The Floral Oracle by Catherine and Nagasiva Yronwode

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The Floral Oracle, Part One
The Floral Oracle, Part Two
The Floral Oracle, Part Three
The Floral Oracle, Part Four

In this installment of "Your Wate and Fate," we take a sneak-peek look at an upcoming page that will eventually be on display to the public. As a Patreon supporter, you have access to the page one full year before the public does.

  • Part One: Patreon Release Date: September 7th, 2022
  • Part One: Public Release Date: September 7th, 2023.
  • Part Two: Patreon Release Date: September 14th, 2022
  • Part Two: Public Release Date: September 14th, 2023.
  • Part Three: Patreon Release Date: November 7th, 2022
  • Part Three: Public Release Date: November 7th, 2023.
  • Part Four: Patreon Release Date: November 14th, 2022
  • Part Four: Public Release Date: November 14th, 2023.

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All of the material you have access to here -- the instructive booklets, the nostalgic business cards, the boldly graphic postcards, and all of the historical information researched and shared from the mind of the woman who is making it all happen -- can easily fit into one 8 x 10 foot room in an old Victorian farmhouse, but you would never see it without the investment of the time it takes to produce such a site and the caloric input such a site requires in the form of food for the writer, graphic designer, and database manager, as well as the US currency needed to pay for the computers, software applications, scanners, electricity, and internet connectivity that bring it out of that little room and into the world. So, as you can see, this site is the darling of many, and it is growing at a rapid rate ... but although it is "free," there also is a cost. Your financial support underwrites this cost.

Each new web page or sample pdf is circulated to Patrons as an unpublished galley proof or advance copy. After one year access for Patrons, each web page will be released to the public, while book pages will be available to the public as printed books, and copies will be sent to Patrons who subscribe at the upper two tiers.

Patrons have access to a Private Patreon sub-forum within the Lucky Mojo Forum, and will be accorded special Red Star Avatar badges at the Forum.

Floriography or The Language of Flowers

Hi, this is cat. As many of you know, nagasiva and i have been producing mini-ads that announce when i am online at Hoodoo Psychics.

(Wait. Stop. If you don't know about Hoodoo Psychics, it is the coolest psychic line on the internet. Go to right now and check it out. If you go to the Hoodoo Psychics Facebook page at facebook/com/hoodoopsychics and like it, you can sign up for a FREE PSYCHIC READING GIVEAWAY every Monday, and if you win, you can pick any Hoodoo Psychics reader you want, including me!)

Okay, so starting in October 2020, i made a commitment to go live on Hoodoo Psychics once a week. To let people know when i was available, i wrote, and siva photoshopped, one entry of floral symbolism each week, to fit the Facebook and Lucky Mojo Forum format. For research, i consulted my collection of antique 19th century floriography books and early 20th century floriographic postcards. This is an unusual project for us, since i am doing the writing and he is producing the art.

Through these ads we were able to give folks a taste of floriography and to promote my reading career at the same time.

In January 2021 i started an Instagram account.

In November 2021 i decided to go live on Hoodoo Psychics twice a week, and also to redesign the flower photos to fit the squarish Instagram format. The vertical Facebook images were reconfigured to fit the Instagram format, and some new flower texts and images were added

As it has turned out, Instagram hasn't done much for me -- 90% of my followers and friends find me through Facebook, the Lucky Mojo Forum, and our weekly radio show. The only good thing about IG is that cute little squarish layout, like an endless run of nine-patch quilt blocks.

By September 2022, we had more than 90 flowers and their meanings completed. It was while working on the latest week's text that i suddenly had the desire to publish the whole lot as a stand-alone project. I realized that if i took the Hoodoo Psychics ad material off the image and simply ran the name of the flower and a few keywords, followed by the informative text, i would have produced a teaching tool and fortune telling device in one item.

We released these text and image blocks via my Patreon account beginning that month in four weekly installments -- a total of more than 90 different flowers in all. This page is comprised of the more-or-less square forms (600 x 650 pixels at raw size), which were designed for use at Instagram. As you can see, each image has a block of type beneath it, approximately 100 words in length.

One year having passed, the four Patreon pages were compiled into one and released to the general public -- with our deepest thanks to the Patrons who made this project financial feasible.

I introduced this work on Floriography to the public with a tutorial on the Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour for April 2, 2023.

Tune in online to listen: Floriography with Catherine Yronwode

Beginning in October 2023, i increased my office hours at Hoodoo Psychics to include Mondays, which allowed us to add a new flower and its meaning every week. These new entries and their texts are uploaded to this web page on a weekly basis.

In January 2024 we passed 100 flowers.

A Symbolic Bouquet of Meaningful Blossoms

To Discuss This Patreon Page

This Patreon Bonus Page is part of the series titled "Your Wate and Fate." To discuss it with me and the Patreon community, please visit our Private Patreon Forum at

Thank you.

catherine yronwode
curator, historian, and docent
Your Wate and Fate

Special thanks to my dear husband and creative partner nagasiva yronwode for illustrations, scans, and clean-ups.