What Flower Represents Your Soul?

LIFESTYLE

By: Elisabeth Henderson

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Flowers have the potential to communicate much more than “Happy Mothers Day” or “I love you.” Since ancient times, flowers have been a secret language to communicate the states of the soul. In both the East and the West, flowers have been imbued with complex symbolism. This symbolism can be seen in mythology, folklore, Shakespearean literature and historical accounts. The appearance of a certain flower can be used to communicate a wide range of meanings, from “I’m in love with you, too,” to “I disdain your offer.” 

In addition to communicating feelings to other people, though, flowers hold rich symbolism for the different qualities that distinguish unique souls. The symbolism within flowers comes from an acquaintance with the life and appearance of the flower itself. Consider how the resilient life of a desert cactus blossom stands apart from that of a lush hibiscus flower, blooming in the abundant rains of a jungle. The scent and particular beauty of each flower grows out of the landscape and environment in which it flourishes. 

What environment cultivates your being to blossom? Do you thrive in a rocky desert mountain slope, or do you need ample water, sunshine and shade to open out in your full beauty? Tell us what makes you grow, and we’ll identify which flower represents your soul! 

What kind of weather makes you feel like going out for a brisk walk?

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How do you communicate your inner world?

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Which time of day does your soul resonate with most?

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If your soul had petals, what color would they be?

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When you have had a taxing week at work, how do you need to decompress?

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If a winter storm is forecast to blow in, what is your initial response?

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If you have a long distance to walk in to work from where you parked, where does your mind go?

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What do you see in a fiery sunset?

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What kind of home makes you feel most secure in your soul?

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If your soul were a landscape, what would it be?

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When you are at a casual gathering, where do you prefer to sit?

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Which room of the house fits your soul most snugly?

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What is the last reason that prompted you to buy flowers?

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How open are you to talking about your personal struggles?

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Which vacation destination sounds most soothing at a soul level?

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If you see a tree that strikes you as magnificent, how does your soul want to interact with it?

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Which body of water best mirrors your interior world?

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If you want to celebrate an occasion, how do you decorate your home?

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What kind of visual art communicates with your soul?

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What kind of exterior best matches the way you guard your soul?

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What kind of effect does your being seem to have on those who come in contact with you?

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What kind of care instructions would come with you if you came in a pot?

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If your soul needed a journey, what form of transportation would it take?

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What kind of interaction leaves you feeling fed in a deep way?

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How do you prefer to gather sustenance?

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How do you relate to a mysterious dream?

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Which fragrance most fills your soul?

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Which of the following would most quickly warm your soul?

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What kind of soil does your soul need in order to thrive?

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What time of year do you feel like you truly blossom as a person?

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