Mom, why do we have to look at Lachesis?
Because he gets bored if he’s not the center of attention!
Allow me to quote from Philip Bailey: “The proud, extroverted Lachesis is pleasant as long as he is the center of attention, but will become bored when he has to take a passive role, and resentful if his own high opinion of himself is threatened.” (Homeopathic Psychology, p. 106-107.)
Shana, what are you doing here?
What, I can’t just randomly drop by an article? I’m here to help you.
The first thing we have to do is find someone…someone famous, someone everybody knows, someone in the headlines, who fits the description of Lachesis.
Good idea, Shana; it’s much easier to explain materia medica when you’ve got illustrations. OK, let’s think. We need someone who’s ego-centric, loves to hear himself talk, is exhilarated by his own “eloquence”, loves to make speeches, loves to hold court, thinks that everything he says is brilliant …
… someone who’s insulting, sarcastic and hates to be interrupted….
… someone who changes his beliefs at the drop of a hat…
Mom! Could you stop talking for two seconds? I think I’ve found our Lachesis!
Donald Trump! Oh, and one more thing, You’re Fired!
Ha-ha! Shana you are a riot! Thanks for your Donald Trump impersonation! And now, ladies and gentlemen, I want you to watch the video below, but while you’re watching, I want you to keep these Lachesis words in mind: Egotistical, Conceited, Self-promoting, Enthusiastic hatred, Vindictiveness, Cruelty, Loquacity, Animated, Intense, Narrow-minded, Insulting, Sarcastic, Malicious, Mocking, Combative, Energetic.
The Bushmaster Snake
So let’s have a look at Lachesis. First of all, if you have a Lachesis person in your family–a Lachesis husband, father or mother–my heart goes out to you. You don’t have an easy life! These are not easy people! Now, as you know, Lachesis is the venom of the Bushmaster snake; it’s a snake remedy, so we have to talk about the snake. The Bushmaster is the most aggressive snake in the world, he will not back down, he will chase you down if you come near his territory and he’s not afraid of confrontation. In this sense, you will confuse Lachesis with Nux vomica who also wants to be number-1 at any cost and is similarly possessed of high energy. (In fact, Donald Trump has been famous for accusing his rivals of being “low-energy” types.)
Far from fearing confrontation like so many of our remedies–Lycopodium, Silica, Pulsatilla, Staphysagria, etc.– Lachesis welcomes it, and the reason is because Lachesis has a very strong, intense, passionate emotional side; he’s not placid, not content to allow people to “just be themselves”. And with such strong emotions, he needs something to be emotional about! Maybe it’s religion, and if he’s religious, it’s not enough that HE should be religious, oh no; everybody has to be religious! And if he’s an atheist, he can’t quietly be an atheist; EVERYONE has to be an atheist or everyone is stupid! And he will let you know it! So they have very strong views, very intense convictions, and they make them known!
Here’s another thing about snakes, they strike! They strike with suddenness. They lie in wait, quietly; you’re thinking all is well, and then without a word, they attack! And it’s with such a suddenness that you never know what hit you! So one of the things you will experience with Lachesis is their sudden and unwarranted attacks!
Out of nowhere and for no good reason, all of a sudden, Mr. Lachesis is either yelling at you or threatening you in some way or even forcing his attentions on you. Can you imagine? Imagine living with such a person! Can you ever feel safe? You have to think of domestic abuse here or abuse in the workplace.
Well, what does this have to do with Donald Trump? Here’s what his butler of 60 years, Anthony Senecal, said about him in an interview with Inside Edition:
“A man of many moods, he could lose his cool at any moment. There’s the kind and generous Donald Trump, and then, all of a sudden, he’ll go off! He’ll scream at you! And there you are, seething! But guess what? He’s forgotten about it already!”
“A wicked tongue”, they say of Lachesis: An ability to cut you down and leave nothing unsaid. Possessed of an uncanny perception, he can penetrate your feelings and motives and anticipate your thoughts, finish your sentences, see clearly what you’re all about, grasp ideas so quickly that most people can’t follow. He may be psychic, clairvoyant. No one stands a chance in a confrontation with Lachesis! Case in point: Magazine writer, Natasha Stoynoff, doing a piece on Trump’s one-year wedding anniversary for People, writes:
We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us. I turned around, and within seconds he was pushing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat.
Now, I’m a tall, strapping girl who grew up wrestling two giant brothers. I even once sparred with Mike Tyson. It takes a lot to push me. But Trump is much bigger — a looming figure — and he was fast, taking me by surprise and throwing me off balance. I was stunned. And I was grateful when Trump’s longtime butler burst into the room a minute later, as I tried to unpin myself.
What’s Lachesis-like about this story? Suddenness. Fast. A sudden strike, taking you by surprise, leaving you stunned, using his tongue as a weapon (“a wicked tongue”).
I’m sure there are many ways to seduce a woman but this particular way involves: a desire to attack, violent behavior, a love of power, and lasciviousness. If I repertorize these 4 rubrics, Lachesis comes out on top. (I’m sorry for non-homeopaths reading this trying to figure out what the heck I’m talking about.) In fact, Lachesis finds conflict energizing! No, he will not agonize over your feelings; he will not cry in sympathy for you; in personal matters, he has no scruples. But his scruples in matters of world affairs, Justice, Freedom, and other large concepts, are incorruptible. You might call him a fanatic.
Look out, because Lachesis is made from poison, and as such, the Lachesis person may be drawn to poisons, such as alcohol, sugar, sweets, carbs, coffee and other drugs. As you can imagine, an alcoholic Lachesis is the worst of all–belligerent, confrontational, attacking… (Drop a 30C pellet of Lachesis in his whisky bottle so he’ll drink and fall asleep instead of going after you.)
Maybe this should be the Lachesis Theme Song: “Suspicion” by Terry Stafford–everyone swore it was Elvis Presley; but, that’s another story.
Am I the only one who knows who Terry Stafford is?
Shana, are you still here? Here’s the thing, Lachesis is toxic; snake venom is toxic, a Lachesis person is forever injecting poison into a relationship; and because of that, he assumes you’re doing the same thing! “If I’m no good,” he wonders, “if I’m a cheat, if I’m evil and manipulative, I assume others are too!” So he is forever looking for evidence that you’re betraying him! They are big-time STALKERS: following you, reading your mail, listening in on your phone conversations, suspecting your motives, fearing betrayal. Because of this, the Lachesis husband will be very possessive! He will be watching you like a hawk, suspecting every innocent remark you make about another man as proof that you’re having an affair! In fact, on the most innocuous set of events, he will place the worst possible interpretation on each of them! You will find yourself saying, “What???? What???? What on earth are you talking about??? That’s not true!!!”
When is Lachesis NOT lying? To quote Catherine Coulter, “…Lachesis can also be an accomplished liar. With a powerful and vivid imagination, he can get into positions where one falsehood leads irresistibly to another as he succumbs to an intellectual intoxication.” (p. 332, Portraits of Homeopathic Medicines)
The online magazine, Politico, undertook to actually count the number of times Donald Trump lied in a given week, fact-checking all his statements; they came up with “roughly one misstatement every five minutes.”
Forked Tongue, Shedding The Skin
We all know that snakes have forked tongues. How does this manifest in the Lachesis person? In a word, dualism. Dualism and polarities. Look for Lachesis to be a complete hypocrite! Look for him being a Bible-thumping preacher in the afternoon and a carouser, gambler and drug-abuser at night. Look for him going from politically liberal at one time in his life to the complete opposite a year or ten years later. Donald Trump is a case in point. He’s running for president as a Republican, meaning a right-wing conservative. Who are the Republicans, you ask? Stated simply, they’re against a lot of things, they like to assign blame, look for scapegoats, people they can get emotionally all worked up about– minority groups, the Jews, the Mexicans, the Muslims; they don’t like the government and they’re not too fond of women either…they’re against women’s rights, legal abortion, equal pay for women…they don’t much like the poor either, and their solution to every problem is, “More guns!” or, “Privatize it!” or, “Cut taxes!”