One beautiful creation story goes violets first blossomed when Gabriel told Mary also known by the title Viola Odorata meaning ‘Our Lady of Modesty,’ of her sons birth to come. Due to the way the violet came to be, this flower has, become an emissary for the energy of: modesty, being humble in nature and devotion
The Archangel Gabriel’s name means 'God is my strength’ and brings messages to humankind from the divine. Gabriel also brings aid in all areas related to children, helping during conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and child rearing.
Fascinatingly, the Greeks tell a similar story. Violets first came into being to protect one of Artemis’ nymphs, who like their mistress, had pledged to stay maidens. Out of compassion for her vows, Artemis turned her into a violet, to shelter her from the relentless pursuit of Apollo. This tale reinforces the energy of modesty and a devotional nature.
During the Middle Ages violets and their leaves went by the charming name ‘heart ease’. In the Victorian language of flowers, white meant modesty. Whereas, the color violet, expressed: my thoughts are occupied with love, coupled with the invitation, “dare to be happy with me”.
Key Energies: Delicate-love, affection, modesty, faith, nobility, intuition, dignity, mystical awareness, inspiration, spiritual passion, sovereignty, a patron flower for children.
As you read the description above know you are inviting all that violet is into yourself when you use this oil.