Fragaria vesca (Frag) w = Erdbeere/= Strawberry
Negativ: Nicht verdauen von Gluten + Schwäche + Abmagerung, klebriger Schweiß;
Clarke: Faintness; suffocation like apoplexy; convulsions and death have resulted in persons sensitive to strawberries.
Therapeutics: Convulsions. Erysipelas. Gonorrhoea;
Mund: Papillen aufgerichtet – Erdbeerzunge/Zunge geschwollen
Bauch: Beschwerden in Mesenterialdrüsen
Rektum: Beschwerden durch Bandwürmer
Harnröhre: Absonderung gonorrhoisch
Brust: Milch – abwesend/unterdrückt
Glieder: Frostbeulen (< warmes Wetter)
Gichtige Schmerz in Gelenke
Haut: Erysipel (+ Urtikaria)
Hautausschläge - Urtikaria (durch Erdbeeren)
Allgemeines: Beschwerden durch Abstillen
Speisen und Getränke: <: Erdbeeren; >: Erdbeeren;
Schwellung im Allgemeinen
[Wm. Boericke M.M.]
Strawberries produce symptoms of poisoning in susceptible individuals (rashes, strawberry anaphylaxis). Here give Fragaria in high potency.
Message of Self-Mastery: Strong, quiet sense of self and self-worth; for grounding; reliability; for leaving a dysfunctional childhood in the past; poise; gracefulness; being fully present and comfortable in, and about, one’s body. Pattern of Disharmony: Guilt-ridden; low sense of self-worth; self-blaming; feeling unworthy, undeserving; irresponsible; being ungrounded; unsure
“Strawberry not only helped me to support myself better but to understand my husband as well. On this essence I was able to know more of what his work means to him, his love for it-I couldn’t before. It also allowed me to tell him that I wanted to move, that we are living in a place that doesn’t work for me.” - UK, Plano, TX
“I wanted to try your essences for my store. I found myself needing to get more grounded. I am very sensitive psychically and am too much out of my body. The Strawberry really got things moving and stabilized me.
“I felt better, more centered, more confident. I teel like a different person! Strawberry gave me a different way of looking at myself. Something has changed – including my handwriting! It feels like a light came on that had been turned off for a long time.” -VK, Nevada City, CA
“I felt a difference in the first few days on Strawberry in that my attitude toward myself changed. The mental tapes I had been running were replaced by new, more uplifting ones. I could feel that at a deep subtle level, I was different. There were no other external changes to which I could attribute these results. Inwardly I had been trying for a long time without success.” -JC, Sacramento, CA
Strawberry belongs to the genus Fragaria, from the Latin word for fragrant, owing to the fruit’s sweet smell. It is a member of the rose family. The strawberry originated in N. and S. America and early varieties date back to the 1500’s. In 1643, Roger Williams said, “God could have made, but God never did make, a better berry.” The strawberry, however, having no seeds within its fleshy pulp, is not classified as a true berry. A perennial herb with clusters of small leaves and white flowers, the strawberry plant grows low to the ground. Its runners will take root and grow new plants. The fruit is a good source of vitamin C, potassium and fruit sugar.
Strawberry is especially helpful during times of transition, for these are the times when we are more likely to doubt ourselves. We may merely need to adjust to specific changes in our bodies or environments: puberty, mid-life crisis, or menopause. Strawberry is also helpful during the dissolution of relationships; for the person who is left; and for the child dealing with a divorce. It helps us to remain present in the moment and deal with the issues at hand and, ultimately, to realize that all of our needs are met from within ourselves, thereby banishing a sense of lack.
Some years ago, a well known astrologer came for a consultation. The woman with whom he was deeply in love seemed unable to make a commitment to him. This situation was beginning to cause him much suffering.
After one week on Strawberry, he decided that it was time to clarify the relationship and take a stand. He presented her with a choice; commit, or he was leaving. The stars were in his favor. She was impressed by his decisiveness. They have been married-happily, I’m told-for some time now.
There is much talk these days of self-esteem, a term defined as either belief in oneself or conceit. Strawberry’s message-an important and oft-needed one in individual essence programs-is not so much to esteem ourselves as to walk, breathe and speak from the state of our true source of loving dignity, which is divinity. Isn’t this much better than merely esteeming ourselves?
Strawberry embodies the issues that we all have to address at some time in our lives. Perhaps we suffer moments or possibly decades of self-doubt and unworthiness. Anything less than an ideal childhood- that probably includes most of the human race-can foster problems with self-worth. Any time we fail at a task is a potential time of questioning. “I’m just not good enough”; “I can’t do anything right”-these are thought patterns indicating the need for Strawberry. It is also the essence for self-blame, feelings of inadequacy and guilt over many issues, including sexuality.
Strawberry-like self-worth issues are imprinted by parents on their children. Children, in turn reaching adulthood, recreate these patterns, possibly perpetuating generations of unhealthy family patterning. But with energy, insight and grace, the dysfunctional spell may be broken. Strawberry is an excellent remedy for freeing us from these deeply ingrained, hurtful patterns.
This key essence vibrationally encourages the expression of grounding, centering and feeling integrated in our body, during adolescence in particular. It is helpful for children and adults who tend to be spacey, dreamy or irresponsible. Because of its grounding effect, it strengthens those who are psychically oversensitive and need to be less affected by the energies of others.
Many years ago, I encountered a small girl, ten years at most, who beautifully personified the Strawberry theme. During my travels in India, I had the good fortune to spend several days aboard a houseboat on Kashmir’s Dal Lake. This young girl, a saleswoman of sorts, spent her days paddling alongside the tourist shikaras (small, festive boats), selling freshly picked lotus blossoms. As she tossed flower clusters into our boat, I asked, “How much?” “Whatever you like,” she replied in English, so unlike the other “hawkers,” as they were called, who cared for little else besides our rupees. This girl emulated the dignity of one born to nobility rather than peasantry. She neither accosted us with beggary nor imposed on us with pride.
In the Strawberry theme, we find one who owns a kingly spirit and can play even the role of beggar or servant with the graciousness befitting nobility. These individuals emote a certain regality of posture.
Their very pose says, “I deserve to carry myself upright.” Graceful in their body language, their gestures tend to be grand but also quiet- unlike Pineapple themes who can be grandiose, indeed, but minus Strawberry’s poise.
An interesting keynote of Strawberry themes is that the women tend to be very feminine and the men notably masculine-not to be confused with macho-in ways that communicate the higher octave of their gender.
Designers, artisans, ballet dancers and opera stars-these connoisseurs of beauty are all illustrative of the Strawberry theme. These people also make very healing companions. Their quiet bearing reminds us that we are all deserving of life’s riches.
Not all Strawberry themes are physically beautiful but, at the same time, the quality of dignity beautifies them. Sophia Loren is our classic and classy rags-to-riches Strawberry theme profile. This “Napolitana,” born Sophia Scicolone in a ward for unwed mothers eventually married a multi-millionaire. More importantly, through commitment and hard work, she became one of the greatest Strawberry themes ever to grace the movie screens.
Ms. Loren shares in her autobiography that she never sells herself short or judges herself by other people’s standards. Adhering to high ideals, she claims full responsibility for her successes and failures alike.
All too often, the aging process robs people of their physical beauty and reveals beneath it the “meannesses of the heart,” as they are called in yogic teachings. Ms. Loren defines age, simply, as how you feel about yourself. Although now in her senior years, this Strawberry theme has grown more stunning over time. “I’m convinced that outward beauty is directly connected with inward beauty,” she relates. “Eyes are not beautiful simply because they are big and wide set, but also because they express something that radiates from the inner woman. My eyes are a precise mirror of my soul.”
Quiet dignity springs from deep self-knowledge. Strawberry allows us to honor our true worth and inner strength. Its pervasive quietude springs from a sense of acceptance that life has given to, and taken from, us according to our own role in the grander scheme of things. Whatever now is, simply is. The little Strawberry’s quality of self-acceptance becomes Self-acceptance. Like rightful kings and queens, we sit on the throne of our own divinity.