January 21, 2019

What Is The Tree of Life and How Do You Choose One?

Imagine a tree growing in hyper speed. Watch as the seed sprouts, its roots sinking deeper into the ground, and marvel at the sight of a bud springing up toward the sky. From there, the sapling continues to mature and establish itself in its place, ever stable and strong.

The tree of life has become an archetype, appearing across cultures as a spiritual and philosophical symbol. Its meaning is rooted in its unchanging and dependable nature. It is under the Bodhi tree that Buddha attained Enlightenment. It is the source of eternal life in the Garden of Eden. It is Ygdrassil, the world tree, that connects all the nine worlds in Norse cosmology. It is the fountain of knowledge, the connector of heaven and Earth, that carries the secret to immortality.

The grandeur of the tree of life remains until today. Its mythic quality fortifies its mystical and magical message. Its roots dig deep, its trunk establishes a foundation, and its branches reach out for sustenance for its leaves to collect strength. Finally, its fruits bear life itself.

Feng Shui Gem Trees

Rose Quarts Feng Shui Tree

Made with different crystals, each Feng Shui Tree brings specific energy into any given space. They’re noted for healing, bringing good energy or chi, and aiding dream manifestation.

Feng Shui Trees are widely believed to be a cure-all in traditional Feng Shui. They represent the tree of life with crystals as the leaves, bearing different kinds of energy and purpose depending on the type of stone used.

A tree with citrine is commonly used for acquiring more wealth and abundance. Jade, the color of life, promotes good health. Rose quartz is widely used to deepen emotional connection, welcome love and romance, and remedy marital woes.

Choosing a Feng Shui Gem Tree

Tourmaline Feng Shui Tree

8 Inch Tourmaline Copper Tree with White Crystal Base

You can customize gem trees to align with your needs and intentions. Instead of Swarovski crystals and other artificial options, stick to natural and untreated stones as they emit a stronger vibration useful for amplifying your desires.

It’s common to mix and match crystals to create a synergistic effect. For chakra healing purposes, seven chakra Feng Shui Trees are extremely popular. Multi-stone leaves represent each chakra and assists with aligning your energy for better physical, mental, and emotional health.

Attractive looking pairings do more than just delight your guests. Some crystals compliment and amplify each others energy, making the power of a Feng Shui tree more potent. Rose quartz can be paired with moonstone, turquoise, or amethyst because it’s a great partner for strengthening attraction and connection. Meanwhile, be careful of using clear quartz with other crystals as its cleansing energy can negate the benefits of its partner.

When choosing a Feng Shui Tree, it’s important to like how it looks. We’re subconsciously attracted to the energy that we need more in our life. If the colors please your eyes or the shapes of the crystals make you feel a certain way, it might point to a deeper need and connection.

Beyond that, your Feng Shui Tree should complement your space. Listen to your intuition and pick according to your instincts.

Caring for Your Tree

Carnelian Feng Shui Tree

19 Inch Carnelian Bonsai Tree with Amethyst Base

A popular way to enhance your Feng Shui Tree is by adding Chinese coins. These coins with square holes in the center are a ubiquitous symbol for financial prosperity. Adding these coins target Feng Shui money woes and amplifies wealth and abundance.

It’s also important to refer to the Bagua when positioning your tree. Think of yourself planting a real tree. The most important element for a tree’s growth is planting it in rich soil where it will flourish. In the same way, your feng shui tree should be placed where its energy isn’t obstructed. The money area, according to the classical Bagua, is found in the Southeast part of the room.

Lastly, make sure that your tree is in a clean space. Nothing says bad feng shui than a tree of life gathering dust in the corner of a room. Maintain the health of your tree by regularly checking up on it and surrounding it with your positive intentions.

As the tree takes root into your home, you’ll reap the benefits of health, good karma, and happiness. Get closer to living the life of your dreams by getting your own Feng Shui Tree at Karma and Luck.


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