Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Choose Your Own Flower Remedies - Part 3

Years ago, I walked into a supermarket in search of Bach Flowers. I knew very little, only that there were remedies for different mental and emotional states, for example; anxiety, jealousy, self-doubt, undue optimism or even arrogance. Going by the descriptions, I chose the ones that sounded like me. Since then I've discovered that my choice of remedies corresponds to the more influential signs in my birth chart: Moon in Capricorn, Soul Growth House in Cancer, Past and Present Life Suns in Aquarius (maybe I flunked and got a do-over?) Apparently, we can use our birth charts to narrow down the range of Bach Flowers, making the selection process easier. We can then leverage the healing qualities in the flowers to soften our limitations and unlock our strengths, which often coincide with our star signs.  

Below you will find Edward Bach's original remedies, known as The Twelve Healers. Bach hypothesized that they corresponded to the Moon Sign in our birth charts. He didn't connect the dots, however, and the correlations below are based on Peter Damien's book, The 12 Healers of the Zodiac. Before we continue, please read Part 2 for an intro to Astrology, or this post won't make much sense. Also, I should mention that the descriptions below are my interpretations, read the official Bach Centre explanations HERE.

Without further ado, the 12 Healers! 

For Aries: Develop the qualities of patience with Impatiens  
For those of us who want things done yesterday, patience is a virtue worth cultivating. Relax your sense urgency so that it doesn't isolate, rush or frustrate relationships. 
For Taurus: Banish feelings of doubt with Gentian   
Are you unusually discouraged by setbacks and obstacles? Do you feel like throwing in the towel when things go wrong? This essence can help put challenges in perspective. 
For Gemini: Learn to trust your own wisdom with Cerato
Do you look to others for permission, authority or wisdom? Cerato can help us trust our own inner guidance and personal power. 
For Cancer: Ground your gentle energy with Clematis
This essence grounds the dreamers in reality, bringing our attention back from plans for a better life, to the present moment where we can exert our influence. Time to take action. 
For Leo: Become more tolerant of different views with Vervain  
Sometimes we can be so passionate about an idea that we speak of it continually, trying to get others to agree. The truth is relative and subjective, we can all learn from each other.  
For Virgo: Boost your Self-Worth and Self-Care with Centaury
For those who go out of their way to help others, to the point of neglecting themselves. Centaury reminds us that we matter, just as much as anyone else. Please prioritize yourself. 

For Libra: For committed decision-making, try Scleranthus 
Do you spend hours going over options before making a decision? eventually, we have to go for A or B, and commit to making it work. This essence can help us be more decisive. 
For Scorpio: Possessive or too protective of loved ones? Try Chicory. 
We've all heard of smother love. Sometimes we "love" others so much that we go to extremes to care for them and protect them. Chicory gives us space, independence and self-reliance. 
For Saggitarius: Expecting the worst? Find your peace with Agrimony.  
This personality hides "what lies beneath" well. They may be fearful of conflict, or riddled with anxiety and a sense of dread. Agrimony makes it easier for us to admit our feelings.  
For Capricorn: What are you afraid of? Find courage with Mimulus. 
Does your fear of heights keep your from climbing the Eiffel Tower? Or does maybe fear of lack leads to hoarding. Mimulus helps us relax, it's is for fear of concrete (if irrational) things. 
For Aquarius: Team building, sharing and friendship with Water Violet. 
Everything you need to know, you learned in Kindergarten. It's a reminder that sharing is caring, we can accomplish more in teams than on our own. It's about community building.   
For Pisces: Keep your calm in crisis situations with Rock Rose.  
Pisces is the most sensitive sign in the Zodiac. When we feel emotions acutely, we may freeze as a Self-Defense mechanism. It might be an underlying sense of terror, overwhelm or dread. 

A Few Parting Words ... 
  • Bach Flower Remedies are complementary to medical care, not alternative. Please see a doctor if you are worried about a medical condition or symptom. Take care of yourself =) 
  • Birth charts have a lot going on, with aspects or conjunctions playing the planets and signs off each other to dial up (or down) the effects. Go by your intuition and self-awareness when deciding which remedies to take. For example, my sun is in Aquarius but Water Violet wasn't my first choice.
  • I haven't explored the Zodiac in depth as that would take ages and I still feel like a beginner with astrology. If you'd like to know more about the meaning of the planets, signs or houses in your birth chart, visit CafeAstrology.comSee here for Sun SignsMoon Signs and Nodes of the Moon/Past Lives. 
  • Tell us about your impressions in the comment box below, thank you! 


Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as a Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing. Regina's passion is bringing joy and empowerment to healing pursuits.  

Image: Canva.com (added July 2021)  / Sources: A Place in Space and The Bach Centre


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