Magick Herbs for Every Zodiac Sign


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 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
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 specialty,bthe 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.

Magick Zodiac Color Correspondences


Aquarius January 20-February 18 – blue
Pisces February 19-march 20 – white
Aries march 21-April 19 – white
Taurus April 20-may 20 – red
Gemini may 21-June 21 – red
cancer June 22-July 22 – green
Leo July 23-august 22 – green
Virgo august 23-September 22 – gold
Libra September 23-October 22 – black
Scorpio October 23-November 21 – brown
Sagittarius November 22-December 21 – gold
Capricorn December 22-January 19 – red

Zodiac Correspondences for Spellwork


Aries: action enthusiasm
Taurus: renewal sensuality
Gemini: communication curiosity
Cancer: emotion nurturing
Leo: vitality determined
Virgo: organizing studious
Libra: balance cooperation
Scorpio: sexual philosophical
Sagittarius: strength humor
Capricorn: authority ambitious
Aquarius: innovation social
Pisces: sensitivity idealistic.

Let’s Talk Witch – THE ZODIAC


Sit around in any bar for long enough and someone is sure to come up and ask you what your sign is. (I always say, “Go slow, dangerous curves”-but that’s another story.)

They are talking about zodiac signs, an important component in astrology, an ancient science used by Witches (and a lot of other people) for divination and magick.

The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy by Rosemary Ellen Guiley defines astrology as an ancient system “based on a principle attributed to Hermes Trismegistus: `as above, so below.”‘Hmm … isn’t that interesting?
Astrology uses the positions of the planets and the stars to predict the future and explain the past. Zodiac signs in particular are often used to shed light on the various character traits that people tend to have and can be used as a tool for self-exploration and self-improvement.

Zodiac signs and astrology are used in casting horoscopes as well. Using the date and time of your birth (horoscope is Greek for “I look at the hour”), an astrologer can come up with predictions tions on future trends or events in your life. Astrology has been practiced by cultures around the world throughout history, including the Chinese, Mayans, Egyptians, and Greeks. During the Renaissance, it was considered to be a serious science but then dropped out of favor until relatively recently.

Witches don’t just use zodiac signs to find out if that cute person they met in the bar is a good match. Astrology can also be used to determine the best time to do a spell or a ritual. The signs of the zodiac are divided into earth, air, fire, and water, just like many of the other elements of Witchcraft, which may help you decide which time is best for doing any particular magickal work.

If, for instance, you want to work on magick for prosperity, you may wish to do a spell when the moon is in Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn-all earth signs. On the other hand, if you want to do magick for something emotional (like love), then you may decide to wait until the moon is in Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces, since they are all water signs.

Deborah Blake. Everyday Witch A to Z: An Amusing, Inspiring & Informative Guide to the Wonderful World of Witchcraft

Astronomy Picture of the Day – The Fox Fur Nebula

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2015 December 30

The Fox Fur Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: John Vermette


Explanation: This interstellar canine is formed of cosmic dust and gas interacting with the energetic light and winds from hot young stars. The shape, visual texture, and color, combine to give the region the popular name Fox Fur Nebula. The characteristic blue glow on the left is dust reflecting light from the bright star S Mon, the bright star just below the top edge of the featured image. Textured red and black areas are a combination of the cosmic dust and reddish emission from ionized hydrogen gas. S Mon is part of a young open cluster of stars, NGC 2264, located about 2,500 light years away toward the constellation of the Unicorn (Monoceros).

Your Venus Sign – Explore the erotic style of Venus in every zodiac sign

Your Venus Sign

Explore the erotic style of Venus in every zodiac sign

Tarotcom Staff


Venus is the planet of beauty, art and love, ruling over romance, partnerships, sex and style. Yeah, baby!

As Venus moves through each zodiac sign, the love planet takes on a slightly different erotic personality. For example, in Aries love gets bold, while in Cancer it gets cozy.

And if you know what zodiac sign Venus is in currently (it moves from one zodiac sign to the next in about one month), it can help you deal with matters of the heart more successfully.

Here’s a quick glance at the style of love and flirting Venus has in every zodiac sign:

Venus in Aries is all fire! Expect passion, enthusiasm and some rough handling!

Venus in Taurusis sensuous and affectionate. You like to feel secure in love, so take your time and build up your passion slow, steady and strong.

Venus in Geminiis talkative and curious. Make mental connections with your partner to turn them on.

Venus in Cancer is nurturing and attentive. You love to please your partner, and are super sentimental.

Venus in Leois creative and affectionate. When in love, you radiate joy toward your partner and the surrounding world!

Venus in Virgois practical, and very focused on your partner’s needs. You strive for perfection in relationships.

Venus in Librais energetic and partnership oriented. Your relationships are harmonious, and sex is an art performed with style.

Venus in Scorpio is sizzling and intense. Your passion is powerful, but you can be possessive and controlling in love.

Venus in Sagittariusis feisty! You’re friendly and flirtatious, and love is an adventure you’re eager to explore

Venus in Capricornis cool on the outside, but hot to trot inside. You take your time with matters of the heart, but you’re as dedicated to your lover as you are to your work.

Venus in Aquariusis a quirky lover who is turned on by intellectual matters. You can be cool and detached, but open minded and experimental in bed.

Venus in Pisces is built for intimacy, and you’re willing to please your partner in every way. You’re a creative and dreamy lover, expressing your feelings in word and song. is a Daily Insight Group Site

Venus in Sagittarius – Love gets light with beautiful Venus in sunny Sagittarius






Venus in Sagittarius

Love gets light with beautiful Venus in sunny Sagittarius

Tarotcom Staff

Let the popularity contest begin! When love planet Venus moves into happy-go-lucky and adventurous Sagittarius on December 30, 2015, you’ll have more attention from friends and lovers than you’ll know what to do with!

Sagittarius doesn’t like to be tied down, so until Venus moves on into Capricorn on January 23, 2016, it’s best to keep your love life light and breezy and avoid taking things too seriously.

Now is the time to live life to its fullest, so get out there and socialize, travel and try new things — especially in regard to your relationships and beauty regime. Venus rules love and beauty, so those are the areas most likely to see this surge of excitement now.

If you and your partner have been dying to take swing dancing lessons, this is the perfect time. Or if you’ve been thinking about a drastic haircut or beauty makeover, it’s likely you’ll feel compelled to do it while Venus is in Sagittarius.

You will want to watch out for taking things too far during this time, however. You may be so eager to experience new things that you overspend on beautiful things, behave recklessly and put your relationship, your hair or your bank account at risk.

The key to success with Venus in Sagittarius if you’re single is to keep love light and breezy, and if you’re in a relationship take extra steps to make sure your partner isn’t threatened by all your new friends and acquaintances. is a Daily Insight Group Site

The Wisdom of Buddha

The Wisdom of Buddha

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

Your Daily Influences for December 30th

Your Daily Influences
December 30th, 2015



Four of Wands
Work will be well done. Peace and harmony will be realized.











The Ice Rune, represents stagnation and a passionless existence. Your life’s course may seem blurry at the moment, but if you persevere you will move onto better days.





The Tusk
There is a good vibration surrounding this aspect. It feels better than it has in quite some time. Maintain your faith in your diety of choice and this good vibration will remain. Waiver from your faith and this good vibration will dissipate.







Your Daily Influences represent events and challenges the current day will present for you. They may represent opportunities you should be ready to seize. Or they may forewarn you of problems you may be able to avoid or lessen. Generally it is best to use them as tips to help you manage your day and nothing more.



Your Charm for December 30 is The Cross

Your Charm for Today

Today’s Meaning:
This is probably the most popular of charms. You will be protected in this aspect. No one will be able to harm you or your state of being.

General Description:
The Cross has always been a favorite device. It was used by the sun-worshipers as a symbol of the sun, and their warriors carried the Cross upon their shields. In olden days kings and nobles, when they could not write, used the sign of the Cross. That sign was used in breaking spells and for protection from evil spirits. In the East the Cross has been used as a talisman from time immortal. The Eastern Cross as illustrated was worn as a charm against sickness, accidents and witchcraft, also to attract good fortune. Sentences from the Koran were often inscribed upon the small pendents to make the charm still more potent.

Your Animal Spirit for December 30 is The Coyote

Your Animal Spirit for Today
December 30, 2015


Taking yourself too seriously? If you are, Coyote will throw a banana peel in your tracks just to see you take a silly spill. Coyote medicine is Trickster medicine—the practical joker, the chaos maker. If Coyote appeared in your reading today, be ready for a curveball thrown in your direction. Remember, though, Coyote uses the bizarre to help us learn lessons we just can’t seem to get any other way.

Your Ancient Symbol Card for December 30th is The Protector

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

The Protector

The Protector represents the presence of a strong ally ready to assist you when your path is full of difficult challenges. The Protector is represented by the Archangel Michael: God’s warrior angel. Archangel Michael is in the writings of many religions including Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. While Michael is male, in the context of this Oracle, The Protector is not gender specific. Regardless of whether Your Protector is male or female they can have a powerful positive influence when you find yourself facing trying times.

As a daily card, The Protector denotes the immediate presence of a commanding ally working to put the balance of power in your favor. The protector is especially powerful at helping you get what you rightfully deserve and thwarting underhanded schemes aimed at keeping you down.

Your Witches Rune for December 30 is The Birds

Daily Witches Rune for the Day

The Birds

Keywords: Unexpected news, change.

Meanings: The Birds Rune means some unexpected news that may alter your life completely, especially if this is the leading rune. Generally, the news will lead to a positive change but pay close attention to the nearest runes to determine its nature. It can also mean news of friends or family that you haven’t had contact with in quite a while. Letters and documents should be watched for as they may well bring happiness.

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for December 30 is The Moon

Your Crowley Thoth Tarot Card for Today

The Moon

The Moon represents those forces which remain largely hidden to us. The light of the moon provides some illumination down a path into the unknown, but not enough to brighten the landscape like The Sun, or cut through the dark shadows from which the unexpected may leap. However, The Moon is not without gifts we can use. She spurs our imagination and creativity. She can be a portal to knowledge and experience beyond the realm of our everyday lives. But Her offerings are not available to the feint of heart. To receive what The Moon offers one must have the courage to follow uncharted paths and the intelligence to find truths hidden in a bewildering setting rife with illusion. For those who can make this journey the reward may be finding the key to making their dreams come true.

Casting the Stones, Your Past, Present & Future Reading for Dec. 30th

Casting The Stones, Your Past, Present & Future Reading


bw-ansuzThe Past

Ansuz represents mankind’s spiritual connection to God and the universe. It is often referred to as the “God Rune.” This Rune embodies reason, truth and justice. It denotes the coming of knowledge and true counsel from a higher authority.


bw-perthroThe Present

Mysteries will become known to you. You should be able to see your life’s path clearly at this time. Pethro is often thought of as “Gambler’s Rune.” You are in a lucky period right now. Chance is your ally. Take advantage of it.


bw-isaThe Future

The Ice Rune, represents stagnation and a passionless existence. Your life’s course may seem blurry at the moment, but if you persevere you will move onto better days.

Your Daily Rune For December 30th is Tiwaz


bw-tiwazYour Rune For Today

Tiwaz is the Warrior Rune. It represents pure, masculine power and the ability to successfully fight to meet your goals. However, you must be careful that costs of attaining your goals overshadow their values.


Additional Information About Today’s Rune, Tiwaz.


teiwaz: Tyr


Creation Date: teiwaz.wav


Phonetic equivalent: t


DIVINATORY MEANINGS: duty, discipline, responsibility, self-sacrifice, conflict, strength, a wound,physicality, the warrior path


MAGICAL USES: protection, victory, strength, strengthening the will, healing a wound


ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Tyr and the Fenris Wolf, Odin’s ordeals


ANALYSIS: Just as the second aett began with the cleansing destruction of hagalaz, so too does the third aett begin with a loss. However, hail is imposed by the Gods to force the sacrifice of those things that aren’t really vital to our development. Teiwaz, on the other hand, represents a voluntary sacrifice, made by someone who understands exactly what he or she is giving up and why. Tyr’s sacrifice of his hand to allow the binding of the Fenris Wolf was a noble one, and notable in a pantheon of deities not known for their sense of duty and ethical responsibility. He is believed to be one of the oldest of the Norse Gods – a Bronze-age rock carving was found in Scandinavia depicting a one-handed warrior – and his position may well have originally superseded Odin.
Tyr’s rune is also one of the oldest in the fuþark, having survived virtually unchanged from the earliest Bronze-age carvings. It represents all those qualities associated with the God: strength, heroism, duty and responsibility. But it also represents a deeper mystery – that of the wounded God. Like þurisaz, the pain of teiwaz focuses the attention and forces discipline. However, in this case the effect is more conscious and the wound carries a greater significance. Uruz has been confronted and bound, and the lessons of teiwaz and hagalaz have been learned. This is the path of the warrior.


Yearly 2016 Horoscopes






Yearly 2016 Horoscopes

By Maria DeSimone


Go! Stop! Go! That’s what the first half of 2016 might feel like. This year, between April 17 and June 26 Mars, the planet of action, energy, and motivation, will traverse in retrograde motion. You might feel like this is a giant cosmic headache — especially if you have big plans this year that you hope to move forward. The best advice is to take a chill pill and see Mars Retrograde for what it is: an opportunity to rest and repair your fuel source before you charge ahead to new territory.

When Mars initially turns retrograde, he’ll be in the fiery sign Sagittarius. All of a sudden, it might feel as if, no matter how hard you try to push your perspective onto others, it’s just not being heard. Or, it’s being heard but not followed. Ouch! That might sting. Saturn, the planet of lessons and restriction, will also be in Sagittarius all year long, so we’ve already got our hands full when it comes to karmic lessons about creating structure around our beliefs, ideology, and faith. Now, Mars has the nerve to come close enough to Saturn to make us think we’re finally going to get somewhere. But then, BAM, he stops in his tracks and starts backing away from Saturn. Suddenly, you might feel as if you aren’t so sure about those beliefs of yours anymore. Especially if they haven’t been getting you anywhere lately.

How to cope

The solution is to take this valuable period of time when Mars is retrograde in Sagittarius (until May 27) to internalize those beliefs and reassess what truly is most important for you to hold onto, while giving yourself permission to discard the rest. If you do the work now, then the testy squares between Saturn and Neptune on June 17 and September 10 will be much easier to address. Instead of feeling as if you’ve lost all of your faith, you might view this as an opportunity to “let go and let God.” Surrender to a higher power what you cannot control, and hold onto your belief that, even if certain structures around your life crumble, what’s meant to fall away simply represents a cleansing that must occur before your next phase of growth.

After May 27 and until June 29 Mars will retrograde through Scorpio. Then your inner strength will come up for review. What makes you hungry at the core of your being? Where does your will power and determination truly come from? After June 29, Mars will turn direct and you’ll have the potential to access a reservoir of power that you never even realized you had.

Mind and body

Despite what might seem like a road with a few bumps, there is plenty of goodness in store for 2016. On August 11, 2015 Jupiter moved into discerning Virgo, giving us an opportunity to hyper-focus on the details — especially as they relate to work and health matters. Major improvements in these areas of life are likely! Expect glorious support on March 16 and June 26 when Jupiter creates a perfect trine to potent Pluto. The power for you to transform these areas of your world cannot be underestimated!

Eclipses in 2016 will emphasize the mind/body connection. A Solar Eclipse in Pisces on March 8, a Solar Eclipse in Virgo on September 1, and Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on September 16 might help you see where your soul requires nourishment and purification. The Lunar Eclipse in relationship-oriented Libra on March 23 will call attention to a vital partnership matter.

Love grows

On September 9 Jupiter will move into Libra, where he’ll stay until late 2017. Now, we can anticipate showers of happiness in the partnership dimension of our lives. Relationships improve and have the capacity for incredible support. REAL compromise and collaboration are possible — in business and personal alliances. But Jupiter will square off with Pluto on November 24 and oppose Uranus on December 26, challenging us to give more than we take — without resentment! Rise to the occasion. is a Daily Insight Group Site