Walnut is for those who find it difficult to adapt to change or who are over-sensitive to certain ideas, atmospheres and influences. It is the essence for times of major life changes - teething, puberty, pregnancy, divorce, menopause; changes of religion; moving a job or home; giving up an addiction or breaking away from old ties and restrictions; also for the regrets caused by change - loss of friends and familiar circumstances, aging, bereavement, approaching death, etc.
Those in need of Walnut have definite ideals and ambitions and are eager to move forward in life but are held back or side-tracked by the influence of a stronger personality, by restrictive circumstances, by family ties or links with the past. Another's personality or problems may temporarily affect them: it is useful for therapists, healers and counsellors dealing with emotionally troubled or draining clients.
The positive potential of Walnut is the ability to move forward and remain steadfast to one's path in life, free of the past, and to make necessary changes in life, carrying plans through despite discouragement, objections or ridicule from others.