Fireweed is one of the most captivating medicinal plants of the Pacific Northwest. Popping up after a clear-cut or a rampant forest fire, Fireweed will inhabit the soil of a depleted landscape and recreate a healthy ecosystem for itself, a community of Fireweed (because it grows in abundance with its tribe), and in time other plants.
Every part of the plant is useful in the stages of its growth, too, from tea to garnish to weaveable threads in the seeds, Fireweed not only supplies the Earth but us humans with lots to offer. It is rich in vitamin C and nutrients, astringent, antifungal and anti inflammatory (ironically). .
Symbolically the flower is also quite beautiful. It's petals bloom in 4's: the number of groundedness, systems and stability. The purple hues of Fireweed remind us of nobility, of royalty, of the crown chakra. It also blooms from root to crown, which is how our balanced chakras work- from the bottom up. It shoots up straight as an arrow to the sky, single-minded in its direction. The plant is a living example of balance, from its choice of environment to its physical characteristics.
Since that moon in Sagittarius (4's, arrows, balance and fire) I've been seeing Fireweed everywhere. I've been told more than once that I need to work on my #fireelement and build a container for it, or it runs rampant. Fireweed has come along on my path to remind me that sustainable solutions are at hand- not just for myself but for all in my tribe and beyond. I wish I knew what they were! But for now I'll begin here with this guide, in my beginner's mind. Grateful that I know when to listen in, look around, and be a student of the Earth.
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