Connected to the Liver/Gall Bladder: Anxiety, anger, resentment, frustration, irritability, bitterness, “flying off the handle”.
Gorse is symbolic of life and the process of renewing life. In Celtic philosophy, it is associated with assertiveness, aggressiveness, strong drives and anger. When the Gorse element is weak, that drive is diminished, making a person feel discouraged or depressed, If you are a Gorse person, you are prone to these types of emotional responses.
Gorse relates to the organs of the liver and gallbladder. The liver is the biochemical mastermind of the body. It is the major center for neutralizing environmental toxins and the primary organ for preparing nutrients for transport though the bloodstream, this is why they say the liver builds the blood. The gallbladder helps digest fats, which are essential to healthy skin, nerves and glands. It also serves as an avenue for eliminating certain types of toxins.
When the liver is stressed and overworked, a Gorse person will tend to feel irritable and cranky. They may be restless and unable to get to sleep at night, but feel groggy and “hung over” in the morning. Hypoglycemia, migraine headaches, PMS symptoms, allergies, abdominal pain and skin conditions can all occur when the liver is thus burdened. The Gorse excess type needs support in reducing excess Gorse energy, and support of the liver and gallbladder in reducing the toxic load in the body.
People who are deficient in Gorse energy experience weakness in the liver and gallbladder. This results in an inability to move forward in a constructive manner and possible feeling of discouragement and depression. Physically, this chronic weakness of the liver and gallbladder energy would result in fatigue, vague health problems (that doctors say are “all in their head”), menstrual problems in women, intestinal inflammation, abdominal pain, chronic liver problems, anxiety, low mood, low energy and digestive problems.