During COVID19, we are living in Palo Alto, our new neighborhood. I’m kind of obsessed with my new neighbor’s gardens. Gardening activity is up now as it is solitary and deemed safe. 

Gardening is an earth element activity. Earth offers stability to the inhabitants of the home. If things feel unstable, and I’m going to go out on a limb and say we all feel this way, then gardening is a great activity to get grounded, reduce anxiety and enhance this element for your property. Pick what you love and what will work in your climate. 

Yin and Yang and Feng Shui

Yin and yang is a basic tenet of Feng Shui but is often difficult to observe. Now that we are relegated to our homes, it is helpful to see what kind of home you live in. Mountains are often considered yin as they do not move, and are balanced by water, which is always moving and yang. If you have freeway bypasses near your home, that is a representation of fast moving water and is often too much yang. If you have a winding street with slow traffic, that is an ideal representation of water-meandering and more yin.

The idea is to create a balance of nearly equal yin and yang. 

yin and yang