To begin, Stand in your garden and ask yourself how you genuinely feel in its presence. Next, Do you experience feelings of peace, or an air of uncertainty about its design and placement?
That is why J.H.Mckenna (PhD) defines feng-shui as a literal translation of ‘wind and water’. In addition, It’s essentially the practice of ‘arranging items in their best possible locations and positions’. Therefore, the secret to good feng-shui is the feelings you experience are positive ones. Also, Energy within a place or garden boosts mood, productivity and harmony. In addition and As we know, these are important elements to a great quality of life.
Therefore, if you feel like your garden could do with a little TLC?! That’s why you want to boost its overall appearance and Zen. That’s why this is our simple guide on how to feng-shui your garden. In conclusion, This will give you some insightful pointers:
Define your ‘Bagua’
First off and more important, To start, A Bagua is known as an energy map consisting of 8 trigrams (originally used in Taoist cosmology). Hence and most important, ‘compass’ principles within bagua can very much apply to your garden. That also means with each point corresponding to a particular goal or emotion:
This Focuses on energies corresponding to your path in life (e.g your career)
o This Looks like this spot that is the most popular for feng-shui novices. That is If you are looking to expand their personal and spiritual growth. That’s why it recommends making use of stones. This will create meandering pathways to a centre-piece within your garden. The centre-piece area is like a pond or seating area
o This place is for you or a family member are experiencing hardships with health. That is what you then focus on the eastern-parts of your garden. That’s what used to encourage longevity. That’s why making use of plants and mineral-rich soil coupled with patience for natural plant growth to work wonders for health-related feng shui.
• South East
o In addition, Feelings of wealth achieved by making use of water and wooden elements. As well, Use water and wooden elements in this area of the garden. This encourages you and the family to feel ‘grounded’ and stable. Therefore, Think wooden centrepiece like a statue or bench. Even consider a water ornament like a bird bath.
o In addition, The south is to encourage feelings of popularity or fame. Whilst these are the most desired of feelings, these can easily translate to self-confidence. We encourage warm colours. That’s why you think of colors like yellows and reds. It’s suggested to make use of sunflowers and tulip plants. Consider even changing your pottery to terracotta. That can work wonders for producing these feelings and give the south of your garden a fresh new look.
• South West
o This area is known to invoke feelings of love and deep emotions. Also, It’s common to place boldly-coloured plants here. Think like roses or holly here, coupled with a seating area for your family to enjoy and relax.
o Furthermore, create Gardens packed with plants and stones. Base these on the west-side of your garden. That will encourage play time and feelings of vitality. That makes your garden a great place for your children to play in. As well, It can even increase bonds within the family. This is encouraging family-orientated sport activities.
• North West
o In addition to that, the North West is a great spot to rework if you’ve moved into a new home. This area encourages new beginnings, networks and friendships. Place substantial seating areas fit for gatherings, and accessories it with pale-coloured accessories. This is where to place things like wind-chimes to encourage a peaceful atmosphere.
A chill-out spot
Most important, Seating is imperative to any garden and can further reinforce your desired feng-shui. Seating allows you to relax and absorb the feng shui. That means silence or faint noise you have installed in your garden space. We generally recommend natural materials to encourage an earthy, grounded element to the southern regions of your garden however any bagua you choose will be highly complimented by any seating or bench area you add to it. Therefore, Northern regions with a seated area can invoke both tranquillity and socialization – making it the perfect essential for your garden.
More important, If you truly want to increase positive feng-shui then water features are no stranger to this practice and are a go-to for a simple change in your garden.
First off, Water symbolises the flow of life, and is perfect as a visual and audible pleasure. Hence, If you’re more in-tune with nature then we highly recommend wooden water-features, particularly in the southern regions of your garden. Also, If you prefer a modernistic feel then opt for stone or metallic water features that would work wonders in the North.
It’s all about harmony and making things work together. Also, If you find that certain colours are contrasting or ‘washing out’ with one another then add simple accents with the use of neutral or boldly coloured objects (depending on the colour-coordination issue you’re experiencing) such as outdoor art hangings, wind chimes, or dot statues of objects you like around these areas to accent the area you’re having most trouble with.
As well, No ‘feng-shui-ed’ garden is complete without a set of wind chimes. Furthermore, If you’re not a fan of the loud clanging noises then we highly recommend dotting small wooden chimes around your garden by handing them on raised plant pots, hooks or sheds. That’s because these create an atmospheric yet subtle sound that isn’t overpowering. We highly recommend placing them in the North and western regions of your garden.
Read more about how the bells and rods of your wind-chime can affect the energies you’re trying to do.
Finally, Solar-powered lights are good for your feng-shui as they harness energy naturally (and make your garden look delightful in the process). Lights are known to add a ‘fire’ element to your feng shui which is beneficial for feelings of activity and excitement, but can also reinforce the placements of objects in accordance to the bagua you are trying to do. We highly recommend balancing out your garden with lights; never leave it too dark as you want these positive energies to flow day and night.
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