Healing- Virgo, Lizard & Echinacea

Virgo- August 23- September 22
Animal- Lizard
Herb- Echinacea
Planet- Mercury
Element- Earth
Number- 6

Astrology & Geometry: Virgos are considered to be reliable, diligent, health-conscious, and altruistic. Virgo is the sixth house of the Western Zodiac, associated with work, service, health and hygiene. The sixth house is represented with four hexagonal shapes, and two hexagons framing the central elements of the painting.

Zoology: The Western Fence Lizard is found throughout western America. It is capable of caudal autotomy in which it can detach its tail when threatened and later regenerate a new tail. This species also carries a remarkable protein in its blood. When a tick with Lyme disease feeds on the blood of a Western Fence Lizard, the protein is ingested by the tick and it cures it of the Lyme disease.*

Herbalism & Magic: Echinacea grows throughout North America and is used in medicinal herbalism as an immunity booster, appearing in many modern natural cold remedies.* It has been used by American Plains Indians for medicinal purposes and to strengthen magic spells.

*Herbalism information disclaimer- Never take medical advice from a painting.

2019, 8x10", Acrylic paint, collaged fabric, ink, embroidery floss & nails.

Original artwork has sold.