Herbal Tarot - XVIII-Moon-Lemon Balm

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To see the major arcana cards Constellation 9.

Description: A large full moon is shown glowing brilliantly. There are rocks and a lemon balm plant growing near a lizard and a scorpion that are facing each other. There is a small bit of water in the corner of this card.

Significant Details: The moon symbolizes magic and illusions. The lemon balm symbolizes needing to relax and women’s issues.

Keywords: Illusions, Fear, Deception, Imagination, Unconscious

Medicinal Uses: Balm has a long history of use by the Greeks and Arabs. “Culpeper continued to recommend balm for its anti-depressant effect.” It is soothing and sedative, it relieves anxiety and nervous headaches and can also be used for feverish colds. American Nature Guides Herbs by Anna Kruger. Among other things, it is used for women’s problems. Culpeper’s Color Herbal.

My Interpretation: There may be someone practicing deceptions close to you. Do not be drawn into illusions or deceptions. This is a good time for using your imagination in projects, allow your subconscious to aid you.

Number Significance: The moon is in Constellation 9 with IX Hermit and the Nines. 9 – Completion, Perfection, Patience, Integrity, Authenticity, Illusion (Delusions vs. Reality), Karma, Culmination, Journey into the Unknown, Prudence, Reason vs. Instinct

Thoughts/Points to Ponder: The Moon is ruled by Pisces. Lemon Balm is ruled by “Jupiter and under Cancer and strengthens the body in all its actions.” Culpeper’s Color Herbal.