Mirrors reflect light and thus reflect the world around us. Spiritually, light has symbolic attachment to illumination, awareness and wisdom etc.
Therefore, in terms of spiritual symbolism, mirrors reflect truth. They reflect what is. In literature, mirrors have been used to symbolize a variety of things across both of these spectrum’s of thought.
What mirror represents?
In a psychological sense, mirrors symbolize the threshold between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind. By looking into a mirror, one may look towards the depths of their unconsciousness.
Mirrors for garden use
Mirrors in a garden are not only decorative but can reflect the play of light and trick the eye to make small spaces seem larger. Mirrors for garden use are not a new thing and can be positioned to fool the viewer
With a reflection that almost appears to be the scene through a window. Be cautious however, and place them with care to avoid confusing birds and causing them injury. Gazing balls and ponds are reflective surfaces commonly found in the home landscape.
They impart a contemplative area on which the eye can rest and take in the garden’s beauty. Use of mirrors in garden design provides much the same experience with the additional benefits of reflecting light to brighten darker areas of the landscape.
You can use any form, from large ornately framed mirrors to small pieces mounted on a fence or a wall. A large gazing mirror, such as that found on a vanity or over a mantel, allows for a greater echo of the garden space. Smaller chunks or individually framed pieces reflect light in a playful manner.
Full length mirrors mounted on a fence open up a small space. True glass mirrors may be used or you can select an acrylic version which is safer in a garden with children and pets.
Whichever size or type you select, be sure it is positioned in an area where it will not cause visual hazards from sun reflection or laser in solar heat which can damage plants.
Shady or dappled light areas benefit greatly from mirrors in a garden. Using mirrors for light will brighten any dark space while adding a whimsical touch.
Can mirror helps plants grow?
A mirror is a light recycler, which is what makes this experiment so tricky.When you add mirrors to a home or a garden, they reflect and recycle the light that enters that space. If you add many mirrors, they can bounce the light off each other, and with each bounce, a little bit of light is lost.
If you measure a specific spot that’s very dark, then place a mirror near it so that it reflects light into that spot, then the place will get brighter. You have made that one space get light when it didn’t get light before.
However, mirrors don’t make a sunny day sunnier. A mirror can’t increase the amount of light coming in, but it can bounce it around once the light gets there.
If you measure the light levels in your space, you’ll likely find that they’re about the same on average. If you measure the light in a particular location, you might find that it’s gotten a lot brighter if you’ve pointed the mirror’s reflection to that place.
You can use mirrors in the garden to move the light around, allowing plants to grow in areas where they could not grow before.
Unfortunately, you can’t use mirrors to increase the total light that enters your garden.
Are garden mirrors dangerous:
Mirrors make a great decoration outside, and as long as they’re used sensibly they are completely safe. But of course, everyone would rather relax and enjoy their garden, free from worries about hazards around their family, children and wildlife.