What are birth flowers?
Birth flowers come from the ancient practice of Alchemy and Herbal medicine called Spagyrics or Plant Alchemy. It was used to heal various ailments. This practice spans across various cultures both western and eastern.
Spagyrics and cosmic rhythms are closely related. Therefore, it has lead to the classification of plants into specific planets. The plants come under the influence of a certain planet sometimes even two. However, there is always one stronger planet that links to the plant.
In astrology all planets link to a zodiac sign or two. The planets in traditional astrology the zodiacs are ruled by sun, moon, mars, venus, mercury, jupiter and saturn. In contrast, modern astrology uses the planets uranus, neptune and pluto.
Why are there two birth flowers for each month?
Each month can have several flowers are its birth flowers. This is because each plant is classified based on its anatomy and characteristics, therefore, each month would have a list of herbs, flower and tree associated to it.
Do birth flowers have meaning?
Birth flowers do have meaning. Those meanings can be influenced by several factors such as their origins and myths attached to it. Their history such as flowers being transported to different places in the world. Its uses beyond decorative purposes, such as medicinal, ritualistic and other uses.
How do you figure out your birth flower?
In order to figure out your birth flower, you must first know your zodiac. Once you have found your zodiac, you then want to find flowers, herbs and trees that are associated with the ruling planet of your zodiac sign.
If you’re struggling to find your ruling planet then check out this quick guide to help you below (please note we use traditional astrology on this website):
|Zodiac Sign||Birth Dates||Traditional Ruling Planet||Modern Ruling Planet|
|Aries||March 21 – April 19||Mars||Mars|
|Taurus||April 20 – May 20||Venus||Venus|
|Gemini||May 21 – June 20||Mercury||Mercury|
|Cancer||June 21 – July 22||Moon||Moon|
|Leo||July 23 – August 22||Sun||Sun|
|Virgo||August 23 – September 22||Mercury||Mercury|
|Libra||September 23 – October 22||Venus||Venus|
|Scorpio||October 23 – November 21||Mars||Pluto|
|Sagittarius||November 22 – December 21||Jupiter||Jupiter|
|Capricorn||December 22 – January 19||Saturn||Saturn|
|Aquarius||January 20 – February 18||Saturn||Uranus|
|Pisces||February 19 – March 20||Jupiter||Neptune|
Now that you know your zodiac and ruling planet, let’s take a deep dive into the different herbs, flowers and trees that fall under each zodiac.
List of Birth Flowers
Discover some examples of birth flowers by zodiac and by months.
Planet: Under the dominion of the sun
Months: July and August
Planet: Under the dominion of the moon
Months: June and July
Planet: Under the dominion of Mars
Zodiacs: Aries and Scorpio
Months: March, April, October and November
Planet: Under the dominion of Venus
Zodiacs: Taurus and Libra
Months: April, May, September and October
Planet: Under the dominion of Mercury
Zodiacs: Gemini and Virgo
Months: May, June, August and September
Planet: Under the dominion of Jupiter
Zodiacs: Pisces and Sagittarius
Months: February, March, November and December
Planet: Under the dominion of Saturn
Zodiacs: Aquarius and Capricorn
Months: January, February and December
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Junius, M. M. (1986). Practical handbook of plant alchemy: How to prepare medicinal essences, tinctures and elixirs. Inner Traditions Bear and Company.