What is Feng Shui?
Feng shui is over 3000 years old and it’s the belief that there are ways to balance the energies of your space. Those that practice Feng shui believe that by balancing your space you can ensure health, good fortune, wealth, happiness, etc…
There are several different schools of thought for Feng shui and a deeper understanding of all the elements can take years of study to understand. But, the general principles can be applied to your home, office or other space. Let’s face it, even if you don’t believe in Feng shui, our spaces can often use some TLC and Feng shui practices can bring a lot of beauty and peace to our living areas.
Feng shui cure
Plants are often used as Feng shui cures, meaning that they can provide the elements needed for vibrant Chi (energy) that your space doesn’t naturally have. The plants provide elements to the space like wood, fire, earth, metal and water. These plants are then placed in certain areas typically in the south, southeast and east parts of the space if the owner is using a traditional Feng shui bagua.
Feng Shui Bamboo Plant
Lucky bamboo is one of the more popular plants used as a Feng shui cure. It’s often put in a metal pot and tied with a red ribbon to represent all of the elements. Lucky bamboo is a great plant for Feng shui cures because it’s considered strong, and peaceful. It also teaches wisdom in that it is a flexible and open plant (it’s hollow) which allows Chi to freely flow.
Number of stalks?
I’ve been over this before, but different number of stalks can add to the type of luck or the blessings on your space.
One Stalk. Is symbolic of a life filled with prosperity. It also symbolizes simplicity and a meaningful life.
Two Stalks: Double your luck. Two stalks are most often associated with marriage, love and relationships.
Three Stalks: Generally three is associated with happiness. It can also be associated with long life and wealth.
Four Stalks: A death wish. The word four in the Chinese language sounds like death. Thus, you won’t often find a four stalked lucky bamboo plant.
Five Stalks: Often thought to bring you academic achievement and creativity. It can also represent health in the five areas of your life, emotional, intuitive, mental, physical, and spiritual.
Six Stalks: Greater prosperity and greater wealth.
Seven: Good health.
Eight: Traditionally related to fertility. Why? In Chinese the word eight sounds like the word to grow.
Nine: Bestows good luck on the owner.
Ten: A perfect, complete, and complacent life.
Twenty One: A very strong blessing of good health and prosperity
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