Rosemary, the Herb of Remembrance
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We’ve come to the end of our herbs for haunting series. Thank you for joining me! I could write volumes about each herb, and there are so many I didn’t mention. Next year I may start on October 1 and share for 31 days! I’ve just finished an Enhancing Your Life with Herbs e-book that I’ll be sharing soon if you sign up for my newsletters, so watch for it if you are interested!
We’re ending with rosemary, beloved by so many. You’ll find it in every major life event. It is hung over the cradles of infants to protect them, and given in bouquets to celebrate friendship, birthdays and anniversaries. Rosemary is carried in bridal bouquets to celebrate love and new beginnings and tossed into graves at funerals to cherished memories of those who have passed.
It was used as a strewing herb to ward off disease and the plague, and is used in hospitals and sick rooms to protect, purify and cleanse. If you are troubled by nightmares, put a sprig of rosemary under the bed and your dreams will be peaceful. Carry it tonight, Halloween, to protect you from all kinds of evil if you are brave enough to venture out!
Rosemary symbolizes remembrance and reminds us to look for diversity in nature’s gifts, including plants, animals and each other! We are all multifaceted with a wealth of gifts and talents to share and lessons to learn. Hopefully as you read through legends associated with the haunting herbs, you noticed that some characteristics are positive, and others have been negative. It’s the same with each of us. We have assets and deficits, wisdom to share and lessons to learn. Let’s practice tolerance, compassion and kindness as we move into Samhain and the shorter days and longer nights ahead!
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