Tarot of the Day Thursdays: Tickle Me Geranium

โ€œBloom where you are planted.โ€ – Unknown

We’re cultivating a strange garden today with the underlined hyperlink text.


I decided to return to bibliomancy today with my Herbalist’s Bible landing on Geranium which is popular in love potions. With the energies of Venus, Mars, and the Moon, the water element, and ties to Aphrodite this South African native has been utilized for potpourri to invite love, protection, prosperity, and beneficial health. The Venusian vibration invites beauty, compassion, fidelity, friendship, happiness, luck, reconciliation, pleasure, and youthfulness. Often spells are cast under the New Moon phase as this signifies fresh opportunities flowing into one’s life when it would be ideal to ensure the aura and sacred space of one’s home/business is purified.

The geranium is a favorite home garden plant bringing cheerful bright flowers that affirm self confidence and heal any blows to one’s ego especially helpful in mending a broken heart. This hardy guest repels evil spirits maintaining protective boundaries, but has also been used for centuries to treat infections, colds, wounds, and other ailments thanks to its astringent properties. As a beauty must have geranium has been utilized in tonics, toners, skin creams, serums, and moisturizers to open, cleanse, and reduce pore size. Geranium may also be consumed as a tea.

As an essential oil added to any diffuser this little gem will lift your spirits and release your day to day worries. Anecdotal evidence from herbalists and Native Americans shows that the use of geranium for anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibacterial characteristics is beneficial for treating stomach illnesses such as diarrhea, cramps, and gastric ulcers as well as sexually transmitted infections and lice.

Geranium has been used in feminine hygiene to treat vaginal infections and to aid menstruation by regulating the hormones. Other common uses have included typhoid fever, irritable bowel syndrome, detoxification, and toothaches/gum disease.

Geraniums grow in drought withstanding full sunlight, but do like a covered location from time to time to avoid going dormant. They desire soil to be rich and humusy. They will attract moths and butterflies alike as they are an important food source for deer and small woodland rodents as well. While my book did not list any contraindications always consult your doctor or ensure that you’re not allergic before experimentation especially if you will be ingesting tea.

I did not expect to find an actual asteroid named Geranium (1227), but I still located one alongside asteroid Aphrodite (1388). I’ve plopped them conveniently into a Solar Return chart as I’m nearing my birthday in July shortly. What we find is that Geranium sits in my 9th House of Scorpio at 26ยฐ retrograde while Aphrodite delivers her magic in my 7th House of Libra at 3ยฐ.

Solar Return Chart for Asteroid Geranium and Asteroid Aphrodite

In the 9th House this indicates I will develop a great desire for mental and physical travel while increasing my knowledge of abstract ideas, higher science, spirituality, and languages. There is a stronger pull towards the occult and mystical realms making me a bit more optimistic especially in the areas of astrology, alternative medicine, and esotericism.

The 7th House places the focus on having more balance, peace, and harmony in my life. New partners enter your life be that personal or business relationships. With Taurus in the 2nd House of this chart the ruling energy of the 7th House also as Libra brings with it a strong Venusian embodiment here, but the 9th House is very Jupiterian.

Asteroid Geranium squares Saturn while trining Neptune and semi-squaring Pluto. Aphrodite semi-squares the Sun and the Moon. This might look like a lot of soul searching and questioning one’s status or role played in the world on multiple levels from family life to clients/customers and colleagues. It’s a time to assess your autonomy, boundaries, and to ensure you’re not disrespecting others.

Some will try to exercise more control in your life during this time. Nevertheless this is a time to enjoy the brighter and lighter side of life without losing focus on what matters most. There will be more engagement in self love, overcoming difficulties, and rejecting mediocrity.

26ยฐ Scorpio: A pretty little bird standing on the back of a lion singing.

Denotes one of charming fancy, a singer of sweet songs, one of creative energy and personality. He/she is exposed to the craft of those in whom he/she has aroused feelings of envy, but is under powerful protection and has little to fear. Let him/her sow seeds at the Sun rising part of life and be ready to gather the harvest in the setting. It us a symbol of Poesy.

Overcoming the tremendous drag of habits and their intimate connection to limiting beliefs we gradually and inevitably lighten our burden taking every step at the exact moment we are ready to. To go back and continually rethink things can be a profoundly enriching experience that fills us with new energies and gleanings that we feel a need to give to others as a form of nurturing.

Feeling a deep need to nurture others guides us toward an understanding of the mysterious and forever self renewing fountain of life as well as the instantaneous wisdom it offers to those ready to receive it. Work with guardian angel Mihael and daimon Haagenti.

Haagenti corresponds to the Four of Cups, Mercury, Witch Hazel, and Cancer. This daimon assists with alchemical transformation by taking the ordinary or negative and transmuting it into something extraordinary. Interactions with Haagenti extend to the external or physical phenomena of health, finances, business, work, property, and material possessions.

Anything tangible which arises out of one’s environement leads one to become practical, career oriented, and philanthropic when they’re not greedy. Haagenti also aids in the translation of difficult texts into something simpler for easier understanding.

When working with Haagenti you learn how to find balance between the many obligations you have in life. All this daimon asks is that you be fearless in going after what you want.

3ยฐ Libra: A young girl striving to escape from the immaterial, but visible cords surround her; the more she struggles the more they increase.

Denotes one who is in danger of being drawn into psychic conditions from which escape is difficult. Such a one should refrain from dabbling in matters he/she does not thoroughly understand. Danger in connection with occult or psychic matters is threatened and much suffering there from. Love affairs may embarrass especially if intertwined with occult practices. The native will be gifted in some branch of art or science, but there is a peculiar force fighting against his/her success and against which a calm placidity is the only protection. It is a symbol of Involving.

Through uniting with the present we come into greater clarity which gives us a new perspective on everything. Eagerness to live and to grow impels us to project our imagination onto the territory that lies before us. Freed from the usual way of looking at things we are able to tap into the realm of pure vibration and explore its possibilities. The products of the imagination either grow into something or serve to fertilize future cycles of growth. Work with guardian angel Rehael and daimon Malphas.

Daimon Malphas connects with the Four of Wands, Mercury, Aries, and Marigold. Working with Malphas is usually best when you need a safe place to create. This daimon is best when you need protection against psychic or other forms of attack be they emotional, psychological, etc.

A very noteworthy aspect of Malphas is that he appears often as a crow thereby this might make sense to my continued research into the Magha lunar mansion I was born into. There is an unusual synchronicity here when one considers my Western zodiac as well as being a Leo Sun rather than just perusing my Vedic chart with rituals for the Pitrs most recently over the last few days. This seems to be a constant theme following me around now.

There is only one fixed star sitting on the degree where Asteroid Aphrodite falls which happens to be Nodus I in the body of Draco the Dragon. As stated previously the Draco constellation represents the dragon guarding the golden apples in the garden of the Hesperides, but some equate this with the serpent Python slain by Apollo. Eastern cultures equate this position with the Higher Minister.

It is worth noting that the word Hesperis represents the multiple nympths of the garden of Hera, but that its actual origination lies in Hesperus derived from Latin via hesperos to signify the evening as a reference to Venus’ evening star phase appearing at night. The location was never determined although as the Sun sets in the west it was quite often assumed to be an island named Erytheia which means red as the color seen during a sunset.

These golden apples happen to result in immortality when consumed unless of course Eris happened to get a hold of one of them (the Judgment of Paris and Trojan War). This particular garden is of modern influence for Christianity as another symbol of the Garden of Eden. The apple being a symbol of temptation.

“Letโ€™s grab a blanket, run away, and watch the stars.” – Unknown (The Great Wall; Hercules Corona Borealis)

Kabbalists assign the Hebrew letter Mem with the 13th Tarot known as Death. What we have to remember about Mem is that it is a Mother letter referencing the womb/tomb where its association with water resembles immersion/baptism when one experiences death and rebirth having been born again clean/renewed. In Hebrew Mem may be written open (womb) and closed (tomb) to symbolize a place with or without life. Written in Hebrew the word “truth” via emet has a middle letter of Mem mediating between life and death.

The actual page number for Geranium is 382. In the Strong’s Concordance this is anarithmรฉtos meaning uncountable and innumerable. In gematria some words that equate to 382 are scorpion, Goddess Maat, and Abode of the Gods.

Seeing Aphrodite is probably a fitting thing for the month of April after all!

April and Aphrodite:

Where are these two asteroids in your Solar Return chart? ๐ŸŒžโœจ

Something I once had on my now extinct/defunct Twitter account which my step father also noticed is in alignment. My return to working in cosmetology and its etymological tie ins to other interests I have picked up over the years.

PS: I forgot to let you know I’ll be working Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturdays at my new part time job unless the days change for any reason. I will still be able to then manage some time for blogging and other responsibilities effectively. I’m very blessed right now!

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I am a licensed aesthetician (#1446048 Expires October 2023 Valedictorian) who has worked previously in medical malpractice and personal injury legal administration, life/health insurance for State Farm, and various retail roles including personal shopper. My passion at this time lies in the field of esoteric studies. I am also a Master Level Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki certified healer. I happen to be currently employed within a 9-5 career in cosmetology retail selling to licensed professionals part time.

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