is the remedy for people who keep their troubles hidden under a mask of pleasure and happiness. The sad clown masking inner hurt by being the life and soul of the party is an Agrimony archetype. Friends are often the last to know that anything is wrong in the Agrimony person’s life.
Agrimony helps us come to terms with the darker side of our lives and personalities, so that we can become more rounded human beings. We won’t lose our sense of humour or our ability to get through the day, but will find that laughing at our troubles dispels them rather than hides them. As a mood remedy, Agrimony helps anyone who is trying not to face a trouble and using jokes and false smiles to avoid a painful reality.
Horses of this nature may be difficult to identify because you often have to guess at the torture concealed inside an apparently cheerful animal. They will be inclined to be good-natured, happy, peace-loving creatures who try to defuse painful situation or potential confrontations, perhaps by turning them into a game. Agrimony horses may be restless when you would expect them to rest, or seem vaguely agitated yet remain playful and in good humour. They are especially fond of company and activity because it helps them take their minds off their worries.
Agrimony provides balance, objectivity and helps to calm down, settle down and he will generally seem more at peace. Notice the calm in their eyes. Agrimony will also help to let joy from the heart come back. Provides optimistic trust and makes him an untiring peacekeeper.
Things to look for:
- Horses who are particularly playful when under stress, or when there is emotional discord in the stable
- Obvious injury or illness accompanied by playful behavior
- Restlessness and sleeplessness – but remember that the average horse only dozes in snatches of four or five minutes at a time at any time of the day and night, and only sleeps about three hours in total, so don’t assume sleeplessness without real cause.
“The jovial, cheerful, humorous people who love peace and are distressed by argument or quarrel, to avoid which they will agree to give up much. Though generally they have troubles and are tormented and restless and worried in mind or in body, they hide their cares behind their humour and jesting and are considered very good friends to know. They often take alcohol or drugs in excess, to stimulate themselves and help themselves bear their trials with cheerfulness.” Dr. Edward Bach ~