The Daughter of Earth energies prompt: Return to a beginner’s path. Light-hearted as a blossom, grounded as a sheltering tree. Be flexible as you build your future.
Daughter of Earth: Page of Pentacles
The Daughter of Earth energies manifest in Linden.
The Daughter of Earth loves to take on new responsibilities. She approaches her duties with the earnestness of a child, proud to do her part.
When faced with difficult work, she chooses reliable allies as companions.
She knows that Linden is more than just a lovely tea. Like the branches of the beloved tree, she is flexible, willing and strong. She learns to protect her resources by surrounding them with what she loves.
Just as Linden flowers provide medicine of joyfulness, she takes on her task with a playful air.
|good news in earthly matters|
opportunity to increase income
one who is willing to learn
someone you can count on
|bad news in earthly matters|
someone who does not appreciate you
Crafting With the Daughter of Earth
The Daughter energies feature plants that are traditionally children’s medicine but can safely be used by all. They are gentle and approachable. These remedies taste delicious and feel light in the body. They are easy and fun to grow. The herbs of the Daughter energies lead the herbcrafter gently onto the path of herbal medicine. They inspire her confidence in her abilities with their tried and true remedies. They invite her to explore through her senses with their delightful colors and textures.
The Daughters correspond to Pages in traditional tarot decks. They represent the curiosity and excitement we experience when beginning our craft. Children approach adventures with playfulness and little commitment to outcome. The Daughters call us to a time of wonder and awe. They are true teachers, reflecting the elements in their most pure and innocent expression. As guides, they offer the gift of playfulness.
- Embrace ancient ways by learning to forage wild food: harvest fresh Linden leaves for salad.
- Learn to build a wattle fencing from young branches to protect a favorite plant in your garden.
- Be flexible with your plans. Stop to enjoy iced Linden flower tea in the hot summer as you work.
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.
The most difficult thing in any negotiation, almost, is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with the facts.Howard Baker