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The meaning of Lavender in dream | Dream interpretation


(see Flowers, Garden, Herbs)

Love and passion. During the Middle Ages, this was commonly used as an aphrodisiac or addition to love potions. Sprigs were also worn by prostitutes to attract business.

Today people use lavender to protect their clothes from moth infestation. What is it that you need to take out of storage and safeguard before it is destroyed?

Cleansing of some type. In Latin, the word for lavender means “to wash,” and Greeks and Romans favored lavender in the bath houses.

Improved moods. In aromatherapy, the scent of lavender is applied to ease melancholy.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

To see lavender growing or to smell its aroma in a dream predicts pleasant affairs with the opposite sex.

See also Colors, Flowers, Plant(s), Garden, etc.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

Either growing, or merely as a fragrance, lavender portends sterling friendship in time of stress.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

Dreams of lavender represent loyalty. See Flower.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

1. Peace and serenity, emotional healing.

2. Sense that sadness and difficulties will soon end.

3. Intimacy, openness, communication.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

An omen as pleasant as it smells.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

To see lavender in you dream, indicates mysticism and spirituality.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

A symbol for woman.

Folklore: Positive omen.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

To dream of lavender symbolizes holiness and spirituality.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth

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Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton


Lavender | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Lavender


FLOWERS

(see by type, Field)

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

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COLORS / COLORFUL

If you dreamed of a mixture of bright colors, you can expect increasing security and success in all areas of your life.

If one color stood out in your dream, the meanings are as follows: Black is an unlucky omen unless it is featured in a funeral or other appropriate situation - then it forecasts difficulties to be overcome.

If you feel happy in a dream that features the color black, the blackness could imply your hidden spirituality and divine qualities. Blue represents truth, wisdom, heaven, eternity, devotion, tranquility, loyalty and openness.

A dream that strongly features blue may symbolize your spirituality and optimism for the future. Brown signifies good luck with money and comfort at home. It can also symbolize feeling closer to nature. Green is the color of health and good fortune.

It is a lucky omen in dreams. Gray indicates fear and confusion.

If everything in your dream is gray, you may feel emotionally distant or detached. This is a common dream to have if you’re feeling sick. Lavender represents a time of transition - things aren’t very exciting right now. Orange means the dreamer has a lively and outgoing nature. You will have a fascinating life with broad horizons and many interests. Pink represents love, joy, sweetness, happiness, affection and kindness. Dreams that strongly feature the color pink often signify being in love or healing through love. Pink dreams are an omen of success in relationships. Purple symbolizes personal transformation and spiritual growth for the dreamer. This dream often foretells happy social affairs. Red symbolizes sensuality and power.

A dream featuring bright red can sometimes be a warning to watch your temper. White in dreams represents purity, perfection, peace, innocence, awareness and new beginnings. You may be experiencing a reawakening or have a fresh outlook on life. Success will be yours. Yellow symbolizes that you are now, or will soon be, experiencing a time of happiness and good energy.... My Dream Interpretation

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COLORS

You can expect in- creasing security and suc- cess in all your affairs if you dreamed of a mixture of bright colors. Individu- ally, or if one color stood out in your dream, the significance is as follows: Blue indicates liberation from worry and/or help from outside sources; Black is an unfavorable omen unless it featured in a funeral or other appropri- ate situation, in which case it forecasts difficulties to be overcome; Brown means money luck; bright Red is a warning to curb your temper; deep Red fore- casts unexpected good news; Green pertains to travel or news from a distance; Gray indicates a period of “marking time”; Lavender or Mauve foretells minor disappointment or transitory unhappiness; Orange suggests that an expected change in your situation will be delayed; Pink predicts unusually great success; Purple is a forerunner to happy social affairs; Yellow forecasts setbacks and struggles before improvement can be achieved; White is a certain promise of success in all that concerns you.

Dreams involving people of a color other than your own are generally lucky omens pertaining to money and/or business, unless the people were some exotic shade like green or blue, in which case the dream probably had a digestive origin and no significance.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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COLOR

Rate of vibration, harmony within your energy field. The colors have different vibrations, properties, and represent different levels of awareness. You choose to wear colors that harmonize with your own energy field.

Various colors are: Red - energy.

Rose, pink - love.

Orange - energy, peace.

Yellow - peace.

Green - healing, growth.

Blue - spirituality.

Turquoise - healing, spirituality.

Indigo - spirituality, divine protection.

Violet, purple, lavender - wisdom, knowledge, divine protection.

Grey - fear.

Black - unknown, unconscious.

White - truth, purity.

Brown - grounding.

Gold - Christ light, divine consciousness.

Silver - spiritual protection, truth.

Some colors are also listed separately.... The Dream Books Symbols

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SMELLS

Rarely we dream of scents that are not from the physical space where we are sleeping. Otherwise, the smells in dreams have a highly sensuous connotation.

It is possible that the unconscious has launched a compensation mechanism in response to lack of satisfactory sexual intercourse. Although sharp and unpleasant odors are very rare, if you perceived one, it means that you are reacting to the attitudes of others.

Each scent has a specific meaning. Mothballs allude to scandal; ginger, to love affairs; jasmine, to true spiritual experience; lavender, happiness in relationships; and nutmeg, deception. In general, a bad smell means disease; and a good one, health. Perfume denotes beauty and pride. To notice a good smell emanated by someone promises new friends; but if someone detects your odor, it is indicative of lost friendships.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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OTHER COLOR ASSOCIATIONS AND TRIGGER WORDS

Amber: Ancient wisdom, knowledge.

Amethyst: Transition to spiritual awareness, higher knowledge, insight.

Apple Green: Powers of healing.

Apricot: Admiration.

Aquamarine: Communication, expanded awareness.

Avocado Green: New beginnings.

Azure: Honesty, sincerity.

Blue Green: Spiritual healing.

Blue Gray: Fear of new ideas.

Blue Purple: İdealism.

Blue Violet: Honor, spiritual truth, devotion, inspiration.

Brick Red: Selfishness.

Bright Green: Uplifting.

Bright Orange: Health, vitality.

Bright Purple: Spiritual insight.

Bright Red: Courage.

Bright Yellow: Enlightened intellect, sense of fun.

Burgundy: Wealth, success, elegance, prosperity; in dreams, indicative of your potential power, or your desire for power and recognition.

Caramel: Career goals, aspirations.

Charcoal Gray: Depression.

Claret: Self-determination.

Clear: Clarity.

Clear Brown: Avarice.

Clear Red: High energy.

Cloudy Orange: Confusion.

Cloudy Red: Greed, cruelty.

Cobalt Blue: İntuition

Copper: Fertility, career maneuvers, passion, money goals.

Coral: Friendship, friends.

Cranberry Red: Love, passion, energy, enthusiasm, courage.

Cream: Acceptance, tolerance, maturity.

Crimson: Optimistic, reckless, mournful.

Dark Brown: Materialistic approach to life, wistfulness, melancholy, indecision, fatigue.

Dark Green: Jealousy, rivalry, ambition, greed, insecurity, selfishness.

Dark Gray: Energy and guidance for problems to come.

Dark Orange: Distrust, deceit.

Dark Pink: Gentle and unconditional love, thankfulness.

Dark Purple: Deep devotion, deep compassion, vision.

Dark Red: High energy, strong determination, strong passion, anger, aggression.

Dark Turquoise: Heightening of communication, sensitivity and creativity.

Dark Yellow: Caution, jealousy, deceit.

Deep Blue: High spiritual attainment.

Deep Crimson: Shame.

Deep Gold: Prosperity.

Deep Orange: Pride.

Deep Pink: Marriage, mature love, trust, thankfulness.

Deep Red: Unconscious beauty.

Dirty Green: Envy, spite, illness, jealousy.

Dull Gray Brown: Selfishness.

Dull Yellow: False optimism.

Dusty Pink: Sexual desire.

Electric Blue: İndividuality, originality, encourages uniqueness, stimulates the need for behaving with humanity, creating innovation.

Emerald Green: Money, prosperity, peace of mind.

Fuchsia: Connection to spirituality and meditation, readiness to let go of old attitudes, preparedness for change.

Golden Brown: Friendship, illumination, wisdom.

Golden Orange: Self-control.

Golden Yellow: Joy, gladness.

Green Gray: Envy, deceit, fear.

Green Yellow: Jealousy, anger, sickness, discord, cowardice.

Gray Brown: Selfishness.

Hot Pink: Sex, lust.

Imperial Purple: Dreams, aspirations.

Indian Red: Leadership, valor.

Indigo: Spirituality, deceit.

Ivory: Superiority, slightly tainted purity.

Jade: Charitable nature.

Lavender: İntuition, dignity, spiritual growth, equilibrium, daintiness, nostalgia, femininity, soothing, affection and devotion.

Leaden Gray: Meanness, lack of imagination.

Lemon: Stimulates and vitalizes the brain. Cleansing.

Lemon Green: A liar, a cheat.

Lemon Yellow: Strong sense of direction in life.

Light Blue: Hope, faith, harmony, peace, tranquility, forgiveness, fidelity, honesty, patience, devotion.

Light Green: Youth, potential, vitality, health.

Light Gray: Fear.

Light Pink: Sexual love, love, romance, grace, joy.

Light Purple: İncreased psychic power, spiritual prowess, fantasy, romance.

Light Red: Happiness, courage, success.

Light Violet: Enchantment.

Light Yellow: High wisdom, intellect.

Lilac: Acceptance of responsibility, awakening, enchantment.

Lime Green: Abundance.

Magenta: Emotional healing.

Maroon: Sacrifice, courage, bravery, heroism, strength.

Mauve: Cooperation, trust, and self-confidence.

Midnight Blue: Damaged pride, protection.

Mint Green: Financial gain.

Muddy Orange: Pride, vanity.

Muddy Pink: İmmaturity.

Mustard: Difficulty in rationalizing, jealousy,

Navy Blue: Strong emotions, self-pity, wallowing.

Off White: Realism, peace of mind.

Olive: Peace, natural wisdom, uniformity.

Olive Green: Natural wisdom, harmony, need for peace in your environment.

Opal: Transformation.

Opaque: Grounded awareness.

Orange Brown: Self-indulgence, sloth, laziness, immorality, perversion, ignorance.

Orange Red: Sexuality, energy.

Orchid: Physical energy, happiness, power, healing.

Pale Blue: Sensitivity.

Pale Green: Empathy, sympathy, weakness.

Pale Peach: Modesty.

Pale Pink: True love.

Pale Primrose: Great intellectual power.

Pale Yellow: Shyness.

Peach: İnnocent love intermixed with wisdom, gentle strength, protection, confidence, communication.

Pearl: Spiritual mediums.

Pink Red: Outrage, imagination, innovation.

Primrose: Optimism.

Quartz: Protection and purification.

Red Brown: Subdued emotions, deep anger, temperamental.

Rosy Pink: Unselfish love.

Royal Blue: Promoting laughter and joviality, loyalty, confidence, friendship, success.

Ruby Red: Passionate love, passionate anger.

Sable: Constancy, prudence, wisdom, abstinence and sobriety.

Salmon: Knowledge.

Salmon Pink: Job satisfaction.

Sapphire Blue: Broader perception, inner peace, spiritual healing.

Scarlet: Lust, excitement, sexuality, physical vigor, vibrancy, ostentation, manipulation, courage, passion, volatility.

Sea Green: Emotional healing and protection, calming influence, dynamic motivation.

Silver Blue: Deep wisdom, intuition, opportunities.

Silver Gray: Meditation, relaxation.

Sky Blue: İncreased psychic ability, lucid dreaming, hope, restfulness, peace.

Spring Green: Children, fertility.

Sunlight Yellow: Creativity, warmth, optimism.

Teal: Trustworthiness, devotion, healing, spiritual guidance and teaching.

Tomato Red: Pride.

Turquoise: Healing power, natural energy, the sun, fire, prosperity, peace, generosity, growth.

Vermilion: Creativity.

Violet Red: Passion, sex.

Yellow Green: Jealousy, anger, sickness, discord, cowardice.

Yellow Orange: İntellectual.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DREAM IT WITH FLOWERS

In Victorian America and Europe, flowers were attributed with specific meanings by young men and women who used them during courtship to send messages to each other, whether in a forthright manner or by more clandestine means. Straightforward romantic or poetic thoughts were conveyed by the presentation of a single bloom, whilst lengthier messages were communicated by larger arrangements.

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

Alstroemeria: Aspiration

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

Bittersweet: Truth

Black-eyed Susan: Encouragement

Bluebell: Humility

Cactus: Endurance

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

Cosmos: Peace

Crocus: Foresight, cheerfulness, gladness

Cyclamen: Resignation, good-bye

Daffodil: Chivalry, respect, regard, unrequited love

Daisy: İnnocence, loyalty, loveliness, purity

Dandelion: Faithfulness, happiness

Delphinium: Boldness

Fern: Magic, fascination, confidence, shelter

Fir: Time

Flax: Domestic symbol

Forget-me-not: True love, good memories

Forsythia: Anticipation

Freesia: Full of spirit, trust

Gardenia: Joy

Geranium: Comfort

Ginger: Pride

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

Honeysuckle: Happiness

Hyacinth (general): Sincerity

Hyacinth (blue): Constancy

Hyacinth (purple): Sorrow

Hyacinth (red/pink): Play

Hyacinth (white): Loveliness

Hyacinth (yellow): Jealousy

Hydrangea: Perseverance

Iris: İnspiration

Ivy: Wedded love, fidelity, friendship, affection

Jasmine: Grace and elegance

Jonquil: Desire for affection returned

Larkspur: Beautiful spirit

Lavender: Distrust

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

Magnolia: Nobility

Marigold: Jealousy

Monkshood: Beware, a deadly foe is near

Moss: Maternal love, charity

Myrtle: Love, emblem of marriage

Narcissus: Egotism

Nasturtium: Conquest, victory in battle

Oleander: Caution

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: Longing

Primrose (evening): İnconstancy

Queen Anne’s lace: Delicate femininity

Ranunculus: Radiance

Rhododendron: Beware

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

Smilax: Loveliness

Snapdragon: Presumption

Spider flower: Run away with me

Star of Bethlehem: Hope

Statice: Success

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

Viscaria: Celebration

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

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HERBS AND SYMBOLISM

This is by no means a complete list of the symbolic meanings of each herb but it offers a good starting point.

If a specific herb features strongly in your dream, you may want to investigate the historical, religious, medicinal and cultural significance of that particular herb to enrich your interpretation.

Angelica: İnspiration, magic

Bay: Glory, honor, reward

Calendula: Sacred affection, joy, remembrance, grief

Chamomile: Energy in adversity, patience, long life, wisdom

Chives: Usefulness, why do you weep?

Dandelion: Faithfulness, happiness

Dianthus: Dignity, woman’s love, symbol of mother’s day

Dill: Preservation, good spirits

Dogwood: Love undiminished by adversity, durability

Elder: Compassion, bad luck, zeal

Fennel: Strength, worthy of praise, flattery

Garlic: Protection, strength, healing

Grass: Submission, utility, usefulness

Iris: Wisdom, faith, valor

Ivy: Patience, fidelity, undying love, eternal life

Lavender: Housewifely virtue, acknowledgment

Lily of the valley: Contentment, return of happiness, let’s make up

Marjoram: Joy, happiness

Mint: Eternal refreshment, wisdom, virtue

Mugwort: Be not weary, tranquility, happiness

Mustard: Faith, indifference

Nasturtium: Patriotism, victory in battle

Pansy: Happy thoughts, meditation

Parsley: Useful knowledge, feast, joy, victory

Rose: Love, victory

Rosemary: Remembrance, love, loyalty, fidelity

Saffron: Beware of success

Sage: Wisdom, long life, immortality, high esteem

Sassafras: Foundation, considered choices

Sunflower: Haughtiness, loftiness, pride, pure thoughts

Thyme: Activity, bravery, courage, strength

Violet: Humility, devotion, faithfulness, forgiveness

Yew: İmmortality, sorrow

Yucca: Opportunity, fidelity

Zinnia: Thoughts of missing friends... The Element Encyclopedia

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HERBS

Many herbs have symbolic meanings that go back centuries. For example, the ancient Romans offered wreaths of bay leaves as a symbol of triumph and peace. Earlier, bay was a sacred plant for Greeks and considered to be a protector from disease, witchcraft and lightning. In Britain, rosemary was called ‘Rose of Mary’ in memory of the Virgin Mary; in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ophelia says, ‘There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance, pray you love, remember.’ This is by no means a complete list of the symbolic meanings of each herb in your dreams. Bear in mind that the symbolism of herbs is inextricably tied to culture and religion; your personal associations also need to be taken into account.

Aloe: Healing, protection, grief, bitterness, affection .

Angelica: İnspiration, magic.

Basil: Sweetness, kindness, deep affection.

Bay: Glory, honor, reward.

Calendula: Joy, remembrance, grief.

Chamomile: Energy in adversity, patience, long life, wisdom .

Chives: Usefulness.

Dandelion: Faithfulness, happiness.

Dill: Preservation, good spirits.

Dock leaves: Used to soothe the irritation caused by nettles, so in dreams they suggest how you should approach a difficult situation in waking life.

Fennel: Strength, worthy of praise, flattery.

Garlic: Protection, strength, healing.

Lavender: Housewifely virtue, acknowledgment.

Lily of the Valley: Contentment, return of happiness, let’s make up .

Marjoram: Joy, happiness.

Mint: Eternal refreshment, wisdom, virtue.

Mugwort: Tranquility, happiness.

Mustard: Faith, indifference.

Parsley: Useful knowledge, feast, joy, victory.

Rosemary: Remembrance, love, loyalty, fidelity.

Saffron: Beware of success; all is not what it seems.

Sage: Wisdom, self-esteem.

Sassafras: Foundation, considered choices.

Thyme: Activity, bravery, courage, strength.... The Element Encyclopedia

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AROMATHERAPY

Aromatherapy is an ancient healing art that is currently enjoying a new-found popularity. Essential oils are used to stimulate healing through the senses. They are highly concentrated and some can be dangerous if overused or if placed directly on the skin, so be sure to follow directions on the package if you decide to experiment with them.

Lavender is one of the few essential oils that can be applied directly to the skin. It is frequently used in lotions and face creams since it is said to diminish wrinkles and bring a healthy glow to the skin over time. The effects of essential oils appear to be cumulative.

Lavender is known as a comforting, relaxing scent and is frequently recommended by aromatherapists and other holistic practitioners because of its calming influence. The scent of lavender can balance body and mind, and help induce sleep. When you are getting enough rest, you’re more likely to get more out of your dreams because you’re in good health. There are several ways you can use lavender to help you achieve restful sleep and dreaming. It can be placed in a diffuser, or on a cotton ball or piece of fabric tucked inside your pillowcase. You can make a room and pillow spray from water, witch hazel and lavender essential oil. The mixture should be kept in a dark glass bottle since sunlight can diminish the effects of essential oils. Simply spray a mist in the air around the bed or spray directly onto the pillows and sheets. You may want to test the fabric first to ensure that it doesn’t stain.

There are hundreds of aromatherapy oils with which you may want to experiment but make sure you follow safety guidelines or consult with an aromatherapist first. The following essential oils are all thought to reduce stress and encourage restful sleep and dreaming: lavender, vetiver, rosemary and chamomile. For essential oils thought to encourage lucid dreaming, you may want to try the following: clove—improves dream recall; mugwort increases visualization; anise— repels nightmares; clary sage—promotes intuitive awareness.... The Element Encyclopedia

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