Bamboo Is Brilliant Feng Shui

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Sean & Seng Flair Magazine

Bamboo is brilliant Feng Shui because it’s green, living and resilient as fuq. For a symbol of thrusting growth, prosperity and ever-green Awesome, you need look no further than this beloved “cure” of Feng Shui masters. And mistresses.

I love having bamboo around in simple transparent glass vases as it seems so clean & simple but packs a powerful thwack if you’re into the Housewitchery.

It’s not dead – cut flowers are in the process of dying – so it’s symbolic of tremendous life force and it is obviously not the hideocrity of the bonsai.

Even pictures of bamboo growing are considered fab.

Plus, bamboo is cheaper decor-wise (because it lives so long) and 1000x more eco friendly than cut flowers. Some say that when you place bamboo in your home, you are inviting in the soul or the spirit of the bamboo – a new guide, if you will.

Bamboo Feng Shui

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Rosie
Rosie

I have some feng shui questions!!!!!!!!

If I use a futon as my bed and thus have it up against the wall lengthways with spaces to either side- does this still count as following the feng shui guideline of having spaces to either side of your bed?

OR is it different because it is lengthways? Is there something else you should do if it is a futon? I know if I place my bed like this I will be sleeping parallel to the wall………. My room is such a weird shape!

Thanks!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

HI Rosie – It is best to have your head against a solid wall as this provides support when you sleep. Having space on either side of your bed is not essential but having a bedhead is very important as is sleeping with a solid wall behind you. Hope that makes things clearer for you.

Christening Invitations
Christening Invitations

I love Feng Shui, they also say that using water is also great, as its one of the elements. Bamboo is also very calming on the eyes, isn’t it.

Ps: Love the dress in the photograph above!

Carolyn McCallum
Carolyn McCallum

As a Feng Shui Consultant I can recommend using bamboo to help support your romance energy as well as help harmonise challenging energy relating to robbery and lawsuits depending on where the energy in the building is located. 3 sticks is good to use and mine generally last 1 – 2 years. I use filtered water and sometimes a specific bamboo liquid fertiliser as well. Ikea sometimes stock them otherwise your local florist should be able to get them in for you. Bunnings sometimes has them too but usually in soil – they are best used in a glass vase… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

i like the quote about saying and doing in harmony on your site.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Thanks Rosie – I have a few of my favourite quotes on my website as you can see – most are from the amazing Ghandi – a very wise old soul. Take care – Carolyn

pegasus
pegasus

Poor Myst unwell. Don’t send flowers??

sweetpea
sweetpea

This reminds me of Kataka daughter guess because she always brings me flowers…or her husband does now. Cut flowers are used as offerings to the Goddess in the Puja ceremony but bamboo is as Mystic says, not dying. Still, cut flowers simply go back to the ethers of the angelics or deva energies..They are as “burnt offerings” (that of physical manifestation, Maya, to the GG as when set upon the alter of the Most High, they are burnt in that light/energy..they cannot withstand another words and so karma, even something so simple as a flower, is “burnt” and offered back… Read more »

sweetpea
sweetpea

Christ’s image was left on the Shroud of Turin as his physical body (it’s density) was “burnt” in the Divine Light as His Soul decended down thru His Crown Chakra in order that He transform physical reality as He did so…

And so a Body of Light was created and He Ascended…He showed the steps another words as did Mohammed, Buddha..they all come from the same tradtion of Masters…

Sorry to go on…it’s only Tuesday..lol

pegasus
pegasus

As far as i know up until 17 years ago, the Feng was arranged to the northern hemisphere. A Buddhist temple were having much trouble building in a spot i KNEW to be magical energy, in fact once pictured world wide as a super scenic beach, and was being built using Feng Shui principles so i called them on it because it should have been streamlined, no glitches whatsoever! Although it looks more like a ranch than a temple on a hill. Adelaide was designed accordiing to Feng as the founder was ex governor of Penang with Chinese wife. I… Read more »

leoxtoo
leoxtoo

another thanks Mystic … I have been lusting after , researching & planning my garden around BAMBOO ….. & now I know why !!!!!! XXX

sweetpea
sweetpea

~For a symbol of thrusting growth~ Yeah, she rubbin’ some “boo” extract on her lymph nodes so she will fit into her dress.. Next stop? Her bf…haha OMG, wanted to mention Mystic that I read what you had said about past life lovers and the eclipse ~after~ my dream of me and the THT (Triple Horned Taurus). Too accurate… Yes, we were doing it. Still say who needs a real man when you can have a dream bf as dream bf keeps probs to a minimum πŸ™‚ ..His Aries Venus on my Sun and SN, no doubt he was a… Read more »

sweetpea
sweetpea

One of the things I loved in Lynn V. Andrews books (she’s a Pisces by the way), is that she was sitting out back of her house in meditation and listening to the wind in the bamboo trees when she heard her Native American Teacher call to her for another teaching…

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

I hate this model’s clothing. I want to fix it for her. It looks like she’s holding cardboard against her skin and it may fall at any moment. The “check out my neck, I’m sexy and chill” vibe makes no sense with clothing so uncomfortably ill-fitting. Anyway, I’m just ranting because THERE’S AN OWL in the lobby at work! A mini-petting zoo – alpaca, turtle, lizard, bugs…but the owl really got me. How can I work when there’s an owl around I could be hanging out with? lol. The guy who cares for it is a former drug dealer who… Read more »

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

His organization is taking over a former youth detention center in the inner city and turning it into a raptor reserve. LOVE!!!!

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

I got to pet an owl. I am so excited I feel like laughing/crying/peeing my pants. No work is getting done today, lol.

saturnsayshi
saturnsayshi

JEALOUS!

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

I am jealous of my own self right now, lol. I read some astro scope the other day that said I should pay attention to messages in the coming weeks and notice what falls in my lap. (sound advice for all times) Anyway, I realize nature makes me so freaking happy. I’m getting to know my Sagittarius North Node.

saturnsayshi
saturnsayshi

Talk about a spirit guide coming right up to meetcha. I’d be terrified of losing a finger! I’m that way with nature…. put me on an open hiking trail with nothing but wildflowers and clouds to keep me company and you’ve never met a happier person. (Mars conj. Asc in Saggo, plus Saturn/Uranus in Saggo — I have to WALK IT OUT OR ELSE). Put me in the confines of regular life with bills and routines and you’ve never met a more desolate person, I get all caged-Jupiter/Uranus, sad-Saturn, low Pluto-y. I saw a bobcat hunting at dusk outside an… Read more »

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

I was nervous about petting it. I went up to it about 3 times first. So cool! The omens this week – so far I realize, nature just makes me feel better, happier, more capable, more beautiful. I like fancy stuff, but its only time in nature that recharges my batteries. Noise, pollution, frays my nerves. I was sitting by the creek the other day and snapped a new profile photo. People were all like “beautiful!” and I’m thinking “huh?” but I realize I looked beautiful because I was really happy inside, like nature shining through my face. Ahhh….its good… Read more »

Veronica
Veronica

There is a wetland behind our house, and I have had purple swamphens and big ibis in the backyard in the last few days : ). Last week i counted about 60 black swans in the lake across the road, sunning themselves on the rocks with the pelicans….
It makes me so happy to live with the sound of birds all around me

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Sounds lovely! I was listening to the birds in the swampy area behind my house the other day. I thought “I don’t know what they’re saying, but I am sure they aren’t calling out “why, why?” So peaceful.

Electric Eel Libran
Electric Eel Libran

what kind of owl? I love owls!

gren
gren

was it a barn owl? i think i read somewhere that it is akin to having the justice or balanced scales tarot card. they are the only creature i see at night that produces the goosebumps and shivers in a good way. they are so spectral and those eyes. love them. never been able to pet one. how did it feel? closest encounter with anything raptor like were when i saw a pair of two feet+ brown eagles tearing into a freshly killed coyote in southern ca years ago. that was stunning. drove up a deserted road and there they… Read more »

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

I think it was a barn owl or perhaps a Eurasian eagle owl. Not really sure. So cool, it had black eyebrow-looking feathers. It felt really, really, soft. The guy let people pet it very gently right on its breast area, which is a garbage disposal like portion where they grind up the animal and then spit out the pellet. He said you can recreate what your bird ate from the pellets. Anyway, it was soft and felt kind of hollow in that area.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Also, the owl was used in some show or something and flew into an electrical wire so its wing is damaged. I think that’s why he uses it for education instead of releasing it back into the wild. Man, I GOT TO PET AN OWL! I’m still giddy about it, lol

Pi
Pi

owls are amazing animals (as are all animals). I am glad that you had the opportunity to meet one. This could be my own ideology here, but I think an ideal sagg NN activity (also esp for a 12th house virgo! which means 6th house Pisces!) would be to contribute to making the world a better place for our little feathered / furry / scaly / leathery / finned friends. πŸ™‚

Pi
Pi

wearing my deep green heart on my sleeve here πŸ˜‰

Pi
Pi

oh god, you could volunteer at the raptor rescue centre. This would tick the 12th house virgo box (selfless dedication to greater good), 6th house pisces (volunteer work – animals – also selfless dedication I guess? Oh god AND work with reformed drug dealer, SO Piscean.. see? lol) and saggi NN – the wilds, big ideas, belief systems, having a Cause. Obvs feel free to completely disagree with me xxoo

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Ah, ha! I found his website. There’s a picture of my owl on it!!!

http://wingsoveramericadc.org/

Anonymous
Anonymous

good stuff 12hv! πŸ™‚ I hope something good happens re all this x

Pi
Pi

this is pi.

pi
pi

Hope u feel better soon mystic. Xo

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

+1

anastasia
anastasia

thanks Mystic, I have been wondering where to plant some in my yard. You can grow bamboo on your property outside too. It comes in many different varieties. I think it will make a nice natural fence.
But now wall paper and carpets, yes..since I know nothing of decor, i really apreciate these tid bits of advice:)
I am going out to buy my a little plant in a vase today..
xo

Maria
Maria

I hope you are feeling better. Get well soonxxx

Zaiborg
Zaiborg

Right. I’m gonna go ahead and put it right out there –
Feng Shui gives me the Flying (Star) Sh*ts.
Sure, I like things tidy and some semblance of order…but come on, we can’t all rock beige (barf) and this one chair in a room crap. *shudder*
I like my stuff, my especially my DARK stuff.
And lets face it, EVERYTHING on this planet is in some form of decay – why fear it?
Rant over, thank-you.

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

πŸ˜† Agree! I hate Feng Shui too. Just HATE it. It’s bollocks! And yes, I have tried it – a “professional” Feng’d my home. Nothing happened. It doesn’t work for me.

andromeda
andromeda

Interesting, so questions I have are:
Does Feng Shui work for everyone? Is it the practitioner who was faulty?
Are the areas needing improvement in a person’s life always related to Feng Shui on some level?

Zaiborg
Zaiborg

Simple answer: How can ANY one thing work for everyone? Then the whole world would be an entire planet of ‘beige’. It takes more than one colour to make a rainbow!

All I know to be true for ME is:
Messy house = Messy head.

If things need fixing in my life I take steps to fix ’em.

Yours truly,
Scorpy premenstrual cranky pants.
*pops another Ferrero Rocher in mouth and throws wrapper on floor in defiance*

Andromeda
Andromeda

I am all over that crankypant biz myself *ignores GAPS organic protocol, stuffs Guylian truffle in gob* I hear you.

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

πŸ˜€ that makes three of us munching on choc tonight

Saturnalien
Saturnalien

Andy, Feng Shui is just a part of the picture – no true Feng Shui Master would claim that ‘fenging’ your house is going to solve all your problems or make you immune to your fate (as per your astrology chart)…

Also, I would, much like a bad astrology reading, I would tend to question the practioner more than the practice if it didn’t work for me. (There are more quacks than genuine Masters out there.)

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

Satrnalien, my practioner was not a quack. She was recommended on this blog. That’s all I’m saying

Saturnalien
Saturnalien

I had a feeling that was the case. It would be inappropriate for me to comment on that here. I used someone else for mine. That’s all I’m saying.

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

Andromeda, maybe I’m too pragmatic to believe. When I received my Feng Shui report there was a section in there about having to believe it works. Hmph. What’s the point of that? Wy can’t it work on its own!!! Putting a water feature in your work area at home isn’t going to get you a promotion at work. A lot of blood sweat and tears will. That’s the beauty of Saturn: work hard, get results. That’s my Cap Asc talking. People have over the years said to me: “you’re so lucky” NO! I worked my arse off for everything I… Read more »

Andromeda
Andromeda

I can’t tell much about this life, my area of interest is in the other ones. πŸ™‚ Still, I am feeling your pain and am saddened at your description of your 7th. As NN in 7th, it is my deepest fear you are describing. I sometimes fight visions of my current life going up in smoke (you know those awful stories you read about crashes, fires) I guard my thoughts not wanting to manifest! I have an empty 12th, yet it’s all I ever had been interested in (Piscean MC/Neptune in 6th/workplace tho). Where is Libra, where is Venus etc… Read more »

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

The other life. πŸ˜€ I hear you. I have Saggo Sth node there.
My libra Venus is in 9th house. Squares my Cap Asc. Too self sufficient perhaps

Anonymous
Anonymous

OMG, that is the sexiest Venus placement ever!
Libra venus in flirty Sagg? That’s like pornstar epic if not family flick, πŸ˜€ . Bit envious actually.. makes my Venus in Cancer, first house seem a bit pass agg.

Anonymous
Anonymous

πŸ˜† well it was a bit like that back in the day. *sigh* Mars in Virgo in 8th made a list for astro purposes if course πŸ˜‰

Anonymous
Anonymous

Lol πŸ˜€ cappy bone structure can’t hurt either.

Anonymous
Anonymous

My Mars in Virgo in the 3rd, all talk & banter, too busy being monog 7th occupied.. The downside.

Scorp
Scorp

Mars in 3rd is cool. You should write non?

Andro
Andro

I mean in the house of flirty saggi.. The square shows the connection is there, better than being unaspected, no?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah I got the Saggo house part. Never heard it described as sexy before tho. Keep forgetting about my 9th. It sextiles my Saggo moon πŸ™‚

Anonymous
Anonymous

Jupiter expanding that Venus in Lib? BOOM! Plus sexing the Moon, nice! I do have writing material in the works πŸ˜‰

Scorp
Scorp

Of course, Jupiter expands! No wonder the Venus libra energy is strong. Even got the dimples πŸ˜€
Thanks for all your insights. And good to see you’re working your astro. Gem Asc too as I recall.

saturnsayshi
saturnsayshi

I have that empty 7th house going on as well…. starting to embrace the idea of going through life without a partner. Not that I lack for options, but truth be told, I’m less happy with one!

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Empty 7th myself. My DC is 26 Pisces, which is “New Moon decides its time for people to go ahead with their different projects” in sabian symbols. I wish I had a partner…we could save more $ that way.

saturnsayshi
saturnsayshi

lol, I used to feel that way about having a partner, “gosh, it’s just not fair that life is cheaper and more affordable with an S.O.” … But I stayed in crap live-in relationships long enough to have a change of heart. Not having to make life and financial decisions by committee is priceless. Hell, I get irritated even having to jointly decide what to have for dinner. *cough* Can’t say it makes me a sympathetic character, but c’est la vie.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

LOL, so true. I love my independence but with Saturn transiting in my 2nd, I am into all options that can help me save $. That’s my romantic fantasy, lol!

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

πŸ˜† you crack me up saturnsayshi.

I feel that irritation about food choices. “dinner?…. I had dinner yesterday… “Hmph.

The monotony of it all.

saturnsayshi
saturnsayshi

<3

one of my favorite quotes:

"Any idiot can face a crisis — it's day to day living that wears you out."

— Anton Chekhov

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

Too true! Love it!! and not just day to day… Life to life if you’re an old soul. Haha.

I find with quotes I like that there’s often shared astro. As with Chekhov.

He’s an Aqua / moon in Aries and Merc in CAP! πŸ™‚ venus in Pisces. Knew he’d have some Cap.

saturnsayshi
saturnsayshi

lol! I don’t disagree, but coming from a family with at least one certifiable hoarder, I’ve taken a lot of comfort in the “decluttering” aspects of Feng Shui. I like the idea of keeping everything organized and in working order…. but the more woo-woo “put a red ribbon under your bed for a goooood time” type crap is ridiculous. And breaking down rooms into baguas inevitably makes the EMPTY center of the room/house the most important unifying area, when really I’d just like some damn walking space and not worry about trying to introduce the Earth element or the color… Read more »

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

πŸ˜† what’s your astro saturnsayshi Any Cap in ya?

saturnsayshi
saturnsayshi

guilty as charged, scorpbot! Cap sun/Aqua moon/Saggo rising. Outer planets all having a party in my first house.

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

πŸ˜€ oooh, Nice astro

saturnsayshi
saturnsayshi

heehee, thanks! I can’t complain, altho I’m glad to have venus in pisces for some watery influence. I’d be way cold without it. let’s see, you’re… scorp sun/saggo moon/cap asc? trade ya! I’d love to trade my signs around… have an aqua sun, sag moon and cap rising.

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

wish I was colder. Haha… Wouldn’t have to worry about sex all the time and I wish I didn’t have Venus in Libra. That’s the fly in the ointment – that need to be partnered and going all love zombie when I see someone good looking. UGH. My Scorp/Saggo/Cap rising would be quite content being alone.

Would’t trade my Saggo moon for anything or my Cap asc. Aqua sun would be cool or a Cap sun. I love Caps!!

Saturnalien
Saturnalien

Feng Shui is not about beige and having one chair!

There’s so much bullshit new age superstitious information out there, some of it being perpetuated by so-called professionals (big names too) so they can make extra money selling you naff Chinese folk cures, and so many people calling themselves professionals in an unregulated industry it’s no fuqing wonder people think it’s a crock of shit. Argh.

Ms.
Ms.

See, this is the point of argument I am most interested in, as I have a deeply healthy respect for certain practices I am open to this, and i am aware of the total bollucks newage whitewash on magicial law that equally irritates me, which is why I ask you about this to get some decent information about the practice. Anyone who is smart enough to not be conned into the allure of beige BS and talk about the actual dynamics has my attention. Frustrated as you are, this is a very good argument to have and a safe place… Read more »

Saturnalien
Saturnalien

Ms, feel free to email me if you’re interested in links to the new-age-bollucks-free info/peeps that I’ve been learning from… renalien “at” hotmail.com xx

Ms.
Ms.

Thanks babe. I am slogging here but will be in touch xx

Anonymous
Anonymous

yes, it’s weird. Feng Shui surely comes from China. They totally do not do beige, or one chair. If anything they love a bit of red.

Beige sounds really suburban Aussie to me.

Victor Victorious
Victor Victorious

Nah Aussie for beige is bone.

Charles
Charles

There’s a whole genre of Asian art just of bamboo paintings. The leaves of bamboo were considered especially suited to calligraphy with a brush, so many bamboo paintings have large sections of writing, usually a poem. It was considered essential to draw the leaves and stems expressively but simply, which became an exercise in Zen.

Serenity
Serenity

Chinatown has bamboo for less than $1.00 and big ones too. It’s easy to buy a bunch, I guess I will now. I hear that the number 9 is a lucky money number, like 9 bamboos? I have my beautiful white flowers in the cylindrical green vase in that exact degree! We shall see. So I guess the bamboo will go in the wealth house in that specific corner of my home, which is presently occupied with a yellow rose at this time.

hummingbird
hummingbird

I’ve got an agave cutting growing in a vase. It’s awesome, still growing strong after 4 years! & like you Mystic I love it cos it’s a gorgeous living thing & certainly more cost-effective than cut flowers. Cost bit more at the beginning but well worth it.

WOOHOO
WOOHOO

Did the daily mystic come out?

hummingbird
hummingbird

Yes didn’t get mine either..?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Same πŸ™

Anonymous
Anonymous

I just got a message from Mystic’s intern that she is unwell and they will be posted soon.

jicky
jicky

all the best Mystic, I hope that you are feeling better soon..

hummingbird
hummingbird

Yes likewise. All the best Mystic xx

Anonymous
Anonymous

I would love some…having trouble finding it in brisbane…..any ideas?

hummingbird
hummingbird

Maybe ask a good florist to order in for you? That’s what I did with my agave.

pegasus
pegasus

Are Agave good luck then?
Have 9 i grew from seed, took 6 months maybe 9 to sprout. In large terra cotta pots in a row and now 3 food tall. They would be huge if in the earthen ground as they seem to tailor themselves to the space allotted.
Feng says not to have spikey plants outside you door but i consider them my protection from unwanted visitors.
A friend said they are worth much money, but not for sale coz they my babies i’m proud of doing from seed πŸ™‚

Cass
Cass

Nice!

Sue
Sue

This plant is not true bamboo. It just looks like it which is why they call it that. Yes bamboo is awesome and is a eco friendly renewable source. Bamboo does not just take over – unless you buy the ‘running’ type and that is very restricted now. Clumping or single is the go. So all is well with bamboo.

Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot

I’m not really fond of introduced plants that have a tendency to overrun Australian ecosystems, when “released in the wild” by bone-heads.

saturnsayshi
saturnsayshi

“hideocrity”?! lol! maybe it’s a Cap thing to like bonsai — something that grows slowly but surely. I’m not too into bamboo plants, but bamboo products (there are even keyboards and mice!) are awesome. As far as plants in the home… I’m more of a fern/orchid/succulent arrangement in a mini-planter/african violets kind of gal. I lived for a few months with a Libra who DID NOT ALLOW living plants in the home — only cut flowers. She required fresh bouquets surrounding her at all times, and if they died it literally affected her mood to the point where it was… Read more »

Buckle (Aries, Pisces Asc, Gem Moon)
Buckle (Aries, Pisces Asc, Gem Moon)

Thanks for saying that. I like bonsai too. They make me think of a survey of life, like looking across a landscape from above. And living with one (that could potentially outlive you) is a powerful thing to contemplate.

saturnsayshi
saturnsayshi

For some reason this reminded me of people who keep parrots as pets. What happens if you get a Macaw at age 50, knowing they can live for up to a HUNDRED years? Do you put the bird in your will?

Sorry, totally tangent prone this evening.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Depending on local laws, you may be required to include a parrot in your will to make sure someone will care for it – or whatever exotic species it is you want to adopt – that may out live you.

PS – I love bonsai

scorpbot
scorpbot

β€œhideocrity”?! yeah I thought the same. How is bonsai any more hideous than two cut sticks of bamboo in a glass jar?! “shock: And those “lucky” plants are ugly.

I LOVE BONSAI !! πŸ™‚ and cut flowers. If I was rich I’d have cut flowers in my home at all times! Especially peonies… so pretty. πŸ™‚

I adore succulents too.

Cap rising. Venus in Libra

saturnsayshi
saturnsayshi

“two cut sticks of bamboo in a glass jar” hahahaha! My feelings exactly… they are just awkward.

mmmm peonies. I miss having a garden!

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

πŸ™‚ I would so love a garden! I’m an apartment dweller and I miss having a balcony. Current abode doesn’t have one. Hence the bonsai purchase. Can’t wait to move into my new pad later in the year and start the potted plant collection.

I was reading an article about Claude Monet on the weekend. He claimed he was only good for two things – painting and gardening. Of course he was master of both! πŸ™‚

saturnsayshi
saturnsayshi

sounds like something to look forward to! This year I’ve been living in a basement apartment that doesn’t get enough light from its single window even for shade plants… and with a cat that will eat/knock over everything. Depressed me like whoa.

Love that anecdote about Monet… maybe in another life I’ll be able to do nothing but paint and garden. πŸ™‚

electric eel libran
electric eel libran

lol! i used to call those lucky bamboo “stoner bonsai”. because it’s as if someone wanted to make cool shapes and then just gave up. i know they come in spirals but it looks so …um… idk.

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

πŸ˜† oh yeah the spiral ones!! 😯

Ms.
Ms.

Never really got the flowers in a vase thing. Despite being vegan I have a strange horror/lust fascination with taxidermy and surgery, which I hear is bad feng, but then I would die of boredom in a nice beige house so how to you feng a pluto driven 4th house and scorpio on a saturn bender? hehe.
I would be much more stoked with live herb garden or nifty wall live garden thing. I love how much eco design is jumping forward to kill 90s anti aesthetics hippiedom.

Ms.
Ms.

p.s I do like bamboo, just now where to put it? πŸ˜€

Saturnalien
Saturnalien

Darkling, my taste tends towards the macarbe too and I wasn’t exactly delighted at the prospect of having to go all beige or pretty in order to avoid bad chi flowing through my palace… So I was very happy to be forwarded a link written by a well-respected Feng Shui Master regarding Feng Shui paranoia… “Paintings or dΓ©cor Paintings are a form of art and expression. There are no rules on what you can have on the walls because it has nothing to do with Feng Shui. If you love Gothic art or movie posters of β€˜Saw’ or β€˜The Omen’… Read more »

Ms.
Ms.

I like this πŸ™‚ I also know I can;t be the only one suspicious πŸ˜‰ x I only use taxedermy as an example, as it all just feels like a ploy to whitewash everyone’s homes in neutral colours as not ‘unbalance’ or disturb the chi type thing. More rental sales than lived in. I get that same mistrust i do from bible bashers, like, where is the personal expression in that? not that I have to worry mind you. i live in a sharehouse in hackney so someone not trashing my kitchen every evening would be a nice cure. There… Read more »

Heyla
Heyla

I had a bamboo shoot in my old office and it kept dying. I would replace it, and it would die later. I n retrospect, i take it as a sign that I needed to get out of that office environment.

12th house Virgo
12th house Virgo

True. That happened at my old job. A bamboo stalk died, I brought in a salt lamp and got fired. Toxic environment.

Heyla
Heyla

I got fire too! Maybe bamboo shoots are good barometers of toxic environments.

I had originally brought it in to improve my luck.

12th house Virgo
12th house Virgo

Same here!!! Too funny

scorpiorising
scorpiorising

wow- the salt lamp worked then. detox.

electric eel libran
electric eel libran

you beat me to it!! lol.

Ms.
Ms.

a bit ominous? x

Buckle (Aries, Pisces Asc, Gem Moon)
Buckle (Aries, Pisces Asc, Gem Moon)

My bamboo(s) always died until exclusively used filtered water. My sister told me to do this. She had this enormous bamboo in her house, sprouting out of the vase and along the ceiling. She spoke the truth – Now I have one in my bathroom that is a couple of years old. They just can’t handle tap water.

Andromeda
Andromeda

Thank you – you just convinced me to get that expensive all house tap filter.

Bamboo as a barometer alright.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

I still use tap water on the ones that survived and they’re fine. But…will consider trying filtered and see if they thrive.

Heyla
Heyla

I blame the feng shui of my old office… I always used to filtered water for the poor bamboo shoots. πŸ˜‰

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Pluto would like you to know its not just cut flowers that are dying.

AriesLove
AriesLove

Lol, isn’t that true. Funny, I always felt that way about cut flowers. I’ve always hated getting flowers, as lovely as they are, they strike me as so symbolic of death. Worst gift ever.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Flowers are total omens of death, but I still LOVE getting them. I’m pretty Plutoic and Libran and to me, flowers softly say “its true that nothing lasts forever, but it can be beautiful while it does”

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

By Libran, I mean I have 4 planets in Libra. Libra rules my 2nd house and Saturn is transiting there and I am realizing how much beauty is a personal value to me. Now, how to have beauty and save at the same time…figuring that one out, lol

saturnsayshi
saturnsayshi

“Pluto would like you to know its not just cut flowers that are dying.” HEART. AriesLove, I always hated getting flowers, but never interpreted it quite that way. It was more either: a.) a gentleman getting me flowers because he’s being romantic, which introduces this awkward moment where, if this occurs in my home I have to STOP everything I’m doing to find a vase and arrange the flowers in it because I can’t exactly just set them down and forget about them. If outside the home I’m expected to… what… just hold onto them? or b.) a gentleman getting… Read more »

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

I had those same associations until my sister got a mastectomy and received tons of flowers and they all seemed to say “you’re dead, you just haven’t realized it yet, same as me.” Morbid, really morbid, but still beautiful.

saturnsayshi
saturnsayshi

Ooof… I never thought of it that way. I’ve been around a lot of sickness, but the sad slow kind that happens over weeks and months in dark rooms, the kind where everyone’s attention has been drawn back to their own lives and flowers stop coming in. But I can definitely see how it would be freaky to be recovering from surgery and surrounded by all these flowers like some sick pre-funeral arrangement.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

I’m sure it was no one’s intent, to make her feel like she was at her own funeral, but that’s how it felt and it was awkward. But, now I think flowers are signs of death all the time. On the plant or off the plant – they’re designed to be temporary, just there to replace the plant, reproduction. Still beautiful, like my sister is/was πŸ™‚

Anonymous
Anonymous

I always think of flowers a bringing in new life and growth. I love getting flowers and if I bring flowers, I help getting a vase and trimming the stems. One of my favorite memories of my childhood is walking in the woods with my grandfather, picking posies for my mother and grandmother. But maybe being Sun, Pluto,Mercury, and Uranus in 8th house Virgo I think of life and death differently about what is life and what is death? hmm

Andro
Andro

Bamboo has the tensile strength of steel I read. Only prob for building is the chemicals applied to seal it with are toxic.
Used it to build cabins on the coast of where I used to live in South America. Everything rusts & spoils in the salty sea air.
Made me appreciate concrete.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The process of making fabric with bamboo fibre is also toxic and because the fibres are extruded I doubt they retain the strength inherent in the plant in its natural state. Hemp is a more sustainable choice for textiles due to its long, strong fibre. The sustainability of bamboo fibre is a bit of a greenwash.

Andro
Andro

Interesting! Hemp is magic. I should like to put it in a vase for luck too.

Ms.
Ms.

true, lots of attention on the non cotton and poly fibers but process can be just as toxic

Waterylibran
Waterylibran

I’d been wondering for a while how ‘soft and silky’ bamboo fabric could come from a plant that has the tensile strength of steel – lots of chemicals and industrial processes that’s how. Also a word of caution about planting bamboo out in the garden. Make sure it’s a clumping variety and even then make sure it’s VERY well contained. Many a tear has been shed and lots of dollars spent eradicating running varieties taking over gardens and also invading neighboring gardens. Having said that I love the look of bamboo and am gonna get me some πŸ™‚

leogroover
leogroover

I planted clumping and it is still there 15 years later . Friends thought I was crazy. I didn’t water it or touch it and it shaded beautifully. I did plant a non clumping one and left it in its pot but it broke out and I found shoots 5 metres away in the neighbour’s garden Contain in concrete- it is super strong but beautiful.
Loved the creaking sound it makes in the wind.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Having said that! Incredible plant.
Beautiful.

LeoEscapeArtist
LeoEscapeArtist

My fav…the casket. Thanks for posting.

freedom ala air
freedom ala air

I have a baby bamboo plant inside, its so lovely… It did suffer when I went away. For a few days on a dry windy weekend… So its been outside with the ferns to try and rejuvenate its had some seaweed fertiliser and has some new growth… Does anyone know if I should cut it back to encourage new growth…. Next bamboo goal is to get some big black bamboo for some big pots, as a renter I need to take with me… But I am inspired by a friend who has trees in pOts she moves around… im living… Read more »

davidl
davidl

Kataka wife makes bamboo nibs and pens for her school art students. The ink work is amazing. Beautiful drawing tool.

Bamboo and hemp have so many applications for flooring, fibre and building materials. Both grow quickly and easily , why use natural forests of hardwoods.

scorpiorising
scorpiorising

cool

Anonymous
Anonymous

I completely agree. between these two plants we can solve a lot of problems

I AM
I AM

Bril! Oddly enough, I have been wanting a bamboo plant for my office space, which definitely needs fend-shui-Ed in a big way πŸ™‚

Ladyleo
Ladyleo

It makes really great Eco floorboards too! I prefer having pot plants in the house to cut flowers, cheaper and last longer. My mum planted bamboo as a privacy screener to hide the neighbours house along the fence. I’ll have to pay her a visit and get a bit for my house!

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

I’ve got some on my desk at the new job and some on my table at home. Funny thing: at my new job I work in two different offices and in both my desk faces my best direction.

Libra9
Libra9

There’s bamboo quilt batting. It is incredibly easy to work with. You place it between the two layers of fabric and it does not move. Sits still while you sew. Feels very earthy.

freedom ala air
freedom ala air

Oooh nice…. I’d like some of that! I also have a bamboo doona cover so soft and lovely

Gemjen
Gemjen

Or even just some of florence broadhurst wallpaper – on one wall – looks brill + beautiful

M
M

I am really drawn to bamboo so planted a whole strip of them in front garden – they look awesome and have a great vibe …

Anonymous
Anonymous

And shoots of green grass always resemble new beginnings for me, walking in it…. and trickling streams in forrests.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I like pictures of golden eggs for feng shui prosperity and hatching new ideas! Great post

WOOHOO
WOOHOO

I love real bamboo! Tastes great. Great fabric. Great for building. Just all round great!

That “lucky bamboo” not so much – buy the regular plant at a third the price for twice as many shoots, trim it down nicely and don’t pay ridiculous amounts for it as an imposter “bamboo”.

Anonymous
Anonymous

yeah it’s weird how it’s referred to as bamboo / chinese lucky plant (no disrespect to mystic – I love these feng shui cure posts) it’s dracaena and it’s african – bamboo is a grass that grows in China. I grow the dracaena in fish bowls, I like it because it gives a strong vertical line in the water and the leaves grow out the top of the bowl. I always wanted to put lotuses in with it so I could have floating flowers as well.

Saturnalien
Saturnalien

I’ve got Bamboo sheets, so soft, and silky to sleep on. No bamboo plants though because there’s no area of my Palace that needs wood element. I just need metal, metal, and more fuqing metal, Oh, and a water feature…

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

Wow.. didn’t know they had bamboo sheets! It will bring good luck to your bedroom!! πŸ™‚

Anonymous
Anonymous

I have bamboo pajamas, lovely pink from Acacia. They don’t sell them anymore, but so soft and cool in the summer. Bamboo sheets would be so nice.

Ms.
Ms.

I love the image that conjures.

Would love someone to feng my place. Nightmare I am sure. I only know how to not clutter and beautify basics nothing cure like.

What is the system that you are working off there Saturnalien?

Saturnalien
Saturnalien

I use traditional Flying Star Feng Shui. I started doing a course about 2 years ago but when it came time to ‘feng my new palace’ I decided I still only know enough about it to be dangerous, so I ended up getting one of my course tutors to do a professional consult.

Domestic Triffid
Domestic Triffid

I kick in every time with this one πŸ™‚ Mystic has a freind called Liz Wiggins who does remote consults and who does disounts for Mystic subscribers. She’s GREAT ! Her work has made a massive difference to our place πŸ˜€

…although Mr Squeaky has an obsession with the lucky bamboo, so I’ve had to move it from the centre of the house to the North West corner of the Family Room, on top of the airconditioner where he can’t reach/upend/destroy it…..

K-Gem
K-Gem

I swear by 4 sticks of bamboo for writing /research – put in right place in house and off you go. I’ve also notice that this combo works well for general friendliness of peeps…don’t know why…

calypso scorp
calypso scorp

wow! that’s interesting…..what’s the right place K-Gem?

K-Gem
K-Gem

You’ll need to work that out based on flying stars for year (and it helps to know about your own house ‘period stars’). Mine is in south east corner this year. Was in east last year. Well over 300,000 words written in this period, including published book, four longer research reports, around 30 shorter reports, plus 180+ blog posts on my website.

Sue
Sue

I understand that four was a number not used by the Chinese because saying ‘four’ sounds like death in that language. When i research four ‘bamboo’ sticks – there is never a reference except to not buy or give 4 stick bamboo to people because of the death reference.

AriesLove
AriesLove

Wow!!! What do you write about, if you don’t mind me asking?

I would loveeeeeee this! Great tip, thanks!

I’d love to get into more of an organised groove with my writing aspirations. Do you have a strong mercury placement in your chart?

K-GEM
K-GEM

okay: use 5 bamboo stalks to bring wealth…

K-GEM
K-GEM

*set out to buy 5th stalk*

K-GEM
K-GEM

I have Mars-Mercury conjunct with Jupiter nearby. Don’t know if that’s strong. Suspect writing is more Gem sun myself

Anonymous
Anonymous

that sounds fuqing strong to me! in what sign and house?

the bamboo might just be serving a decor purpose πŸ™‚

but that sounds unreal and although I don’t know about the flying stars yet it would be worth doing that research. I gotta get going on something I’ve been stuck with and I want to move on from it.

thanks so much for the advice K-Gem xx

calypso scorp
calypso scorp

sorry – that was me πŸ™‚

Fire fish
Fire fish

The oracle told me last night to get some !! So tomoz off I go πŸ™‚ makes great soft knickers too Pi! πŸ˜‰

Anonymous
Anonymous

of course.. the fabric too πŸ™‚

electric eel libran
electric eel libran

and flooring! i have it as flooring.

Anonymous
Anonymous

oh of course! see? there’s nothing that stuff can’t do. all that AND the feng.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Bamboo knickers are the best. Sheets too – heaven.

Pi
Pi

plus, it’s Panda food. and it makes excellent furniture. what’s not to like? !

electric eel libran
electric eel libran

i have to say i like eating bamboo myself. i suck at growing those things. they always get that white mildew on them eventually.

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