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12 Nurture - 滋香

Fire of Water Element - Neutral of Yin/Yin Element - Plant Self
Period of personality imprint - During gestation to birth and up to seven years old.

Five Questions (Existential) - How Are You?
Five Questions (Metaphorical) - If you describe your upbringing as a plant, what kind of soil have you grown up in?

A. Poor, then soil. There was not enough nutrients to grow vigorously
"Therefore I need to nurture myself"

Possible current condition - Lack of desire or lack of strength to fulfill desire.

Basic fear - Lack of sexuality, attractiveness
Basic inward desire - Eternal youth, immortality
Basic outward desire - To be desired
Positive personality characteristic - Wisdom to know what is necessary
Negative personality characteristic - N/A

Intention of the perfume - I treat myself to goodness that plant offers.

Chief = Angelica - Angelica archangelica - Apiaceae
Minister = Geranium - Pelagonium asperum - Geraniaceae
Minister = Ambrette seed - Hibiscus abelmoschus - Malvaeae
Minister = Lovae - Levisticum officinale - Apiaceae
Assistant = Clary Sage - Salvia sclarea - Lamiaceae
Assistant = Ylang Ylang - Cananga odorata - Annonaceae
Messenger = Mugwort - Artemisia vulgaris - Asteraceae

Though this formula is created mainly for females as Water Element is Yin, it can also benefit males who would want to balance the feminine side of his being.

Angelica is the chief plant. The Latin name Angelica archangelic suggests that this plant is a workforce and a big helper. It is also known as female Ginseng.

Geranium, Ambrette, Lovage are the ministers. Geranium is a rose scented perennials that are used in aromatherapy for increasing oestrogen. Ambrette, seed of Hibiscus is considered aphrodisiac. Notice the flower and how it is wide open to invite the insect to come in. Middle-age nun and the botanist Hidegard de Bingen called the Lovage aphrodisiac as well. The rootball of celery plant has substantial power.

Clary Sage is the assistant. This sweet scented sage is know to balance female hormone. Clary = Clear Eye, its high note reaches the third eye.

Ylang Ylang is the second assistant. Its flower shaped like a dress flowing in the air, suggesting female sensitivity and fragility.

Mugwort is the messenger. Mug means mother or magi, wort means worthy plant. Its edible leaves are dried and burned as Moxa, for acupuncture points. It contains very high latent energy in its leaves. It is used in this formula to circulate the water in the body.

A Few Words about the Fourmula

Water Element’s organ Kidney is the earliest to develop, and function not only to filter blood and control water in the body but it is the source of the primal life force and sexual energy.

The energy is finite and can only be preserved. Therefore one must take care not to exhaust it, but ageing is also part of nature. When we reach andro/menopause age, we are often no longer able to take on heavy tasks. We may have mode swings and hairs turn grey - all are signs that Water element’s energy is in decline.

The loss of Water element’s energy can also happen when facing grave danger or using too much adrenaline.

12 Nurture - 滋香
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