So I have never actually drunk absinthe – i have Neptune opposite Jupiter and no need of strong spirits beside my own – but obviously it has a fearsome reputation. Apparently you see the world through a strange green glow…the eerie atmosphere of Van Goth’s paintings (it was one of his favorite tipples) is a good approximation.
But it’s interesting because absinthe does in fact have magical connotations – it is viewed from Mugwort aka Artemesia – which we have talked about before as the most powerful magic herb of all. Literally – herb of Artemis and used in smudging (to get rid of anything) tie-breaking spells and most famously as to invoke flying dreams. Witches of legend rubbed it on their broomsticks.
Homeopathic and Herbal Thuja (to banish warts & fungal schizz, amongst other things) are made from mugwort. So arguably, alcoholic Artemsia should be magic and mental as fuq.
There is a cocktail called Sacred Heart made from pomegranate tequila and absinthe – i’d call that more something like Pluto Colonic. Has anyone had direct experience of abstinthe? Mercury is stationing Retro on Neptune, i think we can talk about this, right?