The Six of Earth energies prompt: Ground yourself in community. Share your resources; your generosity will circle back to you. The soul remains evergreen
Six of Earth: Pentacles
The Six of Earth energies manifest in Pine.
Life is generative. Share with friends. Support each other in times of plenty and times of lack. Celebrate what you have. Pine is an evergreen tree that keeps its needles all year, providing medicine, materials for baskets, and shelter for forest creatures.
It is a living embodiment for everlasting life.
As the Pine is gracious with its resources, be generous with those in need. Honor the people and the land that have provided you with the foundation, security and resources on which you now rely.
Gather the community together and teach what you know. Recognize the bounty in your life. Look for ways to share your abundance with others.
being well paid
biting the hand that feeds you
Crafting With the Six of Earth
The Six energies feature plants that produce generously and are used in community ritual. Found both in the cultivated garden and in the wild, they give profusely to the land, the creatures, and the herbcrafter. These plants offer food, medicine, and craft to people; food, nest-building materials, and protection to animals; and nutrients, pollinators, and protection to the land.
Circling with friends is the resolution to the conflicts encountered in the Fives. The confidence and productivity the herbcrafter experienced in the Threes is magnified when she unites people for a greater cause. In the ritual work of the Sixes, she combines the skill of creating sacred space she learned in the Fours with meeting the challenges she encountered in the Fives. In the Sixes the herbcrafter awakens to the power of community.
- Walk in a pine forest with friends to release the old and make way for the new.
- Learn to weave pine needle baskets to gather your bounty.
- Drink tea from freshly gathered pine needles for renewal and regeneration.
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.
Each time we exhale, the world ends; when we inhale, there can be, if we allow it, rebirth and spiritual renewal. It all transpires inside of us. In our consciousness, in our hearts. All the time.Tom Robbins