I’ve been proudly standing knee high in weeds that have over taken my garden while picking raspberries. I am not ashamed of how my garden looks despite my neighbour jokingly hinting at how unruly and wild the appearance is. As the strength of the sun wanes, my garden has become a mecca of abundance and daily pickings of fruits, vegetables and herbs that have become part of the mundane routine.
I dug the garden out three years ago at my home in the countryside, as my apartment in the city wasn’t optimal for plants due to a north facing balcony. Being in the garden brings back fond summer memories of my childhood with my grandmother and also strengthens my connection to my ancestors, who were mostly farmers in Northern India.
I find weeding to be extremely therapeutic, as I am pulling a weed, I feel my releasing what I’ve been holding onto energetically. With the move from the city to the countryside in July, I had to surrender and let the weeds grow wild and co-exist with my cultivated plants. The act of surrendering has brought me solace.
As the Wheel of the Year turns once again to Lammas, I am reminded by my garden that not all harvests are picturesque cornucopias. I have deep gratitude for the warmth and light of the sun for my summer harvest, but also for the medicine that the weeds have brought into my life. In the past, I felt weeds were foes, but maybe that isn't the case as the bees love the flowering clover and milk thistle.
I’ve designed a card spread that helps explore the themes associated with the waning days of summer and your inner garden. You can use a Tarot or Oracle deck for the spread, or perhaps both!
Please tag me in your spread on Instagram, as I’d love to know how you connected! You can include #tarotbloghop in your post to connect with others in the community and to discover the blogs of the participants in the hop.