ALLIE'S HORTISCOPES

With a passion for horticulture and a love of the cosmos, our in house astrologer Allie is your go-to gal for weekly 'hortiscopes'!  Check-in here every Monday for the dirt!

Cancer  

Power Plant - Butterfly Weed  Asclepias tuberosa

With the new moon in Cancer this week, fresh new beginnings and transformations are suddenly on the horizon for you.  It is also a time for you to blossom socially, so spread those wings, honeychild!  Hone the spirit of the Bufferfly Weed, which derives its name from the swarms of butterflies that are attracted to the plant for its vibrant orange color and its copious production of nectar.  This is your time to shine and go for what you want!  Let all of those butterflies come swarming and give you the praise and encouragement that you’re ready for!

 

Leo

Power Plant -  Wintergreen  Gaultheria procumbens

In traditional folklore, the Wintergreen is known for its ability to soothe fears and calm the nerves.  It also symbolizes coolness, calmness, and refreshment.  This will be very helpful this week, sweet leo, as you can expect a strong need for quiet time and introspection.  I encourage you to take a break and reflect on what is and isn’t working for you.  Make yourself a cup of wintergreen tea and focus on being kind to yourself while you sort out your priorities.

 

Virgo  

Tenacious Tree - Dogwood  Cornus sanguinea

The Dogwood tree symbolizes charm and finesse.  With the new moon falling in your 11th house, there has never been a better time for social networking!  You could potentially meet someone this week that could change your life.  Wowy-zowy!  You are almost literally a walking Cornus sanguinea -- and you had better rock it!  Don’t hold back, whether it’s charming your boss, your next potential business partner, or that crush that you’ve been too shy to pursue.  There’s never been a better time to spread your branches and go for it!

 

Libra 

Power Plant - Bamboo

This week is all about growing in your career and enhancing your reputation for professional success.   Just like bamboo, you are strong and resilient.  Nothing can stop you from the success that you deserve, as long as you keep putting your best foot forward!  Not to mention, there are adorable pandas that surround this plant.  I hope that the same kind of adorableness surrounds you this week!

 

Scorpio  

Power Plant - Clover  Trifolium

The idiom “to be (or to live) in clover” comes to mind, as it means to live a life of ease, comfort, and prosperity.  This week, you’ve got life down on pat!  Enjoy it and take the time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the life that you’ve built for yourself!  Things are going your way, you lucky duck!

 

Sagittarius  

Power Flower - Field Tulip 

Tulips, long after they're cut, continue to grow and move with the sheer power of oxygen and water.  You can put a tulip in water before bed and wake up to it having grown up to an inch overnight.  Now THAT’S incredible!  These stems are malleable when it comes to what they want, they're rebellious, and can be a floral designer's loving pain in the neck!  Just like you this week, my feisty sag, you are going rogue and looking beautiful while you're at it.  Keep doing you!  Rebellion looks good on you.  And maybe throw a tulip in your hair for added inspiration.

 

Capricorn 

Power Plant - Strawberry  Fragaria

In traditional folklore, the strawberry is a symbol of love, temptation, passion, and rewarded effort.  Ooh!  This ties in with where the moon is at for you this week, as it’s  the perfect time to start a new love partnership or spice up your current relationship.  Love is in the air, you sexy goat you!  Get yourself some chocolate covered strawberries and enjoy the seductive fruit of this plant while getting your sexy on!

 

Aquarius  

Tenacious Tree - California Sycamore  Platanus racemosa

This is a great time to explore a new talent or switch up your career path.  Take yourself on a nice hike this week and have a picnic under a California Sycamore!  This tree represents growth, persistence, strength, and endurance.  It’s also the perfect tree to provide the right amount of shade under the sun, giving you the perfect spot to ponder what next venture you’d like to embark on.  I recommend packing the ‘Stupid Eggplant’ sandwich from Ike’s (Christina’s favorite!) for your picnic.  Yum!

 

Pisces 

Power Flower - Hibiscus

Hibiscus symbolizes beauty and fertility and this week you are absolutely glowing!  Don’t be surprised if you attract someone into your life that takes your breath away.  You have “it” and everyone around you is noticing!  Hibiscus flowers are native to warm temperature, sub-tropical, and tropical regions.  Just like this vibrant flower, you should get out there and bask in the sun!  Throw on a cute swimsuit, hit the beach, and enjoy the summer!  It’s your time to shine. 

 

Aries  

Tenacious Tree - Eucalyptus 

This tree is very special.  Not only is it resilient and strong, but it’s known in folklore to be an incredibly protective and nurturing tree.  I chose it for you this week, Aries, because you’re killing it in your domestic and work life!  You are a source of strength and inspiration to others.  This tree is also responsible for keeping our koala friends happy!  I encourage you to watch videos of koala’s eating eucalyptus to keep the good energy flowing!

 

Taurus  

Power Flower - Verbena 

Verbena has been used for centuries to boost energy, strength, and heart rates.  Get yourself some verbena tea or get a bunch of it in a vase for your nightstand!  The creative juices are flowing and it’s the perfect time to start a new big project.  My advice to you is to stay organized, healthy, and self-motivate!  You’re going to be creating some amazing stuff!

 

Gemini  

Power Flower - Lotus  Nelumbo nucifera

The Lotus flower symbolizes intellect, mental energies, and illumination.  These are all of the tools that you’ll need to get to that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  Now is the time to make some scratch by using your talents in a new and innovative way!  The universe is in your corner when it comes to making that money, chasing that paper, earning that scrillah!  Get it, gurl!

 

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