Cerridwen Greenleaf, author of Moon Spell Magic for Love, shares her wisdom on the healing power of plants!
Plants carry potent energy you can use to amplify your magical workings. Use the signs of the sun, moon and stars to your advantage and, over time, you will come to know which ones are most effective for you. Make sure to use your own astrological chart in working with these herbs. Here is a guide to the astrological associations of plants you may grow in your kitchen garden or keep dried in your pantry:
Aries, ruled by Mars: carnation, cedar, clove, cumin, fennel, juniper, peppermint and pine
Taurus, ruled by Venus: apple, daisy, lilac, magnolia, plumeria, rose, thyme, vanilla and violet
Gemini, ruled by Mercury: almond, mint, clover, dill, lavender, lemongrass, lily and parsley
Cancer, ruled by the Moon: eucalyptus, gardenia, jasmine, lemon, lotus, myrrh and sandalwood
Leo, ruled by the Sun: acacia, cinnamon, heliotrope, nutmeg, orange and rosemary
Virgo, ruled by Mercury: almond, cypress, bergamot, mint, mace, moss, thyme and patchouli
Libra, ruled by Venus: catnip, marjoram, mugwort, spearmint, sweet pea, thyme and vanilla
Scorpio, ruled by Pluto: allspice, basil, cumin, galangal and ginger
Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter: anise, cedar wood, sassafras, star anise and honeysuckle
Capricorn, ruled by Saturn: lemon thyme, mimosa, vervain and vetiver
Aquarius, ruled by Uranus: gum, citron, cypress, lavender, spearmint and pine
Pisces, ruled by Neptune: clover, orris, neroli, sarsaparilla and sweet pea
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