Birthflowers describe in Nature's energetic vibrancy, the qualities, challenges and focus areas for a person born within the month. The flower's qualities will also associate with events and celebrations which fall during the month and they will effect the overall tone of the period which can also assist you with understanding a deeper layer of Plant Wisdom on your daily life. Later this year I will be sharing a more in-depth title on this subject with you but for now, were you born in July? Then these are Flowers which align with you from around the world ~
Gymea Lily (Doryanthes excels) ~ awareness, being prepared, consequences
image from Australian Wildflower Reading Cards Oracle Deck by Cheralyn Darcey
Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea) ~ consistency, enthusiasm, morality
Mountain Clover (Trillium montanum) ~ calm, cleansing, virtue
Pomegranate (Punica granatum) ~ ambition, grace, fertitly
Waterlily (Nymphaea) ~ rebirth, productivity, connection
Delphinium (Delphinium) ~ communication, leadership, opportunity
Larkspur (Delphinium consolida) ~ consolidation, new feelings, communication
Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odorous) ~ comfort, gratitude, magick
My garden ~ Sydney, 2010
There are many precious flowers listed above which resonate strongly with the month of July and although each will have some common threads in the weaving of earth magick, they will spread their own keynotes and energies which will stand slightly apart. Because of this, I find it very hard to share just one birthflower as we live in different places, we where usually born in other places and we find ourselves throughout life in environments that are diverse and different and in which the plants we share space with will bear the flowers of seasons that are strangers to each other, never meeting naturally. So I would encourage you to learn a little at least of the botanical stories and histories of each and to listen to what is resonating with you now, this month, this time, where you find yourself.
Make very sure you are honouring what is flowering around you, not only each month but each week and each day, for these enticing jewels are speaking the Language of Flowers, not just for you but for themselves, our earth and all who inhabit it. A flower is a plant in it's act of creativity, of reproduction, of describing it's very soul and to be attracted to a flower is only the first step in connecting with the whole plant, it's history and it's legacy. When a plant flowers, it is expressing itself in that moment, with the maximum amount of energy it can draw and emit. We can be dazzled, we can swoon and be intoxicated by the beauty and the effect that a blossom has on us but in order to be a part of Nature, to not only receive the gifts and guidance of nature but to be a positive working part of it, we need to let those effects roll through us gently and truly feel them with our own energy. We must be able to listen, feel the subtle Plant Energies and understanding their meanings.
So the above list is a general staring point with only a few of the meanings which are attributed to reach plant. Their energies are incredibly strong, especially for those who have birthdays during this time. It will tell you which flowers are traditionally associated with July and amongst them I know some will resonate more strongly than others when listening with our Soul to Plant Wisdom and you will find others too that you feel right now are your Flowers of July this year, this time and in this space.
To invite and strengthen the positive energies of a flower you can share it in fresh, dried, botanical or image form.
Now would be a wonderful time to create Flower Essences from traditional July Birthflowers and perhaps even blends. Personally crafted botanical lotions and potions would benefit greatly from the addition of flower essences or flowers themselves (check safety) for those born in July or celebrating special occasions. Art and craft works can be created or places in your home or workspace to celebrate the Plant Wisdom that is at a higher level with their blossoming. Simply growing, sitting with and listening to the Flowers of July is of course the greatest practice that you can enjoy and treasure.
What can you hear from the Flowers of July?
bunches of blessings,
This Spring I return to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
for another full day of Plant Wisdom and Soul Nurturing Joy with our Flower friends and I would love you to join us!
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