Two of Earth Energy Manifestation Prompts: Full hands, rich life. Balance on the edges of depth and lightness. Find joy in each moment.
Two of Earth: Pentacles
Two of Earth energy manifests in Witch Hazel.
A busy life is an abundant life. Your many skills are called to task at once. Witch Hazel is valued for providing multiple functions: food and refuge for birds, flexible branches for baskets, and bark for medicine.
Flowering in late winter, witch hazel blends the edges of winter and spring, grief and joy, depth and lightness.
The ability to hold the tension of opposing interests brings prosperity. Your stability may feel at risk, but as the flowers promise, relief is not far off. When the world shifts around you, find solid ground in th present moment. Like witch hazel blossoms that brighten a monochromatic winter landscape, adding levity to your tasks will lighten your load
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ups and downs
profit and loss
income and outgoings
lack of organization
poor financial decisions
biting off more than you can chew
Crafting With the Two of Earth
The Twos feature plants that are beneficial to pollinating animals, providing them with food and shelter. They attract birds, moths, butterflies and beneficial insects. The animals, who spread pollen and fruit, ensure the plants will continue to survive. Both receive and both give. Like the Aces, the Twos are plants we often encounter near the beginning of our botanical journey.
The herbcrafter now meets her first challenge. as her awareness grows beyond weeds, she encounters the difficulties facing the botanical world. Still a beginner, she learns how her choices affect the ecosystem. She confronts what this means to her and consults her intuition to decide what to do about it. The two cards spark the beginning of action that eventually leads to reciprocity. As the herbcrafter considers her relationship with nature, the herbs of the Twos challenge us to create balance.
- Decorate a leafless tree with strands of ribbon for each of your blessings
- Place fresh flowers or an image of the blooming tree in your house in difficult times.
- Cultivate joy. Hang birdhouses from winter trees and pause to sing with the birds while you work.
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.
It’s not the lack of resources that cause failure, it’s the lack of resourcefulness that causes failure.Tony Robbins