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Monday, April 15, 2013

Birthstones and Birth flowers: What does it all mean anyway?

We see them just about everywhere!!! From the store to catalogs, on a friend or on television. Someone is sporting there birthstone color and/or birth flower. Most people at least know there birthstone color which is more popular than the flowers. But do you know what they actual mean. Each birth color has its own meaning as well as the flowers. After doing research I finally was able to get it down. I was born in August (LEOS!!! :D) and my birthstone color is Peridot and my birth flower is a Gladiolus.


The Meaning of My Birthstone: 

The Peridot (pronounced as per-i-doh) means protection, safety and security. It has been debated on whether the word was derived from the French word 'peritot' which means unclear or the from the Latin word 'oliva' which refers to the color. It is believed to be the stone that represents "emotional healer."

The Meaning of My Birth Flower:

The Gladiolus (pronounced glad-ee-oh-luh s) was derived from the Latin word 'gladius' meaning sword. You can see that through the way this flower grows. It symbolizes strength and moral integrity.


After understanding all that, it made since that my astrology symbol was that of the Leo portrayed as the lion.


You can see your birthstone color meaning here in the chart below. 


I couldn't find a chart like the one above about the flowers that you could easily follow so I created my own for you guys. If you are interested in getting this chart for your blog, email me and we can discuss how you can get this one without my watermark. Also if you ever see a chart and your month has two flowers, just do your research. For the most part you will find one that is more dominant than the other:



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5 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful post! Now I know what my birthstone is all about (November). Thanks for linking up with us @ Linkin with my Ladies!

    Jessica
    The Wondering Brain

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