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Animals and their Keynote Essence

Animals share the same keynote flower essences as people, which correspond to their individual birthday. If you know your animal’s birthday, it is helpful to include their birthday or keynote flower essence in a blend. The flower essences No’s 1-36 help transform animals' negative attitudes, so even though you may be working with other essences for a particular issue or situation, the addition of their keynote essence can help bring balance to their personality traits and promote a more positive attitude. This in turn influences the situation you are addressing.


For example, I have a German Shepherd named Chepi who was born 3rd February. Her keynote essence is No 32 Ice Plant. Chepi can be highly strung and impulsive, at times overbearing and dominating with other dogs in play. She can also be very territorial and some of her behaviour can isolate her socially. None of these traits, in moderation, are especially surprising given her breed. However, sometimes there is a point where the behaviour or mood shows a lack of balance and an intensity develops which demonstrates an animal is not at ease - there may be a degree of unrest, insecurity, aggression, fear or anxiety.

Chepi was given two months of No 31 Native Iris for her "excessive zeal" and overbearing behaviour, No 32 Ice Plant to help her be more tolerant and at ease with other dogs and No 33 Rewarewa to help her socialise and feel more secure in herself. The dosage given was 4 drops 3-4 times daily (by mouth and in drinking water). The essences, combined with focus and realistic expectations have resulted in a German Shepherd that is more at ease, more responsive to instruction and less intense in her interactions with other dogs.

No 32 Ice Plant is Chepi's keynote essence and No 31 Native Iris and No 33 Rewarewa are part of the "family" that Ice Plant belongs to. From time to time, it may be necessary to repeat this blend to restore balance and bring positive expressions back to the fore again.

— Marj Marks
Marj is a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand registered practitioner and registered Veterinary Nurse. Marj can be contacted on 09 422 0177, 027 612 5256 or by email: