The Best Way to Include the Positive Aspects of Feng Shui to Your Yard

twf037-al__92279.jpg Add feng shui design to the layout of your yard so it can bring energy into your residence.

As far as the size of your garden goes, it is not particularly important when introducing feng shui design to it. If you have a lavish, charming one, that is great, but even a smaller area works well with feng shui design.

Feng shui methods are the same whether you are working in your garden or your house. The initial part is to know the bagua, or energy map, of your home, as your garden’s bagua will be an extension of that.

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

The Earth element, for example, should be positioned in the northeast portion of your garden which is linked to the personal growth and self-cultivation energy in feng shui design. A Zen garden with some pretty natural rocks is perfect for that spot, as the rocks represent the Earth element.

Southeast (money and abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life) are feng shui areas ideal for a water element.

A Fabulous Example of Roman Know-How: The Santa Maria in Cosmedin Fountain

Archaeologists and restorers alike have stumbled upon a treasure trove of pagan and Christian relics on the site of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome.

The nearby basilica is largely renowned for the marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità, (Mouth of Truth) located in its portico. Built in 1719, the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain was relatively unknown and located far from sight making it difficult to visit. Due to the fact that the nearby area was gloomy and mostly uninhabited, visitors were not particularly interested in visiting it. In order to modernize the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Pope Clement XI commissioned an Italian architect by the name of Carlo Bizzaccheri to create a water fountain for the area. The job of laying down the church’s foundation began on August 17, 1717. Medallions bearing the imagery of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and of St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water, were thrown in the foundation following the blessing of the first stone.

The World’s Most Splendid Water Showpieces

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the leading continuously- running fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). Attaining incredible heights above the Red Sea, this fountain propels water 260 meters (853 feet) in the sky.

The World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in 2nd place with water jetting up 202 meters (663 feet).

Next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway Geyser (1995) which comes in third place. It rockets water 192 meters (630 feet) into the air and is currently the tallest fountain in the United States.

Next is the fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan (Port Fountain) which jets water up to 190 meters (620 feet) in height.

Number 4 is Water at Fountain Park (1970) situated in Fountain Hills, Arizona - it can attain up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are running, even though it typically only reaches up to 91 meters (300 feet).

The Dubai Fountain which made its debut in 2009 is situated next to highest building worldwide, the famous Burj Khalifa. The fountain propels water up to 73 meters (240 feet) and performs once every half hour to pre-recorded music - and even has extreme shooters, not used in every show, which reach up to 150 meters (490 feet).

Making it in the top 8 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra (1970) which measures 147 meters (482 feet).

And at number 8, we have the the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951), measuring 140 meters (460 feet).


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