Author: Jan Scholten
Botany: genera 87; ± 2000; spiny succulents; stem spherical, column like, green, not woody; branches are like warts or spines or thorns; leaves are bristles, suppressed; growth is slow, in the form of continuous, watery swelling in mucilage, derived from cellulose instead of wood; flowers burst out, abruptly, abundant, often red, strong scent, once in so many years, short lived, lasting a few hours; fruit edible, watery, spherical congestion; wax on the surface.
Content: malic acid, tartaric acid, oxalic acid, citric acid.
DD: Carbon series; Silicon series; Lanthanides.
They long for deep relationships. They can get easily disappointed by their spouse and others when they are too superficial. The result is that they prefer to stay solitary, retiring somewhere, far away from culture and civilisation, even in the desert. There they direct themselves to self-study and self-development. They long for spiritual development.
Constriction is the strongest sensation. It is the feeling of being restricted, limited, compressed, squeezed, condensed, narrowed and shriveled. They have the feeling that there is not enough space for them and they long for the opposite in the form of space, open air, free room. There is the theme of contraction versus expansion. This theme can also occur in love problems, too open hearted or too closed.
They have this feeling especially in company. They long for company, warmth and being together. But on the other hand they are wary of company for fear of not being understood, not being heard and being misused. Then they retire, become silent and do not want to have contact at all anymore. Inside their emotions are still lively but held in, compressed, restricted. They can even become quite irritable, thorny when people try to make contact with them in that state. Then they feel too vulnerable to open themselves, they have the feeling that they will get lost.
Very important is the desire for love. They want to love people and want to be loved. Their love has a universal character and can become religious and mystic. But it can also be just very romantic and tender. They have an aversion to aggression and rudeness. They are often very emotional and even ecstatic once they open themselves. It is a desire for oneness, almost mystical, easily becoming religious feelings.
They can be very religious. They feel love as mystic and spiritual. It brings them in contact with the spirits of nature and the Gods. This can be expressed in meditation, praying and philosophy.
The desire for contact can also be expressed in sexuality. There they can open themselves completely in a desire to express the perfect love. Or they can withdraw, closing themselves completely as in vaginismus.
Fear: narrow places, claustrophobia, crowds, cities, rudeness, aggression, disease, heart.
Delusion: things being large or small, swollen or contracted, expanded or shriveled, warm or cold.
Delusion: in and out of body.
Desire: nature, softness.
Dissociation syndrome: forgetful, mistakes.
Mood: emotional, ecstasy, withdrawn, silent.
Company: desire company, very open, sympathetic; aversion company.
Sexually high desire or low, lascivious, tantric.
Efficient, making the most out of little.
Busy, energetic, active.
Fear: world, people.
Sensation: constriction !; compressed, contraction, shrunken, clutched, oppressed, bound, tight, grasped, grabbed, cramp, band, belt, strings, caged in wires, plug; the constriction is violent, very painful; heart !, sphincters, bronchi, stomach, intestines, rectum, vagina.
Weather: - > open air !, - > sun, <- sun.
Time: periodic, same time.
Food: - > and <- food; < fasting; anorexia.
Physical: < motion; ailments from limitations, plasters, corset.
General: emaciation; obesity.
Lungs: asthma, cramp in air passages.
Heart: pain, constriction, oppression; tamponade; myocarditis, pericarditis, stenocardy, pulse fast, slow, hard; cyanosis.
Stomach: gastritis; ulcer; cramp < food.
Rectum: cramp, constriction; dysentery.
Female: menses cramps, constriction uterus; vaginismus.
Silicon series: the theme of love and relationships is the same. The Cactaceae have the typical restriction, religious aspect of love.
Nitrogenium: The theme of restriction and expansion is the same but here it is more related to body and enjoyment instead of to relations as in the Cactaceae. Phenethylamines are nitrogen compounds also found in the Cactaceae, like Anhalonium.
Sulphurs: have the love problems also and the philosophical aspects but not the theme of restriction.
Euphorbiaceae: same feeling of being bound, limited, restricted; here due to ties, in the Cactaceae due to harsh surroundings.