The Seven of Fire energies prompt: Answer the call of the ancients. Seek vision from ancestors. Take a stand for your whole, authentic self.
The Seven of Fire: Wands
The Seven of Fire energies manifest in Cinnamon.
Ancestral traditions remind us who we are. Te de canela is a remedy of Mexican grandmothers.
Your own personal power has roots in your own cultural heritage.
When you hear a call from the ancients start with a study of your bloodlines. Learn the history, take the medicine and eat the food of your people. As cinnamon found its way around the globe on the Silk Road, allow yourself to be taken on a journey by your ancestors.
Devotion to divine beings will deepen your connection; collect imagery and stories, make altars and offerings. Take pride in where you come from. Stand up for who you are.
Claim your sovereign path. Your foremothers will give you direction. Cinnamon is a strong and spicy remedy, be assertive and bold in the expression of true self.
Very simple to make and delicious to taste.
- Hot Water:
- Cinnamon Sticks:
Fill a pot with water, drop in the cinnamon sticks and place on the stove.
Cover, bring to a boil, then simmer for about 15 minutes.
Pour into glasses with cinnamon sticks. Serve with sugar or honey if desired. Enjoy!
Seven of Fire Qualities
|standing up for beliefs|
fighting your corner
holding your own
taking high road
|foldin on your beliefs|
feeling vulnerable or overwhelmed
not taking the bull by the horns
Crafting With the Seven of Fire
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.
- Study your bloodlines.
- Invite your ancestors to a fireside council. Share a warming tea and ask for guidance.
- Boost your day with fire power; use extra cinnamon in your breakfast.
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.
You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shoreWilliam Faulkner