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Oracle of the Week~Plant~Nettle

Stinging Nettle

Irritation * Hidden Gifts * Transmutation

Nettles present a harsh exterior that conceals incredible goodness.

This card may reflect a situation or 
person with similar characteristics.
It is easy to dismiss "prickly" people as irritable, 
but this defense my conceal their true gifts.
If you try not to take their irritation personally, and seek 
to communicate more deeply with them,
you may be surprised by 
what they have to offer.

Likewise with a tricky situation, 
you need to work out
whether this is telling you to back away, 
or persevere - to "grasp the Nettle"
and put up with an initial discomfort 
in order to benefit later.

Nettles teach us that appearances can be
deceptive and that
first impressions can be wrong.

In the old days, alchemist sought to transmute lead into gold.

Nettles teach us the secret of transmutation, whereby an experience that is initially uncomfortable 
transforms into something treasured and valuable.

From the Druid Plant Oracle by Philip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm
Illustrated by Will Worthington

For more on Stinging Nettle, read my blog post.

For a harsh exterior, nettle is 
actually very nourishing on the inside!
It really is one of my favorite herbs.

Peace, Inspiration, & Love,
 The Spirit Dancer