Enhance Your Yard with the Help of Feng Shui

twf131-ei__96111.jpg When applied to your yard, feng shui design will draw its beneficial energy into your home as well.

Size is not the most important consideration when adding feng shui design to your yard. If you have a lavish, beautiful one, that is great, but even a smaller area works well with feng shui design.

The same tools you employ to incorporate feng shui design into your living space can be used in the garden. Your yard's bagua, or energy map, is an off-shoot of your house's bagua, so it is essential to figure out your home’s first.

There are five elements in feng shui theory, and you should learn how to apply each of them to intensify the energy.

The northeast corner of your garden, for instance, connects to personal growth and self-cultivation energy, and Earth is the feng shui element that is necessary to incorporate it. This could be the ideal place to put a meditative Zen garden with some attractive stones because these represent the Earth element in feng shui.

A water feature is a perfect add-on to the following feng shui areas: Southeast (money & abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life).

A Real Roman Masterpiece: The Santa Maria Water Fountain in Cosmedin

Archaeologists and restorers on the lookout for pagan and Christian relics in Rome have stumbled upon a wealth of them in the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin.

The Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth} is a recognized marble sculpture situated in the portico of the nearby basilica. When the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain was constructed in 1719, it was off the beaten track and generally unknown as a result. The part of town where it was situated was depressing and uninviting which was enough to keep visitors away. In order to refurbish the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Pope Clement XI commissioned an Italian architect by the name of Carlo Bizzaccheri to put up a water fountain for the area. August 11, 1717 marked the date when work on the church’s infrastructure began. The first stone to be placed in the foundation was blessed and medallions bearing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water, were also thrown in.

Ancient Crete & The Minoans: Outdoor Fountains

During archaeological excavations on the island of Crete, various kinds of channels have been discovered. These supplied water and extracted it, including water from waste and storms. Most were made from terracotta or even stone. There were clay pipes, both circular and rectangular as well as waterways made from the same material. The cone-like and U-shaped clay pipelines which were uncovered haven’t been detected in any other culture. Terracotta pipelines were utilized to circulate water at Knossos Palace, running up to three meters directly below the floors. Along with distributing water, the terracotta conduits of the Minoans were also utilized to amass water and store it. This required the terracotta piping to be suitable for holding water without leaking. Subterranean Water Transportation: It is not really understood why the Minoans wanted to transfer water without it being enjoyed. Quality Water Transportation: Considering the evidence, a number of historians suggest that these pipelines were not linked to the prevalent water delivery system, providing the palace with water from a various source.


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