What? More flowers? Yes! Bear with me for awhile because there is so much to the lowly flower. From my previous posts - if you've been following my blog- you know that flowers are symbols of love, gratitude, friendship and beauty. They have been painted by artists through the centuries and are a favourite subject for photographers.
But..... did you know that flowers are connected to astrology? Florascope, written by Helen Brown Gentry and photographed by Sally Tagg, offers "new insights into the personality, career, relationships and spirit of the twelve flower signs." You can find out what other flowers you are compatible with, and what famous people share your flower sign. This was all new to me, but how could I resist when I saw this book in a sale bin for $3.99?
So, what about me? I am an Aries born on April 17.I am a tiger lily- not one of my favourite flowers and not one of my favourite colours either- until I remembered they are can be different colours like pink. Before I read the rest of the information I tried to look at the positives of a tiger lily. It is energetic, faces in all directions, is tall and reaching, has lots of blooms, can grow in pretty bad soil, and is all around hardy even in high winds. Not a bad profile overall. Now, what about the horoscope stuff?
A natural leader, born to leave a mark. Tiger lily aims to achieve greater heights than other flowers and is guaranteed to make an impact. Only one place suits this vivid exhibitionist and that's first. Supercharged, courageous and determined, defender of the helpless. For all its colour and show, tiger lily is easily damaged by thoughtless behaviour and is the first to cry at movies. This all sound a little too close to home for me.
Health-- prone to broken bones ( I am a klutz) and ailments of the head (no comment).
Love-- romantic, adoring, possessive (only one of the three)
Career--- business executive (not, but could have been), military officer (never) entrepreneur (aren't all artists?) head hunter (I've done it in my own little way)
Spirit-- Prefers religions involving theatrical expression of faith (not by a long shot)
Famous tiger lilies --- Vincent van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Russell Crow, Picasso, Sarah Jessica Parker, Joan Crawford, Celine Dion --- a pretty creative crowd.
If you're willing to give me your birthday (no year) I'll profile the first four birthdays I receive. Let's have some fun and see where this goes. Stay tuned.