|Small Greeting Card||Large Greeting Card||Postcard|
|4" x 6"||5" x 7.5"||4" x 6"|
Marigold Flower Symbolism
Marigolds are known as the “Herb of the Sun” and are symbolic of passion and creativity. The Welsh believed that if marigolds were not open early in the morning, then a storm was on the way. Marigolds have been used as love charms and incorporated into wedding garlands. Water made from marigolds was thought to induce psychic visions of fairies if rubbed on the eyelids. In some cultures, marigold flowers have been added to pillows to encourage prophetic or psychic dreams.
for all my Make The Most Of Marigolds – Customizable Gifts for October Birthdays Gifts, novelties and Collectables
The Marigold and Astrology
The marigold is also associated with the lion and the astrological sign Leo. Early Christians named the flower “Mary’s Gold” and offered the blossoms in place of money at the foot of her statues. The Portuguese introduced marigolds into India. Eventually the flower was offered to the Hindu gods Vishnu and Lakshmi. The marigold is also considered to be sacred among the Aztec Indians, who decorate their temples with the flower.
The marigold was once thought to protect against the plague and to be effective in stopping gossip. Interestingly, the marigold can symbolize cruelty and jealousy. When used in combination with spells, however, the marigold is an anti-dote for the sharp-tongued and promotes cheery conversations.
Marigold, also called calendula, is the October birth flower. Sometimes called “summer bride” or “husbandmans dial,” because it’s flower head follows the sun. The Marigold’s flower meaning is “winning grace.” Once considered the most sacred of flowers, in India it was placed around the necks of holy statues.
Marigold is found through Europe, the United States, and western Asia. The marigold is an annual flower that blooms well even over a long season. They bloom practically non stop the entire summer and have few problems. Marigolds are good cleansers and can be remedies for the sting of bees. Marigolds are also known as calendula, garden marigold, holligold, goldbloom, golds, ruddes, Mary bud, bull’s eyes, and pot marigold.
Click the links to see all of my Redbubble Marigold Paintings, Marigold Photography, Marigold Greeting Cards, Marigold Stickers, Marigold Tees,, Marigold iPhone Cases and Marigold iPads
Custom order on via Etsy
*My Images Do Not Belong To The Public Domain. All images are copyright © taiche. All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited