Author: Jan Scholten
655.34.11 Ceiba pentandra
English: Kapok; Java cotton, Java kapok, Silk cotton, ceiba.
German: Kapock (Füllhorn mit Baumwollfüllung).
Botany: tropical: Africa, America; tree 60-70 meter tall; thick trunk with buttresses and large, robust simple thorns; leaves compound, palm like; fruit is hard, brownish, long, very light; inside is silky, cotton like material, very soft and smooth, like angel’s hair, with a sweet agreeable smell, oozing out, blown away by the wind; the fibre is light, very buoyant, resilient and resistant to water.
Use: fibre, difficult to spin; filling in mattresses, pillows, upholstery, stuffed toys, teddy bears, insulation; oil used locally in soap; fertiliser; nectar and pollen for honeybees; bio-fuel.
Culture: sacred symbol in Maya mythology; official national tree of Puerto Rico and Guatemala.
Source: Lamu provings.
The problem is that of feeling special and still having to do normal and boring work. They are often women feeling special, ladies of the upper class who still have to do hard work, planning for the guests, cooking, household. They would like to do creative and management work, with success and money, having servants to do the normal household work for them.
The maintaining cause is a strong theme, the theme of Stage 11. Things can be done, have been done in the past but have to be kept on going.
Ladies of a manor, in Germany, working hard, planning for the guests, cooking, baking, thinking about elaborate recipes, getting prepared, discussing, being in pleasant anticipation.
Work that has to be done: hard work, kitchen work, cooking, washing; solid and stable.
Ladies doing daily work, continuing; a waste of potential, of intelligence and energy.
Women who like to have a successful business, make a fortune in cosmetics, trading everything, in Manhattan, start again, build up their lives, belonging to the elegant, established upper class.
Energy: tired, sick, heavy, hopeless, exhausted, from too much work, hardships, better lying down, rest, sleep.
Sadness, weepy, from hardship and transience of life.
Women wanting to be feminine, long hair, cosy, warmth, in a comfortable group, respected as a woman, being valued, independent.
Desire for parties, music, singing, opera, orchestra’s, creativity, dancing, celebrating.
Songs about: home, country, departure, homesickness, farming, harvesting, autumn.
Fear: people would talk badly about being a bad mother, having children not nourished.
Sexual desire diminished.
Theme: flour, nutrition, hunger, malnutrition.
Woman giving way, change places, not wanting to disturb anybody else.
In the end realising that success and wealth does not make happy; need for deeper sense in live.
Work that is boring, made light by singing, being happy, just living easily, experiencing the lightness of being.
Sleep: sleepy, tired.
Abdomen: type 2 diabetes.
Urinary: urine scanty.