The Tarot Garden
Traditional Tarot illustrations are multi-layer with meaning through symbology, astrology, elemental, emotional as well as diverse and numerous flora. Each plant has a special connection to its card and can relate to your health. Many are medicinal plants which like tarot assist you in health and healing. Let’s explore the relationship between the lotus flowers and tarot in this blog. The blue lotus flower may also be made into a tincture for divine open…..a little more about that later.
What exactly is the blue lotus flower?
A tropical water lily, which blossoms in an iridescent blue colour. The sacred blue lily of the Nile is another name for the blue lotus. Many civilisations and faiths regard it as sacred. The Buddhist proverb ‘no mud, no lotus’ refers the awakening and opening of the spiritual and physical senses. Traditionally used in ceremonial wines and sexual meetings in ancient Egypt. In Ancient times women wore blue lotus in their hair and scented blue lotus perfume which was described as "a heavenly essence of peace, heightened awareness, and the bringing of ecstasy" and "a heavenly essence of serenity, heightened awareness, and the bringing of euphoria."
The blue lotus is linked to the throat, sacral and eighth celestial chakra. It has been described as an anti-virus for the mind by others and regarded as the entirety of the universe.
Which cards feature the Blue Lotus flower?
Two tarot cards feature the lotus flower. The lotus flower floats in the water at the base of the Ace of Cups. The lotus blossom is also seen on the tunic of the page of cups. Emotional connection, purity, love, flow and communication are all translated between the cards. Regardless of your position in the material world, it’s key to keep your emotional existence in balance when it comes to love. Similar to the lotus flower, keeping your spiritual self open during dark and cloudy moments is impeccable to growth.
So what is the function of the blue lotus flower?
Apomorphine is an ingredient compound found inside the flower. As it interacts with and activates the dopamine receptors in your brain, it produces a euphoric effect. Similar to taking cacao or even eating chocolate.
This can assist in maintaining the balance in your central nervous system. Studies show Apomorphine can be utilised to assist persons diagnosed with Parkinson's disease by re-calibrating their complete central nervous system.
It’s know to create the following effects:
Light Sedative to Euphoric
Calms the nervous system
Lifts the soul and lifts the mood.
Dream state enhancement, including vivid and even lucid dreaming.
What should you do with it?
5 to 10 drops beneath the tongue or in water would suffice.
1-2 flowers soaked for 5 minutes in boiled water steeping, Keep the cup or mug covered.
Yes! Egyptian style may suit your pallet. Soak the blue lotus petals for up to an hour in wine. Although the wine may overpower the blue lotus, the relaxing effect will undoubtedly occur. It's well known that the morning after is also enjoyable, hangover free!
Yes, that is feasible. It has a relaxing and rebalancing effect when smoked dry. It won't get you high as marijuana does, perhaps instead it is comparable to smoking mugwort, inviting a calmer sense and state of mind. This, in my view, is a very effective tobacco substitute, as well as a fantastic way to gradually lower your smoking consumption in order to finally quit.
The quantity and quality of your blue lotus will undoubtedly lead to differing results for each individual.
I leave you with the quote from Actress Goldie Hawn…
“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud --- the obstacles of life and its suffering. ... The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. ... Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one.”
Thank you for reading - Wizard Nomad