Ace of Water energies encourage you to follow your heart. Trust your instincts and intuition. Your capacity for love is limitless.
Ace of Water: Cups
New experiences can cause a wellspring of feelings. Open your heart to spiritual guidance. Take a fresh look at an ancient calling of soul.
Plantain is a prolific yet powerful medicine that is easily missed; to embody the love you desire, you may need to see it in a new light. Mixed with a bit of water, this unassuming weed gently heals wounds from bites and stings.
A simple, compassionate approach to a surge of emotions can have the most meaning.
Small strings form a rib-like structure within the leaves that give it strength. Nourish your emotions and trust your feelings. The threads of joy point the way to wisdom.
an upsurge of new feelings
block or repressed emotions
Crafting With the Ace of Water
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.
- Seek out the plantain in nature. Let it lead your walk. Look for auguries and signs on your journey.
- Make plantain ice cubes to have on hand for healing wounds that sting.
- Shape plantain flower stems into heart and leave them a gratitude offerings.
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.
I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.Queen Latifah