For those who feel strongly – about injustices, political situations, behaviour of their loved ones...anything they see as obviously wrong. These people are often visionaries, frustrated that others lack their insights and cannot see how they ought to be behaving, reacting, etc. Part of the problem is that, by the time others have ‘caught up’ and come round to their way of thinking, they themselves have given up and moved on to other issue, so, though vindicated, they remain frustrated.
Maidenhair Spleenwort types can be great leaders but poor followers for they are strong, independent thinkers. For most of the time they can be more kind, tolerant, non-judgmental and understanding than most of us, yet they, also, need to occasionally ‘vent their spleens’ – sometimes quite dramatically, shouting at the TV, thumping tables, smashing things, storming about, etc; sometimes with an icy, threatening silence like the lull before the storm. These reactions are rarely personal but can worsen with the added frustrations of aging, which they resent. All can be upsetting and unsettling for those around them. Maidenhair Spleenwort first balances the third and fourth chakras and strengthens the person’s more gentle, forgiving, feminine side. It then channels the wonderful energy and drive to either creative actions or solutions for problems that are solvable or resignation, acceptance, even humour for those that are not. For people living with a Maidenhair Spleenwort type, the essence provides protection whilst encouraging unconditional love. It also reminds us that we are not responsible for the emotional responses of others and that we should distance ourselves from their outbursts.