Discover the Secret Language of Flowers with Botanical Inspirations Deck
Flowers have always been a source of beauty, inspiration and symbolism in different cultures. In Victorian England, flowers were used to convey specific meanings and messages, especially in the coy rituals of courtship. Each flower had a hidden language that could express emotions, sentiments and wishes.
If you are fascinated by the secret language of flowers, you might want to check out the Botanical Inspirations Deck & Book Set by Lynn Araujo. This charming gift set brings together the stunning artwork of Pierre-Joseph RedoutÃ, a famous flower painter from the 18th and 19th centuries, with thoughtful quotations and affirmations that allude to the symbolism of each flower.
The Botanical Inspirations Deck consists of 44 cards, each featuring a different flower and its meaning. For example, the card of the rose symbolizes love, beauty and passion, while the card of the iris symbolizes faith, wisdom and hope. The cards are beautifully illustrated with RedoutÃ's exquisite watercolor paintings, which capture the delicate details and colors of each flower.
The accompanying guidebook provides more information and insight about each flower, as well as narrative vignettes culled from history, mythology, lore and legend. You will learn about the origin, history and folklore of each flower, as well as its medicinal, culinary and magical uses. You will also find inspirational messages and affirmations that relate to the theme of each flower.
The guidebook also includes a fold-out guide to the secret language of flowers, which you can use as a quick reference or a fun tool to create your own floral messages. You can also use the cards for meditation, divination or simply as a reminder of the beauty and wisdom of nature.
The Botanical Inspirations Deck & Book Set comes in a sturdy floral box with a drawstring organza pouch to store your cards. It is a perfect gift for yourself or anyone who loves flowers and their meanings. Whether you want to express your feelings, seek guidance or simply enjoy the artistry of RedoutÃ's paintings, this deck will inspire you with its botanical beauty and insights.How to use the Botanical Inspirations Deck
There are many ways to use the Botanical Inspirations Deck for guidance, inspiration and enjoyment. Here are some suggestions:
Draw one card per day and use it as a meditation and inspiration source. You can write down your thoughts and feelings in a journal, or simply reflect on the message and meaning of the flower and the quotation. You can also look up more information about the flower in the guidebook or online.
Draw two cards to shed light on a specific situation or issue. The card on the left is the main thing you need to focus on, the key advice to overcome. The card on the right will show you the outcome, the new strength that this first advice will give you. This second card is the virtue you need to attain to overcome the situation.
Draw three cards for a past-present-future reading. The card on the left represents the past influences or lessons that have shaped your current situation. The card in the center represents the present situation or challenge that you are facing. The card on the right represents the future outcome or potential that you can achieve.
Draw four cards for a four elements reading. The card on the top represents the element of fire, which relates to your passion, creativity and action. The card on the right represents the element of air, which relates to your thoughts, communication and logic. The card on the bottom represents the element of water, which relates to your emotions, intuition and relationships. The card on the left represents the element of earth, which relates to your material, physical and practical aspects.
Draw five cards for a five-pointed star reading. The card in the center represents your core self or essence. The card on the top represents your highest aspiration or goal. The card on the upper right represents your strengths or talents. The card on the lower right represents your challenges or obstacles. The card on the lower left represents your opportunities or resources. The card on the upper left represents your advice or guidance.
You can also create your own spreads or layouts based on your intuition or preference. You can use the cards alone or in combination with other decks, such as tarot or lenormand cards. You can also use the cards for creative purposes, such as writing, drawing or crafting.
The Botanical Inspirations Deck is a versatile and beautiful tool that can help you connect with nature, yourself and others. By exploring the secret language of flowers, you can discover new insights and inspirations that will enrich your life. aa16f39245