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Flowers for Each Zodiac Sign

Zodiac symbol and red flower fields.

Whether you’re a horoscope junkie or barely know your sign, it’s fun to learn a bit more about the zodiac. What’s even better is learning about the flowers associated with the different zodiac signs. That’s right, both Western zodiac signs and Chinese zodiac signs have flowers that mesh with each sign.

Learning these flowers is a great way to find the perfect happy birthday flower arrangement or plant garden flowers that align with your true self. So dig in and learn what flowers fit in with your and your loved ones’ celestial selves.

What is the Zodiac?

When you hear someone mention the zodiac, you might think about horoscopes and signs like Taurus and Libra. But where do these signs come from?

The zodiac is the name for a portion of the sky that contains the twelve different zodiac constellations. As Earth orbits around the sun, the sun sits between the Earth and different constellations. These various alignments determine zodiac signs as well as the traits associated with them.

Alternatively, the Chinese zodiac relies on the lunar calendar. Zodiac signs and their traits are determined by your birth year rather than the time of year you were born.

Flowers for Each Western Zodiac Sign

In case you didn’t know, Western astrology is based on the angle of the sun in relation to the twelve different zodiac constellations.

While the rotation around the sun changes a bit each year, zodiac signs fall within similar dates year after year. Therefore, you can use your birthdate to determine your zodiac sign and the traits that go along with it.

Once you’ve figured out a person’s zodiac sign, you can determine which flower goes with their sign. If you’re looking for inspiration for flowers for new babies, the zodiac is a great place to start.

Aries: Honeysuckle (March 21 – April 20)

If you’ve ever smelled a honeysuckle flower, you know there’s no mistaking this sweet fragrance. This strong scent fits right in with Aries’s bold and direct personalities.

Not only are Aries confident, but they’re also quite determined. Honeysuckle plants emerge in early spring and grow strong throughout the year. Both honeysuckle plants and Aries are not afraid of competing with others who stand in their way.

Taurus: Lily (April 21 – May 21)

Once lilies are planted in an area, you can expect them to reemerge year after year. This fits in with the stable and grounded nature of the Taurus. If you’d like to move either lilies or Taureans, you’ll need to put in quite a bit of work.

Lilies and Taureans also share graceful and regal qualities.

Gemini: Lavender (May 22 – June 21)

There are two sure ways to make new friends at a party: bring a bouquet of lavender or bring a Gemini. Lavender’s charming appearance and fragrance fit right in with Gemini’s loveable personality.

While both of these are beautiful, don’t think they’re one-dimensional. Just like a Gemini has many different sides, lavender flowers have various uses.

Cancer: White Rose (June 22 – July 22)

While white roses are clearly beautiful, it sometimes takes a while for their petals to unfurl. But when they do, they’re gorgeous. Cancers may appear a bit cool on the surface, but once they open up they’ll show their many layers.

The white rose’s delicate petals also relate to Cancer’s sensitivities.

Leo: Sunflower(July 23 – August 22)

If there’s any flower that symbolizes warmth and fire, it’s the sunflower. These bright blooms fit right in with Leo’s passionate and warm personality.

Another similarity between these two is their desire to be in the spotlight. Sunflowers turn to face the sun, just like Leos often find themself working to have others notice them.

Virgo: Chrysanthemum(August 23 – September 23)

To the outsider, a Virgo’s world may look a bit wild. But when you ask a Virgo where their belongings are and how their ideas fit together, they’ll have the perfect answer.

Chrysanthemum flowers exude this wildness with large numbers of blooms. However, when you take a close look at each individual flower, you’ll find they’re a collection of perfectly arranged petals.

Libra: Rose (September 24 – October 23)

Libras hate conflict and often avoid questioning the status quo. That’s why the classic and popular rose fits this sign.

Libras also love to see every side of a situation, which can often take a while. Therefore, they’ll enjoy spending days watching a rose bloom.

Scorpio: Dark Red Geraniums (October 24 – November 22)

Just when you think you know a Scorpio, you find another layer or hidden secret. While they can be difficult people to get to know, they have no problem drawing others in with their charm.

Dark red geraniums share this mysterious nature. Geraniums also symbolize ingenuity, which fits right in with the Scorpio.

Sagittarius: Carnation (November 23 – December 21)

This sign easily fits in with others, but they won’t sacrifice their values to do so. With that said, they’re always questioning their values and looking for outside information that could shape their worldviews. They’re often independent people, but they will always take a minute to care for others in need.

The carnation fits this caring yet adventurous nature. People often give carnations to others to help them celebrate a happy moment or get through a tough time. Additionally, carnations flowers have open yet layered blooms, just like the Sagittarius accepting yet complex mind.

Capricorn: Pansy (December 22 – January 20)

Capricorns are responsible and reliable people. They’re often the first ones to jump in and help get a project off to a good start.

While some people think pansies are weak, these flowers are some of the hardiest flowers out there. They provide one of the first pops of color in the spring and stick around after cold weather has zapped other blooms. It’s hard to damage pansies, just like it’s hard to push Capricorns off their paths.

Aquarius: Orchid (January 21 – February 19)

The Aquarius loves autonomy and the ability to go with the flow. They would much rather test some obscure idea than fit in with the popular opinion. With that said, others find their thoughts and ideas intriguing.

Orchids also like to stand out from the crowd and do things their own way. These flowers don’t even need soil to grow! Instead, they attach themselves to trees or rocks and figure it out from there. While this plant is a little weird, people can’t help but fall in love with it’s unique beauty.

Pisces: Water Lily (February 20 – March 20)

Pisces are known for being dreamers and romantics that seem to float through life. They are in tune with feelings, which helps them form relationships with others.

The water lily floats through life much like the Pisces. Although they’re anchored to the bottom, they gently bob up and down while taking in the world around them.

Flowers for Each Chinese Zodiac Sign

While astrological zodiac signs are based on the Earth’s orbit around the sign, Chinese zodiac signs are based on the lunar calendar. This means that signs are based on individual years rather than months. Learning the flowers associated with each sign can help you pick out flowers for loved ones and provide inspiration for baby names from flowers.

Rat: Lily

Born in: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

Those born in the year of the rat are wise, crafty, and determined. They’ll appreciate the lily’s unique shape and big blooms.

Ox: Tulip

Born in: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

People born in the year of the ox are honest, determined, and loyal. The tulip’s ability to return year after year will speak to the ox’s characteristics.

Tiger: Anthurium

Born in: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Tigers are adventurous, charismatic, and enthusiastic individuals. They’ll love the alluring and long-lasting blooms of the anthurium.

Rabbit: Snapdragon

Born in: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

People born in the year of the rabbit are compassionate and gentle. The snapdragon’s interesting flowers speak to the rabbit’s clever nature.

Dragon: Hyacinth

Born in: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

As you might expect, those with a dragon sign are courageous and passionate. They’ll love the hyacinth’s strong scent and long-lasting blooms.

Snake: Orchid

Born in: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

The snake is a sly and wise creature with a great deal of intuition. Those born in the year of the snake fit in well with the orchid’s long stem and mesmerizing flowers.

Horse: Calla Lily

Born in: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

People born in the year of the horse are energetic, honest, and sometimes impatient. They’ll love the calla lily’s beautiful, bright blooms.

Sheep: Carnation

Born in: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Sheep are charming and compassionate creatures with a bit of a lazy side. The carnation’s romantic and gentle blooms fit right in with the sheep.

Monkey: Chrysanthemum

Born in: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Those born in the year of the monkey are confident, charming, and sometimes erratic. They’ll love the many petals present in chrysanthemum flowers.

Rooster: Gladiola

Born in: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Roosters are blunt, talented, and charming, much like the large blooms of the gladiola.

Dog: Rose

Born in: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

People with the dog sign are likable, protective, and helpful individuals. Their flower is the popular rose.

Pig: Hydrangea

Born in: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

People born in the year of the pig are intelligent, curious, and a bit gullible. They’ll love exploring the many petals of a hydrangea flower.

Learn More About Flower Symbolism

If you’d like to learn more about the meanings behind different flowers, check out flower symbolism in mythology. And if you’re looking for more ways to learn about what flowers relate to each person, learn about birth month flowers.

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