The Wheel of Fortune energies prompt: Put your faith in the turning of the wheel. Stay centered in the midst of change. Find the medicine unique to every season.
Wheel of Fortune and the Kitchen Garden
The promise of a garden is change. Events may unfold that redirect your path. Some things may feel beyond your control. Find the larger pattern in the chaos. When your soul compass spins, find stillness in experiences that easily allow you to be yourself.
Trust life to come into being, as the plants always do. There is transformation in each turn of the wheel. What emerges from this development will point to your true north.
The Wheel of Fortune energies manifest in a healthy Kitchen Garden.
Energies from the Wheel of Fortune include:
- good luck
- decisive moments
- cycles of life
- you cannot step into the same river twice
The botanical world is rich with mythology and medicine that spans across countries, eras and ideologies.
- I stay centered in the midst of change.
- I ride the waves of life.
- I put my faith in the turning of the wheel.
- I will find the medicine unique to each season.
Wheel of Fortune Crafting
The botanical world is rich with mythology and medicine that spans across countries, eras and ideologies. Each plant contains a universe of possibilities for divination, healing and story.
My invitation to you is to look at the botanical realm from a new perspective and create your own vocabulary by actively reading the book of nature.
- Celebrate the holy days by creating a living altar. Add nature elements as each season unfolds.
- When you need to stay grounded, hold a small round stone in the palm of your hand and breathe.
- Build a reliable seasonal apothecary. Start with learning the herbs in the kitchen garden; bay, parsley, violet, chives, lemon verbena, basil, sage and onion.
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.
I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha