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🌼 Flowers to Increase your Intuition & Psychic Abilitities

So many of you are loving my articles on 'Flowers for Protection' ,  'Flowers for Love' and  'The Language of Black Flowers'  that I thought I would continue with this series and today share with you Flowers that can help invite energies into your life and spaces that will bring clarity and a boost to your intuition and psychic skills. 

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Water Lily (Nymphaea spp.) 
Probably one of the most powerful Flowers that provide pathways to all forms of enlightenment and higher learning. This Flower will connect what is here, below and above and so can help strengthen your intuition and psychic abilities in all realms. Will surround all those working within its space with protection and also bring deep unity to those working together in groups. Can be burnt as an incense, used in mists as a flower essence and other botanicals. A bowl of water with a Water Lily floating upon it is a wonderful and powerful divination scurrying tool and energy supporter. 
Water lily
J. Zorn, D.L. Oskamp, Afbeeldingen der artseny-gewassen met derzelver Nederduitsche en Latynsche beschryvingen, vol. 1: t. 26 (1796)


Violet (Viola odorata)
This Flower favourite to many is a little intuition powerhouse and it will shield you and your work from interference. I've often added a few dried petals to my locket for just this reason. If you are undertaking training, lessons or self-study in psychic development, violet is an excellent supporter for you in all its forms. 
Violet
Viola odorata L.C.A.M. Lindman, Bilder ur Nordens Flora, vol. 2: t. 224 (1922-1926)


Queen of the Night (Selenicereus grandiflorus)
This Flower of the night will naturally help those of you working with dream interpretation, dream magick and wanting to improve your intuitive dreams. It will help with general intuition development as well. An image of Queen of the Night/misting with its essence, is the perfect bedroom addition for those working in this realm. 
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card: 'Flowers of the Night Oracle', written & illustrated by Cheralyn in block print and published by Rockpool Publishing and available worldwide  at all good book and gift stores. Stockists and wholesale enquires: Rockpool Publishing,  Simon & Schuster Publishing and Red Wheel Weiser



Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia candida)
A deepening of intuition and can help explore the shadow side of situations if desired. This flower will bring very powerful psychic growth and regeneration of powers thought lost. You can also connect with Angel's Trumpet to remove negative energies and entities. 
*poisonous, see notes below
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card: 'Flowers of the Night Oracle', written & illustrated by Cheralyn in block print and published by Rockpool Publishing and available worldwide  at all good book and gift stores. Stockists and wholesale enquires: Rockpool Publishing,  Simon & Schuster Publishing and Red Wheel Weiser


Speedwell (Veronica officinalis)
The gift that lovely Speedwell will bestow is that of  providing space for you to thrive and grow strong in your intuition. It can also help heal past issues you may of faced or be facing in this field and bring greater clarity when required. I love the way Speedwell can settle down situations that are very volatile or complicated. 
Speedwell
O.W. Thomé, Flora von Deutschland Österreich und der Schweiz, Tafeln, vol. 4: t. 502, fig. A (1885)


Tree Spider Orchid (Dendrobium tetragonum)
If you are having doubts in your abilities, then Tree Spider Orchid is the Flower you need to spend time with. This delightful blossom with strengthen resolve and help you believe in yourself. While is a good intuition builder, this orchid will also assist when secrets are being explored. 
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card: 'Australian Wildflower Reading Cards', written & illustrated by Cheralyn in block print and published by Rockpool Publishing and available worldwide  at all good book and gift stores. Stockists and wholesale enquires: Rockpool Publishing,  Simon & Schuster Publishing and Red Wheel Weiser


Centaury (Centaurium erythraea)
To strengthen intuition and psychic powers, connect with wonderful Centaury. This Flower will also bring good luck, offer general protection and is a toxic energy banisher (handy!) as well as an evil banisher. 
Centaurium
M.B. Valentini, Viridarium reformatorum, vol. 1: p. 45 (1719)


Himalayan Blue Poppy(Meconopsis grandis)
This elusive Flower will assist you in uncovering and developing your personal psychic skills. As it is so hard to grow outside of its natural environment, dried botanicals and flower essences along with images are going to be most helpful. Himalayan Blue Poppy will awaken any dormant abilities, shine a bright light on possibilities for you and provide intuitive clarity. Another Flower that assists those involved with dream work. 
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card: 'Flower Reading Cards', written & illustrated by Cheralyn in block print and published by Rockpool Publishing and available worldwide  at all good book and gift stores. Stockists and wholesale enquires: Rockpool Publishing Simon & Schuster Publishing and Red Wheel Weiser


Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
A few dried Red Clover Flowers carried upon your person will provide psychic protection and can be very handy when going into crowded places that you know has a lot of unbalanced energy pinging about. This Flower will increase psychic awareness, help clear negativity and also boost self-awareness which may in turn help with the development of your intuition. 
Red clover
English botany, or coloured figures of British plants, ed. 3 [B] [J.E. Sowerby et al], vol. 3: t. 347 (1864)


Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia spp.)
This earthy Flower will assist you to stay grounded while exploring your intuitive skills while providing pathways to deeper insights. What I particularly like about this flower and plant is that it will provide illumination for personal issues, goals and questions.
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card: 'The Language of Flowers affirmation cards' by Cheralyn and published by Rockpool Publishing and available worldwide  at all good book and gift stores. Stockists and wholesale enquires: Rockpool Publishing Simon & Schuster Publishing and Red Wheel Weiser


bunches of love & blessings, 
Cheralyn 🌻



*those flowers noted as poisonous

All flowers should be used with great care and not consumed or used in preparations unless correctly identified, organic and an allergy test preformed. Those noted as poisonous must only be used in imagery, in correctly created Flower Essences and through inviting them into your space or joining them in theirs, carefully, as fresh flowers or plants. 


🌺 FLOWER OF THE DAY - Chocolate Flower (Berlandiera lyrata)

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This flower will assist balance to be had in any situation. A great plant to focus on to help find guidance, answers and to also ground yourself.
If you feel drawn to this flower - You may need to be a little patient at the moment and be careful if any extreme thinking or actions.
Bunches of love,
Cheralyn 🌻

Card: Flowers of the Night, written and illustrated by Cheralyn in block print @rockpoolpublishing @weiserbooks


⚘ The Language of Black Flowers

Back in 2010, UK Flower breeders Ball Colegrave announced that they had created the first black flower.
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They came pretty close, but a true black colour in a flower is scientifically impossible. What Ball Colegrave flower breeder Jianping Ren had developed was a very dark purple petunia that is still available today and is know as, ‘Black Velvet’. Still very impressive, as up until this time, there was nothing anywhere near this depth of black in any flower, let alone a petunia.


Stuart Lowen, from Ball Colegrave in Banbury said: 'It's completely unique. It's the first black petunia anywhere in the world. It was created by experimenting with existing colours already on the market and breeding them using traditional methods. We don't use any genetic modification at all, just pollination.”

Flower naturally grow in many colours, just not black. The pigments that flowers employ to colour their petals don't produce black. While ‘black-looking’ flowers are found occurring naturally, breeders also select flowers with the highest levels of red and blue pigments and when cross them together. In doing so, they can sometimes create very dark purple petals and leaves.

Flower colour will slightly change or add an additional layer to the meanings and energies of flowers. Black will actually make the meanings far more powerful, stronger and, be careful, even more aggressive. Below are just a few black flowers and their meanings and energies. You can connect with these via the fresh or dried flowers, botanical creations made with them, flower essences and images (photos, artwork, oracle cards) or through meditation and visualisation. 


Black tulip
'Queen of the Night' Tulip (Tulipa spp.)
'I only want you', desire, passion, self-improvement, new goals attained 

Black dahlia
Black Dahlia (Dahlia spp.)
 you can do this, encouragement, dignity, confidence, vitality,
increased inner strength, creative success, standing strong in faith

Bat orchid
Black Bat Orchid (Tacca chantrieri)
fearlessness, awareness, developed intuition, protection


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Black Hellebore
 (Helleborus niger)
mental control,  protection, plant alchemy, banishing, exorcism, increased intelligence


Black arum
Black Arum Lily (Zantedeschia Schwarzwalder)
magnificent beauty, complete rejuvenation, dignity


Black cranse
Black Cranesbill Geranium (Geranium phaeum)
'I want to be with you', silent mind, luxuriant elegance and comfort, fertility, passionate love, virility



Black petunia
Black Petunia (Petunia 'Balpevac') 
'I want to be with you', do not give up, protection, anger, resentment, enthusiasm, clarity, goals


Do you have or know of a black flower that you would like to know more about?
Let me know! 

bunches of love, 
Cheralyn 🌻

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🌹🌼 FLOWER OF THE DAY ~ Evening Star (Mentzelia lindleyi)

Intimacy is knowing and feeling the very heart of something completely. Evening Star is especially helpful for those who want to find their personal passion in life or are feeling somehow distanced from it. This flower will also assist those who seem a little too concerned with the opinions or the validation of others.

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As a Flower Oracle, Evening Star will indicate a deepening of feelings in romantic relationships and perhaps new energy that stirs your soul into action entering into your life in the way of a purpose, a cause or an interest.
Be careful that you are not losing yourself in a relationship at the moment (romantic, friendship or business). There is a risk of you giving too much and becoming far too dependent.
Evening Star is a Noth America native plant that is usually found in Arizona and California. It is picture with the Hummingbird Moth (Hyles lineata), one of its pollinators, so named due to its hovering behaviour.
bunches of blessings,
Cheralyn 🌼

card from 'Flowers of the Night Oracle' written and illustrated in block print by Cheralyn Darcey and published by Rockpool Publishing


🌺 Flower of the Day ~ Chinese Star Jasmine

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🌹 FLOWER OF THE DAY
Today, a Flower of the Night!
Chinese Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) will indicate that you may need to review your intentions in order to realise any new opportunities or way of thinking in order to move forward at this time.
Be additionally mindful of the intentions of others around you at the moment.
Magickally, this flower can be used to focus intentions as well as reveal those of other people. Chinese Star Jasmine can also assist those who may not realise the value of their talents and skills or be using them to their best.
bunches of blessings,
Cheralyn xx 🌻

Chinese Star Jasmine is accompanied by the Pygmy Slow Loris from Flowers of the Night Oracle 
This is one of the new Rockpool Publishing edition cards.


Flowers of the Night ~ Advance Copy Arrives


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Mail Call! 

Unboxing the very first deck ~ 


What are the differences between my Artists Limited Edition Self-Published Oracle Deck and the International Release, along with a little bit about the way I created the artwork ~ 

Flowers of the Night Oracle is published by Rockpool Publishing and will be available in all good book, spiritual and gift stores along with selected florists and gardening centres from 1st November 2018 
For wholesale enquires please contact: Rockpool Publishing

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Floriade, Deadlines and Zines and how they sometimes work...

Is it really over yet? 

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view from my Canberra room 

Last Friday saw me driving to Sydney to place the second of my new book series into the hands of my Australian publisher. 

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... Rockpool Publishing then Floriade or bust! 

It felt good. I can't tell you exactly what that feels like but I will tell you it is a heady mix of relief, excitement, elation, numbness and outright fear...

"Have I  'done it'  right?"
"Is it really over?"
"It can't be, I missed something"
and so on.
Oh and that feeling of wanting to rip it back out of your publishers hands as a heat descends on your body from the writing gods above when she/he comments on something you know you probably haven't included... 
"I'm so looking forward to seeing the part on Zombie eating leaves *or insert whatever it was you might of alluded to in your pitch*"
So now your book gets edited... da da daaaaaaaaaaaaaa and I am kinda over the whole "the editor will think I'm an uneducated halfwit" because, well, basically other than a focused uneducated passion for botany I probably am, having left school at about 15. If it wasn't for spellcheck, I probably wouldn't be published. I can not spell, grammar? mmmmm well I know how to speak proper but any of the finer points? I thank the stars for wonderful editors!
Oh yes and thanks to an accident many many moons ago, I can only bash way at the keyboards with a few fingers of my right hand. Yes I've tried all the voice activated dictation programs but I think my accent annoys them. I seem to think better with the few fingers that do work on my right hand anyway. Maybe thats my superpower? mmmmm 
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In my studio...forget about those fancy pants glossy 'in my studio photo spreads'
this right here is what 8 hours before a book deadline looks like.

But.. I love what I do and the opportunity to share it is something I'm forever grateful for. My passion to learn as much as possible about Ethnobotany (the relationship between plants and people) has filled my life with so much meaning and purpose for decades and along the way I have also learned how to craft that into something to share.

So once you hand in your First Draft, what you do not want to do is then jump back in your car and go on a road trip right after handing over a few months of sweat, tears and sizeable chunk of your sanity to your publisher. Do not do it. Oh yes, you will tell yourself that this is your holiday, treat, relaxing time. It will not be. You should go home, put on your grungiest PJs, find a very long TV series that you haven't watched because your last year has been spent writing in your universe, not escaping in theirs and you should snuggle up with a warm blanket (or friend who will not judge or more importantly talk!) and flake right out. You need to disappear and do SFA. When you finish doing it, you need to do it again. and again...

But, truth be told I did in fact enjoy Floriade in Canberra! 
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What's not to love. My best friend lives there (damn it I should of just stayed longer and flaked on her couch under her cats, I could still be there). 
There is also Flowers right now, over a million of them and it was good to see them, real good.
They had all just about burst into bloom the day before and so it was unlike any Floriade I'd ever experienced. Firstly, because rumour had gotten round that there were no flowers yet, the crowds were right down and secondly all the flowers were fresh and bright, new and well... there! 
If I had of gone a week before I would not of seen them and in this very hot spell we are having on the East Coast, if I had of gone a week later, I would of seen cooked flowers and so I went at the right time. The Flowers made me feel chirpy and hanging with Jan always makes me feel great. It would of been better with a cat blanket but I'll remember that for next time.
Hang on! ~ mental note: DO NOT AGREE TO DEADLINES AT FLORIDA TIME. 
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Floriade is all about... flowers! 

I did a few things at Floriade I can't tell you about just yet. Such is the way of writing and publishing and people not wanting other people to know what some people are doing in case they do what those people are doing too but I did flowers things which are good. 

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... and flowers!

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... and things painted with flowers! 


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... and made to look like flowers. 


 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌻I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!🌻🌷🌷🌷

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Don't worry BigW, problem solved.....there are still Christmas trees for the Flower Crazy People! 


Back home to garden this week
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(I have a strict limit on time away policy so I can actually do what I write about) and I found that my new herb garden has gone bananas, or rather dill and comfrey and the beetroot, fennel and cos are ready and delicious. Some bird chopped two of my zucchinis seedlings to pieces. I'm assuming it was a bird or a pack of rather feral insects who decided to rip them apart and not eat them. I get needing to munch on my veggie garden so that you can survive but I'm not a fan of plant vandalism or hunting for sport. 

I'm pondering what to replace them with today or a plan of defence. 
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I do grow flowers too! Clivis which mean ~ inner strength and letting go of fear. 

And so to Zines. 
Last year I produced and released an Artist Edition of my Flowers of the Night Oracle
I am really proud of that work. It was exciting and just outright fun putting it together. I learned a lot about what I wanted to do in future and what i did not want to do. I learned that people still don't realise I create the art for my own work (stop sending me horrible messages saying I'm dreadful for not crediting the artist! its me and putting my name twice on the cover would just look too egotistical) I learned that really putting your work out there in your pure voice bought a lot of praise but equally loads of criticism but it made me stronger in what I believe. All of the criticism focused on how my deck wasn't like other oracle decks and didn't work the same. Well, good! It is always Nature first in my work. Always. Plants are not humans, they are not there just for us. We have a relationship with them which works both ways. I've made lots of mistakes, a few misinterpretations and followed paths to nowhere on my personal quest but that's what exploration is all about. 

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new box for Flowers of the Night Oracle

I think it is an important lesson to learn that you are not compulsory and that probably the majority will not like, understand or want your work if you are working within a defined and focused field. If you are out there creating whatever may come because you are looking to be successful in a broad genre then maybe you do need to change and bend to the popular vote but I am not and so I will not. Usually I hear confirmation that what I am doing is right in the words of those who are negative. Sometimes I hear really valuable suggestions and so I will take those on board. I am just selective because the Work I do is more important than trying to please. 

Oh yeah and so to Zines. 
Flowers of the Night Oracle is being released now by a traditional publisher, (Rockpool Publishing) a couple actually, both in Australia and the USA and UK this November. There are slight updates to it including a revised Guidebook and card format. Oh and the box is different. Because my decks take years to create (I have one now that is not going to be released until 2019 at the earliest and I've worked on since 2012), I collect a huge amount of information in my journals. I also create lots of artwork along the way too and so with this release I am gifting a Zine of Flowers of the Night with the first 99 orders for it from me (I have to keep one for myself!). 

Oh yes! IT COSTS TOO MUCH IN POSTAGE TO BUY FROM YOU
I do get a lot of people asking me if I can please offer free postage like *insert online book seller* Um no. 
When you buy from me, you get my signature on my book. Ok now this may mean nothing now but what if I was to turn out to be the next Steven King? 
Just saying' ;) 
Seriously what you also get is extra treats that are worth more than the postage cost. Artworks, prints, flower and plant stuff, seeds if you are in my  country and love, lots and lots of love! 
To be honest, running an online shop is not my job. Writing books and illustrating stuff and creating art is. 
I also only make a few dollars profit on each title I sell through my online shop. I charge what the post office charges me to post your things and unfortunately I don't post 100,000 items a day so I can't get that mega postal discount but I try hard to make it worthwhile for you because I like making friends with people who like what I like.
I'm also a fan of collecting special things from authors I like so I try and do the same for those who may feel the same. 

THE ZINE! 
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So that is what I'm doing right now! Making a mysterious, cool (I hope!), plant filled, flower bursting, night lovely ZINE for you all and I am LOVING IT! 
There are loads of original little artworks and inclusions and today I'm actually working out how to create a moon on something transparent to use as the cover (can I hear you all say OHHHHHHHHH). 
I think I'm down to 40 odd copies left that will include this Zine and no I will not be releasing it separately. Publishing contracts will not allow it. This is a completely handmade (by me!) Zine. 

I am going to be around a bit more, it has been a huge few months of completing books and decks and I am very grateful for those friends who like my work and have stuck around even if I'm not so 'huge on social media'. I really appreciate you and hope you will enjoy next year what this year has let me do. 

OK off to sort out my Moon creative art challenge for your Zine! 

Bunches of blessings to you,
Cheralyn 🌷

Shoes
Floriade haul... Poppy shoes. 



 


❀ The Night Flowers are here!

FLOWERS OF THE NIGHT ORACLE
It has been the busiest two weeks of my life, honestly without exaggeration!
I really appreciate the patience of so many of you as I pack your Flowers of the Night Oracle Decks and get them posted out to you.
This is something that I do have to do alone. I would actually love to hire someone to help out with these things but due to where I live and the nature of my work and timings, it's really not possible at present, so it is left to me alone when these 'events' happen.

Here is Arrival Day for me! 



Right now I am getting dozens of enquiries each day as to whether there are any deck remaining or if they can be purchased in a store and the answer is yes there are some left and the only place they are available is through my online store here ~

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bunches of blessings,
Cheralyn 🌺🌷🌸

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❀ FlowerScope 28th November ~ 4th December 2016



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Select a flower you feel particularly drawn to find guidance and insight into your week ahead by clicking on the link next to that Flower.
You may wish to select a different Flower each morning or just one for the week.

How does Florasphere FlowerScope Work?
I carefully select the Flowers each Sunday evening which I feel connect with the energies of the coming week using the Language of Flowers.
This is based on Traditional Flower Reading and the energies of Nature.
Your selection will indicate which of these energies particularly relate to you and give you support and assistance in navigating the week ahead.

How Can I Connect with My Flower?
There are many ways to connect with your Flowerscope Flower simply thinking about the flower, meditating on it, drawing it, downloading an image to keep beside you, growing it and creating flower essences and botanical products to use as well. Hold your flower close all week to tap into the Natural Energies and gets of support and insight.


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bunches of love, 

Cheralyn ❀ xx