An erotic dream, announces Herr Freud, while flower symbolists proclaim the blossom as signifying “Rest to the Heart.” The Egyptians held it as sacred to woman.... The Fabric of Dream
Love and happiness were not the only feelings expressed by these floral epistles. Infidelity, jealousy, disdain and rejection were also expressed by a suitably chosen bloom. Whilst a simple flower may have been sent to a young lady to propose marriage, another seemingly innocuous blossom may have been sent in response, telling the gentleman caller to ‘get lost’. The color of the flower was extremely significant; to cite a few examples, red usually meant love, yellow indicated friendship, lavender suggested enchantment, and orange fascination.
As far as dream interpretation goes, the list of meanings is seemingly endless, as nearly every flower has been attributed with a specific meaning at some point in time. In Victorian times, the range of available flowers was limited, and so certain flowers had specific meanings; today, with so many flower choices, there are no rules—it’s the sentiment and personal association that gives the flower meaning to you in a dream. For those interested in the historic or generally accepted meanings of flowers, the list below has been compiled from a variety of different sources, including the American Society of Florists.
Historic and generally accepted meanings of flowers Acacia: Concealed love, chaste love
Agapanthis: Secret love
Amaryllis: Pride, drama
Ambrosia: Your love is returned
Anemone: Sincerity, fragility
Apple blossom: Promises
Arbutus: Thee only do ı love
Aster: Symbol of love, daintiness, contentment
Azalea: Take care of yourself for me, abundance, symbol of womanhood (china)
Baby’s breath: Festivity
Bachelor’s button: Anticipation
Begonia: Deep thoughts
Bells of Ireland: Good luck
Black-eyed Susan: Encouragement
Caladium: Great joy, delight
Camellia (general): Graciousness, good-luck gift for a man
Camellia (pink): Passionate longing
Camellia (red): A flame in the heart
Camellia (white): Admiration
Carnation (general): Fascination, women, love
Carnation (pink): Gratitude, ı’ll never forget you
Carnation (purple): Caprice, whimsy
Carnation (red): Passion, drama, admiration
Carnation (solid color): Affirmation
Carnation (striped): Refusal, sorry ı can’t be with you, wish ı could be with you
Carnation (white): Sweetness and loveliness, innocence, pure love, remembrance, woman’s good-luck gift
Carnation (yellow): Cheerful for all occasions (except in matters of the heart, when it means rejection)
Cattail: Peace, prosperity
Chrysanthemum (general): Cheerfulness, rest
Chrysanthemum (bronze): Excitement
Chrysanthemum (red): Sharing
Chrysanthemum (white): Truth
Chrysanthemum (yellow): Slighted love, secret admirer
Crocus: Foresight, cheerfulness, gladness
Cyclamen: Resignation, good-bye
Daffodil: Chivalry, respect, regard, unrequited love
Daisy: İnnocence, loyalty, loveliness, purity
Dandelion: Faithfulness, happiness
Fern: Magic, fascination, confidence, shelter
Flax: Domestic symbol
Forget-me-not: True love, good memories
Freesia: Full of spirit, trust
Gladioli: Sincerity, strength of character, flower of the gladiators
Gloxinia: Love at first sight
Heather (lavender): Admiration, solitude
Heather (white): Protection, wishes will come true
Holly: Defense, domestic happiness
Hyacinth (general): Sincerity
Hyacinth (blue): Constancy
Hyacinth (purple): Sorrow
Hyacinth (red/pink): Play
Hyacinth (white): Loveliness
Hyacinth (yellow): Jealousy
Ivy: Wedded love, fidelity, friendship, affection
Jasmine: Grace and elegance
Jonquil: Desire for affection returned
Larkspur: Beautiful spirit
Lily (calla): Regal beauty
Lily (day): Enthusiasm, emblem for mother (china)
Lily (Eucharis): Charms
Lily (tiger): Wealth, pride
Lily (white): Virginity, purity, majesty
Lily (yellow): I’m walking on air
Lily of the valley: Sweetness, return to happiness, humility
Monkshood: Beware, a deadly foe is near
Moss: Maternal love, charity
Myrtle: Love, emblem of marriage
Nasturtium: Conquest, victory in battle
Orange blossom: İnnocence, eternal love, marriage and fruitfulness
Orange mock: Deceit
Orchid (general): Love, beauty, refinement, symbol for many children (china)
Orchid (Cattleya): Mature charm
Palm leaves: Victory, success
Passion flower: Burning passion
Peony: Healing, happy life, happy marriage
Petunia: Resentment, anger
Pine: Hope, pity
Poppy (general): Eternal sleep, consolation, imagination
Poppy (red): Pleasure
Poppy (white): Consolation
Poppy (yellow): Wealth, success
Primrose (evening): İnconstancy
Queen Anne’s lace: Delicate femininity
Rose (bridal): Happiness, love
Rose (dark crimson): Mourning
Rose (Hibiscus): Delicate beauty
Rose (leaf): You may hope
Rose (pink): Friendship
Rose (red): Love, ı love you
Rose (tea): I’ll remember always
Rose (thornless): Love at first sight
Rose (white): İnnocence and purity
Rose (white and red mixed): Unity, flower emblem of england
Rose (yellow): Decrease of love, jealousy
Rosebud (general): Beauty and youth
Rosebud (moss): Confessions of love
Rosebud (red): Pure and lovely
Rosebud (white): Girlhood
Roses (bouquet of mature blooms): Gratitude
Roses (single full bloom): I love you, ı still love you
Spider flower: Run away with me
Star of Bethlehem: Hope
Stephanotis: Happiness in marriage, desire to travel
Stock: Bonds of affection, you’ll always be beautiful to me
Sunflower: Pride, sunshine, adoration
Sweetpea: Shyness, thank you for a lovely time
Tulip (general): Love, flower emblem of holland
Tulip (pink): Caring
Tulip (purple): Royalty
Tulip (red): Declaration of love
Tulip (variegated): Beautiful eyes
Tulip (white): Forgiveness
Tulip (yellow): Passionate longing
Violet (general): Modesty, faithfulness
Violet (blue): Watchfulness, faithfulness, ı’ll always be true
Violet (white): Adventure, risk taking
Wisteria: Welcome, steadfast
Zinnia (magenta): Lasting affection, thoughts of friends
Zinnia (mixed): Thinking (or in memory) of an absent friend
Zinnia (scarlet): Constancy
Zinnia (white): Goodness
Zinnia (yellow): Daily remembrance ... The Element Encyclopedia
If one sees himself crowned with a garland of flowers in the dream, it means that he will get married, enjoy his marital life excessively and take pleasure in experiencing his success in this wor ld. Seeingflowers out of season in a dream means depression.
If an impostor sees himself carrying a bouquet of flowers in a dream, it means constipation, while if a sick person sees that in a dream, it means his death.
A bouquet ofmany varieties of flowers and colors in a dream represent the world, its constantly renewed youthfulness and its material pleasures. Asfor a woman, seeing flowers in a dream means getting pregnant or overcoming her difficulties.
(Also see Blossoms; Earth; Iris)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A circular flower is a friendly sign which could be the “mandala” symbol or the symbol of wholeness that represents the “psychic center of the personality.” Additionally, the colors could symbolize the psychic centers in our bodies called chakras. Flowers also represent hope and positive growth, along with simplicity, innocence, and possibly virginity.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The woman’s vagina was like a flower—1 don’t mean to look at, but in physical sensation. My penis felt like it was penetrating petals of flesh and touching with great pleasure a central receptive area. I was left with the feeling of being able to make love again and again without any negative effects. It was a very positive and healthy feeling’ (John T).
Also feelings of pleasure; youthfulness; time of flowenng. Bud: penis or vagina, in the sense of growing male or female qualities. Giving flowers: giving love and tenderness. Many flowers growing: feelings of well-being and relaxation. Dead flowers: death or old age; dying love or abilities. Giving dead flowers: wishing someone dead or out of one’s life; dead feelings. Lotus, lily : as these grow from mud, through water to the air and light, they sometimes represent our wholeness and growth, showing our connection with the universal as we develop individually. Rose: love; femininity. Shape or number of petals is featured: a flowering of a new aspect of the self. See colours; shapes; castrate. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To be given a bouquet means that we are being rewarded for an action the colour of the flowers may be important (see Colours). In folklore, each individual flower had a meaning in dreams: Anenome Your present partner is untrustworthy. Arum Lily An unhappy marriage or the death of a relationship. Bluebell Your partner will get argumentative. Buttercup Your business will increase. Carnation A passionate love affair. Clover Someone who is in need of finance will try to get in touch.
Crocus A dark man around you is not to be trusted. Daffodil You have been unfair to a friend, look for reconciliation.
Forget-me-not Your chosen partner cannot give yon what you need. Forsythia You are glad to be alive. Geranium A recent quarrel is not as serious as you thought. Honeysuckle You will be upset by domestic quarrels. Iris Hopefully, you will receive good news. Lime/Linden This suggests feminine grace. Marigold There may be business difficulties. Mistletoe Be constant to your lover. Myrtle This gives joy; peace, tranquillity, happiness and constancy. Narcissus Don’t mistake shadow for substance. Peony Excessive self-restraint may cause you distress. Poppy A message will bring great disappointment. Primrose You will find happiness in a new friendship. Rose Indicates love, and perhaps a wedding, within a year. Snowdrop Confide in someone and do not hide your problems.
Violet You will marry someone younger than yourself.
2- The feminine principle is often represented in dreams by flowers, as is childhood.
The bud represents the potential available, while the opening flower indicates development.
3- Spiritually flowers signify love and compassion, both that which we may receive and that which we give to others.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Fulfillment and maturity in yourself, a job, or a relationship.
Research the specific flower for other more detailed associations. Most have correlations with divine beings, historical figures, and folkloric attributes.
For example, the lily is often an emblem of Christ, the rose is often a symbol of Mary, the Mother Goddess, and of England, and lavender portends renewed happiness.
Personal values, morals, and characteristics budding to the forefront.
Appearing as an offering: See Altar, Sacrifice.
Gathering in a garden: A delightful surprise, depending on the flower. Buttercups portend successful business, carnations foretell love, irises predict communication from someone you miss, and primroses are an omen of new friendship.
Dying or wilting: Personality disorders, physical maladies, or decreased energy that erodes inner beauty.
Alchemically, an alternative emblem for the soul, as the petals radiate from the center, like the body around the spirit.
Opening flowers represent potential, hope, and the first evidence of manifestation with regard to your goals.
Victorians used flowers to communicate messages and for a special petaled divination system in which each blossom meant something different. Consider if your words are being directed with flowery sentiments that may or may not be appreciated and understood by the recipient.... The Language of Dreams
If the woman is picking flowers it means she is hoping that her secret wishes (sometimes the material kind) will be fulfilled.
Depth Psychology: Dreams about flowers point to something positive within you. It might also refer to a very private, personal experience that is, in real life, related to flowers.
The more beautiful the flowers, the richer your emotional world and your ability to love.... Dreamers Dictionary
The bud represents the potential available, while the opening flower indicates development.
To be given a bouquet – and the colour of the flowers may be important – means that we are being rewarded for an action, perhaps a spiritual offering of some sort. Each individual flower has a particular symbolism in dreams and below are just a few.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream of seeing or being in a field of colorful flowers, this represents your own kindness, compassion, gentleness, beauty and pleasure in life.
It is also a symbol of perfection, spirituality, joy and financial gain.
To dream of fresh, brightly colored flowers growing in a garden or arranged in a vase or flower pot indoors, is a lucky omen of great personal happiness.
To dream of flowers blooming in barren soil means that your energy and cheerful nature will help you get through hard times.
If the flowers were dead or wilted or if you threw them away, the dream is warning you that overconfidence or carelessness goes before a fall. It may also means that you are not making use of your full potential and talents.
To dream of flowers opening can indicate psychic powers in the dreamer.
To dream of plastic flowers suggests that you are being fake in some way. You are not being genuine and true to yourself. Perhaps you are putting on a false cheerfulness, or acting like somebody you are not. Also see “Bouquet” and “Lei”... My Dream Interpretation
A bouquet demotes imminent social events. Withered flowers, disappointments, regrets.
To gather flowers, a surprise.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If the flowers were dead or wilted or if you threw them away, the dream is warning you that overconfidence and/or carelessness also goes before a fall.
Artificial flowers predict a situation where you will be under pressure to act against your principles; don’t allow yourself to be influenced.
Wild flowers signify a happy, exciting adventure.
See also Colors, Roses, Daffodils, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you pick one, this relationship is likely to be reciprocated; however, if during the dream you just smell them you will probably be the one who ends up quitting such a relationship.
If you can tell the color of the flower that appears in the dream the interpretation will vary according to the meaning of each color.
Buddha’s teachings say that every person goes through the same phases a flower does. You may be in the dirt of desire or you may rise up and gradually open up to the light.
... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If the flowers are dying or have wilted this could suggest that the giver’s admiration is wilting, or that your expectations are disappointed.
If the dreamer discards the flowers this signifies bad relations between the dreamer and someone close to him or her, or the people around him or her, both at work and in the family.... The Element Encyclopedia
This is why, apart from enjoying them ourselves, we use flowers as gestures of love, reassurance and sympathy and why we often give them to people we like, love or admire. It is generally in one or other of these contexts that flowers appear in your dreams. When flowers are in bloom their beauty is vibrant and colorful but also fleeting and fragile, because as soon as a flower bursts from its bud into full bloom it is in the process of dying to make way for the next generation of flowers. As such, flowers in dreams can also be symbols of hope and optimism, as well as of the cycle of birth and death.
In his practice, Carl Jung observed that the dreams his patients reported consistently contained geometric shapes, such as circles, squares and triangles. A close look at a flower reveals that it is similarly composed of repeated shapes and patterns, reminiscent of the mandalas used in the Eastern religions that represent the wholeness of the spirit unfolding like a blossoming flower. The Buddha observed that the lilies floating in a pond were in various stages of development, just as each individual is in various stages of spiritual development. Some rose above muddy conditions to thrive whilst others struggled to survive.
In helping you discern their particular meaning, the color and condition of the flowers in your dream may be as significant as the flowers themselves. For example, red roses speak of romance and beauty whilst white roses speak of purity, spirit and healing. To dream about new blossoms suggests the opening of the inner self. To dream about a healthy flower represents healthy vitality, and to dream about a wilted flower represents a low energy or life force. Dreaming of an expansive field of beautiful wildflowers may symbolize freedom and uninhibited growth. Flowers growing through concrete or popping up through the snow might symbolize a strong spirit whilst flowers growing in the spring indicate new growth and beginnings. Flowers are often present in dreams of departed loved ones, symbolizing the natural cycle of life and death. Reflect upon the personal significance of the flower to determine its meaning in your dream. Take note, too, if the flowers have unusual colors; a friend giving you green roses, for example, may be jealous of your romantic attachments. See also COLORS; NATURE AND THE SEASONS; SHAPES; TREES.... The Element Encyclopedia
If, in your dream, the flowers were particularly colorful, this signifies kindness, compassion, gentleness, pleasure, beauty, and gain. Your dream may be an expression of love, joy and happiness. The colors of your dream flower may also be significant, as would their shape. Alternatively, dream flowers may denote a particular time, season or day of special significance to the dreamer or may relate to a specific sign of the Zodiac (see box on page 247). Keywords: Symbolic of beauty and inner development, puberty, coming into flower, seeing the beauty in a situation, violating, plundering or removing innocence and beauty from something, deflowering it, a homonym for flour.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you were planting flowers in rows in a garden or see formally arranged flowers in a flower bed, this could be suggesting that your life is a little too organized and lacking in spontaneity. Although it could also indicate that your personal life needs putting in order, in general flowers appearing in a dream garden suggest that your life lacks vibrancy and you are too preoccupied with the practical business of earning a living.
A dream of an inviting, flower-filled garden scene may be encouraging your waking self to relax.
If you dreamed that you were lounging lazily in a garden surrounded by flower-filled borders, your unconscious may have been mirroring your sense of satisfaction with your waking life but also may have been encouraging you to take the time to enjoy life’s simple pleasures.
If the flowers in the garden are dead, wilting or attacked by a worm or grub, this conveys a message of regret and danger.
If flowers are strewn across your garden, your house or even yourself, this suggests that your life contains a great deal of pleasure and fulfillment.
If you were watering or feeding the flowers in the garden or anywhere else in your dream, this suggests that you need to work on a relationship. Did you dream that your garden suddenly became parched and you were rushing to find water to feed the flowers? If this was the case, perhaps a dream like this is implying that you need to pay more attention to those around you, as your close personal relationships— symbolized by the drought-stricken flowers—are in urgent need of nourishment and rejuvenation.
Zodiac signs and flowers
|AQUARIUS||20 Jan.-18 Feb.||Daffodil and Primrose|
|PISCES||19 Feb.-20 Mar.||Freesia and Cineraria|
|ARIES||21 Mar.-20 Apr.||Tulip and Calceolaria|
|TAURUS||21 Apr.-20 May||Iris and Hydrangea|
|GEMINI||21 May-20 Jun.||Alstromeria and Geranium|
|CANCER||21 Jun.-21 Jul.||Rose and Gloxinia|
|LEO||22 Jul.-21 Aug.||Carnation and Begonia|
|VIRGO||22 Aug.-22 Sep.||Gladiolus and Chrysanthemum|
|LIBRA||23 Sep.-22 Oct.||Dahlia and Cyclamen|
|SCORPIO||23 Oct.-21 Nov.||Gerbera and African Violet|
|SAGITTARIUS||22 Nov.-20 Dec.||Anemone and Azalea|
|CAPRICORN||21 Dec.-19 Jan.||Chrysanthemum and Poinsettia|
If you can’t identify the person in your dream, this suggests that your self-esteem needs a boost. A garland of flowers given or received has similar, though more formal, associations.
If you are sending or receiving a wreath of flowers, this may be connected with feelings of guilt, hostility of loss that you need come to terms with.
If you are giving dead flowers in your dream, this represents something you want cut out of your life because you no longer have anything more than dead feelings towards it.... The Element Encyclopedia
If many flowers are growing in your dream, this indicates feelings of wellbeing and optimism. The opposite will be the case if the flowers are dying or wilting. Do nature’s simple charms have great meaning for you, with your dream of wild flowers indicating the need for a simpler life? Or do you feel you are about to flower and fulfill your potential? Dreamers picking wild flowers may be turning away from their partner.
Cut flowers are unable to give pleasure in their natural setting and therefore may suggest artificiality and appearance over substance. Because flowers are a symbol of sexuality, fake or artificial flowers in a dream may suggest that those whom you think of as friends are actually showing you a false face or persona. On the other hand, flowers in a vase suggest a showcasing of your inner beauty or something that facilitates your personal development.
If you were arranging flowers in a vase or in a floral arrangement, try to remember if you did so carelessly or with great care. The positioning of flowers in dream floral arrangements can indicate how we unconsciously relate to others.
If your arrangement was artless or careless, you have a casual approach to relationships with others that may leave others feeling unimportant to you.
If you took extreme care with the arrangement, this can either indicate a positive, caring approach to relationships with others or controlling and manipulative tendencies. And if dried flowers appeared in your dream, this suggests that past relationships may be more important to you than the people with whom you are currently interacting in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you receive wilted blooms in dreamland as a gift from someone you know, think about the nature of your relationship with that person; your unconscious might have detected that the relationship is weakening. Similarly, if you are pricked by a hidden thorn in a bunch of roses given by colleague who was congratulating you in a dream scenario, is it possible that they are concealing real feelings of resentment towards you in waking life? If you gave a bunch of dead flowers to a difficult or strict former schoolteacher, could this highlight your extreme dislike of that person? To see flowers blooming in barren soil, however, signifies that your energy and cheerful nature will enable you to overcome your grievances.... The Element Encyclopedia