Garden Feng Shui

Garden Feng Shui

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The famous Chinese practice of Feng Shui is the art of controlling energies.

According to the traditional view of this flow, the visible world is permeated with Qi energy, which flows in different ways depending on various factors.

The task of the Feng Shui master, and indeed of any person who wants to find harmony, is to bring the Qi flows into balance and create the most favorable environment.

As a rule, in modern conditions, we are talking about using this art for city apartments, but this situation is due to the purely current state of affairs.

After all, a significant number of people live in cities and in apartments.

That is why Feng Shui was adapted for such conditions, and initially this art was used precisely in order to form open spaces: gardens and even entire cities.

Many may be skeptical about Feng Shui. However, this opinion is not so widespread. For example, the whole city of Singapore is made according to the canons of Feng Shui, as well as many other (mainly Chinese, but not only) cities.

Draw in Chi Energy

So, Qi permeates the whole world, but it can change its properties, in particular, it becomes:

  • Zheng-chi - beneficial energy, moves measuredly, never in a straight line, has positive properties, brings good;
  • Se-chi (Sha-chi) is a negative hypostasis, moves in a straight line, can be excessively rapid and sharp, as a result gives adverse effects, in general affects the space negatively.

In order to attract the largest amount of Zheng-chi, you should create a garden space according to the following tips:

  1. to make relief, elevation changes on the site, it is quite possible with the help of available options, for example, alpine hills, stepped flower beds and something like that;
  2. make the space not visible, that is, it is necessary that your site is not immediately visible to the eye, create separate zones and smooth transitions so that the landscape opens up gradually;
  3. work on the entrance area, the entrance to the site is of high importance, determines the quantity and quality of the Qi inlet;
  4. using water, even an artificial, not large reservoir, allows you to accumulate positive energy;
  5. leveling corners, for example, placing recreation areas there, planting plants, installing objects that relate to landscape design.

Maintain Yin-Yang Balance

The terms Yin and Yang are the two main principles of this world, two opposites.

They interact and create a different flow of Chi.

Yin - represents calmness, darkness, coolness, softness, flatness, water, in general, it is something like a passive beginning.

An overabundance of this beginning can cause a corresponding effect, that is, if Yin prevails in space, you may feel lethargic, although you can also feel calm.

Yang - represents activity, warmth, fire, mobility, hills and irregularities, sound, hardness and rough surfaces.

In general, this beginning is active and gives the corresponding properties. If there is a lot of Yang in space, then you can be overly excited, although you can recharge, become more active.

In order to create a harmonious space, use the following methods:

  • space of oval and sinuous shapes, less straight shapes;
  • use methods to visually increase the space;
  • use additional lighting;
  • use plants, take a wide variety of varieties;
  • mask visually unsightly details of the space, try to make the entire area visually pleasing to the eye.

Identify and enhance compass directions

This topic is one of the most difficult to understand, but it also allows you to effectively work with Feng Shui methods.

So, you need a plan for your garden. To do this, you need to draw a garden on paper on a scale and divide it into equal squares, which are formed by three rows and three columns.

Each such square corresponds to a zone, which, according to Feng Shui, is responsible for a specific sphere of reality.

These sectors are determined by the compass, for this you need to stand in the central sector and determine the cardinal points.

Let's consider how to work with each separate sector..

  1. Wealth and monetary luck... Southeast. It is optimal to place a reservoir with moving water in this sector, for example, a fountain or something similar. Here positive Qi and a group of succulents, desert plants, will attract. If we are talking about a house in this sector, then you need to install lamps.
  2. Relationships, family luck... Southwest. A toilet should not be placed here. It is best to set the composition with large stones, which you can complement with crystals. In addition, plant here plants that are associated with the elements of earth and fire.
  3. Good luck for your children... East and West. Various vegetation will work best here, from shrubs to conifers, the more the better. If you can install decorative elements, then you should choose green tones, if there are any utility rooms or buildings, then use light colors.
  4. Help and support, mentors... Northwest. Here you need to add details that will give the element metal, for example, garden furniture (preferably yellow or metallic) or hang the "chime of the wind". You should not use excessive lighting in this sector, details that are saturated with elements of water and fire.
  5. Knowledge, education... Northeast. Here you should saturate the sector with an element of earth, for example, make a gravel path or a container garden, a mosaic.
  6. Career and recognition... South. Bright lighting, glass garden figurines, lots of lamps, birds, greens and reds are ideal components of this sector.
  7. Job... Northern sector. Willows should not be planted here, but conifers will come in handy, which give health. Equip your garden with a variety of reflectors like garden mirrors or glass figurines.
  8. Energy center... Central sector. It is best to have a house here, or a large flower garden (or gazebo) without straight shapes, in ovals and a large number of different plants.

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