We are featuring the fig this week, and it has numerous powers that can impact your life! The fig has the capacity to make you irresistible. If you want to enchant someone, give them a fig and they will be spell bound by your charms (as long as they like figs)! Both sexes will find the fig beneficial! Men can overcome infertility and impotence, and women who carry figs will be able to conceive. Undoubtedly life altering!
The fig is a member of the mulberry family with an extensive history. There are over 850 types of figs. It is one of the first edible plants and has been cultivated since ancient times, dating back to 9400 - 9200 B.C. It is found all over the world, resulting in a wealth of stories and legends. Mythological tales often mention the fig, and it is highlighted in many spiritual and religious texts including the Bible, Haggadah, the Koran, and the Vedas. One species, the Ficus religiosa (the tree of awakening) was the Bodhi tree Gautama Buddha sat under when he gained enlightenment.
Angels, ghosts, fairies, sages and supernatural creatures have been sighted living in and protecting fig trees from the Amazon, Australia, Greece, Guatemala, Madagascar, Philippines, and Vietnam. Find out more in Mike Shanahan’s Ladders to Heaven: How Fig Trees Shaped our History.
The fig is associated with the planet Jupiter, ancient ruler of Pisces. Since the sun left Aquarius and moved into Pisces today, it is an ideal time to honor the fig! Ginger, another herb of Pisces, combines beautifully with the fig to make a delightful and easy treat, recipe courtesy of the Rosemary House in Mechanicsburg, PA.
Candied ginger, chopped
Cut figs in half and place on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
Top fig halves with a light coating of honey
Sprinkle with chopped candied ginger
Place under the broiler until the honey bubbles.
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