Happiness, Astrology and St Johns Wort is a thing.
Obviously I am not a mental health professional & nor do i prescribe things…But i love St Johns Wort – and any naturopath/herbalist/up-to-date doctor could tell you all about it. It has been renowned as a cure for melancholy since ancient times & there is loads of info on the Wiki…
I think it works like mad. There is a really cool tea of it that can take me from frumpy-sloth to radiant euphoric within about 2o mins of ingestion and I don’t really know what St John’s Wort is FOR exactly but it feels like magic potion; protective and with a cool red tinge like something a hero in a fairy tale would carry in a small emerald vial for when one needed courage to face some dark lord.
I send my herbalist mental by just demanding it without a consultation. And then i just tip the tincture into water and glug it. I feel like i know when i need it. BUT – I am clearly bats & it IS actually really good to take it under supervision.
And – this is NOT on Wikipedia but it’s SO cool; The older name for St John’s Wort (which comes from Christians trotting about, loving the flower so much and honouring it with the name of their fave protective saint) is Fuga Daemonum – Scare Devil. And the generic name; Hypericum comes from “hyper” which is Greek for “over” and “eiken” which means ghosts.
Astrologically, the great medieval astrologer & herbalist Nicholas Culpeper had Fuga Daemonum as being of the Sun/Apollo/Sol.