Southern Cross: properties, benefits and uses (Australian Flower Essence and Remedy)

Southern Cross is an Australian flower remedy made from Xanthosia rotundifolia. Useful in case of  resentment and self-pity, stimulating a positive attitude and a vision of life experiences from another perspective. Let’s find out better.

Description of the plant

Xanthosia rotundifolia- so named for its cross shape, is a perennial herb with a compound umbrella flower, with four rays, formed by groups of single flowers with slender stems. 

The four stems of equal length are arranged in a cross, with large petal-like bracts underlying each group of flowers. It is widespread in Western Australia, on the southern coast, from Mount Barker to the south, in Albany. 

The flower remedy was prepared in the Stirling Range, one of the most beautiful unspoiled natural parks. A symbolic cross, which not only represents the idea of ​​the weight of the cross that life can represent, but also the idea of ​​the cross as balance, support (from a common stem the four stems branch off in four directions, in balance) , direction.

Southern Cross property

  • The main sphere of action is resentment and self-pity when one feels the victim of destiny, life, chance: the essence facilitates the awareness of being cooperators and co-responsible for the creation of one’s own reality, stimulating a positive attitude and a view of life experiences from another perspective.
  • It helps to make people understand that there is a direction in one’s existence, to develop a positive and optimistic vision of life, to use one’s personal power to understand others without judging them.
  • It helps to become aware of the abundance present in everyone’s life, full of opportunities to learn from, rather than considering only the aspects of lack. 
  • Southern Cross is contained in the Adol, Optimism and Self Confidence Compounds.

Preparation and use

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In a 30 ml bottle, combine ¾ of natural water and ¼ of brandy to preserve the product; add 7 drops for each chosen flower. 7 drops of this personal blend are taken under the tongue, morning and evening, upon awakening and before bed. 

The drops can also be applied locally as well, combined with neutral cream as a carrier, in the bath water or vaporized in the environment to create a harmonious place. 

They can also be prepared without brandy, making sure that they do not degrade (if necessary, the preparation is repeated). They can be diluted in a little water or herbal tea, even for children.

The alternating association with Sunshine Wattle favors a positive vision of situations in which one feels crushed, deceived, frustrated by life, rebalancing the energies and vitality of the organism.

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