Its name derives from the Latin word mimus (mime, actor) because it seems to move representing in a way conscious life with its sensibility to light and to touch. Randomly or not, mimosa is associated with sensitivity, with delicacy, with awareness as in some cultures it is offered to the mourning, but also to the blooming in literal and figurative sense in every field. Each spring, it recommends the change of season, it symbolizes renewal, the power and clarity while its green parts that maintain themselves throughout the whole year are considered a symbol of our eternal soul.
It is said that originally the plant was cultivated in Asia and Africa because it prefers warmer climates. Gradually it was cultivated in different parts of the world. Another legend has it that this flower blooms at the end of February remembering the warm climate of the southern hemisphere.
Other say that its yellow color represents the sun, joy, friendship, truth and clarity of mind. Yellow for flowers is associated in general with cheerfulness, while at a chromatic level it reenforces self-esteem (see also third chakra!).
The choice of this flower is located at about 1946 when the organizers of the woman celebration wanted to choose a seasonal flower that costs a little as symbol. Mimosa is considered in America also the flower that represents this celebration dedicated to all women!
What about you? Will you celebrate today with a mimosa?