In the traditional tarot, fruit trees would be seen as Cups or Vessels, representing the element of water and emotions such as love. Fruits are one of the primary sources of water in our daily diets, they have inspired stories that cover the entire spectrum of human emotion. In botany, fruit trees are considered angiosperms because they are flowering plants that produce fruit that is seed bearing.
Fruit trees were the first trees cultivated and domesticated by humans for the production of food such as dates, plums and figs. Fruit was plentiful in many parts of the world, they inspired the concept of agriculture through the cultivation of planned groves. Fruit trees offered a way to create a stable food source by planting fruit from faraway places. Because of its sweetness and its ability to be turned into wine, fruit became sought after. In some cultures, fruit was seen as a source of temptation.
The biblical story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden centers on the idea of “forbidden fruit” that grew from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Most cultures associated fruit with happiness, health, abundance and love.
Pioneer of Fruit Trees – Mulberry – Abundance
Two of Fruit Trees – Quince – Love
Three of Fruit Trees – Pawpaw – Celebration
Four of Fruit Trees – Plum – Patience
Five of Fruit Trees – Pear – Separation
Six of Fruit Trees – Mango – Happiness
Seven of Fruit Trees – Persimmon – Divination
Eight of Fruit Trees – Coconut – Journey
Nine of Fruit Trees – Peach – Wish
Ten of Fruit Trees – Cherry – Sweetness
Messenger of Fruit Trees – Avocado – Fertility
Guardian of Fruit Trees – Lemon – Purpose
Earthkeeper of Fruit Trees – Sycomore – Nurturing
Wisdomkeeper of Fruit Trees- Date – Mastery