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Birth Flowers and Birth Stones

 

Did you know that every birth month has a flower and that every flower has a meaning?

Just like birth stones. Find out what meaning your birth flower has!

 

Month

Birthstone

Flower

Colour

Meaning

January

Garnet

Carnation or
Snowdrop

Various
- Red,
- Pink,
- White

Affection,
Deep Love,
Distinction,
Happiness,
Fascination, and
Lasting Fidelity

February

Amethyst

Violet or
Iris

Violet,
Purple

Faithfulness,
Purity,
and Modesty

March

Aquamarine

Daffodil or
Jonquil

Yellow

Affection,
Cheerfulness,
Desire,
Grants Wishes,
New Beginnings,
Respect, and
Sympathy.

April

Diamond

Daisy or
Sweet Pea

Pink,
Purple

Blissful,
Curious,
Delicate,
Departure,
Lasting Pleasures,
Playful, and
Tenacious

May

Emerald

Lily of the Valley

White

Complete Life,
Humility,
Return of Happiness,
and Sweetness

June

Pearl
Moonstone

Rose or
Honeysuckle

Various
- Red,
- White,
- Pink
- Yellow

Happy,
Friendship,
Love,
Strong, and
Beautiful

July

Ruby

Larkspur or
Tulip or
Water Lily

Pink,
Purple

 

Good Luck,
Laughter,
Levity,
Lightness, and
Open Heart

August

Peridot

Gladiolus or
Poppy

Various

Beauty,
Strength of
Character,
Love,
Marriage, and
Family

September

Sapphire

Aster or
Morning Glory

Various
- Pink,
- Purple

Devotion,
Daintiness,
Filled with Light,
Life and Joy, and
Symbol of Love

October

Opal
Tourmaline

Calendula or
Marigold or
Cosmos

Orange

Contentment,
Excellence,
Loveliness,
Good Luck,
Grace,
Gratitude,
Joy,
Love of Nature,
Comfort, and
True Love

November

Yellow Topaz
Citrine

Chrysanthemum

Various

 

Compassion,
Cheerfulness,
Friendship,
Sensitivity, and
Secret Love

December

Blue Topaz
Turquoise

Holly or
Poinsettia
or
Narcissus or
Orchid

White

 

Reassurance,
Celebration,
Success, and
Wealth

 

Aries
Fire Sign:
Passionate, enthusiastic, adventurous
Colour:
Red
Stone:
Aquamarine
Flowers & Plants:
Opuntia cactus (prickly pear), celosia (cockscomb), thorn-bearing shrubs, red roses, tulips, red peppers, amaryllis

Taurus
Earth Sign:
Home-loving, conventional, gourmand
Colour:
Pale Pink, Green, Blue
Stone:
Diamond
Flowers & Plants:
sweet william (Dianthus barbatus), scented stock, fruit-bearing trees, lavender, lilac, aster, lily of the valley, sweet pea

Gemini
Air Sign:
Talkative, lively, intellectual
Colour:
Yellow
Stone:
Emerald
Flowers & Plants:
Solanum (Winter cherries), ranunculus, maidenhair fern (Addiantum), solidago (goldenrod), acacia (mimosa, wattle), daffodil, nut-bearing trees, cactus

Cancer
Water Sign:
Secretive, protective, caring
Colours:
Silver, Metallic blue
Stone:
Pearl
Flowers & Plants:
cornflower (Centaurea cyanus), Ammi (Queen Anne's lace), delphinium, ferns, plumbago, passionflower, hydrangea, iris

Leo
Fire Sign:
Extrovert, faithful, larger than life
Colours:
Golden yellow, orange
Stone:
Ruby
Flowers & Plants:
safflower (Carthamus), croton, Joseph's coat (Codiaeum), marigold, gerbera, crocosmia, dahlia, clivia, sunflower

Virgo
Earth Sign:
Practical, modest, perfectionist
Colours:
Navy, chocolate
Stone:
Peridot
Flowers & Plants:
monkshood (Aconitum), hypericum (St John's wort), chrysanthemum, eucalyptus, veronica, violet, ivy, thistle

Libra
Air Sign:
Elegant, diplomatic, romantic
Colours:
All shades of green
Stone:
Sapphire
Flowers & Plants:
chincherinchee (Ornithogalum), Moluccella (bells of Ireland), Cymbidium orchid, gardenia, tea roses, tuberose, freesia, gladiolus

Scorpio
Water Sign:
Sensual, determined, dangerous
Colours:
Maroon, Blood Red
Stone:
Opal
Flowers & Plants:
venus fly trap (Dionaea), Alpinia (pink ginger), Amaranthus (love lies bleeding), red hot poker (Kniphofia), hibiscus, peony, cactus, anthurium

Sagittarius
Fire Sign:
Straightforward, optimistic, playful
Colours:
Royal Blue, Deep Purple
Stone:
Topaz
Flowers & Plants:
Eremurus (foxtail lily), eustoma (lisianthus), Liatris (blazing star), carnation, crocus, muscari, berried plants, allium

Capricorn
Earth Sign:
Hard-working, ambitious, respectable
Colours:
Grey, Dark Green
Stone:
Turquoise
Flowers & Plants:
statice, holly, African violet, ivy, philodendron, kentia palm, snowdrop, jasmine

Aquarius
Air Sign:
Forward-looking, unconventional, independent
Colour:
Turquoise
Stone:
Garnet
Flowers & Plants:
Eryngium (sea holly), arum lily (Zantedeschia), bird of paradise (Strelitzia), pitcher plant (Sarracenia), banksia, protea, yucca, aloe

Pisces
Water Sign:
Intuitive, humorous, compassionate
Colours:
White, Silvery Green
Stone:
Amethyst
Flowers & Plants:
madonna lily (Lilium candidum), Euphorbia marginata, Cyperus (papyrus), stephanotis, jasmine, lilac, narcissus, gypsophila



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Capricorn



Capricorn:
22nd December - 19th January


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Aquarius



Aquarius:
20th January - 18th February


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Pisces



Pisces:
19th February - 20th March


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Aries



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21st March - 19th April


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Taurus



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20th - April - 20th May


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Gemini



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21st May - 21st June


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Leo



Leo:
23rd July - 22nd August


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Virgo



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23rd August - 22nd September


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23rd September - 22nd October


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23rd October - 21st November


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A History of the Months

The original Roman year had 10 named months Martius "March", Aprilis "April", Maius "May", Junius "June", Quintilis "July", Sextilis "August", September "September", October "October", November "November", December "December", and probably two unnamed months in the dead of winter when not much happened in agriculture. The year began with Martius "March". Numa Pompilius, the second king of Rome circa 700 BC, added the two months Januarius "January" and Februarius "February". He also moved the beginning of the year from Marius to Januarius and changed the number of days in several months to be odd, a lucky number. After Februarius there was occasionally an additional month of Intercalaris "intercalendar". This is the origin of the leap-year day being in February. In 46 BC, Julius Caesar reformed the Roman calendar (hence the Julian calendar) changing the number of days in many months and removing Intercalaris.

January -- Janus's month

Middle English Januarie
Latin
Januarius "of Janus"
Latin
Janu(s) "Janus" + -arius "ary (pertaining to)"
Latin
Januarius mensis "month of Janus"

Janus is the Roman god of gates and doorways, depicted with two faces looking in opposite directions. His festival month is January.

Januarius had 29 days, until Julius when it became 31 days long.

February -- month of Februa

Middle English Februarius
Latin
Februarius "of Februa"
Latin
Februa(s) "Februa" + -arius "ary (pertaining to)"
Latin
Februarius mensis "month of Februa"
Latin
dies februatus "day of purification"

Februarius had 28 days, until circa 450 BC when it had 23 or 24 days on some of every second year, until Julius when it had 29 days on every fourth year and 28 days otherwise.

Februa is the Roman festival of purification, held on February fifteenth. It is possibly of Sabine origin.

Intercalaris -- inter-calendar month

Latin Intercalaris "inter-calendar"
Latin
Mercedonius (popular name) "?"

Intercalaris had 27 days until the month was abolished by Julius.

March -- Mars' month

Middle English March(e)
Anglo-French
March(e)
Old English
Martius
Latin
Martius "of Mars"
Latin
Marti(s) "Mars" + -us (adj. suffix)
Latin
Martius mensis "month of Mars"

Martius has always had 31 days.

March was the original beginning of the year, and the time for the resumption of war.

Mars is the Roman god of war. He is identified with the Greek god Ares.

April -- Aphrodite's month

Old English April(is)
Latin
Aprilis
Etruscan
Apru
Greek
Aphro, short for Aphrodite.

Aprilis had 30 days, until Numa when it had 29 days, until Julius when it became 30 days long.

Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love and beauty. She is identified with the Roman goddess Venus.

May -- Maia's month

Old French Mai
Old English
Maius
Latin
Maius "of Maia"
Latin
Maius mensis "month of Maia"

Maius has always had 31 days.

Maia (meaning "the great one") is the Italic goddess of spring, the daughter of Faunus, and wife of Vulcan.

June -- Juno's month

Middle English jun(e)
Old French
juin
Old English
junius
Latin
Junius "of Juno"
Latin
Junius mensis "month of Juno"

Junius had 30 days, until Numa when it had 29 days, until Julius when it became 30 days long.

Juno is the principle goddess of the Roman Pantheon. She is the goddess of marriage and the well-being of women. She is the wife and sister of Jupiter. She is identified with the Greek goddess Hera.

July -- Julius Caesar's month

Middle English Julie
Latin
Julius "Julius"
Latin
Julius mensis "month of Julius"
Latin
quintilis mensis "fifth month"

Quintilis (and later Julius) has always had 31 days.

Julius Caesar reformed the Roman calendar (hence the Julian calendar) in 46 BC. In the process, he renamed this month after himself.

August -- Augustus Caesar's month

Latin Augustus "Augustus"
Latin
Augustus mensis "month of Augustus"
Latin
sextilis mensis "sixth month"

Sextilis had 30 days, until Numa when it had 29 days, until Julius when it became 31 days long.

Augustus Caesar clarified and completed the calendar reform of Julius Caesar. In the process, he also renamed this month after himself.

September -- the seventh month

Middle English septembre
Latin
September
Latin
septem "seven" + -ber (adj. suffix)
Latin
september mensis "seventh month"

September had 30 days, until Numa when it had 29 days, until Julius when it became 30 days long.

October -- the eighth month

Middle English octobre
Latin
October
Latin
octo "eight" + -ber (adj. suffix)
Latin
october mensis "eighth month"

October has always had 31 days.

November -- the nineth month

Middle English Novembre
Latin
November
Latin
Novembris mensis "nineth month"

Novembris had 30 days, until Numa when it had 29 days, until Julius when it became 30 days long.

December -- the tenth month

Middle English decembre
Old French
decembre
Latin
december "tenth month"
Latin
decem "ten" + -ber (adj. suffix)

December had 30 days, until Numa when it had 29 days, until Julius when it became 31 days long.

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