Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Zen of Flowers in Feng Shui

Did you know that flowers bring nature into your home, enhance your health, help calm your mind and improve your attitude?  

When I work with flowers on a weekly basis in my Flower Arranging classes I immediately feel energized and more centered. Walking into the room with 15 people creating arrangements; taking in the scents and viewing the array of colors brings joy to my life. Then I have the added benefit of displaying a gorgeous flower arrangement in my home on an ongoing basis.

Flowers are among the strongest of the Feng Shui enhancements because they are directly related to the Health, Friends and Family Area of your home (left middle area). If you are dealing with health issues, you want to put fresh flowers or floral representation in art or fabrics in that area.

Flower arrangements can easily contain colors, shapes and attributes of all 5 Feng Shui elements, creating powerful 5 element displays used to uplift stuck energy.
* Wood - flowers themselves
* Water - glass or black vases, water
* Fire - The color red
* Earth - The color yellow, ceramic and rectangular vases
* Metal  - The color white, metal and round vases
The possibilities are endless!!!


They are the quintessential Ch’i enhancers for our homes; providing us with the beauty and wonder of nature and helping us stay connected and grounded to the natural world. Another alternative to fresh flowers is silk and plastic flowers which have the same uplifting effect.

Just like everything in Feng Shui flowers can uplift the Ch’i if beautiful and healthy, or deplete it if sick, dusty or depleting. If your plants begin to wilt and look sickly, move them on and replace them with vibrant healthy ones.  Artificial plants always need to be kept clean and dust free to have the same uplifting effect.


Orchids are the ultimate flower Chi enhancer; bringing positive energy to every area of the house. I always give people fresh orchids as housewarming gifts to help bless their homes. Think of the qualities of the Bagua areas you want to enhance and use flower colors to enrich the enhancement: Red flowers at an entrance for Career, white for the Helpful People or Children and Creativity areas, yellow for the Center, pinks or reds for Love, purple for Wealth. Use the beauty of nature to paint a palette of colorful enhancements in your home.