I'm sure you all know your zodiac sign and your birth stone, but do you know your birth flower and what it says about you?
January – Carnation
It is not surprising that the carnation is January’s birth flower as not many flowers can withstand the winter!
Carnations are surrounded in symbolism, with a history dating back over 2000 years.
Today, carnations can be found in a wide range of colours, and while in general they express love, fascination and distinction, virtually every colour carries a unique and rich association.
White carnations suggest pure love and good luck, light red symbolises admiration, while dark red represents deep love and affection.
Purple carnations imply capriciousness, and pink carnations carry the greatest significance, beginning with the belief that they first appeared on earth from the Virgin Mary’s tears – making them the symbol of a mother’s undying love.
You are probably very in touch with your emotions, loyal and love deeply and passionately.
February – Violets
Violets symbolise innocence, modesty and true, everlasting love. It can also symbolise faith, spirituality, mysticism and remembrance.
Violets were cultivated by ancient Greeks for medicinal purposes and also to add an extra bit of something to their wine!
Violets were also often used in love potions – could it be because of their beautiful heart shaped petals?
If you are a February child you are honest, humble and innocent, people fall in love with you easily, you also have strong spiritual connections (even if you don’t know it yet)
March – Daffodils
Are you even surprised that March’s flower is the Daffodil?
March signals the beginning of Spring and new life.
The Daffodil symbolises vanity, luck, prosperity and rebirth.
If you are a March child – you are a generally happy person and very optimistic, you can be generous and empathetic towards other people, however, you do have a vain side!
April – Daisy
It has been said that Daisies are one of the oldest flowers on Earth with cave drawings of daisies found dating back over 3000BC.
So are you an old soul?
Daisies tend to represent innocence, loyalty and transformation, some say that daisies also represent fertility and motherhood.
So April child, you are a sweet, kind caring person with an old soul.
May – Lily of the Valley
Lily of the valley is a favourite amongst royal brides possibly for it’s sweetness and innocence.
Many myths and legends surround this beautiful legend, some say that they appeared when Eve’s tears fell in the garden of Eden, others say that they grew where warriors blood was spilt when St Leonard found a dragon.
If you are a May child you are understanding, resolute and enthusiastic.
June – Roses
If you are born in June you are lucky enough to have one of the most widely recognised flowers and symbols of love there is.
Just like the Carnation each colour of Rose has a different meaning.
Red roses are often considered the universal symbol of love. Pink roses symbolise gratitude, grace, and joy. White has always been a symbol of purity, innocence and in some cases, chastity. Purple are not nearly as common, they indicate a fascination or adoration. Yellow roses are a symbol of friendship and caring. Orange indicate enthusiasm and passion.
People born in June are considered social butterflies because they are charismatic and talented. They are very intelligent, are extremely inquisitive and have a childlike nature. June children are great communicators and can easily draw everyone’s attention.
July – Delphinium
Delphiniums symbolise cheerfulness and goodwill, as well as a protective plant.
They were thought to have gotten their name from the Ancient Greeks who thought the flower buds looked like a dolphins nose.
Delphiniums are used to communicate encouragement and joy, as well as remembering loved ones who have passed.
They are said to symbolise an open heart, dignity, grace and positivity.
If you were born in July you are optimistic, charming, generous and very emotional.
August – Gladiolus
The Gladiolus was named after the Latin word “Gladius” meaning sword, Ancient Roman gladiatior champions were showered with Gladiolus were showered with them after winning a fight.
Because of their association with gladiators, the gladiolus flower meaning is strength and integrity. They also symbolise infatuation.
If you are born in August you are very confident, very organised, make a great leader, have an outgoing personality, love being treated like a prince / princess, can be really stubborn.
September – Aster
Aster’s named by the Greeks for their star shaped blooms.
Asters symbolise love, wisdom, faith, and colour.
The Aster flower blooms in pink, red, white, lilac mainly but are available in other colours.
This flower became a symbol of love when in Greek mythology it was placed on the altars for the gods.
September children are open minded, love almost everything, overthink everything, are perfectionists, very affectionate and get bored easily.
October – Marigolds
The earliest use of the Marigold was by the Aztec’s who attributed magical, religious and medicinal properties to them.
Marigolds were often used as medicine to help things like inflammation and skin issues.
Marigolds represent stubbornness and determination, however, because of their bright, colourful nature, they also symbolise warmth and creativity.
So if your birthday is in October you’re probably a passionate, hard-working, driven person.
They are peaceful and calm people who like to contain their emotions and feelings inside them. Their easy-going attitude lends them a very chilled out nature. They do not attract problems and believe in making more friends than foes.
November – Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemums are a hugely popular flower because of it’s variety in colour and the belief that it brings joy and good luck to any household.
In Asia the chrysanthemum signifies life and rebirth, making them great gifts for birthdays and baby showers. In Europe the chrysanthemum signifies an expression of sympathy. Chrysanthemum’s are typically looked at as a flower that signifies respect and honour in America.
People born in November are usually calm and can control their emotions unless they are provoked to the maximum.
They will try their best not to have an outburst and bottle their emotions.
They hardly ever get angry and annoyed but if they have ever snapped at you, then you will know about it.
December – Holly
Although technically not a flower it is not a surprise that the Holly is a symbol for December birthdays.
Holly plants have been in people’s homes and gardens for centuries as one of Britain’s favourite festive plants decorating the festive season – before they were used for decorative purposes though, they were seen as a symbol of fertility.
December born are honest, spiritual, grounded, strong headed and determined, helpful and highly energetic.