One of the favorite plants
of Western Europe, rose is of course ruled by
Venus in the prime of life, so
it makes an excellent representation of the Mother (and so is frequently
associated with Mother goddesses like Mary).
Often used in work involving love, this magic herb is also good for
delving into mysteries both spiritual and otherwise; its
petals represent the layers of knowledge gained. It is the
perfume of Netzach in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, and it is a
traditional help in dreamwork. I have conventional red rose petals
and buds but also pink rose petals that are grown organically in France and have a sweet rosy
smell nicely released when ground. Great for tea or mixing into soaps and other cosmetics.
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