Flowers are natural magic.
Today, I am thrilled to share some feng shui wisdom to use flower power- from color to shape to scent to placement – even more powerfully!
The Feng Shui Language of Flowers by Carol M. Olmstead
Spring. Flowers. Finally! Who doesn’t love bringing fresh flowers into a home or workplace? When you match the Feng Shui symbolism of flowers with the specific bagua areas where you place them, it can be an effective Feng Shui cure to attract wealth, harmony, love, and so much more. The shape, color, texture, and aroma of specific flowers all speak a Feng Shui language to your home and office depending on where you place them. The attributes of a flower represent specific chi, and the stronger your connection to these attributes, the more powerful the energy.
Here are flowers with a Feng Shui message, and the recommended bagua area to display them:
Chrysanthemum. The chrysanthemum is a symbol for a balanced and easy life, and is an appropriate flower to display in the center or Grounding Area of your home. With its strong yang energy, the chrysanthemum is also associated with attracting good luck.
Hydrangea. Whether blue, pink, white, or purple, these fragrant flowers symbolize gratitude and enlightenment, and make an excellent thank you gift to an unsung hero in your life. Display hydrangeas in the Creativity Area.
Lotus. The lotus flower symbolizes perfection, and therefore helps create harmony in your household. Hang an image of a lotus in your Harmony Area to assure positive family communication.
Narcissus. The energy of the narcissus flower is related to the “flowering” of talents and is therefore can boost career success. Display a white narcissus in the Career Area of your home or workplace to help reap the rewards of your hard work.
Orchid. The orchid is considered a symbol of the search for perfection, spiritual growth, and purity in life. Place an orchid in the Helpful People area of your home to attract mentors, clients, and supporters. Orchids are also considered a symbol of fertility, so grow an orchid or display an image of orchids in your bedroom if you are trying to get pregnant.
Peony. A beautiful flower with a notable scent, the peony is used in Feng Shui to represent love and romance. A classic Feng Shui cure to attract or fix a relationship is to display a pair of pink peonies or hang artwork that shows a pair of peonies in your bedroom or in the Relationship Area.
Roses. The Feng Shui symbolism of roses varies with their color: red for love, yellow for friendship, white for purity, pink for admiration. Display red roses in the Love Area to strengthen relationships or in the Wealth Area to attract prosperity. Be sure to remove the thorns.
Tree Blossoms. Blossoming flowers are associated with freshness and new beginnings, especially cherry, dogwood, or peach tree blossoms. Display these blossoms or pictures of them in your Family Area.
It’s always preferable to surround yourself with living flowers, but when that isn’t possible you can use high quality silk flowers or pictures of flowers. Avoid surrounding yourself with dried flowers since in Feng Shui they represent dead energy.
*& my side note: if you use dried flowers as an art form, keep some fresh around, too, to balance the energy!
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