Take a quiet moment to read each of the questions pertaining to each flower. Try to be as honest and spontaneous as possible in choosing your answers. Do not over-analyze your responses.

Mark "A" if the behavior or feeling is always or nearly always present with you.

Mark "S" if the behavior or feeling is only sometimes or infrequently present.

Mark "N" if you believe that this behavior or feeling is never, or hardly ever, present.

You may also wish to mark or write down key words, phrases, or entire questions or essences which evoke an especially strong recognition or emotional response.

If "A" is marked for all 3 or 4 questions in each category, or if there are 2 or more "S", or a combination of "A" and "S", there is a strong likelihood that this flower essence would be beneficial. Take extra consideration of essences where you have makred key words, phrases, or entire sets of questions as being especially evocative.

The clarity of a formula is achieved by keeping it simple. Do not select essences for every emotional or mental condition which you identify, but instead prioritze them in what you feel is your "next step" in development, or group remedies according to issues such as anger, fear, or depression, issues in which you are ready and willing to recognize and address. It is best to combine no more than five essences in one formula, and using just one single remedy is quite often the most powerful and focused way to proceed. The essences are intended as catalysts for your own soul development. Choose those which you think apply, come in for a consult and a flower formula designed for your needs!


Agrimonia eupatoria

Does it seem that you are wearing a social mask, appearing carefree and cheerful to others, when deep inside you feel quite tormented?

Were you taught to deny your real feelings to keep a “stiff upper lip,” or maintain a veneer of social politeness?

Do you often rely on alcohol or other drugs to keep back any unpleasant or troubling emotions, or to help you to feel at ease?

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera

Do you tend to neglect basic emotional or physical needs in order to accomplish goals or projects?

Are you currently in a state of “burn-out” due to a physical, emotional, or otherwise challenging situation?

Would you characterize yourself as atypically “fiery” person with a great deal of enthusiasm and personal ambition?

Alpine Lily

Lilium parvum

Is it hard for you to relate to the feminine aspect in yourself or others in an earthy or physical way?

For men: Do you tend to put women “on a pedestal,” or think of them as being more spiritual than physical?

For women: Are you currently experiencing congestion or other disturbances in your reproductive system?

For women: Is it hard for you to have a positive experience of basic female biological functions such as menstruation, pregnancy, nursing or sexuality?  


Angel’s Trumpet

Datura candida

Are you going through an intense inner experience, which feels as though some part of you is dying or encountering very deep change?

Do you have a terminal illness which fills you with great fear, because it’s hard to think about dying?

Is it difficult for you to surrender or to submit yourself to any process which requires spiritual faith or trust?


Angelica archangelica

Do you tend to see others, and the world in general, in purely physical or material terms?

Are you going through an experience which requires spiritual protection and guidance?

Do you often feel a deep sense of loneliness, as though you are isolated or separated from a spiritual source?


Arnica mollis

Have you suffered a major trauma such as an accident or surgery from which you feel you never fully recovered?

Are you currently experiencing shock or numbness due to trauma of any kind?

Do you feel that you do not fully inhabit some part of your body, or that it is generally difficult for your body to heal from wounds or other injuries?


 Populus tremula

Do you often find yourself anxious or fearful, or experience vaguely troubling' nightmares, yet are at a loss to understand what is causing or prompting these feelings?

Do you seem to have pronounced psychic sensitivity, easily registering impressions from unseen or unknown sources?

Do you need to bring more spiritual strength and confidence to your daily life, transforming fear and anxiety to more wakeful perception and inner knowing?

Baby Blue Eyes

Nemophilia menziesii

Is it hard for you to let down your guard around others, or to trust they can help you?

Did your early childhood experience include abandonment by your father, or the absence of a loving and supportive father?

Do you often have a rather cynical or skeptical attitude toward life, or feel that you must "go it alone"?


Ocimum bascilicum

Do your values regarding sexuality and spirituality feel in conflict with one another, as though both cannot really exist at the same time?

Does your sexuality have a clandestine or secretive aspect to it, such as a hidden love affair?

Do you participate in shame-based sexual conduct, or in sexual activi­ties which seem demeaning or dehumanizing?


Fagus sylvatica

Do you set high standards for others, making it almost impossible for them to live up to your ideals?

Does it seem that you are frequently in a position of criticizing or judg­ing the behavior or performance of others?

Are you hypersensitive to the physical and social environment around you, needing to be surrounded by a "bubble" of perfection?

Black Cohosh

Cimicifuga racemosa

In looking at your family history do you see a pattern of violence or abuse?

Are you currently involved in an exploitative or violent relationship?

Do you radiate intense magnetic or charismatic power, which often attracts many challenging people or situations to you?

Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta

Do you often find yourself in patterns of denial, blocking things from your memory or disassociating from behavior that you do not really want to face?

Do you suspect a deeply traumatic event from childhood, for which you have "emotional amnesia"?

Is there a shadow side to your personality, or unrecognized part of yourself which needs more honest attention and understanding?


Rubus ursinus

Do you have many plans or intentions which never seem to materialize?

Do you tend to be philosophically oriented, someone more likely to think or reflect than to organize and execute?

Do you feel sluggish, as though your physical body is lacking in essen­tial vitality or willpower?

Bleeding Heart

Dicentra Formosa

Do you feel devastated or broken-hearted by a relationship which has ended?

Has a family member or friend recently died, resulting in intense feel­ings of grief and loneliness?

Do you often find yourself in troubled relationships, especially ones in which you feel rejected?

Do you need a lot of security in personal relationships, or become emo­tionally dependent on attention from others?


Borago officinalis

Do you often feel emotionally weighed down, burdened by feelings which seem oppressive or stifling?

Are you currently experiencing a great  deal of sadness, grief, or loss?

Do you feel closed down in your heart, an almost physical sensation of weight or "heavy-heartedness" which prevents you from fully experiencing joy?


Ranunculus occidentalis

Do you often find yourself apologizing for what you do or who you are?

Do you feel that others are more worthy of attention or respect than you?

Do you evaluate your social status by conventional standards of achievement, rather than an inner sense of your own self-worth?


Calendual officinalis

Do you find yourself frequently interrupting others or becoming argumentative?

Is it hard for you to listen or to take genuine interest in what others are saying?

Do you feel you need to develop more warmth and compassion in the way you relate to others?

California Pitcher Plant

Darlingtonia californica

Do you often feel disgusted or squeamish around anything that is too raw or “gut-level?”

Do you keep yourself under strict control, so that you are seldom spontaneous or instinctive in your response?

Do you tend to be anemic, pale, or lacking in physical vigor or strength?

California Poppy

Eschscholzia californica

Do you often find yourself fascinated by glamorous or charismatic people, or attracted to experiences which seem to promise more than they actually deliver?

Do you use drugs or seek similar experiences which help you to feel “high,” or escape the realities of life?

Are you a perennial seeker, always looking for someone or some teaching which will hold the real answer?

Califronia Wild Rose

Rosa californica

Is it hard for you to get involved in committed relationships or in com­munity service?

Do you frequently feel apathetic or bored, lacking enthusiasm or inter­est in life?

Do youl often find yourself unwilling to take risks, hoping to avoid the possible pain or challenge involved?

Calla Lilly

Zantedeschia aethiopica

Are you deeply troubled or uncomfortable with your sexual identity or gender?

Did you receive mixed messages about your sexual identity or gender when you were a child or adolescent?

Do you feel you need to integrate the inner qualities of masculine and feminine within yourself into a more harmonious wholeness?


Canyon Dudleya

Dudleya cymosa

Does your life often seem like one big trauma-drama, as though you are in continual crisis?

Do you find yourself exaggerating events, somehow needing to have things appear larger than ordinary life?

Do you have hysterical or dramatic tendencies which interrupt the flow of daily life for yourself and those around you?


Capsicum annuum

Are you currently in a situation which feels "stuck" or stagnant?

Would you like to make some changes in your life, but lack the energy or fire to do so?

Do you find that you have a phlegmatic or complacent personality, one which tends to watch life go by?Centaury

Centaurium erythraea or Centaurium umbellatum

Are you someone who finds it easy to serve others, but submerges your own identity or integrity in the process?

Is it difficult for you to be in touch with your own needs for rest, play or creative expression; and do you find that you all too easily compromise these needs to meet the demands of others?

Do you feel that your will is weak, especially with regard to your own personal goals for inner development or self-realization?


Ceratostigma willmottiana

Do you doubt your own intuitive assessment of people or situations, frequently relying on the counsel of others?

Do you commonly find yourself regretting choices you have made, realizing you were not in touch with your own inner wisdom at the time of the decision?

Are you currently required to make life choices or critical decisions which require your utmost ability to form independent judgment and your own authentic evaluation?


Matricaria recutita

Do you frequently burst into tears or react in a highly emotional way to many life situations?

Do you often feel a lot of tension or congestion in your stomach or solar plexus, as though there are many feelings stored there?

Do you believe that you need to develop more serenity in life; that you are often fluctuating between one emotional mood or another?


Larrea tridentata

Do you frequently have troubling dreams or nightmares?

Do you feel there are violent, disturbing or f~arful episodes from your past which may still have a psychic grip on you?

Have you used psychoactive or psychiatric drugs which altered your consciousness or behavior, and which feel toxic or invasive to your well-being?

Cherry Plum

Prunus cerasifera

Is your current life characterized by a great deal of pressure or stress, resulting in enormous feelings of emotional or physical tension?

Do you tend to cope with stressful or challenging situations by holding on all the tighter, as though letting go would mean that you had lost control?

Have you experienced moments of temporary insanity, or suicidal or destructive impulses, which make it hard for you to trust surrendering to your own natural impulses or inner sense of spirituality?

Chestnut Bud

Aesculus hippocastanum

Does it feel that you are somehow stymied or stuck, unable to make progress, repeating the same mistakes again and again in relationships and other life situations?

Is it hard for you to step aside and observe your life, so that you can understand and learn from your experiences?

Does it seem that you are a slow learner, needing to develop more abili­ty to observe and discriminate in the life situations which you encounter?


      Cichorium intybus

Do you often experience feelings of frustration, suspecting that others do not really appreciate your efforts?

Do you find yourself wanting attention from others, especially the desire to have others acknowledge how much you are giving or doing for them?

Are you possessive in relationships, wanting others to recognize how important you are in their lives?

Do you find that many of your actions provoke the negative attention of others?


     Chrysanthemum morifolium

Does the idea of aging really scare you, especially the fact of physical death?

Are you in mid-life, or in a stage of transition, requiring you to assess your deepest life goals, values and purpose?

Are you currently experiencing a life-threatening illness or other crisis which prompts you to consider the meaning and purpose of your life and spiritual identify?


    Clematis vitalba

Are you someone who lives more readily and comfortably in your own inner world, rather than in an outer world of daily affairs and responsibilities?

Do you have a highly developed imagination or psychic life, but find it difficult to focus or concentrate in the classroom or workplace?

Are you attracted to drugs or other psychic experiences which give you a sense of expansiveness, and ease your feeling of constriction in the physical body or physical world?


Zea mays

Are you extremely uncomfortable if anyone intrudes or impinges on your living space or personal environment?

Do you find it especially difficult to be in crowds of people or in urban situations, as though you are out of touch with yourself?

Do you often sense that your feet are not quite on the earth, as  though you are not adequately anchored in your physical body?


Cosmos bipinnatus

Do you often find yourself frustrated when you want to speak having much more to say than what actually comes out?

Is it difficult to bring order, coherency, or fluency to your thinking, speaking, or writing?

Do you often feel flooded with inspiration, but at a total loss about how to communicate it to others?

Crab Apple

Malus sylvestris

Are you often obsessed with feelings of imperfection, focusing on even the tiniest details which seem out of harmony?

Do you feel unclean, impure, or otherwise ashamed of your bodily functions or physical attributes?

Are you often drawn to purification or cleansing rituals for your physi­cal body or environment out of proportion to the real need?



Taraxacum officinale

Do you frequently over-schedule yourself, trying to cram as much as you can into every day and every hour?

Do you typically experience tension throughout your body, especially in the neck and shoulders?

Do you feel the need to flow more with life, especially to give your body a chance to unwind?



Ceanothus integerrimus

Do you often find yourself saying and doing things expected of you, rather than expressing or behaving how you really feel?

Are you troubled by your motives, as though there is a dissonance between your outer actions and inner intentions?

Do you need more inner awareness, especially to recognize and honor the real feelings in your heart?


Anethum graveolens

Are you frequently in chaotic or stressful environments where it seems that your nerves are stretched to the breaking point?

Are you often bombarded by sights, sounds, and smells which seem to strain your ability to really appreciate or absorb what you encounter?

Do you have plans for (or have you just completed) a major trip, which will require you to encounter many new people, places, and environmental stimuli?

Do you often feel exhausted by the end of the day, as though you've taken in far more than you can inwardly understand or "assimilate"?



Comus nuttallii

Would you describe yourself as accident-prone - someone who seems to have more than your share of accidents, both big and little?

Did you feel extremely insecure as a child, or were there harsh circum­stances which left you feeling unprotected, abused, or neglected?

Does your body often feel awkward or heavy to you, as though you would like to feel more grace and ease?


Easter Lily

   Lilium longiflorum

Do you feel conflict about how to express your sexuality, vacillating between prudishness or promiscuity?

Does it seem hard for you to establish your own standards of integrity, given society's conflicting messages about sexuality?

Is there a current issue for you regarding the purification of your sexual desires, or a sense of dysfunction or disturbance in your sexual and reproductive organs?


        Enchinacea purpurea

Are you currently experiencing a great deal of stress or upheaval in your life, requiring you to rally all the inner strength and positive identity you can muster?

Do you feel somehow numb or devoid of true identity, as though life is so painful it's hard to be really present for it?

Have you experienced a situation which was so abusive or assaulting that you feel robbed your essential dignity or self-respect, either recently or in the past.


Ulmus procera

Do you readily assume major tasks or responsibilities, only to find

yourself completely overwhelmed or otherwise functional?

Are you someone who is frequently overly-responsible or overly- over­concerned in family or work situations, to the point of isolating yourself as the lone hero or rescuer?

Are you currently experiencing a great deal of fatigue, or even despon­dency, regarding a task or project for which you have  assumed responsibility?

Evening Primrose

Oenothera hookeri

Do you often feel unwanted or unloved, tracing those feelings back to your earliest childhood memories?

Do you frequently feel emotionally cold or distant in relationships, as though it's hard for you to feel love from others or to express it in return?

Were you an adopted child, or did your mother have a great deal of conflict or stress while pregnant with you?

      Fairy Lantern

  Calochortus albus

Were you the youngest child in your family, or  did family circum­stances excessively reinforce your identity as a child or dependent?

Is it difficult for you to have stable employment or commitment to family responsibilities?

Do you frequently daydream about your childhood, or wish to return to some part of your past which seemed more carefree and innocent?

Fawn Lily

Erythronium purpurascens

Are you more comfortable with a spiritual or meditative lifestyle, which requires that you retreat from the normal pace of life?

Does the modern technological world seem harsh and invasive to you, as though you would have been happier living in a simpler time?

Do you require a great deal of alone or quiet time, making it stressful for you if job or family obligations require too much “outer” time?



  Erodium cicutarium

Would you describe yourself as a "nit-picker," someone who is often preoccupied with even the smallest details at home or work?

Do you often find yourself wondering where the time goes, becoming entangled in myriad details but failing to accomplish your major goals?

Is it common for you to worry or become hyper-focused toward some event, person or object, often out of proportion to its actual importance?


Myosotis sylvatica

Is it hard for you to sustain a memory or an inner relationship with a loved one who has died?

Do you feel abandoned or bereft since the passing of a family member or friend?

Are you seeking a deeper, more soulful and eternal understanding of your relationships with family and friends?

Are you intending to conceive a child, or are you currently pregnant and needing to develop a deeper appreciation for the soul bonds which connect you to this being?



Fuchsia hybrida

Do you have a lot of confusing and shifting physical symptoms which seem to be precipitated by emotional experiences?

Do you find yourself reacting with surface emotions to many life events, yet somehow unable to express your deeper, authentic feelings?

Do you feel a need to address some deep-seated feelings of grief, pain, anger or rejection in a way that seems more genuine and honest?                                              


Allium sativum

Do you often look pale or anemic, or feel drained of life force?

Do you tend to be nervous, easily frightened, or apprehensive; in need of more strength and vitality?

Have you been through a physical illness or other circumstance which left you feeling listless or sapped of energy, as though your immune system is compromised?


  Gentiana amarella

Are you generally skeptical, often dwelling more on the problem than the solution?

Are you often discouraged by setbacks, viewing them as stumbling blocks rather than as learning lessons?

Do you easily succumb to doubt or pessimism, finding it hard to tackle any difficulty you experience with renewed forces or a fresh start?

Golden Ear Drops

Dicentra chrysantha

Is it hard for you to recall much about your childhood, perhaps sup-

pressing painful experiences you don't want to remember?

Do you find it hard to cry, because you learned a long time ago to hold back your real feelings?

Are you often haunted or troubled by memories from childhood, and wish to bring deeper awareness and understanding to your  early experiences?

Golden Yarrow

Achillea filipendulina

Do you often get "performance anxiety" when in front of others?

Do you hold back from public roles because you feel too vulnerable, or don't know how to remain confident and centered?

Are you an artist or in a similar lifestyle which demands great sensitivi­ty and inner awareness, yet also exposes you to public scrutiny?


Wex europaeus

Does it seem that there is little hope for the challenging condition or

situation you are now experiencing?

Does your personal world feel dark or menacing, with the feeling that you can expect no improvement or betterment of your situation?

Have you lost faith or trust in your inner process of healing or transfor­mation, believing that there is little you can do to improve your condition?


Calluna vulgaris

Does it seem that you are often absorbed in your life traumas or wor­ries, needing to tell others about them, or wanting attention or consolation from others?

Is it challenging for you to be alone or to resolve problems indepen­dently, instead requiring a great deal of support from others?

Do you feel an intense inner loneliness or sense of insecurity, looking to others to help fill the emptiness you feel inside?


Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Is sexual intimacy difficult for you, especially the ability to feel warmth or pleasure from such contact?

Do you feel that previous sexual trauma or abuse has numbed or disen­gaged you from a sense of your own true sexual identity?

Do you find it difficult to integrate the real warmth and love you feel in your heart with a more physical experience of sexuality?


Ilex aquifolium

Are you plagued by feelings of jealously, rivalry, suspicion or vengeful­ ness?

Is it hard for you to feel compassion for the plight of others?

Do your feelings for others often turn to alienation, mistrust, or hostil­ity?

Do struggle or compete in order to receive love or recognition, feeling that others will get what is rightfully yours?


Lonicera caprifolium

Do you find yourself frequently dwelling on, or otherwise longing for a former relationship or living situation?

Does it seem that there was an earlier part of your life which was more glamorous or fulfilling than your current situation?

Do you find yourself wistfully nostalgic or romantic, convinced that life would be different if only you lived in another era, or in a different circumstance?



Carpinus betulus

Do you feel fatigued or drained in your job, or in a work-project at home or school, out of proportion to the real physical energy demanded for the task?

Does life often seem like a monotonous routine, as though you are just going through the motions at work or home, with little interest or energetic involvement?

Do you feel you need to develop a fresh perspective on your daily tasks and responsibilities, perhaps recapturing your original zest, or finding new and enlivening situations at work, home, or school?

Hound's Tongue

Cynoglossum grande

Do you feel that your scientific or intellectual training has somehow

blunted your ability to perceive the world in a more soulful manner?

Is it hard for you to think in an imaginative or lively way; does it seem that your perception is dulled or overly mundane?

Do you tend to see reality as composed of "things" rather than "beings"; as more material than spiritual?


Impatiens glandulifera

Do you often find yourself tense, irritable, or easily impatient and argumentative?

Do you tend to take over for others, finishing their sentences or completing their tasks because you know you can do it more quickly?

Does it seem that you are always rushing ahead of your experience, not really able to enjoy or pay attention to what is unfolding around you?

Indian Paintbrush

Castilleja miniata

Do you have many artistic ideas or projects which never come to full   full expression or manifestation?

Do you find any creative process very intense or hard on your body, often leaving you feeling drained and devitalized afterwards?

Do you feel that your creative expressions are too dull or lifeless, neeneeding more earthly vitality?

Indian Pink

Silene californica

Are you easily attracted to many activities or projects, but often feel that you are spinning out of control?

Is it hard for you to remain centered when demands are made on you, as though you lose awareness of your own identity?

Are you frequently tense or emotionally volatile, agitated by too much activity and lacking a feeling of calm centeredness?


Iris douglasiana / Iris versicolor

Is there little art or beauty in your life; does your life seem mundane and strictly practical?

Were you told as a child that you weren't an artist, or were your artistic aspirations somehow blunted?

Does your emotional life, home or work environment seem dull or gray; do you need to bring more inspiration and soul color into your life?

Lady's Slipper

Cypripedium parviflorum ICypripedium reginae

Does it seem that your current life is only a dim reflection of what you are really capable of achieving?

Do you often feel exhausted or weary, as though you are out of touch with your own sense of personal power and destiny?

Does your emotional life, home or work environment seem dull or gray; do you need to bring more inspiration and soul coor into your life?


Larix decidua

Are you your own worst critic, censoring, down-playing, or otherwise stifling your creative expression or contribution?

Do you suffer from self-doubt, often lacking the essential confidence to take risks or be spontaneous?

Does your own fear of failure or expectation of criticism from others hold you back from making a unique or creative contribution in your work, community or social group? .

Do you experience difficulty in speaking or performing publicly, ­adversely affecting your speech or presentation, even when you are sufficiently prepared?


Delphinium nuttallianum

Do you have conflicting feelings about leadership or service, wanting to be in charge, but then shirking your responsibilities?

Do you find yourself going through life dutifully executing your responsibilities, rather than being carried along by inner joy and purpose?

Do you find that others respond negatively or apathetically to you when you're in a leadership position? 


Lavandula officinalis        

Would you characterize yourself as "high~strung” - often being hyperactive or nervous?

Do you suffer from insomnia, mental tension, or headaches when you are highly concerned or overly absorbed in something?

Are you attracted to a very spiritual lifestyle, which includes many hours of meditation or other spiritual practice?


Nelumbo nucifera

Is it hard for you to think of yourself as a spiritual person, or to open yourself to spiritual experiences?.

Do you have a great deal invested in your spiritual identity, so much so that you would not want others to see you as having lower emotions or passions?

Do you feel that your spirituality is unbalanced, tht it is either expressed too little, or too exaggerated and not integrated enough with daily life?


Amaranthus caudautus

Are you currently suffering from a physical disease or from some form of mental agony which makes you feel abandoned or isolated?

Is it hard for you to reach out to others when you are in pain; do you prefer to be left alone or believe that others will not understand you?

Do you feel deeply depressed about a physical handicap, illness, or other form of anguish, which makes it hard for you to see any meaning or purpose in your suffering?


Madia elegans

Do you get easily distracted, finding it challenging to stay focused on anyone idea or project?

Do you tend to start projects or tasks, and then lose interest or leave them unfinished?

Do you have trouble with mental concentration, feeling drowsy or list­less, especially in the afternoon or in hot weather?


Sidalcea glauscens

Do you have a difficult time making friends, finding it hard to feel

affectionate or socially outgoing?

Are you frustrated by inner feelings of warmth or closeness that are not conveyed easily to those you love?

Would you like to develop more trust and openness in your relation­ships with others?


Arctostaphylos viscida

Do you have a negative self-image of your body or physical presence in life?

Do you frequently diet or binge, or subject yourself to harsh physical regimens of exercise?

Does it often seem like the spiritual and physical parts of you are at war; that your body does not seem harmonious with your spiritual identity?

Mariposa Lily

Calochortus leichtlinii

Was your relationship with your mother - or any other major female figure - full of turmoil or alienation?

Were you abandoned, abused, or did you suffer any other major trau­ma during your childhood years?

Do you need to develop an understanding of your early childhood experiences, especially your relationship conflict, doubt or insecurity about your own role as a mother?

For women: Do you feel a lot of conflict, doubt or insecurity about your own role as a mother?


Asclepias cordifolia

Have you suffered a long illness, trauma or other handicap which has made you extremely dependent on others?

Is it hard for you to feel responsible or truly independent; do you fre­quently find yourself needing to be cared for by others?

Have you used drugs or other extreme behaviors to blot out your con­scious awareness or autonomy?


Mimulus guttatus

Do you find that you frequently shortchange yourself from a full expe­rience of life, isolating yourself due to nagging fears or worries?

It is hard for you to be truly spontaneous or joyfully curious about life, paralyzed instead by annoying doubts, fears or worries?

Would you describe yourself as hypersensitive, frequently troubled or uneasy even when encountering ordinary or daily activities?

Morning Glory

Ipomoea purpurea

Arc your basic living patterns erratic or chaotic - tending to eat, sleep, work or travel at divergent or unpredictable times?

Does it seem as though your internal body clock is askew, finding it hard to arise freshly in the morning but staying up late at night?

Are you attracted to stimulant foods or drugs which boost your energy level, or give you a false sense of energy your body does not have?

Mountain Pennyroyal

Monardella odoratissima

Have you recently been subjected to hostile or otherwise negative behavior from others which seems to be affecting how you feel and think?

Do your thoughts or feelings seem hazy or troubled, or do you often feel drained and unnecessarily fatigued?

When you examine your actions, does it feel as though you're not really in the driver's seat, but rather that you are carrying out the intentions or desires of others?

Mountain Pride

Penstemon newberryi

Do you often avoid letting others know what you really think, remain­ing uncomfortably passive or silent?

Are you currently in a challenging situation which demands that you take a stand, or make a choice for your beliefs?

Do you need to develop more confidence in yourself, especially your ability to be strong, courageous or positively assertive?


Artemisia douglasiana

Does it often seem as though your inner life of dreams or thoughts is blurred or confused with outer, ordinary events?

Is there a strong intuitive or psychic aspect to your personality, so much so that it sometimes overpowers your good judgment or observation in the physical world?

Do you need to develop greater clarity of consciousness, especially regarding dreams or other inner events and their relationship to your daily life and responsibilities?


Verbascum thapsus

Do you frequently find yourself lying to others, or acting in other ways which are deceitful or misleading?

Are you currently facing a painful decision which requires that you futher develop your sense of inner conscience or moral values?

Do you nned to develop more personal authenticity, so that your values or the meaning of your actions are really clear to others?


Sinapsis arvensis

Are you often subject to unexpected bouts of depression or inner darkness?

Does it seem that you readily experience moon swings, at times happy or joyful, then suddenly filled with feelings of gloom or melancholy?

Is it difficult for you to grasp the causes of your depression or anxiety, as though it comes from outside you like a dark cloud?


Tropaeolum majus

Does your current occupation or lifestyle demand a great deal of study or other mental concentration?

Does your approach to life seem at times to be too dry, abstract, or intellectual?

Do you find that you are lacking in fire, vitality or warmth, frequently experiencing colds, congestion or other physical depletion?


Nicotiana alata

Do you have a disposition that could be described as "macho”: a tough, cool persona which seems impervious to emotions?

Do you use drugs, especially tobacco, as a way to feel relaxed, grounded and emotionally stable?

Do you often find yourself needing to blunt or numb your feelings, in order to cope with the harsh or stressful environment around you?


Quercus robur

Are you hard-working and dependable, often pressing to the limits of endurance in order to provide for or assist others?

Do you feel you are on the verge of collapse or utter exhaustion due to the unrelenting pace you have set for yourself?

Do you over-strive beyond your true limits or capacities, generally denying yourself small pleasures or spontaneous moments of joy?


Olea europaea

Are you facing now, or have you just completed an extremely challeng­ing ordeal which requires you to muster all your physical stamina and resolve?

Do you feel that you have "spent" all of your physical energy, resulting in a profound sense of exhaustion and fatigue?

Do you generally seek physical measures to heal yourself, yet sense that your current exhaustion or dysfunction is so immense you must look elsewhere for complete recovery?

Oregon Grape

Berberis aquifolium

Are you often filled with feelings of paranoia or mistrust regarding the intentions of others?

During childhood, did you experience the world as an unsafe place, or that you had to constantly defend yourself in order to survive?

When you meet others. is your first instinct to wonder how they might harm you, rather than how you might help them?


Penstemon davidsonii

Have you experienced one or more misfortunes or life tragedies, which require you to rally all the faith and endurance you can possibly muster?

Do you suffer a physical defect or other handicap which requires enor­mous fortitude and strength in order to cope from day to day?

Do you have the feeling of being persecuted or otherwise victimized, making it hard for you to sustain faith or trust in the unfolding of your life?


Mentha piperita

Are you often hungry and in need of stimulation from food, only to find yourself dull and mentally sluggish after you've eaten?

Do you drink coffee or take other stimulants in order to feel mentally alert enough to accomplish your tasks?

Docs your mind often feel foggy or lethargic, lacking in alert and awake mental forces?


Pinus sylvestris

Did you grow up in a religious, social, or family situation which

imparted a great deal of guilt or shame about your own self-worth?

Do you have unusually harsh expectations for yourself, readily resort­ing to self-blame if your performance is less than perfect?

Is it hard for you to let go of past mistakes or failures, frequently dwelling on these rather than moving forward to new opportunities or risks?

Pink Monkeyflower

Mimulus lewisii

Do you suffer from intense feelings of shame or vulnerability, feeling you need to protect yourself from exposure to others?

Were you deeply wounded or violated in the past, so much so that it's hard for you to take emotional risks with others?

Is it hard for others to touch the deepest feelings in your heart, as though you feel wary or even fearful of their intentions?

Pink Yarrow

Achillea millefolium var. rubra

Are you easily influenced by others' emotions, making it difficult for you to distinguish your own feelings from those of others?

Are you often in a caretaking or nurturing role, yet find yourself drained and depleted by the emotional needs of others?

Are you hypersensitive to any emotional discord in your environment, making you feel extremely uneasy or otherwise dysfunctional?

Poison Oak

Toxicodendron diversiloba

Do you frequently find yourself creating negative barriers to others. especially through anger, hostility or irritability?

Do you often keep a “safe” emotional distance, so that you do not have to show too much intimacy, emotion or vulnerability?

Do you have a fear of being engulfed or absorbed by others, especially anyone who seems too feminine or nurturing?


Punica granatum

For women: Are you currently experiencing great doubt or conflict in choosing between having a family or developing your career?

For women: Are you infertile, or have you recently experienced a mis­carriage or abortion, causing you to reconsider or resolve your feelings about pregnancy and motherhood?

Are you ambivalent or confused about how to focus your creativity, especially between values of career and home, or personal and social involvement?

Pretty Face

Triteleia ixioides

Do you invest a great deal of time or money in your personal appearance?

Do you feel a sense of shame or unease if your personal appearance or physical body is less than perfect?

Do you have a physical handicap, or a condition due to aging or physi­cal disease, which makes it hard to accept yourself as you are?

Purple Monkeyflower

Mimulus kelloggii

Are many of your spiritual feelings fear-based, such as a fear of retribution by your religious community or punishment from God?

Would you like to develop a more authentic expression of your own spirituality, but fear censure or condemnation by others?

Have you experienced a premature psychic opening through drugs, cul­tic abuse or other psychic means, which makes you fearful or uncertain of how to practice your spirituality?

Quaking Grass

Briza maxima

Do you find it challenging to be involved with groups, tending to be protective of your individual identity?

Are you experiencing a lot of conflict about a current social situation, either within your family, workplace or larger community?

Do you tend to avoid any kind of group process, finding it irritating, tiresome or frustrating?

Queen Anne’s Lace

Daucus carota

Do you often experience blurred, foggy or distorted vision, especially when you are under emotional stress or psychic overwhelm?

Is it easy for you to distort or misunderstand your perception of people or events, as though your “emotional vision” is clouded?

Do your psychic and sexual energies often interfere with each other, requiring more inner clarity and balance?

Do you have clairvoyant or psychic impressions which seem distorted or emotionally based, needing keener perception and objective insight?


Chaenomeles speciosa

Are you a single parent, or in a similar caretaking role which demands equal measures of strength and sensitivity?

Do you find yourself being too harsh with children or others in your care, not sure how to combine discipline with nurturing?

Do you find it hard to trust, or to act from the softer side of your per­sonality, fearing that others will lose respect for you?


Chrysothamnus nauseosus

Does your job or home role require the command of lots of details which need to be handled simultaneously?

Is it difficult for you to maintain awareness of the “big picture”  when you are working on a project that includes many fine points?

Does your life often feel overwhelming or chaotic because you are simply not able to keep pace with all the "loose ends" for which you are responsible?

Red Chestnut


Do you frequently find yourself worrying or concerned about others’ welfare, so much so that you are living more in the ir lives than your own?

Is it hard for you to trust in the unfolding of life events for your children or other family or friends close to you?

Are you needing to develop more detachment about a current relationship or social situation which is troubling you?

Red Clover

Trifolium pratense

Do you find yourself unable to cope in emergencies, often succumbing to panic or hysteria?

Have you found yourself unduly influenced by a public personality or political ideology, responding with fear to a picture of doom or disaster?

Do you lose your positive identity in your family or other close group, whenever there are challenging or negative circumstances?

Rock Rose

Helianthemum nummularium

Do you frequently suffer from nightmares, or other experiences which bring a sense of terror or deep emotional disturbance?

Are you currently facing a situation which has life-threatening or destructive proportions, such as an impending death or catastrophic emergency?

Do you need to develop greater courage and equanimity in stressful sit­uations?


Rock Water

Solarized spring water

Do you tend toward an ascetic or highly regimented style of living and eating?

Do you have strong religious, work, or study disciplines, which you fol­low relentlessly, or rigidly?

Do you feel that you deny yourself the opportunity to enjoy life on its own terms, generally subjecting yourself to strict schedules or external programs which allow for little spontaneity or creativity?


Rosmarinus officinalis

Do you frequently experience states of absentmindedness or forgetful­ness, as though your consciousness is not fully present at times?

Do you tend to have cold extremities - especially hands and feet ­with the feeling that it's difficult to bring your consciousness and warmth completely into your physical body?

Did you experience traurna sometime in your past, in which extreme physical abuse or stress kept you fro feeling warm and secure in your physical body?


Salvia officinalis

Do you need to develop more objectivity and perspective about recent life events which trouble or perplex you?

Does your life seem more accidental than purposeful, making it hard to have much insight into, or acceptance of, the people and events surrounding you?

Are you in an elder phase of life, wanting to gather wisdom and reflect on the meaning of your experience?


Artemisia tridentate

Does your life seem unnecessarily cluttered, burdened or complex, as though you need to learn how to let go and find more simplicity?

Have you recently experienced an illness or misfortune, which is prompting you to change and to let go of old parts of your self or  lifestyle?

Is it difficult for you to contact your true spiritual identity, because you hold on too tightly to possessions, lifestyle, or social personality?


Carnegiea giganteus

Do you feel alienated from or ashamed of your family lineage, cultural or ethnic identity?

Do you frequently find yourself rebelling against or in conflict with persons who have authority or power over you?

Do you need to develop a deeper understanding or respect for the tra­ditions which have shaped your family or cultural identity?

Saint John's Wort

Hypericum perforatum

Are you hypersensitive to bright light or heat, feeling particularly drained or dysfunctional during the summer?

Do you feel depressed in the winter when there's not enough light?

Is it common for you to experience distress when sleeping, such as dream disturbances, night-sweats or bed-wetting? 

Is your state of consciousness generally diffuse or expansive, needing more inner strength and clarity?

Scarlet Monkeyflower

Mimulus cardinalis

Do you have a difficult time dealing with issues of anger or power, tending instead to "stuff' your feelings?

Are you frequently in situations where you try hard to be polite or calm, but suddenly vent explosive feelings of anger or rage?

Do you need to develop more direct and clear ways of communication, so that your honest feelings or disagreements are fully acknowledged?


Scleranthus annuus

Do you frequently find yourself in situations where you seem torn between one or more options, unable to take a firm hold of your decision?

Are you someone who often goes back and forth between people or sit­uations, vacillating in your commitment or intentions?

Do you experience a constant shifting of emotional states as well as physical symptoms, characterized by a great deal of restlessness or confusion?

Scotch Broom

Cytisus scoparius

Do you often get depressed, alienated or overwhelmed when you hear news reports or consider the state of world affairs?

Is it hard for you to see how your contribution can make much differ­ence in your neighborhood, community, or in the larger world?

Do you frequently experience personal despair, or feel "What's the use, why try?" when it comes to solving problems or helping others?


Prunella vulgaris

Do you endlessly try one healing approach after another, convinced that a particular practitioner or health regimen holds the answer for you?

Are you currently experiencing a challenging health problem or other dysfunction which requires that you rally all your healing forces?

Do you find it hard to see how anything you think, feel or do could make any real difference in your state of wellness?

Shasta Daisy

Crysanthemum maximum

Do you have a challenging time when writing or performing other intellectual tasks, because it's difficult for you to see the main idea or make clear sense of what you are doing?

Are you someone who tends to be overly analytical, easily seeing the bits and pieces but not always grasping or appreciating the larger picture?

Does it seems as though your life is full of chaos or divergent threads, requiring you to find more meaning, integration or harmony?

Shooting Star

Dodecatheon hendersonii

Was there considerable trauma surrounding your birth, or the earliest months of your life?

Are you particularly fascinated by stories of UFO's or extra-terrestrial encounters, or do you feel that you've had such an encounter?

Do you often feel deeply alienated, as though you don't feel quite at home on earth, or part of the human family?

Does your consciousness feel more cosmic than human, leading you lo feel less interested in earthly life or mundane, worldly affairs?


Antirrhinum majus

Do you tend toward verbal abuse or insults, tending to lash out at oth­ers suddenly and without much forethought?

Does it seem as though you have excess energy in your mouth, needing to chew, eat or talk a great deal?

Do you have a powerful will or libido, but find it challenging to direct your forces in constructive rather than destructive channels?

Star of Bethlehem

Ornithogalum umbellatum

Were you subject to a very deep trauma or assault from which you feel you have never regained your original vitality or strength?

Does it seem that a deep sense of inner peace and self-containment is lacking in your life, due to stress and other trauma?

Have you suffered from a prolonged state of psychic stress which has led you to feel cut off from your Spiritual Self or deepest soul feelings?

Star Thistle

Centaurea solstitialis

Are you extremely conscious of all of your material possessions or per­sonal wealth, feeling it as a form of personal security?

Did you grow up in poverty or in an economically or emotionally unstable situation, which made it hard for you to feel materially secure?

Do you have a hard time being open or generous, sharing what you have with others, or taking financial risks?

Star Tulip

Calochortus tolmiei

Do you feel that you lack an inner life, and are unable to contact your own spiritual guidance or inner wisdom?

Do you want to be in touch with the feminine side of your conscious­ness, and to be able to listen to others be receptive and intuitive?

Do you find it difficult to pray or meditate, or recall your dreams?

Sticky Monkeyflower

Mimulus aurantiacus

Have you had a number of sexual relationships which mean very little to the deeper feelings within your heart?

Do you hold back from expressing yourself as a sexual human being, because it is hard to feel safe in conveying your inner feelings to another?

Are you frightened or awed by sexual intimacy, unsure of how to deal with your own vulnerability or feelings of love and warmth?


Helianthus annuus

Is your relationship with your father, or any other significant male fig­ures, full of tension or unresolved conflict?

Do you often come on strong or seem overbearing to others, even though you know it is just your way of trying to convey confidence?

Do you feel uncertain or insecure about your own core identity or sense of individuality?


Tanacetum vulgare

Have you been characterized as "lazy" or an "under-achiever," because it seems that you are not really acting on your full potential?

Do you tend to procrastinate, or energetically withdraw from participa­tion or commitment as a way of staying contained and coping with pressure from others?

Did your childhood include a great deal of chaos, confusion or emo­tional instability, which caused you to suppress your natural enthusiasm, curiosity, or energetic response to situations?

Tiger Lily

Lilium humboldtii

Does it seem that you are overly aggressive or competitive, excessively concerned about your own performance?

Do you tend to have separatist tendencies, thinking about your own aims and goals, rather than developing cooperative strategies?

For women: Are you currently experiencing energetic fluctuations due to menopause, especially stronger, more masculine forces which you need to balance and integrate?


Trillium chloropetalum

Do you frequently find yourself measuring your own or others' worth by standards of financial wealth and personal power?

Would you characterize yourself as extremely ambitious, someone who needs a great deal of wealth and personal influence in order to achieve your life goals?

Is your consciousness often directed toward survival issues, feeling that is you had more money or economic security your problems would be solved?

Trumpet Vine

Campsis tagliabuana

Do you speak in a flat, monotone, or unexpressive voice?

Do you stutter or stammer when you speak, or have other difficulty fully expressing yourself?

Do you need to bring more colorful and creative expression to your speech and your general way of presenting yourself?


Verbena officinalis

Do you believe that the world would be better off if only others heeded your vision and values?

Do you possess great feelings of enthusiasm and intensity, so much so that you can tense and push your body beyond its natural energy level?

Do you overwhelm others with your convictions, making it difficult for them to freely develop a response or openly explore your point of view?


Vitus vinifera

Do you often demand obedience or allegiance from others, with a strong need to be in control or to direct others?

Are you frequently assertive to the point of being aggressive, wanting to be in charge and insure things will be done “your way?”

Do you possess such a strong will that it often seems to overpower or overwhelm those around you?


Viola odorata

Do you suffer from a deep sense of shyness or loneliness, wanting to share more of yourself with others but afraid to do so?

Do you often feel fragile or uneasy in group situations, as though your sense of self gets lost or submerged?

Do you tend to have a great deal of reserve, frequently working alone or silently; so much so that others might perceive you as being aloof?


Juglans regia

Do you tend to be negatively influenced by family ties or social expecta­tions which hold you back from following your own sense of conviction or destiny?

Are you attempting to establish a new program of inner development, or change in lifestyle; yet finding yourself succumbing to old habit patterns, thoughts, or beliefs which retard your progress?

Are you in 'a major state of transition - either physical or psychologi­cal - which will require you to view yourself and others in an utterly new or courageous way?

Water Violet

Hottonia palustris

Does it seem that you are often rather aloof or socially distant, making it hard for people to really get to know you?

Do you find yourself measuring others according to social status or economic background, often with the sense that you would not want to associate with someone beneath your level?

Are you at your best when you work independently, finding that when you work with others you are easily annoyed or otherwise stymied?

White Chestnut

Aesculus hippocastanum

Does your mind sometimes seem like an echo chamber, constantly replaying bits of conversations or life episodes without any apparent resolution?

Do you suffer from a great deal of mental agitation or racing thoughts, often resulting in insomnia, fitful sleep or general restlessness?

Is it usually difficult for you to pray or meditate, or to experience an inner state of calm objectivity or inner peace?

Wild Oat

Bromus ramosus

Do you feel that your current vocation or lifestyle is not in keeping with your sense of inner destiny and life purpose?

Do you have many talents and capabilities, yet find it difficult to really focus or harness these gifts toward a worldly vocation?

Are you chronically dissatisfied with your work or employment, unable to feel real commitment or interest even after trying many different situations?

Wild Rose

Rosa canina

Has a prolonged illness or other life situation drained you of vitality or enthusiasm for life?

Do you frequently feel resigned or apathetic, as though life seems hardly worth the effort it requires?

Do you tend to recover from illness or other setbacks very slowly, seemingly unable to harness the full forces of physical vitality which you need for recovery?


Salix vitellina

Do you tend to hold on to past injustices or misfortunes, leading to feelings of bitterness or resentment?

Do you frequently find yourself in the role of "victim," feeling that you are being persecuted or unfairly punished?

Are you emotionally inflexible, finding it difficult to forgive others, or to be accepting and yielding?


Achillea millefolium

Are you someone who is extremely sensitive and keenly aware of your environment and of the thoughts and intentions of others, even when not spoken?

Do you have many allergic responses to food or environmental stimuli, feeling that you need more inner strength and integrity?

Do you often find yourself depleted when you are in crowds, while traveling, or in taxing or challenging social situations?

Docs your work as a healer, teacher or parent require enormous forces of compassion and giving, which often leaves you feeling you have nothing more to give?

Yarrow Special Formula

Achillea millefolium, Arnica mollis, Echinacea purpurea

Do you travel frequently, especially through airports?

Do you work often around video display terminals, or other devices transmitting radiation?

Have you had numerous X-rays taken, either recently or in the past?

Do you live in a geographic area which is polluted or toxic, or with strong electromagnetic frequencies?

Yellow Star Tulip

Calochortus monophyllus

Is it hard for you to make contact with others, to understand what they are really feeling or saying?

Do you need to look at some of the consequences of your actions, to understand more fully how you've hurt others even when you may not have been aware of it?

Do you need to develop more empathetic sensitivity in your role as a parent, teacher or manager, or in other social interactions?

Yerba Santa

Eriodictyon californicum

Do you sense within yourself a deep, unexplained grief or profound sadness, which has never been fully realized or explored?

Do you feel physical constriction in your chest, or suffer from afflic­tions to the heart and lungs such as asthma, pneumonia, tobacco addiction or breathing disturbances?

Do you tend to tighten your breath as a way of coping with painful feel­ings, or otherwise hold on to deep feelings of sadness, grief or other soul afflictions?


Zinnia elegans

Does your life seem overly grim or serious, as though you are gritting your teeth to get through each day?

Are you someone who could be described as "over-dutiful" or a  “workaholic," carrying a load of somber responsibilities which seem never-ending?

Are you able to laugh at yourself, or find moments of spontaneity or humor on a daily basis?

Do you frequently take time to play with children, or to schedule activities for yourself which are truly enjoyable and uplifting?