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Family of Lacs in Homeopathy

Aisling Murray
ISH 3rd Year

Lac Asinum
Lac Caninum
Lac Caprinum
Lac Defloratum
Lac Delphinium
Lac Equinum
Lac Felinum
Lac Humanum
Lac Maternum
Lac Leoninum
Lac Lupinum
Lac Suis
Kent - “It is any young animal life’s food and it originates
our nature in it’s deepest recess”
Common Themes in the Lacs

What has emerged from the provings and a small, but increasing body of clinical experience are themes of the milk
remedies center around dependence and independence, nurturing and lack of nurturing, a feeling of having suffered
wrong and the suppression of natural instincts in order to be able to harmonize with the group to which one needs
to belong. Each milk medicine will express these themes in its own way.

The primary function of mammal milks is to nurture the vulnerable, dependant baby. It’s not only a food but also
encompasses the child’s need to grow, thrive and be strong. When things go wrong here for the mother and baby it
can lead to issues with food that can manifest throughout the life of the child and on to adult life.

There is also a theme of bonding between the mother and baby and the part that holding the baby plays in the
theme is also significant - it produces wholeness and integration into the world. The remedy pictures represent all
the things that can go wrong n the lactation period.

When the milk is sparse or bad the baby can fail to thrive and an arrest in growth. Lac patients can have craving,
aversion, amelioration and aggravation from milk. It is also the first food that a baby has and so can be the first food
that causes nausea contributing to the theme of loathing of self and life. When the baby doesn’t get enough milk it
can lead to feelings of lack - poverty consciousness and jealousy.

When the bonding between the mother and baby is not fulfilling for the baby then this can lead to feelings of
separateness, forsakenness, isolation and estrangement. All relationships may suffer into later life leading to the
inability to bear touch and intimacy. This can also lead to fear of narrow or confined spaces. When the holding
(representing support and carrying) of the baby is unsuccessful in some way it can lead to feelings of being let
down, or falling to pieces and fear of falling.
Another common theme is lack of trust stemming from a possible lack of bonding or warmth from the mother.
There’s lack of trust in life and in the patient themselves and this comes from the lack of feeling of security
occurring during the diminutive bonding in lactation.

Mother’s milk allows growth and grounding so there can be a sense of disconnection and lack of grounding and
themes of needing to escape the body because they feel imprisoned in it.
Many Lac patients are chilly (lack of vital heat, support, security). Also they can have fear of sharp objects or a sharp
and critical tongue.

The reactions to this stunted nurturing include: suicidal tendencies; eating disorders (under eating and overeating);
cleaning/washing compulsions; themes of indifference or lack of feeling; forgetting, mistakes (writing, dyslexia,
speaking); sexuality increased or decreased.
Themes in the Remedy:
Donkeys have great sense of self-preservation, hence they will not
Stupidity and Stubbornness
do anything which will put themselves in any danger. This
Ignorance, darkness, idiocy
behavior has resulted in donkeys being called stubborn, although
Humility and Kindness – a little
this is the result of the misinterpretation of their behaviour.
foolish but obedient
Curse and Punishment – in
The donkey Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday is symbolic
mythology the person who is
of the spiritual kingdom of God. The Messiah riding upon a donkey
punished is turned into a donkey
offers forgiveness and peace with God, whereas Christ mounted
upon a horse implies judgment and war.
Helplessness and Desertion
Others seem spiteful, unfair,
In time, the donkey became a symbol of those reluctant to believe
the Gospel story including St. Thomas, the Doubter, St. Anthony of
Feelings of being an innocent,
Padua, losing his patience with an unbeliever, declared that it
passive, defenceless, martyr
would be easier to get a wild ass to worship the Sacrament than
- A tragic, passive witness
to convince him of the truth. To the surprise of the people, a wild
ass did approach the Sacrament
and kneel worshipfully before it. Many who saw this miracle
converted and the kneeling donkey became an
attribute of this saint.
Physical Symptoms:
The Donkey was the lawn tractor/wheel barrow Pains and sensations around the head and eyes (blindfold)
in old Ireland. Pins and needles – paralysis of the head, face and trunk
Swelling, oedema, sweat
Lac Asinum Stamina – wellbeing, fitness
Agg exertion and heat
Donkey hairs were widely believed to cure a number of ailments, Dizziness
and were often worn in a charm around the neck to guard against Muscle spasm
whooping-cough, toothache, fits, and to ease teething pains in Heat sensations – face, eyes, stomach
babies. Riding a donkey was also believed efficacious, especially Epigastric pain and rumbling
if the rider faced the donkey's tail end, and was sometimes used SRP – Hot flushes with a need to breath in deeply
as a preventative for toothache, measles and other children's
complaints. One cure for whooping-cough and ague stated that
the patient should be passed under a donkey and over its back
either three or nine times; the trick of feeding an animal some of
the patient's hair to transfer the illness was also used with Dreams
donkeys. The donkey was also used to help cure the complaints Children, pregnancy, water, working,
of other animals; letting a black donkey run with mares in a field others mocking, knives/murder,
was thought to stop the mares miscarrying.
Dogs evolved from wolves as part of the Themes in the Remedy:
Canid family. They are thought to have Dogs
first been domesticated in the Middle Disconnection/hovering
East, Europe and Southeast Asia. Restlessness and Anxiety/Guilt
They are pack animals, with one leader. Self destruction
To ancient civilisations the dog was Failure
associated with death and the afterlife. Sensitivity/Rage
The ancient Egyptians worshiped the dog- Low self esteem – thinks that whatever she says is a lie
headed God of Death – Anubis. Hypersensitive amounting to Hysteria
The Old Testament scorns the dog as Forgetful
“unclean”. Islam associates the dog with Aggression and rage
all that is utterly vile in creation – the Fears and excitement (fainting, falling, snakes, spiders, insects, gh
symbol of greed and glutony. Constant desire to wash hands
Ambiguity arises with the more common Hypochondria and fear of disease
perception of dog as man’s best friend. Dependant victim
The alchemists used the analogy if the
dog devoured by the wolf for the
purification of gold my antimoney, the
penultimate stage of the “Great Work”.

Lac Caninum
Physical Symptoms:
Warm patients
Clarke – “This remedy represents a state in which the organism does Alternating sides
not have the resources to absorb and contain stress and this teeters Ravenous appetite
on the brink of collapse”. The anger and rage in the remedy is directed Des pungent things (pepper) and salt
at the self. They can be introverted, exhibit excessive daydreaming >Cold applications
and can seem as if in a daze. < before and during menses
The remedy can manifest in one of two ways. In the active type there Parts glisten/shine
is great sensitivity. In the passive type there is hysteria. Vertigo w/sensation of floating in the air
Typically Lac Caninum individuals Genital organs easily excited from touch
Painful, swollen breasts before menses
Themes in the Remedy:
Controlled individuals, prudish
Fright and fear of razor sharp deadly teeth and
a vulnerability at the sides of the throat
Fear of being taken by surprise, of being
jumped at (noise, motion)
The goat has long been a visual aid in symbolic and Fear of being pointed at
mythological literature and stories. It has a varied Fear is internalised and not expressed
significance: gentleness in one tradition and Shameless sexuality
sensuality in another. Both sexes of the goat Fear of their own sexual impulses
symbolize fertility, vitality and ceaseless energy. Themes of breasts and oral sex
The he-goat (buck) is the epitome of masculine Nervous, frightened children clinging to their
virility and creative energy, while the female (doe) mothers
typifies the feminine and generative power and Individuals in high social position (safe place
abundance. Symbolically, the goat can be on a height) who hide sexual indiscretions and
interchanged with the gazelle or the antelope. The are subject to scandal and disgrace.
wild goat of the Old Testament and Arabic lore is Fear of falling/losing social place or position
the Ibex. Childlike helplessness, timidity and innocence
Can become indifferent as a strategy to avoid
The goat was probably, after the dog, the earliest or internalise the fear.
domesticated animal. Goats grazing or at rest, or The main theme of the remedy can be found in
being milked by a goat-herder, are frequent the fairy tale “The Wolf and the 7 Little Goats”
subjects for idyllic scenes, representing the Lac Caprinum
paradisial state; as such they appear on both
pagan and Christian sarcophagi.

There have been many strange beliefs and myths

about goats. Oppian says they breathe through
their horns, while Varro maintains that they
breathe through their ears; Pliny expresses a Physical Symptoms
general belief that they are perpetually feverish. Chilliness
Goat skins were used for water and wine bottles Left-sided
when travelling and camping and as parchment for Wandering pains (sharp/stitching)
writing. Goat hairs were woven and the animal Shooting pains in throat, eyes, abdomen
provided food and milk. The goat, especially the Cracking in joints
kid, was a sacrificial animal and was used also as a Digestive disturbances
sin-offering (the Scapegoat.) The he-goat is lust Headaches
personified, and a goat with a human head depicts Palpitations
depravity. Strong odours – feet and genitals
The Cow is predominantly a symbol of
The Cow is a symbol of the moon as Themes in the Remedy
many moon goddesses wears the horns Need to belong to the community
of a Cow. The Great Mother Cow is in Fear of being rejected by the community
many cultures. There is Hathor the Forsaken feeling
divine Cow of Egypt. Europa, the white Feeling of being separated from the mother
moon Cow that mated with Zeus. Need to be attractive
Tremendous sense of injustice
Cows are regarded in some cultures as Need to bear a lot of suffering
a symbol of status and bartered as Cares for and by the mother
currency, cows have been invaluable to Fears and dreams of being pursued, of being beaten
humans over the years. Cows have Dirtiness
come to represent our connection to the Depression, suicidal disposition
land and are a sign of the bounty with Meditates on the easiest way to take his life
which we are provided.
In Hinduism the Cow is a symbol of
purity, motherhood and ahimsa (non-

In Chinese Astrology the Ox is

considered to be advantageous and Lac Defloratum
also disadvantageous - Advantages of
Ox people: Powerful individual,
successful, unyielding, stubborn, can be
a good leader, can be a good parent,
upright, inspiration to others, placid and Physical Symptoms
easygoing, self assurance, quiet, good Strong desire or intolerance of milk
with hands, eloquent with public. Affections of the breast including poor lactation,
Disadvantages of Ox people: Pain in the breast before menses
Conservative, easily misunderstood in Obesity
family relationship, cool attitudes, Disturbed nutrition
unemotional responses, anger easily. Anaemia
Women who drink cows milk have a Headache – throbbing in the temples when the rest
much larger chance of developing of the head feels light
breast cancer than those who don’t. < milk, loss of sleep, cold, during pregnancy
> Pressure of bandage, conversation, rest
Intense thirst
Themes in the Remedy:
A favourite of travellers, the Calm during danger
dolphin is know as a symbol for Play and pleasure
prosperity and the abundance of Circles
the earth. Separation detached
Dolphins are highly intelligent Clairvoyance
creatures, and there are people Attraction to water
who even believe that dolphins are Groups and community – close bonds
intellectually equivalent to human where being separated from them causes
beings, if not superior. To underline discomfort.
this common belief, the Feeling of lack of privacy
sophisticated medium of Guilt with responsibility
communication in dolphins has Possibility of being lead astray, seduced
mystified many researchers. by the good life as well as a desire to find
meaning in everyday life.
Female dolphins posses two Maternal instinct and the need to nurture
mammal glands which produce a and give shelter
rich milk to nourish her young. The
mother can physically eject milk The dolphin is a very group-oriented sea
into the calves mouth to help mammal. Dolphin fish together, play together,
speed the nursing process.  This is Lac Delphinium enjoy sexuality and childrearing, and have a
very helpful since the whole strong focus on the protection of the group. In
process takes place under water order to keep the group together they must be
while both animals hold their caring, loving, communicative and exist together
breath.  Nursing may continue for peacefully. The group works together to protect
as long as twelve to eighteen against predators such as sharks, humans and
months after birth. killer whales. However, in order to co-exist
cooperatively and peacefully, dolphins may
Dolphins are extremely and need to suppress anger, violence,
continuously vocal. They use competitiveness, jealousy and not being taken
different clicks and whistles to care of.
denote different communications
where the whistles are thought to
me emotional communications. Physical Symptoms
Squeals denote alarm or disease of sinuses, congestion/blockage of the left nostril
excitement. pain in big toe
pharyngeal infections with very sore lymph glands
Dolphins were hunted at one time. weakness from the sun
Although this is almost non-
existent now commercially, they
are destroyed inadvertently by
commercial tuna fishers using
The horse is a symbol of power, guidance
Themes in the Remedy:
protectors prosperity, magic, prophecy, the
transporter to the otherworld.
Difficult encounters
In Buddhism the horse is one of the 12
animals in the Asian 60-year calendrical
cycle.  Shakyamuni Buddha is said to have
been born in the Year of the Horse, and so
2002, which was mainly a horse year, was
considered especially auspicious. The horse
symbolizes energy, and the energetic
Great passion for horses
pursuit of the objectives of Buddha's
Feeling of having one's wild spirit or nature
beaten out - of being tamed into submission
Discontentment, restlessness, constriction
Symbol of the Sun: Surya driving his chariot
and desire to break free
pulled by seven horses is the subject of
Strong desire for bacon
many carvings in Hindu temples, and it is
well-known that the chariot of the Greek
god Apollo in his role as Phoebus (phoibos)
mover of the sun, was drawn by a team of
horses, too.  

The Trojans accepted the hollow form of a

horse into their city with so little regard for
what it might contain, were neither stupid Lac Equinum Physical Symptoms
nor ignorant -- they had already ignored the
warnings of two powerful visionaries. 
However, after 10 years of combat and Weakness
siege, they could not afford to ignore an
offering to the dominant local deities for  Heart problems
Troy was believed to have been built by
Apollo, chariot driver to the Sun, and
Poseidon (as associated with the horse as
with the ocean.) Also, the Greek hero
Heracles had once been promised a gift of
horses which had not been delivered. 
Moreover, the site of Troy is not far from the
territory of the Hyksos, chariot-driving
warriors who marauded down the coast as
far south as Egypt, which they conquered. 
Also, Achilles, the hero of the Achaean
Greeks had been educated in his earlier
years by Chiron, the centaur (half man and
Cats are an image of wholeness - a Themes in the Remedy
merging of the physical and Fear of falling down stairs, but without
spiritual, the psychic and the vertigo.
sensual. For a cat, these are not Great depression of spirits.
separate worlds, but one. They Mental illusion that the corners of
have been tagged with a variety of furniture, or any pointed object near her,
traits, including curiosity, nine were about to run into eyes ; the
lives, independence, cleverness, symptom is purely mental ; the objects do
unpredictability, and healing. not appear to her sight to be too close
During the thousands of years in Morbid conscientiousness ; every little
which the cat has lived among fault appeared a crime.
human beings it has been Very cross to every one.
venerated at one period as a deity, Sympathy with others pregnant
and at other times cursed as a Sensuality
demon. Violent sexuality
Cats have long been held sacred Lack of self respect
and linked to images of power. Fastidious
Egyptians named the Goddess Moody and clinging to Independence with
Bastas the divine mother of cats. sudden bursts if ill temper
The cat was sacred, and to kill one Desire to be alone/for freedom
might be punishable by death. Lac Felinum
Physical Symptoms
Diodorus Siculus, the Greek Headaches over eyes, temples and front
historian, described how a Roman vertex with burning and pulsation
who killed a cat was murdered by a Affinity with the eyes – weary, twitching,
mob despite the pleadings of high
darting pain, inflammation
Egyptian officials. If a cat died,
Sinus problems
from any cause whatever, its owner Brassy taste on the mouth and loss of taste
went into mourning, shaving his Salivation with tongue enlargement
eyebrows and performing elaborate Stomach swelling and a desire to eat paper
funeral rites. Cat cemeteries were Anorexia, nausea, cramps
established on the banks of the Amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, diarrhoea
Nile, where the sacred animals No appetite, heat in the Epigastric region
were mummified and then laid to Chest symptoms with oppression and difficult
rest, together with vast quantities breathing
of cat mascots and bronze cat Alternating symptoms – cold and heat
effigies. The Egyptian term for cat
Dullness with heavy and prolonged sleep
was Mau, an imitation of a cats cry
where they don’t wake easily
and a mother-syllable. Intolerance of hunger
Human milk, the best food for babies, Themes in the Remedy
contains the right amount of nutrients, Lack of concentration
in the right proportions, for the Lack of confidence
growing baby. A living, biological fluid, Dreams of death
it contains many unique components. Forsaken/Isolated feeling
For example, lactoferrin provides Helplessness
optimal absorption of iron and protects Indifference/apathy
the gut from harmful bacteria; lipases Shuns responsibility/caretaker
assist in digestion of fats; and special Caring for food/caring for others
growth factors and hormones Need to be nurtured
contribute to optimal growth and
development. Mother's own milk Being helpful to others so that you
changes during a feeding from thirst- received acceptance and are not alone.
quenching to hunger-satisfying, and The ‘I' needed to be sacrificed for the good
comes in a variety of flavours as of the "we." It is necessary to do things for
mother's diet varies. Its composition others, obey the rules, and be sensitive to
changes as the baby grows to meet the opinions of others, but unfortunately,
baby's changing nutritional needs. this also leads to feeling forced, treated
badly and ridiculed.
Human milk is baby's first
immunization. It provides antibodies The issue of having two wills is central.
which protect baby from many Thus there is conflict between having both
common respiratory and intestinal Lac Humanum a spiritual and non-spiritual nature, a
diseases, and also contains living desire to work and a desire to go on a
immune cells. First milk, Colostrum, is holiday, a desire to be an individual, yet
packed with components which part of a group. There is a lot of emphasis
increase immunity and protect the on one's relatives and on being helpful to
newborn's intestines. Artificially fed one's friends, family, community and those
babies have higher rates of middle ear Physical symptoms less fortunate, what we might call
infections, pneumonia, and cases of Eczema, worse from milk humanitarian service.
gastroenteritis (stomach flu). Emptiness and depression on waking
Breastfeeding as an infant also Alcoholism
provides protection from developing Extreme thirst
immune system cancers such as Affinities with the breast and the female organs
lymphoma, bowel diseases such as Endocrine system
Crohn's disease and celiac sprue, and Kidneys
juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, all of < alcohol, eating, waking, before menses, breastfeeding
which are related to immune system > eating, motion, sex, breastfeeding
function. And breastfed babies
generally mount a more effective
response to childhood immunizations.
Themes in the Remedy:
The oneness of the nursing mother and Lac Maternum is made Anxiety about life
her baby has always fascinated from the milk of nine Homesickness for the astral world
mankind. Like lovers, they are united women, milk from three Refusal of the child by its parents at
both physically and spiritually. Unlike days (colostrum) to 10 the beginning of pregnancy
lovers, their union lacks the months after parturition. Anxiety for the responsibilities of a
ambivalence and tensions of sexuality. new life
The Egyptians portrayed their chief Lack of centre/ energy easily disturbed
goddess, Isis, with the infant Horus at by the energy of other persons and of
her breast. the surroundings
Lack of clarity of mind; thinking is
Christianity reveres the Madonna, the muddled and defenses against the
image of mother and infant, as a outer world are lowered
symbol of pure love. The Dalai Lama, Want of self esteem
spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, Sadness
speaks of compassion and altruism as Lack of joy
first learned at a mother's breast, as the Sensation of floating out of body
mother gives of herself to her child. Daydreaming
Artists through history and across Lack of awareness of one’s
geography have been inspired by the surroundings/boundaries
nursing couple to convey, in stone and Unfeeling/Indifferent
clay and paint, two souls who are one.
Incarnation in current life - the process
More and more research is showing that of incarnation that takes place during
breastfeeding leads to optimal brain Lac Maternum pregnancy is not complete at birth and
development. the mother's milk helps the baby to
come down gradually. The centre of
In addition to all the known benefits of the remedy is lack of incarnation from
human milk, it's also clear that the act several deeper causes, such as anxiety in
of breastfeeding is beneficial. accepting the physical state, apprehension
Breastfeeding's contribution to optimal Physical Complaints of the difficulty of our task during this
oral development means less risk of Headache, migraine, dizziness, vertigo, incarnation, homesickness for the astral
malocclusion -- and perhaps lower an empty feeling, flushes, loss of hair, world, refusal of the child by its parents at
orthodontist bills! Bottle-fed babies coldness of the extremities, weak libido, the beginning of pregnancy or anxiety for the
have a higher risk of baby bottle tooth lack of feeling, awkwardness, general responsibilities of a new life, etc. This lack of
decay, as well. Close skin-to-skin chilliness, eczema, psoriasis, molluscae, incarnation causes a deep unawareness of
contact with mother provides optimal the true identity; the person is not centered
nurturing and an almost automatic and the energy is easily disturbed by the
close emotional attachment. Suckling at energy of other persons and of the
breast optimizes hand-to-eye surroundings
coordination, especially with regular
"side-switching." Even in the rare cases
when mother can't produce enough
The lion has always held a high Themes in the Remedy:
place in heraldry as the emblem Anger/rage
of deathless courage, and, hence, Concern about people and desire
that of a valiant warrior. It is said to help them especially children
to be a lively image of a good Theft
soldier, who must be "valiant in Problems with authority figures
courage, strong of body, politic in Women at odds with their
council and a foe to fear." Through husbands
the somewhat dubious legend of Men relating to other men
their compassion, lions also came Cats/catlike
to symbolize Christ. As one
medieval author asserted, "they The queen of beasts, the lioness,
prey on men rather than women, lends her milk for the healing of
and they do not kill children humanity. There is a theme of royalty,
except when they are very being a person of high standards,
hungry." arrogant, with a love of power. But
there is also the fear of losing this
The lion, with such repute of its power and independence, resulting in
noble nature and having the being put down, blamed and brought
position and title of king of the low with feelings of being inferior,
beasts, is naturally one of the Lac Leoninum weak, fragile and lonely.
most common heraldic symbols
on the continent of Europe. The The flip side of being the king or queen
winged lion is the emblem of St. is to be a lowly pauper, dependent on
Mark. the pride for everything and being
dominated by the current king—or
Anger from being blamed,
The lion is one of Buddhism's most turned out to fend for oneself. Thus,
potent symbols. Traditionally, the the person who needs the remedy
lion is associated with regality, reacts with anger, violence and
Desires respect
strength and power. It is therefore pouncing upon one's enemies,
Dreams of responsibility
an appropriate symbol for the especially when there is a feeling of
Sensitive to the truth
Buddha who tradition has it was a hurt pride.
Extreme thirst
royal prince. The Buddha's Sexual desire increased
teachings are sometimes referred Changeable moods
to as the 'Lion's Roar', again < before menses
indicative of their strength and
power. In Buddhist art, lions are
sometimes depicted on the throne
the Buddha sits on.
The wolf is perhaps purely "the beast", which appears Themes in the Remedy:
from nowhere, wreaks devastation, and vanishes Mortality/immortality
without trace, leaving carnage in its wake. In Protective of children in
mythology, its role is sometimes benevolent, danger
sometimes evil. The wolf sees in the dark, so is Intruder/outsider
symbolic of light and the sun. The wolf can be the Danger/desire for danger
solitary hero who defies the hunters. It is a symbol of Fire
intelligence and courage. Damaging liquid
Danger in water
In dreams, it is often a part of the self, positive or Detached
negative. It can represent solitude and self-absorption, Confused/organised
and retreat from relations with others, but it can Critical
symbolize instinct too; the instinct that certain people Trying to help
can only keep locked inside. The wolf can also Enclosures/crowded/tunnels
represent a "devouring" character that we carry within Friends/loving
us, a father or mother for instance. It often represents Broad/wide/huge
a social character of this nature, for a man may be "a Circles/spirals
wolf towards other men or women, but a wolf seldom Lac Lupinum Holes in legs
behaves badly towards other wolves. Wolves have Fish
been long regarded by Native Americans as teachers Wallet/purse/lost things
or pathfinders. Wolves are fiercely loyal to their mates, Transportation/vehicles
and have a strong sense of family while maintaining Water
The effect of Lac Lupinum seems to be an
individualism. In the stars, Wolf is represented by the awakening, not so much a curing:
Dog, Sirius, thought by many aboriginal tribes to be Perceptive
the home of the "Ancients." It seems to be through Vivacious/lively
this connection that Wolf has come to be associated Good communicator
with ancient teachings. Spontaneous
Hungry for life
Wolves are probably the most misunderstood of the Food issues
wild animals. Tales of cold bloodedness abound, in Heightened or finely tuned senses
spite of the their friendly, social and intelligent traits. Cannot tolerate being tamed
They are truly free spirits even though their packs are Need to own themselves
highly organized. They seem to go out of their way to Long for the wild - yearn for nature
avoid a fight. One is rarely necessary when a shift in Feel world / society is the wrong shape for them
posture, a growl, or a glance gets the point across Find the world much too left brained
quite readily. Traditionally, someone with Wolf Emboldened feel self entitled
Medicine has a strong sense of self, and Awakened / reclaimed sexuality
communicates well through subtle changes in voice Live in their bodies - body awareness
inflection and body movements. They often find new Desire for deep friendships/relationships
solutions to problems while providing stability and Playful
support that one normally associates with a family Ailments from abandonment
structure. Need for movement, dance and exercise
In Christian and many other traditions, pigs are
considered unclean symbols of lust, greed, and After it’s birth the piglet has to take care of itself – break it’s
gluttony. The pig, which wallows in the mud, has come own umbilical cord and get warm and dry because the mother
to symbolize the complete enjoyment of almost all the pig is somewhat of a passive parent. Father is absent and
sins of the flesh including sloth, selfishness, ignorance, when he tries to get near the piglets he is chased away. Male
and the above mentioned lust, greed, and gluttony. Far pigs live solitarily.
from being remorseful over these sins, the symbolic
pig indulges an insatiable appetite for them. He enjoys
the mud he is covered with and, instead of wasting
away, grows sleek with sin. It is a symbol of sensuality,
the prosperity of the wicked, and the Devil.

Around the world, pigs were associated with

and sacrificed to fertility, mother, underworld,
and agriculture gods and goddesses such as
Isis, Demeter, Tiamat, Mars, and Phaea. In parts
of the New World, pigs were believed capable of
bringing rain, and consequently, fertility to the
Themes in the Remedy
land. The European corn spirit had the
appearance of a pig as did the Celtic Cerridwen
Drug-like effect – not being able to distringuish
or "Old White Sow." Pork was eaten in
between themselves and the space around them
otherworldly places by visitors and by the gods.
Lac Suis Forsaken feeling
The infant, Zeus, was nursed by a pig. In Tibet,
Feeling dirty
the "Diamond" or "Adamantine Sow" was
Cold, fearful, nervous palpitations
revered as Vajtavarahi, the Queen of Heaven.
Slowness and being behind – no desire
to do anything
In Ancient Egypt, the sky-goddess, Nut, was depicted
as a sow suckling or swallowing her piglets which are
the sun and the stars. According to their beliefs, Nut
would swallow the stars every morning and vomit them
into the sky every evening. She would also swallow her
piglet, the sun, every evening and spit him out in the
morning. In this way, the sun and the stars were reborn
each day before beginning their journeys across the
sky. In honour of Nut, Ancient Egyptians wore pig
Physical Symptoms
amulets. Another pig was thought to follow the evil god
Vertigo with fainting and hyperventilation
of darkness, Set, brother and murderer of Osiris. Black
Vertigo, floating, speech difficulties
pigs were sacred to Set and thought to be malevolent.
Early Egyptians kept, sacrificed, and occasionally ate
pigs even though they considered them unclean
enough to cause leprosy.

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