Flower Essence And Gem Stone Report for
Michael J. Fox
June 9, 1961
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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 18 Gem 12 Pluto 5 Vir 40
Moon 1 Tau 27 N. Node 0 Vir 54
Mercury 9 Can 21 Asc. 18 Aqu 37
Venus 2 Tau 58 MC 14 Sag 03
Mars 18 Leo 37 2nd cusp 22 Ari 21
Jupiter 6 Aqu 49 3rd cusp 24 Tau 15
Saturn 29 Cap 07 5th cusp 0 Can 40
Uranus 22 Leo 23 6th cusp 18 Can 54
Neptune 8 Sco 58
Tropical Placidus Standard time observed
GMT: 07:15:00 Time Zone: 7 hours West
Lat. and Long. of birth: 53 N 33 113 W 28
Aspects and orbs:
Conjunction : 4 Deg 00 Min Trine : 4 Deg 00 Min
Opposition : 4 Deg 00 Min Sextile : 2 Deg 00 Min
Square : 4 Deg 00 Min Quincunx: 3 Deg 00 Min
Conjunct Asc : 6 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
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
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 Gemini:
Key issues: The need to communicate, ask questions, make bridges
or connections between people and ideas.
Key qualities: light, quick, versatile, changeable, curious,
You are, in a fundamental way, an intellectual creature.
Lively and inquisitive, you thrive on ideas, conversation,
books, cultural and social life, learning and experiencing new
things. You tend to live in your head and may be flighty,
ungrounded, and poorly connected to your body. Restlessness and
any number of interesting diversions and distractions can
prevent you from focusing on and achieving or even defining your
goals. You may be a dabbler, trying one thing after another, or
simply interested in and involved in many things. Though easily
bored and somewhat adverse to routine, you actually need to
establish some order and regular rhythms in your life to feel
and be your best.
Your gifts include your wit, intelligence, humor,
appreciation of paradox and absurdity, ability to use language,
and openness to newness and change. Because you tend to be
polarized in your mind, you may also need to develop depth,
heart, feeling, and empathy.
Patterns of Imbalance:
For increasing focus and concentration: the flower
essences MADIA and PENCIL CHOLLA CACTUS. For fear of aging and
mortality, the wish to be young forever, "peter pan" syndrome:
the flower essence CHRYSANTHEMUM. For nervousness and living too
much in the head: the flower essence FAIRY DUSTER.
For being more grounded and embodied: the flower essence
The gemstones and minerals to wear, carry or take as an elixir:
AQUAMARINE, which brings calm and clarity to an
CITRINE, which amplifies mental concentration and
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 Aquarius:
An idealistic and progressive thinker, you are apt to
have strong opinions which amount to dogmas, some of which may
well pertain to health and diet. Beware of overriding your
body's instinctive tastes and true needs on the basis of some
ideal, philosophy, or fad. Especially, try to avoid going to
extremes where diet is concerned. (for instance, removing all
fat from your meals instead of consuming smaller amounts, or
eating only raw foods, etc. etc.). You actually do best on
rather substantial fare, and regular meal times. You may be
somewhat awkward in your body and because you are primarily
mental or spiritual, treat it inconsiderately or almost as an
after thought, or as something you put up with. You may have
this persistent feeling that"you" (your inner self, or spirit)
do not fit your body, Or, you may simply feel a little clumsy
and physically inept. Exercises to increase the mind-body
connection such as the yoga, would be very beneficial. Any kind
of dancing would be beneficial also, even though you might be
You are unorthodox, a nonconformist (some say contrary
or just plain ornery), and very socially-minded. You often
unsettle the more conservative people in your environment,
perhaps deliberately so. Your eccentricities, "differentness" or
rebelliousness are right there on the surface. You have a wacky
sense of humor.
To feel your best, you really need friends, a community,
people like yourself or at least a very tolerant, open-minded
environment. Participating in community, in social justice or
other movements aimed at making the world better, is an
important part of you life purpose.
Flower and garden essences that would be of benefit to
you include: SHOOTING STAR (for increased feelings of being at
home on earth, part of the human family), QUAKING GRASS (for
balancing your needs as an individual with those of the group),
and CORN (for a stronger mind-body connection, and alignment
with your physical body).
Asc. Trine Sun:
You like being seen, being out in front, making an
impact: you could be a leader. Physically, vitality and creative
forces are enhanced. Wear the metal GOLD.
Asc. Opposition Mars:
You are bold, forceful, and like being where the action
is. You have a strong physical drive, and thrive in high-powered
situations where you can release alot of energy. Noisy,
aggressive environments do not bother you. If not balanced by
other factors in your chart which indicate gentleness or
refinement, you can be crude, belligerent, and arrogant. The
essences VINE and TIGER LILY can help soften and bring you into
Asc. Opposition Uranus:
Your approach to life is improvisational,
extemperaneous, impulsive, unorthodox. You have sensitive
"psychic antenna" attuned to meaningful coincidences and the
wave of the future. You can be a positive agent of change and
renewal, or a negative, disruptive rebel.
Physically you may have unstable or fluctuating energy
levels, arhythmias, or an overly sensitive nervous system, and
would benefit by developing some stable patterns and regular
habits. Flower and garden essences that can help: FAIRY DUSTER
(for nervous excitability, over-reactivity to stimuli, and the
tendency to swing between high and low energy states), and CORN
(helps ground and align one with earth; stabilizing).
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 Taurus:
Key issues: establishing emotional security and rootedness;
Maintaining and preserving; Attachment to what is familiar and
in the natural order.
Key qualities: steady, peaceable, slow to respond or react,
Emotionally you are rather sturdy, and able to maintain
your poise and centeredness in the face of considerable outside
pressure. You are slow to react and resistant to change,
preferring contentment, peace, and the security of your familiar
world to exciting novelty or "progress". You lean more to
conservative or traditional ways, values, and wisdom, and find
comfort in these things. You are also very instinctive and in
touch with your senses and sensuality, the earth and the natural
world. You love food, home comfort, simple pleasures. Because
your emotional needs and tendencies are toward what is simple,
wholesome, and natural, you may not be aware of, understand, or
wish to investigate others' emotional complexities or depths.
Thus, your solutions to emotional issues or problems between
people are often sensible but simplistic, leaving out subtleties
and the mysterious, unexplainable elements. Your down-to-earth,
if-it-aint-broke-do-not-fix-it approach does not always work
when feelings, passions, or emotional yearnings are involved.
At your finest, you express the energies of The Good
Mother / Earth Mother / Goddess: abundant hospitality, patient
nurturing and caring, generous warmth and kindness.
Patterns of Imbalance:
When out of balance you are prone to lethargy and
inertia, feeling heavy, sluggish, or stuck. Regular, rhythmic
aerobic exercise in the outdoors, such as bicycling, swimming,
or aerobic walking (not strolling!) would be excellent for this.
Frequently including spices which have warming,
energizing properties, (such as ginger, black pepper, cinnamon,
coriander, cayenne) would also help alleviate this. Although you
have a natural affinity for the color green, you could use
MAGENTA to stimulate and quicken your energies. Wearing this
color will help you feel less inert. (In appendix I are more
detailed instructions for how to directly incorporate color into
your energy system.)
Flower essences that may be appropriate for you when you are out
of balance include:
For being possessive, emotionally greedy, clinging: the
flower essence CHICORY.
For fear of lack, inability to give or share freely, or
to trust in a higher providence; insecurity based on feeling you
do not have "enough" materially: the flower essence STAR
For feeling dull, sluggish, or that you are stagnating,
unable to move forward toward change: the essences PEPPERMINT
Gemstones which can be worn, held, or taken as an elixir to
attune you to the earth-goddess-nurturing aspects of yourself
include: EMERALD, CHRYSOCOLLA, CHRYSOPRASE, and GREEN JASPER.
Moon Conjunct Venus:
You are temperamentally predisposed to want a soft life,
one that is filled with love and affection, beauty, pleasure,
and comfort. You hunger for domestic and familial sweetness,
happiness, and closeness. You may, in fact, be addicted to
"sweets" from desserts to amours. Wanting to be pampered and
babied, wanting one-sided support, or for the good things to be
provided for you with no serious, sustained effort on your part
may be your weakness. On the other hand, you may indulge others,
be too lax and forgiving, adapt yourself too readily to others'
wants and needs, be an overprotective parent to those you care
for, be more concerned with others' happiness than your own, or
sacrifice important personal values to avoid creating discomfort
for others particularly family members. Flower essences that can
ease some of these patterns include POMEGRANATE and MARIPOSA
LILY (for the capacity to give and receive nurturing in a
balanced way), and MILKY NIPPLE CACTUS and MILKWEED (for
transforming dependencies into self nurturing autonomy).
Moon Square Saturn:
Issues of nurturing, emotional security and belonging,
roots, caring and being cared for, and the ability to
spontaneously express emotion and feelings are significant for
you. You are hypersensitive to rejection, neglect, or being left
out, and may carry feelings of loneliness and isolation which
need to be healed. On a physical level, your digestion may be
inhibited. Indifference to food or an inability to absorb and
assimilate nutrients, with resultant underweight, may occur. On
the other hand, overeating to feed an emotional hunger or inner
emptiness is also possible. Discovering what you need to feel
truly nourished and giving or providing these things for
yourself is very important. Establishing a home that is truly a
source of comfort and support may be chief among these. On an
emotional or psychological level, a predispositon to be overly
serious, conscientious, responsible, or guilty, to withhold
yourself from others, and/or to simply shut down emotionally, is
evident. You tend to be easily discouraged.
There are a number of essences that can help repatterns
these emotional habits, including: ORANGE BLOSSOM ( to increase
hope, overcome melancholia), CHERRY (for cheerfulness, verve),
BORAGE (to increase optimism and courage), MIMULUS (for being
overly cautious, timid, or fearful), PINE (for over
conscientiousness, perfectionism, guilt), ZINNIA (for
playfulness and joy).
If you tend to put up barriers between yourself and
others, these essences support you opening up: MALLOW, VIOLET,
WATER VIOLET, ALPINE AZALEA. To allow feelings to flow more
freely: PINK MONKEY FLOWER, FUSCHIA, and GOLDEN EARDROPS.
Your relationship to your mother or woman in general may
need to be healed if you received inadequate or inappropriate
nurturing as a child. MARIPOSA LILY, EVENING PRIMROSE, and
POMEGRANATE can be very useful there.
Aromatherpy scents which can be very useful include:
GERANIUM (for discouragement or depression), ORANGE (helps
alleviate fears and doubts), WINTERGREEN (helps create a
positive attitude in overcoming health or other problems). These
can be used in massage, as a perfume or in an aromatherapy
diffuser or mister.
Energy work, (such as Reiki, polarity, or similar
techniques) on the base chakra to alleviate insecurities and
fears about survival, and on the sacral and solar plexus chakras
to help clear congested emotional energies may prove beneficial,
Above all, you need to learn to care for yourself in
healthy, fulfilling ways. ALong these lines the following books
or tapes may be useful to you: "Healing Your Aloneness" by E.
Chopich and M. Paul, "Inner Bonding" by M. Paul, "The Recovery
of Your Inner Child" by Lucia Capacchione, and "Warming The
Stone Child" by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
The use of PINK, PEACH, and CORAL in decorating,
clothing, etc. is helpful.
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
Venus in Taurus:
You are pleasure-loving and an extremely sensual
creature, and respond deeply to physical appearances as well as
to textures, flavors, aromas, all earthy delights. You enjoy
making others comfortable and attending to the physical needs of
the ones you love. Food is very important to you.
In establishing harmony within yourself, contact with
nature (especially lush, luxuriant green growth rather than a
more austere or dry environment) is important.
In love, you seek security, constancy, and stability.
Having or providing material well-being is part of this.
Emeralds, chrysoprase, and green or watermelon
tourmalines are compatible with you, not necessarily to be worn
when you are out of balance, but to promote a sense of being at
harmony with yourself.
Venus Square Jupiter:
You have a great capacity for pleasure and enjoyment, so
much that it can be something of a problem. On the light side,
you are very generous, openly sharing and giving, and liberal
with your affection as well as your money. You love to go out
and celebrate, play, have a good time, and do it up right. You
appreciate quality, the best of everything. However,
self-indulgence, bordering on laziness, is apt to be your
downfall. Over eating, drinking excessively, gambling, going on
shopping sprees which you cannot afford, falling for
get-rich-quick schemes which promise tremendous reward for
little work or investment, choosing an easy, well-cushioned life
over one that requires more effort and integrity on your part.
Any or all of these could be vices or even addictions of yours.
Trusting in divine providence or your own luck, you may
be imprudent and fail to conserve your resources or plan for
rainy days. In addition, you may hide your troubles behind a
mask of cheerfulness. To help promote emotional honesty and
healing of whatever addictive behaviors you may use to avoid
your pain or unhappiness, the flowers essence AGRIMONY is
Also useful if you are working to overcome
self-indulgent habits are the essences SELF-HEAL and TOMATO
Venus Square Saturn:
In many ways, love, intimacy, and relationship are not
easy for you, and you may struggle with loneliness, shyness,
social isolation, feeling unlovable, unattractive, or unwanted.
Or you may have suffered such losses or pain in love that you
fear trusting and opening your heart. If so, your coolness and
apparent indifference may well reinforce your aloneness.
Insecurities about your ability to keep the affection and
loyalty of a lover may compel you to put excessive value on
commitment and guarantees in the relationship, perhaps
maintaining an essentially joyless or even abusive situation for
the sake of "security". However, periods of solitude, and even
of deprivation and loneliness, may serve to teach you about your
own heart, your deepest values, and how to love and care for
yourself, which can lay the foundation for honest, deep, and
nourishing relations with others. Thus your mature years are apt
to be more gratifying than your youth.
Flower essences that can support the opening and healing
of your heart, or resolving thorny issues in relationship,
include: CROWN OF THORNS (to help let you go of the belief that
love and suffering must go together), BLEEDING HEART (for
releasing past hearthache), HOLLY (a "master essence" for
healing the distortions caused by a lack of love: envy,
jealousy, hatred or self-hatred), STICKY MONKEY FLOWER and
POISON OAK (for fear of intimacy, unwillingness to be
vulnerable), MALLOW (to relax barriers to closeness and trust),
PEONY and ALPINE AZALEA (for opening the heart and the spirit of
love), COLUMBINE (for self-appreciation and self-love, healing
feelings of being alienated and unwanted.).
The gemstones which can be worn or taken as an elixir
(combined with any of the above flower essences, or taken alone)
include: ROSE QUARTZ, PINK TOURMALINE, and RHODOCHROSITE.
Energy work on the heart and sacral centers can be very
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
Mercury in Cancer:
You are very subjective, and your personal associations,
past experiences, emotional prejudices, loyalties, etc.
influence your thinking and your judgement a great deal. It is
hard for you to separate thinking and feeling. You do have a
good memory, and retain what you learn. Consider taking the
flower essence HONEYSUCKLE if you are dwelling incessantly on
Mercury Quincunx Jupiter:
Your thinking is philosophical, broad, expansive,
wide-ranging, and exploratory. Your brow chakra is active and
open, with the resulting capacity to envision the future, to
sense future trends and developments, and to see, intuit, and
understand the universal patterns or laws that operate in life.
You have a great capacity for creative visualization, clearly
picturing something you wish to create, energizing and affirming
it until it is brought into form. You also have the gift of
teaching, oration, and communicating broad principles and wisdom
to large groups of people. (Gemstones which foster this teaching
capacity include high quality SODALITE, TANZANITE, LAPIS LAZULI,
On the other side, however, you can be mentally restless
or sloppy, disinclined to handle details, exaggerate or talk too
much, prematurely disclose or brag about your plans, and are
prone to the grass-is-greener-elsewhere syndrome.
Flower essences that can help alleviate some of these
imbalances: COSMOS (for inattentiveness to details, lack of
mental focus or organization, being overwhelmed by too many
ideas), CORN (when you are doing alot of long-range planning,
and need grounding), and COW PARSNIP (for contentment with the
present and one's immediate circumstances.).
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 Conjunct Uranus:
Impatient, impulsive, original, and irrepressibly
independent, you assert yourself in ways that may seem audacious
to other people. You have a self-willed, rebellious streak that
resists authority, conventions, rules. Somewhat of a daredevil,
you have strong need for action, excitement, physical thrills,
change, experimentation, stimulation, or high energy situations.
If it has not been tried before, you will want to do it (NOW!).
You are an innovator. Though essentially strong and energetic,
you run the risk of burning out your creative, sexual, or vital
energies through extremes, lack of moderation, or misuse.
When out of balance and not constructively oriented, you
are prone to accidents caused by recklessness, speed, or taking
dangerous risks, unpredictable temper tantrums, or even violent
In addition to having healthy physical outlets to
release your energies from time to time (anything from vigorous
dancing to athletics), there are a number of flower essences
which can help you: ALOE VERA (for the type of burn out
described above), IMPATIENS (for irritation, intolerance,
impatience), TIGER LILY (for unbalanced, overly aggressive
"yang" energy), SHOOTING STAR (for feeling that you are ahead of
your time), WILD OAT (for restless dissatisfaction; trying many
activities but chronically restless and unable to commit to any
of them), CHERRY PLUM (for feeling out of control and afraid you
will do something destructive). MULLEIN (if what you are seeking
to do is unconventional and not socially validated) and CLIFF
ROSE (for the follow through required to actually manifest your
intent.). Also useful for you is DOGWOOD, for more grace, tact,
and ease in relating to others.
Gemstones that calm, ground, and harmonize your energies
include: BLUE LACE AGATE (which calms impulsiveness, encourages
tact and discernment), GREEN or BLUE CALCITE (which relax, calm
and soothe the solar plexus and nerves), CHRYSOPRASE (which
relieves apprehension as you move into the unknown, and
encourages emotional peace and stability), and GALENA (a lead
mineral that is very grounding). These can be used when you are
out of balance. LARIMAR is a very excellent influence also,
helping to build confidence when you are involved in unique or
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 Aquarius:
You seek to grow and expand your understanding of life
by experimenting with that which is new, innovative, and
progressive. You also have strong altruistic impulses and
humanitarian ideals, which give you a sense of being connected
to something larger and more encompassing than yourself. You
have a well developed appreciation for scientific and technical
advances that benefit humanity as a whole.
Jupiter Square Neptune:
Positively you have great concern and hope for the
world, an expansive faith in possibilities, and the ability to
inspire other people to a larger, more encompassing vision.
However it may be difficult for you to tolerate any sort of
restrictions or to set limits in your life. When out of balance,
you can be wastefully self-indulgent or easily seduced by
visions of the good life gained without effort, grandiose dreams
and schemes, or escapist fantasies. Disappointments may come
through foolish overoptimism, naivete, over generosity, or
relying on grace or luck alone. Unless other factors in your
birth chart indicate practicality, it may be very challenging
for you to try to actualize or concretize your dreams. An
ungrounded or disembodied spirituality, or too much focus on a
better future, can prevent you from living fully in the present.
The flower essences which can help bring you into balance
include: CALIFORNIA POPPY (for escapist or addictive tendencies,
always seeking a better "high"), BLACKBERRY (for bringing ideals
and goals into concrete manifestation), CLEMATIS (for day
dreaming, poor concentration on the immediate; impracticality),
SAINT JOHN'S WORT (for an overly expanded state leading to
psychic vulnerability), and WILD OAT (for chronic
dissatisfaction and restlessness, inability to make
commitments). For learning how to set boundaries and appropriate
Jupiter Quincunx Pluto:
Your aspirations and ambitions, whether material or
purely intellectual or spiritual, are great, and you can be
quite zealous in pursuing them. On a psychological or spiritual
level, you are drawn to pursuits or methods which focuses on
purification and/or tapping the deepest resources of the psyche,
hypnotherapy, shamanism, magic, rebirthing, or other
transformative techniques which involve a journey into the
The colors PURPLE, VIOLET, or MAGENTA and the gemstones
AMETHYST, SUGALITE, and AZURITE support and/or emphasize this
aspect of your life.
On a more worldly level, you are interested in social
regeneration and you have the capacity to lead, organize, or
manage massive enterprises. However you could threaten,
undermine, or refuse to bow to the reigning powers-that-be.
If you are working through resentment toward "the
system" or those in authority, the flower essences SAGUARO is
useful. TRILLIUM can help ease excessive ambition or misdirected
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 Capricorn:
A deep vein of conservatism, caution, shrewdness, and
earthy pragmatism runs through you, no matter how intellectually
curious or spiritually open you are. As a child you were serious
and "mature" for your years, due either to a rather stern,
authoritarian, rule-dominated upbringing, experiences of real
deprivation, or simply close observation of "the ways of the
world". Materialism, pessimism, or cynicism, as well as
inordinate need to control your environment (so that it cannot
control you) may have sprung from this. You are apt to have
limiting beliefs that you must suppress or sacrifice some
essential part of yourself to get anywhere in life, and this can
lead to joylessness and chronic melancholia. Also, premature
rigidity and sclerotic conditions may arise.
Flower essences that address imbalances you are prone to
include: ZINNIA (for over seriousness; a repressed inner
"child"), HOUND'S TONGUE (for tendency to see the world in
materialistic terms only), ORANGE BLOSSOM (for melancholia,
thoughts of failure), and the gem essence FLUORITE (to help
break up blockages and a tendency toward stiffness and rigidity
on subtle as well as physical levels). Hatha yoga or stretching
exercises done on a regular basis would also be beneficial.
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
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
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
Flower Essence Services Desert Alchemy
P.O. Box 1769 Box 44189
Nevada City, CA 95959 Tucson, AZ 85733
Alaskan Flower Essence Project Pegasus Products
P.O. Box 1369 Box 228
Homer, AK 99603 Boulder, CO 80306
Master's Flower Essences Perelandra
14618 Tyler Foote Road P.O. Box 3603
Nevada City, CA 95959 Warrenton, VA 22186
Australian Bush Flower Essences Ellon USA
Box 531 644 Merrick Road
Spit Junction, NSW 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.
Agrimony: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod, Ellon USA
Aloe Vera: Flower Essence Serv, Desert Alchemy, Pegasus Prod
Alpine Azalea: Alaskan Flower Essence Project
Blackberry: Flower Ess Serv, Pegasus Prod, Master's Flower Ess
Bleeding Heart: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod
Borage: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod
California Poppy: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod
Cayenne: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod
Cherry Blossom: Master's Flower Essences
Cherry Plum: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod, Ellon USA
Chicory: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod, Ellon USA
Chrysanthemum: Flower Essence Services
Clematis: Flower Ess Serv, Desert Alch, Pegasus Pr, Ellon USA
Cliff Rose: Desert Alchemy
Columbine: Flower Ess Serv, Alaskan Flow Ess Proj, Pegasus Pr
Corn: Flower Ess Ser, Pegasus Pr, Master's Flow Ess, Perelandra
Cosmos: Flower Essence Services
Cow Parsnip: Alaskan Flower Essence Project
Crown of Thorns: Desert Alchemy, Pegasus Pr
Dogwood: Flower Essence Service, Desert Alchemy, Pegasus Prod
Evening Primrose: Flower Essence Service
Fairy Duster: Desert Alchemy
Fuschia: Flower Essence Services, Pegasus Products
Garlic: Flower Essences Services
Golden Eardrops: Flower Essence Services
Holly: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products, Ellon USA
Hound's Tongue: Flower Essence Service
Impatiens: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Prod, Ellon USA
Jojoba: Desert Alchemy, Pegasus Products
Larkspur: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products
Madia: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products
Mallow: Flower Essence Services, Pegasus Products
Mariposa Lilly: Flower Essence Services, Desert Alchemy
Milky Nipple Cactus: Desert Alchemy
Milk Weed: Flower Essence Service
Mimulus: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products, Ellon USA
Mullein: Flower Essence Serv, Desert Alchemy, Pegasus Prod
Orange Blossom: Master's Flower Essences
Pencil Cholla Cactus: Desert Alchemy
Peony: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products
Peppermint: Flower Essence Service
Pine: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products, Ellon USA
Pink monkeyflower: Flower Essence Service
Poison Oak: Flower Essence Service
Pomegranate: Flower Essence Serv, Desert Alchemy, Pegasus Prod
Quaking Grass: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products
Rhubarb: Flower Ess Serv, Alaskan Flower Ess Proj, Pegasus Prod
Saguaro: Flower Essence Serv, Desert Alchemy, Pegasus Prod
Saint John's Wort: Flower Ess Ser, Desert Alchemy, Pegasus Prod
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 Thistle: Flower Essence Serv, Alaskan Flow Essence Project
Sticky Monkeyflower: Flower Essence Service
Tiger Lily: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products
Tomato Blossom: Master's Flower Essences
Trillium: Flower Essence Service, Desert Alchemy
Vine: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products, Ellon USA
Violet: Flower Essence Service
Wild Oat: Flower Essence Service, Desert Alchemy, Ellon USA
Zinnia: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products, Perelandra