December 21, 2016


Cucurbita pepo
Feel free in your body.

When I lived in Mexico, I loved the way that delicate Squash blossoms were made a part of Mexican cuisine. As every flower typically transforms into the fruit of the plant, I always thought that eating the Squash blossoms meant there would be one less squash, making them even more precious as a delicacy.

On the squash plant, however, there are both male and female flowers, and only the females turn into squashes! The female flowers grow close to the center of the plant and have a swollen fruit instead of a stalk at their base, whereas the male flowers grown on the longer, skinnier stalks that extend farther out from the plant. The male flowers fall of the plant anyway; as long as the female flowers are pollinated, the male flowers can be used for cooking. {No squashes harmed!}

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Why it's Special

Squash Blossoms are native to the Americas. Typically thought of as a vegetable, zucchini squashes are technically a fruit, often made into sweet breads like zucchini bread. The male flowers are gathered for use in cooking all over Latin America, often stuffed and fried, or gently steamed inside a pocket of light tempura batter. The popular dish I fell in love with in Mexican cuisine is stuffed squash blossoms {check out our delicious recipe here!}.

What it Reveals

If you're attracted to Squash Blossom, you may be feeling stuck, stagnant, shut down or blocked in one or more areas of your life. A subtle resistance may be preventing you from tapping into your usual innovative ideas.

Another aspect is that intimate relationships may feel difficult or challenging. Squash Blossom helps us work through issues related to body image, sensuality and sexuality. It can be indicated when we’ve had uncomfortable or painful experiences in the past, such as sexual abuse. We may feel worried about losing control of our bodies, or we’re afraid of our bodies in some subtle way.

squash blossom close up LOTUSWEI flower essences

It's also possible that you're fearful of pregnancy, not getting pregnant, having a miscarriage, or motherhood. If you're pregnant, you may have inexplicable fears around pregnancy and childbirth, the possibility of baby not being being healthy, or insecure about your ability to be a mother.

What the Elixir Catalyzes

Squash Blossom can catalyze the fluidity and flexibility necessary to dislodge blocks and liberate creativity. Helping us wake up any areas of life that feel shut down, stagnant or uninspired, it helps us move beyond our resistance. Finding creative solutions, being innovative and feeling open to opportunities are some of the side effects of moving past resistance.

squash blossom LOTUSWEI flower essences

It helps us release shame from the body, as well as any fears of not being or feeling beautiful.  If we feel hesitant in intimate or romantic relationships, Squash Blossom helps us feel freer and more at ease in our bodies. It unravels + heals past trauma from feeling exploited or abused in the past, and can help clarify any confusion, shyness or apprehension we may have regarding our sexuality.

Along with more ease in our body, Squash Blossom dissolves fears around getting pregnant, not getting pregnant, childbirth and mothering. It balances the reproductive system, enhances fertility and helps us understand + dismantle nervousness regarding pregnancy and birth.

{Magnifies} Fertility, ease-ful labor + childbirth, women’s reproductive balance; healthy expression of sensuality and sexuality; prolific creative expression, birthing new ideas

{Dissolves} Self-limiting patterns regarding sensuality & sexuality, trauma from past sexual abuse; fear of losing control, fear of labor and childbirth; lack of creativity, feeling stagnant or shut down

Click here to work with the liberating magic of Squash Blossom!

  Love + flower petals,

Katie Hess Signature LOTUSWEI 

2 Responses

Patricia Pagliai
Patricia Pagliai

November 05, 2017

I am interested in trying your flower exiler. How do you order them?


November 06, 2017

Oops, we forgot to update our link! Here you go: https://shop.lotuswei.com/collections/limited-edition/products/sbfe. Thank you so much for reading, Patricia!

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