Scleranthus helps when we find it difficult to make up our minds. Sometimes there are two options, sometimes more. Scleranthus uncertainty affects both small and not-so-small decisions. ‘Should I marry Joe or Peter?’ and ‘should I buy a red notebook or a blue one?’ may both be Scleranthus states.
A horse who needs Scleranthus will appear indecisive, sometimes even in trivial matters such as choosing which corner of a field to stand in. Scleranthus is also associated with mood swings and generalised emotional imbalance, and with other forms of imbalance such as dizziness and travel sickness. Remember though that you should always consult a vet to rule out possible organic causes for physical symptoms.
Things to look for:
- Horses who hesitate when faced with decisions
- Horses who go from one thing to another and back again, without really settling
- Frequent mood swings
- Dizziness and frequent falls
- ‘Travel sickness’ – the design of their palates mean horses can’t vomit in the same way we do, but they can still feel nauseous and in extreme cases may expel the contents of their stomachs out through their nostrils
“Those who suffer much from being unable to decide between two things, first one seeming right then the other. They are usually quiet people, and bear their difficulty alone, as they are not inclined to discuss it with others.” Dr. Edward Bach ~