Herbal TArot -XVII-Star-Skullcap

Soaring Eagle

You can see the major arcana cards in Constellation 8.

Description: A woman is pouring magical ripples into a river from a water jug. There is a large skullcap plant growing to one side of her. There is a large 8-pointed star in the sky. There are trees seen behind the woman. There are small 8-pointed stars around the magic ripples.

Significant Details: Two ripples of water make the sign of Aquarius, showing this cards connection to Aquarius. “The eight-pointed star symbolizes balance, harmony, and cosmic order.” http://www.moroccoboard.com/feature...-origins-and-meanings-of-the-eight-point-star

Keywords: Hope, Inspiration, Tranquility, Joy, Health

Medicinal Uses: Skullcap was historically used for bites of rabid dogs. It also helps with headaches. American Nature Guides Herbs by Anna Kruger. “Scutellaria root (Huang Qin, Radix Scutellaria Baicalenses) has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine to support the immune system. In related research, Baicalein, a major flavonoid in Scutellaria was shown to support cardiovascular health. Research shows that Scutellaria root modulates inflammatory activity to inhibit nitric oxide (NO), cytokine, chemokine and growth factor production in macrophages. Scutellaria has also been shown to inhibit histamine and leukotriene release.” http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Scutellaria

My Interpretation: This is a time of hope, inspiration, and joy. Take time for yourself in a tranquil environment. You may experience good health during this time.

Number Significance: The Star is in Constellation 8 with VIII Strength and the Eights. 8 – Self-Confidence, Fate, Perseverance, Power, Force, Kundalini Energy, Hope, Grace, Balance

Thoughts/Points to Ponder: The eight-pointed star has always been special to me. I consider it a very powerful symbol, it brings me hope, joy, inspiration, and a sense of love that is deeper than the human heart.