Author: Jan Scholten
644.35.12 Salix fragilis
English: Crack willow; Brittle willow.
Source: Carolyn Ramos.
Use: used in basketry, being extremely pliable; dowsing; druids staffs; witches broomsticks.
Botany: along streams and rivers, venous system of the land.
Culture: averts evil, knocking on wood from knocking on a willow tree for luck; to wear the willow means to grieve; for rejected lovers to wear willow in their hats.
Names: wellig from which willow is derived means pliancy.
Feels life unfair, bitter, < death of relatives, quarrels in the family, having to work hard to survive and losing everything.
Buried, secretive, surfacing, unheard, alone.
Ailments from death of a loved one, a child.
Grief << love lost or rejected, “wear the willow" in hats, to attract new love, to protect from jealousy.
Unresolved issues in relationships, tensions, just tolerated, with spouse, "drawing the line"; jilted lovers; broken heart.
Angry, < others intrude my space, < insulted that they have taken possession of my property, < sister gives away my gift, < adultery of boyfriend.
Theme: drifting, floating, prow of a boat, water, swimming pools.
Themes: death, spookiness, wild men or hunchbacked women, dowsing sticks, druids staffs, witches broomsticks, < dark.
Cohesive, committed, pliant, compliant.
Poetry, inspiration: writing pieces stranger and darker.
Perfectionist, working hard, strong willed, achieving, under pressure.
Sudden cracking, splitting and breaking.
Anger, resentment; inability to express emotions.
Soft, likes to please people, sensitive to the needs of others.
Delusion: conspiracies; being criticised, misunderstood; being divided; two trains of thoughts.
Dreams: travelling on a train with a male stranger spy who is in danger.
Dream: a serial murderer of women had written a book about the murders, became a celebrity, running workshops.
Dream: making love to my father whilst my mother is busy with housework in the same room.
Dream: rescue a small child lacking in love and support, appreciative to my hug and food.
Weather: alternately felt hot then cold.
Time: < waking; < evening; < moon.
Desire: cold water, sips; chocolate; butter, margarine; tobacco, cigarettes; orange juice, lemony drink, lemon; honey; tea; toast; biscuits.
Aversion: meat; food.
Food: < alcohol, wine, beer.
Head: hot; headache, > orange juice.
Mouth: dry; tongue dry; metallic taste; sore roof.
Lungs: difficulty breathing; breathless.
Heart: fluttering, fibrillation; palpitations; angina, constriction; constriction of arteries; oedema, cardiac asthma.
Chest: uncomfortable; squashed; constriction.
Stomach: weak; hiccough, belching; nausea, < eating; ulcer; vomiting.
Abdomen: distended, flatulence.
Urinary: urging; frequent urination.
Back: cervical, dorsal, spine problems; fusion of vertebrae, ankylosing spondilitis.
Female: menses disturbed, copious, light; fertility, pregnancy, easing childbirth; vagina red, dry, sore, sharp, stitching pain; discharge white, creamy, dry, yeasty smell; thrush; breasts swollen, enlarged, heavy, tender.
Limbs: ! cruciate ligaments torn; arthritis, rheumatism; rickets; cold feet.
Skin: dry, flaky; freckles.