Here’s the feng shui meaning of 8 most popular flower symbols
When it comes to flowers and good feng shui, you literally cannot go wrong with this popular feng shui cure in your home! Unless your flowers are wilting and dying, of course. We all love flowers either we know about their feng shui power or not.
While decorating your home with fresh flowers is always great feng shui, there are also many other ways to use specific flower symbols in your home decor. You can go for beautiful photos, art, various textiles with flower patterns, wallpaper, vases, colorful suncatchers and any other home decor item that your bright spirit is drawn to use a flower pattern for! Even silk flowers can be good feng shui if you choose high-quality ones and take good care of them. This is where it is helpful to know the meaning of most popular feng shui flower symbols, just because it adds more power to your intentional feng shui work.
Now, we are gifted with thousands of amazing flower species on this beautiful planet, and you can sure use any bright and happy flower to bring good feng shui energy into your home. The reason we are looking at only 8 flowers here is because we are exploring their feng shui symbolism, which includes their meaning and use over a very long period of time. So, without too much introduction, let’s go straight to the feng shui essence of flower symbols. What is so special about flowers and why do we all love them so much?
Flowers bring the energy of blossoming, heart opening, joy, and vulnerability, and these are universal qualities that we, as human species, dearly need for our genuine well-being. Flowers gracefully show their beauty to anyone — saint or sinner — and, as everything in nature, are true to their essence. They also teach us to live in the moment, as the incredible fragile beauty of a flower is not everlasting – it transforms itself into a different form with the passing of time.
These 8 popular feng shui flower symbols will reveal many of their secrets to you, secrets that have been used for centuries to create and nourish a specific quality of energy in one’s life. Ler’s look at these graceful beauties one by one.
Lucky for us, we can find this exotic beauty in most flower shops these days. There are over 26,000 varieties of species of orchids on our planet; this makes this beauty the most versatile flower symbol on our feng shui list!
The oldest feng shui meaning of this flower symbol is fertility, believe it or not. Orchids also represent the energy of purity, perfection, and a very delicate and exotic sense of graceful beauty. Depending on their color and variety, will bring the additional energy of joy, creativity, and passion.
When choosing an orchid as a feng shui cure for your home, first be guided by its color. For example, a bright pink or coral orange color orchid will bring the energy of passion and creativity, so it can be an excellent cure for your Love and Marriage bagua area. A white orchid graces the space with the sense of clarity, calm, perfection and peace, and can be a great addition to both your Helpful People & Blessings area, as well as your Career bagua area.
Because most often we buy potted orchids rather than freshly cut ones, be sure to pay attention to the color and material of the pot. This video on the feng shui use of plants shows how to choose best pots for your plants.
There is no woman on this earth – at least I have not met one yet! – that does not love peonies. There is something incredibly sensual and healing about this unique flower, from its delicious scent to its luscious form and the endless variety of pink and white colors. Peonies have a very sincere and open energy to them, an unabashed purity and soft joy that is very healing. A blooming peony flower emits a delicate energy that encourages the adoration and appreciation of one’s own sensuality, a sensuality that is pure, innocent and deliciously ever unfolding.
This obviously made the peony one of the most popular feng shui flower symbol for love and marriage. However, there is an interesting, fear-based twist to the classical feng shui use of peony as a love and marriage cure.
As blooming peonies are very seductive, the classical feng shui school does not recommend the image of peonies in the bedroom of an older couple. The explanation of “blooming peonies can make the husband have a roving eye” never made any sense to me; this is where you have to use your own judgment to be able to separate the energetic essence of any particular item from its cultural stereotypes or fear-based projections.
As humans, we are still quite limited in our understanding of what truly makes love last (and how important it is to nourish our sensuality), so no wonder peonies got quite a bit of bad rap from the old feng shui schools.
The adorable peony is considered one of the oldest cultivated flowers and its energy can resemble the energy of the rose. However, the wild sense of freedom, softness, and sensuality of peony is very, very unique. The healing energy of peony goes deeper than just the beauty of the flower, as the roots of the red and white peonies are much valued in Chinese medicine.
3. Cherry Blossoms (also Plum, Apple, Peach, Dogwood)
There are very few images that can fill one’s heart with such a deep, fresh breath of hope and happiness as the image of a blossoming fruit tree. Many energy details go into creating this effect — blossoming trees are both the signal of the end of the cold season and the coming of the much-cherished spring, as well as the promise of rich fruition and nourishment to look forward to (sweet fruits).
Seeing old tree branches covered in the most innocent, joyful little flowers is a very healing sight indeed — a promise of life everlasting, of enduring hardships and of the ever young, ever fruitful energy of the heart.
In feng shui, the image of blossoming fruit branches is used both as a love and marriage cure, as well as a cure for vibrant health. And while you cannot always have fresh blossoming branches in your home, you can sure use the images of blossoming trees to bring a fresh, new and happy energy full of hope and vitality.
4. Lotus Flower
It is easy to understand why lotus is the symbol of purity, perfection and spiritual mastery in feng shui. We have all heard about the strength of the lotus flower – with its roots deep in the mud, this plant opens into the most pristine, harmonious and beautiful flower.
“No mud, no lotus” has become a popular expression to help one go through the difficulties of life knowing that it all can result in the perfection of one’s being. As a symbol of spiritual discipline, faith, and perfection, the lotus flower is often depicted in many Buddha paintings. In feng shui, the symbol of lotus is also used as a popular cure for health based on the fact that all parts of the lotus — from the root to the flower and seeds – have medicinal uses.