Herbal Tarot - Knight of Wands - Aconite

Soaring Eagle

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Description: A knight is carrying a staff over one shoulder. He is walking through a barren terrain. There is a large aconite plant growing beside him. There are mountains in the distance.

Significant Details: The mountains are the gateways tot the spirit realm. The staff symbolizes strength of will. Aconite symbolizes travels.

Keywords: Charming, Self-Confident, Daring, Adventurous, Passionate, Superficial, Cocky, Foolhardy, Restless, Hot-Tempered

Medicinal Uses: “Aconite is a hallucinogen that produces tingling sensations in the limbs. On account of these powerful effects, it was reputedly a favourite witches’ herb and was, along with belladonna, the principal ingredient of their celebrated ‘flying ointment’. A drug prepared from aconite was once used to relieve the pain of neuralgia and sciatica.” American Nature Guides Herbs by Anna Kruger.

My Interpretation: This is a good time to make travel plans. You may be feeling adventurous or restless during this time. You may be feeling self-confident, but don’t allow this to turn into arrogance. You may meet someone who is charming, adventurous and passionate or superficial, cocky and restless.

Thoughts/Points to Ponder: The Knight of Cups is the Fiery part of Water. On the Tree of Life the Knights are in the sixth sephira Tephareth, and are ruled by the Sun. Sarsaparilla is ruled by Mars.

This knight is on a journey will you follow him?