FENG SHUI in Bloom
The sacred flowers of FENG SHUI
In FENG SHUI, we think of spring with its new growth and a spirit of optimism, as an auspicious season. Spring is the perfect time to look at our yards and try to improve the Chi or energy that surrounds our homes. There are different flowers that symbolize success and can be effective at attracting good energy. We refer to these as the sacred flowers of FENG SHUI.
These plants are sacred because of the good luck bestowed upon them. In FENG SHUI, if you plant these particular flowers in your yard, you and your family will reap the benefits of this sacred luck. These particular flowers are good for increasing wealth, promoting happiness, and creating harmony. Whatever you chose to plant, know that you have the ancient principles of FENG SHUI to reinforce your intentions.
Traditionally, the five sacred flowers in FENG SHUI are the Peony, Chrysanthemum, Magnolia, Orchid and Lotus. These five flowers are sacred because of the blessings and benefits they provide to their owners.
The Peony is considered the essence of spring. It is the king of FENG SHUI flowers because it represents honor, wealth, and fortune. It can also strengthen relationships. A red Peony is especially good for love and romance. Peonies are the perfect flowers for wedding arrangements.
The Chrysanthemum or the mum represents happiness and laughter. It is a symbol of comfort and a pleasant life. It is believed that if you have Mums growing in your garden, they will bring a life of ease and harmony. A Yellow Chrysanthemum is often associated with nobility and can provide strength and stability. In ancient China, emperors would place them in their palaces and courtyards to ensure success.
The white Magnolia is a symbol of purity. It represents truth and wholeness. The Magnolia is often used in religious ceremonies. If it is planted in the front of the yard, it is believed to bring happiness and joy. If it is planted in the back, it symbolizes an accumulation of wealth.
Another sacred flower is the Orchid. It is feminine in nature and conveys good taste and gentleness. Orchids have a tendency to slow us down and allow us to soak up their beauty. The Orchid is the perfect flower to create a feeling of harmony with our garden.
I recently went to an Orchid show with over 10,000 orchids. As I walked into the room filled with all these varieties of Orchids, I could immediately feel my body relax. Their beauty alone made me stop in awe of their splendor. I included a couple of photos of these Orchids from the show. I hope you enjoy these flowers as much as I did.
The last of the sacred flowers is the Lotus. It symbolizes the opening of opportunities. Buddhist and Hindus consider the Lotus to be a blessed flower. An expanding Lotus increases spiritual consciousness. It represents purity and enlightenment. The Lotus can help us to open out minds and increase our spiritual growth. The Lotus is good for meditation. It can bring peace and even enhance our creativity.
There are other flowers that can improve the Chi, but aren’t necessarily considered sacred in FENG SHUI. For example, Sunflowers are good for our health and they help balance our energy. Roses and Carnations are good for love, romance and strengthening relationships. That is why they are often used in wedding arrangements. Pansies help us increase our wealth. Their petals form a round shape resembling a coin. We believe in FENG SHUI, that when we plant Pansies in our yards, we will bring more abundance to our lives.
As you plan your garden this spring, take a moment to think about how the sacred flowers of FENG SHUI can transform your yard. You might want to bring more abundance into your life, strengthen a relationship or create a more peaceful feel to your home. No matter what variety you chose, I know you will benefit from these sacred flowers. I wish you luck with planting these sacred and beautiful flowers of FENG SHUI!