Libra 10. A ginseng root in the shape of a human being.
(From the Ars Magica of Elucidus) . . .Just as a ginseng root, humans grow in darkness, finding around themselves all the nutrients they need, though often unaware of the great extent of this truth. And like the root of ginseng they are held for a length of time in a certain place, made fast by the density around them, their souls yearning for greater freedom of movement, light, and the vastness of space, but compelled by their higher knowing to hold fast in darkness, growth always requiring a time of waiting.
And all the while in the unseen above them their leaves and flowers open to the sun, thriving and flourishing, this process being fed by that which happens to the root, in confinement, working deep in the soil.