Rubus Villosus/Rubus Fructicosus (Blackberry)
Feminine, Venus, water.
Also known as: Bramble-Kite, Cloudberry, Dewberry, Thimbleberry
Astrological: Primary: Libra, Taurus
Secondary: Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio
God: Lugh God of Light, the Harvest, All – Skills, August festival Lughnasa is in his honor.
Goddess: Brigit Goddess of the fires of inspiration, healing, divination and smithing.
Lugh and Brigit are patrons of arts and crafts.
Blackberry fruit contain vast amounts of anthocyanocides, which are found in the pigment that gives the berries their color. Anthocyanocides are powerful antioxidants that help to reverse cell damage caused by free radicals, and are reported to be instrumental in preventing heart disease, cancer and strokes.
Blackberries can be used as an astringent or tonic: infusing the leaves in warm water will help rid the kidneys of stones, the fruit is good for the the gastrointestinal tract, and the root has strong astringent properties.
The blackberry stimulates and awakens love and sweetness.
The thorns and brambles of this plant teach that patience and persistence will eventually bear sweet fruit. Blackberry enhances forgiveness that comes over time and with loving efforts.
Blackberry is very helpful to enhance quieter states of meditation, it calms the anxious mind and teaches a patient path to enlightenment. It also counteracts the Libran tendency towards indecision and procrastination. It increases the formation of goals into action via willpower.
The 3rd, Manipura, (solar plexus) chakra is strengthened, along with the bladder.
When there is any difficulty with the planet Saturn, even if it is only a hard aspect with the fast-moving moon, blackberry will help.
The blackberry helps to increase patience, and it eases the onset of age on the physical plane, while also enhancing the spiritual and astral bodies.
* I am not a medical doctor, informational purposes only.