Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cypress




Cupressus sempervirens-distilled from the needles and twigs.  Has a smoky, sweet-balsam tenacious odor.  Blends well with CEDAR, PINE, LAVENDER, MANDARIN, CLARY SAGE, LEMON, CARDAMON, CHAMOMILE, AMBRETTE, BENZOIN, BERGAMOT, ORANGE, MARJORAM, and SANDALWOOD. There are many similar species.  


Generally considered non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritating in low doses.  Dilute well for topical use.  Best suited for diffusing and inhalation.

CHARACTER: "Symbol of Eternity" Protector, Righteous, Wise, Direct, Expansive, Cleansing Generous of spirit, Softly powerful, Assertive, Stable
ETHERIC COLORS: Orange, Gold, Deep Green, Red
CRYSTAL/GEM:  Onyx, Golden Prehnite, Tiger Eye  
CHAKRA:  5   
NUMBER:  7  
ELEMENT:  Ether, Earth  
PERFUME NOTE:  Middle to Base  
ASTRO:  Saturn
ENERGY TYPE: 3, 4

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Strength, Comfort, Direction, Understanding, Balance, Sensitivity,   Confidence, Trust, Willpower.  Reminds to “get hold of ourselves.”
Spiritual aid for transitions. Especially good with LEMON for young children deprived of paternal affection.

PERSONALITY:
+Strength within.  Proud, always forceful and direct.
+Outspoken, firm in their views, perhaps dogmatic.
+Air of authoritarian often disguises the undercurrent of sensitivity that wells in sympathy to sorrow and loss.  People may regard them as arrogant.
+Demands straightforwardness, but sees both sides of the story, even if they disapprove.
+People turn to them for advice and comfort.
+Able to sort out most problems.
+Honest, lawful, have an unbending search for the truth.
+Clever, usually have the edge where matter so money or finance are concerned.
+May feel drawn to religious sects or masculine areas such as Masonic orders.  Dwells on spiritual matters and has no fear of death.
+Will be the dreaded headmaster, but sensitive enough to care about the reason.
+Make great grand parents because children know where the boundaries and feel comfort.
+Helps balance the unstable and “patch up the holes.”
-If negative, they become extremely unbending in attitudes and fixed in ideas.
-May not always tread the straight and narrow, sometimes use their air of credibility to their advantage.

USED TO HEAL THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES: Grief, Sorrow, Opinionated, Jealousy, Lethargic, Weak willed, Fearful, Timid, Isolated, Inconsolable, Frustrated,  Regret, Distracted, Lack of concentration

USED TO HEAL THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Oily skin, excessive perspiration, pyorrhea, wounds, muscle cramps, poor circulation, asthma, bronchitis, cough, nervous tension, arthritis, colds, insomnia, parasites, liver disorders, pancreas problems, edema, compromised blood vessels

PROPERTIES: anti-infective, anti-mucus, anti-bacterial, astringent, lymphatic decongestant, prostate decongestant, deodorant, tonic,   diuretic



ARCHETYPES:  PROTECTOR, ADVOCATE, PARENT, CHILD, MENTOR, STORYTELLER, COMPANION

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