Flower Meanings - Foxglove
A dear friend and I brought a foxglove home. We just bought it because it was cool looking. Little did we know the thing was utterly enchanting. And I mean that on many levels. Firstly, it was intoxicating for bees. This is big juju in my book, because I believe bees are a sign of productivity, teamwork, and successful projects. Given my mindset, imagine how thrilled I was to see the foxglove enticing all those lovely bees, and reminding me of good connections/success! Rock on!
The foxglove was also enchanting for its sheer beauty. I sat on the front porch admiring the thing for hours. It just captured my attention, and held me spellbound. I mean, it's an impressive flower system, and I just couldn't take my eyes off it.
Flower meanings aren't just about the flower - they're also about the energy they attract. The bees were awesome, but when I saw the hummingbirds flock to the foxglove, I was over the moon with excitement! Hummingbirds remind me of my energy, and they also encourage productivity. That summer had me producing a lot of new articles for this website. I believe I have foxglove to thank for that. Why? Because of her charm. She lured in bees, hummingbirds, and good energy. She made it easier for me to give, produce, connect and be engaged.
So, I did some research into the flower meanings of foxglove. I read a lot of sources. I love Ted Andrews. His book, Nature Speak describes the foxglove as a kind of magnet for fairies. Andrews' even refers to this plant as a "Faerie Lantern". So cool! Maybe the fairy connection is true. I don't know. But I wouldn't be surprised. The plant itself seems rather magical and imbued with fairy dust to me. Was it foxglove fairies that got my rear in gear, and helped me write dozens of new articles on the website that summer? Not sure. But I'd like to think so. :)
We can gain more flower meanings from the foxglove by observing its physical makeup. For example, it's a very erect plant. Its flowers move skyward in a proud up-shoot. It's as if the foxglove must be noticed, and it will reach the highest of heights to be seen, loved and appreciated. We as humans can relate to that. We all have loveliness we'd like to show the world. Maybe it's the stuff we're most proud of like our kids or our accomplishments. Foxglove reminds us that it is totally OK to raise our goodies high for inspection. When it comes to good work, and grand achievement - we don't have to be modest. Take a look at a foxglove in bloom. Does it look modest? Me thinks not! So raise up your successes. Lift up your achievements. Receive righteous praise for good work done!
Lean on foxglove when you're feeling blue. It will energize you. Contemplate foxglove when your group projects go sour - its energy will heal rifts and unify your team. Meditate with foxglove when you need a reminder of how glorious you are. Stand tall. Be proud. You are amazing - and foxglove is a reflection of your magnificence.
As always, thank you for reading.
May all your foxglove encounters be bolstering and bright.
An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings
Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.
This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."
Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)
As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!