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Astrology and Herbal Correspondances

ARIES ~ NISSAN March 21- April 19
Sign Ram, Aries Acts
Cardinal Fire Masculine
Planet: Mars
Tissue State: Heat, Excitation.
Energetics: Hot and Dry

Season/Earth Expression: Early Spring, Birth, New Beginnings, Seeds and Shoots

Body: Rules Head, Adrenal Glands, Blood, Febrile Mechanism
Face (especially forehead), Nose (with bones of the nose being guarded by Scorpio), Mouth, and Eyes, including optic nerves and lens of the eyes. The Brain, including its blood vessels, motor centers and frontal and lateral lobes. Cerebro-Spinal system and Muscular system. Teeth (with Saturn + Taurus), especially upper jaw.

Cell Salt: Kali Phos Blood, Brain and Nerves

Herbal Actions: Diaphoretic, Circulatory Stimulant, Blood Tonic.

Herbs: Nettles, Yarrow, Bloodroot, Rosemary. Cayenne. Yellow Dock.


TAURUS ~IYYAR April 20-May 20
Sign Bull, Taurus Senses
Fixed, Earth, Feminine
Planet: Venus
Tissue State: Damp, Relaxation
Energetics: Warm and Wet

Season/Earth Expression : Peak of Spring, Taking Root, Fertility, Growth and Generation

Body: Rules Neck, Throat, Thyroid, Ears and Vocal Chords,
voice, and middle ear. Metabolic system, medulla oblongata, and hearing. Salivary glands, taste buds, and teeth of the lower jaw. Jugular veins, cervical nerves of the blood vessels, and bladder. Procreative desire.  Base of the skull.

Cell Salt: Nat Sulph

Herbal Actions: Alterative, Bitter, Lymphatic.

Herbs: Black Walnut (Thyroid), Licorice, Calamus (throat chakra affinity),


GEMINI ~SIVAN May 21-June 21
Sign Twins, Gemini Thinks
Mutable, Air, Masculine
Planet: Mercury
Tissue State: Tension/Atrophy
Energetics: Dry/Tense

Season/Earth Expression: End of Spring, Change, Polarity, Duality, Mercurial, Communication between realms.

Body: Rules
Arms, Shoulders, Hands, Fingers, Lungs, Nerves. The Nervous System. Breathing. Tubes, tunnels, and connectors of the body including fallopian tubes, urinary tubes, bronchial tubes, etc. Blood capillaries. Sensory receptors.
Two Hemispheres of Brain

Cell Salt: Kali Mur

Herbal Action: Nervine, Antispasmodic, Expectorant.

Herbs: Lobelia, Mullein, Horehound, Angelica, Osha, Lomatium (aerial parts as doctrine of signatures) for respiratory system
Kava Kava, Lobelia, Valerian for spasmodic states.
Gotu Kola, Bacopa, Gingko for Mercurial/Mind correspondence.



CANCER ~ SIVAN June22-July 22
Sign Crab, Cancer Feels
Cardinal, Water, Feminine
Planet: Moon
Tissue State: Damp,Stagnation
Energetics: Wet.

Season/Earth Expression: Early Summer, Water, Protection, Feeling Body

Body: Rules Breasts, Stomach, Fluids, Mucous Membranes, Lower part of lungs and ribcage.
The Chest, Diaphragm. Pituitary Gland and hormones. Upper Alimentary System. Brain covering. Ribs, Sternum, and Elbow joint. Lungs. Serum of Blood. Thoracic Duct. Peristaltic pump. Pleura and Pleural Cavity. Bladder. Protective coverings of the organs including the Pericardium and Meningeal coverings.

Cell Salt: Calc Fluor

Herbal Actions: Diaphoretic, Demulcent, Lymphatic, Astringent, Alterative.

Herbs: Bitters - Mugwort, Sweet Annie, Wormwood, Sagebrush, Marshmallow, Milky Oats, Goldenseal - tone mucous membranes of gut.
Ladys Mantle and Rose - Astringents tone and tighten tissues. Peppermint.




LEO ~ AV July 23- Aug 22
Sign Lion, Leo Wills
Fixed, Fire, Masculine
Planet: Sun
Tissue State: Excitation
Energetics: Heat

Season/Earth Expression: Peak of Summer, Fire, Ego, Fullness of Being, Creative Expression, Attention.

Body: Rules Heart and Blood via circulatory system, Vitality, Also Spine and Back.
Chest, spine, and upper back. Dorsal region of the back and spine including nerves and specifically the second dorsal vertebra. Marrow of the spine. Heart, vena cava, and aorta. Myelin sheaths. Cardiac system. Circulation and distribution of nutrients and vital energy through the blood. Radius, ulna, wrists, and forearm. Constructive forces of the body.

Cell Salt: Mag Phos

Herbal actions: Diaphoretic, Circulatory Stimulant.

Herbs: Hawthorn, Motherwort, Borage, St John’s Wort, Linden, Calendula, Rosemary



VIRGO~ELUL August 23- Sept 22
Sign Virgin, Virgo Discerns
Mutable Earth Feminine
Planet: Mercury
Tissue State:TenseAtrophy
Energetics: Cold, Dry
Season/Earth Expression: End of Summer, Harvest, Discrimination, Purifying,

Body: Digestive System, Enteric Gut,
Abdomen. Gut brain and intelligence. Intestines, lower liver (especially the purifying functions), alimentary canal, spleen. Digestive enzymes. Absorption and assimilation. The nervous system as related to digestion. Diaphragm. Spleen. Pancreas.

Cell Salt: Kali Sulph

Herbal Actions: Nervine, Antispasmodic, Digestive,

Herbs: Dill, Fennel, Agrimony, Wood betony, Valerian, Licorice, Agrimony, Angelica




LIBRA ~ TISHREI Sept 23- Oct 22

Sign Scales, Libra Balances
Cardinal Air Masculine
Planet: Venus
Tissue State: Damp Relaxation
Energetics: Warm, Relaxed

Season/Earth Expression: Early Autumn, precipice, balance, temperance, equinox, balance of seasons, drawing inward after yang of summer, filtration

Body: Kidneys, lower back, excretory systems (skin, kidneys), adrenals.
Urinary system. Anus. Hormones in general. Endocrine system. Estrogen. Ovaries. Veins. Acid-alkaline balance. Lumber region of the back. Distillation and filtration systems of the body. Posture. 

Cell Salt: Nat Phos

Herbal Actions: Astringent, Diuretic, Expectorant,

HerbsLaughamiana, Violet, Roses, Goldenrod, Ashwagandha, Uva Ursi, Nettles,





SCORPIO ~ CHESHVAN Oct 23-Nov 21
Sign Scorpion, Scorpio desires
Fixed Water Feminine
Planets: Mars and Pluto
Tissue State: Damp Stagnation
Energetics: Cold Wet

Season/Earth Expression: Late Autumn, Early Winter, establishing depth, secrets, unconscious and conscious desires

Body:
Genitals and groin area. Colon, prostate gland, sex organs, gall bladder, rectum. Sphincter muscle. Uterus, cervix, clitoris. Coccyx and pelvis. Urogenital system. Reproductive system, sexual drive, and procreation. Appendix. Nasal bones and nose. Glands. Excretory systems. Orifices. Thyroid and thymus glands. Catabolism and anabolism.


Cell Salt: Calc Sulph

Herbal Actions: Diuretic, demulcent, lymphatic
Herbs: Black Cohosh, Chaga, Queen Anne’s Lace, Yarrow, Blessed Thistle,



SAGITTARIUS ~ KISLEV NOV 22- DEC 21
Sign Archer, Sagittarius perceives
Mutable Fire Masculine
Planets: Jupiter
Tissue State: Stagnation, Heat/Excitation
Energetics: Warm, Moist

Season/Earth Expression: Mid Winter, inspiration, wisdom, philosophy, reaching for the stars, making conscious connection of above and below.

Body: Liver, Gallbladder,
Hips and thighs. Buttocks. Sciatic nerve. Lower spine and liver. Autonomic nervous system. Cerebrum, especially the left hemisphere. Powers of reasoning. Systems of growth and preservation. Locomotion. Stimuli response (relationship between the endocrine + nervous system).

Cell Salt: Silica


Herbal Actions: Diaphoretic, Circulatory Stimulant, Alterative,
Herbs: Burdock, Dandelion, St John’s Wort, Lemon Balm



CAPRICORN ~ TEVET DEC 22-JAN 19
Sign Goat, Capricorn Utilizes
Cardinal Earth Feminine
Planet: Saturn
Tissue State: Cold/Depression
Energetics: cold/dry, tense

Season/Earth Expression: Late Winter

Body:
Skin, hair, and knees. Teeth. Joints, especially the knees. Bones and the skeletal system. Anterior pituitary gland. Gall bladder. Processing and maintaining energy reserves. Regulation of body systems, especially through the hormonal system. Antiperistaltic movement.

Cell Salt: Calc Phos

Herbal Actions: Bitter, Astringent, Alterative,
Herbs: Thyme, Mullein, Comfrey, Boneset, Solomon’s Seal, Horsetail, Oak.


AQUARIUS ~ SHEVAT JAN 20-FEB 18

Sign Water Bearer, Aquarius Knows
Fixed Air Masculine
Planets: Saturn/Uranus
Tissue State: Dry atrophy
Energetics:cold, dry, tense

Season/Earth Expression: Late Winter, Rising up from the earth (Imbolc),originality and vision, individuality within community, service and revolution

Body: Lower leg, calves, and ankles. Shin bone, tibia, and fibula. Achilles tendon. Teeth. Electrical impulses of the nerves. Circulatory system and elimination. Rods and cones of the retina. Oxygenation of cells. Pyramidal tract and active transport mechanism.

Cell Salt: Sodium Chloride

Herbal Actions: Expectorant, Nervine, Circulatory Stimulant,
Herbs: Horsetail, Milky Oats, Vervain, Kava Kava, Lavender, Passionflower, Motherwort, Skullcap


PISCES~ ADAR FEB 19-MAR 20
Sign Fish, Pisces Believes
Mutable Water Feminine
Planets: Jupiter/Neptune
Tissue State: Damp Relaxation
Energetics: Wet, cold

Season/Earth Expression: Transition from Winter into Spring, movement between realms, ego dissolution, unity and empathy

Body: Feet and toes. All body fluids including synovial fluids, mucus, and blood. Lymphatic, glandular, and endocrine systems. The ability of tissues and body systems to relax. Pineal gland.

Cell Salt:Ferrous Phos

Herbal Actions: Diuretic, Lymphatic, Demulcent
Herbs: Bladderwrack, Ocotillo, Elder, Cleavers, Chickweed, Reishi,