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Zephyranthes morrisclintae

Your Healing Challenges

  • For the after-effects of violent anger.
  • For after-shock of arguments, verbal and physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence.
  • For the shock of bad news.
  • For sudden loss of a loved one.
  • To resolve shocks from the past.
  • For emergencies, especially to do with children.
  • For the trauma of an accident.
  • For the after-effects of rape, forced sexual act.
  • For animals in trauma.

Your Healing Outcomes

  • For calm after an emotional storm.
  • Restores a peaceful heart.
  • Brings back balance to a household after trauma, or domestic violence, especially if sprayed.
  • Useful for new mums.
  • Cleanses the inner house after the invasion of rape.


Zephyranthes is a genus of about seventy species in the Amaryllis family. Common names for species in this genus include fairy lily, rainflower, zephyr lily, magic lily and rain lily. The name Zephyranthes comes from Zephyrus, the god of the west wind in Greek mythology. Therefore, one translation for a common name might be Westwind Flower. The west wind presumably brings rain that these plants revel in.

Foliage in the wild is often ephemeral. Leaf color is a bright grassy green.

The flower is pink with an erect stalk supporting the flower, which may be upward facing or slightly nodding. Funnel-shaped, the flowers have six petals and are reminiscent of a crocus. They have no fragrance. Flowering typically lasts only for a day or two, but new flowers may appear in a succession of blooms, especially during humid or rainy weather. They bloom with flushes of blossoms after rainstorms, hence one of the common names, Rain Lilies. Other names applied to the Rain Lilies are Fairy Lilies because of their diminutive stature and ephemeral nature, Pink Lady because of their elegant appearance or Storm Lilies because they appear to be persuaded to bloom as much by cyclonic changes in barometric pressures as by rainfall itself. Storm Lilies flower far better if natural rainfall triggers the bloom — they are not fooled by a mere garden hose.

Doctrine of Signatures

Storm Lilies appear like magic after a storm or summer rains. In a warm climate like South East Queensland, they are likely to bloom any time of the year after a downpour.

They have six petals (six is for domestic harmony), five anthers (five relates to the heart) and one stamen.

Storms vent their fury with a passion, creating violence and destruction that shatters the peace. They wreak a path of destruction in their wake, acting out their wrath with a passion. They are harbingers of change, for good or evil. In their aftermath, the silence can be deafening and numbing, providing a quiet space for healing and licking of wounds.

These little flowers appear like the calm after a storm, nurturing the space. The more violent the storm, the more speedily they pop their little faces out to the sun and bathe in its brilliant calm, soaking up the life force and revitalising.


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