The Seven of Earth energies prompt: Live by the rhythms of the earth. Work slowly and steadily toward you goal. Plant for the generations to come.
Seven of Earth: Pentacles
The Seven of Earth energies manifest in the Oak.
Knowing nature is key to knowing the self. Your legacy is intertwined with the moss and trees. Oaks are slow growing, long-lived sovereigns of the land. Like the oak, you have worked hard and gathered your rewards.
When it is time to build your future, listen for the call of the earth.
Oaks grow only about one foot per year. Be patient; trust your vision to manifest in its own time.
Furniture made from oak wood is durable and hearty. As Texans said on seeing a 1,00 year-old oak standing after Hurricane Harvey, “You don’t get old by being weak.”
Have faith in your work. The fruits of your labor will last beyond your lifetime. Look to the pace of nature for guidance. The seasons will give you direction.
|things coming to fruition|
hard work paying off
manifestation of ideas or goals
|bad business/financial management|
not finishing what you started
Crafting With the Seven of Earth
The Sevens feature visionary trees. They contribute to the ecosystem, acting as grandmothers and nurse plants for other organisms. They require great care and attention to be sustainably grown and harvested. As storied tree medicines used by the humans of antiquity, they are gateways to mastery. They are planted in the garden to live far beyond our lifetimes. We grow them for our descendants.
In the final mini-drama (7 -8 -9), the herbcrafter begins a deeper study and looks toward the future. The Sevens initiate her into specific fields of herbcraft. With the introduction of these plants, she becomes curious about the ancient mysteries of the botanical world. She looks toward the ancestors as she seeks a visionary experience. They point her toward a journey of introspection that leads to a higher calling. She is rooted in the soul, reaching for the stars.
- Make an acorn necklace to remind you to slow down and live in alignment with the seasons
- Take a basket weaving class. Work on your craft.
- Study the ethnobotany of the land where you live,
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.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that but the really great make you feel that you too can become great. When you are seeking to bring big plans to fruition it is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly be that kind of a friend for your friends.Mark Twain