The Three of Air energy manifests prompts: speak the truth about your heartbreak. Be the medicine that heals the pierced heart. Healing from grief takes time.
Three of Air: Swords
The Three of Air manifests in Echinacea.
Heartache leads to self-knowledge. You may be confronted with an agonizing reality. Wild echinacea, a potent medicinal that once blanketed the prairies of North America, is now endangered. We may never again experience wild abundant fields of the electrifying pink flower.
See things as they truly are and accept the loss.
Healing lies in your ability to learn from the devastation. Echinacea remedies increase resistance to infection and build a strong body. Embracing painful truths leads to resilience. Seek out strong allies who will help you through the grieving process.
Find comfort in your sorrow. Echinacea is a slow growing plant; sit with your grief as long as it takes
the worst is over
Crafting With the Three of Air
The Three cards feature plants that are easy to grow. These are the first plants the herbcrafter attempts to cultivate in her garden. They reward her with a bumper crop from little effort. They are beginner herbs and beneficial to pollinators. These plants invite her to create freely; nothing holds her back.
The success of growing her first herbs is a milestone for the herbcrafter. She feels a sense of confidence and productivity. She leans the old healing ways while giving back to all the beings that rely on the land. The herbs of the Threes grow the awareness sparked in the Aces and meet the challenge encountered in the Twos. Tending, harvesting, and creating with these herbs inspires a lifetime journey. In the Threes the herbcrafter awakens to the pleasure of plants.
- Find expression for your heartbreak. Write your story.
- Buy only cultivated echinacea. When you heal the earth, you heal us all.
- Embark on a meditative journey to the prairies where echinacea once flourished and harvest medicine for your grief there.
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.
Beauty awakens the soul to act.Dante Alighieri