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Leo with St. John’s Wort image by d.s.a.

The fifth house of the zodiac, Leo governs the heart and circulatory system. It is the house of children, education, and pleasure. It is no surprise that Leo is governed by the Sun, symbolizing the inherent optimism, faith, and leadership of the Lions. Anyone who has a Leo in their life knows that just as the sun is the center of the solar system, Leo’s are often the center of attention, and they wouldn’t have it any other way. Leo’s may face health concerns with the heart/circulatory system, eyes, and common cramps or spasms. It follows that the healing herbs for Leo mainly strengthen these areas:

Eyebright – as its name implies, this herb can be used as a wash (make a tea and apply on eyelids) for bright clear eyes.
Mistletoe – best known for the tradition of kissing underneath it, this herb calms the pulse and lowers blood pressure. (It also has the added virtue of preventing snoring!!)
St. John’s Wort – besides its well known anti-depressant qualities, this versatile herb is also useful in treating asthma and skin burns. Current research shows it might be a cure for SAD (seasonal affective disorder), a tendency for Leo’s who thrive on warmth and sunshine.

Based on the book Healing Herbs of the Zodiac by Ada Muir

Herbs of the Zodiac: Leo, the Royalty of the sun signs

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Beloved Trend: Zodiac + Sun Signs in Fashion

Finally, the zodiac is going noticed in fashion, makeup, jewelry, and the like. Each time I spy a sun-sign inspired piece, I am reminded of when I was 17 years old, making tee shirts with iron-on zodiac decals that I ordered on e-Bay. In fact, I own a substantial collection of zodiac jewelry, including a gold Gemini bracelet from Free People and a 1970’s wooden block with a pair of “love is…” comic strip twins painted on it. Nowadays, I’ve noticed a rising trend in zodiac paraphernalia. I think there is something very appealing about showing off your sign– it’s a chance to express your individuality and give people a tiny glimpse into what’s underneath the clothing. I love how M.A.C. Cosmetics has used the zodiac as inspiration for 12 color palettes, tailored to each sign, which you can find on this fun Facebook app, and how Free People has tapped into the sun-sign energy to create an interactive e-catalog based on travel and the zodiac. Here are some of my favorite manifestations of this new starry trend. (please follow the links below the images to visit shops.)

“I learned, in short, that love is not a condition of the spirit but a sign of the zodiac.”
— Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez (Memories of My Melancholy Whores)

this post was written while listening to: Jane’s Addiction – Ocean Size/Mountain Song/Up the Beach/Then She Did/Summertime Rolls/I would For You/Slow Divers/Jane Says

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