The Three of Earth energies prompt: Fill your basket with companionship and collaboration. Nourish your body. Savor simple pleasure.
Three of Earth: Pentacles
The Three of Earth energies manifest in Raspberry.
Company brings joy to hard work. You have a responsibility to tend the abundance you have been given. There is much to do with fruitful raspberry; jellies, pies, syrups, vinegars,baskets and medicine.
Teamwork multiplies productivity; invite others to join you. Trust your leadership and organizing skills.
Approach people with clear expectations and agreements. As first year raspberry canes create the foundation for second year canes to fruit; create value for generations to come.
Together with your community, you can build a strong legacy. Raspberry tea, rich with minerals, tones weakened tissues and energizes the body. You are competent and up to the task, but keep yourself strong. Also, raspberries are just plain delicious. Remember to enjoy the sweetness of life.
building on success
attention to detail
lack of ambition
Crafting With the Three of Earth
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.
- Take a class in your community to learn how to weave a basket with raspberry canes.
- Make raspberry leaf tea to nourish and delight your body.
- Harvest ruby red raspberries at the peak of summer. Make jam with friends and enjoy it all 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.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.Maya Angelou