Cherry Plum is the blossom of extremes – from extreme self-control to the pressure cooker. You certainly know such people – they look as if they are perfect – accompanied by exceptional order in their own appearance as well as in their homes, they never lose their presence of mind. Due to this terrific self-control, it is better not to be with them when they lose it and the pressure cooker explodes. True, this is an extremely rare occasion, but it still happens. The fear of losing control over mind and/or body is so great, that it can lead to manias, dependencies, paranoia, suicidal thoughts. At the same time, this is the blossom of the seemingly endless endurance of mind, body and spirit.
Fear of the mind being over-strained, of reason giving way, of doing fearful and dreaded things, not wished and known wrong, yet there comes the thought and impulse to do them.
"The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies"