Who in this world of ours their eyes
In March first open shall be wise;
In days of peril firm and brave,
And wear a bloodstone to their grave.
March Birth Flower: Daffodil
It’s certainly appropriate that cheerful yellow flowers represent the first month of spring.
The daffodils are one of spring’s most recognizable flowers, known for their bright yellow and white petals. This birthday flower has origins in the Mediterranean, where it was grown by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Today, the daffodil is the most widely cultivated in Holland and Great Britain and there are over 13,000 hybrids of daffodils that range from yellow and white, to orange and pink. Varieties of daffodils, also known as jonquil, vary in color, featuring white, orange, and pale-yellow blooms.
The Latin name for daffodil is Narcissus, the Greek mythological character who loved himself too much. His arrogance ultimately led him to his death when he fell into the river and drowned in order to stare more closely at his own reflection. For this, daffodils can also be known as symbols of vanity. There are different cultures around the world in which the March flower holds deep meanings. In China, daffodils symbolize good luck and prosperity because they bloom around the time of the Chinese New Year. The daffodil is also the national flower of Wales and represents faithfulness due to its ability to rebloom year after year at the same time. The American Cancer Society uses the daffodil to represent hope for a cure. These little buds of sunshine symbolize unparalleled love and serve as a reminder that the sun is always shining when loved ones are in your life.
March Birthstone: Aquamarine and Bloodstone
Aquamarine is the official March birthstone. Derived from the Latin words aqua and maris, the aquamarine represents sea water. Legend is that aquamarines originally came from a mermaid’s jewelry box. It is said to bring pure love. It encourages a gentle nature nd personality of those who wear an aquamarine. If the stone turns darker or lighter, the stone indicates what is true and false. When it becomes almost white, it is said to warn against false friends.
Bloodstone or Heliotrope stones symbolize sympathy and humility. The name is derived from the Greek and means “turning the sun.” The Greeks perceived the stone as the connecting stone between the gods, men, and the earth. The Egyptians believed it to be a powerful protective stone. Some believed that the stone is shrouded in mystery with the legend that its red “drops” were the blood of Christ. As a result, the heliotrope became the holy protective stone of the crusaders. It is also called bloodstone.
March Zodiac Horoscope
According to the zodiac horoscope, both Pisces and Aries are born in March.
Pisces are known for their compassionate and intuitive nature. Pisces born in March are born between the 1st and the 20th. They are caring and nurturing and as a friend are always reliable. They are generous with their love; however, they expect the same in return. Their friendliness makes them excellent communicators and allows them to be surrounded by many different types of people. They are always forgiving and out of all the zodiac signs, they are the most tolerant.
Aries are known for their courage and determined nature. Aries born in March are born between the 21st and the 31st. They are extremely energetic beings, which in turn makes them passionate and enthusiastic. These same qualities can also make them impatient, impulsive, and short-tempered at times. They constantly seek movement and are very competitive when it comes to conquering challenges. In the workplace, they are known for their organizational skills and they excel at multi-tasking. They are instigators and are always the first to act and aren’t afraid of taking risks.
Famous Birthdays In March
• Albert Einstein, the father of modern physics, March 14
• Alexander McQueen, fashion designer, March 17th
• Adam Levine, singer and front man for Maroon 5, March 18
• Diana Ross, American soul recording artist, March 26