The Four of Water energies manifestation prompt: Take time to refresh your spirit. Prevent plenty from becoming too much. Quench your thirst with gratitude.
Four of Water: Cups
The Four of Water energies manifest in Mint.
Life sometimes leads to boredom or discontent. Your lack of interest is keeping you from connection. Create a nourishing space to contemplate your feelings.
Mint plants are used as border plants because they can be trained t grow as a lively hedge. However, just as mint can overtake the garden if it is not contained, your feelings can overwhelm.
Replenish your emotional reserves with uplifting practices.
Mint tea is an energizing and refreshing medicine. Notice and appreciate the blessings in your life; do not take them for granted. Build a foundation for emotional stability with a gratitude practice. Sit quietly and bring your awareness to what you have overlooked.
focusing on the negative
letting go of regret
end of stagnation
lack of enjoyment
Craft With the Four of Fire
The Four cards feature herbs used as border or hedgerow plants. They are shaped and managed to keep what is wanted inside the space and what is not wanted outside the space. These plants introduce the herbcrafter to thresholds and portals. Guarding the ecosystem, they ensure that what grows inside the border thrives. They are gateways to a deeper connection to the plants.
In the second mini-drama (4 -5 -6) the herbcrafter begins to cultivate community. This takes her out of her own experiences to build a bigger world. After the abundance of the Threes, the herbs of the Fours teach her about edges and boundaries. She becomes aware of external factors that affect her journey and thus learns how to create sacred space. Discernment, intention, and mutuality become important as she seeks to protect the ancient ways. The Fours ask the herbcrafter to create a threshold and walk through it.
- Indulge in a mint foot bath to refresh your spirit.
- Place mint in a vial and wear it around your neck to help contain overwhelming emotions.
- Begin a gratitude practice with a pot of warm peppermint tea.
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.
Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.Lloyd Alexander