Day #79 (Plants in Places)
Where to place your Cacti and Spikey Plants
Cacti and Spikey Plants aren’t a favourite in Feng Shui as they don’t really create the warm fuzzies.
The main aim in Feng Shui is to create abundant and healthy Qi which nurtures and supports you and your business or family; meaning creating an environment which welcomes in and nourishes the Qi. Spikey plants don’t exactly create this environment, consider how much you avoid touching or brushing up against a cactus.
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’re 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. And 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 want to open up to the world and welcome in abundance.
As an interesting observation, a local home I know of has 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, cover up what he was doing and keep away the ‘positive’ in his life. And opened 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, this is just a specific observation how people’s subconscious creates their environment.
I love to place my spikey plants in the back yard in a spot where I may feel a little vulnerable, and in an area where people will not be hurt by them. So low traffic areas, sunny position and somewhere to remind you that something has your back.
Where do you have your spikey plants?
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