Day #79 (Plants in Places)
Spikey Plants aren’t a favourite in Feng Shui as they don’t really represent the warm and fuzzies.
The main aim in Feng Shui is to create abundant and healthy Qi which nurtures and supports you and your business or family, an environment which welcomes in the Qi. Spikey plants don’t exactly create this environment, consider how much you avoid touching or brushing up against a cactus. Hence they aren’t usually recommended in traditional Feng Shui…
I wouldn’t discount them just yet though and start throwing all your cactus and yuccas out. If we start to look at the reason why these plants are spikey it can give us a great indication of what symbology and energy they bring to your space.
Most spikey leafed plants can be found in warm climates and one of the reasons why the leaves are narrow is that they don’t really need to have wide leaves to capture the sun as there are already plenty of light.
They also spikey for protection from predators who want to take what they have been able to produce easily and naturally to survive in a dry climate.
Considering this, there are going to be times in your life where you feel you need to have a little protection or to retreat until you have healed or feel like you are strong to face the world again, naturally you may gravitate towards a home that has a face full of spikey yucca or agaves and this may be perfect for you at that time, but if you really want to start welcoming in the Qi to your life again moving these plants to the back of your property is the most ideal.
Having your spikey plants at the front of your home is not ideal if you are wanting to open up to the world and welcome in abundance.
As a funny observation, across from my mums house is a home with its front completely covered in tall yuccas really close to the house itself, none at the back though. It’s funny because it turned out the guy was the local big time drug dealer. Obviously the yuccas were there to protect his business from authorities and keep away the positive in his life. Opening the back door for only those he wanted to access his business. Though this lack of protection from the back didn’t serve him well as he was found out and arrested.
Now not saying all people with spikey plants the front of their home are drug dealers, just an observation and the power of intention.
I love to place my spikey plants in the back yard in a spot where it may feel a little vulnerable and in need of protection.
Where do you have your spikey plants?
P.S. Please share it on your Facebook, Twitter or any other social media site just for the LOVE of it.
And please share in the comments box below because sharing feels good.