|Wood Anemone Fairy by Margaret Tarrant|
Yesterday, I found two anemones standing in the vase on the table – one dark pink, the other violet. Whenever new flower appears in my life or in my house, I always take it as a message from the angels. Flowers are beautiful in themselves, but I am very aware of their deeper meaning or symbolism as well.
Anemone is derived from the Greek for "windflower". In mythology, it is said the anemone sprung from the tears of Aphrodite as she mourned the death of her love, Adonis.
In folklore the anemone is believed to bring luck and protection against evil (=negativity, wrong doing).
The flower is said to advise us about coming rain by closing its petals, and fairies were believed to sleep beneath the petals of the wood anemone during the night after they closed at sunset.