MORTAR AND PESTLE
“When this card appears, it indicates integration, incorporation, and merging; the combining of separate elements into a single substance. The card also indicates refinement.”
“The integration and blending of various plant and mineral substances has long been part of the magical and mystical tradition. This is, in essence, the alchemical formula. The mortar represents the feminine womb and the pestle symbolizes the masculine phallus. Here is the point of limitless potential. The card depicts a mortar and pestle sitting on a work table, surrounded with herbs and potion vials. A plant rests in the mortar, awaiting transformation and integration.”
THE SHADOW’S EDGE
“The Mortar and Pestle card reflects the concept of refinement and integration. This is the internal process of the mysteries. We must study the ancestral heritage and glean the gems of wisdom that are covered in mystical concepts, myths, and legends. Then we can separate the chaff from the grain, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.”
Today’s inspiration comes from The Seeker’s Guide to The Hidden Path by Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor with art by Mickie Mueller.