I was blown away by the beauty of this bright red flower when I was walking on a wildflower trail in the Grand Tetons during a summer day. A striking scarlet with white flecks in the center, this flower has a vibrancy that is eye-catching.
The Latin name for Skyrocket flower (Ipomopsis) actually comes from the Greek language and means: striking appearance. It is pollinated by hummingbirds, and grows up to six feet tall at high elevation in a variety of environments, including mountain meadows, desert canyons and subalpine rock fields. Wild elk and deer graze on this flower and other names for this flower include: Scarlet Gilia and Skunk Flower (it’s said to have an unpleasant odor).
Skyrocket was used as an herbal remedy by several tribes in the U.S.: the Great Basin people used an infusion for blood diseases, and the Hopi used it for mothers who’d recently given birth but were still in bed after three weeks. The Navajo used it for spider bites, as a laxative or to induce vomiting; it was also considered a talisman to attract good luck for hunters and their weapons.
If you are attracted to Skyrocket, there may be certain people or situations in your life that require a fierce clarity. You may leak energy, feel a sense of responsibility, have a hard time saying ‘no’ or lack clear boundaries with them.
You may even have people in your life who are energetic parasites or who don’t fully value what you have to offer them. They suck your energy and time, pester you or overstay their welcome.
Skyrocket Flower helps us stand taller and be more fearless about our self-expression or lack of expression (silence). We are no longer hooked by another’s needy energy and we can establish clear boundaries. We don’t overthink about how our words or actions will be perceived; we simply speak + execute and the pieces fall where they may.
Skyrocket puts a stop to energy leakage. People who subtly feed off of your energy or take advantage of you - even in the subtlest of ways energetically - no longer can. It sharpens your tongue, expands your aura and allows you to make a shift in the way that you interact with certain people or situations in your life. It dissolves dullness or lack of awareness and stimulates a fierceness that teaches a lesson. At first the sensation of elixir may make you appear to feel a lack of sensitivity, yet it is simply expanding your clarity about the situation.
Magnifies: Clear boundaries, mental sharpness, fierce awareness
Dissolves: Energetic drainage or parasites, being taken advantage of, self-doubt
Love + flower petals,