Magickal Garden Design Tips & Notes


MAGICAL GARDEN DESIGN:

*         Qi flows best along natural contours. Take natural paths into account.
*         Plant delicate moss or creeping thyme between stepping stones.
*         Slopes carry more majickal potency than most flat spaces.

*         Odd numbers symbolize spiritual elements. Plant trees in 3s and other plants in drifts of 5 – 9.
*         Origanum makes a good ground cover that other plants can still grow through.
*         Flowering shrubs are less work than flowers
*         Dedicate and consecrate garden with the 4 elements. Can invite friends.
*         Shade loving majickal plants include astible, forget-me-nots, monkshood, columbines, foxglove, sweet woodruff, day lilies, cranesbills, periwinkle and violets

ELEMENTS
Earth:
Trees, strongly shaped shrubs and vines. Rocks, paths, contours. Aura of strength. Building projects, career, business. Touch. Good for a Prosperity garden (bury treasure).

Water:
Pond, shells. Aura of awareness. Peace, family, friendship, contemplation. Taste, nourishment. Good for a love charm garden.

Fire:
Colour, tone, shade, bloom, foliage. Aura of joy. Sundial. Passion, strength. Hot. Taste. Protection.

Air:
Fragrance. Wind chimes. Aura of spirituality. Intellectual, spiritual, airy, arts. Sound and smell. Good for a luck garden and a herb garden. Most fragrant flowers include hyacinth, lilac, lily of the valley, roses, lavender, dianthus, peonies

YIN & YANG

Yang: Front of garden, sun, hills

Yin: Back of garden, shade, water

South facing garden most auspicious.

SHAPES:

Shapes incorporate ancient and powerful motifs that give rhythm, strength and majickal significance to the space they enclose. Each shape facilitates a different aspect of magic.

*         Circle: Natural shape, brings together opposition and creates healing. Protective. Solar. Symbol of completion, eternity, perfection. Emblem of female. Best within a larger design.

*         Squaring the Circle: Square with a circle inside it. Unite earth and heaven realms. Divine spark within all of us.

*         Square: The 4 seasons, powerful symbol of earth.

SPECIAL PURPOSE GARDENS:

*         Love Charm Garden: Oval or circle. No straight lines or sharp angles. Informal, casual. Prominent water element. Include night blooming fragrances (moon) like Jasmine. (Idea – use rose quartz for circle border and make in water section)

*         Prosperity Garden: Earth features and brilliant colours. Bury treasures. Straight lines, more formal. (Idea – earth section with squaring the circle)

*         Luck Garden: Triple ring. Air. Transition and change. The interlocking circles symbolize luck (physical world), meditation (intellectual world) and divination (spiritual world). Each ring planted with plants holding respective powers.

*         Faery Garden: Aspen, betony, borage, carnation, chamomile, clover, daisy, holly, hyssop, juniper, lavender, lilac, maidenhair, fern, pansies, rosemary, St Johns Wort, sunflower, sweetpea, thyme, vervain, violet, yarrow, zinnia all good. NO peonies or dill.

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