Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Tuesday-Seize The Day !
The Norse god Tiw was known for his sense of justice, discipline and integrity. The planetary influence of mars brings with it the aggresion, bravery and honor of soldiers as well as the passion and steength to fight for what you believe in.
Mars may have been originally a god of the fields and vegetation ; over time he became linked with Ares the Greek god of war.
Mars symbols include a shield or spear.
Flowers and Plants: Holly, Snapdragon, Thistle
Colors: Red, Black, Scarlet, Orange
Crystals and Stones: Bloodstone, Garnet, Ruby, Red Jasper
Essential Oils : Basil, Ginger, Pennyroyal, Pine
Foods, Herbs and Spices: Allspice, Peppers, Carrots, Garlic and Ginger
Their are more herbs listed in Scott Cunninham's Book , Magical Herbalism.
A lot of the above information comes from E. Dugan's book, Book of Witchery.
One truth that has come home to me is that one book doesn't contain all the information one needs. The knowledge you seek is out there you must keep searching and it will come. Also I have found that what one finds listed in herbal recipes, potions and philters can't always be obtained when one needs it either due to seasonal , regional or availability.
Therefore I read and adapt.