Flowers for a Fifty year young woman preparing for the New Lunar Year: Also known Chinese New Year 2015

Beloved Flower Lover,

Wow, the world changes, again, again and again!

Healthy am I,

Happy am I,

It’s a New Year.

Peace

According to the Chinese, 2015 is the year of the Goat, which comes 8th in the Chinese zodiac. The 12 zodiac animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.  And according to Chinese astrology, each year (starting from Chinese New Year) is associated with an animal sign, occurring in a 12-year cycle.

For example 2015 is a year of the Goat.

  • Lucky Colors: brown, red, purple
  • Lucky Numbers: 2, 7
  • Lucky Flowers: carnation, primrose
  • Year of Birth: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

Well, well, well, we took all of that inspiration and hey presto, ended up working with daffodils and a cat instead!

We laughed and worried, then laughed again. Were we doing it right? Would we upset someone? Who is the someone we were upsetting? did they know?  But then we breathed, giggled and carried on.

We knew we could choose, to hold onto it, or let go of it.

The cat was quite a tricky model. He played with anything that moved. He was not doing as we commanded. He showed us his fangs and claws a few times, whilst playing with us. Yet, he was not playing to our tune. So rather than get upset about him not meeting our fantasy of how a cat ought to be in a photoshoot, we decided that as he played and would not settle, that we would settle down first while we played.

We continued styling.

Who knew that it could create such harmony, such a quality. We took no credit for that, we just used these simple daffodils in a spring like way to just keep creating from whatever we had.

We invite you to find daffodils and use them possibly as a way to remind yourself of who you really are. To reinforce your inner talents. To use them as a natural symbol that gives praise to the Creator, whilst acknowledging the source of all the energies stirring in the spirit this spring. The truism ‘as above, so below’, comes to mind.

A lady called asking about flowers for her ‘birthday do’, this sunday.

“I am turning 50 years young,  this sunday,” sand I am reflecting on my life accomplishments and achievements.

Healthy Am I

Happy Am I

“Energy follows my thoughts”…

She said,

“I have written down five things that bring me joy and giving and receiving flowers . I have calmer about all of this and trust  that I have mastered this small intangible part of me. That’s why flowers are a  gift for myself.  I choose to have them around me on my earth day. I am at peace”.

We just smiled and just like nature,  we knew she had her own flow of answers. And as she allowed them to keep re-emerging through her plan to do something that cultivated for her, the joy. We heard her say,

“Now I have written the five things that I love, I have also listed out the smallest actions that I can put in place to cultivate that love that is already inside of me.I am open to a calm conversation around being fifty. I am calm and comfortable about it.”

We invited her to look at our ‘Lunar bag of daffodils‘, as a symbol to help her and anyone else like her, to reinforce the what  we call,  how ‘we calmly carry our essence in what ever way we want to enjoy.’ Then openly offer it all over to the divine.

Listening to her gentle voice squeal with soft hushed  joy,  felt like watching ‘a tipping point reached’. A real calm control point. She gave herself the attention.

“Beautiful, that is so me”

She allowed her self to be worthy of her own respect . And yes, she kept her basic smallest, gentlest commitment to herself. She felt good about herself. She listened to herself. The new moon, was her beautiful reflection.

daffodil in bag with cat

 

The Team

 

The London Flower Lover

p.s.

So yes, it’s Chinese New Year and there are formal ways in which ist is recognised, however for you, it may come in another way. Whatever way you recognise and appreciate your talent will be perfect. As we know that something a simple as the daffodil could be the gift you want to have around you to remind you of who you are.

By the way, people born in a year of the Goat are generally believed to be gentle mild-mannered, shy, stable, sympathetic, amicable, and brimming with a strong sense of kindheartedness and justice.

They have very delicate thoughts, strong creativity, and perseverance, and acquire professional skills well. Although they look gentle on the surface, they are tough on the inside, always insisting on their own opinions in their minds. They have strong inner resilience and excellent defensive instincts.

Though they prefer to be in groups, they do not want to be the center of attention. They are reserved and quiet, most likely because they like spending much time in their thoughts. Goats like to spend money on fashionable things that give them a first class appearance. Although goats enjoy spending money on the finer things in life, they are not snobbish.

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