22 Symbols of Abundance from Across the World

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Abundance can come in various forms, from an abundance of health and happiness to an abundance of wealth and good fortune. 

Various traditions feature symbols that represent and invoke abundance—so here’s your guide to some of the most powerful ones that you can use in your spiritual practice. 

Symbols of Abundance 

1. Hare 

hare symbol

Scotland is abound with hares, and the animal’s spiritual significance there dates back centuries. So revered were hares for their strength, speed, and beauty that eating them was forbidden under Celtic tradition. 

For the Celts, encountering a hare in the wild meant that positive new opportunities were on their way for you. It was also common to invoke this good omen by placing a dead hare’s skin under one’s bed. 

Known for their high fertility early in the year, hares are also associated with the pagan festival of spring (Ostara) and the Christian celebration of Christ’s rebirth (Easter). In this spirit, you can use the hare symbol to invoke fertility and abundant life. 

2. Kamadhenu Cow and Calf

Kamadhenu Cow of abundance

The Kamdhenu cow, also known as Nandini or Surabhi, is a revered figure in Hindu mythology, associated with abundance and prosperity. It is believed to possess the divine ability to grant wishes and provide an endless supply of nourishment. 

As per Vastu (Hindu system similar to Feng Shui), keeping a Kamdhenu cow statue in one’s home or workplace is thought to attract wealth, success, peace, abundance, balance, and positive energy. The Kamdhenu cow statues typically depict the divine bovine nursing her calf, symbolizing nourishment and abundance.

3. Koi & Gold Fish

Twin fish symbol

Fish were said to bring wealth and prosperity in ancient China, and this is even captured in Chinese language today: the word for fish is very similar to the word for abundance, both being pronounced as ‘yu’ with different inflections. 

Given this close association of fish with prosperity, eating fish remains an important part of Chinese New Year celebrations, summoning good luck and wealth for the coming year. 

Beyond this, you may have also encountered spiritual fish symbolism in the form of fish statues and aquariums. These are often used to harbor wealth and good luck, with goldfish being a popular choice as they are associated with the precious metal gold.

A few other animals that are associated with abundance are as follows:

  • Bulls: In many cultures, bulls symbolize strength, fertility, and abundance. They are often associated with financial prosperity.
  • Frogs: In some Asian cultures, frogs are seen as symbols of prosperity and abundance because the word for frog sounds similar to the word for “wealth” in Chinese.
  • Pigs: In German and Scandinavian folklore, pigs are associated with good luck and abundance. Piggy banks are a modern example of this association.
  • Bees: Bees are often seen as symbols of abundance, productivity, and hard work. In some cultures, they are associated with the sweetness of life and the rewards of labor.
  • Horses: In many cultures, horses are associated with power, freedom, and abundance. They are sometimes seen as symbols of a prosperous journey through life.
  • Butterflies: In some Native American traditions, butterflies are considered symbols of abundance, joy, and transformation.
  • Dragons: In Chinese culture, dragons are powerful symbols of good luck, prosperity, and abundance. They are often associated with the forces of nature and the flow of energy in the universe.
  • Elephants: In many Asian cultures, elephants are seen as symbols of prosperity, good luck, and abundance.

These are just a few examples, and the symbolism of animals can vary greatly between different cultures and traditions.

4. Lemon Tree 

Lemons with leaves
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With their bright yellow fruits, lemon trees are thought to symbolize abundant optimism, success, and vibrant life. This was a particularly common belief in the ancient cultures of Egypt, China, and Rome, where the elites would decorate their homes with lemon trees to display their wealth and success. 

Also in ancient Egypt and Rome, the juice of a lemon tree’s fruits often served to fend off fevers and colds. Lemon trees thus came to be associated with spiritual cleansing and protection, and you can dispel negative energies by placing one at the perimeter of your garden or home. 

5. Laughing Buddha

Laughing Buddha

The laughing Buddha symbolizes financial abundance and an overflow of happiness and joy; the sack he carries represents a bag of money, as well as carrying away your worries and woes. Thus, having a laughing Buddha ornament in your home will dispel your inner negativity and bring in joy and success

What’s more, you can enhance the effects of the laughing Buddha by positioning it according to feng shui, a practice that maximizes positive energy flow in indoor and outdoor spaces. Place the Buddha opposite your home’s main entrance, for instance, to deflect negativity and welcome guests with positive energy

6. Tree of Life 

Tree of life
Tree of life

The tree of life features in many ancient traditions as a symbol of spiritual wealth—including the vitality, wisdom, and peace that arise from living in harmony with nature and your inner spirit.

In Celtic tradition, trees were celebrated as being protectors of animal life and gateways to spiritual realms. This gave the Celtic tree of life two related and important meanings: its upper branches represent vitality and abundance in the living world, while its roots stand for spiritual growth and the inner abundance that comes with that. 

The tree of life is thus a reminder that your life is much more than material abundance and you should also tend to your roots and your inner world. 

7. Basil 

Holy basil
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Basil is one of the most commonly used plants by herbalists across the globe. Its bright green leaves stand for wealth and abundance, and having a basil plant in your home is said to bring money and good fortune to your business or career. 

One practice where basil has particular significance is in feng shui, which stipulates how to arrange spaces for positive energy flow. Basil plants are thought to ward off negative energy in feng shui, thereby bringing in space for fortune and prosperity.

You may have also heard of holy basil, a variant of this plant, which similarly brings good fortune as well as spiritual clarity, wisdom, and growth. 

8. Four-Leaf Clover 

Four-Leaf Clover 

Four-leaf clovers are extremely rare plants, so finding them has been an omen of good luck for many centuries. Back in Celtic times, people would carry four-leaf clovers to ward off bad luck and evil spirits, and even to see and communicate with fairies. 

Don’t confuse the four-leaf clover with the shamrock, however; the latter is a more commonly found, three-leaf clover that symbolizes the country Ireland and its festival of St Patrick. 

With the rarer, four-leaf clover symbol—whose leaves are said by Christians to symbolize faith, love, hope, and luck—you can count on lots of positive changes to arrive in your life. 

9. Gold and Yellow Crystals 

Yellow Citrine crystal

Yellow and gold are vibrant, uplifting colors, reminding us of the sun, summer fruits, and many types of flowers. Some spiritual practitioners thus rely on gold and yellow crystals to invoke the abundant, thriving energy associated with the colors yellow and gold. 

The crystal citrine, for instance, is said to bring its bearer an overflow of courage and strength. Meanwhile, the gem yellow jade is believed to grant you inner stability and material wealth. 

Other popular crystals include gold quartz, which brings you mental clarity and abundant creativity, and also the metal gold itself. Given gold’s high value, gold jewelry has served as a symbol of abundance for many centuries. 

A few other crystals associated with abundance are as follows:

  • Pyrite: Often called “fool’s gold,” pyrite is believed to attract wealth, abundance, and good luck.
  • Green Aventurine: This crystal is thought to be a powerful manifesting stone, attracting prosperity and abundance.
  • Tiger’s Eye: This stone is said to bring good luck, prosperity, and abundance, particularly in business ventures.
  • Peridot: Peridot is believed to attract abundance, prosperity, and positive energy.
  • Malachite: This green crystal is associated with abundance, manifestation, and financial success.
  • Emerald: Emeralds are sometimes linked to abundance, prosperity, and growth.
  • Goldstone: This man-made glass is infused with copper particles and is believed to attract abundance and success.
  • Garnet: Garnets are associated with prosperity, abundance, and manifestation, particularly in business and career matters.
  • Clear Quartz: As a master healer crystal, clear quartz is thought to amplify intentions and attract abundance in all areas of life.

10. The Color Green

Luscious green vegetation is a sign of nature blossoming to its fullest. It’s therefore unsurprising that green objects like gems and crystals act as spiritual symbols of flourishing and abundance. 

Popular green crystals to bring you abundance include jade, emerald, peridot, green aventurine, and green tourmaline. You can carry them with you throughout your day or place them under your pillow at night. 

Green clothing, green walls, and green houseplants can also foster that feeling of vitality and wealth linked to flourishing green nature. When it comes to houseplants, the money tree, the basil plant, and lucky bamboo are especially effective bearers of abundance. 

11. Cornucopia 

Cornucopia 

The cornucopia is a curved goat’s horn filled with fruit, grain, or flowers to symbolize nourishment and abundance. It’s also known as the horn of plenty and stems from Greek and Roman mythology.

According to one myth, the newborn god, Zeus, was nursed and protected by the goat goddess, Amalthaea. When one of Amalthaea’s horns broke away, it acquired the divine power to supply Zeus all the nourishment he needed—thus the origin of the cornucopia. 

Today, you can see the cornucopia on the coats of arms of Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, and Peru. Many North Americans also fill a cornucopia basket with fruit and vegetables at Thanksgiving, an annual celebration of abundant food, health, family, and the year’s blessings. 

12. Summer Solstice 

solstice sun

Celebrated for centuries across multiple cultures, the summer solstice marks the day in the year when the nighttime is shortest and the daytime is longest. This solstice thus represents the pinnacle of summertime, and with it summer’s abundance of light, energy, nature, and joy. 

Modern followers of the solstices and equinoxes—such as indigenous cultures or pagans and Wiccans in the Western world—often gather together to celebrate the summer solstice through bountiful meals, storytelling, chanting, and dance. 

Many of the festivities also revolve around the sun and its abundant life-giving powers; so you can catch people gathered at spiritual sites like Stonehenge in the UK, united to pay tribute to the summer solstice sunrise. 

13. Spring Deities 

Goddess Freya
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Many global traditions have deities associated with abundance, one example being the spring goddess Eostre, who stands for rebirth and fertility in Wicca and neo-paganism. 

Another spring deity of abundance is the Norse goddess Freyja, who is said to have abandoned earth in the wintertime before returning in spring, restoring beauty and abundant life to the natural world. 

Especially at the spring equinox, followers of these goddesses will make offerings to them in the form of food, flowers, and altars, in order to call in fertility, vitality, and future flourishing. 

Most notably, the spring deities Freyja and Eostre are also each believed to be accompanied by a hare, a further symbol of fertility and abundance that you discovered earlier in this article. 

14. Sri Yantra 

Sri Yantra - Spiritual Triangle Symbol
Sri Yantra

The Sri Yantra is a powerful symbol in Hindu tradition, often used in temples and homes to summon spiritual and material abundance.

The symbol’s upward-pointing triangles represent divine masculine energy, its downward-facing triangles depict divine feminine energy, and the central dot represents the powerful merging of the two. 

By meditating with the Sri Yantra symbol or by placing one in your home as an object of worship, you can begin to connect with those divine energies and reach a higher state of consciousness. 

In this way, you’ll unlock the abundant creativity, wisdom, success, and spiritual enlightenment that the Sri Yantra symbol inherently stands for. 

15. Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat)

maneki neko lucky cat

In Japanese culture, the Maneki Neko (lucky cat figurine) is believed to bring good luck and fortune to its owner. It is available in different colors representing different types of luck, such as wealth, love, or health. It’s common to see Maneki Neko figurines in Asian restaurants, shops, and homes.

16. Sheaf of Wheat

Wheat ear symbol

In Christianity, the sheaf of wheat is associated with the Eucharist and the body of Christ, representing spiritual nourishment and abundance. It is also a common symbol in agricultural communities, representing the fruits of labor and the cycle of life.

A few other foods associated with abundance are as follows:

  • Pomegranates: In many cultures, pomegranates symbolize fertility, abundance, and prosperity due to their numerous seeds.
  • Oranges and Tangerines: In Chinese culture, oranges and tangerines are symbols of good luck and prosperity, often exchanged during the Chinese New Year.
  • Grapes: Grapes are often associated with abundance and fertility, particularly in ancient Greek and Roman traditions.
  • Figs: In some cultures, figs are considered a symbol of fertility and abundance due to their many seeds.
  • Dates: In Islamic culture, dates are considered a symbol of abundance and prosperity, often consumed during Ramadan.
  • Rice: In many Asian cultures, rice is a staple food and is associated with fertility, abundance, and wealth.
  • Corn: In Native American traditions, corn is often seen as a symbol of abundance, fertility, and life.
  • Pumpkin: Pumpkins are often associated with the harvest season and are considered a symbol of abundance and prosperity. They are commonly used in autumn decorations and celebrations, such as Halloween and Thanksgiving, and their large size and vibrant color make them a fitting representation of the bounty of the harvest.

These foods are often incorporated into various cultural traditions, rituals, and celebrations related to abundance and prosperity.

17. Goddess Lakshmi 

Lakshmi - Hindu Goddess of Wealth

Goddess Lakshmi is the symbol of abundance, wealth, fortune and prosperity in Hindu mythology. She is often shown as a beautiful woman, sitting on a lotus flower. The lotus represents purity and spiritual essence.

Lakshmi is said to have eight forms known as Astalakshmi. Each of these represents the different types of abundance that the goddess gives to her followers. These eight forms are Adi Lakshmi (primordial wealth), Dhana Lakshmi (monetary wealth), Dhanya Lakshmi (agricultural wealth), Gaja Lakshmi (animal wealth), Santana Lakshmi (children), Veera Lakshmi (courage), Vijaya Lakshmi (victory), and Vidya Lakshmi (knowledge).

By praying to Goddess Lakshmi, people hope to receive not just material wealth, but also spiritual wealth. This leads to contentment and fulfillment in life.

18. Nang Kwak

Nang Kwak – Thai Goddess of Good Fortune

Nang Kwak, or Mae Nang Kwak, is a Thai folklore figure symbolizing abundance, prosperity, and good fortune. Depicted as a young woman with a beckoning gesture, she is believed to invite wealth and success.

Thai businesses and households often display Nang Kwak figurines to attract customers, wealth, and luck. Her presence serves as a reminder to maintain a positive, welcoming attitude in life and business.

19. Goddess Abundantia

Goddess Abundantia

In ancient Rome, Abundantia (meaning plenty or riches) was the Goddess of abundance, money, fortune, and prosperity. 

People would pray to Abundantia when they wanted their crops to grow, their businesses to thrive, or their bank accounts to fill up. She was like a divine financial advisor, always ready to help you out and make sure you were living your best, most abundant life.

In addition to Lakshmi and Abundantia, a few other Gods and Goddesses associated with abundance and prospertity are as follows:

  1. Kubera (Buddhism and Hinduism): Lord of wealth, abundance, and the guardian of treasures.
  2. Chandra (Hinduism): God of the moon, associated with abundance and growth.
  3. Aje (Yoruba religion): Goddess of wealth, fertility, and prosperity.
  4. Jambhala (Tibetan Buddhism): God of wealth and prosperity.
  5. Hapi (Ancient Egyptian mythology): God of the annual flooding of the Nile, associated with fertility and abundance.
  6. Ganesha (Hinduism): God of success, prosperity, and wisdom, known for removing obstacles.
  7. Inari (Japanese mythology): God/goddess of fertility, rice, agriculture, and prosperity.
  8. Plutus (Greek mythology): God of wealth and abundance.
  9. Njord (Norse mythology): God of wealth, fertility, and the sea.

These gods and goddesses are often invoked in prayers, rituals, and offerings to attract abundance, prosperity, and success in various aspects of life. 

20. Feng Shui Wealth Boat

Feng Sui Abundance ship

Ships have always been used to carry valuable goods and treasures across the seas. In feng shui, a wealth ship works the same way. It’s like a symbol of all the good stuff in life – money, success, abundance, and good luck – sailing right into your world.

It’s believed that displaying a model of the wealth ship in your home or office can help to attract abundance and prosperity into your life. The ship is often placed in the wealth corner of a room, which is the southeast area according to the Bagua map in Feng Shui. 

21. Lucky Bamboo

Bamboo symbol

In Feng Shui, lucky bamboo plants are thought to bring good fortune, prosperity, and abundance to a space. The plant’s sturdy stalks and green leaves represent growth and vitality. The number of stalks in an arrangement is significant, with different numbers symbolizing different types of luck. Placing a lucky bamboo in the wealth corner of your home or office (the southeast area) is said to enhance the flow of positive energy and abundance.

22. Wu Lou

 

Wu Lou

The Wu Lou, also known as a calabash or gourd, is a powerful symbol of health, longevity, and abundance in Chinese culture. Its unique shape is said to represent the heavens and earth, with the top half symbolizing the sky and the bottom half representing the earth. In Feng Shui, the Wu Lou is believed to attract positive energy and ward off negative influences, making it a popular choice for those seeking to improve their overall well-being and prosperity.

Its association with abundance stems from its traditional use as a container for medicine and food, symbolizing a plentiful supply of life’s necessities. By displaying a Wu Lou in your home or wearing it as a talisman, you can harness its powerful energy to invite health, happiness, and abundance into your life.

Conclusion 

Abundance is a worthy goal to strive for in your spiritual practice, as it brings you health, wealth, spiritual growth, and joy. 

Use the symbols in this article to help you invoke abundance, and check out these gods of good fortune for more inspiration on attracting abundance to your life.


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