is said that in the spring, if you happen to find the first flower
of the season on:
- it is good fortune for the season.
Tuesday - your greatest attempts will be successful.
Wednesday - denotes a marriage.
Thursday - a warning of small profits.
Friday - wealth.
Saturday - misfortune.
Sunday - excellent luck for weeks to come.
Take a question to your garden and randomly pick a petal off a
pansy, without looking at it. When you examine your petal, the
following information may be divined...
If the petal has four lines in it, it is a sign of hope.
* Five lines coming from the center branch is hope founded in
* Thick lines bent to the right means prosperity.
* Thick lines bent to the left mean trouble ahead.
* Seven streaks is consistent love.
* Eight streaks means fickleness in either you or those around
* Nine, a changing heart.
It was believed that wearing the blossom associated with your
month of birth would bring exceptionally good luck.
- Snowdrop, a symbol of purity.
February - Violet, for kindness and faith.
March - Daffodil, an emblem for sincerity.
April - Primrose, for the new love springing up in the world.
May - White Lily, for strength.
June - Wild Rose, for healing.
July - Carnation, for protection.
August - White Heather, for good luck throughout the year.
September - Michaelmas Daisy, for happiness.
October - Rosemary, for kind thoughts.
November - Chrysanthemum, for truth.
December - Ivy, for fidelity and faithfulness.
plants, most men have hidden properties
that chance alone reveals.
~~ La Rochefoucauld ~~
For ages, man has looked to plants for help in making decisions
or using them to attempt to tell the future, especially in love.
Nowadays, it's mostly children who use flowers or plants this
way – for instance, the game of picking petals of a daisy
and reciting 'He loves me, he loves me not'. Many make a wish
as they blow on dandelion seed heads.
are favorite times for these divination games – especially
love divination. Holly could be used on Christmas, New Year's,
Midsummer, or Halloween to help you dream of your true love. Bay
leaves were used for this same purpose on Valentine's Day.
Luke's Day was once the appropriate time for this ritual: 'Take
marigold flowers, a sprig of marjoram, thyme, and a little wormwood;
dry them before a fire, rub them to powder, then sift it through
a fine piece of lawn; simmer these with a small quantity of virgin
honey, in white vinegar, over a slow fire; with this anoint your
stomach, breasts, and lips, lying down, and repeat these words
Luke, St. Luke, be kind to me,
In dream let me my true love see!
said, hasten to sleep, and in the soft slumbers of night's repose,
the very man you shall marry shall appear before you.'
all cultures have had some form of plant divination. Ancient Anglo-Saxon
folklore says that if you offered an expectant mother a rose and
a lily, if she chose a rose, the baby would be a girl. If she
chose the lily, the baby would be a boy.
the other hand, the Victorians believed that if the pregnant woman
went into the garden, closed her eyes, and spun around to pick
a flower, the hue of the flower would tell her the sex of the
baby. If it was a dark color, it was a boy, and a light color
indicated a girl.
Korea, carnations were used by girls to tell their future. A girl
would place a cluster of three blossoms in her hair. If the top
one died first, the girl's last years would be difficult. If the
middle one died first, her earlier years would be hard. And if
the bottom one died first her entire life would be miserable.
(I guess no one in Korea had an entirely happy life.)
petals were used in the east: a girl would place a petal in her
lover's hand, and then hit it with the edge of her own hand. If
it broke with a loud pop, her lover was true; if it broke silently,
he had been unfaithful. Gypsies used chives for fortune telling.
Symbolism in Dreams
appearance of certain plants in a dream was considered an omen
of things to come. To dream of white flowers foretells death,
as does dreaming of birch.
that are good omens in dreams include: palm tree, olive, jasmine,
lily, laurel, thistle, thorn, wormwood, currant, and pear.
cherry, walnut, hemp, cypress, dandelion, and withered roses in
dreams denote misfortune.
apricot, apple, box, grape and fig foretell a long life.
of elder, onion, acorn, and plum presage sickness.
are supposed to produce bad dreams and portend evil.
significant amount of dream flora is related to love and marriage:
of course, indicate success in love, as does clover, which indicates
not only a happy marriage but also wealth and prosperity.
pomegranate, cucumber, currant, and box all augur well for love
you dream of being picked by briars, it means you have an ardent
desire, and the young in love often dream of being pricked by
a thorn while trying to pick a rose.
dream of cutting cabbage means your lover is jealous, and if you
dream of someone else cutting cabbage, it means that someone is
trying to plant the seeds of jealousy in your lover's mind.
of walnut indicate unfaithfulness, and dreaming of cutting parsley
means that you'll eventually be crossed in love.
of passing through brambles indicates trouble ahead, but if you
pass through unhurt it means you will triumph over adversity.
dream of eating cabbages augurs illness for your loved ones and
money loss, but dreams of oak, marigold, pear or nut denote riches.
you dream of gathering nuts, you should be receiving unexpected
of fruit or flowers out of season is bad luck, and the reverse
is also true: dreams of plants currently blooming are good luck.
of yew means the death of an old person who will leave behind
or vines indicate advancement in life and prosperity.
almonds in a dream signifies a journey, and whether they are sweet
or not indicate how successful the journey will be.
green grass in a dream is a good omen, but withered and decayed
grass signifies misfortune and sickness, as does dreaming of cutting
dream plants have more than one meaning, which don't seem to have
much to do with each other. For instance:
flowers can mean love mixed with jealousy or that you will have
more children to maintain than what justly belong to you.
can mean the discovery of hidden treasures or that a domestic
quarrel will occur soon.
dream of the juniper tree itself is unlucky, especially if you
are sick, but to dream of gathering berries in winter can mean
you'll achieve great honors and become an important person, and
if you are married it foretells the birth of a son.
fresh laurel or bay leaves in an incense burner or open fire and
concentrate on a question. If the leaves crack loudly and burn
brightly it means the time is favorable, and if they smolder and
die out it's not. Throw a handful into a fire and watch the flame.
The flames rising up together is a good sign. Three flame points
means a harmonious conclusion, two flame points means you need
a friend to help you, a single flame means single-mindedness.
Source Unknown ~~