The Seven of Water energies prompt: Imagine the possibilities. Choose one option out of many. Open your heart to wisdom from soul. Toast to a fresh start.
Seven of Water: Cups
The Seven of Water energies manifest in Birch.
Folklore, symbolism, and myth nourish intuition. There are countless forms of divination tools; birch Ogham staves are just one. Birch grows multiple stems from one trunk, and water extracted from the tree rids the body of toxins.
When you hear a call to explore the depths, you may have several paths to pursue.
Look for the common root in your many desire and clear out unhealthy illusions. Use divination to consider the path you will take next. Tap into the wisdom deep within your heart to divine the message. Your soul will give you direction. Make a clean choice and toast your decision.
|Lots of options|
picking and choosing
lack of choices
opportunities or options
Crafting With the Seven of Water
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.
- Write your heart’s desire on fallen bark and set it down a river.
- Use Birch water to detoxify and cleanse, both for your health and in your magical practice.
- Invite new forms of divination into your practice.
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.
Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.Warren Buffett