People in Rock Water state seek to perfect themselves in some way. They set themselves rules and targets and are strict and harsh with themselves when they feel they are falling short. If they seek to influence others it is by example only. They tend not to criticise out loud, as a Beech person would, nor do they persuade (Vervain) or command (Vine).
The Rock Water remedy doesn’t stop us from having high ideals or from trying to meet them. It simply allows us to unbend. We are kinder to ourselves and not so dismissive of life’s softer pleasures.
The Rock Water horse may appear driven to carry out his ‘duties’, and be keen to take part in relatively boring (for him) activities such as schooling even when he is tired or ill. He may live in a very regimented way, always performing the same actions at the same time and getting upset if he is obliged to break his routine.
Thing to look for:
- Excessive dislike of changes to an stablished routine
- Regular habits continued despite illness and bad weather
“Those who are very strict in their way of living; they deny themselves many of the joys and pleasures of life because they consider it might interfere with their work. They are hard masters to themselves. They wish to be well and strong and active, and will do anything which they believe will keep them so. They hope to be examples which will appeal to others who may then follow their ideas and be better as a result.” Dr. Edward Bach ~