I haven’t put together an arrangement in a while, not because I didn’t want to! In this arrangement I have the easter lily, hydrangea and virginia pepperweed. When I look at this arrangement in totality, consider the symbolism as a whole, it represents transition, transcending humanity reconnecting with the emotional body from a balanced state and healing.
Known as the “white-robed apostles of hope,” fragrant white lilies were believed to symbolize the purity of Christ.
Turns out that in art dating back to the 14th century, the Archangel Gabriel is often depicted giving the Virgin Mary a lily when telling her that she would conceive a son by the power of the Holy Spirit. Thus the flower became associated with rebirth as well as a symbol of loss
“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”
So today is a time to reflect on rebirths, loss and especially the beauty of the white lily.
BIG LEAF HYDRANGEA:
Overall, the hydrangea is a symbol of heartfelt emotion. This might be love, gratitude, understanding or apology, but they can also be a symbol of vanity. Different colors of the flower convey unique meanings.
PINK: hydrangeas are very beautiful, so it’s no wonder that they symbolize romance and deeply felt emotion.
*These hydrangeas were pink when I bought them, but a week later I began seeing purple hues.
PURPLE: hydrangeas are offered as a symbol of gratitude and thanks.
I did not find a specific article about the symbolism of this plant, but I did find articles on the “magical uses.”
The whole plant is edible. The leaves have a good deal of Vitamin C and can be cooked or eaten raw. The seeds are a substitute for pepper, hence the common name.
Medicinal Uses: Internally ~ diuretic, antiasthmatic, used to tread scurvy, expels intestinal worms, among other uses. Externally ~ can be used as a poultice to treat rashes and poison ivy.
Magickal Properties: purification, healing, awakenings
It’s also used in “sex magick” and in Judaism, finds ritual use as one of the bitter herbs on the Seder plate.
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