The Ten of Water energies prompt: Taste the nectar of deep nourishment. Serenity rises from the roots of gratitude. Compost breeds contentment.
Ten of Water: Cups
The Ten of Water energies manifest in Red Clover.
Serenity is from nourishment of the soul. Experience the joy and stability of your dreams coming to life. As the deep taproot of Red Clover restores the soil underground.
When you feel refreshed and happy, freely share your good fortune with others. Radiate peace and abundance.
Red Clover needs to be planted only once to flourish on its own; trust your wishes to unfold without interference. The tea is as delicious as it is healing. The road to well-being can be filled with harmony.
It can be this good.
long term relationships
happy ever after
lack of security/ stability
Crafting With the Ten of Water
The Tens feature herbs that are used as composting plants and cover crops. Grown for their ability to nourish and restore soil, they are the healers of the earth. These plants are deeply rooting, accumulating nutrients in the dirt as they grow. The parts above ground are cut and strewn over garden beds or made into compost teas. As the stems and leaves break down, the vitamins and minerals they contain are absorbed again into the earth, creating a rich environment where other plants can thrive.
Coming after the three minidramas, the Tens are cards of transition. The herbs of the Tens offer the herbcrafter a chance to stop and refill her emotional and spiritual basket before she begins another turn on the wheel. The earth and her spirit have given what they can. It is time to allow the soil to restore itself and for the herbcrafter to replenish herself. After letting the earth rest, we circle back to the Aces – the weeds that are usually the first to grow. The Tens reflect on past accomplishments while anticipating future growth.
- Sit on the earth and taste the nectar of red clover flowers one petal at a time.
- Dance barefoot with gratitude in a field of clover to find serenity.
- Enjoy daily red clover infusion to find contentment and give the used herbs back to the earth.
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.
Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.James Baldwin