The Ace of Earth energies suggest that health and wealth may begin with a sting. Take the next step, even if it hurts. Let your gifts take root in the physical world.
Ace of Earth: Pentacles
The Ace of Earth energies manifest in Nettle.
The beginning of a new project can be challenging. Respond to practical developments with action; the outcome is closer than you think. Nettle stops us when it brushes against our skin and stings.
Pay attention to what is calling.
Nettle may be a familiar weed, but it is also potent medicine; you already have access to the resource you desire, but you may need to accept it first. Rope, baskets and clothing are also made with nettle.
Find stability and prosperity in fulfilling work that takes root in the physical world. Develop your skills and enjoy your creations. Receive the gifts of the earth. Build on the path of your ancestors.
|a financial new beginning|
new financial opportunities
|lack of money|
poor financial control
lack of opportunities
Crafting With the Ace of Earth
The Ace cards feature herbs most of us know as weeds. Found easily in nature, they are not usually cultivated intentionally but eradicated. They are the ancient medicine with a long history of use and will often be the first plants we meet as beginning herbalists.
They are referred to as “dooryard herbs” because they are found right at our doorsteps. They are the gateways into the world of herbcraft.
In the first mindrama (Ace – 2 – 3), you are a beginner on your path. The herbs of the Aces initiate the berbcrafter into the world of plant medicine. Meeting these plants, she becomes excited, hopeful and filled with possibility. Her experience triggers a somatic remembering of ancient way and invites a deeper knowing. The Aces, like the acorn, contain the stories of the ancestors as well as the promise of the future. The herbs of the Aces inspire a fresh view toward your calling.
- Take charge of your well-being with a bite, wildcraft young nettle tips and make pesto.
- Dye journal paper with nettle tea. Commit to your next steps in writing.
- Share your projects and plans with trusted friends.
Get into a relaxing position and close your eyes, make sure you are a comfortable temperature and not likely to be interrupted.
- Take three deep breaths
- Feel your tension melting away.
Imagine yourself doing one of the crafts mentioned above. Use your imagination. Make it as elaborate or as simple as you like. Have whomever you would like to be there come and share the time with you.
Imagine what it would look and feel like, as if it were really happening. Use your five senses and imagine all the sensory details as though you are really there.
Be creative and indulge in this moment.
Spend as long as you like in this visualization and feel the benefits of crafting with nature. Think about your meditation as often as you like as you go through your day. If possible, create it in reality.
An herbcrafter is an afficianada of the botanical realm. She is in love with plants and longs to know them more deeply.
Her approach is driven by a playful, wild spirit.
The herbcrafter embraces the plant world as her teacher and friend through observation and botany, gardening and wildcrafting, medicine and kitchen craft, fiber arts and weaving, art and magic.
She recognizes herself as part of nature. She seeks reciprocity in all things. Through the relationship with the botanical world, she learns how plants and people can be of service to one another.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.Khalil Gibran