Chinese Flower Meanings

Chinese Flower Meanings


Symbolic Chinese Flowers
Asian Flower Meanings

Chinese flower symbols represent the natural nectar that brings growth, fulfillment and new, prosperous beginnings into our lives.

In Feng Shui, many flowers are utilized for good fortune and success. This is because, in general, healthy flowering plants manifest good Chi, or energy. Therefore, flowers as symbols are representative of that same flourishing, flow of strong energy.

Additionally, flower symbols convey beauty, grace, and perfection. They are also excellent symbols of love, adoration, and unity.

Just as the flower blooms, so too does our intellect and spirit bloom when we focus our attention on the endless beauty and potential of these exquisite symbols.

Common Chinese Flower Meanings

Chinese Flower Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum:
Excellent when presented as a gift to someone, the Chrysanthemum signifies a life of ease. Buddhists are fond of using this flower as offerings on alters. Symbolic of powerful Yang energy, this flower is an attractant of good luck in the home.


Chinese Flower Citron Citron:
Also known as the Buddha's hand, the finger-shaped Citron stand for luck and happiness. It is known as the Buddha's hand because the upturned petals of the Citron are reminiscent of the upturned fingers of the Buddha's meditative position.


Chinese Flower Hydrangea Hydrangea:
A symbol expressing love, gratitude, and enlightenment. It is said that the observer can easily get lost in it's abundance of beautiful petals, and thus gets lost in one's own thoughts – propitiating higher thought and reaching enlightenment. Due to it's versatility, and beauty, the hydrangea makes an excellent thank you gift to an unsung hero in our lives.


Chinese Flower Lotus Meaning of Lotus:
Buddhist's all over the world recognize this Lotus as signifying the holy seat of the Buddha. To the Chinese it symbolizes ultimate purity and perfection because it rises untainted and beautiful from the mud. Every part of the plant, from roots to petals can be put to good use and has medicinal properties. As such, the plant as a whole, conveys deep significance. Esoterically, it represents inward emptying and outward splendor and this conveys the true nature of reality according to the Buddhist philosophy.


Chinese Flower Narcissus

Narcissus:
This Chinese flower symbol is said to bestow the flowering of our hidden talents. It is reputed to augment the hard work put into careers, assuring those with careers will be rewarded when incorporating this auspicious symbol in their lives. As such, the Narcissus is an excellent gift for those who are seeking career advancement and luck.


Chinese Flower Orchid Orchid:
Emblematic of fertility, this flower encourages plenty of progeny. Also a symbol of perfection, abundance, and higher growth, when we focus on the endless loveliness of this flower we are able to open the flow of exotic beauty and prosperity in our lives.


Chinese Flower Peony Peony:
Esteemed as one of the most exquisite flowers, the peony is a symbol for nobility and value. The peony became popular in the imperial palaces during the Sui and Tang dynasties, and earned the title of the "king of flowers." A symbol of spring, it is also used as a metaphor for female beauty and reproduction. Pictured in full bloom, the peony symbolizes peace.


I hope you enjoy browsing through these perspectives Chinese flowers. If this article interested you, be sure to check out more articles on flower meanings and Chinese symbol meanings listed at the end of this page. Thanks for reading!



An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings

Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.

This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."

Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happing to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive it! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)

As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!



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