Cheralyn Darcey

Botanical Explorer & Natural History Artist and Author

Cheralyn Darcey is a botanical alchemist, organic gardener, independent natural history scholar, artist, educator and the author of several books and oracle decks of nature magick, folklore, witchcraft and ethnobotanical traditions. Inspired by her pagan family upbringing and her passion for nature and magick, her work focuses on the spiritual, cultural, therapeutic and physical connections between humans and plants.

Her publications include three flower reading oracle decks which bring the Language of Flowers through the Doctrine of Signatures alive: ‘The Australian Wildflower Reading Cards’, ‘Flower Reading Cards’, ‘Flowers of the Night Oracle’. A flower affirmation deck for daily guidance: ‘Flower Petals’. Two Australian Wildflower mandala style colouring books: Florasphere Calm and ‘Florasphere Inspire’. Her book ‘Flowerpaedia, 1,000 flowers and their meanings’ presents a language translator for the Language of Flowers complete with correspondence lists to find flowers to match sentiments, ritual use and occasions.

A popular presenter at Mind Body Spirit festivals, libraries, museums and events, Cheralyn weaves the ancient magick and folklore of our gardens and our passion for the wilds of nature into workshops and talks to inspire renewed care for our land while finding personal guidance, inspiration and support in plants.

Her artwork has been featured in galleries and art prizes across Australia and the USA including The Australian Museum and Manly Art Gallery. Cheralyn was an Environmental Artist in Residence during the International Conference of Eco Ideas 2011 and has a long association with many Environmental organisations creating eco artworks, educational workshops and presentations as well as working as an administration volunteer.

Cheralyn has a regular segment on ABC Radio Australia ‘Flower of the Fortnight’ exploring the botanical history, gardening, myths and therapeutic facets of flowers. She has been a guest on Australian national tv and radio including Studio Ten, 2UE, Her organic vegetable, magickal herb and flowers gardens have been featured in Good Organic Gardening Magazine and she has been featured in many publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, many regional newspapers, Yours Magazine, ABC Gardening Australia, Air Asia Inflight, Country Style, Harpers Bazaar, Elle.

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RECENT EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS

2014 Warringah Art Prize & Exhibition, Waste to Art ~ finalist Brookvale

2012 “Together” solo exhibition Complete, Manly
Warringah Art Prize & Exhibition, Waste to Art ~ finalist Brookvale

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 The Language of Plants, Flowers & Botanical Alchemy with Cheralyn Darcey

The Language of Plants, Flowers & Botanical Alchemy with Cheralyn Darcey

There is a powerful intelligence within nature that is so profound, eye opening, and an absolute pleasure to explore which is what Lion Heart Podcats does in this podcast with Cheralyn Darcey.

Talking Garden with Cheralyn Darcey

Talking Garden with Cheralyn Darcey

Join Cheralyn on her CoastFM Radio and Podcast show 39;The Language of Plants'. This week she was talking all things Drought and how to ensure your garden is ready for next summer.  To listen click >> Tips to Drought-Proof Your Garden

Flower Petals Inspiration Deck Review: By Wicked Moonlight

Flower Petals Inspiration Deck Review: By Wicked Moonlight

Wondering how our 39;Flower Petals' inpiration deck could help guide your divination or offer everyday guidance? Then you'll love to watch Wicked Moonlight guide us through her favourite aspects of this deck and how she utilises the guidance from botanical alchemist Cheralyn Darcey.  Remind yourself of life's beauty through the hidden meaning of flowers and the symbolic connection they share with us.

Magickal Herb Oracle Review

Magickal Herb Oracle Review

Are you a native of Portuguese? Then you'll love this review of Cheralyn Darcey's Magickal Herb Oracle with Natasha, of Sementes da Alma. Walk through the realm of magickal herbs and their botanical and spiritual language.

Magickal Herb Oracle Review | MavenUnmasked

Magickal Herb Oracle Review | MavenUnmasked

Ever wanted to stroll through a magickal garden and discover the most precious herbs and plants of the spiritual realm? Have you ever been fascinated by herbal remedies and their healing, spiritual and botanical properties? MavenUnmasked opens the new deck by Cheralyn Darcey and relays her first impressions of this unique and intruiging oracle.

The Best Plants and Flowers for Your Office

The Best Plants and Flowers for Your Office

How Do you Find the Best Plants and Flowers for Your Office? Plants and flowers should always be included in workspace environments as they bring what is our natural human daylight living state, the outdoors, to us.

New titles in the Spellbook Series

New titles in the Spellbook Series

New titles in the Spellbook Series

Book Review: The Book of Herb Spells

Book Review: The Book of Herb Spells

Cheralyn Darcey’s “The Book of Herb Spells” is a delightful addition to any witch’s library. Cheralyn Darcey is a popular author and botanical artist from Sydney, Australia. She is an organic gardener a frequent presenter on ABC Radio and guest on TV.

What Your Favourite Flower Says About You

What Your Favourite Flower Says About You

What your favourite flower says about you By Cheralyn Darcey | 20 August 2018 The Language of Flowers has spoken throughout time to help us share the joys of our celebrations, whispered softly words of comfort in times of need, been our romantic messengers and illuminated pathways of healing to flower and plant-based modalities.

Healing and Communicating Using The Language of Flowers

Healing and Communicating Using The Language of Flowers

Healing and Communication Using The Language of Flowers How we can fully benefit from our relationship with nature, and in turn assist her, is by understanding plant meanings. Flowers and plants describe the attributes that they hold through their form, function and behaviour.

Cheralyn Talks Flower Meanings with Transformation Talk Radio

Cheralyn Talks Flower Meanings with Transformation Talk Radio

As Flowepaedia starts to grow its roots into America, Cheralyn is blasting through with more and more interviews, sharing the language and power of plants. Download the latest podcast between Cheralyn and Pat Daccili, host of The Dr.

First Reveal of the latest Spellbooks by Cheralyn Darcey

First Reveal of the latest Spellbooks by Cheralyn Darcey

Have a little wander through the new-age garden and into two of the latest books from Botanical Explorer and artist, Cheralyn Darcey, with The Book of Flower Spells and The Book of Herb Spells.

Flowerpaedia: Flowers for Every Star Sign

Flowerpaedia: Flowers for Every Star Sign

The language of flowers shares with us the meanings of flowers and we have used this information for centuries to not only better understand our natural environment, but also ourselves.

Flowerpaedia - by the Organic Gardener

Flowerpaedia - by the Organic Gardener

A beautiful, delicate-looking annual with feathery blue-green leaves, love-in-a-mist Nigella damascena) reaches about 50cm in height and despite it’s looks is surprisingly tough and easy to grow. It's looking fabulous in my garden right now, but can be grown from the tropics in winter) to cold temperate regions thriving in most soils as long as they are well-drained.

Flower Reading Cards Review by: The Bohemianess

Flower Reading Cards Review by: The Bohemianess

Flower Reading Cards is a beautiful book and card set by Flower Therapist Cheralyn Darcey and Rockpool Publishing.   The Cards The 36 cards and book are housed in a sturdy box that closes magnetically.

How To Send The Right Flowers For Every Occasion / Harpers Bazaar Online

How To Send The Right Flowers For Every Occasion / Harpers Bazaar Online

When a flower-worthy occasion arises, it's usually equally as important as it is last minute.  You want to send a thoughtful bunch, but choosing the perfect fleurs for the occasion can be tricky, especially if your knowledge of flowers isn't great, or the person you're sending them to doesn't have a favourite bouquet.  To make the process more meaningful and less stressful, we asked Cheralyn Darcey, the author of Flowerpaedia, a new A-Z reference guide of flowers and their meanings, to give us the lowdown on which flowers are fitting for every circumstance.

Make the hidden language of flowers work for you

Make the hidden language of flowers work for you

A LITTLE girl trying to grow flowers on Earth after they have all died is the crux of an Aboriginal story about the creation of the flannel blossom. The Sydney north shore native plant is also one of author Cheralyn Darcey's favourite flowers.

Flower Reading Cards reviewed

Flower Reading Cards reviewed

OMG you HAVE to get these incredibly beautiful and accurate cards by Cheralyn Darcey into your life right NOW! Flower Reading Cards Reviewed by the New Age Hipster.  For more information and updates on the New Age Hipster go to: https://www.facebook.com/newagehipster333 http://www.newagehipster.co/ FREE E-BOOK: http://www.newagehipster.co/free

Flower Reading Cards -Review

Flower Reading Cards -Review

Flower Reading Cards by Cheralyn Darcey Reviewed by Nathan Ho   The “Flower Reading Cards” are the second set of beautiful, colourful and inspiring flower-based cards from Cheralyn Darcey. As both the author and the artist, Cheralyn has successfully captured the essence of a selected 36 variations of flowers and has represented them in a way that can change the way that we think about and interact with the flowers that fill the gardens, homes and landscapes of our lives.

Introducing the Flower Reading Cards

Introducing the Flower Reading Cards

Introduction to the Flower Reading Cards by Cheralyn Darcey

FLORASPHERE OPENING by the author

FLORASPHERE OPENING by the author

The author of the Florasphere Colouring books, Cheralyn Darcey open the preview copies of the book

Florasphere Colouring Book comes to life

Florasphere Colouring Book comes to life

Cheralyn Darcey Thrifty Coloring In

The meaning of Australian Wildflowers - Emu Bush

The meaning of Australian Wildflowers - Emu Bush

Author of the Australian Wildlflower reading cards talks about the meaning of Emu Bush anAustralian Wildflower

Australian Wildflower Reading Cards Review

Australian Wildflower Reading Cards Review

Austalian Wildflower Reading Cards Video Review by New Age Hipster For more information and updates on the New Age Hipster go to: https://www.facebook.com/newagehipster333 http://www.newagehipster.co

Wildflower Reading Cards reviewed: Vibrant images and powerful wisdom

Wildflower Reading Cards reviewed: Vibrant images and powerful wisdom

Fresh as a flower and just as vibrant, the colorful 44 cards of the Australian Wildflower Reading Cards are reproduced well from hand-crafted ink prints that have been painted with colors.

Flower Essences and the Australian Wildflower Reading Cards

Flower Essences and the Australian Wildflower Reading Cards

Flower Essences and the Australian Wildflower Reading Cards with author and artist Cheralyn Darcey

An introduction to Flower Reading

An introduction to Flower Reading

Often it is hard to identify flowers for flower reading, but here is one way to connect with basic meanings and begin exploring for yourself while you develop a closer relationship and and understanding of the environment around you.  In this short Video Blog Rockpool author Cheralyn Darcey shares with you some insights into Flower Reading and the language of Flowers

SAY WHAT YOU REALLY MEAN WITH FLOWERS THIS VALENTINES DAY

SAY WHAT YOU REALLY MEAN WITH FLOWERS THIS VALENTINES DAY

If you love someone, you give them red roses because that is what red roses mean, love. While this is true, roses are not the only flower which hold a meaning.

Flower Reading with Cheralyn Darcey

Flower Reading with Cheralyn Darcey

Fairy Fan Flower Scaevola aemula) is featured in the Australian Wildflower Reading Cards. Cheralyn Darcey is the author and artist of this, the first of her traditional Flower Reading Decks.  In this short clip Cheralyn will take you through a quick reading and share with you some more information about this particular flower and its properties.

An Interview with Cheralyn Darcey Author and Artist of Australian Wildflower Reading Cards

An Interview with Cheralyn Darcey Author and Artist of Australian Wildflower Reading Cards

Extracted with permission from An interview by Alternative Spirit Magazine Spring 2014" Q. Why did you choose Oracle cards as a platform to publish your artwork rather than more traditional means? A: I have been an Oracle and Tarot Reader all of my life, my Mum is a Reader, so I can’t really say exactly when I began, but I’ve read professionally since I was 17 years of age.

Australian Wildflower Review

Australian Wildflower Review

Today I visited the wonderful Environmental Artist Spiritual Healer Cheralyn Darcey. I've know Cheralyn for quite a long time and it's very interesting to see how her journey has taken shape and has at currently evolved into an amazing combination of the best of many of her skilled trades.

Australian Wildflower Reading Cards Video Blog

Australian Wildflower Reading Cards Video Blog

An introduction to the Australian Wildflower Reading Cards from the lovely author and illustrator Cheralyn Darcey.  We hope you enjoy the video and sample reading by the author