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Cheshvan Scorpio Herbal Astrology

Cheshvan Herbs
Cheshvan corresponds to the astrological month of Scorpio. Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto, both planets that seek depth and transformation, one more actively, one more inwardly.
Herbs for this Month’s Tea Blend include;
Black Cohosh ~ Cimicifuga Racemosa
Black Cohosh is a dark, gnarled, root of transitions that aids the moving from one realm to another. In Scorpio we take the leap from our comfort zone into the depths, moving from harvest into the compost zone of winter, we don’t know where it will take us, where we will land. This is a plutonian journey that will leave us changed, healed and potentially scarred. Black Cohosh is often used for childbirth and menopause, transition times for women, and helps us get unstuck. Its tangled roots can be helpful for those enmeshed in abusive relationships or patterns of addiction. In Judaism we see a parallel with Jacob wrestling with the angel, an initiation of the human spirit reaching beyond the ancestral realm into new worlds.
Yarrow ~ Alchillea Millefolium
Yarrow medicine is ruled by Mars, arrow like in its kinship with Chiron the centaur and wounded healer archetype this plant medicine embodies. It brings us up out of the submerged depths that we wander in with Pluto, up and out of our wounding and into our healing. It has a very martian like quality of reaching for the stars and it is an ally for this month that is protective and directive.
Chaga ~ Inonotus Obliquus
Chaga is a dark mushroom that grows tumor like, on the side of trees. Chaga may assist our immune systems in the fight against cancer. It goes deep into the undergrowth of our body ecology and helps build up from the depths, this being a great monthly analogy for Scorpio.
Shatavari ~ Asparagus Racemosus
Shatavari is an ayurvedic yin tonic that nourishes the entire reproductive system, which is ruled by Scorpio. It supports women’s hormonal systems and it’s name translates as 'a woman who has a hundred husbands’, it is considered an aphrodisiac and excellent tonic for women, creating a nourished balanced womb/home.
Saffron ~ Crocus Sativus
Saffron represents the unification of opposites, by drawing close, through the power of attraction, the intimacy and secrets from the other plants so that they harmonize into a deeper blend. This is pure Pluto/Scorpio work, bringing forth secrets from the depths so as to integrate and harmonize the whole. It is the function of death, petit mort, to be able to let more life rush in.
Scorpio uproots us from excessive rootedness so that we can go onward.
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