The Lovers energies prompt: Dance with the beloved. Desire in spring becomes sustenance in fall. Love blossoms, love wounds, love heals.
The Lovers and the Hawthorn
The Lovers energy can be embodied by a a man and a woman, men or women, having two options or opportunities. Symbolizing the love that unites all of humanity through integration of masculine and feminine polarities. This energy indicates affections and desires on a high moral, aesthetic and physical plane.
The Lovers energies manifest in Hawthorn
Give life the fruits of divine union. Hawthorn opens the heart and ignites passion. Berries emerge from pollinated flowers, a partnership the feeds the bee and the tree.
Relationships based on shared desires lead to sweet rewards.
Take only what is yours, only what fills you with joy. If you pick to many flowers in the spring, the tree will yield little fruit in the fall.
When making a choice, trust your heart. Though the thorns can be menacing, they can also be protective.
Affirmation and Meditation
Repeat the affirmation several times daily, or during meditation.
- My personal values system lead me to love
- major choices
- being put to the test,
- kindred spirits
- perfect unions
- sexual connections
- shared values
To make your own hawthorn elixir,
- gather enough un-pollinated flowers and leaves to fill your jar three quarters full.
- Pour brandy over the flowers until the jar is three quarters full of alcohol,
- Top it off with honey.
- Cover and let the magic do its work for at least 6 weeks.
Crafting With The Lovers
Believe in courage, in cartwheeling past your comfort zones and trying something a little bit scary every day.
- Create a hawthorn flower and berry elixir; drink it to welcome the beloved into your heart.
- Pause to watch bees pollinating flowers and reflect on the magic of desire in your journal.
- Visit a hawthorn tree. Hang your wounds on the thorns. Make a crown for your head. Taste the berries or flowers. Dance around the tree.
- Healing With the Color Red: Video
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.
Dance with the beloved. Desire in spring become sustenance in fall. Love blossoms, love wounds, love heals.Herbscrater’s Tarot