Originally Posted by bluets
I found his description :)
If you've got something for blue that differs from black and if it isn't too too long, that would be lovely. Otherwise, I'll use what I've found (I did find a little piece on blue cohosh at http://greenhopeessences.com).
I couldn't find Blue Cohosh, but I confess I didn't search hard. Unless they got their info from Gurudas, I doubt it would be the same, so here is the section on Cohosh from "Spiritual Properties of Herbs"*
Cohosh (Black or Blue)
Cohosh is found in wooded regions in much of the United States. It has traditionally been used as an antispasmodic, diuretic and sedative.
The easing of cyclical patterns, especially ones that are difficult for an individual to handle, occurs with cohosh. People may find themselves periodically moving into states on psychological levels, but spiritually this happens too. People sometimes go through periods of rejection and acceptance, bringing closer a spiritual oneness and them rejecting it for a time. At the same time, there is an easing on the emotional level of things that block an individual from a deep understanding of these cycles. Emotionally, you usually find reasons not to do things, like keep a diary of the cycles you are following, or come to know these habits more easily. These emotional reasons, whatever they are, are eased.
This herb may also be good for those who learn in spurts. When they are learning, they are learning only from one area, and then they wish to withdraw from it and put their attention on something else. Cohosh allows an easier focus to develop. It does not force the focus; it simply allows it to develop more readily.
The ability to comprehend patterns is enhanced. One better understands the way in which growth is made in spurts, and how this growth is taken deep within to be acknowledged more easily. One develops greater sympathy for individuals who are also struggling on such levels. The energies associated with this are released so the emotional body is cleansed, while the mental body is strengthened. This balance on a psychic level leads to greater intuition, especially when the law of cycles is affected. On subtler levels, the plant has the effect of acting like a diverging lens to ease the energies of a pattern, to spread them out so they may be seen more easily.
The plant has existed since Lemurian times, and it s a benefit for many. The purpose of it originally was strictly for cleansing the blood and for certain emotional states. This was even necessary at times in Lemuria, because the blood was able to take on certain attributes of feelings, even to the physical level. This did no harm, but ultimately blockages developed, and an individual did not always understand things well. Gradually, the ability to cleanse the blood was transferred to other, more powerful herbs, such as red clover and chaparral. Moreover, the cyclical nature of the emotional body wand of feelings was better understood, so that the blood was not so affected. This is what was left by the Lemurians. The karmic lesson of the plant is to work with this understanding, so that people appreciate their cycyles.
The timing and energy patterns flowing among all the charkas is brought more clearly into focus. Suppose an individual brings energy first into the heart, and then they notice a few days later that these energies affect the throat so that is sore or perhaps digestion is affected. Most individuals will not fully understand this process; they will not even see a linkage between these points. They are not expressing the love they have felt. They are not activating their will in the world with this love, and they are not absorbing new teachings that are being shared with them. Cohosh may ease this problem and make the energy pattern more sensible, understandable, and therefore knowable in the physical body. Individuals may be more aware of the energy they take into the heart that moves into these other charkas, and the pattern becomes known to the individual more clearly.
All the meridians and nadis transfer energy more easily, the emotional body is calmed and given an inner strength, and the petrochemical miasm is eased. The fourth ray is brought more clearly into focus. The understanding of the law of cycles as it applies to astrological bodies is brought into greater clarity. An understanding of the seasons is of some importance. Thus, those who come to know the planets better on a seasonal level, the way they move through the various cycles, will find some assistance with cohosh. Farmers often use this herb, especially those who plant out of season such as with a greenhouse. The test point is the third eye.
* MODS: my DH is the publisher of this book and owns the copyright, so I have permission to post in full.
As an aside, the star M3 is also indicated for the Law of Cycles.