As a person who’s endlessly intrigued by the zodiac—mainly because of the very simple fact that it’s interesting to read about yourself—I was overjoyed when I found out about birth flowers. Based on the bloom popular in the month you were born, this sort of “floral zodiac” reveals even more about your personality than its astrological counterpart, according to Country Living UK. Each designated flower holds some sort of symbolic meaning, with a few lucky months even having two assigned flowers. While we can’t speak to the legitimacy of these floral zodiacs, they make for a highly personalized birthday gift or a meaningful décor touch, at the very least. In fact, October’s bud, calendula, fits perfectly into the sunset-tone fashion week trend we’re adopting at home this season.
Find your birth flower in the chart below, and share your thoughts on your symbolic meaning.
Opening Image: Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis