The Daughter of Fire energies prompt: Create with the enthusiasm of a beginner. Boisterous play, then sweet sleep. Light up the landscape with golden joy.
Daughter of Fire: Page of Wands
The Daughter of Fire energies manifest in California Poppy.
The Daughter of Fire jumps at the chance to be creative. She cannot wait to begin a new project. She approaches everything with the playfulness of a child.
Knowing the strong elixir of California Poppy creates magic, she takes small steps toward independence.
She may have watched an elder many times, but now she makes medicine for herself. Just as California Poppy flowers light up dry, wild desert meadows with their brilliant color, she stays open to the light, sways with the wind, and radiates delight.
courageous energetic young person
lack of energy
someone who breaks your heart
impetuous or insensitive person
Crafting With the Daughter of Fire
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.
- Craft fairy dolls from poppy flowers to inspire enthusiasm.
- Spend time gathering California Poppy in a wild meadow and craft relaxing elixir.
- Do a little guerilla gardening with California poppy seeds, sprinkle joy everywhere you go.
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.
When we are in competition with ourselves, and match our todays against our yesterdays, we derive encouragement from past misfortunes and blemishes. Moreover, the competition with ourselves leaves unimpaired our benevolence toward our fellow men.Eric Hoffer