🌸 Flower of the Day ~ Chrysanthemum

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For longevity, optimism, joy, longevity and cheerfulness
the glorious Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum spp.) 
They are the national flower of Japan, the birth flower of the zodiac sign Scorpio, the flower of the month of October in Japan and China and in Western culture, November.
Chrysanthemum are the 13th Wedding Anniversary flower and their powers are strongest non Saturdays and Sundays and during the full moon.

The shorter days of Autumn will signal to the Chrysanthemum that it is time to flower and these beautiful long-lasting blossoms with brighten dull days and lift spirits anywhere.
Where grown in a pot of garden, They need a sunny spot with at least 5 to 6 house of direct sunlight a day.
Remove flowers as they are spent and at the end of winter, cut back all dead flowers and leaves and feed well with a liquid fertiliser.

Colours will add additional layers of energies ~
Bronze: friendship
Red: love, passion, invitation, proposition
White: truth, trust, promise, sweetness, innocence
Yellow: refusal,boundary protection

bunches of blessings,
Cheralyn xx 🌻
PS: This Chrysanthemum was part of a gorgeous bunch my daughter Maddison gave me on my birthday last week

 

Magickal Botanical ~ Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

A little magickal botanical energy for you! All my books and decks are written by hand first in my journals.
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This from my latest deck
Magickal Botanical 
Uses
clairvoyance, exorcism, divination, healing, lust, psychic powers, protection

Oracle Meanings
Step back and observe because you are being giving the opportunity to find pathways to the freedom you desire. Meditation, divination and visionary practices will help you find and explore major themes right now. You are being reminded to take heed of an intuitive experience or message that you may of either ignored or not really understood. Now, today, is the time to trust what you feel inside, what you know to be your personal truth and take the road to freedoms it will offer. Remember, what is right for others will not necessarily be right for you. Listen to your own heart.

Botanical Description
Native to Africa, Europe and parts of Asia, this is a tall perennial shrub that can grow up to 1.5m (5ft) in height. Leaves are a dark green with a smooth upper side and an underside covered in fine matted white hairs. Flowers are tiny and red-brown or yellow-green.

Traditional Use
Mugwort is used for digestive disorders and is said to be very good with the treatment of parasitic infections of the digestive system and skin. It has also been used to regulate menstruation and in the treatment of respiratory problems as well fungal and bacterial complaints.

Magickal Use
Mugwort is mostly used in visionary work and can be used to enhance psychic abilities and to enhance dreams and visions. Hung over doorways, it will repel evil and negativity. Mugwort can be made into a very effective wash to smudge magical divination tools such as crystal balls, pendulums and scrying mirrors. The smoke can also be used to empower oracle and tarot decks.

Magickal Correspondences
Deities: Aphrodite, Venus, Artemis, Diana, Hecate, Persephone, Sif, Audhumla
Planet: Venus
Signs: Libra, Taurus
Elements: Earth

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may Nature always bless you and may always be a blessing to Nature, 
Cheralyn 🌻


🌕🌿 🌸 Magickal Moon Gardening ~ Saturday 6th July to Friday 12th July

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Australian Magickal Moon Gardening this Week
Saturday
 6th and Sunday 7th July
The Waxing Moon is in Virgo will mean that fruit and root crops should be doing very well. Do not preserve fruits during this time, but you will find that transplanting, repotting, along with sowing and planting out garden beds will result in stronger and healthier plants.

Monday 8th July
The Moon gardening information continues on the same for today from Saturday and Sunday, but you should see that flowering plants are at their best today.

Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th July
The moon moves in Libra and this means you should refrain from watering. Planting and sowing flowering herbs and plants iOS best done on these days. Still good period until Thursday for the development of flowers. 

Thursday 11th  and Friday 12th July
Green leafy plants, especially vegetables will be doing well from today into next week. With the still Waxing Moon making its way into Scorpio, now will be the best time to mow lawns as well as trim plants that require it. Watering of all plants, including those indoor, that need it is favourable on these days.

 

USA Magickal Moon Gardening this Week
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July
The Waxing Moon is in Virgo and root crops should be doing very well. Do not harvest or preserve fruits during this time, but you will find that transplanting, repotting, along with sowing and planting out garden beds will result in stronger and healthier plants. Flowers will be developing well on Sunday. 

Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th July
Over these days refrain from watering unless sowing and planting. Flowers do very well being sown and planted at this time as the Moon moves through Libra. Most other plants and seeds will also benefit by being planted now if it is appropriate for their type.

Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th July
On Wednesday you should find that flowers are at their best and both days, leafy plants are enjoying very favourable conditions for growth. The Waning Moon is In Scorpio and this will mean that watering can be done freely and it's a very good time to sow, transplant and plant leafy plants, especially vegetables. 

Friday 12th July
Green leafy plants, especially vegetables will be doing well from today into next week. With the still Waxing Moon still in  Scorpio, now will be  also be the best time to mow lawns as well as trim plants that require it. Watering of all plants, including those indoor, that need it is favourable on these days.


UK Magickal Moon Gardening this Week
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July
The Waxing Moon is in Virgo and root crops should be doing very well. Do not harvest or preserve fruits during this time, but you will find that transplanting, repotting, along with sowing and planting out garden beds will result in stronger and healthier plants. Flowers will be developing well on Sunday. 

Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th July
Over these days refrain from watering unless sowing and planting. Flowers do very well being sown and planted at this time as the Moon moves through Libra. Most other plants and seeds will also benefit by being planted now if it is appropriate for their type.

Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July
On Wednesday you should find that flowers are at their best and both days, leafy plants are enjoying very favourable conditions for growth. The Waning Moon is In Scorpio and this will mean that watering can be done freely, including indoor plants and it's a very good time to sow, transplant and plant leafy plants, especially vegetables as well as mowing lawns. 

The interpretations of the Luna Calendar and Gardening are written by Cheralyn Darcey. 
Sharing is permitted in original form. 


🌿 Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)

My desirable and magickal Devil’s Ivy peeking through the kitchen window.
Plant of the Day - Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum) will bring prosperity, expansion, and will bring what it is you desire closer.
Don’t grow in the garden as it can become invasive.
A native of the Solomon Islands, it does incredibly well indoors and is a hard working natural air purifier.

Devil's Ivy Webcard

 

🌺 Devil’s Ivy, Bird of Paradise, Sweet Alyssum, Rosemary and Snapdragon Magickal Botanical Grid

Gathered from my garden tonight to create a Devil’s Ivy, Bird of Paradise, Sweet Alyssum, Rosemary and Snapdragon Magickal Botanical Grid.
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This spell grid will help break you free from any magick or negative energy you feel has been cast upon you. It will also assist you to gain a deeper understanding of how to protect yourself in the future by helping you find personal insights into your strengths and weaknesses.
Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)
Bird of Paradise (Strelitzua spp.)
Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officialis)
Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)


How Do you Find the Best Plants and Flowers for Your Office?

Plants and flowers should always be included in workspace environments as they bring what is our natural human daylight living state, the outdoors, to us. Although many of our homes may do so, the vast majority of office spaces, if they feature windows at all, usually have views of other offices.
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When we are in the presence of plants and flowers, we are calmed, settled and more focused while inside during the day. Flowers bring an emotional change for the better in us. They are the reproductive parts of the plant and so their job is to be attractive to pollinators and they do this by usually being beautiful, colourful and fragrant, all elements that coincidentally make us humans feel wonderful too! Plants are known to improve the air quality, and this can be of great benefit to human health. They do this by absorbing many different types of toxins, volatile gases and even germs through their leaves and roots.

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WHICH PLANTS AND FLOWERS? 
To select the best plants and cut flowers for the office, always start with the most suitable plants and flowers for use indoors and particularly in office environments. Have a chat with your local garden centre and florist but to start here are some good allrounders:
Plants
Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)
Devils Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)
Violet (Viola spp.)
Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum spp.)
Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
Orchid (Orchidaceae spp.)
Pansy (Viola tricolor var. hortensis)
Arrowheadmy current Arrowhead crop ready for potting up

Cut Flowers

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) 
Protea (Protea spp.)
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Lobester or Crab Claws (Heliconia spp.)

Orchid (Orchidaceae spp.)
Most Australian Natives
Australia Native Greenery
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card: The Language of Flowers, Cheralyn Darcey, Rockpool Publishing


PLANT AND FLOWER CARE
Always keep your office plants and cut flowers away from air-conditioning outlets and drafts. Very few plants will survive the drying effects of constant artificial wind. Never place either right next to windows that face full sun for any part of the day as this can lead to burning of the leaves. Ensure that plants and cut flowers are situated away from electrical outlets and you have assessed the possible angles they may fall if bumped. You don’t want water or plant material on or near electrical and computer equipment or your work items. In saying all this, most plants suitable for indoors will enjoy filtered light and you will want them where you can see them of course. The same goes for cut flowers.
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I've taken my Cast Iron Plant outside to enjoy a little fresh air this week. 


To offer the best care to your office plants, keep any information that came with them and refer to it and also look up care tips for individual types. Not all plants need the same amount of light, water, grooming and repotting. Generally, soil needs to be slightly damp and saucers should not usually not be full. Make sure you repot as the plant grows out of its home. Cut flowers do better when all foliage is kept out of the water and the water is changed every second day. Trim away flowers and foliage as they die.

Most cut flowers love a good feed and a home made one:
4 cups of water, 1 teaspoon bleach, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and 1 tablespoon sugar.

The Language of Plants and Flowers for the Office
Why not include plants and flowers that hold traditional meansing to impart even more joy, energy and good vibes to your office space. The following are traditional meanings of a few office-friendly plants and cut flowers.

PLANTS FOR THE OFFICE
Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)  youth, beginnings, inspiration
Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior) longevity, pride, self-respect
Devils Ivy (Epipremnum aureum) prosperity, protection, boundaries
Pansy (Viola tricolor var. hortensis) remembrance, immunity, loving thoughts
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum spp.) calm, communication, peace
Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica) happiness, cleansing, truth
Begonia (Begonia spp.)transition, creativity, removal of negativity
Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) education, development, transformation
Madagascar Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginate) legacy, tenacity, endurance
Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina) wisdom, progression, attainment
Violet (Viola spp.) faithfulness, modesty, subconscious
IMG_0060a new collection of plants I've found this week,
some destined for an office home

CUT FLOWERS FOR THE OFFICE
Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) self-acceptance, inner beauty, excellence,
King Protea (Protea cynaroides)  creativity, courage, illumination
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) get well, strength, happiness
Orchid (Orchidaceae) uniqueness, refinement, grace
Heliconia (Heliconia spp.) pride, ideas, attention
Waratah(Telopea speciosissima) survival, courage, passion
Flannel Flower(Actinotus helianthi) calm, healing, trust
Grevillea (Grevillea spp.) creativity, solutions, work
Banksia (Banksia spp.) life, enthusiasm, interest

7B294738-52B6-4DA9-87CD-484B98E4D185an office floristry design I helped create recently 

bunches of love, 

🌿 Cheralyn 🌻

PS: you can find lots of flower and plant meanings in 'Flowerpaedia' Cheralyn Darcey, Rockpool Publishing 


🌸🌱Camellia, Jonquil and Arrowhead Magickal Botanical Grid

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🌸🌱Camellia, Jonquil and Arrowhead Magickal Botanical Grid for those who are finding goals, dreams and projects hard to get started. They may have the passion but are losing hope, may even need need a re-start or new beginning. All of these plants and flowers hold energies that work together for this outcome. I hope that those who need some of this Magickal Botanical energy find it in my grid.


Magickal Moon Gardening This Week (June 29th ~ July 6th)

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My Elder tree and me!  I'm enjoying a winter harvest of tiny tomatoes, bok choy and cos lettuce. The garden is completely sodden with the heavy rains so I'm watching out for fungus on my zucchinis as it always ends up being a bit of problem for me at this time of the year. My favourite homemade fungicide:  Add 1 heaped tablespoon of potassium bicarbonate to 4 litres of water.  Spray lightly on foliage that is affected with any fungal issues. 

Australian Magickal Moon Gardening this Week
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Saturday 29th June
With the Waning Moon in Taurus, it the best time to care for root vegetables. Were appropriate, sowing, harvesting and preserving of these will bring very favourable results.

Sunday 30th June
Today the Moon moves into Gemini and so you will find this is good time for flowering plants and also for root vegetables. You should see good growth under these conditions. Avoid watering  today if possible as diseases and pests that thrive in water will be most active.

Monday 1st July
You should still refrain from watering if possible. Flowering plants are still enjoying the positive energies. 

Tuesday 2nd July
The Waning Moon moves into Cancer and so watering is recommended now. It is also a good time to mow lawns, prune plants and for the removal of any waste (compost please!). Leafy plants should do well today. 

Wednesday 3rd July
Today there is a New Moon and it is in Cancer so watering is not to be done unless absolutely necessary. This is the best day this week for mowing and removal of garden waste or the pruning of dying leaves and flowers. 

Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July
The Waxing Moon moves into Leo so under no circumstance feed your garden and plants in any way! They will burn which means that this is the perfect time for weed removal. Fruit fares well at the moment as does the harvesting and freezing of fruits. 


USA Magickal Moon Gardening this Week
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Saturday June 29th
Today the Moon moves into Gemini and so you will find this is good time for flowering plants and also for root vegetables. You should see good growth under these conditions. Avoid watering today if possible as diseases and pests that thrive in water will be most active.

Sunday June 30th and Monday July 1st
This time is an excellent for sowing and planting. You should still refrain from watering other established plants if possible. Flowering plants are still enjoying the positive energies. 

Tuesday July 2nd
Today there is a New Moon and it is in Cancer so watering so watering now is recommended. This is also the best day this week for mowing and removal of garden waste or the pruning of dying leaves and flowers. Do not harvest fruits at this time as they will not be at their best and preservation length will be poor.

Wednesday July 3rd
The Waxing Moon is in Cancer so you will find great results from leafy vegetables and plants sown and planted today. Its still a good time for watering but refrain from fruit harvesting. 

Thursday July 4th and Friday July 5th
The Waning Moon is in Leo so under no circumstance feed your garden and plants in any way! They will burn which means that this is the perfect time for weed removal. Fruit fares well at the moment (especially on Friday) as does the harvesting and freezing of fruits on both days. 


UK Magickal Moon Gardening this Week
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Saturday 29th June
It is a Waning Moon in Taurus and so you will find this is good time for flowering plants and also for root vegetables. You should see good growth under these conditions. This is a favourable day for the harvesting and preserving of root and fruit crops and a great day to plant root vegetables. 

Sunday 30th June and Monday 1st July
The Moon is Waning in Gemini. This time is an excellent for sowing and planting any suitable for your area and time plants. You should still refrain from watering other established plants if possible. Flowering plants are still enjoying the positive energies. 

Tuesday 2nd July
Today there is a New Moon and it is in Cancer so watering so watering now is recommended. This is also the best day this week for mowing and removal of garden waste or the pruning of dying leaves and flowers. Do not harvest fruits at this time as they will not be at their best and preservation length will be poor.

Wednesday July 3rd
The Waxing Moon is in Cancer so you will find great results from leafy vegetables and plants sown and planted today. Its still a good time for watering but refrain from fruit harvesting. 

Thursday July 4th and Friday July 5th
The Waning Moon is in Leo so under no circumstance feed your garden and plants in any way! They will burn which means that this is the perfect time for weed removal. Fruit fares well at the moment (especially on Friday) as does the harvesting and freezing of fruits on both days. 

The interpretations of the Luna Calendar and Gardening are written by Cheralyn Darcey. 
Sharing is permitted in original form. 


Cast Iron Plant & Peruvian Lily Magickal Botanical Plant Grid 🌿

I'm currently learning to use 'Facebook live' and last night creating one of my little Magickal Botanical Plant Grid I had the spontaneous thought to share it this way and see how it went. I used Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria spp) and Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior) to create the spell and I explain the how what and why of this Botanical Alchemy with you. Catch up is here. Once playing, hover your mouse over and click bottom right icon to turn sound on.



Cast Iron Plant & Peruvian Lily Magickal Botanical Plant Grid 🌿

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🌿 Arrowhead (Syngonium podophyllum)

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Tumbling over my wall, true and inspiring Arrowhead (Syngonium podophyllum). They will share with you the energies of
new ideas, beginnings, youth, inspiration, argument and stress reduction.

Arrowhead is a wonderful bedroom plant as it is known to help with sleep disorders. It can also be used in areas in which meetings are held or in general workplaces to facilitate more open negotiations and help inspire new ideas and inspirations. A really good plant to invite into your life when anxiety, stress and turmoil have been present. Give to another to say, “It is time to start again”, “I’m sorry”, “I wish you calm”

The Arrowhead plant has leaves that change their shape as they mature beginning as an arrowhead shape and then developing into a five-fingered structure. Interestingly the plant will have both shapes, or both immature and mature leaves on it at the same time. Flowers are a cream-white lily shaped much like a Calla Lily. A native of South America and Mexico, it can be grown as both a vine or a compact plant. They are a poisonous plant and care should be taken when handling as the sap can irritate skin.

Arrowhead plants prefer indirect light, but it still must be bright. If they are placed in full direct sun their leaves will become bleached and it will kill the plant. They will do best in cool to moderately warm areas between 16 and 24 C (60 and 75 F). Be wary over-watering this plant but ensure that the soil is kept moist. In the cooler months they will require less watering and letting them dry out a little is actually good for them.