Why Is It Bad Luck To Have A Cactus In The House?

By Ameera Mills. Updated: December 5, 2018
Why Is It Bad Luck To Have A Cactus In The House?

According to the theory of Feng shui there are certain plants that attract negativity or positive energy into your home. Feng shui is a philosophical Chinese system of laws. This system aims to create a positive influence on people and space. With furniture or element placement, it it believe that flow of energy in a room can be influenced. The goal is to achieve a positive environment, while avoiding the negative. Some plants are known to carry negative energy in a house and therefore should be avoided. A cactus is one of these negative plants. It does not mean you cannot have one in your home, it simply means that you need to know where to place it.

In this oneHOWTO article we will tell you why it is bad luck to have a cactus in your home.

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Cactus and Feng Shui

In the Feng Shui belief it is said that cacti, although beautiful, transmit bad energy. It is known that bad energy is carried in their ‘‘prickly and sharp’’ thorns. Feng Shui followers believe that having cacti can bring misfortune to one’s life, such as: diseases, anxiety, stress or losses.

Because cacti originate from deserts, they survive by retaining large amounts of liquid. It is precisely for this reason that people believe they are not a symbol of abundance. It is thought in fact that they are rather a symbol of survival in adverse situations. As a result, Cacti in a house are known to cause financial problems.

However, this does not mean that you should not have one in your home. You just have to know where to put it.

For example, you should never put it at the door of your house because it will attract negativity and bad luck. In some houses a horseshoe (symbol of good luck) is put in the entrance, but a cactus should be avoided.

We suggest not placing them in your house, but instead on your terrace or window. In this way they will serve as protectors. This protection will come from their spikes, that will bounce any negativity back out of your house.

Why Is It Bad Luck To Have A Cactus In The House? - Cactus and Feng Shui

How to care for a cactus

If you have a cactus, there is no need to throw it away. You simply need to place it in your home accordingly with the aim of protection.

A cactus plant is very easy to care for, since it does not need much irrigation. However, it is also important not to forget about it. A cactus does not need to constantly be watered. It needs to be watered once a week in small quantities. Do not over water it! We suggest making a calendar as a reminder, in this way you won’t forget.

To water this plant we recommend placing a hole in a bottle top. A small hole such as this will avoid accidental over-watering. Another way to avoid killing your cactus with too much water is to is to water it with a sprayer. Some people choose to place their hands under water and then let the drops fall from their fingers onto the plant.

Other plants that carry bad luck

A cactus is not the only plant that transmits bad energy. Here is a list of other plants that are known to bring negative energy to a home.

  • Hydrangeas: are very beautiful plants known for their small colorful flowers and are commonly used for decorating homes. However, this plant actually represents loneliness. Therefore it is said that it can cause singleness, separation and divorce.
  • Pothos plant (Devil’s Ivy): it is also commonly found in homes. It is said that more than three of these plants in a home could create an imbalance of energies. It is advisable to place this plant near a door as it attracts both positive and negative energy and can therefore create a balance, if placed correctly.
  • Tamaring and Myrtle: These two plants, according to ancient mythology, are believed to dwell evil spirits. It is also advised to not build any new buildings in places where these plants have grown.

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