Chestnut Bud is for failure to learn by experience, leading to an inability to make progress in life. The person keeps repeating the same mistakes, such as falling over again and again for the wrong partner, or continuing to work in an unsuitable job. Instead of learning from past mistakes, Chestnut Bud people try to forget them and therefore have no basis on which to make future decisions. They may suffer recurrent ailments but never question why they keep returning and thus fail to deal with the root cause.
Positive potential: Dr. Bach wrote: 'This remedy is to help us to take fuill advantage of daily experiences and to see ourselves and our mistakes as others do.' The positive Chestnut Bud personality observes his or her own mistakes with objectivity, and learns from every experience, gaining knowledge and wisdom so as to move forward in life. Mentally active, he or she also observes and learns from others.