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Cheralyn Darcey
Sydney, Australia
environmental author & artist, gardener, nature lover, passionate about ethnobotany & botanical history
Interests: art, ethnobotany, environmentalism, botany, gardening, craft
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๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ FLOWER OF THE DAY ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) A lovely flower to surround yourself or a friend in need with, if you need cheering up or a renewal of hope in any way. As a Flower Oracle, they will... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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๐ŸŒน FLOWER OF THE DAY Today, a Flower of the Night! Chinese Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) will indicate that you may need to review your intentions in order to realise any new opportunities or way of thinking in order to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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Mail Call! Unboxing the very first deck ~ What are the differences between my Artists Limited Edition Self-Published Oracle Deck and the International Release, along with a little bit about the way I created the artwork ~ Flowers of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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Is it really over yet? view from my Canberra room Last Friday saw me driving to Sydney to place the second of my new book series into the hands of my Australian publisher. ... Rockpool Publishing then Floriade or bust!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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A herb favoured for the qualities which it's common name indicates (reducer of fevers), Feverfew has been used for various issues, usually of the head and is a modern herbal remedy for migraine. Magickally, carrying the plant on your person... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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Although Jonquil are one of the traditional 'bringers of spring', they actually mean desire and power and also endings, both wanted and otherwise. They assist with the passage of change and are lovely way to indicate that you return the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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Bird of Paradise assists us with what we seek above us or before us but it also reminds us to be very careful of unhealthy competitiveness which will likely lead to self-destruction. For those looking for new opportunities, it really... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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I haven't been around much over the past couple of months. True. Mostly because I have contractual deadlines for a new book series and two new Flower decks and I also have my novel to complete this year. That is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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Each fortnight I have a chat with Sonya Feldhoff on ABC Radio about the botanical history of a different flower. We explore their origins, the myths and folklore surrounding them, correspondences which may be of interest to the listeners as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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Walking through a busy and rather tired shopping centre this morning, I had just gotten off a rather mood lowering call. I moved through the dimly lit thoroughfare which took me from the run-down bargain basement stores to the food... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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๐ŸŒผ FLOWER OF THE DAY ~ Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea muscipula) If you want to attract love, it may seem a little strange but a Venus Fly Trap really is a pretty good ally. The plant works by retaining good... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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It is said that if one wears the flowers of St John's Wort that they will be protected from evil, negativity, malevolent spirits and illness. A powerful herbal remedy, it is used as a calmative and pain reliever. The common... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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Iโ€™m contacted daily by people who would would like me to share how I discover the meanings of flowers. Most are writing or creating things based on the Language of Flowers. Do I receive the information from Spirit? Faeries? Intuition?... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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๐ŸŒบ FLOWER OF THE DAY ~ Bee Balm One of my favourite North American prairie flowers. I fell for Bee Balm pretty hard when I lived there as I really hadn't been familiar with it before. Fragrant, oh so pretty... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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In many traditions, Mugwort is considered a flower/plant of protection, especially against evil spirits, witchcraft and for protection of the home. In Japan, it is used by some to rid the body of the forces/spirits which cause illness. Native American... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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FLOWER OF THE DAY ~ Witch Hazel ( Hamamelis virginiana ) If you are looking to ease emotional heartache, then Witch Hazel is the flower/plant for you (remember the energy of the flower runs through the entire plant). Very good... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
๐ŸŒธ Flower of the Week ~ Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) After a lot of requests from all of you lovely Blossoms, the first in a new weekly series exploring a different Flower. Botanical History, Gardening, Myths, Legends, Ethnobotany, Floristry, Flower Essences... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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So many Botanical Histories surround Lilies and most relate to the purity of the colour white, of the 'heavenly' scent and of the trumpet shape which would indicate messages from 'above'. It is said that on seeing Christ on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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It feels like a 'daisy' kind of day for me today, and maybe you too! 'Day's Eye', as they were known hints at their lovely habit of closing each evening to then open and greet the day the following sunrise.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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Tulips! Such interesting flowers with a fascinating history. If you want to explore the depths of the Language of Flowers then no study is at all complete without learning and understanding Tulips and our centuries~long enchantment with them. 'Tulip Mania'... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey