Updated: Apr 26, 2020
The same question has popped up over and over again in every session of our Feng Shui Consultations. Client: "Do I need to roll a pineapple into my new house on the day that I move in?" Sharon: "Why would you want to do that?" Client: "Isn't this what everyone does, we also don't know the reason behind it, but we just wanted to follow what others are doing." The rolling or tossing a real pineapple into one’s new house for good fortune is simply a myth! There is no science to it, and the only explanation is the word pineapple pronounced in Hokkien sounds like 'ONG LAI', which means 'Good Fortune Come'. Think about it, what if the house owner is a Cantonese? Or a Hakka? Will the tossing of a pineapple for 'Good Fortune' still be useful? Pineapple is a fruit, and it is meant to be eaten or to quench one’s thirst, not to be rolled or thrown into a house. We shouldn't waste a good pineapple by a myth. A ritual for moving into a new house has to be logical and practical. Throwing a pineapple into a house is most certainly not.
Sometimes, convenience has the appearance of logic.
-Sophie Hannah, The Wrong Mother-