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The homeopathic Lycopodium personality is most comfortable being a conformist. Such personalities remain level-headed as long as their authority is not being challenged. When feeling vulnerable, they often turn into dictators, employing acerbic verbiage to conceal their limitations.


Lycopodium (club moss, or wolf’s claw) has an affinity for the digestive system. It suits individuals who suffer from gas or indigestion easily. Lycopodium also lends therapeutic support to liver function, irrespective of one’s homeopathic constitutional type or temperament.


Lycopodiums have a weakness for sweets. They have an inherent belief that sweets, in any form, are good for digestion as well as for one’s intellectual productivity too.


Lycopodiums often develop health issues related to the right side of the body, especially concerns relating to sexuality, or genitals. They are uncomfortable with intimacy, and fear being found deficient in terms of sexual vigour and performance.


Lycopodiums often complain of dyspepsia (hyperacidity) with a bloated feeling, burping, weak bowel movement, or diarrhoea. They tend to have stomach ulcers and a feeling of fullness in the stomach after just a few mouthfuls of food. Even when hungry, eating just a little will make them feel too full. This is often followed by a sour taste in the mouth. Lycopodiums prefer their food and drink warm rather than cold. They may complain of nausea after a meal, or there may be queasiness, aggravated by smoking and drinking.


Despite the tough facade they exude, Lycopodiums are somewhat low in confidence and emotional commitment. They can smartly cover up their flaws, balance their inadequacies, and deflect criticism, because they know how to present themselves as reasonable, confident and charming individuals.


Lycopodiums are popular and charismatic at the workplace. But, at home, they can be autocratic; they are near-excessive control freaks. When pulled up for their bullying behaviour, they put up an ingenuous front, pretending as if nothing has happened. Interestingly, Lycopodiums themselves actually pine for strong emotional support and fostering at home — from compassionate parents, partners and children.


While it is true that Lycopodiums can somehow cope emotionally with life’s regular ups and downs, their rigid, coherent mind finds it difficult to deal with crises including health issues. A major challenge for Lycopodium is staying with a single relationship. They have a propensity to be far too active and enthusiastic on the dating landscape, preferring to skim through numerous surface relationships, rather than forge a strong bond, explore deep emotions, seek a soul mate and find true love.


Despite their string of weaknesses, the Lycopodium personality is marked by the proverbial bulldog tenacity, along with flexibility and adaptability. This is principally due to their innate intelligence and quick thinking. When backed into a corner, they will act rather than react. What is the secret of their adaptability? Simple and yet profound — they know the rules, they play by the rules, and they remain suave and tactful, often being polite to a fault.


What makes them fall prey to mind games is the disparity between their ambitions and their insecurity. They love positional tags, badges and designations — so long as they are not laden with too many responsibilities. They believe that accountability amounts to doing as best they know, or can do. Yet, they like to feel and sound important, bossing over scores of subordinates. They deeply fear rivalry and criticism. As a result, they are apprehensive of ‘letting go,’ or delegating. Should their position become shaky, they will lose no time in trying to turn the tables on others, thanks to their ‘unbridled’ authority, deception, power, sweet-talk and derision.


When pushed to the wall, they can certainly turn nasty, mean, arrogant, egotistical, sly, offensive and cantankerous. For Lycopodiums, survival is paramount. When, for whatever reason, they suffer emotional upsets, they use their intellect to disguise their inner turmoil. They fear others could discover their weaknesses.


Lycopodiums have poor expectations of other people; they also underestimate their own capabilities. Yet, this does not stop them from being avaricious.