Floriography, otherwise known as the language of flowers, is a very old concept that dates back to the Victorian era. Long before phone calls, texting and email, people used to communicate hard-to-express feelings via flowers, but that was not all. Not only did flowers help with communication, they were also associated with a person’s character.
Today, flowers are still just as important in conveying sentiments.
Figuring out the meaning behind your birth flower can help you better understand your unique personality traits and how to deal with different types of situations you face in life.
Similar to how Zodiac signs, gemstones and palmistry give us a glimpse into an individual’s characteristics and traits, certain blooms also hold special significance and symbolism based on the month in which a person was born.
So find out what your birth flower is from the list below to reveal the meaning behind it.
1. January – Carnation
Carnation is January’s flower. These blooms, which are often pink, represent fascination, distinction, love and affection.
If you’re a January baby, you’re probably family-oriented. You’re loyal to your friends, modest and affectionate to those you love.
2. February – Violet
February means violets, a particularly popular flower in Victorian times because of their association with modesty and innocence. They also stand for wisdom and faithfulness.
People born in February tend to have a wisdom that belies their youth along with a strong sense of intuition and spirituality. They may seem reserved, but they are loyal to those they love.
3. March – Daffodil
March’s flower, the daffodil, is said to bring good luck, especially if you see the season’s first bloom.
If you were born in March, you appreciate simplicity like daffodils, but you also have an artistic bent. You’re well-organized and good at multi-tasking. You also have lots of good luck, so working hard usually brings you success.
4. April – Daisy
Daisies are pure and innocent, and these qualities are associated with people born in April. Friends exchanged daisies in ancient times as a symbol of secrecy.
If daisies are your birth flower, people love your optimism and your ability to keep secrets safe. You have a great spirit of adventure, and people find you entertaining and cheerful.
5. May – Lilly of the Valley
While May’s flower, Lilly of the Valley, can be poisonous, you are anything but. Known for your sweetness, people also love you for your practical problem-solving skills, your ambition and your reliability.
Friends and family of people born in May known that they are safe and loved, and this flower signifies humility and happiness.
6. June – Rose
Most people associate roses with love, but the different colors of roses have different meanings. Roses also mean confidentiality, and purple roses signal love at first sight while white ones mean chastity.
If the rose is your birth flower, then, of course, you are a romantic. Your relationships are passionate and meaningful, and you are both traditional and sophisticated. You can be thorny like a rose on the outside, hiding it when others hurt you.
7. July – Delphinium
You might not associate fish and flowers, but delphiniums get their name from delphis, which means dolphin in Greek. Closed delphinium buds look like dolphin noses.
These flowers are associated with opportunity, openness, and positivity, and those born in July have these traits as well. You probably tend to be an overachiever. You embrace new people and new experiences, and people are drawn to your wit and charm.
8. August – Gladiolus
Gladiolus got its name from the Greek word for sword. The flower used to be worn by warriors for protection from harm and death, so it’s no surprise that it embodies strength, sincerity, devotion and moral integrity.
Personality traits: You’re a natural born leader and people have lots of respect for you. You’re highly intellectual, charming and driven. You’re goal-oriented and try your best to succeed in all that you do.
9. September – Aster
According to Greek mythology, the star-shaped aster was created from the tears of the goddess Astraea. The September birth flower generally denotes patience and daintiness, but the purple aster stands for wisdom and royalty.
Personality traits: You may not come off as emotional but you wear your heart on your sleeve. Talking isn’t your strong suit but you’re a great listener thanks to your patience. You have a very specific way of doing things and you’re always seeking perfection.
10. October – Calendula
Commonly referred to as Pot Marigold, Calendula brings some brightness to the gloomy autumn days. The bright-hued flower is coveted for its healing, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It is widely used to treat a plethora of health conditions. The flower symbolizes warmth, protection and transformation.
Personality traits: You always impart a lot of warmth. You’re friendly, peaceful and often go with the flow. You’re always on the lookout for ways to grow as a person and others often rely on you for help and advice.
11. November – Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemums symbolize cheerfulness, calmness and optimism. According to Feng Shui principles, these flowers bring laughter and happiness.
Personality traits: Just like your birth flower, you’re tough on the exterior but have a gentle soul. You struggle to find a middle ground for your feelings, so at times you can give off intense vibes. You’re very honest and protective, which means will go above and beyond to ensure the safety and happiness of those you love.
12. December – Narcissus
The paper-white narcissus blooms during the most wonderful time of the year. The December birth flower stands for hope, vanity, wealth and good fortune.
Personality traits: You are self-confident and have strong willpower. People think highly of you and you can be very influential. You let logic instead of emotion guide your actions and have luck on your side.
And now more about flowers!
Symbolic Flower Meanings from Spirit
When looking for a sign from Spirit, either a bird, a coin or a flower - your loved ones not only want you to notice, but they want your day and mood to be lifted and lightened, too.
It’s really common for your loved ones to send you signs of their presence when you are having a rainy day of your Spirit and on a day when you personally, really need a pick-me-up.
This is where Flower Signs come in.
When your loved ones, guides and angels send you a sign of their presence via flower- it’s a particular flower they favor to send you - not just any ol’ symbol, if they can help it. A flower that will bring you happiness when you see it, is the preferred choice.
When Looking For A Floral Sign From Spirit, Keep Your Eye And Nose Out For These Two Types Of Flowers:
1. Your favorite flowers
Your deceased loved ones, guides and angels want to send you signs of their presence and awareness of your life as much as you want them to. It’s fun and welcoming to send someone a message that you are thinking of them. In addition, they also want to bring you joy and beauty when reminding you of their presence (and often, their passing). And, what could bring you more joy than unexpectedly sending you a scent or sight of your favorite flower?
Think for a moment - which flower brings you the most joy? For me, it’s Hyacinths. When I smell these fragrant beauties around, as they are rare outside of Easter season, I know it is a gift from Spirit!
Be on the look out for a gift from Spirit in the form of your personally favorite flowers.
2. Their favorite flowers
This is a specialty of your deceased loved ones. Did your mother, father or grandmother have a favorite flower? Or type of potpourri? If so, try to remember what it was. Chances are, you’ll begin to see and smell the scent of these flowers popping up into your awareness when you least expect it. Be on the look out for your loved one’s favorite flowers showing up in your yard, in the grocery store, or on the side of the road. Anywhere where you would least expect to see them.
Many flower signs from your loved ones can came as a fragrance, as much as an unexpected bouquet.
Don’t have a particularly favorite flower or can’t remember which flower your grandmother loved most?
There Are Universally Accepted Flowers, Which Signify That Spirit Is Present:
Spring flowers, especially bulb flowers like Daffodils, are a representation of renewal and eternal life. In readings with clients, planting Daffodils and early spring flowers are often a suggestion of your loved ones in Spirit. As seeing new life, regrowth and regeneration as soon as the snow stops flying is a symbol that joy, love and happiness is eternal and returns year after year. And that your loved ones are eternally with you - even though they may not always be visible to you, much like Spring bulbs dormant in the winter.
Flowers that are used to represent the Holy Spirit, such as Lilies or Anemone, are favorites to be used by your deceased loved ones as signs of their presence. These flowers, representing the eternal connection between yourself, your loved one and the Divine Link that connects the both of you is the Trinity I am referring to here. In fact, the Iris, in my logo, represents the Trinity link between myself, you and Spirit. Trinity flowers are an ever reminder of our connection to the Divine and our loved ones, guides and angels on the Other Side.
Flowers of yellow, white and pink
White and yellow are often colors that resemble both happiness and joy and pure love, eternal life and connection with Spirit. Yellow symbolizes hope, new beginnings and joy and White often symbolizes purity, oneness with Spirit and the innocence we all return to when we each cross-over.
When asking for a sign from Spirit, many of my clients have found that the flowers they receive are white and yellow in color - such as sunflowers, marigolds, chrysanthemums, white primrose anemone and others.
Pink is hue that signifies love, compassion and grace - which is always the energy that your loved ones in Spirit are conveying when they come through in a session and also when they return to earth to visit you. Often, the pink flowers that are used as signs from your loved ones are roses.
Remember: Flower signs are unique from other symbols of presence, as they can come to you via physical presence or scent fragrance. That is - you can see them, smell them or both!
Want to ask for a floral sign from your loved ones, guides or angels?
Spring is the perfect time to do this, but we encourage you to try asking for a sign of flowers any time of the year.
I once asked for a flower sign from Spirit of their presence in the dead of winter and a few days later, walked into work with an unexplainable bouquet on my desk. And no, I didn’t have any secret admirers! No one could account for it. So really, it’s possible to receive a sign anywhere, and any time.
Think of the loved one you have in mind. Try to select someone you know well and personally, and you can include Angels and Spirit Guides here.
Decide what type of floral sign you want - your favorite flowers, theirs or a universal flower sign. Try to be as specific as possible with your request. The more precise you are with what type of sign you want, the more precise your loved one will be in giving it to you. If you want a purple Iris within three days - say so.
Ask for your Spiritual friend to send you a sign as a flower. Quiet your mind, take a few deep breaths and try to get as focused as possible when you ask for a Sign from Spirit. You can give a timeline and sometimes, I prefer this, as I’m a little impatient.
The final step is to simply open your heart, eyes and nasal passages to receive your floral signs from Spirit. Accept what comes your way and allow Spirit to surprise you.
They always do!
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