The Nine of Fire prompts: Radiant power, humble spirit. Sweeten work with play. Satisfaction flourishes when you stay the course.
Nine of Fire: Wands
The Nine of Fire manifests in the Wild Cherry Tree.
The fruits of creative passions feed the spirit. Perseverance and determination cultivate courage. Your efforts have paid off. The fruits of your efforts have come to bear.
It is time to make magic with your hard won harvest. Wild Cherry lends itself to many delightful potions and remedies; invite playfulness into your work.
Express personal power through creativity. Let your spirit glow like the bright red berries that shine in a thick hedge. You have the strength and stamina to meet life’s demands with confidence.
|Neutral: Positive||Neutral: Negative|
drained of energy
close to success
learning from past failure
gather your strength
fight your corner
|refusing to compromise/ give in|
last one standing
a foolish defensive position
a weakened immune system
Crafting With the Nine of Fire
The Nine energies feature fruit bearing trees. They are the treasures of the sustainable food forest. Fruit trees are often the central point on a guild, a permaculture term used to describe a grouping of plants grown together to increase longevity, production, and sustainability. The trees are supported and surrounded by ground covers. understory herbs and vegetables, pollinators and more. These trees are beneficial to all beings. They stand by themselves yet in service to the whole.
The plants of the nines celebrate the herbcrafter’s triumphs. She is now able to enjoy the fruits of her labor. She is able to handle her grief, is nurtured and taken care of, and is able to nurture others without depleting herself. The maturity of the Nines is made possible by saying “yes” to the invitation of the Sevens and overcoming the challenges of the Eights. The Nines also represent the culmination of the herbcrafter’s adventures through the three minidramas. She has been introduced to the ways of the healing plants and learned to work well with others. Now, she revels in the completion of her journey. In the Nines, the herbcrafter awakens to the power of the soul.
- Make Wild Cherry syrup for a home apothecary. Add it to warmed cider and toast to your power.
- Play with Cherry blossoms. Craft a flower elixir for strength and stamina.
- Craft a Wild Cherry jelly in the heat of summer and let it satisfy your taste buds during winter.
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.
It’s always too soon to quit!Norman Vincent Peale