Pulsatilla is also known as the windflower. They are usually blonde girls with blue eyes and pale, translucent skin through which you can see their veins.
It can also affect boys and men who have a gentle, emotional character. They are the weepy, affectionate characters of homeopathy.
The boys are calm, sweet, shy and naturally easily scared. Pulsatilla individuals do not like being alone, they are afraid of the dark and always need someone beside them to cuddle and comfort them.
How do you recognise a Pulsatilla individual?
As it usually affects girls, we will refer to Pulsatilla in the female gender. She is a very sweet-tempered and affectionate girl in a self-interested way.
She looks for the sympathy of others as she feels better when she is comforted and surrounded by her friends and family.
She is shy when she is away from her immediate environment and blushes easily.
Her moods are very changeable, it is impossible to tell what kind of mood she will wake up in each day.
She is extremely emotional, sensitive and easily affected by the slightest thing. She has a tendency to stop crying and smile as soon as she is given sympathy, affection or kindness.
Always seeking affection
These girls always seek affection. Girls who are affected by Pulsatilla are very dependent on their mother.
If they have a younger sibling they can become jealous. Their jealousy is not violent like the type of jealousy exhibited by Lachesis mutus individuals. This type of jealousy is more pitiful, they feel as though they have been cast aside by their mother, who is paying more attention to the new sibling.
They have a tendency to blackmail their mother with questions such as “don’t you love me anymore?” In these instances, they can revert to regressive behaviour such as wetting the bed, sucking their thumb or speaking like the younger sibling.
They usually have sleep disorders and find it difficult to go to bed at night, as they are afraid of the dark and of being alone.
They feel better outside
They have a propensity towards developing colds with coughing and mucus during the day and a tickly, dry cough in the evening and at night. They feel better outside.
They tend to always have a build-up of mucus – it is said that “mucus is the build-up of tears that have been kept inside”.
She receives unconditional love from her mother and when she is separated from her (after birth, when stopping breastfeeding or when she starts nursery) her mucus starts to build up and she develops dermatitis. When she stops crying, the mucus appears.
She is not a leader at school. The girl who is affected by Pulsatilla is insecure and has great difficulty in making decisions and carrying them out. She is held up by the slightest obstacle, and immediately asks for help or tries to relay the task to others.
She loves being in the company of people who tell her what to do and show her affection; she is easily influenced. She always aims to please and does everything she can to feel loved.
Any imbalance in Pulsatilla individuals is resolved with signs of affection, friendship and sympathy.
Always seek advice from your doctor, therapist, pharmacist or health professional.
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