If you're a follower of the Feng Shui philosophy, a certain plant could disrupt the balance of your home. In this article, we reveal this surprising plant and explain why it might not be welcome in your home.
Feng Shui: an ancient philosophy that influences our well-being
Feng Shui is a thousand-year-old philosophical art originating from China. Based on Taoism, its objective is to harmonize the flow of “chi” energies in our physical environment. It applies as well to our homes as to our workplaces or our outdoor spaces.
The main idea of Feng Shui is based on the belief that the arrangement and organization of objects and elements in a space can influence the quality of life, health and luck of the people who reside there. The ultimate goal of Feng Shui is to create a balanced and harmonious environment that promotes well-being and prosperity.
How can plants destroy your chi according to Feng Shui?
Plants play a crucial role in Feng Shui. They are supposed to bring energy, life and abundance to a room. They have the power to purify the air and reduce our stress. However, some plants, by their very nature, attract bad energies, generate discomfort and cause stagnation and disturbances in energies.
The perfect example of this type of plant is the spiny cactus (succulents are excluded from this category). Despite its easy maintenance and high decorative potential, this cactus does not harmonize with the Feng Shui philosophy.
Why is the thorny cactus the disruptor of your inner harmony?
The thorns of this cactus generate feelings of aggression and hostility, negatively affecting the energy of the space and disturbing the flow of “chi”. The negative energy gets trapped between its thorns, preventing the chi from flowing freely and smoothly.
Native to arid regions, these plants symbolize the lack of harmony and peace. They emanate survival and defense, two aspects we do not want in a safe environment. However, this does not mean that we cannot have cacti in our homes, as we can benefit from their abilities.
How to enjoy cacti without disturbing the balance of your home?
According to Feng Shui, it is recommended to place cacti outside, near the entrance or under the
windows. In this way, they will act as protectors and neutralize the negative energy that tries to enter your home. However, you should absolutely avoid placing a cactus in the bedrooms, bathroom, living room and kitchen, places of family gathering, rest, hygiene or privacy.
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