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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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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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DesertStar —SunSign— Apothecary




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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