Peonies have a very sincere and open energy to them, an unabashed purity and soft joy that is very healing. A blooming peony flower emits a delicate energy that encourages the adoration and appreciation of one’s own sensuality, a sensuality that is pure, innocent and deliciously ever unfolding.
This obviously made the peony one of the most popular feng shui flower symbol for love and marriage. However, there is an interesting, fear-based twist to the classical feng shui use of peony as a love and marriage cure.
As blooming peonies are very seductive, the classical feng shui school does not recommend the image of peonies in the bedroom of an older couple. The explanation of “blooming peonies can make the husband have a roving eye” never made any sense to me; this is where you have to use your own judgment to be able to separate the energetic essence of any particular item from its cultural stereotypes or fear-based projections.