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Trees Symbolism & Spiritual Meanings


Similar to animals, plants and trees have symbolic meanings. If a certain plant or tree comes into your life on any given day, then take the time to see the symbolic meaning behind this occurrence.



 It is not by coincidence that much of our plant life is green, which correlates to the Heart Chakra. If you are ever feeling down, then go outdoors and absorb all of the wonderful green “heart chakra” energy that surrounds you.

Also, if you want to attract certain things in your life, such as love, happiness or spirituality, you may consider planting some of these plants in or outside of your home.

Various folk cultures and traditions assign symbolic meanings to plants. Although these are no longer commonly understood by populations that are increasingly divorced from their old rural traditions, some survive. In addition, these meanings are alluded to in older pictures, songs and writings.

Maple: Love, Longevity, Money. Special for its sugar and syrup it represents success and abundance.

  • Native American Symbolism: The Maple symbolizes the tree of offering, generosity, balance, promise and practicality. The maple tree was of particular importance to the Algonquian tribes of the northwestern United States and western Canada, who developed the art of processing maple sap into maple sugar, maple syrup, and taffy candy. Maple sap was often considered a gift from the Creator and/or the culture hero, and many aspects of Algonquian culture and tradition came to revolve around maple sugaring. For these reasons, the maple leaf symbol was an important design motif in Algonquian beadwork. Maple trees were important to Native peoples in other ways as well. Maple wood was used to make tools and furniture, and its bark was used as a medicine herb. The Rocky Mountain maple is considered one of the sacred Life Medicines of the Navajo tribe.

Mesquite: Healing

Mimosa: Protection, Love, Prophetic Dreams, Purification

Myrtle: Love, Fertility, Youth, Peace, Money

Norfolk Island Pine: Protection, Anti Hunger


Oak: Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck

  • Native American Symbolism: The oak symbolizes strength of character and courage. Oak is considered a medicine tree by many eastern and midwestern tribes, associated with strength and protection. Individual oak trees of great size and longevity have often been considered sacred and used as spiritual and civic centers for important tribal gatherings (such as weddings, peace conferences, and naming ceremonies.)

Olive: Healing, Peace, Fertility, Potency, Protection, Lust

Orange: Love, Divination, Luck, MoneyPear: Lust, Love

Pecan: Money, Employment

Sassafras: Health, Money

Walnut: Health, Mental Powers, Infertility, Wishes

Source: in5d






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