What’s your sign? Are you a passionate Scorpio, a practical Taurus or an incurably romantic Cancer? Which zodiac sign your birthday lands under may not rule your destiny, but it may offer a peek inside your floral astrology. So next time you’re debating whether to send a bunch of bold red tulips, fun-loving sunflowers or fragrant lilies, look to the stars for a little inspiration. Find out what makes them tick – and what flower arrangement is likely to tickle their fancy – with our Astrology Flower Guide.
Capricorn: Dec. 22-Jan. 20 / Flower: African violet
Mahatma Ghandi said: “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” Keep this in mind as the summer begins and remember that watching the sunset may be more important than crossing off every item on your To Do list, which often takes the form of a spreadsheet, if not an entire database! At work, you may be given a tantalizing choice; make the most of it. Romance is in the air on the weekend of the 19th.
Aquarius: Jan. 21-Feb. 19 / Flower: Orchid
Mix up your routine a bit. Have breakfast for dinner or unplug the TV for a week. Even you, maverick and rebel at heart, can benefit from embracing the unexpected. You may need to have a serious talk with someone who works for you. Stand your ground, but be fair. Also remember to be patient with those who lack your vision and creativity. Make a point of telling your Sig Oth that you are grateful for the joy you share together. Single? Share with a friend or relative your gratefulness for fun times and independence.
Pisces: Feb. 20-March 20 / Flower: Alstroemeria
A trip or special event on the weekend of June 12 may require special effort on your part. Don’t fret; your energy and charm will make it memorable for all. A chance meeting on the 23rd triggers you to rethink a decision and perhaps move in a new direction with a frenemy. You can’t put romance on a timetable but remember too that there’s nothing wrong with showing a little interest to the cute guy in the coffee shop or the doggy daddy you often see strolling on Saturday mornings.
Aries: March 21-April 20 / Flower: Tulip
This summer will be pivotal for you. Perhaps this is your last summer at home before college or maybe you are starting your own business soon. Regardless, know that with the right attitude and hard work, you cannot fail. And don’t take your strength and conviction for granted. They are huge assets that not everyone possesses. You may hear through the grapevine that a person you’re not fond of is facing a hardship. Pray for him or her. Oh, and be sure to use your feminine wiles the last week of the month!
Taurus: April 21-May 21 / Flower: Lily
Don’t be in a rush this month. Even though there is something you want to circulate or say, it’s more important to take the time to develop the right message. You’ll be glad you did later on. You may go through a bumpy patch in the relationship department. To get through it, try to support your mate without seeking credit and, above all, keep your heart open. Your neighborhood may go through an exciting change. Loyalty is key on the 20th.
Gemini: May 22-June 21 / Flower: Rose
An ongoing flirtation continues to stall, despite the fact that you’ve shown interest. Cut your losses and move on to someone who is less confused. It’s not rocket science: you are a catch! At work, you may be involved in a negotiation. Play it cool, do your homework and ask (politely) for what you want. An unexpected financial perk may come your way by month’s end. Speak your mind on the 9th.
Cancer: June 22-July 22 / Flower: Delphinium
A favorite friend or relative wants to treat you to a lovely surprise. By all means let her! Go with the flow from the 23rd to 30th. At work, a colleague may need extra support. Keep listening even if the conversation is, shall we say, familiar and remember that this too shall pass. June is a perfect time to plan a party; fresh flowers in the kitchen and bathroom are an elegant touch. Your breath-of-fresh-air sensibility brings you welcome attention everywhere you go.
Leo: July 23- Aug. 22 / Flower: Sunflower
Naturally creative and completely at home in the spotlight, you may need to brush up on the more mundane parts of life, like schedules and spreadsheets. Alas, these must be dealt with to afford you the opp to shine. Take it one step at a time and you’ll be fine. This month, remember the value of discretion; you can be honest without oversharing. Celebrate your generosity and don’t hold a grudge against a friend on the 21st.
Virgo: Aug. 23-Sept. 23 / Flower: Daisy
You’re eager to plan a trip several months in advance, but consider the fun of making a spontaneous weekend getaway. It’s good for you to be impulsive every once in a while. Be aware that your quest for perfection could mean that you end up putting a key decision on hold. That’s OK temporarily, but you will need to take action at some point. Set yourself a deadline and stick to it. As for your love life: if you’re newly involved, resist the urge to criticize. Together forever? Resist the urge to criticize. Single? Resist the urge you know the drill.
Libra: Sept. 24-Oct. 23 / Flower: Hydrangea
With summer around the corner, this is the perfect time to get in touch with your inner child. Be silly, be spontaneous, be free. Play! You will be revitalized midmonth by spending time with a special friend. A family member may ask for advice and then not heed it. Take it in stride and don’t be upset. Finally, there’s a chance to breathe at work. Never underestimate the power of surprise, especially with your favorite guy.
Scorpio: Oct. 24-Nov. 22 / Flower: Peony
You are very close to having your financial load lighten up. To speed this along, explore ways to stretch your dollars – make coffee at home, bring your lunch to work, swear off shoe shopping for the month. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger! 🙂 Toward month’s end, you may be tempted to reignite a romantic relationship that fizzled; be careful not repeat past mistakes. Don’t be surprised if an older and wiser colleague refuses to let a joke drop. Just fork over a laugh.
Sagittarius: Nov. 23-Dec. 21 / Flower: Carnation
Your steadfast optimism will see you through a bumpy patch on the home front. Feel good about the love and attention you have provided to family members; a slipup here and there isn’t important so don’t give in to guilt. If a friend makes a remark that strikes you as a tad insensitive, don’t obsess over it. Your intuition serves you well the week of the 15th. You may feel a bit of extra pressure at work but, as always, you are up for any challenge.