Uranus in Taurus Plant Therapy

Uranus in Taurus Plant Therapy IS a thing.  Magically thinking-wise, every plant is a deity in and of itself. Every plant also has affiliations. Or, more appropriately, correspondences. Medieval medical astrology was based on this concept, with Nicholas Culpeper being the best known medico-astrologer.  So super-high-end plant medicine is one promising potential outcome of Uranus in Taurus.

But as a bona-fide Uranian, i’m not waiting around. My Uranus in Taurus Plant Therapy has begun already. It works on multiple levels and here is an example: My chamomile plant.

In the Craft, when you consume a plant – you don’t rip the whole thing out and process it in a factory. You ideally snip a small leaf or whatever off it – thanking the whole plant – and using it mindfully.  You are partaking of – not just the plant’s nutrients or aromatic compounds – but of its energy. It can be an entheogenic experience. You connect with the plant spirit or energy.  Chamomile is like a subtle uplift, soothing and reassuring.

So in the case of my chamomile, i just used a tiny bit of it in hot water every evening or when i remembered + as an (anti-inflammatory) toner. Just the fresh sprig taken from the whole, happy plant and put into boiling water for tea, toner and eye-wash. SO simple. So amazing. Magically, chamomile has quite a tame reputation these days. But it is powerful – a herb of the Sun, of Ra – the Ancient Egyptian Sun God – and of course, many Celtic Sun Gods. Chamomile means “Earth’s Apple” and is one of the druidic Nine Sacred Herbs.

The idea is that, when you are growing it yourself,  honouring the plant, any decoction from it is ultra-potent and magic. I was experiencing this but then i left my chamomile outside and frost took it. It was all crisp to the touch and turning brown. Legit dead. This was last week. A year ago, i would have just been oh well, fuq it and probably thrown it away and moved on to something else. But this really affected me. So i decided to bring it back to life.

Yes – this is going bats – Uranus in Taurus style. I talked to it – played it music i think plants like – and (obviously) watered it and kept it out of the cold.  My Gemini daughter was furious at being asked to not play rap so that i could tend to my zombie plant.  And i did wonder if talking to a dead plant was symptomatic of some sort of cognitive disorder. But weirdly, as i talked to it, i would get wafts of its beautiful smell – distinctly – like a signal.  And then, this morning, after a week of plant-deadness, i saw a glint of green. It’s back and sending out super-strong scent rays with it.

Plants go into shock, when caught by the frost, apparently. All their cell walls burst. But with care and time, the essence prevails and they can come back. The re-animation of the dead plant felt like an omen or an affirmation. How many of us have been caught by ‘the frost’? Or shocked by an event into freezing?  But with time in the Sun, peace and good intent, the growth begins again. I gathered that the chamomile fronds snap frozen by the frost will never come back but that you’re not meant to snip them off until the plant is two thirds rejuvenated. This is because growth takes a huge amount of energy and snipping off even the dead bits causes stress.

There are weird lessons here. Sometimes it can seem like nothing is happening and you may even have to let ‘dead’ bits of your life just be for a while. But generating enough deep seed Qi to grow back and grow big is where all the energy should be being expended.  Also, obviously tending to one plant is not going to save the whole planet but on a magical level, every human interacting with that realm has an effect. And, it’s arguably nicer to know the magical/astrological correspondences of plants than the names of reality television spawn. Especially with Uranus in Taurus!

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endlyMM Member
endly

Bravissimo!

HermeswitchMM Member
Hermeswitch

Oh Mystic! How did I even miss this post! I am so inspired. Thank you. I love this beautiful post.

fallenangelMM Member
fallenangel

Nothing wrong in laying fallow, life has its death-dealers and we must accept a little death in exchange for tremendous growth. I was at the nail salon earlier as my gorgeous Cambodian pedicurist attacked “excess skin” with such gusto that even the manicurist told her to take it easy as I winced and bit a knuckle – 30, a natural beauty with long dark tresses and per the manicurist, never with a consistent bf. She was contemplating leaving LA for San Diego, sick of the movers and shakers here and mused annoyed, “Like how many times do I have to… Read more »

NanMM Member
Nan

Extraordinary lesson. Thank you for sharing the blessing.

Siofra Lamb
Siofra Lamb

So beautiful I’m doing my best not to burst into tears at my desk <3

ZoeMM Member
Zoe

It’s not actually the frost that bursts the cell walls – it’s the plant warming up too fast. This is why some people do things like mist/water plants before the sun hits them to wake the cell walls up gently. I’m sure there’s a metaphor in there!

AxlTaureMM Member
AxlTaure

So deeply affected by this: “Plants go into shock, when caught by the frost, apparently. All their cell walls burst. But with care and time, the essence prevails and they can come back. The re-animation of the dead plant felt like an omen or an affirmation. How many of us have been caught by ‘the frost’? Or shocked by an event into freezing? But with time in the Sun, peace and good intent, the growth begins again.” You have just described the last year and a bit of my life – 2017 was in many ways an annus horribilis: everything… Read more »

Crystallised futureMM Member
Crystallised future

Beautiful story, beautiful artwork, beautiful plant. I love how you’ve echoed life events with this happening to your chamomile. It really is a reflection of our journey isn’t it.

Aphra
Aphra

I love this MM. Interesting you say chamomile has a game reputation. My son’s homeopathic constitution is Chamomila. Homeopaths actually warn against drinking an excess of chamomile tea. It first it calms but heaps can prove the remedy. Anger, outburst, not being satisfied. What music brought your plant back? I’m imagining Lark Ascending or something equally as romantic and uplifting.

Nine Trees
Nine Trees

Medicinal cannabis to be made available in UK by September this year… thank you Uranus in Taurus!

dizzarinaMM Member
dizzarina

That’s great news!

WatersnakeMM Member
Watersnake

Yes but…… cannabis is one of THE most sensitive plants to its vibratory environment. Better to imbibe homegrown raised with lots of love and care than a force-fed commercial product. That can be worse than KFC for your head.

JSNOWMM Member
JSNOW

This happened to me recently, but being in the Northern Hemisphere it was sunburn, not frost that turned the leaves of many of my plants brown and crispy. Luckily, a friend told me to water deeply at night and to not cut off the damaged leaves. And sure enough, now even the crispiest plant has new green growth and I know will be ok. I think there is also a lesson here about how plants just stand there and take the heat and stay in one place as they recover. This was a spiritual experience but I didn’t make the… Read more »

hermesloveMM Member
hermeslove

Thank you Mystic . Best all ways

AlouettaMM Member
Alouetta
FireandwaterMM Member
Fireandwater

This is so beautiful and magical. Thank you.

GoldengirlMM Member
Goldengirl

Ever since Uranus arrived, I became obsessed with air plants!! I want them everywhere. And there’s just something about them to me.. they seem all wired up to the ether and zinging quirkiness. Idk, everything about this new obsession seems very Uranus in Taurus. Also, I had their roots covered with too much moss and some died, but I was able to bring most back to life this week. Then it reinspired the obsession to a new level, like my new purpose is to mother air plants, succulents, Spanish moss and vanda orchids!!! My heart has never been so full… Read more »

CharleeMM Member
Charlee

I am so thankful for this post! A few weeks ago we had 7 consecutive mornings of sub zero temperatures (19 this winter so far – it is Central Australia) it appears to have taken out a few beautiful shrubs in the garden. It’s pained me to look at them & I’ve been a bit stumped at what to do, I will follow this advice & hopefully get some good results.

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

I live in a very inner urban type space and it’s winter that sends me yearning for plants. The smell of the earth after rain. When I left my marriage I grieved my garden terribly that first winter. I’m really feeling a strong need to get out into nature more of late, I spend so much time indoors I feel it as a real physical craving. None of the plants I bought for my new space have survived or thrived. The outdoor space is very shady and I think I planted all the wrong things. I started a little Pinterest… Read more »

AlouettaMM Member
Alouetta

If you have enough warmth for it, try a rainforest garden full of lower story plants and things like turmeric, ginger, galangal, and other shade loving tropical plants. If it’s cold and shady you could create a ferny, moss garden, with some alpine plants thrown in for colour. Also lots of greens and herbs do well in the shade as it stops them from bolting. Maybe also a small potted maple tree?? Good luck!

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

Thank you this is really helpful!

kriblackMM Member
kriblack

I love this, though most of my life have never been a huge plant person. I’ve killed plenty of houseplants and have never been interested in gardening. But when I was a child I had an African violet that I killed and brought back in the same way, music, talking to it, leaving my stuffed animals with it for company while I was at school. So even though I’ve joked for years about having a black thumb, I know deep down that I can bring a plant back from near death. It’s a good reminder that this is true for… Read more »

firecowMM Member
firecow

I love this post so much. So many deep lessons regarding patience, commitment and earth magic. Coming from a many planeted Taurus, who is a plant lover anyway, i was impacted by a huge tree on my travels yesterday, an enormous ancient fig that seemed to bless the environment for miles around.

Ms. VervainMM Member
Ms. Vervain

I’m blown away…………shockingly spot on timing with this post (it’s as though it were written expressly to me), and another reminder of what a beautiful person you are. Thank you, dear Mystic!

RoseMM Member
Rose

I love this, thank you Mystic! I have had a thing for Chamomile for a long time and have been thinking lately about growing some of my own – you’ve totally sold me on it ❤️

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star

Shiver me timbers. I just did the Uranus in Taurus regrounding meditation. I,m just getting over the flu nd my body clock has flipped. I was visited by my past self who was a healing woman who used herbs. I realised this in a dream many years ago. She was betrayed by someone who called her a witch, and I saw her about to be burned with many other people. In the dream. I was saved by a small man on a small horse, could have been a donkey. I was kind of lost in the crowd so it was… Read more »

OneirixMM Member
Oneirix

This is so beautiful and I resonate with it so strongly! I’m super Uranian (Mars & North Node in Aqua rising and Uranus in the 11th; plus Taurus has got a good hold on me too, with Venus in the 1st, Mercury in Taurus in the 3rd and my Sun in the 2nd) and have been feeling these vibes for real. I’ve never cared for plants before in my life, though I was gifted a few, all of which died due to neglect (or managed to thrive in spite of it). But now, a few years after the tragic loss… Read more »

LilithLoveMM Member
LilithLove

Ooooo I love this post mystic! So inspiring and the lessons are GOLD!

RubentMM Member
Rubent

A few weeks ago I received a clipping from a wandering jew plant (the name..yes I know..apparently the story is that one jew chirped to jesus as he was carrying his cross ‘hurry it up’ and jesus said in effect ‘yea yea I’m going, but YOU are going to have to wait here on earth til I return.’) On my way home I was biking along, super blissed because my hang out and reconnection with someone had made me feel so good. then a quiet voice said ‘i should ring my bell’. I didn’t heed it and BAM I got… Read more »

PiMM Member
Pi

” if I wasn’t nurtured adequately it’s harder to know how much to give/if its enough.”
This is the thing.

MutatisMutandisMM Member
MutatisMutandis

WOW this resonates so strongly, esp the parts abt sometimes needing to just let the dead parts lie while you work on that big seed energy. my natal IC is at the end of Taurus and since Uranus got to toro I’ve been obsessing over buying a FARM or other non-productive land and spending the second half of my life focused on restoring a small slice of earth via permaculture and biodynamic principles. I’ve been doing a ton of research and preparation, feels ‘right’. Most of my friends are focused on either saving to get an overpriced city dwelling or… Read more »

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

I’d like to give your comment a heart but am so useless with tech I don’t know how to make one on my ancient keyboard, so you have my words instead xx

Starlush
Starlush

So amazing Mystic. Shock is known to affect the heart, the rhythm and drum beat of our life. And chamomile is a plant of the Sun because of the doctrine of signatures, its looks like a little sun. So how cool that this whole experience revolved around exactly what this plant ally is all about. The sun is symbol and reminder that everyday we can begin again, have new life…..beautiful beautiful beautiful

PlutoMoonMM Member
PlutoMoon

I had a beautiful pothos that got attacked by one of my cats (knocked over, shredded – cat went bonkers on it) and it suffered tremendously. All that was left was one or two stalks with only a couple leaves left on it. My sister – green thumb Toro moon – advised to chuck it out and start over with a new plant, but I couldn’t bring myself to do that. I felt like it still had some life left in it and deserved a chance. So I’ve been nursing it back to health in a high corner with indirect… Read more »

Saoirse KirkeMM Member
Saoirse Kirke

“Plants go into shock, when caught by the frost, apparently. All their cell walls burst. But with care and time, the essence prevails and they can come back. The re-animation of the dead plant felt like an omen or an affirmation. How many of us have been caught by ‘the frost’? Or shocked by an event into freezing? But with time in the Sun, peace and good intent, the growth begins again. I gathered that the chamomile fronds snap frozen by the frost will never come back but that you’re not meant to snip them off until the plant is… Read more »

rachellionMM Member
rachellion

Love this! And Nicholas Culpepper rocks. He was ahead of his time, had great respect for midwives (at a time when many of them were being tried and executed for witchcraft), and railed against the bogus medical methods of the time such as bloodletting. Early on in the Uranus in Taurus I bought baby lavender and rosemary plants to align with this vibe. Until I could put them in a ground, I had to put them in a spot where the cats wouldn’t get to them, but ended up forgetting to water them too. The lavender was especially affected, so… Read more »

ElectroMM Member
Electro

I love this post so much! And the plant metaphors!

I am unfortunately not good with plants but I planted mugwort a few years ago and it is doing fab. If you’re looking for an intense dream experience, cut some of your own and make smudge bundles. The oils really get in there. Did this the other day and I’m going to use them for this birthday eclipse t-square jolting experience.

I’d love to declare a war on excessive lawns. Why aren’t they passé already? Lush permaculture-type spaces would be so rad.

JokermanMM Member
Jokerman

Hope you still have a good day.

ElectroMM Member
Electro

Thx! xo Anticipating this one more because of all the Astro. Plus I’m a leo, gotta keep mentioning my birthday haha.

GemyogiMM Member
Gemyogi

Wow. gotta get me some mugwort!

AlouettaMM Member
Alouetta

Totally agree re lawns! I am slowly destroying mine by planting in natives and vege gardens everywhere. But looking around I feel like a little plant island in a sea of lawns. Lawns are not gardens!!

AlouettaMM Member
Alouetta

Plants are magic. I made several new garden beds over the last few weeks. I have a little corner I grow valerian in. Yet to harvest, I’m just glad that it is doing well. I love seeing plants flower. It makes me think they are happy. I also like how trees have their own thing going on. Sometimes a cluster of tall trees huddled together can look like they’re talking about something very important, not a conversation fit for human ears. I once had the hots for a paw paw tree. I may have been troppo but it reeked of… Read more »

babysinclairMM Member
babysinclair

Definitely gonna try your toner idea. My skin has been so tired lately. A symptom of mars in orb of my natal mars for the last two months I suppose, activating the square to the sun and Pluto as well. Sounds lovely!

Ms MuckaboutMM Member
Ms Muckabout

All of this x a million. I thought my mugwort had left for good this Winter, but it is so faithful year in and year out. My two pots of comfrey are a magic I haven’t touched yet because I’m astounded by it. Something in my chart has me whispering to our orchard trees as part of the tending process; when I’m not preoccupied with the overwhelming and expanding variety.

VirgLibrScorp
VirgLibrScorp

Is it not Nicholas Culpeper, Mystic? Virgo’ing you with love and happy to stand corrected, but Nick warrants respect <3

SojMM Member
Soj

i love this so much! Same can occur to us humans. Sometimes you can feel as though nothing is happening, yet you are exhausted but processing or regenerating at a deeper level. i also love the concept of speaking reverently to plants, trees. We are all interconnected. I really need to commune with my garden more. Getting chooks soon, so I will be spending more time outdoors.

NinaRaffaela
NinaRaffaela

i Love this.
wonderful article.
left me remember my dead plantbuddies 🙂

JacquiMM Member
Jacqui

I don’t know about “tending to one plant is not going to save the whole planet” bc that little old chamomile is now a symbol of regeneration of sick, frosted or dried out plants all over the globe. I lost a new little orchid last week I think I feed it some worm wee and send it some loving. And I’m thinking this also symbolizes people with trauma or mental health issues. Love and time will heal all.

JacquiMM Member
Jacqui

* I’ll . What happened to that fabulous edit button?

SaggoMM Member
Saggo

I have gone absolutely plant mad!! I am like you Mystic, in that I wouldn’t have been overly concerned not too long ago if one of my plants died. My Moon is in Taurus, and suddenly I am talking to my plants and taking care of them like precious jewels. I feel like they energetically uplift me, are my friends, and seeing any growth-new flower, new shoot- gives me such joy at new life. I am buying cut flowers in supermarkets because I feel empathy for them-stuck under fluorescent light, in air conditioning and people passing them by all day.… Read more »

syrynxMM Member
syrynx

No : ) someone once told me that potted plants in supermarkets often die because of the sudden change in temperature between inside and outside the supermarket. You have to coddle them, take them home in air conditioning and try and ease them up to warmer temperatures slowly.

Lotus AMM Member
Lotus A

I always have to rescue sick looking tomato and herb plants from the supermarket.

GemyogiMM Member
Gemyogi

Yes, Taurus moon and love my plants, I was very sad when a large birds nest fern I had in my lounge for a couple of years died… it was like a pet dying. My terrace is really hot with tiles and west afternoon sun so lots of plants haven’t done very well there, but I’ve finally got a garden happening — lots of succulents and a few sun loving pot plants. Love watering my plants and it feels nurturing, when I clean and water my indoor plants I talk to them and tell them how beautiful they are. Also… Read more »

PiMM Member
Pi

(spamming now) frost smashes leaves because ice crystals are very sharp. the water inside the cells freezes and the cell walls aren’t made for solid ice. (also when water freezes it ‘expands’ a la the exploded beer bottle in the freezer )

syrynxMM Member
syrynx

Which is why the little frogs and fish species that can survive being frozen are amazing. nature=magic!

PiMM Member
Pi

Yes! Aren’t they incredible

PiMM Member
Pi

and i LOVE chamomile. so soft and soothing. roman chamomile essential oil is heavenly/

PiMM Member
Pi

I know it’s probably wierd but I don’t know a single taurus who is a green thumb. Cosmically or otherwise. Cancerians yes, Virgos to some extent, Sadge (outdoors! forage!), but Toros in my world tend to be more sex fiend / gourmand / glutton / music aficionado. I think the gardening kitchenwitch stuff must seem like unnecessary labour? all the Lemon herbs are also great fresh-picked in tea – lemon verbena, lemon balm, lemon grass SO GOOD. the savoury ones are nice in a little mix e.g. few slivers of ginger, lemon thyme, a crushed sage leaf, maybe even some… Read more »

Cosmic Fleece
Cosmic Fleece

Hi Pi ! ,
I ask straight up when I am going to a new job and the lawn is the main drama if the person (or their husband with the lawn concerns) happens to be toro .. it’s been bang on 100% so far .. those toro’s (who hire gardeners) are lawn obsessed…I’m pretty sure i read it here first too. xx

Aimee
Aimee

Hahaha that’s so spot on. I’m a Taurean and I love to cook mostly so I can eat, I’m a total glutton. I do love to be immersed in nature. I have so many indoor plants in my apartment and I live across from a park but I don’t have a green thumb. I do the legit minimum to keep my plants alive and that’s it…no more! Too much effort

Aqua-cap-GeminiMM Member
Aqua-cap-Gemini

I knew a toro once – teaches bush survival skills and does bush regeneration work. Epic green thumb, but never picked him for a toro. Thought his son was, but he is a leo! lol

PlutoMoonMM Member
PlutoMoon

I agree, the Toro Suns that I know are like you described, can’t be bothered with the plants, except to eat them. But the Toro moon folk are the ones with the green thumbs.

gbsMM Member
gbs

Ha! I feel so called out. 🙂 Toro Moon and Rising here. I love spiritually communing with plants–being inside a greenhouse is bliss–but yes, the day-to-day upkeep is just too much work.

baristagemMM Member
baristagem

This is such a great post MM. I have a little plant nursery out the back where I keep all my plants that need some extra care during winter. I have become increasingly interested in plants, the need to be among them even more so lately. My house already has loads of indoors plants, ones I bought and some that I’ve propagated. I recently bought a massive one just as Uranus went into Taurus, it’s beautiful, large deep green foliage and takes up a corner of the lounge room. I don’t have any plant that i consume but visually they… Read more »

Luna
Luna

Thanks for tris beautiful and inspiring story

dark star
dark star

I love this plutonic chamomile story! Impressive.
I’ve taken to spending my work lunches (night shifts) in the dark courtyard with all the plant life sometimes. I like to make videos of them.

syrynxMM Member
syrynx

Love, love this.

The part about the withered leaves is also because although withered, the plant will still reabsorb and reuse so much of the stored energy and nutrient in those withered parts. So many of our practices with plants consist of constantly withdrawing nutrient and then having to use fertilizers, vicious circle.

Thankyou! This post was like a warm bath in something herbal itself I feel so much better.

Aqua-cap-GeminiMM Member
Aqua-cap-Gemini

Love this post Mystic. Was just thinking today how I need some more house plant friends. I have zero inside plants and think it’s time, especially now that my cat is gone. This water http://www.vitelwater.com.au is the water I drink and has this amazing resurrection ability on plants. I call it Jesus water when I need it to work it’s magic, and it rarely if ever fails to fix that which seems unfixable. Thanks for the insight to Chamomile. It does have a stigma associated with it, like it couldn’t punch it’s way out of a wet teabag, but clearly… Read more »

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