Inner Bible Alchemy

Mother of Earth

The Mother of Earth energies prompt: Be a guardian of the wild places. Build circles of women. Share the medicine.

Mother of Earth: Queen of Pentacles

The Mother of Earth energies manifest in Creosote Bush

Creosote Bush

The Mother of Earth provides for herself and her community. Like the Creosote Bush, she creates many remedies. She honors the land as she gathers medicine.

She is in good health and inspires others to the same with her grounded daily rituals. She knows Creosote Bush thrives in depleted soil where other plants cannot.

She too is considered a survivor because of her ability to grow strong.

As a true guardian of the place, she learns from Creosote, the Mother of all plants, how to enhance the lives of generations beyond her lifetime. She steadily supports her people as well as the animals and plants of the region. Embrace your quiet nature; it is the foundation of grace.

Qualities

PositiveNegative
fertility
prosperity
sensuality
responsibility
creativity
wealth
common sense
nurturance
someone concerned with the welfare of others
a capable woman who is both a mother and businesswoman
insecurity instability
fear
someone who is lazy
suspicious
lacks motivation
feels insecure and neglects her responsibilities

Craft With the Mother of Earth

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.

Craft

  • Empower future generations: lead a medicine walk in your community.
  • Protect wild spaces: make an offering to the land in the form of a mandala.
  • Share the medicine: make Creosote salve and give it away to everyone.

Mini Meditation

Meditation

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.

meditation

The Herbcrafter

Herbcrafter

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.

Resource

To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the breaking of bread.

James Baldwin,

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