Silver Wattle - Acacia podalyriifolia

Silver Wattle

Your Healing Challenges

  • For depression.
  • For despair and pessimism.
  • For SAD syndrome
  • For the dark night of the soul.
  • For a struggle and poverty mentality.
  • For a sense of impending disaster for the planet.
  • For the depression that accompanies a run of failed IVF procedures.

Your Healing Outcomes

  • For a sense of renewal, rebirth and emergence.
  • Restores hope.
  • Reconnects us to the Light after the dark night of the soul.
  • Brings joyful optimism, uplifts.
  • Encourages a willingness to ‚act locally‘ for global transformation


Tall shrub to small tree, three to five metres high with a slender trunk, low branched with a spreading crown. Bark is grey and smooth; the branchlets are covered with dense rigid hairs.

Mature leaves are alternate, ovate to elliptic or oblong, two to five centimetres. Long and twelve to thirty millimetres wide, on very short stalks, mealy blue on both surfaces, with thickened margins and a prominent mid-rib.

Flowers are golden yellow and crowded into fluffy globular heads six to eight millimetres across on stalks four to seven millimetres long, arranged in axilliary or terminal racemes five to ten centimetres long. It is a spectacular sight in full bloom.

Fruits are broad oblong, flat silver-grey turning brown pods with raised margins, three to nine centimetres long and ten to twenty-five millimetres wide, ripe in summer. Flowering in winter from May to July. The tree grows in sandy, well-drained clay soils both inland and along the coast of Qld and north-eastern NSW.

Doctrine of Signatures

Made up around the shortest day of the year, its brilliant yellow flowers bring brightness and light into the drabness of the contracted days of winter. The flowers are balls of sunlight illuminating the greyness, opening us up to the light again, as the sun begins to trace its return journey back into the fullness of summer.

The sun is the central light source for the planet we inhabit. If the sun were to disappear suddenly, life on this plant would cease to exist. Virtually all life occurs because sunlight has been transformed in one way or another into form.

Your Healing Challenges For fear of childbirth. For loathing of the menstrual cycle. For fear of not being able to conceive naturally. For lack of
Your Healing Challenges For melancholy, despondency and despair. For lack of trust, having no faith in an outcome. For the after-effects of jetlag. For
Your Healing Challenge For despondency at having to ‘go it alone’. For timidity, shyness or inadequacy in connecting with others. For lack of
Your Healing Challenges For tiredness and exhaustion. For feeling weighed down by responsibility. For the urge to escape the every-day drudgery of
Your Healing Challenges For the after-effects of violent anger. For after-shock of arguments, verbal and physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence. For
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