The Healer of Earth energies prompt: The living earth is our greatest teacher. Braid together love, health and wealth – then give it away. Let a holy fragrance bring you home.
Healer of Earth: King of Pentacles
The Healer of Earth energies manifest in Sweetgrass.
The Healer of Earth knows that when we share the sweetgrass of life with another, all may thrive. She brings attention to the rich bounty that nature provides.
She visits her garden and the wild places often and shares her knowledge freely with her people. Sweetgrass grows best in community with other prairie land plants.
She understands, as Robin WAll Kimmerer writes, (in Braiding Sweetgrass) ” sweetgrass flourishes when it is harvested and declines when it is not.”
The Healer of Earth tends the land out of a heart overflowing. She says, “Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
People are drawn to her grounded steady presence. Her counsel brings faith and inspires prosperity
|mature grounded masculine energy|
not a risk-taker
someone preoccupied with financial matters
preoccupations with money
one who mismanaged money
someone who will do anything for money
Crafting With The Healer of Earth
The Healer energies feature ancient herbs that have been used by humans for centuries. They are plants that have medicine particularly valuable for elder women but are useful for people of all ages. The plants themselves are established and well known. The herbs of the Healer energies are vehicles for stories. They highlight the herbcrafter’s role as keeper of secrets. They invite her to explore the world by listening for magic.
The Healer correspond to Kings in traditional tarot decks. They represent faith in the mysterious. They approach adventures with kindness and curiosity about the outcome. The Healer call us to a time of trust and respond to questions with, “Maybe so.” Linked to the initiations that began with deeper areas of study in the Sevens, they represent the fulfillment of the herbcrafter’s higher calling. They are the keepers of the elements, showing us how to preserve and protect what we value. As guides, they offer the gift of wisdom.
- Grow sweetgrass at home and support a sweetgrass management project.
- Share the joy of abundance of life, host a party, eat good food, braid sweetgrass with friends.
- Bless a home or gathering place: burn dried sweetgrass braids.
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 living earth is our greatest teacher. Braid together love, health and wealth – then give it away. Let a holy fragrance bring you home.