As we come into the last weeks of August, the last remnants of Leo’s fire are in the air. Leo’s lesson is often about being the light - shining, standing in your power and taking up space.
But for many, taking up space and being seen can be a very challenging place to be. We all have our own stories, experiences, and pains that have helped to mold our habits and behaviors - our coping mechanisms and our patterns.
Often, hiding feels safe. Shying away from the public eye, or even close family and friends, can be a way of “protection.”
However, what we are truly doing is “prevention.” We are preventing our growth. To grow we need the sun, and to be in the sun, requires us to step out of the shadow.
Welcome the fire with this healing plant ally, as you step out: Sunflower.
Sunflower is here to help you express yourself fully.
If you feel you are hiding, you can connect to Sunflower and let the light shine on you. Sunflower always turns its head to the sun - it seeks the nourishment that the light provides. In ancient times, Priestesses would wear and carry this for ceremonies as a power symbol for healing and the energy of the stomach and solar plexus. It helps you to see the truth of your life and bolsters your strength to be assertive, and Sunflower is also connected to fire, which helps things to transform quickly.
Sunflower can be used as oils, seeds, tinctures, dried, powder and can be ingested, energetic or topical. Here are some ways to work with this plant both physically and energetically.
Let yourself be inspired by this plant that has such a deep connection to the sun, whether it’s by using it in your food or wearing its colours.
What’s your favourite use of Sunflower?