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How to Feng Shui Your Yard

How to Feng Shui Your Yard

The ancient Chinese art of feng shui can help us fill our homes with good energy and serenity, improving health, wealth, and relationships. But did you know that you can also feng shui your yard to enhance the energies there? You can–and the process is easy, fun, and a pleasant thing to do on a lovely summer day.

Find out how to attract good fortune to you and your family with simple feng shui principles applied to your yard.

First, find the true entrance to your yard, and then look at the listing below to see placements to enhance the chi in each area.

Career or Life Journey
Element: Water.
Colors: Black and dark blue.
Bagua Position: Center front.
Guidance: Make sure to remove obstacles such as overhanging branches, prickles, squeaking hinges, and make sure you have clear passage.

Relationships
Element: Earth.
Colors: Pink.
Bagua Position: Back right.
Guidance: Groups of plants; pairs of trees, flower pots, or statuary.

Family and Ancient Wisdom
Element: Wood.
Color: Green.
Bagua Position: Left middle.
Guidance: A table for family meals, or other family get-togethers.

Wealth
Element: Wood.
Color: Blue.
Bagua Position: Back left.
Guidance: Compost.

Helpful People
Element: Metal.
Colors: White and silver.
Bagua Position: Front right.
Guidance: Birds, bird houses, statuary.

Creative /Children
Element: Metal.
Colors: White or silver.
Bagua Position: Right middle.
Guidance: Children’s play area; creations such as garden sculpture.

Knowledge
Element: Earth.
Colors: Blue and sometimes yellow.
Bagua Position: Front left.
Guidance: Meditation garden; seedlings, flowers, vegetables.

Fame
Element: Fire.
Color: Red.
Bagua Position: Back middle.
Guidance: Your best accomplishments (flowers, sculptures, etc.); moon gate (round or square openings in hedges, walls, etc.)

Tai Chi
Element: Earth.
Colors: Yellow or gold.
Bagua Position: Center middle.
Guidance: Keep the area clear.

Inspired by The Feng Shui Garden, by Gill Hale (Storey Books, 1998).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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1:07AM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

Thanks for posting!

7:26PM PDT on Apr 29, 2012

Hey There! I just found this article. Could someone please tell me am I applying placements looking out my front door or looking from the road toward my house? Thanks so much....love the article!!!

2:43AM PST on Feb 27, 2012

Thank you.

4:08AM PST on Feb 3, 2012

Interesting.

10:36AM PST on Feb 2, 2012

Yet -
Another article about Feng Shui - REALLY! If Feng Shui would work - I would suggest that Asian countries use it to improve their lives by getting rid of child labor, reconsidering what they use in their medicines, stop abusing animals, and granting respect to their women.
Than they can talk to me about Feng Shui !

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3:08PM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

Interesting idea. I have a 3 acre front yard with a barn and a garden--electric fence around garden of necessity--lots of large rocks here and there. I think it's feng shui "ed" itself.

4:35PM PDT on Apr 25, 2011

Thanks so very much for the wonderful post Annie B. I realize now that my front yard and entrance need some work. I have beside my front door hanging, an old Canada Postal Box in bright red?
The back yard is more Tai Chi, I guess, as the whole back center is open with a rolling hill, and the trees, shrubs and flowers are on each side?

4:29PM PDT on Apr 25, 2011

Thank you for this wonderful post Annie B. I realize that my front yard and entrance need some rearranging after reading this. By back yard in the center is clear of anything, but the sides have the trees, bushes and flowers. I use a lot of wood (branches from trees placed in a very old chinese basket), stones that I glued together, a water feature, and an electric fireplace in my Living/Dining Room. I am going to cut some branches off trees tommorow that bloom and stick them in a holder and they will probably bloom before the real trees do, as it has been unseasonably cold here and still have snow drifts.

8:59AM PDT on Apr 21, 2011

Someone must use it.

7:01AM PDT on Apr 18, 2011

hmmm....
ANYONE EVER HAVE LUCK WITH FENG SHUI ?

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