Astrology by Hand: Language and Nature, Magic and Astrology
Natural magic could be a manifestation of a language of nature. By this I mean
that the occult properties, or virtues, of natural objects such as stones and
minerals, plants and other natural objects, are not so much physical
properties like mass, density, color, size, etc. as they are vehicles through
which something is communicated to us by nature, whatever nature may be.