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What do bonsai trees symbolize

The technique of bonsai, which is the creation or cultivation of miniature replica trees, is rapidly gaining popularity due to the profound philosophy behind it in Chinese and Japanese culture. Mini-trees of various shapes and kinds are present in almost every home. Omens and superstitions about bonsai at home will help determine the choice of culture and its proper placement.

Omen and superstitions about the bonsai tree

According to omens bonsai plants have special energy

They can strengthen the family, attract money, maintain health or bring trouble. Many people distrust them.

The striking resemblance of bonsai to real crops growing in the wild alarms many people. They see it as the help of unclean forces, saying that it is impossible to create a man-made exact mini-copy of a tree.

The most common omen states that bonsai should not be placed in the bedroom, especially near the bed. It will lead to family separation, loneliness, reclusiveness, and also threatens sexual dysfunction.

According to some omens, to keep away from conflicts and quarrels, it is necessary to keep two bonsai plants in the house – a male and a female

Superstitious people follow these recommendations religiously, and the confirmation of this can be found in many apartments. In the living room, people are greeted by a thistle or “money tree”, which refers to female plants “Yin”, and in the bedroom there is a lemon or mandarin, which represents male energy “Yang”.

For the home, it is advisable to choose bonsai with leaves pointing upward. According to omens, the lowered leaf plates ground the energy flow, keeping out the house.

A woman’s myrtle omen is interesting. It states that a woman who always has with her a small piece of this plant will be able to stay young for a long time. And myrtle, placed in the marital room, protects the peace of the family and improves the quality of life of the spouses.

Money tree, according to omens, attracts material prosperity in the house. But this plant is capricious, and requires special treatment. Its leaves must be wiped daily and counted, in fact money also needs to be counted. An omen states that a dusty money tree does not bring prosperity.

Meanings of the types of bonsai trees according to feng shui

The mini bonsai tree symbolizes wisdom, delicacy, and restraint. It perfectly fits into the interior and complements it. According to Japanese and Chinese culture bonsai reflects the flow of life. Those who can understand it will gain immortality.

Bonsai plants are full of positive energy and can harmonize energy flows in the home.

In the teachings of feng shui, energy vortices are the main cause of everything that happens. Correctly located energy flows in the house have a positive effect on the environment: people’s moods, health, success in business. Oblique and weak – stimulate the emergence of problems in personal life and everyday life.

According to the teachings, bonsai neutralizes negative energy radiations. If there is not enough energy in the room, it attracts additional flows. Creates harmony between disorderly waves.

In the technique of bonsai you can create absolutely any tree: acacia, pine, spruce, myrtle, plum. Lovers of living plants can try to grow a miniature copy of themselves at home.

Choosing a culture, rely on its symbolism according to feng shui, not only on their own preferences.

The main bonsai plants:

  1. Azalea is the embodiment of strength and confidence. It has the most powerful energy.  Note. Masters recommend azalea to families who have been in conflict for a long time. It will help them revive relationships, solve disputes and disagreements.
  2. Lemon gives good luck, health, longevity and love.
  3. Pine symbolizes prosperity and spiritual development.
  4. Juniper – cleanses the space from negativity, protects from spoilage, evil eye, balances the energy flows in the house.
  5. Acacia is a sign of immortality. It stimulates physical and mental development, reveals abilities of subconsciousness.
  6. Gardenia protects love and friendship, as well as the spiritual world of a person.
  7. Plum – a blossoming tree is considered a talisman of conjugal happiness.
  8. Peach – promotes conception and strengthens the body, protects women’s health. According to omens, a peach in the house is a pledge of soon replenishment in the family.
  9. Mandarin – favorably influences the love energy, stimulates desire, improving sexual relations.

Bonsai with a descending crown is ideal for a loft or veranda, as well as for decorating room corners.

According to feng shui masters, a bonsai plant does not have to be a single tree. A composition of several trees of different species is also acceptable. And needlewomen can easily make it with their own hands from beads.

Where is better to put the bonsai?

The teachings of feng shui recommend using bonsai as an energy balancer. Sharp corners of the room or furniture need to be softened by miniature trees. In poorly lit areas of the home, the presence of bonsai plants is a must. They block the impact of negative energy and absorb all the incoming negative energy.

Rooms with asymmetric or slanted surfaces bring disharmony to a person’s energy, disturb the development of personality. Creative people are especially sensitive to them. They lose the ability to create and become depressed. Solve the problem easily by placing azalea in the working room. The mini-tree will revive lost inspiration and set them up for success. The pleasant aroma relaxes, increases the level of concentration, as well as a beneficial effect on the heart and blood vessels.

With frequent ailments, weakness, lack of motivation to live, it is recommended to place the bonsai in the corridor of the house to prevent the leakage of energy from the dwelling.

To balance fire flows (from heaters, stoves, electrical appliances) with water energy (taps, washing machines, dishwashers) – it is placed in the kitchen.

Important: Only healthy bonsai trees bring harmony to the energy space. Mangled, damaged and yellowed specimens will not be able to protect the house and will only add negativity. Artificial figurines should not have chips, cracks, deep scratches, tangled strands of beads.

Feng shui masters recommend placing a lemon tree in a child’s room. It stimulates the desire for knowledge, develops independence in the child, increases physical activity.

Families who want to, but do not have children, should put in the planned nursery peach tree. Preferably, if next to it will be a picture or photo with the kids playing and a figurine of a stork.

The love plant is placed in the bedroom, on the southwest side. To enhance its effect nearby place a figure of lovers or pigeons.

Plants of health placed on the east side of the bedroom, and to strengthen it figure of a crane, an aquarium or an artificial waterfall will do. The use of photographs or paintings is acceptable.

When choosing a bonsai tree for your home, it is important to take into account the location of its trunk.

Descending bonsai plants are recommended by feng shui masters to install in places where sharp corners protrude, to balance the energy of the house.

Bonsai with a drooping crown is ideal for an attic or porch, as well as for decorating room corners

By softening ledges and cuts, the tree improves the energy of the home.

Bonsai with lightly sloping branches according to feng shui symbolizes greeting and is considered ideal for the living room and office.

Upright vegetation is a sign of a proud, determined nature. They are usually chosen by powerful and strong individuals. The best place for them will be the office.

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To believe or not in omens and superstitions about bonsai at home, each person decides for himself. But to try its influence can even skeptics. Based on the Taoist teachings on the disposal of space, a miniature copy of a living or artificially created tree can dramatically change the energy of the house, if one is able to place it correctly.

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