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Zodiac Home Herb Garden

Cultivating a zodiac home herb garden has been practiced amongst many civilizations for centuries. In fact, once upon a time every doctor too was an astrologer because having knowledge of astrology and the zodiac was absolutely essential in being able to diagnose and treat many types of illnesses. There are specific illnesses most commonly associated with a particular zodiac sign. Having this knowledge enabled the doctor to assign a particular herb or herbs to the patient.

A zodiac garden is tailored to an individuals astrological sign. Our ancestors studies the universe, the stars, the planets and nature thus structuring their lives around the amazing sciences stored in the universe. Specific to this topic, these findings provided a clear direction for knowing which types of herbs to plant and when to plant them.

Many individuals of today are carrying on this practice and personalizing their gardens to their specific astrological signs. The following is an outline of the twelve astrological signs, the body parts that is ruled by the sign, and the herbs associated with the corresponding sign:


Body: Head

Herbs: carnation, chervil, basil, nettle, catmint, wormwood, geranium, cypress pine.


Body: Neck & Throat

Herbs: primrose, mint, thyme, violet, marshmallow, catnip, rose, carnation, saffron, honeysuckle, jasmine, tansy, wormwood, yarrow, soapwort.


Body: Hands, Arms, Shoulders And Lungs

Herbs: mint, parsley, anise, Dill, lavender, marjoram, licorice, fennel, honeysuckle, horehound, oregano.


Body: Breast And Stomach

Herbs: parsley, sage, aloe, evening primrose, myrtle, cinnamon, lemon balm, hyacinth, bay leaves, water lily.


Body: Buttocks, Lower Back And Kidneys

Herbs: Catnip, thyme, elderberry, iris, lilies, ivy, St John’s wart, lemon balm, bergamot.


Body: Back, Spine & Heart

Herbs: dill, lemon balm, tarragon, rue, chamomile, clove, sandalwood, frankincense, camphor, eyebright, sunflower.


Body: The Genitals

Herbs: catmint, basil, sage, catnip, honeysuckle, nettle, onion, coriander, garlic, wormwood, elder.


Body: Liver, Thighs & Hips.

Herbs: chervil, saffron, sage, basil, sage, borage, nutmeg, clove.


Body: Knees, Bones & Joints

Herbs: dill, tarragon, caraway, rosemary, chamomile, lambs ears, rosemary, marjoram.


Body: Ankles, Circulatory System & Shins

Herbs: daffodil, sage, comfrey, rosemary, valerian, fennel, mint.


Body: Feet

Herbs: sage, lemon balm, basil, lilac, nutmeg, borage, lilies, clove.


Body: Intestines & Nervous System

Herbs: chervil, dill, caraway, mint, morning glory, lily, horehound, lavender, marjoram.

Each sign of the zodiac is associated with one of the following four elements; these elements are water, air, fire and earth. As the moon is traveling through a particular sign of the zodiac it is in one of the four aforementioned elements. For instance, if the moon is in an air sign like Libra it is a good time to plant herbs and root crops. The following is an outline of each element, its corresponding zodiac sign and the ideal time to cultivate and/or harvest your herbs:

Element- Earth: Zodiac Sign: Capricorn, Virgo and Taurus. These signs are fertile signs and therefore a good time for growing herbs.

Element- Water: Zodiac Sign: Scorpio, Cancer, Pisces. It is a good Idea to plant annuals in these signs.

Element- Fire: Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius, Leo & Aries. It is best to harvest during these signs.

Element- Air: Zodiac Sign: Gemini, Libra & Aquarius. Harvesting or cultivating is ideal when the moon is in an air sign.

Happy Zodiac Gardening!