Houseplant Horoscope 2022
Uniquely Analyzed and Predicted by Sarah Mayer
I don't know about you, but I love referring to my Zodiac sign when it comes to decision making! Decisions about birthstones, birth flowers, horoscopes and numbers, to name a few! The art of using Astrology goes all the way back to Babylon, almost 3,000 years ago, with the introduction of horoscopes and the use of constellations. Don’t get me started on constellations, they’re just amazing! Astrology is the practice of following the skies to make predictions about life here on Earth. Looking to the ether is inherent in the human experience and is the oldest guide for decision making.
Since early human history, we have observed the cyclical growing seasons of plants and the way that seasonal change can affect all things. Feeling sad with the loss of the sun, feeling the pull of the moon on the ocean tides, hibernation and weather. The Solstices and Equinoxes are a measure of the seasons of change and are reminders of this cycle. There are endless connections we have with the Universe; a strange relationship that can’t be ignored between plants and humans from an astrological perspective. We express the same elements and energies that in turn connect us with nature and the entire Milky Way.
Therefore, every person has a unique corresponding flora that expresses the same energy resonance and vibe in relation to the Zodiac. Some with positive energy and possibly some with negative. Combining plants with astrology, whether or not you believe in what the stars have to say, can be a fun tool in making choices.
Use my interpretation of the Zodiac to select a unique personalized gift for someone or for yourself. This can be a source when buying plants for your own home, and If you are feeling up to the challenge, try creating a Zodiac garden by displaying a plant from every sign. This is meant as a fun activity to explore your inner connection to this planet and the energy that connects us to Mother Nature around you.
Spring Equinox March 20
Aries - The Ram (March 21- April 19)
Aries is a Fire sign ruled by Mars signifying plants that usually have thorns or prickles with strong tendencies. They are enticing yet fiery, creative and passionate and honest.
Taurus - The Bull (April 20 - May 20)
Fiddle Leaf Fig
Taurus is an Earth sign ruled by Venus. Venus represents desire and beauty. Steady in its growth, patient and charming. They have a strong desire to grow taller, which can lead to intense neediness, shown by the dropping of leaves when it's sad. Hates big changes, like a new pot.
Gemini - The Twins (May 21 - June 20)
String of Pearls
Gemini is an Air sign ruled by Mercury. Finely divided leaves or stems usually symbolize the twins with a curious mind. Very adaptable and youthful. Clever in their growth, crawling and vining with never a dull moment. Argumentative and challenging at times.
Summer Solstice June 21
Cancer - The Crab (June 21 - July 22)
Cancer is a water sign and ruled by the Moon. These plants have soft Moon shaped leaves and contain a lot of moisture. Intuitive, imaginative, sensitive. A home body that loves love. Water them regularly and they will reproduce and create so many babies! A plant meant to be shared with friends.
Leo - Lion (July 23 - August 22)
Leo is a Fire sign ruled by the Sun. Heart shaped leaves symbolize the Lion. With its familiar red flower signifying loyalty, proudness and generosity. It Exudes a big personality and wants to stand out. Luxurious.
Virgo - The Maiden (August 23 - September 22)
Virgo is an Earth sign ruled by the planet Mercury whose plants have perfectly fine leaves, identical in shape and orderly. Ferns are delicately designed. Meticulous, supportive and analytical. A million little leaves with beautiful spacial awareness.
Autumn Equinox September 22
Libra - The Scales (September 23 - October 22)
Libra is an Air sign ruled by the planet Venus. Venus is the planet of beauty and love. The peace lily offers the balance sought by Libra with its white bloom standing tall like a truce. Showing confidence and strength in a crowd all while exuding aesthetic perfection. (Need care tips for your peace lily? We've got you covered here).
Scorpio - The Scorpion (October 23 - November 21)
Scorpio is a Water sign ruled by both Mars and Pluto. Scorpio’s plants are found in remote places. The begonias painted and rare leaves are magnetic, offering a mystical quality and uniqueness. Its look pulls you in and dares you love it, though sometimes hard to do.
Sagittarius - The Centaur Archer (November 22 - December 21)
Sagittarius is a Fire sign ruled by the planet Jupiter. Just like the archer, these plants tend to be fairly large and sharp. The snake plant is straight-forward and smart, offering a philosophical presence. Friendliest and easiest plant to grow, you can find care tips here.
Winter solstice December 21
Capricorn - The Goat (December 22 - January 19)
Capricorn is an Earth sign ruled by Saturn. Its knobby or woody trunk shows confidence like the horned goat and lives long lives with slow growth. It's ambitious and is a practical plant. Always appearing old and wise.
Aquarius - The Waterbearer (January 20 - February 18)
Aquarius is an Air sign ruled by Uranus. The Water-bearer’s odd plants will often grow in unusual places. Air plants or tillandsia grow independent of soil in tree tops. They are altruistic, and intelligent.
Pisces - The Fish (February 19 - March 20)
Aloe Vera Plant
Pisces is a Water sign ruled by Jupiter and Neptune. These plants are youthful in appearance, yet old in age. Consisting of much moisture like the ocean. Pisces are compassionate, artistic, and dreamers, always fantasizing.
No matter your sign, plants bring positive energy and fresh air to your home. Check out our current collection of houseplants, pruners and plant fertilizers here. Can you see yourself with the plant that matches your sign?