Tips to Energize your Home with the power of plants and flowers
Feng Shui is the traditional art of placement. Feng shui handles the five main elements; water, wood, fire, earth and metal. Each one of these five elements moves in a different way and makes the energy of the environment vary with it. Plants and flowers generate vital energy by exhaling oxygen into the air. The following tips will help you energize your home with the power of plants and flowers:
1)Plants are very auspicious from the point of view of Feng Shui. It is always good to grow plants in the house, especially wooden plants. The wood element represents spring, new beginnings, growth and wealth.
2)Fill your office with soft plants to generate more energy. House plants promote business growth and brighten any work space. Place plants in the east, south or southeast corners of your office to attract good luck.
3)If you are a married couple and want children, avoid placing flowers in the bedroom. Generate energy for resting and romance by placing a basket of fruits. Fruits, especially pomegranates, are a symbol of fertility.
4)Avoid plants with sharp, pointed leaves or thorns including cactus and spider plants because they emit negative energy. Do not place them near the front door. They could be placed in the balcony.
5)Bonsai plants represent stunted growth. Hence do not place them inside or outside the house. Trim your plants regularly. Overgrown plants invite negative energy.
6)Fresh flowers bring luck and fortune into your life. Place fresh flowers in your living room or office on a regular basis. However, once they die, throw them out as they give out Shar ChiÂ (negative energy).
7)Avoid placing dried flowers in your house. They are believed to bring misfortune. Anything dead or decaying represents death and dying and creates negative yin energy. Decorating your home with artificial flowers are a far preferable option and are believed to attract good luck.
8)Do not place any flowers, plants or any other auspicious Feng Shui symbol in the bathroom. It may invite bad luck.
9)Place a orange or a lemon at the main entrance of the house to ward off evil spirits or negative influences.
The GaneshaSpeaks Team
27 May 2008