Perfumes and Sadhana

Aromatherapy and the science of perfumery can be used for assisting personal sadhana and personality control.

For instance …

Aries  temperament with strong sense of personal ego balances the development of his nature through deliberate expansion of the attitude of surrendering, of letting go – difficult for the personal ego but aide by using the following perfumes with pranayama

Lavender, Rose, Lotus, Neroli – generally likes spicy perfumes

Meditation using the Japa “ In myself I am nothing, In Thee I am I.”

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Taurus temperament with fixed and rigid attachments- needs more fluidic movement in the personality and emotions could inhale to help in letting go the strain of dependence upon possession.

Geranium, followed by spearmint or petitgrain – likes woody, strong perfumes

In Meditation “I am soft, free, pure…”

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Gemini  temperament needs quiet integration of the two aspects and could use

Petitgrain, followed by frankincense

Lavender followed by pine – likes cooling, citric perfume

Rose followed by sandalwood

Meditation upon the heavens, where the twin Powers of both Sun and Moon govern in harmony their two worlds of day and night.

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Cancer  temperament requires freedom from fear and greater strength and self confidence

to allow outgoing energies. – likes perfumes of cedarwood, cypress, sandalwood, cassia and pine – likes soft, powdery scent

Meditation “Let nothing disturb Thee, Nothing affright thee, All things are passing , God never changeth”…….

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Leo      temperament needs sensitizing towards appreciation of the value in others and their different expressions and virtues – learn more respect for others and consider them outside one’s own self sphere.

Perfumes Bergamot, petitgrain, jasmine – likes warm, sweet perfume

Meditation “I am a child of the Universe- May I understand all others and know that we are all sons and daughters of Heaven”.

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Virgo    temperament strives too hard for perfection and becomes critical, discontented

Perfumes lemongrass, rose and neroli – likes clean antiseptic scents

Meditation“To work is to release the ‘imprisoned splendour’  “I gently release the powers of the soul”.

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 Libra    Temperament needs determination and forward movement to avoid indecision. Seeing two sides the personality is faced with dilemmas and must learn to take decisive action and stand firm

Perfumes ginger, frankincense, lemon- enjoys floral perfumes

Meditation upon life’s mission “Man’s sense of justice is limited but a Greater Justice rules the World.”

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Scorpio temperament is too intense and severe – with others and with himself – needing quiet, reflective meditations using

Perfumes lavender, rosemary, geranium – likes strong cleansing and even harsh scents  Japa “Be gentle and kind towards yourself and others”

Meditation –be patient in seeking truth

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Sagittarius temperament too excitable and needs anchorage before mental flight

Perfumes of cassia, rosemary, lavender, geranium – likes warm stimulating perfumes

Meditation “There is an inmost centre in us all, Where Truth abides in fullness…” Browning

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Capricorn temperament needs lighter touch – humour and attitudes which relieve responsibilities and care of others

Perfumes peppermint, lime, petitgrain, bergamot – likes resinous scents

Meditation “to thine own Self be true”

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Aquarius temperament needs personal confidence through solitude and identification with others in society – the balance between the individual and the whole

Perfumes rose, neroli, myrrh, styrax – enjoys pungent perfumes

Meditation “The dewdrop slips into the Shining Seas…” to be drawn again, towards heaven and return again to the sea.

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Pisces   temperament too sensitive and poetic, vague and self sacrificing – too diffused and needs

Consolidation of personality virtues and character as a special tool of the spirit

Perfumes orange, cypress, cinnamon, ginger – only enjoyed refined, subtle perfumes

Meditation “I seek the Jewel of Becoming… Man made Perfect. “I am ,…..”

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