The Star energies prompt: Your broken pieces contain the stars of hope. Open your heart to grace. Be generous with your blessings.
The Star and The Cottonwood
The Star energy can be embodied by a man, a woman or a situation. The star represents the glories of the earthly life. There is also an eternal presence of the spiritual world.
The Tarot Star
and The Bible
GOD ESTABLISHED THE STARS IN THEIR PLACE HE ALONE CONTROLS THEM
“Who commands the sun not to shine, and sets a seal upon the stars;” (Job 9:7) “Is not God in the height of heaven? Look also at the distant stars, how high they are!” (Job 22:12) “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained;” (Psalm 8:3) “Thus says the LORD, Who gives the sun for light by day and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar; The LORD of hosts is His name.” (Jeremiah 31:35)
The Star energies manifest in the Cottonwood Tree
Hope can be found in the darkest moments. Have faith and believe in possibility. As the appearance of a cottonwood tree means water is near, so is inspiration close.
You may not see it right away. Stay optimistic. Close your eyes and listen for the sound of the rushing river.
Cottonwood leaves shimmer like golden lights against a stark blue sky. You wounds may run deep, but wholeness still shines from within. When your encounter grace, be generous with your blessings, the way cottonwood trees are generous with their seeds.
The Star and Cottonwood
The Star energies include:
- faith in the future
Crafting With the Star
The botanical world is rich with mythology and medicine that spans across countries, eras and ideologies.
- Break cottonwood twigs to discover the stars. Use them in amulets, magic, and altar pieces to give you hope when you most need it.
- Take a contemplative walk in nature and listen for the flutter of leaves
- Make cottonwood bud oil for joint and muscle aches. Rub it over your heart to ease emotional pain as well.
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.
Your broken pieces contain the stars of hope. Open your heart to grace. Be generous with your blessings.