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Signs the Zodiac originate from Babylonian astrology and can often offer guidance and comfort to those who believe them. Whether in times of struggle or marking a new start, they are there to show the future is written in the stars. Whilst everyone knows that each sign correlates to a different time of year, did you know that each one also has a corresponding flower? Zodiac flowers reflect each star sign's personality trait and offer insight into what the stars have planned for us.
Lucia Polla, marketing manager at Serenata Flowers, comments: “For thousands of years people have looked to the stars to gain insight into their own being, creating clear profiles for each Zodiac by assigning colours, gemstones and elements, so it should come as no surprise that each star sign also has a corresponding flower.
“Personalising gifts for friends and family can prove difficult, so a bouquet of flowers that corresponds to a loved one’s Zodiac is sure to put a smile on their face. Knowing that thought went into selecting stems specifically for them will definitely make them feel special and might make them feel more in touch with the stars.”
Aries (21st March – 20th April): Honeysuckle
Aries symbolises new beginnings as the first sign of the Zodiac. Aries are known for being assertive, and this is reflected by their birth flowers - thistles and honeysuckle - which bloom in bold colours during the early spring.
Taurus (23rd April – 23rd May): Lilies
Sensuous Taurus loves being overwhelmed with love, so it's no surprise that their birth flower is the heavily flagrant lily. Choose lilies when picking a gift for the Taurus in your life and enjoy their seductive scent together.
Gemini (22nd May – 21st June): Lavender
Sociable Gemini's will feel most connected to lavender flowers, which grow in abundance in country gardens. Its vivid purple colour and attractive smell synergises with Gemini's natural charisma and irresistible charm.
Cancer (22nd June – 22nd July): White Rose
Moon-child Cancer will feel a sense of serenity with white flowers - especially white roses. The delicate white petals are symbolic of Cancer's inner sensitivity. White is a significant colour for Cancer as it offers a blank canvas that allows Cancer's creativity to flourish and bloom.
Leo (23rd July – 22nd August): Sunflower
Leos are notoriously outgoing and outlandish, so it comes as no surprise that they feel most connected with sunflowers. Enjoy a burst of sunlight from these bright flowers that will remind admirers of Leo's happy demeanour.
Virgo (23rd August – 23rd September): Chrysanthemums
Virgo's are known for being perfectionists with a keen eye for detail. Petit flowers such a chrysanthemums are associated with those born under the Virgo Zodiac. Virgos can enjoy these little flowers mixed with larger blooms.
Libra (23rd September – 23rd October): Roses
Libras have a clear sense of right and wrong, and are often incredibly balanced, much like a perfectly composed rose. The colour blue also holds special meaning for Libras so why not give a rose bouquet, interlaced with smaller blue buds, as a gift for your Libra loved one.
Scorpio (23rd October – 23rd November): Dark Red Flowers
Filled with mystery and known for being dark horses, Scorpios feel a connection to dark red flowers such as geraniums. As they are naturally academic, Scorpios could keep a bouquet of dark red flowers on their desk, to add a touch of glamour to their workplace.
Sagittarius (23rd November – 23rd December): Carnations
Lovable Sagittarius feels most connected to popular carnations. Pretty and uncomplicated, carnations are sure to add a feminine touch to any home and put a smile on a Sagittarius' face. Carnations are most commonly associated with wedding flowers, which corresponds perfectly with Sagittarius' love of love.
Capricorn (23rd December – 23rd January): Pansy
Often one of the first flowers to be seen in the new year, pansies correspond to tenacious Capricorns. Pansies often return year after year and spread larger with each season, much like the determined and hardworking Capricorns, who seem to only get better with age.
Aquarius (21st January – 19th February): Orchid
Anything but ordinary, delicate orchids share a multitude of similarities to those born under the Aquarius Zodiac. Much like orchids, Aquarius are highly affected by their surroundings, becoming energetic when they are in the comfort of friends. With a little TLC Aquarius' really bloom - much like their Zodiac flower.
Pisces (23rd February – 23rd March): Water Lilies
With the Pisces Zodiac symbol being a fish is it any surprise that they find a kindred spirit in water lilies? Like a water lily, Pisces are artistic and whimsical in their approach to life. They often find themselves floating along, enjoying the ride and they share this sense of fun with everyone they meet.