Flower Essence and Gem Report
This report analyzes patterns of imbalance found in the natal chart and offers very unique alternatives to traditional medicine.
Includes your ill-health tendencies and provides specific tools which can improve your health holistically, with suggestions for the emotional, mental, and spiritual body. Flower essences, gems, music, aroma therapy and color therapy are among the healing tools that are mentioned in the report. This report analyzes hard aspects (trines and sextiles are not interpreted) and zodiac sign positions of the inner planets.
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The Flower Essence and Gem Report includes:
- Sun and Ascendant: General Characteristics
- Moon and Venus: Emotions and Feelings
- Mercury: Thinking and Ideas
- Mars: Ambition and Drive
- Jupiter and Saturn: Opportunities and Challenges
FLOWER ESSENCE AND GEM STONE REPORT SAMPLE:
Flower Essence and Gem Stone Report for
September 27, 1972
Los Angeles, California
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 Libra:
Key issues: Harmony, balance, justice, equality, relationship.
Key qualities: graciousness, smoothness, a conciliatory spirit, ability to blend and harmonize opposing energies, idealistic.
You more than most people cannot live as a self-contained, self-sufficient unit. You need friendship, companionship, beauty, romance, and the give and take of human relationships in order to feel fully alive.
You appreciate balance and symmetry, and you are offended by ugliness, extremism, harshness, jagged edges, in art or in people. Confronting the unadorned truth about someone or something is difficult for you. You are idealistic in the sense that you believe life and relationships should be fair, equal, or at least agreeable to all concerned. Agreement, concord, and harmony mean so much to you that you are willing to compromise, adjust yourself, or tell other people what they want to hear whether it is strictly true or not. You can be disarmingly charming and sweet; you aim to please or at least not cause disruption. Inherently diplomatic and political (in the sense of knowing how to handle public relations, knowing what will work in your favor), you are an asset in any position that requires people skills, or bringing opposing viewpoints together.
You are also at home in the pure, airy realm of abstract concepts and ideals. Ideas that have a certain grace or elegance appeal to you particularly.
Patterns of Imbalance:
For allowing others to dominate or unduly influence, being too easily persuaded, desiring too much to please: the flower essences CENTAURY, and MULLEIN.
For avoiding one's pain or the unpleasantness of life, putting on a smile while suffering inside, "will do anything for peace": the flower essence AGRIMONY.
For indecision, vacillating between two extremes: the flower essence SCLERANTHUS.
For inability to be true to self due to social expectations, peer pressure, or others' influences: the flower essence GOLDENROD.
For relying too much on external help especially in relationship to any healing process; the flower essence SELF-HEAL.
Gemstones that may be beneficial for you to wear, carry, or take as an elixir are:
WATERMELON TOURMALINE balances the male-female polarities within (the active-receptive, giving-receiving dynamic is balanced). It works primarily on lower abdomen, solar plexus, and heart chakras. Helps also with identifying who you are and who you are not in relation to others.
HEMATITE promotes emotional independence rather than co-dependency; strengthens the emotional body. It is also a grounding stone.
Sun Conjunct Pluto:
The correct use of personal will, charisma, and power is a major life lesson for you: you must learn to be a positive force. As you learn to claim your power, you may encounter powerful authority figures who abuse power, undermine your confidence, bully or tyrannize you, and it is up to you to choose how to respond: to be a victim, to become an oppressor yourself, or to use your own power to do yourself and others good. Quite possibly, it was your relationship with your father (or other significant males in your early life) which was undermining or toxic. Problems with men or authority in general, and a destructive, subversive desire to undermine those in power could result. An obsessive desire to be somebody, to be recognized, or to exert influence may drive you sometimes to do things that compromise your integrity or values.
The following essences would be helpful to you in this regard: SUNFLOWER (balances the ego and conflicts related to the father), and SAGUARO (for letting go of false self-identifications and illusory aspects of the self). For the excessive, egoistic ambition the flower essence TRILLIUM can be helpful and for leadership distorted by self-aggrandizement, LARKSPUR.
Spiritual wounds and blockages in the solar plexus due to subtle or overt abuse at the hands of a powerful person or persons in your life may need be cleared out. Books related to this, which may be appropriate for you, include Healing the Shame That Binds You and others by John Bradshaw, Legacy of The Heart by Wayne Muller, and Guilt is The Teacher, Love is The Lesson by Joon Borysenko. The color bright GOLDEN YELLOW and the gem elixir GOLD strengthens the solar plexus. Energy work (such as Reiki, polarity, etc.) on the solar plexus can also be very healing. Flower essences that specifically clear out withheld pain and toxic emotions or situations include: HOLLY, MOUNTAIN WORMWOOD and WILLOW (for releasing resentment, grudges, hate for others or for oneself). FIREWEED, BISBEE BEEHIVE CACTUS, and STAR OF BETHLEHEM clear out old traumas held energetically in the physical and subtle bodies.
Gemstones that would also be appropriate to wear or take as an elixir include: BLACK TOURMALINE and MALACHITE.
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 Pisces:
Physically, you are nonaggressive, gentle, perhaps somewhat passive. Unless other factors in your chart indicate otherwise, you may lack drive, vigor, or stamina, and you need to build up your body and physical vitality. Too much sedentary or vicarious living, lack of discrimination or discipline regarding health habits and what you take in, or simply indifference to the physical side of things are tendencies to beware of. Bioenergetic exercises would be good for you.
You have rather loose, porous energetic boundaries and merge easily into communion with your environment, absorbing everything that goes on around you. You are empathetic, open, impressionable, physically and emotionally sensitive, perhaps hypersensitive. Choosing or creating a positive, harmonious, and supportive atmosphere goes a long way in creating health for yourself. When out of balance you take on the negativity of those around you, become overly passive or dependent, or feel like a victim. Flower and garden essences that can help you with some of these imbalances: YARROW (to strengthen the aura and energetic boundaries; psychic protection, depletion due to absorbing negative energy from surroundings). MOUNTAIN PENNYROYAL (also for clearing psychic contamination), SELF-HEAL (to increase motivation for well-being; easing over-dependence on outside help) INDIAN PAINTBRUSH (to increase physical vitality and creative forces). CLEMATIS (for dreaminess, being "spacey", ineffectual on a material level), and CENTAURY (being too easily influenced, neglecting your own needs).
You are rejuvenated, physically and spiritually, by water. Bath therapies, rituals that involve cleansing by water, and visiting or living near the ocean.
Asc. Quincunx Sun:
You feel that your body, your appearances, or the way you come across actually masks your true self. You may also have an inaccurate sense of your own importance, either over or underestimating your worth. Consider taking the flower essences SUNFLOWER or BUTTERCUP.
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 Gemini:
Key issues: intellectualizing versus feeling.
Key qualities: alert, changeable, adaptable, curious, easily diverted.
For your emotional well-being you need to have a lot of intellectual and/or social stimulation and entertainment. "Mind food" is as important to you as eating; you love to learn, to converse, to take in new ideas. You have a gift for languages, codes, symbols, and translating feelings or subtle emotional states into words.
You have an itchy, nervous, restless quality and seem to need frequent short excursions, outings, or breaks in your routine. It may be difficult for you to achieve or sustain a sense of peace and contentment or emotional tranquility within yourself. You actually thrive on the changes and movement in life and would be bored without them.
You can be curiously detached emotionally. No matter what tragedy or emotional pit you fall into, there is a part of you that can stand back and see it objectively even joke about it. Rather than just feeling and immersing yourself in your emotions, you are apt to be writing a poem about them, or simply intellectualizing about them, taking a rational approach.
Humor and playful mischief are key elements of your emotional makeup also. No matter what your age, there is an impish or "naughty" child in you that likes to play tricks, and does not want to grow up. Thus can make life fun, but others may complain that you laugh at their troubles or do not take anything seriously.
Patterns of Imbalance:
When out of balance you may feel excessively "wired", nervous, or unanchored, and thus need calming, steadying, stabilizing influences. Avoiding stimulants, caffeine, or refined sugar can help. You may have set up your life so that you have erratic rhythms; for instance, traveling a lot, working odd hours, eating quickly or on the run. If so, it would be beneficial for you to create some steady rhythm and regularity in your life, perhaps a walk at the same hour each day, or practicing yoga, tai chi, or some other discipline on a regular basis, and regular meals.
Listening to relaxation tapes, sounds of the ocean, or of the natural world, can also help.
The use of the following essential oils (either as a perfume or massage oil, in a warm bath, or in aromatherapy) are calming and steadying to the emotions: LAVENDER, BERGAMOT, SANDALWOOD, GERANIUM, and MARJORAM.
Gemstones that can be helpful to wear or take as an elixir include: AQUAMARINE, which brings calm to an overactive mind, and promotes serenity, and SODALITE, which brings order and calm to internal chatter.
Flower essences that may be useful when you are out of balance include:
For indecisiveness vacillating constantly between two possible options; a "grasshopper" mind, and seeming unreliable to others because of variable moods or opinions: the flower essence SCLERANTHUS.
For living in one's head, constant mental chatter, frenzied rushing around, or obsessive mental activity: the flower essences WHITE CHESTNUT and JUMPING CHOLLA CACTUS.
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 Leo:
Proud, warmhearted, and perhaps somewhat showy or vain, you get pleasure from displaying your affections in grand gestures of generosity or dramatic demonstrations of love. You give and receive graciously and proudly. Your tastes tend to be extravagant. You like things that are dazzling, gorgeous, vibrant, colorful, "the most" (stunning wedding dress, magnificent feast, beautiful Christmas tree), and you love celebrations.
You are also instinctively loyal, and require respect and admiration for love to flourish (i.e. if you lose respect for someone, your love is diminished tremendously). When expressing the negative side of this pattern, you may dominate loved ones or insist on being the center of their emotional lives, or unwilling to share the glory. You can create harmony within yourself through using your creative talents and love of performing or making beauty.
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 Libra:
You are able to see both sides of any issue, to compare, judge, and weigh them impartially. You think reasonably, fairly, with an eye for balance and harmony, eschewing extremes. You also think in aesthetic terms and have a fine sense of form and beauty. When you are unable to reach any clear decision and are swinging back and forth between two options, the flower essence SCLERANTHUS is useful. You might also wish to consider taking CERATO, for relying too much upon confirmation and advice from others.
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 Virgo:
Physically you tend to be timid and nonassertive and if you use force at all, you do it carefully, intelligently, with clear intent. (For you it is usually a last resort).
You may worry about your health or other difficulties, and could become irritable and aggressively critical toward yourself (i.e. turn your aggressive energies inward). Problems with nervous tension, irritable bowels, etc. could thus arise. The flower essences APPLE (to release the mind set of illness, doubt, worry about your health) and BEECH (for criticism, intolerance, perfectionism) can be very useful.
Actively working on a craft or creating a product is a positive way to use your energies. Martial arts or other body disciplines are also for you.
Mars Square Jupiter:
Your life force and physical energy is quite strong, and when young you appear to have inexhaustible reserves of vitality. With this comes a certain confidence (perhaps bordering on arrogance at times) and the belief that you can do anything. You enjoy healthy competition and an active, adventurous life. Your physical health is beneficially affected by your positive attitudes, and you often achieve impressive successes in life as well. When out of balance, you may be rebellious or impatient with superiors, and with rules or limitations on your freedom to act. Premature action, overconfidence, exaggeration, or lack of moderation (in physical activities, sexual expression, or competition) can be problems. Taking on too much, promising the sky and then feeling pressured to deliver, can also be stresses in your life.
Flower essences that may be helpful if you wish to work with any of these issues include:
TIGER LILY, for overly aggressive, competitive, "yang" energy.
LARKSPUR, for power of leadership abilities marred by the desire for self-aggrandizement.
DANDELION, for driving oneself too hard, tension held in the musculature of the body.
ALOE VERA, for overuse or misuse of fiery creative forces, feeling burned out.
JUMPING CHOLLA CACTUS or PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS, for adaptability and flow rather than pushing-pushing-pushing.
Listening to a deep relaxation tape once a day is also recommended, to avoid becoming scattered or burned out from too much activity.
Mars Conjunct Pluto:
You are capable of extraordinary, almost super human, effort and when you want something you will not be denied. Your will-force is very powerful and when out of balance, extreme or obsessive. Excess ambition, (perhaps using force or coercion to achieve your aims) may drive you to do things which will create powerful enemies in your life and ultimately bring you down. You need to work hard and play hard, harder than most people, but learn to do so without being willfully destructive to others or to yourself.
Blockages or damage in the root, sacral, and solar plexus chakras (due to painful early experiences in which you were harshly dominated or abused by a more powerful individual) may need to be healed. Symptoms of that include feeling extreme anger or rage for slight provocation, an inability to openly express anger until it reaches volcanic levels, fear of others' anger, fear or hatred of people in authority, an uncontrollable need to control others, and/or sadistic tendencies. Deep wells of (mostly unconscious) resentment towards the opposite sex may also complicate your sexual relationships until these patterns have been cleared. You may channel all of this energy into doing, achieving, or getting ahead, until a breakdown occurs, physically or in your personal life.
In addition to body-centered psychotherapies, deep tissue massage or rolfing, and energy work to clear the effects of trauma from your energy bodies, these flower and gem essences can accelerate and support your healing process: FUCHSIA and SCARLET MONKEY FLOWER (which surface and help release suppressed anger), HOLLY (for releasing toxic emotions such as spite, envy, the desire for revenge, jealous suspicions), FIREWEED (for releasing and healing old angers), TIGER LILY (balances overly aggressive, competitive, excessively "yang" energy).
TIGER'S EYE, either worn or taken in elixir form, helps align your personal will and emotions a higher purpose, and facilitates proper use of power.
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 Capricorn:
You seek to grow and expand your understanding of life through connecting to the streams of tradition, history, and ancient well-trodden paths. A belief in a Divine Plan or Higher Order can give your life meaning. You have a well develop capacity for discipline and knowing when to wait and when to seize an opportunity.
Jupiter Square 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 depths.
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 ambition.
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 Gemini:
An inability to breathe freely either literally (weaknesses in the lungs) or, more probably, intellectually, may present difficulties for you.
Doubts about your intellectual capacities, your level of education or your ability to articulate and communicate freely are likely. You may frequently feel frustrated due to your inability to express your thoughts, or be overly careful to the point of stumbling over or struggling with your words. You are also apt to either decide you do not have what it takes to pursue higher educational studies, or overcompensate and believe you must prove yourself intellectually competent by becoming a serious scholar. Or, you may become excessively narrow and rigid in your thinking, and thus close yourself off from numerous interesting possibilities in life. Judgments about your intelligence or communicative abilities and/or a need for pragmatic proof of any idea inhibits a free flowing learning process. You might wish to consider taking the flower essence TRUMPET VINE which opens up the throat chakra, helping to promote the ability to speak clearly and assertively.
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 apple cider 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 rubber band 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 toward 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.