Are creepers and climbing plants bad for feng shui? Recently, my mum came to the UK to visit us and she noticed that I had a climbing plant outside my son’s room (he lives in an annexe, away from the main house) and wasn’t very pleased with it. She told me that according to feng shui masters, climbing plants is a big no-no for a house. They not only damage our wall structure, but they will also create a strong negative force for everyone living in the home.
As the climbing plant was facing my son’s room (outside his door), she insisted I pull it off. She felt that the plant was the root of the evil that caused the drifting relationship with our son. We did have quite a few arguments recently, just like any other family does. I couldn’t really see this as the cause. I told my mum that Mr K is a teenager (15 years old) and no matter what, he is currently going through change, physically, mentally, and socially, hence he is very rebellious. Nevertheless, I listened to my mum and pull off the beautiful flowering plant. Now we shall see if it works or not.
Anyway, I googled it and found that a number of feng shui websites say creepers and climbers are not great as they will invite arguments. If the creepers or climbers grow in a downward direction, it will create a negative pulling force for everyone living in the house. If you like to have creepers or climbers indoors, you can try to arrange them to grow upwards, hoping this will create a positive pulling force in your home. Also, trim them regularly so they don’t obstruct the sunlight into your home or damage your wall. I think I will avoid them all for now! I used to love them as they look so beautiful when the flowers blossom.
I do believe in feng shui and have been practising a few ideas in our home. Feng shui is about creating a balance (Yin and Yang) or harmony in your home. There is no harm in listening to any feng shui tips as you can choose to believe it or not. Take the advice with a pinch of salt. Then try it to see if works for you. If the advice doesn’t work for you or your family, then go back to the way things were.
For example, my mum told me to remove the chair as it is blocking the ‘wealth’ location. Hence I have to place the chair in an odd area as it was the only available space I have in this home. Anyway, over the very next day (not instantly), I received a few jobs for my blog. Indeed my fortune has improved.
Another example was to remove the water feature pond and bird bath in the garden. I dug up the pond two years ago as my daughter wanted one. I loved the pond, especially seeing birds and squirrels having a drink around the pond area.
Anyway, I have filled the pond with rock and soil and planted two evergreen plants for now. The instant result I saw that evening was that both my children were suddenly ill before going to bed. My son caught a cold and my daughter had a headache (she hardly ever had one before). The next day, I placed the bird bath back in the original area and they both felt better. You might say this was a coincidence or was this feng shui? I don’t have the answer. I also felt better after placing the bird bath back as I always enjoy watching the birds having a bath or a drink. Watching wild lives brings me joy. As for the pond, I don’t think I want to dig it out now! It took too long to dig and fill.
Not every feng shui tips work for everyone, as I mentioned earlier if it doesn’t work for you, put it back to its previous state.