This post is an addendum to a page I wrote about palm tree symbolism on my other site.
A quick overview of symbolic attributes pertaining to the palm tree include:
- Happy Returns
In the Qabalah, the palm is an icon for Judea after the Exodus – a symbol of triumph over adversity. Further, the palm is one of the four physical symbolic representations displayed during the Sukkot to celebrate divine bounty and abundance.
As a love symbol, the palm is a symbol of fertility. The erect spine of the palm signifies the phallus (male principle), whereas the fruit of the palm represents the ovaries (female principle).
The palm is also a symbol for longevity, as it produces fruit for many, many years.
As a dream symbol the palm speaks of attaining a higher vantage point – indicating a deeper need for achievement or recognition.
Palms are also good luck symbols in that historically they are strewn upon the path of returning heros from battle, and returning pilgrims to the Holy Land. Here palms are symbolic of safe returns, happy homecomings, safety and assurance.
Other pages of interest: