Wortcunning Wednesday for April 15th, 2020

🌿 Wort-Cunning Wednesday’s 🌿

This weeks Plant Oracle Card is Agrimony-Reversed. (Agrimonia eupatoria)

✨Unhealthy Attachments ✨Lethargy

🌿. The card shows Agrimony, which according to Pliny was an "Herb of Princely Authority." Agrimony is also known as Church Steeples, Cocklebur and Sticklewort. The herb is a powerful astringent, tonic and blood cleanser, and for centuries was used to treat debilitating conditions in which the patient seemed drained of energy. 🌎

🌿 In reverse this card is asking us to make sure we spending some time spring-cleaning in our life. If this card speaks to you, feelings of sadness or lethargy may be weighing you down. You may not be enjoying life at the moment, perhaps its lost its savor and you are wishing it felt exciting and new again? Sometimes this is brought on by attachments you once felt brought you joy-or comfort, that have soured or "gone south." That spring-cleaning needs to be internal as well as external. See if you can give-away or throw-away clutter in your home. Ask yourself, "Do I really need this? Does it bring me joy?" Physical pain is often a sign that you are neglecting the physical needs of your body. Feelings of sorry and lethargy are similar in that they may be a sign that you need to look after your own needs before the needs of others. By doing this, negative blockages will be removed and you can step into this new phase in your life.🌿

Agrimony is a perfect herb for a bath before performing meditation or even before bed. To make an infusion pour about 16 oz or 2 cups of boiling water over 2 heaping tsp of dried leaves and let steep for 15 minutes. This infusion can be drank as a tea, or poured into the bath water. Agrimony is an herb of purification, liberation and new beginnings.

Look for further posts on this subject as well as botanical information on the Agrimony plant over the next week.


*This card was drawn from the Druid Plant Oracle by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm. Illustrated by Will Worthigton.

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