Monday, December 7, 2009

Feng Shui Tip of the Month: December 2009

Have you ever noticed that hotels often have pineapples as part of the decor, often built in the the structure of lamps or other decorative items?

Did you know that the pineapple is a univeral symbol of welcome and hospitality? I just learned that last week while traveling.

We've talked about symbolism a lot over the last few months, and I was thinking that ending the year on that note would work well.

Placing a pineapple, real or decorative, where it can be seen when guest arrive is a warm symbols of welcome, particularly during this busy holiday season. Bowls of peaches symbolize health and longveity and bowls of oranges bring prosperity. Both of these can be placed on the dining room table.

All cultures have symbolism that is significant and can be incorporated into the decor of your home. If there is something meaningful to you, use it. If you're interested in learning more about specific placement of a symbolic item, leave me a comment and I'm happy to help.

Wishing you a safe, warm, loving, healthy and prosperous season.


  1. Seasonal fruit, and chestnuts for Christmas. It all makes good sense.
    Any idea about the placement of the Christmas tree?

  2. Thank you for this information Diana, it is so interesting to me, I love symbolism.
    Wishing you a safe and wonderful season too.

  3. woah..i didn't know that and am very happy to learn it. I will definitely make more use of pineapples !
    I wish you a fabulous season too...

  4. Hi again Diana,
    was just reading your email...
    well yes recession still strikes hard so let's hope for a much better year in 2010 !

  5. Hello Diana!
    I've just enjoyed reading through some of your feng shui posts here!
    They are just great and I want to read more and more. I am fascinated with feng shui though I know very little about it - but it appeals to me. I just know I am going to learn lots here, through your posts, and I thank you in advance!
    I can't wait to read the tip for January!
    Happy days,
    Denise x