6 Secrets of Flowers For Feng Shui
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.
This is where it is helpful to know the meaning of most popular feng shui flowers as they add more power to your intentional feng shui work.
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 Top 8 feng shui flower 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.
There is no woman on this earth – at least I have not met one yet! – that does not adore 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.
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.
The most popular feng shui symbol of the chrysanthemum is the energy of happiness and joy that it brings into one’s home. Because chrysanthemums represent the sun – especially the ones with golden yellow color flowers – they bring into your home the energy similar to the happy, life-giving energy brought by the sun.
Did you know that chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China? The cheerful, happy chrysanthemum was such a beloved symbol in this culture that a whole city was named after this lucky flower! Apart from its symbolic meaning of nobility, yang/sun-like energy and vitality, the chrysanthemum also has medicinal properties and is used in healing teas.
We usually call narcissus daffodils, which is its most popular variety, along with the cheerful paperwhites that grace our homes in early spring.
The crisp energy of freshness and renewal is an obvious meaning of the narcissus as it usually comes while there is still snow on the ground.
In feng shui narcissus also symbolizes good luck, especially in one’s career. If you want to use it as a career feng shui cure, best to go for a white color narcissus plant (or photo) displayed in the Career bagua area of your home or office.
In Chinese culture, daffodils were also considered to protect from evil spirits.
Roses are definitely considered the queen of flowers in many cultures. The symbolism of roses is complex and depends on specific cultural roots and history. The most common thread, though, throughout all cultures, is the association of roses with love.
The pink and red color roses are sure the best ones to be used as a love and marriage feng shui symbol. The peach colored ones represent comfort and stability, while the yellow roses bring hope into your home and nourish the spirit.