In the North, we receive with the mind through clarity and caring. Our mind is an open cup, ready to receive from many viewing points and perspectives. When we are open only to one viewing point, we can get tunnel vision. The more ideas and concepts we can receive with our minds, the greater will be our capacity to see many different perspectives and therefore, gain more clarity.
Fruits and Flowers, which are the giver-receivers, sit in the North of the Plant World wheel. They give away their beauty, and their scent, which is air in the North. They also receive. All alchemists know that if you put flowers and fruits in any kind of magickal circle – church, lodge, marriage ceremony, funeral – they receive or absorb any negative energy that might be present. If the atmosphere is impure, flowers and fruits will wither and rot quickly
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