The Divine Sage

Diviner's Sage: Salvia Divinorum
   Clearly, I date around.  After tasting the tea of Camellia, I meant to meet Coffea for a date, but opportunity rose with the new moon and I went out with a former friend (with benefits).   We met in high school... it was a short lived relationship that resulted in my rolling under a car screaming, "The way out is through!"  We didn't speak again until recently, this time it was a far more productive and respectful relationship.

The animal ally of Salvia is an ouroboros, this one rests around her and her sacred basket.  
She's serious, in turns both giddy and confusing, a relationship with her isn't in the cards for me, but dancing in her garden, I saw a vision and from it came the work of the clay.  I saw a dark wooden house in the side of a mountain.  Beneath a deep blue sky, a waxing crescent moon bobbed along the night, and the mountain side glowed green and silver with sage.  This sage bore purple flowers, much like trumpets, and in the leaves danced questions and answers.  When I reached the cabin and pushed open the door, a lovely dark skinned woman sat chewing on dark leaves in the shadows, with only moonlight to light her solemn, lovely face.  I sat before her in her lavender skirts and cobalt shawl and reached into her basket for the leaves.  She smiled as I chewed and shook her head.   Then we flew, together, ascending over mountain and under moonlight, reading the patterns of birds.  This plant shaman practices augury and speaks the wisdom of their flight.  We flew until quite suddenly, I crashed and landed in the dark, in the cabin.  I was alone and she was wild in the sky.  That's when I reached for the clay and got to work.

Three turquoise skulls are embedded in her skirts and a tourmaline stone sits in the heart of her along with seeds from the divinorum plant.  I chose her colors based on the plant as well as her Pendell correspondences. 
     Salvia is a priestess of nighttime mysteries; sister to owls and shamans who travel by darkness and silence.  That's the thing about this sister; unlike her sisters Sativa and Nicotiana, Salvia is intense, unpredictable and fearless.  Those who visit with her best do it at night time, with calming music and good feelings- she is an empath of the worst variety and will pick up and exasperate any emotion brought before her.  She's hard to date, preferring short and turbulent relationships.  Diviner's Sage, also known as Salvia Divinorum or Brown Lizard Sage is a powerful fortune teller, her significator is the Moon of the tarot and her gift lies in visions of birds and of moon.  Eat with her or smoke with her, either way she'll overpower you long enough to leave a lasting impression, good or bad.  In Pendell's Pharmako trilogy, her animal is the ouroboros, her mineral is turquoise, her color is cobalt blue, her planet is the moon and her occupation is soothsayer.   Just as Cacao naturally lead me to Sativa, so Salvia has led me to Vinifera, and I hope to introduce her this Saturday.  I adore my vices, all of them... Because I see vice and indulgence as a normal and celebrated act and I see plants as spiritual guides between worlds.  Together, they create an experience that changes the mind, body and spirit of the seeker.  Just... be careful who you seek for guidance.

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