The Herb known as the Albahaca, Njjlika, Witches Herb, or more commonly as Basil- is Masculine, Mars, Fire.
Gods: Shango, Vishnu
Godesses: Ochun, Yemaya
Medicinal uses are: Anodyne, astringent, diuretic, nervine. *
Hung from the door it is a blessing said to calm the heart. It promotes both love and prosperity. Rubbing the leaves on the body before love-making can heighten desire, and help ensure fidelity.
Use it in a hot bath, simmer on the stove or add to a humidifier to promote similar results. (It is a heady scent, so if you are smell sensitive, use sparingly.) It is best used in its natural state, rather than oil.
Where is Virgo in your chart ? Virgos rule the bowels, sorting the good from the gunk in the body.
It is the sign of harvest and this Virgo got a table full of thai/basil out of my garden today, so not much time here, I have to clean it !
Neptune is conjunct Chiron above us, and the Doctor is in.
Anyone else positively elated there is a time lady ?! …and that River totally kicks it ! Well, it’s about time ! lol. Brilliant *
Look to the house of Virgo for where you are detailed and organized. Planets placed there are likely to be where you show precision and dedication to the task, and to others. It is where you have strengths in problem-solving and anticipating the needs of others. It is your discerning eye at work (Virgo is the 6th house of work and service).
Look to Chiron (I am leaning towards Chiron as Virgo ruler, myself) to see where you help others through your passion for health and knowledge. Chiron was a teacher, philosopher, healer and herbalist, who through trying to heal his own wound, learned much through study and helped others learn and heal in the process.
Mine is in Pisces/3rd, mental and spiritual health is my work.
* I am not a medical doctor, informational purposes only.