Hi there! I hope you're enjoying this beautiful season. This is a powerful period of transition, and the pomegranate, who's season starts now, in September, plays a big role.
The pomegranate is an important symbol in the Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) celebration, as it represents all the good deeds, fruitfulness, knowledge, learning, and wisdom we want to embody in the coming year.
We all look forward to this special time of the year when we can feast on these delicious ruby seedlings. But what makes this fruit even more powerful is the fact that many different cultures and religions treasure its precious rubies, as well!
For ancient Zoroastrians, the pomegranate symbolizes the perfection of nature and the soul’s immortality.
In Persian mythology, a popular hero became invincible upon eating this fruit. Ancient Persians painted pomegranates on their shields for protection in battle.
The ancient Hindu text, the Vedas, also considers the pomegranate a symbol for fertility and prosperity. Hindus revered it for its health benefits, as well.
In ancient Armenia and China, the pomegranate was a powerful fertility symbol.
Buddhism considers the pomegranate to be one of the three blessed fruits, along with the citrus and the peach.
In Christianity, a broken or bursting pomegranate, is a symbol of the fullness of Jesus’ suffering and resurrection.
The prophet Mohammed told his followers that eating pomegranates would ward off envy and hatred. According to the Quran, the gardens of paradise include pomegranates.
The deepest spiritual truths have spread across the ancient world, seeping into the depth of culture.
So, this year, when we celebrate the coming year with our precious pomegranate rubies, we hope you’ll have a greater appreciation of how powerful this symbol is.
Do you know another culture who values the pomegranate?
We will be happy to read about it in the comments below.
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I wish everyone a beautiful celebration of Rosh Hashana, this harvest season, and the start of a new school year.
May you be blessed to reap plentiful blessings and maximize your utmost potential.