Centauries are kind, gentle souls and like to help. But sometimes other more ruthless people take advantage of this, and instead of being a willing servant the Centaury person ends up the slave of another’s wishes.
The Centaury remedy doesn’t harden us or make us callous. Instead it supports the development of courage and self-determination.
We are better able to draw a line and make space where we can be ourselves, free of the desires and commands of others.
Kind, quiet, gentle people who are over-anxious to serve others. They overtax their strength in their endeavours. Their wish so grows upon them that they become more servants than willing helpers. Their good nature leads them to do more than their own share of work, and in so doing they may neglect their own particular mission in life.
– The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies