Sorrow, fragility, good luck, bad luck, anticipation, and protection are all represented by this symbol.
In Greek mythology, Aphrodite’s tears formed anemones when she mourned the loss of Adonis. It was a sign of vulnerability in Victorian England. The anemone’s petals close at night and unfold in the morning, symbolizing expectation. It is a symbol of good luck in Western society, yet it is a symbol of bad luck in Eastern culture. The anemone signifies the blood Jesus poured on the cross in Christian symbolism. Anemones were once thought to protect people from illness in England.