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Hey Guys!

My first post in who knows how long. 
I was working on this small personal project with simple ‘concept.’ I love birds, and I love looking at royalty and the romantic depiction of them so I put them together. (technically just slapping on crowns on all these birds)
Just  tried to design and depict everything as something lovely.

These were all digitally done. 
I’ll have a couple more pieces I’ve done for this project so I’ll post after I’ve taken nice pictures of them.

-Grace

▪Hyssop, Insect, and Cuckoo Flower.
Artist: Joris Hoefnagel (Flemish / Hungarian, 1542 - 1600)
and Georg Bocskay (Hungarian, died 1575)
Culture: Flemish and Hungarian
Place of origin: Vienna, Austria
Date: 1561 - 1562; illumination added 1591 - 1596

Zodiac Botanical Blends 🌱

Aries - anemone, bachelor’s button, basil, cabbage, carnation, cayenne, chervil, coriander, crocus, cuckoo flower, cypress, forsynthia, gentian, geranium, hollyhock, honeysuckle, hops, narcissus, nettle, onion, red clover, red poppy, tiger lily, st. john’s wort, stonecrop, wormwood

Taurus - angelica, anise, apple blossom, aster, catnip, cowslip, cyclamen, daisy, damask rose, fenugreek, feverfew, freesia, geranium, hibiscus, hyssop, larkspur, lavender, mint, pink azalea, pink gerbera, pink mallow, sage, strawberry, tansy, thyme, vervain, violet, white lilac, yarrow

Gemini - anise, azalea, carrots, chrysanthemum, daffodil, dill, honeysuckle, hyssop, lavender, lemon balm, licorice, lilac, lily of the valley, lobelia, marjoram, meadowsweet, mullein, oats, orchid, parsley, parsnip, skullcap, valerian, vervain

Cancer - agrimony, aloe, apple, banana, bay, cabbage, cucumber, daisy, geranium, hyacinth, jasmine, lemon balm, lettuce, lily, lotus, mint, opium poppy, parsley, pear, pumpkin, sage, seaweed, squash, water lily, watercress, watermelon, white rose

Leo - angelica, anise, borage, calendula, celandine, chamomile, coconut, collard greens, crocus, dahlia, eyebright, grapefruit, ginger, hyssop, larkspur, lavender, lemon balm, marigolds, orange, parsley, passion flower, peony, peppers, pineapple, poppy, saffron, st. john’s wort, sunflower, tarragon

Virgo - aster, barley, blackberry, caraway, carrots, chrysanthemum, dill, endive, fennel, fenugreek, horehound, lavender, marjoram, narcissus, mint, oats, parsley, parsnips, plantain, rye, skullcap, valerian, violet, wheat

Libra - apple, apricot, aster, bergamot, catnip, columbine, daisy, elderberry, fig, freesia, gardenia, gladiola, hydrangea, ivy, juniper, mint, nasturtium, olive, orchid, pansy, parsley, plum, pomegranate, primrose, rose, st. john’s wort, strawberry, thyme, tuberose, uva ursi, vervain, watercress, yarrow

Scorpio - aloe vera, anemone, basil, calendula, catnip, chives, coriander, cramp bark, gardenia, garlic, gentian, geranium, ginger, ginseng, heather, hibiscus, holly, leek, mushroom, mustard, nettle, onion, pennyroyal, peony, pepper, raspberry leaf, rhododendron, rhubarb, sage, saw palmetto, wormwood

Sagittarius - anise, asparagus, basil, beets, borage, calendula, carnations, chervil, cloves, crocus, dandelions, feverfew, jasmine, mint, nutmeg, olive, peony, red roses, rhubarb, saffron, sage, tomato, watercress

Capricorn - african violet, baby’s breath, black poppy, calendula, caraway, chamomile, comfrey, henbane, horsetail, jasmine, kava kava, magnolia, marjoram, mullein, mushroom, myrrh, nightshade, pansy, rosemary, rue, sarsaparilla, snowdrop, spinach, tarragon, thyme

Aquarius - aloe, barley, beets, catnip, chamomile, cinnamon, cloves, comfrey, daffodil, fennel, gladiolas, hops, kava kava, mint, myrrh, orchid, parsnip, passion flower, rosemary, rye, sage, skullcap, spikenard, spinach, valerian, violet

Pisces - anise, asparagus, basil, beets, borage, calendula, echinacea, endive, eyebright, golden seal, hyssop, jasmine, lemon balm, lilac, lily, mugwort, narcissus, nutmeg, olive, orchid, poppy, sage, seaweed, skullcap, tomato, watercress, water lily, wisteria, yarrow

A Few Interesting Bee Species

The most common types of bees include the honey, bumble and carpenter. But did you know that there are over 20,000 species of bees, flying around the Earth, all performing a bunch of really interesting jobs?

Today, we’re going to learn about a few that make up the world.

Cuckoo Bees

These bees are parasitic, and they don’t connect pollen because of the lack of pollen sacs on their legs. So, how do they take care of their young? Unfortunately, they actually invade the hives of other bees in many different ways to raise their young- from laying their eggs in brood chambers before the host is capable of doing the same, or killing the queen of the hive and forcing the workers to raise their young. Sometimes, in bumblebees’ nests, the bumblebee will raise the cuckoo bees unknowingly- just like their own. These bees’ larvae are just as harsh, too- they have massive jaws that are used to attack the hosts’ larvae. They are TRULY cuckoo, beware of these bees!

Digger Bees

The name of these bees comes from the actions of some species, for when the male senses the presence of a female bee, they dig into the ground to wait for her. These little bees usually nest alone, which is hard to think of when you hear that honeybees can have a hive of more than 50,000! They have a very mild sting, in which they are very careful with using, and also have longer antennae. The digger bees’ nests are built in either the wood or the ground.

Mason Bee

These bees are some of the easiest to keep- and in my post here you can find out how to do it! I am currently, I can’t wait to see them in the spring! A pretty cool fact about these bees is that sometimes, they will nest in empty snail shells.

Leafcutter Bees

The leafcutter cuts a piece of a leaf off using their sharp jaws, and then carry it to their nest between their legs. It’s really interesting to see- their favourite flower is the rose. They use these pieces to build their nests, in which they store pollen, honey and eggs inside. The female bee does pretty much all of the work, too.

Killer Bees

Finally, some of the bees that I find to be quite interesting. These bees were created by scientists- in the 1950s, Brazilian scientists bred African honeybees with European honeybees to try increasing honey production. They quickly adapted to their new habitat and their population skyrocketed. They are very, very useful for crop pollination, and almost resemble the honeybee exactly- however, they are much more aggressive. If their hive is ever to be disturbed, they can chase their new enemy for a very long time – up to a quarter of a mile - and it takes a while for them to cool down. They stick together, and sting together.

So there you have it- a small portion of some pretty cool bees. They’re all so unique, in their very own way. So let’s save the ones that need our help.

The Aries Witch ♈ found a great lists of herbs and their uses whilst stumbling;

HERBS AND THIER MAGICAL USES  

    Acicia - Protection, Psychic Powers
    Adam & Eve Roots - Love, Happiness.
    Adders Tongue - Healing
    African Violet - Spirituality, Protection
    Agaric - Fertility
    Agrimony - Protection, Sleep
    Ague Root - Protection
    Alfalfa - Prosperity, Anti-hunger, Money
    Alkanet - Purification, Prosperity
    Allspice - Money, Luck, Healing
    Almond - Money, Prosperity, Wisdom
    Aloe - Protection, Luck
    Aloes, Wood - Love, Spirituality
    Althea - Protection, Psychic Powers
    Alyssum - Protection, Moderating Anger
    Amaranth - Healing, Protection, Invisibility
    Anemone - Health, Protection, Healing
    Angelica - Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Visions
    Apple - Love,Healing, Garden Magic, Immortality
    Apricot - Love
    Arabic Gum - Purify negativity and evil
    Arbutus - Exorcism, Protection
    Asafoetida - Exorcism, Purification, Protection
    Ash - Protection, Prosperity, Sea Rituals, Health
    Aspen - Eloquence, Anti-Theft
    Aster - Love
    Avens - Exorcism, Purification,Love
    Avocado - Love,Lust,Beauty
    Bachelor's Buttons - Love
    Balm, Lemon - Love,Success, Healing
    Balm of Gilead - Love,Manifestations,Protection,Healing
    Bamboo - Protection, Luck, Hex-Breaking, Wishes
    Banana - Fertility, Potency, Prosperity
    Banyan - Luck
    Barley - Love, Healing, Protection
    Basil - Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection
    Bay - Protection, Psychic Powers, Healing, Purification, Strength
    Bean - Protection, Exorcism, Wart Charming, Reconciliations, Potency,
           Love
    Bedstraw/Fragrant - Love
    Beech - Wishes
    Beet - love
    Belladonna - astral projection *DEADLY POISON!!
    Benzoin - Purification, Prosperity
    Bergamot, Orange - Money
    Be-Still - Luck
    Betony/wood - Protection,Purification,Love
    Birch - Protection, Exorcism, Purification
    Bistort - Psychic Powers, Fertility
    Bittersweet - Protection, Healing
    Blackberry - Healing, Money, Protection
    Bladderwrack - Protection, Sea Spells, Wind Spells, Money, Psychic Powers
    Bleeding Heart - Love
    Bloodroot - Love, Protection, Purification
    Bluebell - Luck, Truth
    Blueberry - Protection
    Blue Flag - Money
    Bodhi - Fertility, Protection, WIsdom, Meditation
    Boneset - Protection, Exorcism
    Borage - Courage, Psychic Powers
    Bracken - Healing, Rune Magic, Prophetic Dreams
    Brazil Nut - Love
    Briony - Image Magic, Money, Protection
    Bromeliad - Protection, Money
    Broom - Purification, Protection, Wind Spells, Divination
    Buchu - Psychic Powers, Prophetic Dreams
    Buckthorn - Protection, Exorcism, Wishes, Legal Matters
    Buckwheat - Money, Protection
    Burdock - Protection, Healing
    Cabbage - Luck
    Cactus - Protection, Chastity
    Calamus - Luck, Healing, Money, Protection
    Camellia -Riches
    Camphor - Chastity, Health, Divination
    Caper - Potency, Lust, Luck
    Carawy - Protection, Lust, Health, Anti-theft, Mental Powers
    Cardamon - Lust, Love
    Carnation - Protection, Strength, Healing
    Carob - Protection, Health
    Carrot - Fertility, Lust
    Cascara Sagrada - Legal Matters, Money, Protection,
    Cashew - Money
    Castor - Protection
    Catnip - Cat Magic, Love, Beauty, Happiness
    Cattail - Lust
    Cedar - Healing, Purification, Money, Protection
    Celandine - Protection, Escape, Happiness, Legal Matters
    Celery - Mental Powers, Lust, Psychic Powers
    Centaury - Snake Removing
    Chamomile - Money, Sleep, Love, Purification
    Cherry - Love, divination
    Chestnut - Love
    Chickweed - Fertility, Love
    Chicory - Removing Obstacles, Invisibility, favors, Frigidity
    Chili pepper - Fidelity, hex Breaking, Love
    China Berry - Luck
    Chrysanthemum - Protection
    Cinchona - Luck, Protection
    Cinnamon - Spirituality, Success, Healing, Power, Psychic Powers, Lust
               Protection, Love
    Cinquefoil - Money, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Sleep
    Citron - Psychic Powers, Healing
    Cloth of Gold - Understand animal languages
    Clove - Protection, Exorcism, Love, Money
    Clover - Protection, Money, Love, fidelity, Exorcism, Success
    Club Moss - Protection, Power
    Coconut - Purification, Protection, Chastity
    Cohosh,Black - love, courage,protection,potency
    Coltsfoot - Love,Visions
    Columbine - Courage,Love
    Comfrey - Safety during travel, Money
    Copal - Love, Purification
    Coriander - Love,Health, Healing
    Corn - protection,luck, divination
    Cotton - Luck,Healing,Protection,Rain,Fishing Magic
    Cowslip - Healing,Youth,Treasure Finding
    Crocus - Love, Visions
    Cubeb - Love
    Cuckoo-flower - Fertility,Lover
    Cucumber - Chastity,Healing,Fertility
    Cumin - Protection,Fidelity, Exorcism
    Curry - Protection
    Cyclamen - fertility,Protection,Happiness, Lust
    Cypress - Longevity, Healing, Comfort,Protection
    Daffodil - Love,Fertility, Luck
    Daisy - Lust,Luck
    Damiana - Lust, Love, Visions
    Dandelion - Divination,Wishes,Calling Spirits
    Datura - Hex Breaking,Sleep,Protection
    Deerstongue - Lust, Psychic Powers
    Devils Bit - Exorcism, Love, Protection, Lust
    Devils Shoestring - Protection, Gambling, Luck, Power, Employment
    Dill - Protection, Money, Lust,Luck
    Dittany of Crete - Manifestations, Astral Projection
    Dock - Healing,Fertility, Money
    Dodder - Love,Divination,Knot Magic
    Dogbane - Love
    Dogwood - Wishes, Protection
    Dragons Blood - Love,Protection,Exorcism,Potency
    Dulse - Lust, Harmony
    Dutchmans Breeches - Love
    Ebony - Protection, Power
    Echinacea - Strengthening Spells
    Edelweiss - Invisibility, Bullet-Proofing
    Elder - Exorcism,Protection,Healing,Prosperity,Sleep
    Elecampane - Love,Protection,Psychic Powers
    Elm - Love
    Endive - Lust,Love
    Eryngo - Travelers Luck, Peace, Lust, Love
    Eucalyptus - Healing,Protection
    Euphorbia - Purification, Protection
    Eyebright - Mental Powers, Psychic Power
    Fennel - Protection, Healing, Purification
    Fenugreek - Money
    Fern - Rain Making, Protection,Luck,Riches,Eternal Youth, Health,
           Exorcism
    Feverfew - Protection
    Fig - Divination,Fertility, Love
    Figwort - Health,Protection
    Flax - Money, Protection,Beauty,Psychic Powers, Healing
    Fleabane - Exorcism, Protection, Chastity
    Foxglove - Protection
    Frankincense - Protection, Exorcism, Spirituality
    Fumitory - Money, Exorcism
    Fuzzy Weed - Love,Hunting
    Galangal - Protection, Lust, Health, Money, Psychic Powers, Hex
               breaking
    Gardenia - Love, Peace, Healing, Spirituality
    Garlic - Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Lust, Anti-Theft
    Gentian - Love, Power
    Geranium - Fertility, Health, Love, Protection
    Ginger - Love, Money, Success, Power
    Ginseng - Love, Wishes, Healing, Beauty, Protection, Lust
    Goats Rue - Healing, Health
    Goldenrod - Money, Divination
    Golden Seal - Healing, Money
    Gorse - Protection, Money
    Gotu Kola - Meditation
    Gourd - Protection
    Grain - Protection
    Grains of Paradise - Lust, Luck, Love, Money, Wishes
    Grape - Fertility, Garden Magic, Mental Powers,Money
    Grass - Psychic Powers, Protection
    Ground Ivy - Divination
    Groundsel - Health, Healing
    Hawthorn - Fertility, Chastity, Fishing Magic, Happiness
    Hazel - Luck, Fertility, Anti-Lightning,  Protection, Wishes
    Heather - Protection, Rain Making, Luck
    Heliotrope - Exorcism, Prophetic dreams, Healing, Wealth, Invisbility
    Hellebore,Black - Protection *POISON*
    Hemlock - Destroy sexual drives *POISON*
    Hemp - Healing, Love, Vision, Meditation
    Henbane - POISON Not used
    Henna - Healing
    Hibiscus - Lust,Love, Divination
    Hickory - Legal Matters
    High John the Conquerer - Money, Love, Success, Happiness
    Holly - Protection, Anti-Lightning, Luck, Dream Magic
    Honesty - Money, Repelling Monsters
    Honeysuckle - Money, Psychic Powers, Protection
    Hops - Healing, Sleep
    Horehound - Protection, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Healing
    Horse Chestnut - Money, Healing
    Horseradish - Purification, Exorcism
    Horsetail - Snake Charming, Fertility
    Houndstongue - Tying dogs tongues
    Houseleek - Luck,Protection, Love
    Huckleberry - Luck, Protection, Dream Magic, Hex Breaking
    Hyacinth - Love, Protection, Happiness
    Hydrangea - Hex Breaking
    Hyssop - Purification, Protection
    Indian Paint Brush - Love
    Iris - Purification, Wisdom
    Irish Moss - Money, Luck, Protection
    Ivy - Protection, Healing
    Jasmine - Love, Money, Prophetic Dreams
    Jobs Tears - Healing, Wishes, Luck
    Joe-pye weed - Love, Respect
    Juniper - Protection, Anti-theft, Love, Exorcism, Health
    kava-Kave - Visions, Protection, luck
    knotweed - Binding, Health
    Ladys mantle - Love
    Ladys slipper - Protection
    Larch - Protection, Anti theft
    Larkspur - Health, Protection
    Lavendar - Love, Protection, Sleep, Chastity, Longevity, Purification,
    Happiness, Peace
    Leek - Love, Protection, Exorcism
    Lemon - Longevity, Purification, Love, Friendship
    Lemongrass - Repel snakes, Lust, Psychic powers
    Lemon Verbena - Purification, Love
    Lettuce - Chastity, Protection, Love, Divination, Sleep
    Licorice - Love,Lust, Fidelity
    Life Everlasting - longevity, Health, Healing
    Lilac - Exorcism, Protection
    Lily - Protection, Breaking Love spells
    Lily of the Valley - Mental Powers, Happiness

    Lime - Healing,Love,Protection
    Linden - Protection, Immortality, Luck, Love, Sleep
    Liquidamber - Protection
    Liverwort - Protection
    Liverwort - Love
    Looestrife - Peace,Protection
    Lotus - Protection, Lock-Opening
    Lovage - Love
    Love Seed - Love,Friendship
    Lucky Hand - Employment, Luck, Protection, Money, Travel
    Mace - Psychic Powers, Mental Powers
    Maguey - Lust
    Magnolia - Fidelity
    Mahogany,mountain - Anti-Lightning
    Maidenhair - Beauty, Love
    Male Fern - Luck, Love
    Mallow - Love, Protection, Exorcism
    Mandrake - Protection,Love, Money, Fertility, Health
    Maple - Love, Longevity, Money
    Marigold - Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Legal Matters, Psychic Powers
    Marjoram - Protection, love, Happiness, Health, Money
    Master Wort - Strength, Courage, Protection
    Mastic - Psychic Powers, Manifestations, Lust
    May Apple - Money
    Meadow Rue - DIvination
    Meadowsweet - Love, Divination, Peace, Happiness
    Mesquite - Healing
    Mimosa - Protection, Love, Prophetic Dreams, Purification
    Mint - Money,Love,Lust,Healing, Exorcism,Travel, Protection
    Mistletoe - Protection, Love, Hunting, Fertility, Health, Exorcism
    Molukka - Protection
    Moonwort - Money, Love
    Moss - Luck,Money
    Mugwort - Strength, Psychic Powers, Protection, Prophetic Dreams,
              Healing, Astral Projection
    Mulberry - Protection, Strength
    Mullein - Courage, Protection, Health, Love,Divination, Exorcism
    Mustard - Fertility, Protection, Mental Powers
    Myrrh - Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Spirituality
    Myrtle - Love, Fertility, Youth, Peace, Money
    Nettle - Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Lust
    Norfolk Island Pine - Protection, anti hunger
    Nuts - Fertility,prosperity, love, luck
    Oak - Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck
    Oats - Money
    Olive - Healing, Peace, Fertility, Potency, Protection, Lust
    Onion - Protection,Exorcism, Healing, Money, Prophetic Dreams, Lust
    Orange - Love, Divination, Luck, Money
    Orchid - Love
    Oregon Grape - Money, Prosperity
    Orris - Love, Protection, Divination
    Palm,Date - Fertility, Potency
    Pansy - Love,Rain Magic, Love, Divination
    Papaya - Love, Protection
    Papyrus - protection
    Parosela - hunting
    Parsley - Love, Protection, Purification
    Passion Flower - Peace,Sleep, Friendship
    Patchouly - Money, Fertility, Lust
    Pea - Money,Love
    Peach - Love, Exorcism, Longevity,. Fertility, Wishes
    Pear - Lust, Love
    Pecan - Money, Employment
    Pennyroyal - Strength, Protection, Peace
    Peony - Protection, Exorcism
    Pepper - Protection,Exorcism
    Peppermint - Purification, Sleep, Love, Healing, Psychic Powers
    Pepper Tree - Purification, Healing, Protection
    Periwinkle - Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Money, Protection
    Persimmon - Changing Sex, healing, luck
    Plot Weed - Protection
    Pimento - Love
    Pimpernel - Protection,Health
    Pine - Healing, Fertility, Protection, Exorcism, Money
    Pineapple - Luck, Money, Chastity
    Pipsissewa - Money, Spirit Calling
    Pistachio - Breaking Love Spells
    Plantain - Healing, Protection, Strength,Snake Repelling
    Plum - Healing
    Plumeria - Love
    Poke - Courage, Hex Breaking
    Pomegranate - Divination, Luck, Wishes, Wealth, Fertility
    Poplar - Money, Flying
    Poppy - Fertility,Love, Sleep, Money,Luck, Invisibility
    Potato - Image Magic, Healing
    Prickly Ash - Love
    Primrose - Protection, Love
    Purslane - Sleep, Love, Luck, Protection, Happiness
    Quassia - Love
    Quince - Protection,Love,Happiness
    Radish - Protection, Lust
    Ragweed - Courage
    Ragwort - Protection
    Raspberry - Protection, Love
    Rattlesnake Root - Protection,Money
    Rhubarb - Protection, Fidelity
    Rice - Protection, Rain, Fertility, Money
    Roots - Protection, Power, Divination
    Rose - Love, Psychic Powers, Healing, Love, Divination, Luck,
           Protection
    Rosemary - Protection, Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Exorcism,
               Purification, Healing,Sleep, Youth
    Rowan - Psychic Powers,Healing, Protection,Power, Success
    Rue - Healing,Health, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Love
    Rye - Love, Fidelity
    Saffron - Love, Healing,Happiness, Wind Raising, Lust, Strength,
              Psychic Powers.
    Sage - Immortality, Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, Wishes
    Sagebrush - Purification, Exorcism
    St.Johns Wort - Health, Power,Protection,Strength, Love, Divination,
                    Happiness
    Sandalwood - Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Spirituality
    Sarsaparilla - Love, Money
    Sassafras - Health, Money
    Savory/Summer - Mental Powers
    Scullcap - Love, Fidelity, Peace
    Senna - Love
    Sesame - Money. Lust
    Shallot - Purification
    Skunk Cabbage - Legal Matters
    Slippery Elm - Halts Gossip
    Sloe - Exorcism, Protection
    Snakeroot - Luck Money
    Snakeroot/black - Love,Lust,Money
    Snapdragon - Protection
    Solomons Seal - Protection,Exorcism
    Sorrel Wood - Healing,Health
    Southern Wood - Love,Lust,Protection
    Spanish Moss - Protection
    Spearmint - Healing,Love,Mental Powers
    SpiderWort - Love
    Spikenard - Love
    Squill - Money,Protection,Hex Breaking
    Star/anise - Psychic Powers, Luck
    Stillengia - Psychic Powers
    Straw - Luck,Image Magic
    Strawberry - Love,Luck
    Sugar Cane - Love,Lust
    Sumbul - Love,Luck,Health,Psychic Powers
    Sunflower - Fertility,Wishes,Health,Wisdom
    Sweetgrass - Calling Spirits
    Sweetpea - Friendship,Chastity,Courage,Strength
    Tamarind - Love
    Tamarisk - Exorcism,Protection
    Tansy - Health,Longevity
    Tea - Riches,Courage,Strength
    Thistle - Strength,Protection,Hex Breaking,Healing
    Thistle/holy - Purification,Hex Breaking
    Thistle/milk - Snake enraging
    Thyme - health,Healing,Sleep,Psychic Powers,Love,Purification,Courage
    Ti - Protection,Healing
    Toadflax - Protection,Hex Breaking
    Toadstool - Rain Making
    Tobacco - Healing,Purification
    Turmeric - Purification
    Turnip - Protection,Ending Relationships
    Uva Ursa - Psychic Workings
    Valerian - Love,Sleep,Purification,Protection
    Vanilla - Love,Lust,Mental Powers
    Venus Flytrap - Protection,Love
    Vervain - Love, Protection, Purification, Peace, Money, Youth,
              Chastity, Sleep,Healing
    Vetch/Giant - Fidelity
    Vetivert - Love, Hex Breaking, Luck, Money, Anti-Theft
    Violet - Protection, Luck, Love, Lust, Wishes, Peace, Healing
    Wahoo - Hex-breaking, Courage, Success
    Walnut - Health, Mental Powers, Infertility, Wishes
    Wax Plant - Protection
    Wheat - Fertility, Money
    Willow - Love, divination, Protection, Healing
    Wintergreen - Protection, Healing, Hex Breaking
    Winters Bark - Success
    WItch Grass - Happiness, Lust,love, Exorcism
    Witch Hazel - Protection, Chastity
    Wolfs Bane - Protection, Invisibility
    Wood Rose - Luck
    Woodruff - Victory, Protection, Money
    Wormwood - Psychic Powers, Protection, Love, Calling Spirits
    Yarrow - Courage, Love, Psychic Powers, Exorcism
    Yellow Evening Primrose - Hunting
    Yerba Mate - Fidelity, Love, Lust
    Yerba Santa - Beauty, Healing, Psychic Powers, Protection
    Yew - Raising the Dead
    Yohimbe - Love,Lust
    Yucca - Transmutation, Protection, Purification
Aries ♈

Associations: Authority, leadership, willpower, rebirth, spiritual conversion

Botanicals: Anemone, bachelor’s button, basil, cabbage, carnation, cayenne, chervil, coriander, crocus, cuckoo flower, cypress, forsynthia, gentian, geranium, hollyhock, honeysuckle, hops, narcissus, nettle, onion, red clover, red poppy, tiger lily, st. john’s wort, stonecrop, wormwood

Crystals: Red tourmaline, diamond, red jasper, sardonyx, bloodstone, red agate, ruby, lavastone

Metals: Iron, steel

Colors: Red

Numbers: 9

Elements: Fire

Planets: Mars

Day of the Week: Tuesday

HOW sweet it is, when suns get warmly high,

   In the mid-noon, as May’s first cowslip springs,

   And the young cuckoo his soft ditty sings,

To wander out, and take a book; and lie

   ’Neath some low pasture-bush, by guggling springs

That shake the sprouting flag as crimpling by;

   Or where the sunshine freckles on the eye

Through the half-clothed branches in the woods;

   Where airy leaves of woodbines, scrambling nigh,

Are earliest venturers to unfold their buds;                                             

   And little rippling runnels curl their floods,

Bathing the primrose-peep, and strawberry wild,

   And cuckoo-flowers just creeping from their hoods,

               With the sweet season, like their bard, beguil’d.

John Clare - May Noon 

Thanks to @halamadrid-f for tagging me!

Name: Szandra

Nickname: Szandi

Zodiac sign:  Scorpio

Height: 1,55 m (How is it each time they measure me I turn out to be shorter? Am I shrinking??? lol)

Orientation: Heterosexual

Ethnicity: White

Fav fruit: Raspberry

Fav season: Spring

Fav book:  I have sooo many but the ultimate ones are Pride and Prejudice, Gone with The Wind, Wuthering Heights, Mortal Instruments, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Fav flower: Yellow rose

Fav scent: Coffee and cinnamon

Fav colour: Black

Fav animal: I don’t really have one.

Coffee, tea, or hot cocoa:  COFFEE, COFFEE, COFFEE

Sleep hours: 3-4 hours

Cats or dogs: Dogs

Fav fictional character: Scarlett O’Hara, Dean Winchester, Dimitri Belikov, Rose Hathaway, Eliza Bennet and many others lol

When did I make this blog: I cheated and used the archives lol 25th May, 2015

Number of followers: 4921

I’m gonna tag the first ten in my activities: @zenzeropurosport @ultranacho05 @fabianobromance @no-average-bitch @uswntfootball @my-goal-is-to-stop-yours @marcogoetze @madridkings @siemprecr7 @nadimwiththehattrick

Rules: answer the questions and tag 20 followers you want to get to know better! 

I was tagged by @mizukinjo !!!!

nickname: Sam is rlly the only name I go by but self proclaimed nickname would be bulma

height: 5’ something ?? I actually don’t know haha prob like 5'3

favorite fruit(s): uuuhhhhh peaches

favorite season: Fall bc my birthday and Halloween ! Also nice weather

fave book(s): one flew over the cuckoos nest

fave flower(s): tiger lilly

fave animal(s): horses ? Also my dog Nancy is #1

fave beverage: orange soda !!!

fave fictional characters: Sam gamgee (surprise I usually really love anyone named Sam)

number of blankets u sleep with: one quilt

dream trip: prob Japan but I’d also like to see a few things in California and maybe new York

blog created: also 2011 lol ..

I doubt I can even think of 20 ppl to tag lol !! But I’m tagging @confusedcaboose @fla-mingos @iliveoncloud9 @emojighost @azimel @lanilives !! Feel free to do it if you feel like it lol !

Cuckoo-flower (Orchis morior)

Gender: Feminine

Planet: Venus

Element: Water

Powers: Fertility, love

Magical uses: The fresh tubers of the cuckoo-flower are used in love spells, and are worn to promote conception. If a large tuber is used for the latter purpose, the child will be male; if small, female. 

(Source: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs)