The Power of Flowers book deck set
Apple Blossom Flower Essence
Healing Properties: Apple blossom flower essence purifies the emotions, assists the body in ridding itself of poisons from the past, and restores hope to one’s inner life. The flower remedy goes to the ‘core’ healing, and opens one to the inner ‘star’ that resides within the heart. This essence has a way of purifying the aura so that one may bear the fruit of new dreams and aspirations. Apple blossom remedy connects one to the 'goddess' energies, the divine feminine, an extends one's pursuit toward abundance. It is a kind of inner health and a radiating glow of the soul.
Apple blossoms sparkle,
Like multitudes of tiny stars.
Teach me hope and faith, I pray,
So that I may offer your cosmic riches,
Each and every earthly day.
Latin: Malus communis
Color(s): White and Pink
Archetype: Astarte, Queen of the Stars. Astarte was the “true sovereign of the world,” perpetually destroying the old in order to give rise to the new. She ruled over all the stars in heavens, and as the mother of all star-children, gave birth to the mysterious prototype of the Virgin Mary.
Healing: You are offered a "star-filled" gift from the Apple Blossom. Astarte's association with Aphrodite and Venus, "the Morning Star," highlights the power of immense love and hope available to you during times of creative transformation. In Native American mythology, the Evening Star, wata-jis, heralds the emergence of the Starry Medicine Bowl in its full glory. Its presence is thought to offer a glimpse into the profound mysteries of life, death and rebirth. In many cultures, stars have come to represent hope, birth, and change. Astarte, for example, holds the golden star, while gazing with wonder into its magical depths, for she knows that the star is never stagnant. Five is the number of creative change, holding all potential within its holographic form. The star resides within the apple, a symbol of the feminine. Just as you must bite into an apple in order to expose its buried treasure, the star you must also go to the intuitive core of your psyche in order to re-imagine and create life anew. The star of hope that Astarte offers is not the whole answer, but in some elusive way, hope ushers in faith, and deep in our hearts we begin to believe that our "Morning Star will rise again."
The apple blossoms surrounding Astarte represent the flowering potential that is yours and yours alone. The medicine of the great Bowl of Stars surrounds you, as the cosmic canopy of lighted stars manifests visions of new hope. Deep in your own heart of hearts, lives the star Queen's love, rich and plentiful, helping you to cleanse your soul aura and emerge vibrant and healthy.