Summer is here, the Columbine has grown and is showing us its eccentric flowers. everything is bright and sunny. its time to get your friends together and enjoy the weather.
Wild Rose (II of Summer)
Love / Solid Connection
the rose is the most common symbol for love, and yet it's wild sister may be less showy but has the hardiness to come back year to year. this is a time of building true connections. maybe its a wonderful romance, maybe its finding the place in the world where you belong, maybe the best friend you never had. enjoy this moment.
Lovage (III of Summer)
Lovage has wonderful smell and is an important member of thai soup. it grows up with a few stalks surrounding it, supporting each other. so come together and celebrate the company of those around you.
Desert Sage (IV of Summer)
Discontent / Greed
the desert sage spreads across the New Mexican landscape, trickling down from the Colorado desert. its made a home here, and it has taken over. you could focus on how it dominates the landscape, or you could appreciate the smell and texture it adds. apreciate what you have.
Lily (V of Summer)
Grievance / Ending
used in funeral arrangements, there is something about the look and smell of a lily. it is beautiful, but also sad. endings are something we all have to accept. look at what you have, there is a beauty in endings if you have the right outlook.
Lily of the Valley (VI of Summer)
Memories / Childhood / Joy
I spent many wonderful summer days racing around and finding these fun, fragrant little flowers. they were like little bells or small fairy hats. it was magical coming upon a grove of them. this is a moment in your life that will take you back to this innocent time.
Venus Flytrap (VII of Summer)
Temptation / Illusion / Lack of Clarity
the venus flytrap is not what it seems. it smells like garbage to lure its prey in, and appears to be some kind of animal-plant hybrid. things around you are not what you think, and clarity is hard to find. its normal to encounter temptation in life, but it is up to you to take a step back to figure out where to go next.
Purple Loosestrife (VIII of Summer)
Stagnation / Poor Health
a hauntingly beautiful plant that has quickly invaded our landscape. Loosestrife is an invasive species in the northeast, choosing to take over stagnant pools and marshes, disrupting the water flow with its intertwining root systems, and causing poor health in these bodies of water. perhaps there is nothing left in this situation for you.
Strawberry (IX of Summer)
Positivity / Good Things
white blossoms hold the promise of delicious fruit later in the summer. there is a joy and simpleness to every aspect of this plant. nothing but good things await for you.
Tomato (X of Summer)
Reward / Positive Energy
we’ve gotten to the last true bit of summer before we slip into fall. the beloved tomatoes that have held promise of changing from green to red are finally ready to be picked. the fruits of your labor have ripened, and now is the time to appreciate it.
Maidenhair Fern (Daughter of Summer)
the maidenhair fern is a magical and delicate looking plant, taking much artistic liberty with the standard fern style. she is dreamy, but solid. has a good head on her shoulders when she chooses to listen.
Fern (Son of Summer)
Artistic / Intense
the fern enjoys the relief from the summer sun in the cool environment of the forest floor. an imaginative choice for a plant, choosing dappled sunlight over the less diluted form. its sensitive, but also so much more lies below the ground.
Kava Kava (Mother of Summer)
Psychic / Deep
Kava roots are used as a sedative, that relaxes but does not inhibit your mental clarity. your eyes go sleepy, your body feels warm, worries seem to melt away, but you can still think. you may drift into a deeper state, you may just fall into an deep sleep.
Licorice (Father of Summer)
the wild licorice plant grows up tall throughout the summer and then puts out flowers of purple and white. its root is soothing to the stomach and tricky to harvest. it stands tall, but remains slightly flexible to whatever comes at it.