The Empress energies prompt: Be vulnerable, yet strong. Nurture love and compassion. See beauty and abundance in every stage of life.
The Empress and The Rose
The Empress, symbolizes creative intelligence. This person has perfected their feminine energy, if they are a woman then they are ultra feminine. If this person is a man he has conquered his ego and stepped into his intuitive powers. This person is a Mother Earth nurturer, who is our dreams made real, our hopes and aspirations embodied.
The Empress energies manifest in the Rose.
The Empress energy can be embodied by a man or a woman. This energy is embodied symbolically with:
- continued growth
- material comfort
- social standing
- a beautiful home
The Empress energy knows that healing the heart heals the world. Learn to be vulnerable yet strong like the delicate petals of the rose protected by thorns. Roses uplift the spirit and inspire love.
Embody sensuality in bold, vibrant ways.
Let creativity and abundance flourish around and within you.Wild roses are prolific, creating food, medicine and shelter for all who encounter them. As all parts of the rose contain medicine, every stage of your life finds passionate expression. Create, make, love, play. It is a fertile, generative time.
Crafting with The Empress
The botanical world is rich with mythology and medicine that spans across countries, eras and ideologies.
- Arrange rose thorns and petals together on your altar to cultivate vulnerability and strength
- Create a rosary out of rose buds, rose hips, or dried rose petals for love and compassion
- Celebrate the many stages of life by learning the remedies for each season of the rose: rose buds for childhood, full blooms for midlife, and hips for elder-hood
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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.
Be vulnerable, yet strong. Nurture love and compassion. See beauty and abundance in every stage of life.