CeratoCerato (Ceratostigma willmottianum) is also known as the Intuition Flower – from indecisiveness to inner certainty. 

“Those who have not sufficient confidence in themselves to make their own decisions. They constantly seek advice from others, and are often misguided.” Edward Bach

Cerato relates to the soul’s potential for inner certainty, trust in the inner voice, and intuition. In a negative Cerato state a person has great difficulty accepting his own perceptions and action on them.

Some characteristics to look for:

  • You distrust your own judgment
  • You constantly ask others for advice, hoping they’ll make the decisions instead
  • You’re too scared to act spontaneously
  • You talk a great deal and get on the nerves of others by butting in with questions
  • You give too much weight to others opinions
  • You hunger for information
  • You accumulate knowledge without using it
  • You cover all the bases in order to avoid making mistakes
  • You seek confirmation from authority figures
  • You’re led astray based on the advice of others rather than your own better judgement
  • You question a decision you make the moment after making it
  • You have many advisers and hope each will provide the perfect solution
  • Others describe you as lacking good instincts and common sense
  • You appear to lack self-reliance, to be simple or even stupid
  • You tend to imitate the choices or others
  • Students tend to cross out the right answer they have at first on a test and replace it with something wrong

Even if only one of two of these patterns precisely match your present situation, you need Cerato.

The positive potential of taking this remedy is you become more intuitive, interested and eager to learn. You quickly form your own opinion. You accept your inner guidance, trust yourself and stand by your own decisions.

Empowering statements

  • I trust myself
  • I pay attention to my first impressions
  • I decide for myself


Note: taken from the Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy by Mechthild Scheffer