old age. Each is numbered, as is traditional in Tarot, and features an Archangel who is associated with the cards message. The element of Spirit is represented by Archangels in the Major Arcana.

The Minor Arcana represents more ordinary day-to-day life events and is divided into four suits or elements: Fire, Water, Air & Earth. The elements are represented in the Angel Tarot Deck as;  Fire- Dragons, Water- Mermaids/Mermen, Air- Unicorns, Earth- Fairies. The Minor Arcana cards are numbered I (Ace) through 10, plus the court cards — a Page (card 11), a Knight (card 12), a Queen (card 13), and a King (card 14) for each suit.



IMG_20130810_123537_820-1Aries, Leo, Sagittarius ~ Sun, Mars, Jupiter

Ideas, Inspiration


The Suit of Fire (Red) represents our ideas and inspirations. It’s where we feel passion, display amazing creativity, and set our dreams into motion. The fire element reflects our career, art, adventure, risk-taking, and self-development. Fire can also represent any of your passions. Dragons are the symbol for the Suit of Fire, because of their fiery nature and their iconic place in our imaginations.

In a traditional Tarot deck Fire is represented as the Wand set and in the Angel Tarot deck, the element of Fire is represented by Dragons, the cards are labeled as “Six of Fire”, “Seven of Fire” and so forth. Picture the “fire” breathing image of a Dragon as well as the Chinese Astrology depiction of the Dragon behavior. Fire is action oriented.



IMG_20130810_122824_018-1Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces ~ Moon, Venus, Neptune, Pluto



 The Suit of Water (Turquoise) represents the depth of our emotions. It’s where we fall in love, nurture our children, and open our hearts to deep feelings. The water cards represent love, romance, relationships, family, dreams, and desires. The suit of water also represents the depths of our intuitive and psychic gifts. The beautiful and watery realm of Mermaids and Mermen represent the Suit of Water, because of these creatures’ ability to plunge deep into the hidden worlds of the emotions and the unconscious.

 Water is represented by using Mermaids as the star of this part within the set. In a traditional Tarot it would be known as “Cups”, here its been changed to “Water”: “Seven of Water”, “Eight of Water” etc. The visions of the Mermaids in blue sparkling water associate with emotions, feeling and needs. The Mermaids dive into the depths of water or in this case assists us with getting to the core of an issue internally in order to manifest our desires.



IMG_20130810_122111_625-1Gemini, Libra, Aquarius ~ Mercury, Venus, Uranus


 Pegasus, Unicorn

The Suit of Air (Blue) represents our intellect. It’s where we make decisions, analyze situations, and give voice to our thoughts. The suit of air represents justice, truth, ideals, the legal system, communication and other intellectual areas. As fear and worry generally live in the mind, the suit of air can also involve struggles and concerns in our lives. To represent the Suit of Air, Unicorns were chosen because of their tranquil essence and symbolize peaceful thoughts.

 As for the Sword set in a traditional Tarot which would be the element of ‘Air’, in Angel Tarot it is represented by Unicorns. “Five of Air”, “Six of Air” etc. Imagine a Unicorns horn as a symbol of the Sword. Unicorns are airy and whimsical just like the element of Air which also represents thought and mental processes.



IMG_20130810_121832_671-1Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn ~ Venus, Saturn, Mercury

Material world, objects, issues


 The Suit of Earth (Green) represents the material world, in which we deal with making a living, caring for our bodies, and looking after mother earth. Aspects of our lives represented by this suit include money, work, home, security, health, resources, education, society, and the environment. For the Earth Suit, the realm of Fairies were chosen because of their magical manifesting abilities and their close connection to our planet, Earth.

The Pentacles reside in the Earth element in a traditional Tarot, but in the Angel Tarot deck the images are of Fairies in garden like atmospheres, “Three of Earth”, “Four of Earth”. etc. Fairies are outside in nature and assist us with concrete needs such as finances, home and sometimes obtaining love.



IMG_20130810_120759_083-1The beginning and ending of all things

“5th Element ~ Quinta Essentia”

 The Major Arcana (Purple) represents the different stages from childhood to old age. Each is numbered, as is traditional in Tarot, and features an Archangel who is associated with the cards message. The element of Spirit is represented by Archangels in the Major Arcana.


Major Arcana ~ Archangel

Justice – Archangel Raguel

The Sun – Archangel Uriel

The Hermit – Archangel Raziel

The Wheel – Archangel Michael

The Chariot – Archangel Metatron

Life Experience – Archangel Chamuel

Strength – Archangel Azrael

The Dreamer – Archangel Metatron

Unity – Archangel Sandalphon

Renewal – Archangel Jeremial

Awakening – Archangel Gabriel

The Lovers – Archangel Raphael

The World – Archangel Michael

The Star – Archangel Jophiel

Balance – Archangel Zadkiel

Ego – Archangel Jophiel

The High Priestess – Archangel Haniel

The Magician – Archangel Raziel

The Empress – Archangel Gabriel

The Emperor – Archangel Michael

Release – Archangel Azrael


Astrological List of the Major Arcana


Major Arcana ~ Sun Sign/Planet

 The Dreamer – Uranus

The Magician – Mercury

The High Priestess – Moon

The Empress – Venus

The Emperor – Aries

Unity – Taurus

Lovers – Gemini

Chariot – Cancer

Justice – Libra

Hermit – Virgo

The Wheel – Jupiter

Strength – Leo

Awakening – Neptune

Release – Scorpio

Balance – Sagittarius

Ego – Capricorn

Life Experience – Mars



[tarot & astrology + element information]

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Astrological Elements — Fire,Earth,Air,Water & Spirit

Astrological Elements

PSignElementFire, Earth, Air, Water & Spirit

Qualities, Gender, Elemental, Direction, Color, Symbols, Herbs, Planets, Sun Signs, Season,Time


Fire1Spirit Warmth & Energy

 Aries — Leo — Sagittarius

Fire is associated with strength, activity, blood and life-force. It is also seen has highly purifying and protective, consuming impurities and driving back the darkness. Fire is traditionally seen as the most rarefied and spiritual of the physical elements because of its masculine properties (which were superior to female properties), its lack of physical existence, its production of light, and its transformative power when it comes in contact with more physical material.

 Fire is the element of fullness and life, and it is closely associated with the Sun. Fire is active, confident, and assertive. People with a strong emphasis of the fire element are spontaneous and impulsive, they apply their energies wholeheartedly. Their emotional response is quick and they have a lively imagination.  The fire signs can’t sit around and wait for something to happen, and have to get up and do something. This makes them the most daring signs. They tend to have a lot of energy, and they tend to be more enthusiastic and positive than the other signs. They’re also more impulsive and hot-headed though. The fire signs are Aries, which is the most energetic of the three; Leo, which is the most warm of the three; and Sagittarius, which is the most optimistic of the three.

 Qualities: Warm, Dry

Gender: Masculine (active)

Elemental: Firedrakes (visible to humans as dragon shaped flames in a fire)

Golden Dawn direction: South

Golden Dawn color: Red

Symbols: Candle, Sword, Athame, Incense Burner

Herbs: Cinnamon, Pepper, Ginger, Garlic, Basil, Cedar, Rosemary, Dragon’s Blood

Planets: Sol (Sun), Mars, Jupiter

Sun Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Season: Summer

Time of Day: Noon



Earth1Material, Possessions, Security

Taurus — Virgo — Capricorn

Earth is the element of stability, groundedness, fertility, materiality, potential and stillness. Earth can also be an element of beginnings and endings, or death and rebirth, as life comes from the ground and then decomposes back into earth after death. Earth corresponds with midnight, winter, and the new moon. While these things might represent barrenness, more often they are representative of potential and transformation, the point where the old gives way to the new; the empty fertility ready to feed new creations. Earth is stable, practical, and sensible. Earthy people react quietly and slowly. They apply themselves with endurance. Emotionally they are deeply rooted and slow to change. The earth signs have patience, and they prefer to wait, letting things happen in their own time, instead of pushing the matter. This can make them stuck in their ways at times, and they can be the most closed of the signs. They prefer to have a calm, stable life, and are the most hard-working. The earth signs are Taurus, which is the most immoveable of the three; Virgo, which is the most practical of the three; and Capricorn, which is the hardest worker of the three.

 Qualities: Cold, Dry

Gender: Feminine (passive)

Elemental: Gnomes

Golden Dawn direction: North

Golden Dawn color: Green

Symbols: Salt, Stones, Herbs, Cords

Herbs: Fern, Vervain, Primrose, Mugwort, Honeysuckle

Planets: Venus, Saturn, Mercury

Sun Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Season: Winter

Time of Day: Midnight



Air1Communication, Intellect

Gemini — Libra — Aquarius

 Air is the element of new beginnings, intelligence, youth, increase and creativity. As such, it is associated with spring, the waxing moon, and sunrise. Things are growing warmer and brighter, while plants and animals give birth to a new generation. Air is intellectual, sociable, and open. Airy people are quick and animated. They apply their energies in very diverse ways. They tend to intellectualize their feelings and expectations. The air signs experience the world through their minds, and they can overdo it more than the other signs. They love conversation for the mental stimulation, and this makes them the most sociable signs, as well as the most open. They can be too aloof or detached at times, and have a hard time with emotions. The air signs are Gemini, which is the most adaptable of the three; Libra, which is the most fair of the three; and Aquarius, which is the most inventive of the three.  Largely intangible and without permanent form, air is an active, masculine element, superior to the more material elements of water and earth.

 Qualities: Warm, Moist

Gender: Masculine (active)

Elemental: Sylphs (tiny winged creatures)

Golden Dawn direction: East

Golden Dawn color: Yellow

Symbols: Feather, Incense, Wand, Oils

Herbs: Clover, Lavender, Mistletoe, Meadowsweet, Sage

Planets: Mercury, Venus, Uranus

Sun Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Season: Spring

Time of Day: Dawn



Water1Emotion, Nurturing, Intuition

Cancer — Scorpio — Pisces

Water is the element of emotion, the unconscious, as opposed to the conscious intellectualism of air, and wisdom, particularly the wisdom of age. Water is one of two elements that have a physical existence that can interact with all of the physical senses. Water is still considered less material (and thus superior) to earth because possesses more motion and activity than earth. It represents a time past the peak of livelihood, moving toward the end of the cycle. Water is changeable, emotional, and sensitive. People with a strongly emphasized water element are feeling types and are very sensitive. Their imaginative and emotional lives are deep and rich. The water signs experience the world through their feelings, and they can have a hard time sifting through them properly, becoming overwhelmed by their emotions. They are the most sensitive of the signs, to their own problems and to other people’s. The water signs are Cancer, which is the most nurturing of the three; Scorpio, which is the most intense of the three; and Pisces, which is the most compassionate of the three.

 Qualities: Cold, Moist

Gender: Feminine (passive)

Elemental: Nymphs (similar to water faeries), Undines (water-based nymphs)

Golden Dawn direction: West

Golden Dawn color: Blue

Symbols: Chalice, Goblet, Cauldron, Mirror

Herbs: Jasmine, Gardenia, Rose, Yarrow, Irish Moss, Sandalwood

Planets: Moon, Venus, Neptune,Pluto,

Sun Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Season: Fall

Time of Day: Dusk



Spirit15th Element — Quinta Essentia

Western traditional sources also take into account a fifth element, the ‘quinta essentia’. This very simply describes the soul or the spiritual being of a person. It stands apart from the other four elements and is not depicted in the horoscope. This is why it is frequently overlooked. It takes us beyond the doctrine of the four elements and their application in the field of astrology. It hints at the freedom of man and reminds us of the great mystery of the eternal.

 The element of spirit does not have the same arrangements of correspondences as the physical elements, since spirit is not physical. Various different systems may associate planets, tools and so-forth to it, but such correspondences are far less standardized than those of the other four elements. The element of spirit goes by several names, the most common being spirit, ether or aether and quintessence, which is literally Latin for “fifth element.” There is also no standard symbol for spirit, although circles are common. Eight-spoked wheels and spirals are also sometimes used to represent spirit.

Spirit is a bridge between the physical and the spiritual. In cosmological models, spirit is the transitory material between the physical and celestial realms. Within the microcosm, spirit is the bridge between body and soul.

Golden Dawn direction: Above, Below, Within

Golden Dawn color: Violet, Orange, White


Elemental Correspondences


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Planetary Herbalism

Planetary Herbalism


Ruling Planets, Sun Signs & Herbs



Taurus, Libra

Peppermint *Rose *Thyme *Burdock *Catnip *Colt’s Foot *Lady’s Mantle *Motherwort *Mugwort *PennyRoyal *Raspberry *Yarrow *Elder *Feverfew *Mallow, Marsh *Tansy *Plantain *St. John’s Wort *Bergamot *Sunflower *Horsetail *Cornsilk *Mint *Violet *Stevia *Dandelion *Alfalfa *Lamb’s quarter *Clover



Aloe *Basil *Black Pepper *Pine *Blessed Thistle *Hops *Nettle *Cayenne Pepper *Garlic *Self-Heal *Hawthorn *Broom, Butcher’s *Wormwood *Barberry, Common *Tarragon *Pepper, Black *Thistle, Blessed Holy *Stinging Nettle *All-Heal *Chervil *Geranium *Rose Petals *Hops *Yucca



Chamomile *Celery *Juniper *Rosemary *Angelica *Lovage *Rue *St. John’s Wort *Bay Laurel *Eyebright *Butterbur *Laurel, Bay *Sweet Bay Laurel *Mistletoe *Hawthorne *Calendula *Sunflower *Daisy *Lemon Balm *Terragon *Eyebright



Clary Sage *White Willow *Chickweed *Cleavers *Sage *Aloe *Lemon Balm *Bay *Parsley *Blue vervain, Lettuces *Cleavers *Lavender *Woodruff



Jasmine *Lemon Balm *Sage *Borage *Chervil *Dandelion *Hyssop *Meadowsweet *Bilberry *Agrimony *Costmary *Melissa *Turmeric   *Berberis Root *Goldenseal *Milk Thistle



Comfrey *Shepherd’s Purse *Mullein *Hemp/Cannabis *Elm, Slippery *Slippery Elm *Rosemary *Tarragon *Caraway *Chamomile *Marjoram *Chaparral



Caraway *Dill *Fennel *Lavender *Myrtle *Oregano *Licorice *Parsley *Valerian *Horehound, White *Fenugreek *Flax *Carrot *Sweet Marjoram *Anise *Catnip *Minto *Crabapple essence *Cumin *Mint *Daisy flower essence



Basil *Lemon Balm *Borage *Sage *Wild Lettuce *Sea-weed *Clematis *Oat flower



Kava *Valerian *Sage *Purslane *Chlorophyll *Comfrey *Rosemary *Fennel *Violet *Valerian



Basil *Sage *Catnip *Coriander *Nettle *Comfrey *Chaparral *Willow *Chicory *Peony *Ocotillia



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Element, Keyphrase, Keywords, Ruling Planet, Color

GemStone, Metal, Essential Oil, Herb, Flora/Plant, Tree & Tarot Card




 Air Sign – “I know”

Independent, Eccentric, Friendly, Spiritual, Rational, Humanitarian

 Ruling Planet – Saturn/Uranus

Color – Turquoise

Gemstone – Star Sapphire, Labradorite, Garnet

Metal – Uranium

Essential Oil – Vetivert, Patchouli and Myrrh

Herb – Fumitory, Hemp

Flora – Pansy, Blue Cornflower, Solomon’s Seal, Orchid, Star of Bethlehem, Eryngium (sea holly), arum lily (Zantedeschia), bird of paradise (Strelitzia), pitcher plant (Sarracenia), banksia, protea, yucca, aloe

Tree – Poplar, Tamarisk, Cypress and the sweetly scented Lime – or Linden, Oriental Vetivert

Tarot Card – Star



PISC8 FEB 19 – MAR 20

 Water Sign – “I believe”

Nebulous, Impressionable, Sensitive, Compassionate, Eclectic, Dreamer

Ruling Planet – Neptune

Gemstone – Pearl, Coral, Amethyst

Color – White, Silvery Green

Metal – Tin

Essential Oil – Lemon Balm, Clary Sage, Rose, Pine

Herb – Lemon Balm, Borage, Costmary, Hyssop, Sage and Clary Sage

Flora – Water Lily, Red roses, Dandelions, Pinks & Carnations, Madonna lily (Lilium candidum), Euphorbia marginata, Cyperus (papyrus), stephanotis, jasmine, lilac, narcissus, gypsophila

Tree – Great Oak, Beech

Tarot Card – Moon




 Fire Sign – “I am”

Energetic, Independent, Assertive, Impulsive, Naïve

Ruling Planet – Mars

Color –  Red

Gemstone – Diamond, Ruby, Aquamarine

Metal – Iron

Essential Oil – Coriander, Ginger, Frankincense,

Herb – Ginger, Pepper, Coriander, Basil

Flora – Narcissus, Golden Broom, Thorny Gorse, Royal Blue Mountain Gentians, Pink Cyclamen, Anemones – or Wind Flowers, Opuntia cactus (prickly pear), celosia (cockscomb), thorn-bearing shrubs, red roses, tulips, red peppers, amaryllis

Tree – Hawthorn – or May, Ash, Frankincense

Tarot Card – The Emperor




Earth Sign – “I have”

Loyal, Determined, Stubborn, Possessive, Reliable, Creative

Ruling Planet – Venus

Color – Pale Pink, Green, Blue

Gemstone – Emerald, Diamond

Metal – Copper

Essential Oil – Pennyroyal, Rose, Violet

Herb – Pennyroyal, Tansy, Yarrow

Flora – Damask Rose, Violet, Primrose, Mallow, Vervain, sweet William (Dianthus barbatus), scented stock, fruit-bearing trees, lavender, lilac, aster, lily of the valley, sweet pea

Tree – Apple, Apricot, Cherry, Birch, Tamarind, Myrtle

Tarot Card – Unity




 Air Sign – “I think”

Adaptable, Friendly, Spontaneous, Restless, Talkative, Deductive

Ruling Planet – Mercury

Color – Yellow

Gemstone – Opal, Alexandrite, Reddish Brown Agate, Blue Lace Agate, Emerald

Metal – Mercury

Essential Oil – Peppermint, Lavender, Lemongrass

Herb – Marjoram, Parsley, Valerian, Dill

Flora – Lily of the Valley, Honeysuckle, Solanum (Winter cherries), ranunculus, maidenhair fern (Addiantum), solidago (goldenrod), acacia (mimosa, wattle), daffodil, nut-bearing trees, cactus

Tree – Hazel, Palm

Tarot Card – Lovers




 Water Sign – “I feel”

Protective, Sensitive, Tenacious, Nurturing, Receptive

Ruling Planet – Moon

Color – Silver, Metallic Blue

Gemstone – Moonstone, Pearl

Metal – Silver

Essential Oil – Jasmine, Rose and Tuberose

Herb – Tarragon, Verbena

Flora – Lilies and White Roses, Daisies, Wallflowers, Poppies, cornflower (Centaurea cyanus), Ammi (Queen Anne’s lace), delphinium, ferns, plumbago, passionflower, hydrangea, iris

Tree – Willow

Tarot Card – Chariot



LEO8JULY 23 – AUG 23

 Fire Sign – “I will”

Expressive, Creative, Powerful, Outgoing, Generous, Dramatic

Ruling Planet – Sun

Color – Golden Yellow, Orange

Gemstone – Amber, Ruby

Metal – Gold

Essential Oil – Orange, Lemon, Neroli – made from orange blossom, Petitgrain – made from citrus leaves, Juniper, Lemon Balm, Chamomile, Rosemary

Herb – Chamomile, Golden Saffron, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Angelica, Lemon Balm

Flora – Sunflower, Heliotrope – or Cherry Pie, Scarlet Pimpernel, safflower (Carthamus), croton, Joseph’s coat (Codiaeum), marigold, gerbera, crocosmia, dahlia, clivia

Tree – Bay, Juniper, Orange and Lemon

Tarot Card – Strength




 Earth Sign – “I analyze”

Analytical, Critical, Practical, Efficient, Skilled

Ruling Planet – Mercury

Color –  Navy, Chocolate

Gemstone – Agate, Peridot

Metal – Platinum

Essential Oil – Lavender, Lemongrass and Peppermint

Herb – Marjoram, Parsley, Valerian and Dill

Flora – Poppies, monkshood (Aconitum), hypericum (St John’s wort), chrysanthemum, eucalyptus, veronica, violet, ivy, thistle

Tree – Hazel, Palm

Tarot Card – Hermit




 Air Sign – “I balance”

Harmonious, Sympathetic, Balanced, Sensitive, Artistic, Idealist

Ruling Planet – Venus

Color – all shades of Green

Gemstone – Rose Quartz, Blue Sapphire

Metal – Aluminium

Essential Oil – Pennyroyal, Rose and Violet

Herb – Pennyroyal, Tansy and Yarrow

Flora – Damask Rose, Violet, Primrose, Mallow, Vervain, chincherinchee (Ornithogalum), Moluccella (bells of Ireland), Cymbidium orchid, gardenia, tea roses, tuberose, freesia, gladiolus

Tree – Apple, Apricot, Cherry, Birch, Tamarind, Myrtle

Tarot Card – Justice




 Water Sign – “I want”

Intense, Passionate, Secretive, Driven,Powerful

Ruling Planet – Pluto

Color – Maroon, Blood Red

Gemstone – Bloodstone, Garnet, Opal

Metal – Sodium

Essential Oil –Basil, Coriander, Ginger, Frankincense,

Herb –Ginger, Pepper, Coriander, Basil

Flora – Narcissus, Golden Broom, Thorny Gorse, Royal Blue Mountain Gentians, Pink Cyclamen, Anemones – or Wind Flowers, Venus fly trap (Dionaea), Alpinia (pink ginger), Amaranthus (love lies bleeding), red hot poker (Kniphofia), hibiscus, peony, cactus, anthurium

Tree – Cypress, Hawthorn – or May, Ash, Frankincense

Tarot Card – Release



SAGG8NOV 23 – DEC 21

 Fire Sign – “I see”

Optimist, Philosophical, Independent, Friendly, Jovial, Adventurous

Ruling Planet – Jupiter

Color – royal Blue, deep Purple

Gemstone – Amethyst, Topaz

Metal – Tin

Essential Oil – Lemon Balm, Clary Sage, Rose

Herb – Lemon Balm, Borage, Costmary, Hyssop, Sage, Clary Sage

Flora – Red Roses, Dandelions, Pinks, Carnations, Eremurus (foxtail lily), eustoma (lisianthus), Liatris (blazing star), carnation, crocus, muscari, berried plants, allium

Tree – Great Oak, Beech

Tarot Card – Balance



CAPR8DEC 22 – JAN 19

  Earth Sign – “I use”

Optimist, Philosophical, Independent, Ambitious, Responsible, Organized, Hardworking

Ruling Planet – Saturn

Color –  Grey, dark Green

Gemstone – Turquoise

Metal – Lead

Essential Oil – Vetivert, Patchouli, Myrrh, Gentle Mimosa

Herb – Fumitory, Hemp

Flora – Heartsease – or Pansy, Blue Cornflower, Solomon’s Seal, statice, holly, African violet, ivy, philodendron, kentia palm, snowdrop, jasmine

Tree – Poplar, Tamarisk, Cypress and the sweetly scented Lime – or Linden, Oriental Vetivert

Tarot Card – Ego



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