RWS & Hedgewitch Botanical
This is the quality we need to sustain and meet each day and its challenges. It is physical, emotional and intellectual fortitude. It is recognized by how we treat others as well as ourselves and the environment. It should be expressed by subtlety not overt control. I love that she has a lemniscate over her head reminding us that there is an infinite amount of energy for us to take strength from. You have the inner strength to endure. If you are pushing too hard, you need to withdraw for the moment and quiet the mind - contemplative mindset helps to keep us mindful and let go of thoughts we don't need to keep holding on to.
This is a very hardy plant that often thrives when other crops are failing and that gives it the oracle property of Adversity. The Mallow has been a saving foodstuff for those in dire need of sustenance. It is also used in many sweet confections - and this is a reminder that sweetness can arise from harsh circumstances. Weathering adversity can require a lot of strength and to do your best you need to be your best. Self care is vital at all times.
So today, it might be a great day to be low-key and contemplative. The holidays can create a lot of chaos and when you feel yourself ready to explode, take a step back and find some down time to revitalize yourself. You have endless strength and energy to draw from - you just need to remember to take care of yourself so you can get back to the caring of others! Stay sweet!
My Tarot Card Practice. I have been studying Tarot for over 20 years now and am still learning new things daily.