Strong, reliable, patient, responsible people who shoulder great burdens without complaint. They are plodders who persevere in spite of setbacks, never giving up hope. Their unceasing efforts and obstinacy may led to exhaustion and owing to their willingness to take on more than they can manage and then keep going through all difficulties they can eventually come to a point of breakdown. Ill health causes dissatisfaction and despondency since it brings limitation. Oak essence allows a more balanced view, an acceptance of limitation, a willingness to share the burden and less overall rigidity.