If you living in a home surrounded by a garden that is lush and vibrant, with a balance of light and shade, you will enjoy great good fortune. Your family will be happy , your relationships will be harmonious and your career or business will prosper. You will have robust good health and great enthusiasm for life and living. The Chinese describe this is good Feng Shui for it means that the energies that surround your home are balanced and beneficial.
Opposite, if your home is surrounded bad energy brought about placing garden structures incorrectly or by ignoring the presence of sharp, pointed hostile objects, then your health, prosperity and happiness will suffer. Feng Shui shows you how to rearrange or plan your environment so you can enjoy great good fortune.
It is important to realize that your external Geng Shui must be auspicious in order for any good Chi that yo generate inside the home to flourish. Therefore, the first rule of Feng Shui is that we must live in tune with the world’s landscape, its mountains, hills and rivers, its winds and energies, and its waters. The practice itself encapsulates this in a broad-based body of principles that promise prosperity and abundance. peace and serenity, health and longevity to those who live according to its guidelines on environmental harmony and balance.
The Feng Shui of the garden is critical because the orientation of the land around buildings determinates the quality of energies that surround the building. Garden Feng Shui focuses on landscape and form. Analysis is made of the terrain i the contours and elevations – of the land surrounding any building. The quality of the air and soil is also analysed .
Garden Feng Shui should always begin with the investigation of the landscape, the elevations and hills that provide the backdrop against which the house is built are referred to as the dragons and tigers of the landscape. The correct undulations suggest the presence of the auspicious dragon , which will send propitious Sheng Chi or dragon’s breath following benignly into the home. Topography and hill types offer clues of where and what kind of trees can be planted to augment the good fortune that accompanies the presence of dragon. In areas where the green dragon hills on the left of the front door are dominated by the white tiger hills to the right, killing breath could inadvertently get generated. In such places, corrective garden features can be introduced to suppress the unfortune that wrtahful tiger brings.
There are special considerations for large and medium size gardens and these must be addressed to ensure that design features within the surrounding garden do not hurt the main house. Shapes become particulary important, as do extensions or garden structures such as gazebos, greenhouses, statues and water pools. Harmful structures and eyesores such as electricity pylons need to be effectively blocked out.
Much of good garden Feng Shui depends on the clever selection of plants. Feng Shui considers more than just the colour of a flower, it also considers the shape of the adult plant, its leaves and its symbolic value. Also, the water flow and water bodies in the garden must be design to bring great fortune for all the residents of the household. Where the water water enters and leaves the garden, has a particularly powerful influence over the lack of the home.