The Mother of Air energies prompt: Quick bite, deep nourishment. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Be fierce in service to the heart of the matter.
Mother of Air: Queen of Swords
The Mother of Air energies manifest in Motherwort.
The Mother of Air is led by a deep sense of integrity. She cuts right to the point, even if it hurts. Like bitter Motherwort, her words may sometimes be hard to swallow, but clarity opens the path to truth.
She knows her values and makes quick, rational decisions without doubting her choices.
Just as Motherwort softens those with a spiky disposition, the Mother of Air diffuses tension with others using humor and wit. She soothes unchecked emotions and allows common sense to come forward.
She understands that execution of purpose comes best from a calm, loving center. Embrace your sharp edges; they create the container for your tenderness.
|thought dominates feelings|
now is the time to stand up for yourself and be clear about your wants and needs
one who has suffered loss or hardship
an intelligent witty analytical woman
one who puts people down and can’t be trusted
Craft With the Mother of Air
The Mother energies feature herbs that have long had use as nourishing medicine. They are generally gentle. approachable and safe plants. These remedies go to the heart of the healing. Easy to grow and abundant, they are readily accessible in most climates. These herbs firmly establish the herbcrafter’s role as a community healer. With properties that act deep within the body, they reflect her ability to care for others. They invite her to actively share with others and guide them on their own path.
The Mothers correspond to Queens in traditional tarot decks. They represent the calm, reliable nature we have when we are confident in our craft. They approach adventures with love and patience. The Mothers call us to a time of peace and a slow pace. As healers, they reflect the elements in their most nurturing expression. As guides, they offer the gift of love.
- Make a bold declaration: cut something from your life today that will clear the path to truth.
- Experience the power of emotional stability: take Motherwort daily for at least two weeks.
- Honor the lion-hearted one within you: wear Motherwort as an amulet for courage and strength.
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.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.Oscar Wilde