January 12, 2012

Banana Yucca

If the Agave is a masculine desert plant, the Banana Yucca plant is the feminine counterpart. A much softer, gentler version of the Agave, Yucca has historically been used as food, medicine and even soap and shampoo, as the juice from roots is soporific (sudsy). The stringy fibers of the Yucca leaves were traditionally used for making rope, sandals, baskets and cloth.

Common in the Southwestern desert in the U.S., the Banana Yucca is a seemingly quiet and humble plant, with its sage green pointers reaching out for the sun. It blends into the landscape – until it blooms – when gorgeous stalks rise up toward the sky, showering down a mass of creamy white flowers that look like bells. If you gaze up into the flower from below, you’ll see a beautiful star hidden away in the center of the flower.

Banana Yucca close up

Metaphorically the shape of the flower reflects its superpower, as one of it’s main special qualities is to unleash hidden potential {the star} within each of us. We all have talents, yet oftentimes we are talented in areas that we may not even be aware of yet. Banana Yucca helps us unearth these hidden talents and have a stronger sense of purpose about our lives.

Along with helping us experience a deeper understanding of our abilities and capabilities, Banana Yucca dissolves any shyness or insecurity we have around our skills and abilities magnifying conviction, perseverance and sense of support. We are able to make great leaps and bounds in our progress – with Banana Yucca we even surprise ourselves with what we’re capable of.

A theme common of many of the newly emerging flower elixirs of today is Banana Yucca’s quality of teaching us how to use more of our feminine energies to create our world. Culturally, we have relied more on our masculine energies to do, make, create and make the impossible possible through determination and action. Banana Yucca, however, shows us how to make the impossible possible through collaboration, cooperation, self- empowerment, communication, networking and tapping into our intuition to make decisions.

banana yucca

If you feel really attracted to the Banana Yucca flower you may have experienced a recent urge to ‘break out’ or have felt a desire to experiment with how you show up in the world and how your ‘work’ manifests into physical form. You may have felt that you have a big vision, yet you’re not clear how it’s going to play out. You might see the big picture, but the details are fuzzy. Or perhaps you have a clear plan, but are feeling open and flexible to wilder and more adventurous expressions of what your creations.

Now is a good time to connect with other people – especially with women, who have natural networking abilities – to generate more expansive reach for your ideas and leverage communities. If in any way you have felt solitary or that you have to ‘do it all yourself’, now is the time to reflect on the women or groups of women that you could partner with to expand the potential of what you do.

Experience the magic of Banana Yucca!


{Dissolves} Shyness about purpose in life, insecurity about capabilities, feeling alone or having to do it all yourself, confusion or lack of clarity around purpose or vision.

{Magnifies} Conviction, perseverance, and support along the path; brings out what’s hidden and secret to the surface; awakens hidden talents and unearths hidden power; unexpected great leaps and bounds in progress; strength in purpose; working with women to accomplish great things; making the impossible possible and making things happen through magnetism; surprising even yourself with what you can accomplish.

Love + flower petals,





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