In Feng Shui fruits are used as symbols of abundance, prosperity and good luck.
The use of specific fruits in traditional feng shui applications is often dictated by classifications from ancient texts as being specific symbols of longevity, wealth, prosperity, fertility, etc.
One of the most popular feng shui fruit symbols, peach is the symbol of immortality. The peach is also known as a feng shui symbol of love and marriage. It’s also known in feng shui as the fruit of heaven because of its prominence in many ancient Chinese legends about the Immortal Gods. Peach came to be associated with wealth, health, abundance and longevity.
Because the pomegranate is full of juicy seeds, it symbolizes fertility in feng shui, and it is used as a feng shui fertility cure. Pomegranate also symbolizes happiness in the family, as well as good luck for one’s descendants. Feng shui consultants often advise newlywed couples in China to display art with pomegranates to attract good luck and many healthy children.
In feng shui, grapes symbolize the abundance of food, meaning an abundance of material wealth. Grapes came to represent success and abundance coming to one in the near future, or always being in one’s family. Sometimes grapes are also used as a feng shui symbol, or cure for fertility, as well as a cure for turning bad luck into good luck.
Apple has always been associated with peace, good health, and harmony in one’s home. One of the reasons is the fact that in the Chinese language the word for “apple” sounds like the word for “peace.” Color-wise, red apples are considered to be very auspicious, although or course green and golden/yellow apples are also widely used according to their color properties.
The sound of the Chinese word for pineapple is close to the sound of “good luck coming your way,” so the pineapple has become a popular traditional feng shui symbol of wealth, fortune, and prosperity.
The popularity of oranges in the traditional feng shui applications is explained by the refreshing/cleansing odor, as well as the yang quality of the orange color. As a feng shui cure, it is often recommended to have 9 oranges in one’s living room or kitchen for good luck and prosperity. It is believed that citrus fruits can ward off bad luck, this is why oranges, along with tangerines and limes are often used in traditional feng shui applications.
It is best to use/display fresh fruits for their specific energies. However, traditional feng shui schools have developed a variety of products and cures that incorporate the symbolism of fruits—from fruit shaped crystals to various amulets with the representation of specific fruits.
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