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Lesson 4: Funerary Decorations: Flora & Fauna to Consider

Decorations, Food & Beverages, Music & Ambiance

Whether you want an all-out funeral with the viewing and everything that goes with it, or you want just a simple memorial, the type of ritual and décor are just as important here as they were for your wedding (if you’ve ever gotten married). So why leave this to the family as well? Why not have your entire ritual ceremony from beginning to end already planned? It would certainly be easier on the family! Besides, if you hate daisies and they decorated with daisies because that’s what they liked, well, personally I be pissed….and there would be nothing I could do about it!


Now, if none of this matters to you, then don’t worry about it. But if you’re like me and you have very definite tastes, then at least consider putting together your own funerary rite, decorations, location, music, etc..


Ok, your location will pretty much determine your “seating” or not. It would be rather hard to carry a load of chairs to a wooded area. Conversely, in a park, it wouldn’t be so difficult, but do you want the public around for such a private affair?


Will there be food & beverages? Inside or outside eating? Quiet & subdued or ending with a party? Maybe a combination of the two? Will it be catered, or potluck where everyone brings something?


Do you like classical, new-age, or rock music? What sort of mood do you want to have? Maybe soothing at first and later move into something more upbeat.


A very loving project my sister and I did for my mother’s family when our Mom passed was to put together photo albums of Mom’s life with us, which of course, was after her growing-up life with them. This way they were able to see snippits of her life over the years, aside from the moments when she would go back for family visits. They really appreciated it, and we now each have Memoriam Albums of our Mother’s life that can be passed on to our kids along with all of the other photos accumulated over the years.


These albums and the photos others brought to the Memorial were placed on a specially decorated table with chairs so anyone could stop, sit, and browse through the pictures. That table ended up being the “center” of the entire day.


Another special table was where Mom’s ashes in their special box were placed for display. It was later taken to the cemetery and buried. The box was an octagonal inlaid music box that played “Amazing Grace”, Mom’s favorite hymn. We wound it up, placed it back in its protective case and buried it as we all sang along with the music coming from the music box. Even after it was completely buried, we could still faintly hear the music box playing. That was very cool!


There really are a great many things to consider! So, take your time, think it all through and begin writing it all down. Over the years you’ll make changes, tweaking it here and there, but at least you’ll know that your final event in this life will be what you want!



Language of Flowers

Most people today have no idea that flowers have meanings, not just their colors. Floral & funerary services only go by color: white for purity, the sacred, etc.; bright colors to uplift, etc. But did you know that one of the favorite flowers for funerary arrangements, the Gladiolus actually means “love at first sight”?! Unless the spouse and that person had love at first sight when they first met, I’d say this is about theee worst flower to have! 


In the comprehensive list below, you will see what flowers are “good” for certain occasions and which are not. It is a great list to keep for future reference - and you’ll know something your florist won’t!!! There is also a list of the Birth and Anniversary Month Flowers as well.


The Language Of Flowers: What They Mean 

All flowers have a meaning. The Victorians used to use flowers as a symbol to express their feelings. Here is a list of different flowers and their meanings. 



Acacia - Secret love, Concealed Love, Beauty in Retirement, Chaste Love 

Acorn - Nordic symbol of life and immortality

Agapanthus - Love, Love letters

Alium - Strength

Almond (Flowering) - Hope

Aloe - Grief

Allspice - Compassion

Alstroemeria - Friendship, Devotion, Wealth, Prosperity, Fortune

Alyssum - Worth beyond beauty

Amaryllis - Pride, Determination, Radiant beauty, Timidity

Ambrosia - Love returned

Anemone - Unfading love, Anticipation, Forsaken, Expectation

Angelica - Inspiration

Aniseed - Restoration of youth

Anthurium - Hospitality, Lover

Apple - Preference

Apple (Blossoms) - Good fortune

Arbutis - Thee only do I love

Ash Tree - Grandeur

Asparagus Fern - Fascination

Aster - Love, Daintiness, Enchantment, Patience, Variety, Elegance, 20th Anniversary Flower, September Birth Flower

Astilbe - I’ll still be waiting

Azalea - Love, Romance, First love, Take care of yourself for me, Fragile passion, Temperance, Chinese symbol of womanhood



Baby's Breath - Everlasting Love, Innocence

Bachelor Button - Celibacy, Single blessedness, Felicity

Balsam - Ardent love

Bamboo - Strength, Loyalty, Steadfastness

Basil - Best Wishes, Love

Bay (leaf) - Strength

Bay (wreath) - Merit reward

Beech Tree - Prosperity

Begonia - Beware, Be cordial, Fanciful nature

Bells Of Ireland - Good luck, Gratitude, Whimsy

Birch - Meekness

Bird Of Paradise - Magnificence, Joyfulness, Paradise, 9th Anniversary Flower

Bittersweet - Truth

Black Poplar - Courage

Bluebell - Humility, Constancy, Grief

Blueberry - Prayer

Borage - Courage

Bouquet of Withered Flowers - Rejected love

Bouvardia - Enthusiasm

Broom - Humility, Neatness

Bugle - Lovable, Cheers the heart

Burnet - A merry heart

Buttercup - Cheerfulness, Childishness, Riches, Ingratitude

Butterfly Weed - Let me go



Cactus - Endurance, Warmth

Calendula - Joy, Grace, Grief, Jealousy, October Birth Flower

Camellia (general) - Admiration, Perfection, Gratitude, Loveliness, Good luck gift to a man

Camellia (pink) - Longing for you

Camellia (red) - You’re a flame in my heart

Camellia (white) - You’re adorable

Candytuft - Indifference

Carnation (general) Bonds of affection, Health & energy, Fascination, Distinction, Dovine love, Woman love, Yes, January Birth Flower, Mother’s Day, Teacher’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Ohio State Flower

Carnation (pink) - I'll never forget you, Mother’s undying love, A woman’s love

Carnation (purple) - Capriciousness; Whimsical; Changeable

Carnation (dark red) - My heart aches for you; Deep love, Affection, Admiration, Friendship, Pride, Fascination

Carnation (light red) - Admiration

Carnation (solid color) -Yes

Carnation (striped)- No, Refusal, Sorry I can't be with you, Wish I could be with you

Carnation (white) -Sweet & lovely, Innocence, Pure love, Woman's good luck gift, Faithfulness, Ardent love

Carnation (yellow) - Rejection, Disdain, You have disappointed me

Cattail - Peace, Prosperity

Cedar - Strength

Chamomile - Patience, attracts wealth

Chestnut Tree - Justice, Luxury

Chrysanthemum (general) - Cheerfulness, Rest, You're a wonderful friend, Optimism, Joy, Truth, Long life, 13th Anniversary Flower, November Birth Flower, Flower of the city of Chicago

Chrysanthemum (red) - I love you

Chrysanthemum (white) - Truth, Loyal love

Chrysanthemum (yellow) -Slighted love

Clematis - Clever, Intellectual, 8th Anniversary Flower

Clover (general) - Be mine, Faith, Hope, Love

Clover (4-leaf) - Luck

Cloves - Dignity

Columbine - Salvation, Strength, Wisdom

Coreopsis - Always cheerful

Coriander - Lust

Corn - Riches

Cornflower - Delicacy

Cosmos - Modesty, 2nd Anniversary Flower, October Birth Flower

Cowslip - Pensiveness, Winning grace, Beauty & grace

Cranberry - Heartache cure

Crocus - Cheerfulness, Abuse not, Gladness

Cyclamen - Resignation & goodbye

Cypress - Mourning, Death

Clover - Good luck



Daffodil - Respect, Regard, Unrequited love, You’re the only one, Happiness, The sun is always shining when I’m with you, 10th Anniversary Flower, March Birth Flower

Daffodil (single) - Misfortune

Daffodil (multitude) - Joy, Happiness

Dahlia - Instability, Dignity, Forever, Good taste, 14th Anniversary Flower

Daisy - Innocence, Loyal love, I’ll never tell, Purity, Love that conquers all, 5th Anniversary Flower, April Birth Flower

Dandelion - Wishes come true, Faithfulness, Happiness, Love’s oracle

Day Lily - Coquetry, 20th Anniversary Flower

Delphinium - Open heart, Ardent attachment, Lightness & levity, Big-hearted, Fun, July Birth Flower

Dogwood - Durability



Elder - Zealousness

Elderberry - Zeal, Kindness

Elm - Dignity

Eremurus - Endurance

Eucalyptus - Protection

Euphorbia - Persistence


Fennel - Worthy of all praise, Strength, Praise

Fern - Sincerity, Magic, Fascination, Confidence, Shelter

Fern (Maidenhair) - Secret bond of love

Feverfew - Protection, Good health

Filbert - Reconciliation

Fir - Time

Flax - Domestic symbol, Fate, Kindness

Fleur-de-lis - Flame

Flytrap - Deceit

Forget-me-not - True love, Memories, Hope, Remembrance

Forsythia - Anticipation

Foxglove - Insincerity

Freesia - Innocence, Friendship, Thoughtfulness, 7th Anniversary Flower

Fuschia - Taste, 3rd Anniversary Flower



Gardenia - You're lovely, Secret love, Joy, Sweet love, Good luck

Garland of roses - Reward of virtue

Garlic - Courage, Strength, Protection

Geranium - Preference, Stupidity, Folly, Comfort, Gentility, 4th Anniversary Flower

Ginger - Strength, Safety, Pleasantness, Warmth, Comfort

Gladiolus - Love at first sight, Infatuation, Pierced with passion, Give me a break, I’m really sincere, Flower of the Gladiators, Strength of character, Remembrance, Splendid beauty, Admiration, You pierce my heart like a sword, 40th Anniversary Flower, August Birth Flower

Gloxinia - Love at first sight

Goldenrod - Encouragement

Grass - Submission; utility



Hazel - Reconciliation

Heather (lavender) - Admiration, Solitude, Good luck, Protection, Beauty

Heather (white) - Protection, Wishes will come true

Hellebore - Beautiful year ahead

Hens & Chicks - Welcome home husband (however drunk you are!)

Hibiscus - Delicate beauty

Holly - Good will, Defense, Domestic happiness, Foresight, December Birth Flower

Hollyhock - Ambition, Fruitfulness, 13th Anniversary Flower

Honeysuckle - Generous & devoted affection, Bonds of love, June Birth Flower

Hops - Mirth

Hosta - Devotion

Huckleberry - Simple pleasure

Hyacinth (general) - Games & sports, Rashness, Apollo’s flower

Hyacinth (blue) - Constancy, Sincerity

Hyacinth ( purple) - I'm sorry, Please forgive me, Sorrow

Hyacinth (red or pink) - Play

Hyacinth (white) - Loveliness, I'll pray for you

Hyacinth (yellow) - Jealousy

Hydrangea - Thank you for understanding, Frigidity, Heartlessness, Vanity, Boastfulness, Gratefulness & understanding, Heartfelt emotions, Grace & beauty, 4th Anniversary Flower

Hyssop - Wards away evil spirits



Iris - Faith, Hope, Wisdom & valor, Your friendship means so much to me, Passion, My compliments, 25th Anniversary Flower, February Birth Flower, Tennessee State Flower

Iris (blue) - Faith, Hope

Iris (purple) - Wisdom, Compliments

Iris (white) - Purity

Ivy - Fidelity, Friendship, Affection, Wedded love, Anxious to please, Marriage

Ixia - Happiness



Jack-in-the-Pulpit - 7th Anniversary Flower

Jasmine (white or Indian)- Amiability, Attracts wealth, Sensuality, Attachment, I attach myself to you

Jasmine (Spanish) - Sensuality

Jasmine (yellow) - Grace, Elegance

Jonquil - Love me, Affection returned, Desire, Sympathy, Desire for a return of affection, March Birth Flower

Juniper - Protection



Lady’s Slipper - Capricious beauty, Win me

Lamb’s Ears - Support

Lantana - Rigour

Larkspur (general) - Fickleness, Ardent attachment, Levity, Lightness, July Birth Flower

Larkspur (pink) - Fickleness

Larkspur (purple) - First love

Laurel - Glory, Success

Lavender - Devotion, Happiness, Success, Luck, Distrust

Leatherleaf Fern - Fascination

Lemon - Zest

Lemon Balm - Brings love

Lemon Blossoms - Faithful love

Lemon Verbena - Attracts opposite sex

Lilac (general) - Youthful, Humility, Confidence, 8th Anniversary Flower, New Hampshire State Flower

Lilac (purple) - First emotions of love

Lilac (white) - Youthful innocence, Purity, 

Lily (general) - Majesty, Wealth, Pride, Innocence, Purity, Virginity, Modesty, The Soul of the departed has received restored innocence after death, Keeps unwanted visitors away, 30th Anniversary Flower, May Birth Flower

Lily (Calla) - Beauty, 6th Anniversary Flower

Lily (Day) - Coquetry

Lily (Eucharis) - Maiden charms

Lily (orange) - Hatred, Flame, I burn for you

Lily (Tiger) - Wealth, Pride

Lily (white) - Virginity, Chastity, Virtue, Purity, Majesty, It's heavenly to be with you, Virgin Mary

Lily (yellow) - I'm walking on air, False,  Gay

Lily of the valley - Sweetness, Purity of heart, Return to happiness, Humility, Devotion, Tears of the Virgin Mary, You’ve made my life complete, 2nd Anniversary Flower, May Birth Flower

Lisianthus - Appreciation

Live Oak - Liberty

Lotus Blossom - Estranged love



Magnolia - Dignity, Sweetness, Beauty, Love of nature, Nobility

Maple - Reserve

Marigold - Comforts the heart, Cruelty, Grief, Jealousy, Affection

Marigold (Pot) - Grief, Despair

Marjoram - Blushes

Mimosa - Sensitivity

Mint - Protection from illness, Warmth of feeling, Virtue

Marjoram (sweet) - Joy & happiness

Mistletoe - Kiss me, Affection, To surmount difficulties, Sacred plant of India

Monkshood - Beware, a deadly foe is near, Chivalry, Danger

Morning Glory - Loves you, Affection, 11th Anniversary Flower, September Birth Flower

Moss - Maternal love, Charity

Mulberry Tree - Wisdom

Mushroom - Suspicion

Myrrh - Love, Hebrew emblem of love

Myrtle - Love, Hebrew emblem of marriage



Narcissus - Egotism, Conceit, Self love, Self admiration, Formality, Stay as sweet as you are, December Birth Flower

Nasturtium - Conquest, Victory in battle, Maternal love, Charity, Patriotism, 40th Anniversary Flower

Nightshade - Truth



Oak Tree - Hospitality 

Oak (leaves) - Bravery

Oleander - Caution, Beware

Olive Branch - Peace

Orange - Generosity

Orange Blossom - Brings wisdom, Innocence, Eternal love, Marriage & fruitfulness, Purity, Pure loveliness, Chastity

Orange (Mock) - Deceit

Orchid - Love, Luxury, Rare & delicate beauty, Mature charm, Long life, Strength, Refinement, Beautiful lady, Virility, Chinese symbol for many children, 14th & 28th Anniversary Flower

Orchid (cattleya) - Mature charm



Palm leaves - Victory, Success

Pansy - Thoughts, Love, Loyalty, 1st Anniversary Flower

Paper white - Aphrodisiac

Parsley - Festivity, Thanks, Gratitude

Peach Blossoms - Longevity, Captive, Unequalled qualities

Pear Blossoms - Affection

Pear Tree - Comfort

Peony - Bashfulness, Shame, Good health, Aphrodisiac, Riches, Honor, Prosperity, Good fortune, Happy life, Happy marriage, Shame, Symbol of China, Indiana State Flower, 12th Anniversary Flower

Peppermint - Cordiality, Warmth

Periwinkle - Friendship

Petunia - Resentment, Anger, Your presence soothes me, Don’t despair

Phlox - Unanimity, United hearts, United souls

Pine - Hope, Pity, Warm friendship, Vigorous life, Spiritual energy

Pine (cone) - Conviviality, Life

Pineapple - Perfection

Pinks - Boldness

Plum Tree - Fidelity, Longevity 

Poinsettia - Purity, Good cheer, Success, Happiness, Celebration, December Birth Flower

Poplar - Courage, Time

Poppy (general) - Eternal sleep, Oblivion, Imagination, 9th Anniversary Flower, August Birth Flower

Poppy (red) -Pleasure, Consolation

Poppy (white) - Consolation, Sleep

Poppy( yellow) - Wealth, Success

Prickly Pear - Satire

Primrose - I can't live without you, Early youth, Happiness, Satisfaction, I can’t live without you, February Birth Flower

Primrose (Evening) - Inconstancy, Happy love

Protea - Change, Transformation, Diversity, Courage

Pussy Willow - Recovery from illness



Queen Anne’s Lace - Sanctuary

Quince - Temptation



Ranunculus - Dazzled by your charms, Radiantly charming, Attractive

Rhododendron - Danger, Caution 

Rhubarb - Advice

Rose (general)(Red) - Love, Passion, Perfection, I love you, 15th Anniversary Flower, June Birth Flower, June is National Rose Month, National Flower of the United States, State Flower of Georgia, Iowa, New York, North Dakota, and the District of Columbia

Rose (deep red) - Un-self-conscious beauty

Rose( white) - Eternal Love, Innocence, Heavenly, Secrecy & silence, Purity, I am worthy of you, Friendship, Truth, Virtue, Girlhood, Humility, Spiritual love, But of the soul, Reverence, Charm, Happy love

Rose (white - dried) - Death is preferable to the loss of virtue

Rose (pink) - Perfect happiness, Please believe me, Appreciation, Admiration, Friendship, Sympathy

Rose (dark pink) - Thankfulness

Rose (light pink) - Grace, Gladness, Joy, Perfect happiness, Please believe me, Gratitude, Admiration, Gentility

Rose (yellow) - Friendship, Jealousy, Try to care, Joy, True love, Decrease of love, Freedom, Slighted love, Shows “I care”, Gladness

Rose (black) -Death

Rose (red & white together) - Togetherness, Unity, Flower emblem of England

Rose (red & yellow together) - Happiness, Congratulations

Rose (yellow & orange together) - Passionate thoughts

Rose (burgundy) - Beauty within

Rose (coral) - Desire

Rose (hibiscus) - Delicate beauty

Rose (lavender) - Love at first sight, Enchantment

Rose (leaf) - You may hope

Rose (thornless) - Love at first sight

Rose bud - Beauty and youth, Heart innocent of love

Rose bud (red) - Pure and lovely

Rose bud (white) - Girlhood

Rosebud (moss) - Confessions of love

Rose (single full bloom) - I love you, I still love you, New love

Roses (bouquet of full blooms) - Gratitude

Roses( garland or crown) - Beware of virtue; reward of merit; crown ; symbol of superior merit

Roses (musk cluster) - Charming

Rose (tea) - I'll always remember

Rose (cabbage) - Ambassador of love

Rose (Christmas) - Tranquilize my anxiety; anxiety

Rose (damask) - Brilliant complexion

Rose (dark crimson) - Mourning

Rose (moss) - Confessions of love

Rose (orange) - Fascination, Display feelings of enthusiasm

Rose (peach) - Desire, Gratitude, Appreciation, Admiration, Sympathy, Modesty

Rosemary - Remembrance, Devotion, Purity, Rebirth 



Sage - Wisdom, Virtue, Long life

Salal - Zest

Salvia -(blue) I think of you

Scabious - Unfortunate love, Widowhood

Smilax - Loveliness

Snapdragon - Deception, Concealment, Graciousness, Presumption, Dazzling

Snowball - Bound

Snowdrop - Hope, January Birth Flower

Sorrel - Wit, Affection

Spearmint - Warm sentiment

Spiderflower - Elope with me

Star of Bethlehem - Purity

Stargazer Lily (pink) - Wealth & prosperity

Statice - Remembrance, Sympathy, Success

Stephanotis - Happiness in marriage, Desire to travel

Stock - Bonds of affection, Promptness, You’ll always be beautiful to me, Lasting beauty, Happy life, Contented existence

Straw (Broken) - Broken contract

Straw (Whole) - Union

Strawberry - Perfect goodness, Esteem, Love

Sunflower - Devotion, Haughtiness, Loyalty, Warmth, Happiness, Wishes, Adoration, Longevity, Uncommon beauty, 3rd Anniversary Flower, Kansas State Flower

Sweet Basil - Good wishes

Sweet Pea - Goodbye, Departure, Blissful pleasure, Thank you for a lovely time, Lasting pleasure, I think of you, 30th Anniversary Flower, April Birth Flower

Sweet William - Gallantry, Smile, Finesse

Sycamore - Curiosity



Thistle - Retaliation, Austerity

Thyme - Strength and courage, Ensures restful sleep, Activity

Tree of Life - Old age

Truffle - Surprise

Trumpet Flower - Fame

Tuberose - Dangerous pleasure

Tulip (general) - Fame, Charity; Perfect lover, Elegance, Grace, 11th Anniversary Flower, Flower emblem of Holland

Tulip (red) - Perfect love, Believe me, Declaration of love, Fame

Tulip (variegated) - Beautiful eyes

Tulip (yellow) - Hopeless love, Cheerful thoughts, Sunshine in your smile

Tulip (white) - Forgiveness

Tulip (purple) - Royalty

Tulip (violet) - Modesty

Tulip (blue) - Watchfulness, Faithfulness, I’ll always be true

Turnip - Charity



Valerian - Accommodating disposition

Veronica - Fidelity

Vine - Intoxication

Violet - Modesty, Calms tempers, Induces sleep, 50th Anniversary Flower, February Birth Flower

Viole (blue) - Watchfulness, Faithfulness, I'll always be true

Violet (white) - Let's take a chance on happiness, Youthful innocence

Violet (purple) - Thoughts of you, Blue love

Violet (yellow) - Love of country

Viscaria - Will you dance with me?



Walnut - Intellect

Water Lily - Purity of heart, July Birth Flower

Weeping Willow - Mourning

Wheat - Friendliness, Riches

Wisteria - Welcome

Witch Hazel - A spell

Woodbine - Fraternal love

Woodruff - Sweet humility

Wormwood - Absence



Xeranthemum - Cheerfulness under adverse conditions



Yarrow - Health, Healing, Sorrow

Yew - Sorrow



Zephyr - Expectation

Zinnia - Thoughts of absent friends, In memory of an absent friend

Zinnia (magenta) - Lasting affection, Think of or in memory of an absent friend

Zinnia (mixed) - Thinking of an absent friend

Zinnia (scarlet) - Constancy

Zinnia (white) - Goodness

Zinnia (yellow) - Daily remembrance



Flower Color Meanings

Black: Banishing, Discord, Endings, Grounding & centering, Releasing, Protection, Removal


Blue: Angelic protection, Blessings, Calm, Calming beauty, Changeability, Confidence, Creativity, Dedications, Devotion, Faithfulness, Fidelity, Forgiveness, Good fortune, Good health, Growth, Guidance, Happiness, Harmony, Healing, Influence, Initiations, Inner peace, Inspiration, Intelligence, Laughter, Loyalty, Meditation, Opening blocked communications, Patience, Peace, Protection, Reassurance, Sincerity, Spirituality, Success, Tranquility, Trustworthiness, Truth, Understanding, Unity, Wisdom, Wounded pride

Aqua: Peace, Tranquility

Dark Blue: Blessings, Changeability, Create confusion (use w/ white or you will be the one confused!!), Dedications, Devotion, Good fortune, Growth, Happiness, Harmony in the home, Healing, Health, Influence, Initiations, Inspiration, Laughter, Light, Loyalty, Peace, Protection, Spirituality, Success, Tranquility, Truth, Wisdom

Indigo: Ambition, Changeability, Deafness, Deep meditation, Defenses, Depression, Emotional problems, Halt gossip or lies, Impulsiveness, Inertia, Promotes stillness, Reveal deep secrets, Stop situations or people

Light Blue: Communication, Creativity, Devotion, Faithful (this is where the term “true blue” originated), Health, Immortality, Innocence, Inspiration, Male youth, Meditation, Patience, Peace, Protection, Tranquility & blessings in the home, Protection of buildings, Spirituality, Tranquility, Understanding, Young people (especially males)

Royal Blue: Joviality, Laughter, Loyalty, Power, Protection

Silver Blue: Deep wisdom

Teal: Ambition, Abundance, Change, Fertility, Finance, Fortune, Growth, Happiness, Material gain, Renewal, Success

Turquoise: Awareness, Change, Community mindedness, Creativity, Insight, Invention, Meditation, Originality, Renewal


Bronze: Grounding, Hard work, Neutrality, Protection, Strength


Brown: Animals & pets healing, Attract money, Blessings, Eliminates indecisiveness, Financial success, Find lost items, Friendship, Grounding, Harmony, Hesitation, House blessing, Improves concentration, Influencing friendships, Intuition, Material gain, Neutrality, Peace in the home, Special favors, Stability, Study


Dark Brown: Bringing solidity to the home

Light Brown: Material benefits for the home

Copper: Balance, Blessings, Business growth, Career moves, Fertility, Goals, Healing, Love, Money, Passion, Professional growth, Protection, Repels the negative


Gold: Attraction, Blessings, Charm, Confidence, Courage, Dedications, Fast financial gain, Fast luck, Financial benefits, Good or great fortune, Happiness, Initiations, Intuition, Justice, Luck, Masculine, Money, Peace, Playful humor, Positive thinking, Power, Protection, Purifying, Safety, Understanding, Wealth, Winning

Dark Gold: Beginnings, Prosperity

Pale Gold: Prosperity in health


Green: Abundance, Balance, Blessings, Charity, Dedications, Fertility, Finance, Fortune, Generosity, Good fortune, Growth, Harmony, Healing, Initiations, Luck, Marriage, Material gain, Money, Personal goals, Prosperity, Rejuvenation, Renewal, Success, Wealth


Apple Green: Emotional healing, Protection

Chartreuse: Confidence, Growth, Prosperity, Travel

Dark Green: Ambition, Blessings, Financial matters, Greed, Jealousy

Emerald: Attracts abundance, Fertility, Love attraction, Social pleasures

Lime: Success

Mint: Financial gains (use w/ gold &/or silver)

Olive: Anger, Cowardice, Discord, Jealousy, Sickness

Sea Green: Calming, Emotional healing, Protection


Grey: Complex issues, Sparks confusion, Negates or neutralizes a negative influence, Banishment, Releasing of issues


Charcoal Grey: Glamour

Light Grey: Confusion, Destruction, Dreams, Intuition, Neutralization, Removes negativity, Stability, Stalemate


Magenta: Spiritual healing, Exorcism of anything negative, Inner/self love, Positive rapid changes, Quick changes, Spiritual healing, Super power


Orange: Action, Adaptability, Ambition, Attraction, Authority, Blessings, Business goals, Career goals, Changes luck, Control, Courage, Draw good things, Encouragement, Enthusiasm, Fortune, Friendship, Good luck, Inspiration, Joy, Justice, Kindness, Legal matters, Material gain, Overcome addictions, Physical action, Positive thinking, Power, Promotes fun, Property deals, Recharges the intellect, Seal a spell, Selling, Stimulates sociability, Stimulation, Strength, Success, Sudden changes, Vitality


Apricot: Gentle strength, Joy 

Burnt Orange: Love bondage, Opportunity

Peach: Calming, Friendship, Gentle strength, Inspiration, Joy, Unity

Terra Cotta: Attract a soul mate


Pink: Affection, Caring, Emotional healing, Emotional love, Friendships, Gentleness, Harmony, Honor, Love, Nurturing, Partnerships, Peace, Relationships, Romance, Selfless love, Service, Spiritual awakening, Spiritual healing, Togetherness, Wishes


Dark Pink: Dispel gloom & negativity

Hot Pink: Extreme joy, Sensual pleasure

Light Pink: Friendships, Young females

Rose Pink: Enhance relationships, Self-love


Purple: Ambition, Blessings, Break bad luck, Business progress, Dedications, Financial reward, Goals, Hidden knowledge, Honors, Idealism, Independence, Influence people in high places, Initiations, Intuition, Power, Progress, Protection, Royalty, Self assurance, Spiritual healing, Stress relief, Success, Wisdom


Dark Purple: Government, Wisdom

Lavender: Dignity, Favors for others, Healing, Intuition, Knowledge, Peace, Protection, Spirituality

Orchid: Happiness, Healing, Power

Violet: Attraction, Healing, Intuition, Inspiration, Peace, Piety, Power, Sentiment, Spirituality, Tension, Truth


Red: Ambition, Anger, Blessings, Career goals, Charity, Cleansing, Courage, Danger, Dedications, Driving force, Energy, Enthusiasm, Fast action, Fertility, Fiery, Health, Initiations, Intense desire, Love, Lust, Pain, Passion, Power, Purifying, Romantic atmosphere, Stamina, Strength, Will power


Burgundy: Sensuality

Cranberry: Courage, Love, Passion

Crimson: Affection, Anxiety, Beauty, Joy, Pleasure, Sovereignty, Wealth

Light Red: Deep platonic affection

Ruby: Passionate anger or love


Silver: Communication, Dreams, Fast money, Gambling, Intuition, Meditation, Neutrality, Stability, Victory, Wisdom


White: Blessings, Cleansing, Confound enemies, Create illusion, Dedications, Healing, Initiations, Life attainments, Peace, Positive vibration, Protection, Purity, Sincerity, Spiritual enlightenment, Spirituality, Truth seeking, Virtue, Wholeness


Yellow: Accelerated learning, Activity, Action, Attraction, Blessings, Breaking mental blocks, Charm, Cleansing, Comfort, Confidence, Courage, Creativity, Concentration, Dedications, Gain confidence of others, Healing, Imagination, Initiations, Intelligence, Joy, Knowledge, Logical imagination, Memory, Mental powers, Mind, New skills, Power of persuasion, Protection, Selling yourself, Sudden changes, Trade, Travel, Unity



Anniversary Flowers

1st - Pansy

2nd - Lily of the Valley, Cosmos

3rd - Sunflower, Fuschia

4th - Hydrangea, Geranium

5th - Daisy

6th - Calla Lily

7th - Freesia, Jack-in-the-Pulpit

8th - Lilac, Clematis

9th - Bird of Paradise, Poppy

10th - Daffodil

11th - Tulip, Morning Glory

12th - Peony

13th - Chrysanthemum, Hollyhock

14th - Orchid, Dahlia 

15th - Rose

20th - Aster, Day Lily

25th - Iris

28th - Orchid

30th - Lily, Sweet Pea

40th - Gladiolus, Nasturtium

50th - Violet



Birth Month Flowers

January - Carnation, Snowdrop

February - Iris, Violet, Primrose

March - Daffodil, Jonquil

April - Daisy, Sweet Pea

May - Lily, Lily of the Valley

June - Rose (red), Honeysuckle 

July - Delphinium, Larkspur, Water Lily

August - Gladiolus, Poppy 

September - Aster, Morning Glory

October - Calendula, Cosmos

November - Chrysanthemum

December - Poinsettia, Narcissus, Holly

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