Aries 5. A woman harvesting rose petals to make perfume.
TITLE: QUEST FOR ESSENCE
A certain girl, a harvester of roses, is considered sacred by the farmers who tend flowers to make perfume.
This young lady, whose shyness prevents me from recording her name, has the power to gather petals of great potency, a mere handful of which will produce the most redolent perfume.
She tells me that she does not select particular blooms but rather harvests all that she finds, though the ones she brings in her baskets to the extracting vats are always of a startling fragrance, while the petals harvested by other gatherers must be amassed in far greater numbers to yield the same potency.
The seer Azima says that the secret of this mystery lies in the fact that the Rose Spirit has taken up residence in the girl’s heart, and is able to flow out through her loving hands as she carries out her task.