The principles of feng shui emphasize creating harmony between the energies within your body and the space surrounding you. The art combines various elements with their placement and characteristics that bring happiness, prosperity, abundance, and peace.
Flowers in Feng Shui
In Feng Shui, flowers are perfect Feng Shui cures, and the best part is either you can use fresh flowers to decorate your home, or you could also use them as specific symbols. Instead of fresh flowers, you can use flower-based art, texture, patterns, wallpapers, vases, or any other decorative item that uses a flower pattern.
You must know about the types of flowers and their symbols that add power and positivity to your Feng Shui layout. There are thousands of flowers, as mentioned before, but in Feng Shui, there are 8 specific types of flowers and their revered symbols.
8 Flowers-Their Symbols and Seasons Feng Shui
In Feng Shui, the progression of seasonal flowering associates the flowers to the respective seasons of bloom. These blooms symbolize the qualities that are universally attributed to seasons.
- Spring – Orchids, Peony, and Narcissus flowers represent love, fertility, success, and luck.
- Summer – Lotus, and lilac are flowers that symbolize summer and represents enlightenment, beauty, and, perseverance.
- Autumn – This season represents new beginnings with optimism. Chrysanthemum is associated with Autumn.
- Winter – The harsh season of winter is a sign of extended good fortune and well-being. Branches of the ‘Plum blossom’ flower against the snow in this season.
Beautiful and versatile, the orchids flowers are a powerful symbol in Feng Shui that represents the energies of perfection, purity, abundance, spiritual growth, fertility, etc. There are almost 26000 orchid varieties with various colors and designs, each suited to the Bagua area as per their characteristics.
In Feng Shui, the Narcissus flower is widely used as a cure for career and success in the Bagua area. The structured energy of the narcissus flower illustrates the blossoming of an individual’s career, skills, and talents. In China, it is often gifted during the Chinese New year since it also symbolizes good luck for the coming year.
Peonies are delicate flowers that have a sensual and delicious scent. These are widely used in Feng Shui as cures for relationships since they symbolize love, romance, and marriage. When painted with a rooster, the peonies also represent scholastic achievements and prosperity.
The lotus flower and its importance in Buddhism go a long way back. It is considered sacred in many Asian countries. It is known for its purity even though it originates from muddy ponds. In Feng Shui, the lotus symbolizes spiritual discipline, perfection, and faith. In most Asian cultures, all the parts of the lotus plant are used as medicine.
The lilac is a vibrant and stunningly beautiful flower that represents joy and hope. In Chinese culture, it is a symbol of humility and patience.
This beautiful flower can be found in two of the most spiritually calming colors – white and purple. The purple lilacs can be placed in the right Feng Shui Bagua area, a space for higher spiritual growth and self-cultivation.
In feng shui, the chrysanthemum flower is a powerful symbol of happiness, joy, ease, and balance. They are mostly grown in autumn, a season that exemplifies optimism and new beginnings.
In Chinese culture, the golden colored chrysanthemums represent the sun, which is considered to have very strong and potent ‘Energy.’ Yellow or golden chrysanthemums can be kept in your home to enhance the “Chi” of wealth and prosperity.
Plum Blossoms ( Including Cherry, Apple, Peach, Dogwood)
In Feng Shui, winter is considered as the “Yin” season. It is a calmer and more reflective time of the year that purifies our home with new energy.
The blossoming flowers of plum, cherry, apple, etc., during the winter, bring in the energy of hope and new beginnings. These flowers are often used as cures for love and marriage and mostly kept in the southwest area on the Bagua map.
Everybody loves roses. These flowers have enchanted us with their bewitching beauty and spellbinding fragrance since the dawn of time. Its symbolism is obscurely intricate and varies depending on different countries, cultures, and history. They come in a variety of colors representing different feng shui cures such as love, comfort, peace, stability, etc.
Throughout most cultures, the Magnolia flower has always been symbolized as a mark of royalty and nobility. In fact, during the rule of Emperors in China, only members of the Imperial family were allowed to own and grow the magnolias plant. In Feng Shui, they represent love, romance, purity, and prosperity.