Healing Herbs – Balance

Healing Herbs


Healing Herbs – Balance
I created this piece to remind me that everything is in balance, everything has a place. 
As in nature, we must combine disparate parts to create a healthy, harmonious whole.

Be still! 
Listen to the earth
 and find balance.

Meaning of the Herbs: The plants I have selected are commonly found in most temperate climates and some are even perceived as weeds in our gardens. All the plants help with healing common mild ailments and promote balance and well being.

Lavender, Rosemary, Dandelion, Plantain, Chamomile, Poppy, Sage, Nettle, Echinacea, Burdock.

Meaning of the Symbols: the symbols I have used are quite eclectic and range across cultures.
The runic symbols include Norse and Wiccan runes. They are for healing, protection, life and death.
The Yin Yang symbol from the Chinese Taoist tradition signifies balance, opposing forces combining to create a harmonious whole.
The infinity symbol represents the perfection of duality, the equality of male and female, as is used in Indian and Tibetan cultures.

Meaning of the Animals: The animals include bees to symbolise fertility and life, butterflies for death and transformation, and the snail for the spiral of life.