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Lucky Bamboo

Feng Shui, also known as Chinese geomancy, is a pseudoscientific traditional practice originating from ancient China, which claims to use energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment. The house itself is divided into portent portions that specializes in particular areas of a person’s life and harmony is brought on by introducing natural elements to those portions so that the overall effect is positive for the person.

One of the things in Feng Shui that is used to bring good luck to a household is a particular arrangement called lucky bamboo. These are not real bamboo trees or likewise, but are in fact container arrangements of several stalks of either of two houseplant species, Dracaena sanderiana or Dracaena braunii. The stalks are grown in water containing either pebbles or rocks and do not require any soil to grow, gaining enough sustenance from the water itself.

Lucky bamboo is particularly famous for its ability to being in a clear and positive energy to a household. It teaches the ultimate wisdom as to how to be flexible and hollow/open on the inside so that the spirit can freely flow and heal your being. The benefits of lucky bamboo inside your home also extend to true bamboo growing in your garden, or to accessories and accents made from stalks of bamboo.

Without a doubt one can speak a lot about the soul soothing sound of the wind susurrating through the bamboo stalks in the open should you have a bamboo grove in your garden itself. This sound is very calming and spreads peace within an area just by it’s sound. The lucky bamboo mimicking the bamboo groves give off the same subdued sound that seems so very peaceful to the hearer.

For a proper propagation of a perfect Feng Shui arrangement, certain things must be kept in mind while building it. All the five elements must be alluded to in such an arrangement considered to be the foundation of a harmonious universe: water, wood, fire, earth, and metal. As to how each element is expressed in a Feng Shui arrangement of lucky bamboo is as follows:

Wood - The lucky bamboo plant expresses the Feng Shui wood element.

Earth - The rocks or pebbles filling the lucky bamboo container or vase create the foundation of growth for the plant, thereby representing the earth element.

Water - The water the bamboo needs for its vibrant growth obviously represents the water element.

Fire - A lucky bamboo plant used as a Feng Shui cure should have a red ribbon tied to it—the color red is the expression of the fire element.

Metal - The glass pots that contain luckiest bamboo plants represent the metal element. If your lucky bamboo is planted in a ceramic pot, it should have either a Chinese coin for good luck or a metal figurine, such as the laughing Buddha.

When used as a Feng Shui cure, the number of stalks in the lucky bamboo planting has a specific meaning that should be taken into consideration. You can have as many stalks as you wish, but there are some traditional symbolic numbers you may want to follow when using a lucky bamboo arrangement as a Feng Shui cure:

  • 2 stalks in particular for prosperous love and marriage

  • 3 stalks for overall happiness

  • 5 stalks for ever present Health

  • 8 stalks for much wealth and abundance

  • 9 stalks for universal good fortune and bliss

  • 10 stalks represent completion and perfection.

  • 21 stalks stands for abundance and blessings.

The stalks of the lucky bamboo plant can be manipulated into spiral shapes by controlling the amount of sunlight they are exposed to. When kept in East direction, the lucky bamboo plant attracts good health for the entire family and when kept in the south-east direction, it attracts money and wealth. When provided with direct sunlight and pure water, the lucky bamboo plants can survive for nearly a decade.

The lucky bamboo brings more happiness, prosperity, and wealth into your house by keeping them in the right direction. They are lucky for their beauty and they are lucky for the positive vibes they spread. So be sure to try out this lucky Feng Shui cure that is sure to leave your house looking lively and full.


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