Fishhook Cactus

Essence Type: Individual Flower Essence
Flower Color: lavender


Flower Essence Description

Fishhook Cactus is for those who hide behind non-communication. It is especially indicated for the fear of risking in communication. It supports us with confidence in public speaking, intimate relationships or for speaking foreign languages.

Harmonizing Qualities

  • realization that there is only something to be gained and not lost through communication.
  • trusting and risking in communication
  • harmonizes the attitude behind defensiveness

Patterns of Imbalance

  • uncommunicative
  • closed-mouthed
  • refusal to discuss or negotiate an issue for fear of losing face or risking your position
  • reluctance to communicate
  • feeling that communication would be losing, or giving up something
  • a tendency to be defensive

How to use and related questions


Fishhook Cactus is related to the following keywords:

inarticulateavoidancecommunicationdefensivedirectexpressinghidingintimacylosingreluctanceriskingself-expressionsharingtrustuncommunicativeunexpressedarticulatefearadolescencehumorpublicself-consciousnesstalkativewithholdingemotional expressionheld inholding back


Fishhook Cactus is mentioned in the following core-issue articles:

Flower Essences for Adolescents
fear of speaking and saying what they really want
The Core Issue: Avoidance
avoiding communication with someone, especially because you fear that you will lose their love or respect
The Core Issue: Boundaries
Having difficulty making a boundary because you are afraid to say what you think or need
Using Flower Essences with Children
who are afraid of speaking up
The Core Issue: Emotional/Mental Self-Care
For all issues around communication, it helps you accept the risks of communication with others
The Core Issue: Intimacy
reluctance to communicate; refusal to discuss or negotiate an issue for fear of losing face or risking your position
The Core Issue: Self-expression
for all issues around difficulty with communication; fear of risking by communicating


Fishhook 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.

Applied Physiology Kit

This kit is a set of 30 selected Desert Alchemy® flower essences that form an integral part of the healing program pioneered by Richard Utt, founder of the original International Institute of Applied Physiology in Tucson, Arizona.

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