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Mabon, the Celebration of Autumn

Today we honor our deities, ancestors, Mother Nature, and gather with magical loved ones as we dine together on this most festive day! Mabon, the celebration of Autumn, is upon us!

Mabon, the second of three harvest festivals, honors Morgan, Thor, Persephone, the Green Man, and more! Today we feast on apples, squash, root vegetables, and figs! Don’t forget the FIGS!

We bring in branches, leaves, acorns, and pine cones to decorate our home with and prepare ourselves for some ‘sweater weather’ fun with friends and loved ones.

photo source: pixabay.com

There’s many ways you can create your own unique celebration and there’s numerous ideas on Pinterest. We’re gathering with friends to have some fun by creating our very own magic jars to suit each person’s desires. Do you desire to manifest prosperity, create some protection magic, or attract peace for your family? We’re doing just that tonight as we gather ’round the table and share our lives with each other.

Mabon starts today, but continues through Sept 29th. You can observe Mabon on any day during this week that works best for your schedule.

Subscribe to my blog right now, as I will be sharing some recipes and crafts with you to enjoy. For now, swing on over to the Autumn Mabon Pinterest Board my daughter, Monica, and I put together for you. PLUS, I’m offering 20% off all your favorite regular priced treasures in my shop through Friday Sept 27th. Use code: Mabon20

Magical blessings and blessed Mabon!

Sisterlisa

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Lover Soundtrack According to Your Zodiac

Taylor Swift’s 7th album, Lover finally made it’s splash in the ocean of love August 23rd. The songs are lyrically spectacular and imaginative. I honestly can’t get enough of it.

There’s 18 songs in this collection, which is the first album for Taylor to own. Among these 18 songs, 12 of them align with each of the zodiac signs quite nicely.

Take a look below and let me know if these songs resonate with your sun signs.

Aries: Cruel Summer (Listen here). Cruel Summer aligns with Aries because Aries lovers fight hard and don’t wanna let go. The summer was cruel and the fight was on, but… I love you

“Killing me slow, out the window
I’m always waiting for you to be waiting below
Devils roll the dice, angels roll their eyes
What doesn’t kill me makes me want you more”

photo still shot from Bad Blood video

Taurus: Paper Rings (Listen here). Paper Rings aligns with Taurus lovers because while they like shiny things, they’d “marry you with paper rings”. Because love is so much more than monetary items.

“I like shiny things, but I’d marry you with paper rings
Uh huh, that’s right
Darling, you’re the one I want, and
I hate accidents except when we went from friends to this
Uh huh, that’s right
Darling, you’re the one I want, and
Paper rings and picture frames and dirty dreams
Oh, you’re the one I want”

Photo still shot from Look What You Made Me Do

Gemini: The Archer (Watch Here). While the archer is the symbol of Sagittarius, the message of being both the archer and the prey really resonates with Gemini, the two sides of love.

“I’ve been the archer, I’ve been the prey
Screaming, who could ever leave me, darling?
But who could stay?”

Taylor Swift- The Archer

Cancer: Soon You’ll Get Better (Listen here). Soon You’ll get Better is a song Taylor wrote for her mother, Andrea, as she battled cancer. Cancer is the one sign in the zodiac that focuses on family relationships and the earnest prayer Taylor sings for her mother shows the true nature of Cancer in our astrological universe.

“In doctor’s-office-lighting, I didn’t tell you I was scared That was the first time we were there Holy orange bottles, each night I pray to you Desperate people find faith, so now I pray to Jesus too”.

Honoree Taylor Swift (L) accepts the Milestone Award from Andrea Swift onstage during the 50th Academy Of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on April 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. Photo source: Today

Leo: The Man (Listen here). Leos are always out in front, taking charge, and roaring for the world to hear right where they stand. This anthem preaches feminist truth to the patriarchy with the power of a Leo’s roar.

“They’d say I hustled
Put in the work
They wouldn’t shake their heads
And question how much of this I deserve
What I was wearing, if I was rude
Could all be separated from my good ideas and power moves
And we would toast to me or, let the players play
I’d be just like Leo, in Saint-Tropez “

Photo still from ‘ME!’

Virgo: Cornelia Street (Listen here). This lover declaration shows the nature of Virgo in that he/she loves so hard that if it didn’t work out they wouldn’t be able to face the nostalgic memories you created together.

“And I hope I never lose you, hope it never ends
I’d never walk Cornelia Street again
That’s the kinda heartbreak time could never mend
I’d never walk Cornelia Street again
And baby, I get mystified by how this city screams your name
And baby, I’m so terrified of if you ever walk away
I’d never walk Cornelia Street again”

Cornelia Roses

Libra: It’s Nice to have a Friend (Listen here). Libras are known for being good friends and they have the ability to get along with most people.

“Light pink sky, up on the roof
Sun sinks down, no curfew
20 questions, we tell the truth
You’ve been stressed out lately, yeah, me too “

Photo still shot from ‘You Need to Calm Down’

Scorpio: I Forgot That you Existed (Listen here). This song of indifference stings like a bee, or in this case a scorpion. They can be fierce as friends and lovers, but don’t cross them.

“I forgot that you existed
And I thought that it would kill me, but it didn’t
And it was so nice
So peaceful and quiet
I forgot that you existed
It isn’t love, it isn’t hate, it’s just indifference”.

Taylor Swift at Wango Tango

Sagittarius: False God (Listen here). While Sag is represented by an archer, the song False God aligns well since Sagittarius is known for being the hot sex partner. This seductive and jazzy piece meshes the lovers bed with the passion of worship.

“But we might just get away with it
Religion’s in your lips
Even if it’s a false god
We’d still worship
We might just get away with it
The altar is my hips
Even if it’s a false god
We’d still worship this love”.

Taylor Swift still shot from ‘Look What You Made Me Do’

Capricorn: You Need to Calm Down (Watch here). Capricorn is practical and humorous, even unleashing sarcasm while digging in.

“You are somebody that we don’t know
But you’re comin’ at my friends like a missile
Why are you mad when you could be GLAAD? (You could be GLAAD)
Sunshine on the street at the parade
But you would rather be in the dark ages
Makin’ that sign must’ve taken all night”

‘You Need to Calm Down’

Aquarius: Death by a Thousand Cuts (Listen here). If I say Aquarians are hard workers it would be an understatement. They are passionate and don’t let anything get in their way, but if something(or someone) does, it’s death by a thousand cuts.

“My heart, my hips, my body, my love
Tryna find a part of me that you didn’t touch
Gave up on me like I was a bad drug
Now I’m searching for signs in a haunted club
Our songs, our films, united we stand
Our country, guess it was a lawless land
Quiet my fears with the touch of your hand
Paper cut stings from our paper-thin plans
My time, my wine, my spirit, my trust
Tryna find a part of me you didn’t take up
Gave you so much, but it wasn’t enough
But I’ll be alright, it’s just a thousand cuts”

Taylor Swift still shot ‘Blank Space’

Pisces: Lover (Watch here). Pisces is the magic sign in the zodiac, full of hope for love. You won’t find them single for long, because they long for a lover.

“Ladies and gentlemen, will you please stand?
With every guitar string scar on my hand
I take this magnetic force of a man to be my lover
My heart’s been borrowed and yours has been blue
All’s well that ends well to end up with you”.

Lover House

Magical blessings,

Sisterlisa

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Did You See the Sparkle Announcement?

If you’ve been following me on social media platforms you may have seen it, but just in case you missed it I want to be sure you’re magically dusted with all the glittery, sparkly, and shiny offerings that have just launched.

I’ve got my dancin’ shoes on and jumping around the house today because I’ve just launched a new members benefit offering with three levels to choose from, and guess what? The first two are FREE!

All registered users are *automatically* at GLITTER level, getting 10% off all regular priced items in the shop. No coupons needed. Do you know why I did that? Because far too often customers forget the coupon codes so I added it in to make shopping easier for you.

Friends and Family are gold SPARKLES in my book and get an automatic 12% off regular priced items, get access to a virtual classroom with free downloads, and it’s FREE too. But ya gotta say you wanna be included. Ya gotta tell me you wanna save 12% and get free goodies.

The tribe feels the vibe in our SHINE level of membership. At an introductory rate of just $25 they get a WHOLE YEAR of 15% off regular priced items plus a slew of other content!

If you wanna get in on the action then be sure to click here to read all the details and how you can receive the best option for you!

Magical blessings,

Sisterlisa

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Women, Take Your Power Back

Today I woke up to trending news about Bella Thorne and Whoopi Goldberg. I had been a fan of Whoopi since I was a teen and became acquainted with Bella Thorne’s films since I have three daughters who have grown up in her era. As a mom, I gotta tell you, I tend to have a protective vibe over the girls my girls grew up watching on TV.

Now I’m raising my niece who is twelve years old, quickly approaching thirteen later next week! A theme she and I have been working through is ‘taking back your power’. In today’s techy era we also regularly discuss safety with technology. I’m kinda the odd mom out because I haven’t given her a phone, she doesn’t use a tablet, and doesn’t go on the computer UNLESS I’m with her. She gets to use my phone to text her friends, she gets to earn watching youtubers on my tablet, and can use a computer for school work. Yeah… I’m the big bad mean ‘mommy’.

But I see the other kids in social media, vaping, sending out inappropriate photos, saying mean girl things to the other kids they go to school with. That’s not the environment I want for my niece. So I set up boundaries and safe guards. It’s not a perfect system by any means, but I’m trying to teach her some wisdom and guide her in creating smart boundaries for herself. Someday she will have a phone, a tablet, and unfettered access to the internet. For now, I’m teaching her how to own her power and in the event that she loses it from time to time, how to take it back.

So here I sit with my sage and black tourmaline today, thinking about Bella and all the others like her. It wasn’t too long ago that Jennifer Lawrence dealt with the same issue. What do we learn from what these women have been through? Initially, we might learn to keep tighter restrictions on our devices and maybe we don’t store photos for a long time. Maybe we learn how hackers do what they do so we can better protect ourselves. But more than that we learn how NOT to respond when our fellow females are victimized. The lesson I stress to my niece (and my own 3 grown up daughters) is to STAND TOGETHER.

At times like this I spend time working with red amphibole quartz and pray for protection for our sisters. The kind of protection that warns the perps, shamers, and blamers about the dark phoenix we have within. Don’t mess with us. We stand together.

~Sisterlisa

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On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

It’s a catchy phrase we learned from the film Mean Girls, that they wear pink on Wednesdays. It’s become quite the pop culture phrase and we jest with one another about being our own world wide clique of popular girls, but we aren’t all mean. I’ve loved pink for as long as I can remember!

Which is why I chose pink as the first clue about some upcoming specials for YOU. In fact, I have clues dripping out all over my social media accounts to see if you can guess what that is!

You can catch up with all the little bits of magic here:

IHS Instagram

IHS Facebook Page

IHS Facebook Group

IHS Twitter

Happy hunting!

~Sisterlisa

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A Kaleidoscope of Taylor’s Heart Runs Deep in Her Natal Chart

When my girls and I all tuned in to YouTube on Thursday night (Pacific time was 9pm) to watch Taylor’s new hit single and video, ‘ME!’, we were on the edge of our seats like most of the world. The new hit single is so catchy we can’t help but to watch the video and listen to the tunes on repeat throughout the day. Every scene is so rampant with color, symbolism, and artistic style.

While millions of Swifties are investigating her clues, my intuition perked up about how perfectly aligned her creative style is with her Natal chart. Just in case you didn’t know, a Natal Chart shows you where the sun, moon and all the planets were the precise minute of your birth. It reveals a lot about our lives, personality, and relationships.

Taylor’s chart is one of screaming color. I’ll show you what was illuminated through her sun, moon, ascendant, Mars, and Venus. It definitely sent glittering stardust all over me.

Taylor’s sun sign is the optimistic and ambitious Sagittarius. We know the Sag’s ruling planet is Jupiter, known for optimism, good fortune, and abundance. Jupiter sure has aligned with her location and time of birth for this award winning artist.

Sagittarius is known for their dark moments but those dark clouds quickly roll away. It’s no secret that Taylor has trouble following her, but she rises up and continues on anyway! Her snake at the beginning of the ME! video shows that transformation as it becomes a kaleidoscope of butterflies fluttering away. The Great Butterfly Migration in Southern California sure turned out to be magical for Taylor as she arrived at the iHeart Radio music awards in butterfly heels. Mother Nature sure seemed to have aligned the timing of the migration just for her!

Just as Sag has bad times, Taylor had her fair share and doesn’t ignore what she has endured. A smart Sagittarius will learn from the past and use it as wisdom to move forward. In the first scene of the ME! video we see relics of Taylor’s past as well as collections that point toward her future.

Taylor’s ascendant is Scorpio, this is the sign that was rising the date of her birth. A Scorpio ascendant knows who they are and doesn’t shy away from that. Taylor confesses in song that she knows she’s a handful, jumps before thinking, and never leaves well enough alone. Did you know her Mars is also in Scorpio? Mars represents how we fight and you don’t want to scuffle with a Scorpio!

Je suis CALM!

Her yellow suit is the color of optimism and is represented by the Solar Plexus. It’s where all our energy and intellect is inspired from and her suit represents her business savvy. A Sagittarius is also known for their drive for higher thinking and success. Her choice of yellow sure indicates this connection to her astrological line up.

Taylor’s moon is in Cancer and a Cancer is known for their high priority on relationships. The scene with Brendon Urie and the umbrellas sure seems like a nod to Mary Poppins. Remember when Mary joins the chimney sweeps on the rooftop she dusts her nose with soot and joins them to step in time. Mary didn’t shy away from identifying with the normal everyday kind of folks and Taylor does just that. She’s one of us and lets us know all the time! She even reminds us in her new video “there’s A LOT of cool chicks out there!” Relationships are super important to Taylor from family, a romantic relationship, to her friends (this includes her fans). Her commitment to her fans is so deep and thoughtful as she hides easter eggs in all her work for them to enjoy.

Next we have her Venus, which is in Aquarius! Venus is all about how we love! Taylor’s dreams of romantic love manifests in her songs and videos and she is vibrant, fun, and outgoing. Just like the groovy red scene in the center of Brendon’s kaleidoscope heart. Dancing to this new beat as an independent woman, she shows us her Aquarian Venus flirtatious side.

Aquarius is known as the water bearer and in the final scene of ME! she’s wearing a blue dress that seems to be a waterfall of blue. We know her 1989 album had her going through an arduous time in her ‘Out of the Woods’ video where she finally finds herself on the shore. Like any Sagittarius, she’s gone through the woods, the muck, the mire, the frigid nights, but she comes out on top every time.

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The universe sue seems to be sprinkling Taylor with illuminating stardust at every turn and I’m so thankful she shares it with the rest of us.

Magical blessings,

Sisterlisa

Crystals associated with Sagittarius: Quartz, Chlorite Quartz, Super 7 Amethyst, Crazy Lace Agate, and Green Opal.

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Crystals for Taurus

The season of Taurus is April 20- May 21 and brings us bountiful prosperity, dependability, achievement. It’s time to relax and enjoy the sun. Not even a butterfly can distract a Taurean from enjoying their favorite spot. A Taurus loves to bask in the sun of it’s favorite meadow.

Crystal for Taurus

Taurus is a fixed sign with the element of earth. The earth keeps them grounded and unmovable. Their ruling planet is Venus, Goddess of beauty, the arts, pleasure, and emotions. Venus’s influence in astrology is in creating a life of luxury and profound creative ability. Any Taurus should have a collection of beautiful crystals in their life.

A Taurean has a purpose in life and are steadfast in their decisions. Patience is one of their key strengths. They’re not one to be rushed through anything new, but once they see the vision ahead they’re leadership skills begin to shine. While some may have a temper, it’s rare for anyone to see it. Even though the bull prefers to graze in the pasture and enjoy life, if they’re pushed to the limit people will quickly realize they shouldn’t be challenging a bull.

Crystals that can support you are Citrine, Rose Quartz, Rainbow Moonstone, Ametrine, and Lapis Lazuli.

Citrine– The Taurus Zodiac really is the one sun sign that is predominately associated with financial prosperity. If you work with money, marketing, or the law of attraction then citrine is the crystal for you.

Rose Quartz– Taurus is the sign that loves to be lavished in beauty. They’re all about the aesthetics and if you know a classic Taurus he/she may be the one friend that always has a well put together outfit, matching jewelry, and probably has a knack with decorating their homes. There is beauty everywhere the Taurean looks. Rose Quartz is the crystal to work with for all matters of beauty. Most especially, inner beauty.

Rainbow Moonstone- A solid Taurus personality is likely to be seen as one with a solid emotional well being. Once they know what they believe they stand firm and steadfast in those beliefs. It takes quite a storm to shake up a Taurus and even then he/she may not budge.In matters of faith and spirituality, they’re an unmovable rock. Rainbow Moonstone is the crystal for working with balanced emotions.

Ametrine While a Taurus can have those great steadfast qualities, they can also struggle a bit with being dogmatic about some issues. It can make for a difficult power struggle. Ametrine is a wonderful blend of two crystals, Amethyst and Citrine. When I think of Ametrine I think of Yin and Yang. Working with Ametrine can soften a Taurus and support balance.

Lapis Lazuli Taurus is all about self-confidence and doesn’t shy away from leadership roles. Lapis Lazuli is the stone of self-confidence and supports speaking your truth. Work with a Lapis Lazuli ‘worry stone’ to remind yourself that what you have to say is important to share with the world.

May the energy of these crystals resonate with your journey through the season of Taurus. You don’t have to be a Taurus to glean from their ancient wisdom. Each sun sign is there to teach us valuable lessons about ourselves and support us as we walk through every path of the Zodiac.

Magical blessings,

Sisterlisa

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Pink Moon in Libra

This Spring we get to experience the Pink Moon in Libra and you may be able to tilt the scales in your favor. This April 19th the Pink Moon is a full moon to usher in the season of renewal and rebirth.

While the Pink Moon has attributes all on its own we’re seeing Libra’s influence on this magical night. Lets make room for the charming and refined personality of Libra that sends us over the moon for our loved one.

This season also brings us pastel bunnies, fruity flavored jelly beans, and sugary marshmallow chicks. Our baskets are full so lets get ready to spread that cheer and share our sweet spirits with others. Do you have a relationship that has been neglected? It’s time to balance the scale and allow some renewal to take shape.

You may want to work with some crystals to help set the mood or build an altar devoted to the work you’ll be doing in spirit. Some crystals to work with are egg shapes or even a unicorn for some magical influence.

Rhodochrosite Eggs play a pivotal role in the season of renewal and rebirth.

Rose Quartz has always been associated with love and these pink eggs have been bathed under the gentle waves of fairy chimes and are ready to sweeten your love life.

Blue Fluorite can support your communication efforts and make room for good listening skills too.

Green Aventurine is associated with the heart and all matters of love should be born in the heart.

Enjoy this beautiful season and may all the magical blessings be with you and yours.

Sisterlisa

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Magic with Oregano

I remember when I first started working with oregano to infuse our family dinners with those powerful little leaves. Crushing the leaves released that strong aroma most associated with spaghetti sauce. Little did my family know that I was weaving some magic over our meal.

When I’m cooking our spaghetti dinner I begin with a sauce pan and some olive oil. Heating it up just enough to send the aroma of the fresh crushed leaves into the kitchen air. I had to add some garlic too, of course. That pungent little bulb that seems to sweeten when its cooked. While I’m adding these powerful ingredients to the pan, I speak words of blessing over the simmering blend. Whatever words inspire family togetherness and laughter. While it simmers on the stove I prepare another yummy potion in a small dipping dish. We each take turns adding to the olive oil… garlic, herbs, and a dash of pepper. Creating the dipping oil together is an important part of this magical meal time. The final ingredient was the balsamic vinegar.

Then came the bread, slightly warmed in the oven and sliced for dipping. We talk together while enjoying our pre-dinner snack and as the simmering pot becomes ready the sauce goes in.

Oregano is a powerful herb for protection, as is garlic. But it’s more than just the protection I wish to cover my family with. It’s the ancestry of our family that brings us together. Family means everything. Nurturing a family of togetherness takes hard work and self discipline.

When you can bring the family together under a memory making meal with fragrant aromas and delicious tastes, you build new memories for them to hang onto when times get tough. These dinner time rituals hold more power than you think. Each time you set this ritual in motion their minds are reminded of the happy nights you spent together dipping bread together, in unity as a family.

Magical blessings,

Sisterlisa

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Herbs to Support Your Zodiac Sign

All of us, no matter where on the Zodiac chart we find ourselves, have herbs that can support who we are in the cosmos. There are a few herbs for each Zodiac, but in this chart I focus in on one main herb to support you. **When you get to the bottom of this post you can find the master list of herbs for the zodiac to share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

Aries- For Aries you’re going to be supported by Geranium. Geraniums begin to bloom during your birth month and offer such vibrant beauty to the world around them. Their flowers range in color from white to red. The color red represents the element of fire, of which your sign is corresponded to. Add geranium flower petals to your next batch of moon water or use its essential oil to support your complexion’s health.

Taurus- Catnip is beneficial for the Taurean because it can be steeped in tea to create a soothing nighttime potion to help you rest well. It helps boost mood, relaxation, and eases anxiety. While a Taurus typically takes a while to get angry, catnip can help during those times when you’re seeing red all around.

Gemini- Lavender is a fragrant herb that can be used to support feeling relaxed and to inspire an overall feeling of well-being. A Gemini can become distracted from tasks and lavender can help calm anxiousness when you feel like moving on to the next project too quickly. Anoint your pillow with lavender essential oil for a good night’s rest.

Cancer- One of my personal favorites (even though I’m not a Cancer) is white sage. Cancer tends to be the sign that struggles the most with anxiety, emotional upheaval, and picks up on all sorts of vibes so white sage is the best herb to support you. Smudging with white sage can help bring you back to Mother Earth and settle those turbulent emotions.

Leo- Sunflower is the herb for our fiery Leos and they’re quite the show off among the herbal community. Their bright yellow petals symbolize the sun, which is the ruling planet of Leo. Dry the petals and use them in your next bonfire offering.

Virgo- The herb I chose for the holy woman of the Zodiac is marjoram. Virgo holds the power of healing with her intentions of making the world a better place. Marjoram is a medicinal herb that is antioxidant and has antimicrobial properties. You can steep marjoram in hot water for a steamy respiratory aid.

Libra- Thyme is an herb that symbolizes balance and since Libra is all about the scales of justice we find thyme to be the best herb for a Libra to partner with. Thyme is known for offering support for balanced skin health. Many Libras struggle with self-confidence so reach for an aromatic solution made with thyme to bring out your radiant self.

Scorpio- Some folklore claims that scorpions would breed in the presence of basil and this sign of the Zodiac is represented by the reproductive organs. The sting of a scorpion can leave quite a scar, but working with basil can bring healing (even when you’ve been stung by your own stinger).

Sagittarius- Saffron is quite the vibrant spice with its fiery hues. It’s the most expensive in the herbal/spice community which makes it ideal for a Sagittarius (who loves the finer things in life). Like the Sag, Saffron is corresponded to the element of fire. A pinch of saffron in warm milk at night is said to boost your libido, not that a Sag would need help in that area. 😉

Capricorn- A Capricorn has an active mind and rosemary is known to support brain stimulation. Its herbal power offers the Capricorn the magic of its essence. Simply steep fresh crushed rosemary in hot water to feel the brain benefit in its steam as you inhale with deep breaths.

Aquarius- Aquarius pairs best with fennel because Aquarians tend to have a developed cosmic affinity to know what makes people tick. Their mind is always searching for sound philosophy and understanding to the human psyche. Fennel is believed to support focus and to help the mind retain information. It’s fragrance strengthens the mind and the memory, making this the most ideal herb to work with.

Pisces- The herb I believe to be the most supportive for a Pisces is lemon balm. Pisces tend to need support to avoid addictions brought on by anxiety. They can be restless at times and seek to self medicate. Whether it’s through traditional medicines or by relieving that itch for sugar with a massive ice cream sundae, lemon balm can ease that tension. Try creating a lemon balm honey to be used in your next cup of chamomile tea.

Below is the master list of herbs for the Zodiac. Feel free to share with everyone! The social media icons are below the list.

Magical blessings to you,

Sisterlisa