The opal is a symbol of hope. With its multicolored iridescence, it was believed to protect against nightmares!
In the book An Earth Child's Book of the Year, to find the opal hidden in the picture, first find the word "opal" in the text. It will give you a clue.
Your birth flowers are MARIGOLD and COSMOS
In real life, just as in the book An Earth Child's Book of the Year, marigolds and cosmos are some of the last flowers to stop blooming in the fall. See them holding on, even in the cold autumn nights in the book.
Marigolds, which come from the Calendula family, speak of hopefulness and grace, even when there is grief and sorrow in your life. Cosmos remind us to hold onto joy, and not be such a a know-it-all that you think things can never get better when you are sad.
September 30 to October 27 Your Celtic Tree is IVY
Ivy grows and climbs along walls and fences. It attaches itself to the surface with tiny grabbers. You may even find buildings that are beautifully covered with ivy. The ivy teaches us determination, to have patience and to accept change.
October 28 to November 24 Your Celtic Tree is REED
Reed plants grow in abundance along rivers and ponds. They remind us to live together in harmony. A popular use of the reed is for making thatched roofs for houses. A family living under a thatched roof of reed would be reminded of the need for its members to live in harmony with one another.