Latin name: Borago officinalis
Native Region: Eastern Mediterranean, found in all New England States and around N. America
Planet Association: Jupiter
Gender: Masculine (Force)
Process: Evolution (Bringing matter into Spirit)
Chakra: Root (1st Chakra) Muladhara, Sacral Charka (2nd Chakra) Svadhisthana, Solar Plexus (3rd Chakra) Manipura, Heart Chakra (4th Chakra) Anahata, Crown Chakra (7th Chakra) Sahasrara
Energy: Cooling, nourishing
Part of plant used: Leaves and Flowers
Day of the week associated: Thursday (Jupiter)
Body: Borage is used for heart and lung congestion. She is said to reduce fevers by releasing heat from the body and is high in vitamins and helps to increase mothers breast milk. She contains soothing qualities that help to ease ulcers and boils externally and internally. Borage is said to be a tonic for the adrenal glands to help restore our vitality system and to relive stress. Borage is said to help with ADHAD, respiratory issues including cough and cold and is used to combat alcohol dependency. She is also used for general inflammation and for exhaustion.
Mind: Borage’s name means “I bring courage”. Borage brings courage, love, confidence in oneself to be in love and stand in love even when things are hard. She teaches how to accept ourselves just the way we are, to have the courage to stand in our light and choose that in our power. Borage helps us to stand in our truth and own it. She helps to dispel fears that block us from standing in our true light.
Spirit: Borage enhances psychic ability and clears away blocks around our inner knowing so we can hear and see things clearly amplifying our intuition. She often shows up in dreams and wants us to see and feel our own inner beauty. Borage teaches us to be aware of our surroundings and of our inner world. She symbolizes and helps us to break cycles that have been holding us captive in our lives. She brings in our true inner light in the dark and reminds us of our true wounded healer, our warrior within.
Borage lightens a heavy heart, when we are faced with challenges, the place where we are doing inner work. She brings back the buoyancy of the Soul, to listen to our calls. She assists us in breaking cycles that have been in place in us that have been holding us back. Borage helps us to clear the way for us to stand in love, to trust our inner knowing and have the confidence and courage to stand in our light with the truth of our heart and Soul. She assists us in removing fears, challenges and obstacles that prevent us from seeing clearly and opens us to trust our inner knowing. She helps us to stand in our dharma, our truth, to bring us courage to truly shine in who we truly are and have confidence in all that we are with true self-love and self-confidence. Borage helps us to let go and open to the element of air by strengthening the bridge of our bodies and spirit holding us the center of our heart and connection to all of life. She helps us to boldly where we have never gone before, to be on the path of our Soul with our hearts standing in the power of love, light, courage, self-love and self-acceptance.