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    Angelica

    Medicinal Uses:

    Angelica is used extensively in herbal medicine. The main constituents of Angelica are volatile oils, valeric acid, angelic acid, angelicin, safrole, scopoletin, and linoleic acid, making it useful in the treatment of fevers, colds, coughs, flatulent colic and other stomach disorders. A medicinal infusion made from stems, seeds, and root is carminative, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, sedative, stomachic and tonic. Angelica is used for obstructed menses and should not be taken in large quantities by pregnant women.

    Angelica is a very good tonic herb for women and children, the elderly or general debility, it is said to strengthen the heart. Powdered root is said to cause disgust for liquor. It has an antibacterial action, preventing the growth of various bacteria.

    Angelica root contains vitamin B12, Zinc, Thiamin, Sucrose, Riboflavin, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Fructose, Glucose, and many other trace minerals. Externally it is used as a medicinal gargle for sore throats and mouths and as a medicinal poultice for broken bones, swellings, itching and rheumatism. An infusion of Angelica root, used as a wash for the face, is said to prevent acme. A powder made from the dried root is used for athlete’s foot, as well as an insecticide and pesticide.

    Habitat and Description

    Angelica is a tall, stout very ornamental and aromatic plant with large white flowers, growing to a height of 4 to 6 feet or more. It is a biennial or short lived perennial herb native to Eastern N. America from Newfoundland to Ontario and Minnesota, south to Delaware, Illinois, Iowa and Tennessee. It is found in rich thickets, bottomlands, moist cool woodlands, stream banks and shady roadsides. It has a smooth, dark purple, hollow stem 1 to 2 inches round. The leaves are dark green, divided into three parts, each of which is again divided into three serrated leaflets, sometimes lobed. The lower leaves are larger sometimes 2 feet wide. Angelica leaves have flattened, inward curved, stalks with clasping bases or sheathing to form an elongated bowl which holds water. The root is branched, from 3 to 6 inches long, thick and fleshy with several small rootlets. Flowers are small and numerous, yellowish or greenish-white and grouped into large, compound umbels. The flowers bloom in July and are succeeded by pale yellow, oblong fruits, 1/6 to a 1/4 inch in length when ripe produced in somewhat rounds heads, which sometimes are 8 to 10 inches in diameter.

    Cultivation

    Angelica is fairly easy to grow from seed. They are best planted as soon as they are gathered, but some will germinate if kept in freezer. Angelica requires a deep moist fertile soil in dappled shade

    Magickal Uses:

    Angelica is used magically as an herb for protection and exorcism. Grow it in the garden to protect the home. Make necklaces of the leaves, or carry the root in your pocket for protection. The dried leaves are burned in exorcism rituals.

    To ward off evil spirits inside the home, sprinkle in all four corners of the house. This, and the burning of the leaves within the home, is also said to give a joyful outlook to the residents of the home.

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    The inverted pentagram is not Devil worship or evil.
    In Wicca it is simply the symbol of the male energies or the Sun Gods energies.
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    Pain Reliever Salve-

    Mix together 1 once of chickweed (reduces inflammation and aids in healing), 1 ounce of wormwood (a great pain reliever), and 1 ounce of yarrow (an anti-bacterial agent that also helps relieve pain). The yarrow plant contains achillein and achilleic acid. These substances reduce the clotting time of blood, sothey help stop any bleeding. Yarrow also has pain-killing and anit-inflammatory properties that are simular to asprin. Add the mixutre of herbs to 2 piints of olive oil and simmer 3 hours. Strain and add 3 ounces of beeswax and 1 teaspoon of tincture of benzoin. Test for consistency before pouring into wide mouth containers.

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    The next full moon will be:
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    Moon sign: Aquarius 00° 05'

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    Symbols: Wheel.
    Characteristics: Symbol of the day means our existence in perpetual movement. Day connected to time, the new comes to take place of the old, and energy, Life Force (Chi, Prana, a vital, life-sustaining force of living beings, and vital energy in natural processes of the Universe) nutrients, blood move through our body in constant circular motion, which is increasing today. Day of transcendence, rejuvenation, correction of past karma, gathering of knowledge and exchange of information.

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    Latin dies Saturni "day of Saturn"
    Ancient Greek hemera Khronu "day of Cronus"

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    Cronus (Kronos, Cronos) is the Greek god (Titan) who ruled the universe until dethroned by his son Zeus.

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    How To Harvest And Use Lavender~

    Harvesting lavender is a great way to tidy up unruly plants and will give you a whole bunch of inspiration for projects throughout the year.
    Lavender is by far my very favorite scent. I love it fresh when the plants are in bloom, as it dries around the garden, in sachets tucked into my pillow at night, or as bath salts when I soak away the aches of the gardening day. This magical herb is said to promote relaxation, relieve stress, and even sooth an achy head. Oh and the bees and butterflies love it. We can’t forget the pollinators.
    Lavender is commonly grouped into English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) with its delicate flowers and long stems that soar above the woody evergreen plant, and Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas) with its showy hat of bracts on a perennial shrub. I grow a few ornamental Spanish lavender plants but for year-round use, it’s English all the way.

    English Lavender

    The best time to harvest English lavender is when the buds have formed on the plant but the flowers have not yet opened. Lavender harvested at this time of year will fall off the stems more easily when dry making it a tad easier to collect and will retain fragrance and colour longer. The cultivar of your lavender will also determine fragrance, colour, and longevity of the dried properties as well.

    To harvest, use sharp bypass pruners and gather a small handful of long flower stems. Snip them at the base and continue collecting stems in your hand until you have a nice sized bundle. Secure the bundle with twine and continue until the plant is fully harvested.

    Pruning the plants like this will keep the shrub tidy and evergreen through some colder climates. If your plants are leggy and you see lots of dead wood, it’s a good idea to summer prune them each year until they regain a tidier shape.

    To dry the bunches hang in a warm, dry spot out of direct sunlight. Under eaves, in the garage, or somewhere in the garden that is protected is the perfect spot. I found an old painting ladder that works perfectly. In previous years I have dried it along a shady fence and made it into a wreath. Adding some drying lavender around your home will make it smell heavenly. I highly recommend it.

    How to Harvest and Dry Lavender

    After 2-4 weeks and the lavender has fully dried, you can shake or gently rub the flower buds into a tray or bowl. Store lavender in a lidded jar in a cool dark place and repeat next year.

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    The Decline of the Druids by Jennifer Emick~

    From about the first century, under heavy Roman influence, the institution of druidry began to fade away, and with the establishment of European Christianity, it disappeared almost entirely. The influence of religion, however, was not responsible for this decline, which instead was largely an issue of language, law, and, ironically, religious tolerance.

    What contributed the most to the druids' disappearance was language. Romans were generally religiously neutral. They were not terribly interested in eradicating Celtic religion, except where druid power influenced uprisings and disturbed their carefully planned social order. Further, the Romans identified the Celtic gods as simply foreign versions of their own deities. They encouraged syncretism between the pantheons, which of course benefited the Roman rulers more than the druids.

    The Celts under Roman rule were Roman citizens, and they were encouraged (sometimes by force) to make use of the Roman legal system, whose operative language was, of course, Latin. Latin eventually supplanted the Gallic languages, which the druid oral tradition relied on. Druid schools crumbled, and the hierarchical structure of druidry failed. What remained of druidry was pushed into Ireland and Scotland, outside the reaches of the Roman Empire.

    The Druids and the Christians~

    With the coming of the Christians, the use of Latin became a matter of religion as well. The old languages were relegated to the pagans and derided as the tongue of uneducated peasants, and so whatever remained of the druidic intellectual structure declined rapidly.

    There are still reports of druids operating all the way into the twelfth century. But because the ancient institutional structures were gone, the initiatory teachings of druidry passed from one individual to the next. Eventually, druids were viewed as little more than solitary healers, wizards, or even common fortune tellers.

    The Christians in Ireland were of a different sort than those who had earlier conquered other parts of Europe. They were primarily scholarly monks. Although they were largely disdainful of the pagan religions, they retained enough respect for the institution of druidry that many elements of Celtic theology became intertwined with Celtic Christianity.

    Transition~

    In their histories, the Christian monks painted an often contradictory view of druidry. Druids portrayed in the monks' accounts of Ireland's ancient heroic past are stern, powerful, and dignified. Many are even portrayed as wise prophets, foretelling the coming of Christianity to the island. Later, reflecting real-life political power struggles, druids were depicted more as devious wizards or scheming, superstitious pagans. This strange dichotomy persisted into medieval times — Irish ancestral pride perhaps at odds with proper Christian sentiment.

    Not all of the recorded predictions of the coming of Christianity were positive. The druids of the court of Loeghaire, Lochru, and Lucat-Mael made a dark prediction that a “shaven-headed foreigner” would appear and seduce the people and that this stranger's new doctrine would forever supplant the religion of the druids. This stranger of course was St. Patrick. Patrick is credited with the conversion of Ireland to Christianity.
    Not everything was peaceful, however. The conversion of the Celts, whose spirituality already gave them a unique understanding of Christian ideas of trinities, baptisms, prophets, and resurrected gods, were not too resistant to the new faith. Many of Ireland's druids, on the other hand, faced a loss of power, prestige, and property under the new regime, and conflicts between local druids and Rome's bishops were inevitable. This was not helped any by the animosity that St. Patrick exhibited toward the druids.

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