The Warrior of Water energies prompt: Protect your heartwood, but let your love blossom. Strong boundaries create healthy relationships. Give your whole heart to your cause.
Warrior of Water: Knight of Cups
The Warrior of Water energies manifest in Ocotillo.
The Warrior of Water is committed to nurturing her spirit. She knows that time alone allows for the discovery of her innermost desires.
As the inner heartwood of Ocotillo is used as sturdy building material, she vows to be a model of self-care.
Just as the beautiful flowers of the Ocotillo remain safe at the top of the tall plant covered in hidden thorns, she shares her heart with brilliant flair while keeping it safe and protected from harm.
She has a deeply caring center, but will battle to protect her boundaries when it comes to love.
following your heart
your ideal man or woman
young person full of new ideas and proposals
someone with a fragile sense of identity and poor personal boundaries
Crafting With the Warrior of Water
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.
- Warm your heart make a sun tea with flower blossoms.
- Your boundaries are sacred: grow a small cactus in a windowsill pot to remind you.
- Use the inner bark of ocotillo, or another beloved plant, as a reminder to protect your heart.
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.
The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe.Deepok Chopra