The Fool energies prompt: Follow your dream seeds. Be audacious in your adventures. Seek wisdom in weeds.
The Fool: Beginnings
The energy of the Fool tarot card can be embodied by a man, a woman or a situation.
The Fool energy brings with it the urge for a brand new beginning.
It beacons you to leave your comfort zone and branch out into uncharted territory for an adventure you will grow from in many unexpected ways.
The Fool is Positive Energy Manifested
The Fool Tarot Card symbology is full of adventure. It’s energies manifest in Dandelion.
Like the dandelion seeds that float freely in all direction, trust the changing winds as you embark on a new journey.
The bright yellow flowers are bold and lively, be as audacious and spirited in your explorations. Often thought of as a weed, dandelion is an inviting first medicine for a new herbalist.
Keep your mind open. Be willing to experience life as a beginner. Be a pioneer.
Stay spiritually mindful and entrenched in your purpose, you will be divinely protected.
The Fool embodies the energies of the Crown Chakra
The Crown Chakra is your link to the multidimensionality of your being. The seat of you soul, it gracefully connects you to the Heavens. A healthy balance Crown Chakra is the way for you to be most aligned with divine guidance and connection with spirit.
The Fool’s connection with Spirit is strong. Confident that the journey is correct for them and that they are protected in their quest, the Fool looks foolhardy to others, but is quite the opposite.
Uranus: Uranus empowers the Fool to new beginnings. The Uranus energies are rebelliousness and revolutions and manifest in cacao.
The Fool is no fool. He/she has done a lot of spiritual work and is now aligning with their North Node. They are understanding why they are here and what they are to do.
The Fool’s Journey through the Major Arcana is a spiritual journey. They have been initiated to start the journey and cacao, not the highly processed chocolate, is the drink of initiation.
Cacao is considered a gift from the Gods. This gift can symbolically bath your soul in spiritual light as you traverse a series of spiritual test. Let it move you. Open yourself to receive the holy gift and listen carefully to the light language pouring through it into your soul.
Healing With the Major Arcana
In traditional tarot decks, the Major Arcana represents the soul’s journey. In the Herbcrafter’s Tarot, we follow a woman on a journey toward a deeper understanding of her gift with plants and her place in the world. The herbs are her guides, providing companionship, medicine and magic. By assigning the plants to particular energies, we do not mean to bind a plant to one archetype; it is not the mugwort always is the High Priestess. Rather, a plant plays a particular role at the particular time of the herbcrafter’s encounter.
The herbs featured to the Major Arcana have a long history of magical and ritual use. Each energy of the Major Arcana would be great on an altar that honors both the plant and the traditional tarot archetype. The herbcrafter makes offerings of gratitude for the gifts and insights the plants give her. Sometimes the altars can be mandalas of devotions or carefully created earth art. Other times, you are invited to use your imagination in the midst of herbcrafting.
Crafting With the Fool Energy
The botanical world is rich with mythology and medicine that spans across countries, eras and ideologies.
- Harvest a dandelion seed. Wear it as an amulet. Take it with you on a new journey.
- Make dandelion vinegar and sip it when you need to be bold and audacious.
- Practice finding wisdom in unlikely places; create a mandala with weeds.
To Make Dandelion Vinegar
- Harvest fresh dandelion flowers – check out our post on harvesting and preserving dandelions.
- Add your freshly harvested flowers to a clean glass jar, fill the container until it’s approximately ¾ of the way full.
- Add Apple Cider Vinegar and fill your container to the top.
- Use a butter knife or wood skewer to gently mix the dandelion flowers and vinegar to allow any air bubbles to rise to the top.
- Seal your container with your plastic lid
- Place your container in a cool dark location for 2 – 4 weeks. It’s recommended to shake your container daily; this will move the dandelions around for maximum infusion.
- After 2 – 4 weeks strain out the dandelions (you can compost or eat the pickled dandelions), and transfer to a sterilized glass bottle with a plastic or glass lid.
- Store your dandelion infused vinegar out of direct sunlight and use within 1 year.
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.
- Follow your dream seeds.
- Be audacious in your adventures.
- Seek wisdom in weeds.
- Know that cultivating the earth comes with much work which, with the right mindset, is soul balancing