Dec 19, 2007

Know your Flower Sign.

I came across this interesting attempt to predict human personalities based on flower power in a book titled- Florascope: Discover Your Flower Sign by Helen Brown Gentry. An interesting blend! Haven't read this one so far, but I really find the idea intriguing. Well, the planets and the stars have been used to death for predicting our destinies and the Chinese horoscope, with its animal signs, has gone somewhat stale. What's wrong in looking at the floral world to predict what makes us unique:-)

I had also read this other book called Plant Personalities by Carol Kline and Jonathon Buckley. That was a really nice book. Using the habitation, blooming characters and other flower traits and absolutely beautiful pictures, the authors have grouped plants into different fun personalities like Cinderella plants or shooting stars. They have developed a fun and entertaining way to impart information about plant features.

Coming back to the fun Florascope holds; the authors have combined the floral characters and astrology (since I have not read the book, I am not sure how that is done) and come up with this unique way to describe the zodiac signs with flower traits.

Tiger Lily: 21 March - 19 April (Aries)

A natural leader, Tiger Lily is born to leave a mark, whether it’s from sticky pollen stamens or dazzling achievements in the theatrical world.


Magnolia: 20 April – 20 May (Taurus)

One species of magnolia can take 10 years to bloom. Likewise, the Magnolia personality is willing to wait for the best.

Passion Flower: 21 May – 20 June (Gemini)

Restless Passion Flower rambles over the garden of life, dazzling others with easy charm and wit.

Lotus: 21 June – 22 July (Cancer)

Sensitive lotus flourishes in a calm, deep pond. A tranquil home environment is important to this complex and exquisite bloom.

Sunflower: 23 July – 22 August (Leo)

Friendly Sunflower beams kindness and loyalty across the plant kingdom. Revelling in stardom, this dramatic bloom adores centre stage.

Tulip: 23 August – 22 September (Virgo)

Gentle and refined, Tulip cares for others at the deepest level.

Rose: 23 September – 22 October (Libra)

Refined and romantic Rose adores soft candlelight and lingering gazes over dinner. Nobody glows and blushes like Rose in love.

Cactus Flower: 23 October – 21 November (Scorpio)

From the harshest desert, Cactus Flower bursts forth with magnetic beauty. Likewise, the Cactus Flower personality is capable of mastering the miracle of transformation.

Bird of Paradise: 22 November – 21 December (Sagittarius)

When life seems like a packet of weedkiller, happy-go-lucky Bird of Paradise has a delightful way of brightening even the dullest corner of the garden.

Chrysanthemum: 22 December – 19 January (Capricorn)

Noble Chrysanthemum endures long after others have drooped and faded. This intelligent realist is supported by a woody stem of practical know-how and ability to make long term plans.

Orchid: 20 January – 18 February (Aquarius)

Flourishing in a hothouse of ideas, Orchid cares deeply for humanity and is capable of inspiring others to great heights.

Poppy: 19 February – 20 March (Pisces)
This compassionate bloom is famed for offering sympathy and understanding…even to undeserving caterpillars.

Want more fun with flowers. Read the book: Florascope

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