and Feng Shui
The power of plants
and flowers in your home
Plants are auspicious from the point
of feng shui. It is always good to grow plants in the house, especially
Plants in the office also bring about
increased luck in your career. Place plants in the east, south or south-east
corners of your office for maximum luck.
If you are a married couple and want
children, avoid putting flowers in the bedroom. Instead, place a basket
of fruits in your bedroom. Fruits, especially pomegranates, are a symbol
Don't place thorny plants inside your
home. Thorny plants do form a protective shield, and could be placed outside
the home. Don't place them too near the front door. They could be placed
a little further away from the door, or in the balcony.
Don't place bonsai plants inside or
outside the home. They represent stunted growth.
Trim your plants regularly. Overgrown
plants promote bad energy. Similarly, trim trees in your garden regularly.
Don't let them overwhelm your house.
Fresh flowers bring luck and fortune
in your home. Place fresh flowers in your living room on a regular basis.
However, once they die, throw them out. Don't leave dying flowers in your
Avoid placing dried flowers in your
house. They are believed to bring misfortune. Artificial flowers are a
far preferable option and are believed to bring luck.
Do not place any flowers, plants or
any other auspicious feng shui symbol in the bathroom. The good luck will
backfire and turn into bad luck.
Ever noticed lemons (nimbus) hanging
on the entrances of shops? They are believed to ward off the evil eye,
according to Hindu superstitious beliefs. Similarly, oranges and lemons
are believed to be powerful symbols of fortune, and bring prosperity to
the home. They should be placed at the entrance.
for enhancing prosperity
Before we continue, it is essential
to get one thing clear. There is no substitute for hard work. "Genius is
99% perspiration and 1% inspiration." Few people have come across wealth
and prosperity without putting in hard work. However, often even the most
hardworking people may feel that no matter how much they struggle, they
seem to be going nowhere, because of sheer bad luck. These are just a few
tips to encourage lady luck to smile in your direction.
The three-legged frog is considered
to be a strong symbol of prosperity. Keep it anywhere in your living room.
In your office, sit with your back to
the wall or a closed cabinet Avoid sitting with your back to the window
or an open bookshelf or you may become the victim of malice and betrayal.
Place a painting or image of a mountain
range on the wall behind you.
Never sit with your back to the door.
Flowing water is always considered auspicious.
If you have a fountain in your reception area, ensure that the water is
flowing inwards, and not in the outward direction - or money will flow
out instead of flowing in.
If you live close to a swift river,
prosperity just gets swept along with the current. It is best to live close
to a meandering stream.
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