Author: Jan Scholten
English: Acanthus family.
DD: Silver series, Oxygen, Phosphor.
Botany: Verbenales; 250 genera; 2500 species; tropical; Indonesia, Malaysia, Africa, Brazil, Central America; herbs, shrubs, twining vines; some epiphytes; leaves, cystoliths, calcium carbonate; flowers in spike, raceme, or cyme; flowers with bracts, bracteoles, colourful, large and showy; fruit capsule, dehiscing explosively; seeds are attached to a small, hooked stalk.
In the Apg3 classification Acanthaceae is a Family in Lamiales.
Acanthaceae was formerly placed in Scrophulariales. The older families Avicenniaceae, Mendonciaceae, Nelsoniaceae and Thunbergiaceae are included in Acanthaceae.
In the Plant theory Verbenales is split off from Lamiales. Acanthaceae is in Subphase 2 in Verbenales. Acanthaceae have cystoliths which are small points of calcium carbonate. The Calcium coincides with the Phase 2.
There is a conflict in giving and taking, in feeling accepted and rejected. This is often the most extreme in their marriage. They give a lot hoping to receive love in return, but often they have a weak spouse who cannot give them much. They themselves are strong and have a lot of talents. They are creative, are interested in art and science, and are philosophical and spiritually oriented. In the end they often take a philosophical position, standing a bit on the edge of society. They feel distant to their spouse and friends. They feel it is better to keep a bit separate in order to not be abused, humiliated and rejected.
Ailments from being not understood, disappointed in life, love, marriage broken, lost wife, loss of contacts and friends.
Ailments from being betrayed, seduced with empty promises, abused, sexual abuse, boarding school.
Hate, love problems.
Powerless to protest against frustrating systems.
Distant, to keep freedom and peace.
Outsider, tolerated, invisible.
Creative, to avoid getting involved, disappointed or abused.
Friendly, but distant.
Profession: artist, scientist; priest; pastor.
Fear: being abused.
Sensation: knot, knotted; expanding and contracting at the same time.
Lungs: asthma, sighing, panting, allergic; cough, < tickling in throat; bronchitis.
Stomach: pain as if in a knot, in the solar plexus.