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Feng shui Money Tree symbolism

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The Money Tree (搖錢樹, "Money Tree") is a symbol of good fortune and prosperity dating back to the Han Dynasty in China. Cast-bronze Money Trees are a feature of Han-era tombs in Sichuan. The Money Tree statue is a tree-shaped statue whose leaves have been replaced with lucky coins.

You might sometimes see these trees with gemstones such as rose quartz (representing love) or citrine (representing general good fortune) in place of the coins if it is desirable to attract something besides wealth into the home. The base of the tree is generally placed into a bonsai pot filled with rice to stabilize the statue.

Purpose of the Money Tree

The Money Tree is essentially a visual reminder of the saying "Money grows on trees". A Money Tree in your home or business serves to attract wealth and prosperity. Touching a "leaf" of the tree brings good fortune.

Money Tree placement

Where to place your Money Tree? The Money Tree gains great prominence at the Chinese New Year when red envelopes containing money are distributed. Your Tree should have a position of honour during the festivities.

Note: Red packets are small red envelopes with an auspicious greeting on the exterior. During Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year), red packets with money inside them will be given to children, unmarried adults or elders.

The amount of money inside a red packet has to be an even number. Usually the smallest amount in a red packet will be $6 because the number 4 has the same sound as the word "death". Also avoid any numbers with "4" in them (14, 24, 34, etc).

During the "off-season", place your Money Tree in the Wealth area of your home.

Note: Money trees should never be placed on the floor, or in the kitchen or bathroom so as not to "flush away" your wealth.

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