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The Leo Child

When a Leo child walks into the room they can literally light it up. Naturally playful and fun loving, when expressing positively they are comfortable performing on the stage of life. True to their inner nature is the urge to create and express their unique spark out into the world. Experiencing accomplishments and achievements through this creative urge is fundamental in maintaining and sustaining wellbeing.

The three First Light flower essences that support these children are No 13 Kanuka, No 14 Rengarenga Lily and No 15 Mingimingi. Each expresses its own gifts, and it is not just the Leo child who benefits from these three very dynamic flowers.

No 13 Kanuka assists the child to let go of creative hurts and experiences of rejection or ridicule. Our current school system often judges children’s achievements and their creative endeavours. No 13 Kanuka will assist them to confidently express their ‘spark’, and allow their spirit to express and experience life. No 13 Kanuka is the essence for children who experience stage fright. It is a wonderful ally for school speeches.

No 14 Rengarenga Lily assists the child who can be perceived as the daydreamer. They may be finding focusing on reality challenging. With the ongoing presence of computer and screen time, this essence can support the child to keep focused on creating their own ideas. No 14 Rengarenga Lily supports a healthy imagination and encourages the child to create original ideas, not those imposed from another. When supported with this essence the child may also demonstrate the ability to envisage ‘that which is not yet perceived by others’. No 14 Rengarenga Lily is our choice if the child is showing overly competitive behaviour, is over-dramatising situations, or requires constant validation or attention.

If the child is experiencing challenges around discovering their own natural abilities, No 15 Mingimingi is the flower essence of choice. I have found No 15 Mingimingi beneficial for teenagers looking for direction on their path. It also assists creative problem solving, a valuable tool to navigate through life with. No 15 Mingimingi is our choice for any child who is holding back from joining in (often from ridicule) but who really wants to shine.

Providing a Leo child with their ‘good medicine’ is one way you can enhance their ability to be all that they are here to be.

— Anna Gentry
Anna is a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand Practitioner, Diploma holder, and tutor. A qualified and experienced teacher, mother of 4 young children and co-founder of NaturePlayNZ, an organisation dedicated to assisting children, mother earth and the future. First Light® Flower Essences form the foundation of her relationship to assist all children to express beauty and balance in their lives. Anna can be contacted by email: