Anyone can fall in love with cacti plants, especially when they are blooming. They are unique plants that can survive with relatively low maintenance and care. Since cacti plants are living things, they consume and radiate energy.
Therefore, if you keep these plants indoors, you need to ensure their placement is subtle and in harmony with the overall look of your room. Basic Feng Shui principles should guide you in accomplishing this task.
So, where should you place your cactus to ensure good Feng Shui? According to basic Feng Shui principles, to bring good Feng Shui, make sure your plants go in the fame and reputation quadrant. This is the section of your house dedicated to your personality and what you desire to show to the outside world. The fame and reputation Bagua quadrant corner corresponds to the fire element, and colors present in this section should be bright and fiery such as red, yellow, or orange.
In this post, we discuss everything you need to know about good Feng Shui and cacti plants. We shall help you understand what Feng Shui is all about and how you can use the practice to arrange your cacti plants to bring good vibes to your indoors.
So, let us get started.
The Basic Principles of Feng Shui: A Quick Overview
Feng Shui is a Chinese term used to refer to the practice of looking at our living spaces and working environment and finding a way of striking balance with the natural world. The two words translate to “wind” and “water,” respectively.
The concept was derived from an ancient poem that talks about our lives flowing with and being connected to the environment around it. The basic principles of Feng Shui are; the commanding position, the Bagua, and the five elements.
1. The commanding position
This refers to the spot in a room that is furthest from the entrance and not in direct line with it. Basically, the commanding position practice puts you diagonal to the door when you are sitting at this spot. However, it maintains a clear line of sight with the door.
Ideally, this is where you should be spending most of your time. Feng Shui principles suggest that you determine this spot in your favorite room then place your stove, desk, or bed in a diagonal alignment if possible.
The three items are important because they represent essential parts of your life. The bed represents you (who you are), the stove represents your health and nourishment, and the desk acts as an extension of your career.
2. The Bagua Map
A Bagua is a term used in Feng Shui to mean an energy map that is superimposed on the floor plan of your house. The word “Bagua” translates to “eight areas.” According to Feng Shui principles, each of the eight areas on the map represent a different life circumstance such as career, wealth, or family.
Each of the eight areas corresponds to different shapes, colors, seasons, earthly elements, and numbers. At the center of this map is a ninth element that represents your overall health and wellness. The element is, you.
3. The five elements
The five elements of Feng Shui are metal, water, fire, wood, and earth. These elements represent five interrelated phases in your life that work together to create a complete system.
Feng Shui works to create a balance between the five elements and integrate them into different areas of your life.
To integrate the five elements in your home and life, you must decide where you want to focus your energy.
From the commanding position, you can only choose one area of your life that you want to improve, and then you strengthen your energy in that area by adding specific colors and shapes. You can read more about Feng Shui here.
What Is Wrong with Cacti Plants?
Now that you understand the basic principles of Feng Shui let us evaluate why you need to be careful with these succulents when growing them indoors.
Generally, plants bring positive Feng Shui to your home. However, cacti plants are quite different, and you have to place them in specific spots to enjoy positive energy. We do not deny the fact that these are nice plants that emit strong protective energy.
However, the biggest problem is their spines/needles. Since their spines are tiny and look like hundreds of arrows, they tend to shoot negative energy into the surrounding space.
This is the primary reason why you need to choose a good placement for your cacti plants, according to Feng Shui. Cacti plants can bring bad vibes if you place them in the wrong area.
Areas Where You Shouldn’t Put a cactus Plant in Your Home
If you suddenly get itchy, irritable, or nervous after you have just purchased a cactus plant and placed it in your indoor areas, then you should conduct quick research to find out what is disturbing you. It might be the plant that you have just brought in.
Typically, cacti plants shouldn’t be placed in the following areas of your home:
1. Living room
A living room is a place that should have good Feng Shui. It should be calm and secluded from the other areas of your house because this is where you come when you want to feel comfort and peace.
If you have cacti plants all over the place, they will continuously poke you with their pointed spines, making you feel uncomfortable. Therefore, unless the fame and reputation Bagua quadrant is in your living room, do not put cacti plants there.
A kitchen is a place where you prepare meals and drinks for your family or guests, and you don’t want your food to taste awkward.
Positioning a cactus plant in the kitchen area might spoil the taste of your food because the plant’s spines produce negative energy, which could be transferred to the food you are preparing and eventually to the people eating the food.
Bathrooms are also not a good place to put cacti plants because when you are there, you need peace of mind. However, there is one exception. If you want to convert your bathroom to your fame and reputation quadrant, then you can position your cactus plant there.
Your bedroom is probably the only place you find comfort and peace while you sleep. Therefore, you wouldn’t want any negative energy to disturb your peace and sleep after a long day at work. If you place cacti plants in your bedroom, you may get pricked now and then.
5. Areas close to the entrance or outside your main door
Don’t place your cacti plants close to the main door unless you have annoying neighbors that you want to keep away. If that is not the case, you want the area around the main door to be free to allow new and refreshing energy to stream into your house.
6. Office desk
Placing a cactus plant on your office desk is also a bad idea because it can chase away potential customers and business partners. You want to keep your working space as tidy as possible and free from negative energy.
So, Where Should You Place Your Cactus to Ensure Good Feng Shui
If you have read this article up to this point, I’m sure you already know where to place your cactus to ensure good Feng Shui. Don’t worry if you skipped directly to this section because we shall explain everything in detail.
Generally, if you want to bring good Feng Shui to your home, you need to make sure that your cacti plants go into the fame and reputation Bagua quadrant.
The fame and reputation Bagua quadrant is part of your house that is dedicated to your personality and what you desire to show to the outside world. The section is usually located in the far back corner of the middle portion of your living space.
As mentioned earlier, there are nine quadrants on the Bagua map. The ninth section of the map is dedicated to you and your reputation. It defines what you and what you want to contribute to the outside world.
The main element of this quadrant is fire. You can use any fire symbol, including a bright red color, to bring good Feng Shui to this section. Orange and yellow are also acceptable.
The fame corner is always the right place to place any personal achievements such as medals, trophies, awards, degree certificates, and so on. This is also the right place to install a fireplace.
Additionally, you can position your cacti plants on windows to keep away enemies. When positioned on windows, these plants will work towards protecting your home, career, and reputation.
Cacti plants are good indoor plants but where you position them in the house matters. The safest position for a cactus plant in your home is the fame and reputation Bagua quadrant that represents your personality and what you desire to show to the outside world.
Make sure your cacti plants are not positioned in your living room, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, or close to the main door. Otherwise, these succulents may affect your life in ways you didn’t expect.
Do you have cacti plants in your home? Let us know where you have positioned them and how they have impacted your life in the comments section below.