The Warrior of Air energies prompt: Speak from between your legs. Shout, sing and scream. Declare your truth loudly and without fear.
Warrior of Air: Knight of Swords
The Warrior of Air energies manifest in Oregano.
The Warrior of Air is a champion for truth. She vows to remove the shame around women’s bodies, beginning with loving her own. She strengthens the seat of her voice with vaginal steams.
She knows oregano is more than just a kitchen herb. It is also an ally for women easing menstrual pain and menopausal symptoms, bringing on menses, and increasing warmth and circulation to the pelvic region.
She understands what ancient women knew about the connection between the vagina and the throat: when one is constricted, so is the other.
She sings during birth and screams during sex.
She allows throat and vagina to open in order to express herself fully. She is blunt and clear. As Clarissa Pinkola Estes (author of Women Who Run With the Wolves) states, “She speaks from between her legs.”
|big changes/ opportunities|
seize the moment
warns against impulsive or rash behavior
strong, assertive and decisive person
one gets what he or she wants
out of your depth
out of control
someone who opposes and upsets your plans
Crafting With the Warrior of Air
The Warrior energies feature plants that are controversial in some way. They are focused on remedies for the young girl emerging into womanhood but can be used by others as well. The plants themselves poke and scratch, the medicine is spicy and has bite. The herbs of the Warrior drive the herbcrafter to experiences that challenge her resilience. They prove her loyalty to the plants and this ancient wisdom. They invite her to explore the world with passion and creativity.
The Warrior correspond to Knights in traditional tarot decks. They represent the fight we often encounter when first defending our path to the outside world. They approach adventures with conviction and righteousness. The Warrior call us to a time of drive and fortitude. They are the warriors of the elements, showing us how to defend and serve. As guides they offer the gift of activism.
- Use vaginal steams to improve circulation and energy flow in the pelvis and womb.
- Practice activities, such as harvesting herbs, in a squat position to open your pelvis.
- When you cook with oregano, don’t forget to sing!
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.
To be passive is to let others decide for you. To be aggressive is to decide for others. To be assertive is to decide for yourself. And to trust that there is enough, that you are enough.Edith Eva Eger