Flower Essence And Gem Stone Report for
November 19, 1962
Los Angeles, California
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This report is based on the positions of the planets at the time of your birth. For the benefit of students of astrology, these positions, along with other technical information, are listed below:
|Sun 27 Sco 21
Moon 9 Vir 21
Mercury 24 Sco 22
Venus 15 Sco 45
Mars 17 Leo 45
Jupiter 3 Pis 37
Saturn 6 Aqu 10
Uranus 5 Vir 06
Neptune 13 Sco 45
|Pluto 12 Vir 00
N. Node 2 Leo 54
Asc. 18 Can 25
MC 4 Ari 19
2nd cusp 9 Leo 52
3rd cusp 4 Vir 21
5th cusp 9 Sco 47
6th cusp 16 Sag 07
Tropical Placidus Standard time observed
GMT: 04:14:00 Time Zone: 8 hours West
Lat. and Long. of birth: 34 N 03 08 118 W 14 34
Aspects and orbs:
|Conjunction : 4 Deg 00 Min
Opposition : 4 Deg 00 Min
Square : 4 Deg 00 Min
Conjunct Asc : 6 Deg 00 Min
|Trine : 4 Deg 00 Min
Sextile : 2 Deg 00 Min
Quincunx: 3 Deg 00 Min
Note: Most trine and sextile aspects are not interpreted
because they do not present strong challenges and
problems with one's well-being.
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This report is designed for those who are interested in tools which can support their own efforts toward growth and well-being on all levels. Using astrology, flower essences, gemstones and gem elixirs, color, music, aroma therapy, visualization, and other methods, one can transform difficult patterns in one's life and manifest more of one's positive potentials.
Our emphasis is not so much on eliminating undesirable traits or experiences as on bringing one into balance so that the positive expression of one's astrological signature can manifest. A person who is essentially inward and shy and who has trouble making his way in the world will not become a dynamic, flamboyant world-conqueror, but he can build confidence in reaching out to others. Rather than attempt to get rid of his shyness, the focus would be on discovering the positive gifts his gentleness may offer him and alleviating the more extreme, isolating aspects of his shy nature. Using these "vibrational" tools, issues that one may have struggled with for years can be eased, and long-buried talents and loves can be awakened.
Many of the tools suggested herein, including astrology, work on what esotericists refer to as the energy bodies, the chakras, or the aura. This subtle energy field, which emanates from every living thing, is where our energetic and emotional habits, thought patterns, belief systems, and so on reside. Introducing the energy pattern of a flower, plant, gem, or mineral into one's aura directly affects one's emotional and mental energies, and over a period of time this promotes long-lasting changes.
The key factor in using any of these remedies or tools is one's positive intentions, willingness, and desire for harmony and health. They are not "magic". Used consistently and with conscious intention, they reinforce and accelerate desired changes. In the back of this report is a listing of resources where you can obtain the flower essences and other products suggested for you. There are also other tips and instructions.
As you read over your report you may see a number of areas that you would like to work with. There is a lot of information here and the possibilities can be very exciting! However, it is usually best to attend to one issue or cluster of related issues (a theme) at one time. Choose whichever one is most meaningful or troublesome to you at present. Keep in mind that you will NOT manifest all of thepotential imbalances mentioned. Some issues may have already been resolved, and some will simply not be relevant. In deciding which issue to focus on, follow your intuition. Remember, too, that gentle, persistent effort is usually necessary in re-patterning and creating any real change. Best Wishes to You!
Sun and Ascendant: General Characteristics
The position of the Sun in your birth chart represents the person you are at heart and the path you must follow to fulfill yourself as a unique individual. It also indicates your personal strength and vitality, as well as what activities or life experiences you require to feel alive and to replenish your life force. The Sun represents your personal identity.
Sun in Scorpio:
Key issues: Experiencing the depths and the shadow side of life; personal transformation through powerful emotional experience; sexuality, emotional merging, confrontation with death.
Key qualities: instinctual, deeply feeling, passionate involvement, often compulsive or emotionally fixated.
You are more instinctive, intuitive, and emotional than cerebral, and you need to be wholly immersed and deeply involved emotionally in whatever you are doing. Others may see you as obsessed, extreme, fanatical, or "too intense" and you can be. Often, though, this intensity is quite hidden.
You have a deep kinship with animals, with whom you share the capacity to feel and to know by instinct, but not to be able to explain your feelings or knowledge in rational terms. And at times you may purposely keep your true self hidden, because your interests run counter to group norms and/or what you have been taught to believe is good, appropriate, or worthy. A taste for the dark side, for the "taboos" or mysterious side of life, may compel you. At your finest, you are able to help transform and heal the darkness others experience, because you will not turn away from it. Work that involves birth and/or death, psychological exploration and healing, or using your acute psychic awareness and your instincts, suits you.
Your sexuality is a profoundly important part of your life because initiates you into the deepest (and often darkest) aspects of your soul. Struggles with power in relationship, jealousy, envy, lack of trust or fear of losing control, and other potent experiences come through this.
Patterns of Imbalance:
For vengeful emotions, such as spite, suspicion, jealousy, envy, hatred, or self-hatred: the flower essence HOLLY.
For the courage to face and express powerful emotions: the flower essences BLACK-EYED SUSAN, SCARLET MONKEY FLOWER, FUSCHIA.
For resentment and grudges: the flower essences WILLOW and MOUNTAIN WORMWOOD.
For bitterness and unfair projection of hostile intentions onto others: the flower essence OREGON GRAPE.
Gemstones that may be beneficial to wear, carry, or take as an elixir:
BLACK TOURMALINE, which helps release old, unwanted energies and emotional "pollution" from mind, emotions, and physical body.
TIGER'S EYE, which helps one maintain a strong sense of self when dealing with powerful emotions such as fear, jealousy, or anger.
BLOODSTONE, which balances the energy centers at the base of the spine and lower abdomen, especially after emotional upset or trauma.
MALACHITE, which can help one break free from fears, guilt, and self-denial. (Placed upon the solar plexus for up to 20 minutes at a time can be a powerful stimulus for clearing toxic emotion).
Your Ascendant (or Rising Sign) describes your physique, as well as indicating how you relate to and are affected by your environment. It has a direct bearing on your physical health.
Ascendant in Cancer:
Your body tends towards softness and gentleness, rather than being rugged or tough, and physically you appear rather mild. You have a sensitive physique in that your moods and the state of your intimate, emotional relationships have a direct and immediate impact on your health. When you are feeling emotionally secure, supported, and safe, when there is enough closeness, warm attachment, and affection in your life, your health is greatly enhanced. If you feel emotionally deprived or unsettled in your relationships, physical ailments may arise. You are also quite impressionable and easily influenced by the emotional nuances and tones of your environment. You need a personal touch, people caring about people, a sense of belonging and familiarity. All of these give you strength. At your best, you are sympathetic, kind, nurturing. When out of balance, you can be hypersensitive to hurts or slights, overly dependent, full of self-pity, unwilling to let go of the pain of the past, and easily knocked off center by others' emotional dramas or problems. You absorb and take in other people's "stuff".
When ill or undergoing a healing crisis, to get better you must gain some detachment from your moods or emotional addictions, and discipline yourself to do what is necessary to get well, whether you "feel like it" or not. You respond very well to subtle energy work and vibrational therapies such as homeopathy, flower essences, etc. Hydrotherapy (therapeutic bathing) can be very effective for you, also.
Flower essences that can be very beneficial to you include: CUCUMBER (which helps offset moodiness or depression) and SELF-HEAL (for accessing healing forces from within; offsets over dependence on external help).
Asc. Trine Venus:
Your good looks and agreeable manners are apt to win you friends and smooth your path throughout life. You know how to harmonize with and please people. Many things are offered to you, or come easily to you and as a result you may become rather jaded. Vanity, narcissism, and superficial values and relationships are potential deficits. Your health, though, is apt to be good.
Moon and Venus: Emotions and Feelings
The position of the Moon in your birth chart reflects your emotional nature, what you need to feel nurtured, what feels familiar and comfortable to you. It is also your deeply-held beliefs and mostly unconscious or instinctive responses, which play themselves out in your closest personal relationships. Your moods, memories, dream life, and feeling-self are depicted by the moon in your birth chart.
Moon in Virgo:
Key issues: The need to help and be useful; attunements to the Divine Feminine in nature, oneself, and others.
Key qualities: emotional self-sufficiency, practicality, and sensitivity; refined sensitivities.
Emotionally you are rather unassuming, modest, perhaps timid or shy. Your simplicity and humility may, indeed, be among your most endearing qualities. You notice and appreciate small things, and feel such things are important. You can get caught up in the minutia of life at times. You are meticulous, fastidious (at least in some area of your life), and acutely aware of things other people do not even see. You may be hypersensitive, easily irritated. Your keen analytical eye may also be directed toward yourself, your feelings and inner workings, which you dissect unmercilessly.
Nursing, caring for, or serving other people in very practical ways is emotionally satisfying for you; being helpful gives you a sense of well-being. You give more easily than you receive. Asking for yourself may be difficult for you. You may be uncomfortable when you are not doing something, making productive use of your time. You dislike waste and inefficiency. The puritan work ethic (with its attendent guilt over pleasure) is quite strong in you, subconsciously. You find hobbies such as needlepoint, knitting, even housework rather soothing. You need routine, order.
You are apt to have a strong interest in health, nutrition, natural healing methods that involve food, herbs, or the mind-body connection.
Patterns of Imbalance:
When you are out of balance, you tend to be tight: uptight, or tight tipped, ot tight with money... in general, contracted or held in. You may have problems with digestion (nervous stomach, ulcers), absorption of nutrients, or with elimination. Should these occur they can be remedied to a large extent by supporting whatever physical measures you use with work on your emotional attitudes.
Flower essences that may be useful and appropriate:
For perfectionism, guilt, feeling you can not measure up to your own high standards: the flower essence PINE is excellent. If, in addition to this, you feel unclear, impure, self-loathing, and unworthy, CRABAPPLE is indicated.
Emotional inhibitions and difficulties relating warmly and closely to others may result from being too self-critical. For fostering self-acceptance, self-appreciation, and kindness towards oneself: the flower essences COLUMBINE, ALPINE AZALEA, BUTTERCUP, and BEECH.
If you are intolerant or overly critical of others, BEECH is also good for this.
For obsessive worry, preoccupation with details, inability to see the big picture: the flower essences FILAREE, and WHITE CHESNUT.
If you are fearful or worried over others, RED CHESNUT is indicated.
For lack of confidence in oneself, timidity, shyness: the flower essences LARCH, MIMULUS, and GARLIC.
For repression of sexual feelings and/or warm emotions and feelings in general: the flower essences STICKY MONKEY FLOWER, NASTURTIUM, and FUSCHIA.
You may dislike perfumes and too much scent in general (incense or even highly-scented flowers) but if you do not have this aversion, certain essential oils can benefit you when you feel out of balance. For use in bathes, massage oil, or in an aroma therapy mister: LAVENDER, HYSSOP, JUNIPER, and JASMINE oils are good for you.
Gemstones that may be beneficial for you to wear, carry, or take as an elixir include:
JADE, especially the lavender, pink, or white shades, which foster emotional peace and tranquility.
GREEN TOURMALINE, which is said to help ease worry, judgemental qualities, and rigid expectations; and gold or yellow stones such as YELLOW TOPAZ, AMBER, or CITRINE.
Moon Conjunct Pluto:
In your family, your most intimate, personal relationships, or your inner emotional and soul life, you carry deep compulsions or psychic wounds. Clearing away hidden traumas, the seeds of which may go back even to previous existences, is necessary. A history of family secrets, previous emotional separations, (along with guilt, shame, resentment, mistrust) or a deep fear of the feminine and/or of becoming a parent yourself may result. You are particularly sensitive to emotional separation which trigger old feelings of abandonment and loss. Thus you are susceptible to emotional blackmail and threats of abandonment from people you are close to.
Flower remedies can be very supportive to you as you face and heal such issues, and energy work (Reiki, polarity, or similar therapies) on the base, sacral, and solar plexus chakras may be very helpful as well.
For releasing old sorrow and grief, the flower essences: STURT DESERT PEA, BLEEDING HEART, and YERBA SANTA.
For accepting and releasing powerful emotions, and integrating painful emotions: SCARLET MONKEY FLOWER, BLACK-EYED SUSAN, FIREWEED, and FUSCHIA.
For resentment, bitterness, lack of forgiveness or hate toward self or others: MOUNTAIN WORMWOOD, WILLOW, HOLLY.
For improper or insufficient nurturing and leftover painful memories of childhood: GOLDEN EAR DROPS, MARIPOSA LILY, POMEGRANATE, EVENING PRIMROSE.
For feelings of shame, guilt, and fear of exposing your true self: PINK MONKEY FLOWER, FOOTHILLS PALOVERDE, CRABAPPLE.
For fears of intimacy or sexuality: HIBISCUS and STICKY MONKEY FLOWER.
For emotional traumas, shock, recovery from abuse: STAR OF BETHLEHEM, FRINGED VIOLET, COMFREY, BISBEE BEEHIVE CACTUS.
For breaking the spell of an abusive situation or relationship: BLACK COHOSH and WINTERGREEN.
For fear of the dark or negative woman (within or without): MALA MUJER.
Please remember that long-standing or deeper issues will take time and patience to heal, and you may experience an intensification or upsurge of the very pattern you are trying to address once you begin to use any of these remedies. You can temporarily stop taking them or get support from a trusted person to help you work these feelings and issues through.
Another healing activity for you in this regard would be to construct a personal ritual that includes the element of water to symbolize cleansing and purging yourself of the effects of the past. Using any of the above flower essences in a bath could be one of these.
The color PURPLE and the aroma therapy essential oil of VIOLET (used as a perfume or in your living environment, or as part of a healing ritual) stimulates forgiveness, and thus can help in the completion of your resolving emotional hurts.
Beware of the way you use power and control in your relationships, especially with your children if you have any, or others who may be dependent upon you.
The position of Venus in your birth chart reveals your capacity for love, intimacy, pleasure, giving and receiving, and relationships. Representing, also, your taste in beauty and your values, it is a key to how you can create harmony within yourself.
Venus in Scorpio:
You crave wholehearted, passionate involvement in anything you do, and especially in love, you are apt to go to extremes or be very compulsive. At best, you feel deeply, bond deeply, love deeply and intensely, holding nothing back. At worst, you can be fiercely jealous, manipulative, sexually or emotional exploitive, use emotional blackmail to extract revenge when scorned, or be attracted to others who do the same. Self-indulgence or licentiousness can create disharmony or dis-ease in your life. In addition to making full amends to those you may have thus harmed (if necessary) and to help transform your desires into creative, healing energy, the following flower and gem essences can be very helpful: BLACK COHOSH (to help confront situations or lifestyles that are abusive, addictive, dark), HOLLY (to help clear negative, toxic emotions such as excessive jealousy, vengefulness, or other distortion of love), and BLACK TOURMALINE (to help clear and clean out old, negative energies in mind, emotions, and body).
Venus Square Mars:
Actively creating beauty and love in your life and surroundings is essential for your well-being. Your creative and/or procreative impulses are very strong and were probably evident from an early age (ie a precocious interest in romance and the opposite sex, and/or a definite leaning toward the arts or entertainment). You are happiest when you are doing something which combines style and grace with passion, loveliness of form with vibrant, energetic movement... making love or making art. If you feel you have creative impulses which are not being expressed, the flower essences of IRIS (or WILD IRIS) and INDIAN PAINTBRUSH can help evoke your creativity. The gemstones RUBY, and the PINK, GREEN, or WATERMELON TOURMALINES are very compatible with you. (Even more so if you have them set in copper or "pink gold"). Watermelon tourmaline is especially helpful as it balances the yin/yang or sexual polarity within, a process that is most important for you. Congestion or confusion regarding sexual expression can be eased.
When out of balance, your intimate relationships may be conflicted, often angry and tempestuous. You may aggravate your partner or pick a fight in an attempt to connect or be close. While vibrational remedies are no substitute for couples counseling when that is necessary, several flower essences can facilitate changing the patterns within you which contribute to the disharmony.
For emotional and sexual conflicts: BASIL, STICKY MONKEY FLOWER, and BALSAM POPLAR. MALA MUJER (Spanish for "bad woman") is for those who express the bitchy, shrewish, nasty side of their feminine nature. Combining one or more of these essences with an elixir of ROSE QUARTZ would be especially effective.
Venus Conjunct Neptune:
You yearn for perfect love, are in love with love, are a fool for love. You may have more love for God or images of divinity, or perhaps more taken with romantic or erotic ideals, dreams, fantasies than you are with actual human beings. For you love is oceanic, boundariless, something you want to completely immerse, merge, and lose yourself in... you resonate with Tolsty's injunction to "love everything!". However this can cause confusion in your intimate personal life, for instance not understanding or respecting boundaries in your own or others' relationships, or believing that your love can do (fix, heal, make right) anything. You could become a martyr for love, think you have to be saint, or avoid actual flesh and blood relationships because no imperfect person can fulfill your longings. Friends or lovers disappoint you when you project your yearnings and dreams upon them. You are easily seduced, enchanted by beauty.
Art is a healing medium that you respond powerfully to. Using healing visualization and imagery, creating artwork, making mandalas or "medicine shields", or even visiting places where inspiring paintings or architecture can be viewed and absorbed engenders profound, positive changes in both your body and your soul.
Some books that may be helpful to you include: "Journey of the Heart" by John Welwood (to help integrate the spiritual with the intimate human relationship), and "The Picture of Health" by Lucia Cappachione (about healing your life with art).
The flower essences that address possible imbalances in this pattern include: BASIL (to heal the spirit between spiritually and sexuality, which can lead to clandestine behavior or stress in marriage), PINK YARROW and BLEEDING HEART (for inappropriate merging with others, lack of emotional clarity about boundaries), and CALLA LILY (for ambivalence or confusion about gender or sexual identity).
Mercury: Thinking and Ideas
The position of Mercury in your birth chart describes your intellectual qualities, how you communicate or express yourself verbally, and in general how your thinking patterns operate.
Mercury in Scorpio:
Your mind is thorough, deep, penetrating, and insightful into the inner workings or hidden side of things. You enjoy delving, doing research, thinking about difficult problems. You do not shy away from the dark or scary side of life. In fact, it fascinates you. You might wish to use the flower essence CALENDULA to offset your tendency to use sarcastic, cutting words.
Mars: Ambition and Drive
The position of Mars in your birth chart indicates your will power, physical vitality and sexual drives, and your capacity for decisive action and self-assertion, as well as the musculature and adrenals in the physical body.
Mars in Leo:
You have a robust, hearty constitution, high vitality, and strong creative forces. With your combination of firm will, positive enthusiasm, and holding steady, you are capable of achieving anything you desire. You are able to withstand a quite a bit of external pressure. You also have the urge to lead or direct things, and may flare up when things do not go your way. You tend to bowl over other people. Consider taking the flower essence TRILLIUM, to offset excessive selfish ambition, or LARKSPUR for charismatic leadership combined with joyful service (rather than for self-aggrandizement).
Mars Square Neptune:
When you are inspired and have a dream you are actively pursuing, you are apt to have tremendous energy. At other times, you may suffer from low vitality, listlessness, vacillating desires and indecision, or poor resistance to infections and other deleterious influences in your environment, anything from poisons to "toxic" people. You attract psychic leeches who vampirize your life energy and you must develop your ability to discern when you are being used in this way. Building physical strength and immunity is very important, too.
Swimming is one of the best form of exercise for you, and you are apt to have more energy to swim than for other such activities. In moderation, weight-lifting programs to build muscle could also be helpful. Because you tend to idealize strength, masculinity, or power you are apt to over do. (At some level, you may feel you are a weakling or "wimp".)
There are also many flower essences which can benefit you a great deal:
MOUNTAIN PRIDE, to promote positive, assertive, forceful energy; overcome fear and withdrawal in the face of opposition.
BLACKBERRY, to help translate dreams and ideals into concrete, viable activity.
MADIA, for disciplined focus and concentration; to overcome listlessness or "fog".
BOUVARDIA, for changing patterns of avoidance into the will to confront life directly and consciously.
YARROW, to develop a strong auric field capable of resisting toxicity in any form.
TANSY, for breaking habits that undermine positive intentions; promoting decisive action and strength to move forward and complete project.
Energy work on the root chakra to strengthen your connection with your will to live, and increase physical vitality and strength, would also be beneficial.
There may be long periods in your life of celibacy (self-chosen or not), confusion over sexuality versus spirituality, misdirected sexual energy, or simply an urge to transcend mundane physical sex. The flower essences BASIL, BALSAM POLAR and STICKY MONKEY FLOWER support clearing sexual confusion and stress in relationships related to it. CALLA LILY promotes clarity about sexual identity and sexual self-acceptance.
Jupiter and Saturn: Opportunities and Challenges
The position of Jupiter in your birth chart represents the principle of growth, improvement, expansion, faith, and the quest for ultimate meaning or broader understanding of life.
Jupiter in Pisces:
You seek to expand your sense of connection to the Universe by your kindness, compassion, and willingness to emotionally enter into another's world. You are essentially a spiritual person whether or not you choose to give yourself that label, or follow any formal religion. Your openness, nonjudgemental attitudes, and generosity of spirit keep you open to the Tao, or flow of life.
Jupiter Opposition Uranus:
You have an innate sense of the interconnectedness of life and of universal principles, but very little interest in formal religion or dogma. In fact you may often find yourself at odds with religious authority and conventions, perhaps needing to break away from the beliefs you were raised with in order to find your own way. Inspired and motivated by humanitarian ideals, you are essentially utopian and liberal in your beliefs. You view change, even revolution, as a positive thing and are quick to enthusiastically embrace the new, at least philosophically. You have a great need for freedom in order to pursue your inspiration, intuitive impulses, and opportunities which are presented to you suddenly. You will experience unexpected twists of fate and rapid gains or losses through speculative ventures. Because you are apt to take chances and go out on a limb (that is where the fruit is, right?), you will have periods of uncertainty in your life, during which the following flower and gem essences can be helpful: BIG ROOT JATROPHIA (encourages a feeling of security during phases of expansion and change), COW PARSNIP (for inner peace during time of transition, as well as contentment with the present), AVENTURINE (supportive during transitional periods when you need to take a leap of faith), and PERIDOT (which stabilizes one during times of new beginnings).
The position of Saturn in your birth chart represents the bones, the skeleton, and the principles of hardness, heaviness, structure, stability, form, and boundaries. It shows what is hard for you, what you struggle with, where patterns of rigidity or fear hinder you, what is heavy for you, where you develop character, maturity, and depth through being tested.
Saturn in Aquarius:
Though you long to feel a part of a larger social matrix, you are apt to struggle with a sense of social isolation and estrangement, or disillusionment with society. You may struggle to conform and fit in, or become a loner, quite apart from societal life and norms. You tend to be a sharp social critic, seeing mostly the dark side of the world, politics, etc., and you are apt to have a rather ferocious social conscience as well. Guilt over all of the ways you are not doing enough for the world may plague you. You tend to vacillate between being an idealist and a cynic. Healing this pattern could come by committing yourself to building community, becoming responsible to a group of some kind, and being willing to be a part of things despite the inadequacies, imperfections, and limitations of the system.
Flower essences that address some of these issues include: MALLOW (for the tendency to create defensive barriers, social insecurity), and QUAKING GRASS (for increasing positive feelings about the world and your place in it).
Saturn Quincunx Uranus:
For you there is acute tension between accepting the rules and limits of society, the need for social approval, and practical concerns and constraints versus your urge to think and act independently, to be free, and be an individual outside of any system. Resolving this conflict is a major challenge. Feeling like an outsider, you may be furiously individualistic, rebellious, unable to cooperate with authorities, recalcitrant and stubborn, all of which can be disruptive to having a "normal" mundane life. Chronic restlessness or irritability is a signal that this conflict is at work. Ideally, a way of working within a tradition that honors the uniqueness of each individual can be found. Your role as reformer or one who helps society or your group by breaking up rigidity and old forms in order for new life to come in, can be positive one if you are willing to not polarize yourself against "them". Flower essences that can be very helpful if you are interested in working with these issues at this time include: SHOOTING STAR (for feelings of alienation), QUAKING GRASS (for harmonious social consciousness, flexibility and balance in working with others). SAGUARO (for healing conflicts with images of authority and separation or alienation from the past), and SCOTCH BROOM (to increase positive and optimistic feelings about the world and your place in it).
These essences or any other sort of personal healing work will not of course, change external injustices or oppression, but can help you cultivate harmony within, empowering you to make positive steps in the world.
On another level, you are apt to carry a great deal of tension within your body, and would benefit from regular massage therapy.
FLOWER ESSENCES, COLOR THERAPY, AND AROMATHERAPY
The following information will enable you to make up your own flower essence remedies. However if you wish to try them but are not interested in doing it all yourself, you can contact a flower essence practitioner. Many astrological counselors and other holistic practitioners use the flower essences and gem essences in their work.
1. Choosing your essences: Generally you can use up to five essences at a time. Some people believe five essences is ideal, as the number five is associated in myth and folklore with the healing process. Others find using a single remedy at a time most effective. Follow your own intuition and impulses on this, but please do not try to address too many issues at once. Gem essences can be used with flower essences.
2. Making the remedy: Once you have chosen the essence or essences you wish to take, purchase them from the supplier in the concentrated form ("stock" bottles). You will need a glass dropper bottle such as pharmacists use for eye drops, which are sold at some pharmacies as well as through the flower essences companies. The one ounce size is standard. It should be sterilized by boiling it for a few minutes, then letting it cool. Then, put four drops of each concentrated essence into the bottle, close it, and shake it vigorously for about a minute so that the essences are well blended. Fill the bottle about 3/4 full with distilled or spring water. (For a more potent remedy you may wish to use color-solarized water instead, as described in the color therapy section). Then, close the bottle and, again, shake vigorously for about a minute. To preserve the mixture, add a teaspoon or so of either brandy or applecider vinegar. (They work equally well; it is a matter of personal taste and preference).
3. Using essences: The standard dosage is four drops four times a day, taken under the tongue. Taking more than four drops will not increase the remedy's effectiveness, and taking it more than four times a day is usually not necessary except in crisis situations. However, if you feel inclined to use it more frequently than four times a day, these remedies cannot be harmful in anyway. They are self-adjusting, meaning that you will simply not absorb more than you can use.
To further activate the remedy's effect, you may wish to use a simple affirmation that corresponds with your intent and the nature of the remedy. For instance, if you are taking a remedy to increase your receptivity to love, you can say "I now let love and appreciation into my life", each time you take the remedy. Keep the words simple, positive, and framed in the present tense. Or, you may wish to put a self-adhesive label on your bottle, with a list of the essences it contains and a short phrase such as "receptivity to love" or "opening the heart" which you will see each time you take the remedy.
Other very effective ways to use your remedy are to add 7 drops to a bath and/or several drops to an atomizer or spray bottle filled with water and spray it around the rooms of your house or workspace.
4. What to expect: Please understand the flower essences do not "take away" troublesome feelings or attitudes. Some people actually experience a temporary intensification of the issues the remedy is designed to address, what is referred to as a "healing crisis", as strong emotions or other reactions begin to surface. Naturally you can temporarily stop taking the remedy if you get too uncomfortable. You can also get some support while this process is occurring, since a willingness to experience and feel what is actually there is an intrinsic part of the healing. Most people, however, find the remedies quite gentle. Insights into the nature of the problem and how you are contributing to or maintaining it may emerge. Or, you may simply notice a gradual attitudinal, emotional, or energetic shift, and more harmony in that area of your life. Some very sensitive people feel the effects of the remedies on their chakras (particularly the heart and solar plexus) immediately upon taking them.
If the pattern you are working with is longstanding, as the ones which are related to your birth chart are apt to be, you may need more than one bottle of given remedy. Or, after one bottle, you may want to give it a rest, and then go back to that remedy later. If you frequently "forget" to take the remedy or simply lose interest in it, this may be a signal that now is not the time for that particular one.
Color can be used to calm or energize, to cleanse, to stimulate a given energy center in the body, or to promote balance and an overall sense of well-being. In addition to paying attention to how color affects you and using that awareness in your choice of clothing and home or office decor, here are two methods to utilize color:
1. Color-solarized water: This is a very easy method. The supplies needed are a clear glass jar or bottle, colored cellophane (which can be purchased at an art supply store), drinking water, sunshine, and a clear quartz crystal (optional). Sterilize the jar or bottle, fill it with water, and if you wish add a clear quartz crystal (this magnifies the effects of the color). Then, close the bottle, wrap it in the colored cellophane, and secure the cellophane with a rubberband at the top. Place the bottle in a sunny spot for 2-6 hours, preferably outdoors. After removing the crystal, you can drink it freely and/or use it to make your flower remedies.
2. Color Breathing: This exercise can be used to clear your energy system of psychic debris, stimulate a sluggish or blocked chakra, and promote healing. Choose a place that is well-ventilated. You may stand or sit as you prefer, keeping your spine erect. Begin by taking 2 or 3 deep, gentle breaths, inhaling slowly through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. Then as you breathe in, see and feel the color filling your entire body. As you continue to breathe, imagine the color surrounding your body as well, extending out about two feet all round you, to create a beautiful egg-shaped bubble of colored light. Simply breathe in this color for 5-10 minutes.
To work on a particular chakra, you may start by breathing clear, white, or golden light (as described above). Then focus your attention on the center that needs clearing or balancing. For the base or root chakra, imagine a glowing sphere of bright, apple red at the very base of your spine. As you breathe, imagine the light becoming stronger and brighter. For the sacral center (located about 2 inches above the pubic bone) the color is orange. For the solar plexus (halfway between the navel and sternum), the color is bright yellow. For the heart, green or pink. For the throat, sky blue. For the brow center (located between the eyebrows and up about one inch), indigo blue. For the crown center (at the top of the head), purple, violet, or white. (You may use which ever one you feel most attracted to).
If you cannot "see" the color with your mind's eye, just imagine that it is there. An inability to visualize a certain color often indicates a particular need for that very color.
To derive healing benefits from visualization and color breathing, it is not necessary to spend a great deal of time. Five to ten minutes once or twice a day is quite adequate. And, once again you decide when you have "had enough" of a given color or exercise. A change in your feelings about a given color (less attraction to or "craving" for it, or less repulsion towards it, for instance) can be a clue.
Aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils from plants and flowers. It is much different from flower essence therapy in that it is primarily the "healing fragrance" which influences body and emotions through the scents. (Flower essences are odorless). Aromatherapy can be utilized either as a perfume (especially applied to the chakras), in bath water, in massage oil, or diffused in the air via steam or incense. Read labels carefully and take precautions using these potent oils.
HOW TO ORDER FLOWER ESSENCES AND GEM ELIXIRS
The companies listed below are reputable sources for high-quality essences:
|Flower Essence Services
P.O. Box 1769
Nevada City, CA 95959
Alaskan Flower Essence Project
P.O. Box 1369
Homer, AK 99603
Master's Flower Essences
14618 Tyler Foote Road
Nevada City, CA 95959
Australian Bush Flower Essences
Spit Junction, NSW
Tucson, AZ 85733
Boulder, CO 80306
P.O. Box 3603
Warrenton, VA 22186
644 Merrick Road
Lynbrook, NY 11563
Alaskan Flower Essence Project also carries fine quality gem elixirs. A good source for color therapy products is: Dev Aura, Little London, Tetford, Lincs., ENGLAND LN9 6QL.
Given below is a listing of the flower essences that were mentioned in this report and where they can be obtained. The mailing address of each company is given above.
Alpine Azalea: Alaskan Flower Essence Project
Balsam Poplar: Alaskan Flower Essence Project
Basil: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod
Beech: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod, Ellon USA
Bisbee Beehive Cactus: Desert Alchemy
Black Eyed Susan: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod
Bleeding Heart: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod
Bouvardia: Desert Alchemy
Buttercup: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod
Calendula: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod
Calla Lily: Flower Essence Services
Columbine: Flower Ess Serv, Alaskan Flow Ess Proj, Pegasus Pr
Comfrey: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Products, Perelandra
Cow Parsnip: Alaskan Flower Essence Project
Crabapple: Flower Ess Ser, Pegasus Pr, Ellon USA
Evening Primrose: Flower Essence Service
Filaree: Flower Essence Services
Fireweed: Alaskan Flower Essence Project, Pegasus Products
Foothills Paloverde: Desert Alchemy
Fringed Violet: Australian Bush Flower Essences
Fuschia: Flower Essence Services, Pegasus Products
Garlic: Flower Essences Services
Golden Eardrops: Flower Essence Services
Hibiscus: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products
Holly: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products, Ellon USA
Indian PaintBrush: Flower Ess Serv, Desert Alch., Pegasus Prod
Iris: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products
Larch: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products, Ellon USA
Larkspur: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products
Madia: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products
Mala Mujer: Desert Alchemy
Mallow: Flower Essence Services, Pegasus Products
Mariposa Lilly: Flower Essence Services, Desert Alchemy
Mimulus: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products, Ellon USA
Mountain Pride: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products
Mountain Wormwood: Alaskan Flower Essence Project
Nasturtium: Flower Essence Serv, Desert Alchemy, Pegasus Prod
Oregon Grape: Flower Essence Serv, Desert Alchemy, Pegasus Prod
Pine: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products, Ellon USA
Pink monkeyflower: Flower Essence Service
Pink Yarrow: Flower Essence Service
Pomegranate: Flower Essence Serv, Desert Alchemy, Pegasus Prod
Quaking Grass: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products
Red Chestnut: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Prod, Ellon USA
Saguaro: Flower Essence Serv, Desert Alchemy, Pegasus Prod
Scarlet Monkeyflower: Flower Essence Service
Scotch Broom: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products
Self-Heal: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products
Shooting Star: Flower Ess Serv, Alaskan Flow Ess Pr, Pegasus Pr
Star of Bethlehem: Flow Ess Ser, Desert Al., Pegasus, Ellon USA
Sticky Monkeyflower: Flower Essence Service
Sturt Desert Pea: Australian Bush Flower Essences
Tansy: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products
Trillium: Flower Essence Service, Desert Alchemy
White Chestnut: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod, Ellon USA
Willow: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products, Ellon USA
Wintergreen: Pegasus Products
Yerba Santa: Flower Essence Serv, Desert Alchemy, Pegasus Prod