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"Libra:  pennyroyal, violet, thyme, feverfew, catmint, silverweed, archangel, bearberry, burdock."

- Running Press Glossary of Astrology Terms, 1977, page 44

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Jade is a special gemstone of healing and stability. It relieves anxiety and lightens emotions developed from fear. This stone is one of the many gemstones, which never allow any negative energy or negative influences to affect the individual wearing it. It does not allow the entry of any external negative vibration. It simply protects people from getting disturbed by negative influences as it continues to emit cleansing and calming aura. Jade can also establish a closer connection between the different stages of the intellectual part of the body. Hence, it improves the mental capacity of a person.  Jade is a protective stone, guarding against accidents and misfortune. Place a piece of jade between two purple candles and let the candles burn for a short while. Then carry the jade with you as a protection amulet.

Beautiful doubly terminated Smoky Quartz specimens!

Libra.  The seventh sign of the zodiac, and the cardinal air sign.  Its symbol is the scales, signifying the sense of balance and justice which the Libra strives for.  Its ruler is Venus, the planet of love, harmony, aesthetics, social exchange, music and art.  The sign focuses on social consciousness and relationships with other people, as well as the appreciation of beauty, harmony, and the arts.  Those born with an emphasis of Libra experience a need to relate, and to perfect relationships with others.

In the human anatomy Libra corresponds with the liver and kidneys.  The Sun is in Libra from approximately September 23rd through October 22nd.”

- Running Press Glossary of Astrology Terms, 1977, page 49

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Der Vivisektor, (detail), Gabriel von Max, 1883.
Grains, Herbs, Trees, Resins and Flowers Associated with Mabon



* Celtic name: Duir (pronounced: dur). Duir means ‘door’ - ‘D’
* Folk or Common names: Oak, The King of the Grove, Quercus, Forest King
* Latin name: White Oak - quercus alba; Red Oak - quercus rubra; Black Oak - quercus velutina; etc.
* Parts Used: acorn, leaf, bark, wood.

* Herbal usage: Oaks are known for astringent tonics and therefore tea made from Oak is a good remedy for hemorrhoids . White Oak bark tea helps in sinus infections since it helps unglog congestion. Acorns can be peeled and used to make various homeopathic potions used to treat alcoholism, bad breath and constipation.

* Associations & Magickal history: The Oak is the 7th Moon of the Celtic Year - (June 10 - July 7). 

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