I just love flowers and the columbine is no exception. These blooms are from my flower garden and was compelled to create another design with them. I hope you enjoy it and everyone is staying healthy and happy!
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Affectionate Aspirations – columbines on a bed of archangel leaves.
The columbine has many meanings from love, desire, faith, winning and foolishness.
The columbine flower symbolizes love and is associated with the ancient Greeks and Roman goddess of love Aphrodite/Venus, the goddesses of love. It is also connected with the Norse goddess of love Freya. It is said in Swedish folklore that the blossoms were made into potion and given to arouse brides on their wedding night.
In Celtic legend the columbines were a portal from the spiritual world to this world.
Austrians associate the columbine with five doves in a circle because that is what they see looking at this flower.
In the Victorian era this flower was associated with winning and gifting this flower meant you were determined to win something or someone’s affections.
They symbolism of foolishness is derived from is looks of a court jester’s hat.
☯Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i. ☯
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