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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 23 Leo 07 Pluto 1 Vir 43
Moon 11 Vir 33 N. Node 24 Lib 02
Mercury 5 Vir 39 Asc. 8 Vir 15
Venus 0 Leo 32 MC 3 Gem 45
Mars 15 Tau 23 2nd cusp 1 Lib 29
Jupiter 26 Lib 24 3rd cusp 0 Sco 06
Saturn 19 Sag 09 5th cusp 8 Cap 57
Uranus 12 Leo 42 6th cusp 10 Aqu 55
Neptune 2 Sco 18
Tropical Placidus Standard time observed
GMT: 12:05:00 Time Zone: 5 hours West
Lat. and Long. of birth: 43 N 35 40 83 W 53 20
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: 4 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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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 the potential 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 Leo:
Key issues: Developing a healthy sense of individuality, the need for personal recognition, use of creative power, desire for greatness.
Key qualities: Personal pride, self-centeredness, warmth, confidence, a sense of drama and grandness.
Possessing tremendous vitality and creative potential, you are at your best when you are leading, directing, or actively shaping the world around you. You need to feel that you are making a personal impact on other people and the world, and you want very much to be recognized for your unique gifts, for being who you are. In your mind the worst fate would be to be common, ordinary, just like everyone else, nothing special. Though generous, you wouldn't dream of giving anonymously. You want to be appreciated, applauded, and recognized for your generosity. At your best, you have great personal integrity and you live in such a way that you can genuinely be proud of yourself. You are able to affirm and enjoy other people's uniqueness and creativity, as well as your own. And you do things in a grand, dramatic, and extravagant fashion to celebrate life, not simply to impress others or inflate your own ego. You love to shine and to be alive, but not to outshine others. By developing true self-esteem and self-worth, you are able to share the glory with others and let them be stars, too.
Patterns of Imbalance:
For distortions in the ego from either vanity or low self esteem, and for a balanced expression of individuality: the flower essence SUNFLOWER.
For valuing your own gifts, appreciating your own worth; if you believe you have a special contribution to make but are shy about it: the flower essence BUTTERCUP.
For self-centeredness and needing to be the focus of attention: the flower essences HEATHER and CHICORY.
For over-identification with false self-images, and for being true to the essential self: the flower essence SAGEBRUSH.
For self-aggrandizement and distorted leadership qualities: the flower essence LARKSPUR.
Gemstones and minerals that may be of benefit to wear, carry, or take as an elixir:
GOLD, which (as an elixir) brings strength and energy to the solar plexus and helps access the highest aspects of personal identity. Helps one tap into inner truth, joy and wisdom as a source of creative power.
RHODOCHROSITE, which brings strength to the heart chakra, clarifies intent and promotes courageous, heart centered action.
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 Virgo:
Your physique could be described as delicate, sensitive or highly responsive to subtleties. (As such, all of the vibrational remedies mentioned herein and others such as homeopathy, are especially effective for you.) What others may see as your finickiness about food, or the effects of environmental toxins, or your need for a particular type of environment is due to the fact that you register and feel the effects of such things very directly and immediately in your body in ways that others may not. You need to honor and respect what you instinctively know to be good for yourself; otherwise you are apt to be plagued by allergies or simply be much less vital than you could be. Irritability is one signal that you may be ignoring your body-mind-spirit's requirements.
You have a particular affinity with herbs, and learning basic herbal remedies can be invaluable.
One of the psychological factors that can effect your health most directly is your propensity to criticize, dissect, or worry about yourself and your health. When out of balance, you can become hypochondriacal and magnify your symptoms because of your worry. At such times it is essential for you to avoid anything which increases your fear, and seek out reassuring or inspiring company, information, etc. The flower essences FILAREE, MIMULUS, and CRABAPPLE can be most helpful at such times.
Asc. Conjunct Moon:
Your feelings, vulnerabilities, and personal reactions are right there on the surface for all see, and people like you for that. You are also moody, and your emotions profoundly affect your physical health. When feeling hypersensitive or mood-dominated, consider taking the flower essences QUEEN OF THE NIGHT or RED CLOVER.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury:
Your ability and need to vocalize, communicate, and interact with people is pronounced. You have an active mind and a rather restless body, quick reflexes and responses, and excellent manual dexterity. When out of balance you may be overly talkative, or monopolize conversations. Consider taking the flower essence HEATHER.
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 attendant 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, or 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 CHESTNUT.
If you are fearful or worried over others, RED CHESTNUT 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, judgmental qualities, and rigid expectations; and gold or yellow stones such as YELLOW TOPAZ, AMBER, or CITRINE.
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, warm-hearted, 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.
Venus Square 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, without boundaries, 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 Virgo:
You think and speak precisely, with meticulous attention to facts, details, and correctness. (You may also annoy others by picking apart their grammar or logic). You are apt to have specialized knowledge and skills, but unless other factors in you chart indicate otherwise, little ability to comprehend the whole. Consider taking the flower essences SHASTA DAISY, to increase holistic understanding, or FILAREE, to gain a wider perspective which can dissipate excessive or disproportionate worry.
Mercury Conjunct Pluto:
Your mind is keen and penetrating, and you are capable of considerable intellectual passion. Unsatisfied with superficial analysis or pat answers, you probe into the very core of an issue or subject. You perceive the deeper, unspoken motive, what is hidden, obscure, buried, or taboo. Often you voice what others are trying to skirt, and you are a convincing, persuasive, even charismatic speaker. Your words can be potent and healing, going directly to the heart, transforming other's entire understanding. When not positively directed, however, you may use your mental powers to overwhelm or coerce others into accepting your viewpoint, become intellectually or philosophically extreme, paranoid, intolerant and fanatical, use deadly sarcasm, connive, or secretly obsess over some convoluted scheme or negative intent.
You may have blockages in either the throat or brow chakras due to early experiences in which you were told NOT to see what you did indeed see (brow), or not to speak about your perceptions (throat). You may have decided to close down your intuitive perceptiveness, or not to trust others enough to speak openly and truthfully about your experiences and what you know. To clear and open these centers healing energy work (such as Reiki or other laying on of hands techniques) can be very useful.
If you feel creatively stifled, have difficulty speaking, or feel you must tightly control every word that escapes your lips for fear of revealing too much about yourself, and/or if you have physical problems and/or constrictions in the throat area, the following practices may be useful: 1) Do color breathing (as described in Appendix I) with the color SKY BLUE. Wear a necklace of some blue stone; LAPIS LAZULI is particularly recommended. 2) Use your voice. Create a simple affirmation and speak it aloud several times a day (for example: I use my words to praise, empower, and heal myself and others.).
Take a singing or toning class. Let yourself make any sounds you wish. Strange, wild, or unexpected sounds may come through you as you open and release the blocks in this center. The sound "HREEM", repeated during meditation or quiet time, tones and expends the throat chakra.
If your brow chakra is damaged or blocked, you may have some difficulty visualizing. Use the color indigo or violet blue. Gemstones that can be worn to clear or open this center include: DIAMOND, AZURITE, and SAPPHIRE, as do the flower essences EYEBRIGHT and QUEEN ANNE'S LACE.
Other flower essences that may be appropriate and helpful: OREGON GRAPE (for inability to trust, paranoid thoughts or expectation of ill-will from others), CALENDULA (for more gentleness and receptivity in communicating with others), and VERVAIN (for extremist views and forcing convictions upon 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 Taurus:
Your physical drives and energy level are steady, constant, and fairly strong. You are capable of great endurance, of sustaining your efforts. What you may lack in speed or agility you make up for in persistence and staying power. You have to push through your considerable bodily inertia or laziness to get going, but once you do you are a substantial force. No one can move you if you do not want to go. You have an obstinate will. When out of balance, you are prone to conditions of physical rigidity, heaviness, lethargy and congestion. The flower essences of CAYENNE can help alleviate a tendency toward stagnation or an inability to move forward toward change. Stimulating spices in your diet (such as cayenne, ginger, cinnamon, and so on) would also be helpful.
Mars Square 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 episodes.
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 innovative projects.
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 Libra:
You seek to grow and expand your understanding of life through relationships to other people. You have well developed gifts of diplomacy, discretion, a sense of fairness and balance. Through cooperative efforts with other people, you feel connected to the larger order of life.
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 Sagittarius:
You struggle with philosophical questions, religious or spiritual beliefs, and the search for an over arching view of what life is all about. Superficial or simplistic answers may seem naive to you, and you also tend to distrust any approach to spirituality that is too "easy". You could become overly serious, heavy, ponderous, or rigid and dogmatic about your convictions. However you also run the risk of becoming cynical. Unable to see or sense any larger pattern, you may believe in nothing, and be plagued by a sense of meaninglessness or spiritual pessimism. Congestion or blockages in the brow and crown chakras are indicated. Energy work on these centers to open and clear them, and flower essences such as GENTIAN (to ease skepticism, doubt, lack of faith and discouragement) or STAR TULIP (for feeling spiritually cut-off) can be very helpful. Consciously cultivating a spirituality optimistic attitude would be beneficial also. To begin with, you may need "proof" of the reality of the inner spiritual realms. Books such as Dr. Larry Dossey's "Recovering The Soul: A scientific and Spiritual Search" and "Healing Words" might be useful.
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 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 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.
Aloe Vera: Flower Essence Serv, Desert Alchemy, Pegasus Prod
Alpine Azalea: Alaskan Flower Essence Project
Basil: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod
Beech: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod, Ellon USA
Bleeding Heart: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod
Buttercup: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod
Calendula: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod
Calla Lily: Flower Essence Services
Cayenne: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod
Cherry Plum: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod, Ellon USA
Chicory: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod, Ellon USA
Cliff Rose: Desert Alchemy
Columbine: Flower Ess Serv, Alaskan Flow Ess Proj, Pegasus Pr
Crabapple: Flower Ess Ser, Pegasus Pr, Ellon USA
Dogwood: Flower Essence Service, Desert Alchemy, Pegasus Prod
Filaree: Flower Essence Services
Fuschia: Flower Essence Services, Pegasus Products
Garlic: Flower Essences Services
Gentian: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products, Ellon USA
Heather: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products, Ellon USA
Impatiens: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Prod, Ellon USA
Larch: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products, Ellon USA
Larkspur: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products
Mimulus: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products, Ellon USA
Mullein: Flower Essence Serv, Desert Alchemy, Pegasus Prod
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 Yarrow: Flower Essence Service
Queen Anne's Lace: Flower Essence Services
Queen of the Night: Flower Essence Services
Red Chestnut: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Prod, Ellon USA
Sagebrush: Flower Essence Services, Desert Alchemy
Scotch Broom: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products
Shasta Daisy: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products
Shooting Star: Flower Ess Serv, Alaskan Flow Ess Pr, Pegasus Pr
Star Tulip: Flower Essence Service
Sticky Monkeyflower: Flower Essence Service
Sunflower: Flower Ess Serv, Alaskan Flower Ess Pr, Pegasus Prod
Tiger Lily: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products
Vervain: Flower Essence Service, Pegasus Products, Ellon USA
White Chestnut: Flower Essence Serv, Pegasus Prod, Ellon USA
Wild Oat: Flower Essence Service, Desert Alchemy, Ellon USA