Flower Essences for Capricorn and Saturn

 (c)2012 by Donna Cunningham, MSW

 The gentle, inexpensive self-help tool of flower essences (also known as flower remedies) can help ease many of the strains of a Capricorn stellium.  If you’re not familiar with this healing tool and how to use it, you can download the introductory chapter of my ebook, Flower Remedies—How Plants’ Energies Can Heal Us here: flower essence information-ch1.  

Bach flower remedies are available in many health food stores and New Age bookstores, but all the essences and remedies mentioned below are available through the Flower Essence Society, at 1-800-736-9222 or online here: Flower Essence Services, Bridging Body and Soul.  Though not a magic bullet, the essences below can ease some of the stresses of a stellium in perfectionistic Capricorn.

Relieving discouragement and fear of failure: People with major placements in Capricorn are strongly affected by failure. Working with the essences listed below for a few months can help them let go of shortfalls and gather courage to start anew. FES’s Self-Heal strengthens any essence mix by boosting your ability to heal yourself, so it deserves special mention.

oak leafBach’s Larch is for people who fear they’ll fail, so they’re afraid to try. Gorse is a balm for those who are discouraged because their efforts have met with obstacle after obstacle. Gentian is for people who’ve had a bad setback and feel like giving up. If setbacks arise from not learning from past mistakes, Chestnut Bud helps break the pattern.

Wild Rose is for those who have given up completely and lapsed into apathy. It’s worth a trial to rekindle the willingness to make something of neglected talents. During hard times in the world, FES’ Penstamen can offset the fear that you’ll be caught up in the collective scarcity.

Lightening up on overwork: Capricorn, like Virgo, can be perfectionistic and unwilling to delegate tasks to others. Bach’s Rock Water helps those who are too hard on themselves to lighten up rather than trying to live up to a rigid standard.It’s a primary remedy for workaholics.

Elm helps capable people who’ve taken on too many responsibilities and become overwhelmed to develop a sense of what’s reasonable to accomplish. Oak is a primary Capricorn remedy, a solace for those whose life has been a long hard struggle and who now feel weary.

 Note: This is an excerpt from the chapter devoted to the Capricorn Stellium generation in my new self-help/astrology ebook: The Stellium Handbook.  It’s a $20 ebook. Download a sampler here: Stellihandbookcvr175x226um Handbook Sampler.

I also have an ebook about flower Essences and how to use them which contains a chapter on how to combine essences with astrology.  It’s called Flower Remedies—How Plants’ Energies Can Heal Us, and is a $15 ebook.

To order these ebooks, go to moonmavenpublications.com.

NOTE:  These books are in ebook format only.  In addition to computers of all sizes, they work fine on iPad type 10″ tablets.  Because of the many astrology charts and tables, they don’t work well on 7″ tablets or Kindle.

About Donna Cunningham
Hi, I’m Donna Cunningham, the astrologer and author. Not Donna Cunningham, the Christian musician. Or Donna Cunningham, the New England math professor Or Donna Cunningham, the Florida realtor ….although I do listen to the music of the spheres, calculate the angles between the planets, and try to help people find their true home in this ever-shifting world of ours. I’ve been at this for 40 years, so if you were born in 1968 or after, I was watching the skies when you were born, trying to figure out what you’d be like when you grew up. Before I fell in love with astrology, I earned a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University, and I’ve counseled people about life challenges ever since. But social work is also about how we blend with our society, how we’re affected by the social and cultural milieu we live in, and how we cope with society’s institutions, structures, rules, and dysfunctions. I bring that broader perspective to my astrological insights by observing what happens as the slower-moving planets pass through the zodiac. As each of the outer planets passes through a sign, major social institutions are permanently altered, and we’re challenged to contend with those shifts. My specialty has been in helping people to understand and deal with the way the world is evolving while still remaining true to their core self. When I was born, Uranus was in Gemini, Neptune was in Virgo, and Pluto was in Leo. Now Uranus is ¾ around the wheel in Pisces, Neptune is in Aquarius, and Pluto has just popped into Capricorn for a long, long stay. The outer planets have covered a lot of zodiacal ground in that time, so I’ve watched society do a lot of changing and people right along with it. I did charts and counseled lots of individuals for a very long time, but it was always my mission to reach out to the broader world with the insights astrology makes possible. Fortunately, the Creator also gave me the gift of writing—and the grit to work hard at polishing it until the writing could speak to anyone who’d read it. I wrote 19 books, over a thousand articles, and 15 years of Dell Horoscope Magazine’s Dear Abbey type advice column. From all indications, doggone it, people like me! My current mission is to teach others in astrology and other New Age fields how to write about their own wisdom and experience. (Read about my online writing seminars at http://www.moonmavenpublications.com/writingseminar.html.) Books take a year or longer to write—longer still to publish—and articles and columns may take as much as six months to appear. That’s lonely work, so the idea of instantly sharing my newest discoveries and insights in a blog has great appeal. I hope you enjoy your visit, sign up to be notified of new posts, and come back often. Welcome!

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