Compass Barrel Cactus

Essence Type: Individual Flower Essence
Flower Color: yellow


Flower Essence Description

Compass Barrel Cactus helps us move through an emotional state by lightening up and letting go, trusting our inner wisdom to point the way.

Harmonizing Qualities

  • commitment to moving beyond an emotionally “stuck” space
  • in touch with the joy that is under the surface at all times
  • lightening up and letting go
  • clarity and ability to focus in the area that is a bridge between the mind and the feelings, where the mind reacts to the feelings
  • allowing mind and feelings to be equal partners
  • contacting deep inner wisdom
  • grounded
  • secure

Patterns of Imbalance

  • grumbly, complaining
  • holding on to anger or resentment
  • unwilling to move through and beyond an emotional state
  • taking yourself and life too seriously
  • judging your feelings

How to use and related questions


Compass Barrel Cactus is related to the following keywords:

angerclaritycommitmentdelightfunheartjoylighteningmindoptimismpatiencepeacereleaseresentmentsecurityself-judgmentseriousnessspontaneitytrustunwillingwisdomchildcomplainadolescenceflexibilitypassive-aggressivestubbornnesslet go


Compass Barrel Cactus is mentioned in the following core-issue articles:

The Core Issue: Emotional/Mental Self-Care
Refusal to move beyond an emotionally stuck place keeps you from joy and play
The Core Issue: Flexibility
holding onto anger or other feelings and not letting them flow
The Core Issue: Play
not having fun because you are unwilling to move through and beyond an emotional state
The Core Issue: Resentment
holding on to anger or resentment; feeling stuck
The Core Issue: Seriousness
taking your emotions too seriously
The Core Issue: Recovery from Traumatic Experiences
holding on to anger and resentment


Compass Barrel Cactus is part of the following series or practitioner kits:

Individual Essences Kit

This kit contains our full line of 119 individual flower essences, all of which are described in depth in The Alchemy of the Desert – Fourth Edition.

Flower Card Kit

A selection of 78 of our individual flower essences that correspond to the set of 78 flower cards (sold separately).

More information

The above information is an excerpt of the book The Alchemy of the Desert - Second Edition by Cynthia Athina Kemp Scherer. Please refer to that book for in-depth information about this flower essence.