The Natural Intuitive

Iris is a messenger.  She has a benevolent nature, and yet is not afraid to speak the truth, no matter how unpleasant it is to those who hear it. 

As an Iris, you are an idealistic humanitarian who loves helping others.  You enjoy cultural traditions, history, and philosophy.  You have a creative imagination.  You often intuit what is not immediately apparent to another.  When you trust your feelings, you are a natural psychic, and your intuition will never let you down.  You are emotionally independent and usually appear secure and unruffled, no matter what is going on around you.  Because you have the ability to keep the peace, you make an excellent arbitrator or mediator.


  • A keen sense of logic
  • Appreciative of originality
  • Enjoyment of responsibility
  • Natural leadership abilities
  • Self-motivated and success-oriented
  • Capable of completing self-initiated tasks
  • A natural transformer and change-agent


  • Feelings of abandonment from childhood
  • Fear of admitting to emotional sensitivity
  • Prideful and manipulative tendencies
  • Insensitivity to own physical needs
  • An obsessive drive to overwork
  • Overly aggressive mannerisms

If you have been typed as an Athena you are strong, outgoing, and competitive. You have a great need to express independence in your lifestyle. You enjoy being recognized for your contributions and thrive on being a trendsetter in your chosen work.  You are often an authority on “who’s who, what’s what,” and “what’s new on the horizon.”  You like to be recognized by your peers for your superior judgment, excellent taste, and understanding of current events. You possess an above average intelligence and usually have a special skill.  As a natural leader, you communicate well and have the ability to delegate responsibilities to others.   Thriving on competition, you love to involve yourself in endeavors that may lead to personal stardom and involve a certain amount of risk. When you spend time on challenging and rewarding activities rather than boring ones that leave you unrecognized you are happy and can handle an active lifestyle well. You have a better than average constitution and are likely to enjoy a full and active life.  You thrive on a high-protein, low-fat diet; and hobbies/activities that stimulate your intelligence; and self-expression.

You’ve often been misunderstood or not allowed to express your own truth, which has led to your overreaction to the opinions of others.  You find it difficult to accept any form of criticism or rejection.  When criticized, you tend to hold back your feelings and, while you may lash out at those who upset you, you may also harm your own health by not expressing your anger.  If you are under long-term stress, your thyroid gland may lose its ability to regulate your metabolism and cellular rejuvenation, leading to premature aging and a higher risk of disease.  In addition, your tendency to be extravagant and overindulgent causes you considerable stress, which can further irritate your thyroid and cause you to feel that your life is out of control.

Meeting Your Creative Wellness Challenge

You feel stress when you are unappreciated by people in authority and need to protect yourself from frustrations that restrict your uniqueness.   You also require a lifestyle of personal freedom, self-expression, and choice.  To make the most of your Athena personality you can

  • allow spontaneity and playfulness
  • relax and enjoy your natural support therapies
  • surround yourself with beauty and nice things
  • be sensitive to personal grooming needs (hair, nails, skin, etc.)
  • spend time with people with whom you feel are your true friends
  • get involved in activities that require talent and courage to help the less fortunate.

When you successfully meet your challenge, and use your charm, rather than your raw power, to win people over, you can overcome any negative circumstance and be your own star

Iris’s Affirmation

I acknowledge that in my past I have allowed my repressed emotions
to traumatize me and encroach upon my health. 

Therefore I choose now to alter these past patterns
by cultivating my sensitivities and changing my present lifestyle.

In reaffirming my desire, I continually bring myself closer
to the personal realization of my self – body, mind, and spirit as one.