Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cistus


Cistus ladanifersteam distilled from the crude gum or leaves and twigs.  Also known as ROCK ROSE.  There is also a resin concrete or absolute obtained by solvent extraction of the crude gum, which is called Labdanum. Labdanum is much valued in perfumery because of its  resemblance to Ambergris.  Has a warm, sweet, dry herbaceous musky scent.  Blends with CLARY SAGE, PINE, JUNIPER, OPOPANAX, LAVENDER, BERGAMOT, CYPRESS, VETIVER, SANDALWOOD, PATCHOULI, CHAMOMILE, NEROLI, LEMON, TUBEROSE, CEDAR, JASMINE. Native to the Mediterranean mountain regions and the Middle East. One of the early aromatic substances of the ancient world.  Used as a fixative and fragrance in cosmetics and perfumes.   There are several varieties, each one having different components.

Generally considered non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritating in low doses.  Dilute well for topical use.  

CHARACTER:  "Warm Mediator", Spiritual Visualizer Assertive, Creative, Comforting, Meditative, Elevating,  Wisdom,
ETHERIC COLORS: Purple, Orange, Silver, Gold
CHAKRA:  7      
ELEMENT:  Earth, Ether
ASTRO:  Pluto   
GEM:  Tiger Eye, Amber, Mookaite, Pietersite, Aragonite
ENERGY TYPE: 3, 4

USED FOR THESE POSTIVE TRAITS: Balance, Erotic, Warmth, Self Aware, Assertive, strength, clarity, endurance, 

PERSONALITY:
+Similar to the CYPRESS, but warmer and less daunting. Creates a feeling a stability.
+Melter of icy feelings.
+solves quarrels, sees both sides of the story. Able to sort out problems.  Helps balance the unstable and patch up the holes, especially after a traumatic event.
+Creative, clever, loves to perform. Ability to make people feel worthy and wanted.
+High morals, will not cheat or lie or harm anyone.
+Has a possibly hidden erotic side, intriguing,
+Has a unique talent of insights into memories and possibly past lives and astral traveling

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE STATES:  Forgetful, Insomnia, Quarrelsome, inner emptiness, emotional coldness, frigidity   

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  Slow healing wounds, skin disorders, eczema, cystitis, swollen lymph glands, oily skin, acne, coughs, bronchitis, colds.
 PROPERTIES:  Stimulates immune function


ARCHETYPES:  VISIONARY, ADVOCATE, LIBERATOR, PEACEMAKER, RESCUER, MEDIATOR

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