This post is a bit late (ha ha!), but it’s still September and today’s outfit is inspired by its birth flower, the Aster. The word aster is the Greek word for “star”, named for the shape of this flower. The star-shaped punctuation mark, asterisk, means “little star” in Greek. Although asters resemble daisies, they’re actually related to sunflowers.
Asters symbolize elegance and refinement. Asters were also placed on the graves of French soldiers and thus, symbolizes “the yearning for an end to battle”. These star-shaped flowers were also used to predict the weather – their petals would close when it was about to rain. A common nickame for asters are “Michaelmas Daisies”. They were named this because the blooming of this flower occurs at “the same time as the feast of St. Michael”.
ASTER INFO & SYMBOLISM
TITLE: Michealmas Daisy
TYPES: Over 180 species including the New England, New York, and China Aster
ORIGIN: North America, Europe, and Asia
COLORS: White, red, pink, purple, blue, and lavender – all with yellow centers
ZODIAC SIGN: Libra (September 24 – October 23)
USES: Used to make red wine, and to treat snakebites, reduce fever and inflammation, and to treat skin problems
SECONDARY BIRTH FLOWER: Morning Glory
Here’s what I wore: layers, layers, layers! Everything is long, flowy, and black. The lace duster and skull necklace complete the look. Every article of clothing was purchased on Amazon.
Here’s my makeup. The weather is getting cooler, so I went for heavy makeup this time. It’s a bit messy, but the marking on my forehead is in the shape of a 4-pointed star:
Today is the last day of September, which means Halloween will be here in one month. Woo hoo! I don’t know what I’ll be doing for Halloween, but I need to think fast. Halloween is on a Monday this year (bleh!), but I’m sure there’ll be weekend activities to celebrate the best holiday of the year.
Love & Shimmies,
ATS® dance move (slow): Sahra Turn