Plants of the Sign of Scorpio
Death-rebirth, all the symbolism linked to the Sign of Scorpio focuses on this duality, including the plants associated with it, influenced by the aggressive power of Mars that destroys and at the same time fecundates and by the water element that purifies and regenerates
The plants of the sign of Scorpio purify the blood , perform a tonic and anti- inflammatory action for the sexual organs and stimulate the immune system , because they are influenced by Mars , the planet that supports the body’s defenses and sexuality , mainly male.
Scorpio is the second autumn sign, fixed (because when the sun enters this constellation, the season is now defined), feminine . In this sign, Mars , warrior god and destroyer , aggressive, often violent, normally associated with fire (with hot-dry qualities), meets Water (cold-humid), in analogy with the world of emotions , sensations and the psyche , where irrational and fantasy have full space.
However, in Scorpio this element does not correspond to the clear spring water (linked to Cancer) or that of the boundless sea (expressed in Pisces), but constitutes the stagnant , dark and deep water of the swamps . Here everything is macerated, rots, dies. In the apparent stillness , a secret world is hidden, which is composed and decomposed into infinite, magical and illusory forms. In it, organic substances dissolve and transform to nourish the earth. Although the surface of the water may be calm, there is always a strong sense of the mysterious and unknown depths, that are under the surface.
In the evolutionary cycle of man it refers to the transformation that takes place through the crisis , the loss of the achieved state. As a psychic process it is the ability to self-regenerate , to abandon a part of oneself to open up to new experiences.
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The sign of Scorpio and the planet Mars
The sun after the equinox continues to descend towards the dark and this descent symbolically represents the withdrawal of the vital forces that are preparing to face their transformation . We are in the season in which nature experiences dissolution , the destructive phase of its life cycle, necessary for the next rebirth to take place . The now dry leaves fall to the ground and are putrefied by the water of the autumn rains; the sap of the plants flows back to the root and everything that dies is transformed into vital humus for a new Life . The withered soilfrom the sun and the summer crops, it now needs to be fed and fertilized again ; only in this way will it be able to face a new reproductive cycle in a few months . Even on a strictly inner , spiritual level, just as Nature decomposes to nourish itself and therefore be reborn, so the human creature, if he wants to pass to a higher evolutionary state, must go through his inner Night . Each “death” will be experienced as a period of crisis, during which anything that has become obsolete is eliminated, followed by the generation of an entirely new chapter of life.
For this reason, Scorpio is symbolically considered to be a Sign of Death , under the influence of Mars which burns and destroys ; but also of Rebirth , expressed by the element of Water , which dissolves, fertilizes and regenerates . In this sign, in fact, we witness the struggle between martial fire which consumes the vital moisture, drying it up; and water, a universal solvent that dissolves and decomposes, to allow nature to regenerate itself.
The ruling planet of Scorpio is not the solar Mars , ruler of Aries, impulsive , coarse, stubborn and violent, who takes things head-on, blinded by desires and passions ; but the nocturnal Mars , suspicious , controlled and subtle , capable of a thousand very refined strategies to achieve its purpose, which makes the natives of warriors born. A Scorpio never gives up arms, never gives up, and is not always held back by moral scruples, if he has set goals that interest him a lot. While the element of Water gives the natives a strong sensitivity and receptivity, sometimes a tendency to victimhood and emotional instability , which makes them Intuitive , investigators, psychologists of the depth, as it provides them with a prodigious memory and a penetrating mind, capable of exploring beneath the surface, allowing them to often see “beyond “.
However, these difficult personalities also have notable merits: an exceptional fortitude that helps them to overcome any test in life, an intelligent and unconventional vision of things, ambition and a great sense of responsibility towards others. In any of their expressions they are total and give soul and body in all their initiatives. Naturally in love they pour all their instinctual charge and all their drama . There are no delicate feelings or lukewarm entanglements to Scorpios and their sexual magnetismit’s hard to resist. With them you always live in an atmosphere of absolute that engages their partners on every level.
Plants of the Scorpio
In the zodiacal man, a theory used by Medical Astrology and based on the belief that each sign presides over very specific anatomical parts, Scorpio governs the organs responsible for the defense of the organism (immune system); those responsible for the elimination of waste (rectum, anus, urinary tract) absolutely essential for the body not to be poisoned; and finally the sexual organs (internal and external genitals, mainly male), which fertilize through the seminal fluid . The possible pathologies will therefore be infections, diseases or lesions affecting the uro-genital system, cystitis, prostate disorders., orchitis, hemorrhoids, fistulas. The spleen is also presided over by the sign because on the one hand it destroys senescent red blood cells (haemocatarsis), and on the other hand produces molecules useful for the immune system , as they increase the efficiency of phagocytosis .
- Ivy : ( Hedera Helyx ), symbol of the permanence of sexual strength and desire , is wrongly considered a destructive and parasitic species (but it does not take sap from the host plant, in which it uses it only as a support to reach the sun), known to all for its attachment to walls , trees or abandoned ruins. Autumn is the right time to harvest and let its flowering tops dry which, together with the more tender leaves , are used by herbal medicine. The two main substances contained in the plant are: saponins , which have vasoconstrictive activities andastringents ; Flavonoids , which have an anti -inflammatory action . Internal use is usually not recommended; external use, in the form of ointments or decoctions , is instead widespread for the treatment of wounds and ulcerations , hemorrhoids and varicose veins. In ancient times, it enjoyed great fame.
- Red vine : ( vitis Vinifera ), the active ingredients contained in the leaves harvested in autumn, when they take on reddish shades , from which the term ” red vine ” originates , belong to the category of polyphenols , in particular bioflavonoids (anthocyanidins and proanthocyanidins), and have an intense antioxidant and anti- inflammatory activity . Their most important action is the tonic and vasoprotective one , directed to the circulatory system , where they positively influence the vascular permeability, preventing edema and swelling. Alsoseeds and the skin of the berries containing a phytocomplex rich in flavonoids, anthocyanins , polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin P , and play a very useful action in veno-lymphatic insufficiency , in cardiovascular diseases and for those disorders that involve circulatory problems in the eyes, in particular at the level of the retina. The red vine is therefore indicated in all forms of varicose veins , phlebitis, capillary fragility , couperose , edema, hemorrhoids . Also as a pelvic decongestant , it prevents urinary disorders, especially in men such as benign prostatic hypertrophy and prostatitis .
- Garlic : often used also as an aphrodisiac , according to the Theory of Signatures it is influenced by Mars for its characteristic pungent odor. In fact, among the flavors linked to the element of Mars, bitter or spicy ones could be found, while among the herbs and medicinal plants there were all those irritating due to excess heat ; prickly or stinging to the skin; and those that make you tear when eating them Allicin , in particular, has antioxidant , antibiotic, antiparasitic properties ,blood thinners, hypotensive . Garlic strengthens the immune system and reduces the risk of artery sclerosis, purifying the blood of excess cholesterol and triglycerides, preventing platelet aggregation (consequently the formation of thrombus) and blood stasis . One of the most important and interesting properties of garlic is that concerning its characteristic antibiotic function (bacteriostatic and bactericidal action towards both Gram + and Gram-): it is in fact a valid antibacterial to be used in cases where the intestinal florahas been altered by previous treatments. In fact, like all natural antibiotics, garlic, while dealing with pathogenic bacteria, does not attack the saprophytic bacterial flora, but even favors their restoration.
- Red thyme : the name derives from the Greek term thymos , or thumòs , which means courage . In fact, as already seen in plants with localized growth in the Mediterranean basin, it has a rich mythological tradition and is considered for its properties influenced by Mars . Its essential oil is a clear , reddish liquid with a strong and marked base note . Almost astounding with its pungent and balsamic aroma , at the level of Subtle Aromatherapy, red thyme strengthens memory andbrain activity , counteracting anxiety and insomnia, so much so that the philosophers of ancient Rome used to drink an infusion of thyme before devoting themselves to their studies, as it toned the mind and favored concentration and determination . The doctors of the Salerno school advised depressed people to breathe the scent of thyme directly from the plant. At the same time it exerts a defensive and decisively decisive action against everything that can ” attack ” the organism such as bacteria and viruses. The Egyptians used it in embalming practice, to stop the putrefaction processdobuto to bacteria. Traces of his knowledge are found in the writings of Hippocrates and Dioscoroids . In popular tradition it is used, as well as as a condiment, in respiratory and urinary infections, especially for coughs and cystitis, and for these properties , it is known as “the antibiotic of the poor “.