Do pluck some luck
Different fruits can be used in feng shui to attract many kinds of positive energies that enhance various aspects of one’s life
The feng shui energy of fruits is the energy of fruition. 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.
When choosing images of fruits as a feng shui cure, first and foremost be guided by your own instincts, or your own understanding of the energy of the fruit, as well as its possible medicinal remedies.
Feng shui-wise, attention is often paid to the colours, numbers, as well as the symbolism of specific fruits.
Below is the description of the most popular fruit symbols as used in feng shui applications:
Peach: One of the most popular feng shui fruit symbols, peach is the symbol of immortality. The peach is 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. The peach is also known as a feng shui symbol of love and marriage. In China, “love luck” is often referred to as “peach blossoms luck”.
Pomegranate: Because the pomegranate is full of juicy seeds, it symbolises fertility and is used as a feng shui fertility cure. Pomegranate also symbolises happiness in the family, as well as good luck for one’s descendants. Feng shui consultants often advise newlywed couples to display art with pomegranates to attract good luck and many healthy children.
Grapes: In feng shui, grapes symbolise abundance of food, thus abundance of material wealth. Grapes came to represent success and abundance in the near future. Thus, it is common to see displays of grapes in homes. Sometimes grapes are also used as a feng shui symbol, or cure for fertility, as well as for turning bad luck into good luck.
Apple: Apple has always been associated with peace, good health and harmony in one’s home. Colour-wise, red apples are considered to be very auspicious, although or course green and golden/yellow apples are also widely used according to their colour properties.
Pineapple: 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.
Oranges: The popularity of oranges in the traditional feng shui applications is explained by the refreshing/cleansing odour, as well as the yang quality of the orange colour. As a feng shui cure it is often recommended that one place nine oranges in one’s living room or kitchen for good luck and prosperity. It is believed that citrus fruits can ward off bad luck, thus oranges, along with tangerines and limes are often used in traditional feng shui applications.
Lichee: The lichee is a deliciously juicy fruit with bright red skin, it signifies a marriage union that is blessed with clever descendants. Young married women are encouraged to eat the lichee fruit to create this kind of luck for themselves. Paintings of auspicious fruits should always include the lichee.
Make liberal use of all these good fortune fruits to energise the Chi of good descendants’ luck. You will soon discover the potency of the Feng Shui of good fortune fruit for fertility. The most enjoyable part is, of course, eating your tasty feng shui symbols.
It is best to use/display fresh fruits for their specific energies. However, traditional feng shui schools have developed a variety of products that incorporate the symbolism of fruits - from fruit shaped crystals to various amulets with the representation of specific fruits.