Friday, March 16, 2018

Use Flowers to Uplift Your Feng Shui Ch'i

The much needed  rains are are enabling the earth to blossom. How energizing to see spring flowers opening up their beauty for us to enjoy! Flowers are not only beautiful but they are actually one of the easiest ways to uplift the Ch'i  in our homes and in us. They help bring in the wonder and beauty of nature. Just bringing a bouquet of  fresh flowers into a home or workplace uplifts your spirit.

Outside you can use the colors and attributes of flowers to plant them in specific areas of your garden. (For example,  white in the front right - Helpful People, purple in the back left - Wealth, red in the center back - Fame, and pinks in the back right - Romance)

To further enhance your home and your personal energy  you can you match the Feng Shui symbolism of flowers with the specific bagua areas. They can be an an effective Feng Shui cure to attract wealth, harmony, love, and so much more. The shape, color, texture, and aroma of specific flowers all speak a Feng Shui language to your home and office depending on where you place them. The attributes of a flower represent specific Ch'i.

In the book "The Language of Flowers" Vanessa Diffenbaugh outlines a specific meaning of each flower, and to take this further linking the message of the flower to the specific bagua area can lead to positive effects.

Here are but a few examples:

Chrysanthemum: The chrysanthemum is a symbol for a balanced and easy life, and is an appropriate flower to display in the center or Grounding Area of your home. With its strong yang energy, the chrysanthemum is also associated with attracting good luck.

Hydrangea: Whatever color these fragrant flowers symbolize gratitude and enlightenment, and make an excellent thank you gift to an unsung hero in your life. Display hydrangeas in the Creativity Area.

Narcissus: The energy of the narcissus flower is related to the “flowering” of talents and is therefore can boost career success. Display a white narcissus in the Career Area of your home or workplace to help reap the rewards of your hard work.

Orchid: The orchid is considered a symbol of the search for perfection, spiritual growth, and purity in life. Place an orchid in the Helpful People area of your home to attract mentors, clients, and supporters. Orchids are also considered a symbol of fertility, so grow an orchid or display an image of orchids in your bedroom if you are trying to get pregnant.

Peony: A beautiful flower with a notable scent, the peony is used in Feng Shui to represent love and romance. A classic Feng Shui cure to attract or fix a relationship is to display a pair of pink peonies or hang artwork that shows a pair of peonies in your bedroom or in the Relationship Area.

Roses: The Feng Shui symbolism of roses varies with their color: red for love, yellow for friendship, white for purity, pink for admiration. Display red roses without thorns in the Love Area to strengthen relationships or in the Wealth Area to attract prosperity. 

Tree Blossoms: Blossoming flowers are associated with freshness and new beginnings, especially cherry, dogwood, or peach tree blossoms. Display these blossoms or pictures of them in your Family Area.

It’s always preferable to surround yourself with living flowers, but when that isn’t possible you can use high quality silk flowers, which are kept clean, or pictures of flowers. Avoid surrounding yourself with dried flowers since in Feng Shui they represent dead energy.

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