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The Feng Shui Qualities and Protective Power of the Color Red

By Kathryn Weber From antiquity to today, few colors have the power and influence that the color red has. It's the most likely to make the wearer and the observer do something, such as stop at a stop sign, eat at a restaurant or feel favorably about a company, such as Target and its red bulls-eye logo. Wearing red imbues the wearer with confidence and power. In China, the color red has many … [Read the full article...]

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The Feng Shui Trinity – 3 Sacred Palaces of Northwest, Southwest and Center

By Kathryn Weber Feng shui has many mirrors. And by mirrors, that means a repetition of ideas and thoughts. For instance, the number three is a representation of the direction of east, and east is represented by wood. There are many mirrors just like these with respect to other feng shui elements. Take for example the yin and yang symbol. Another name for it is the “tai chi” … [Read the full article...]

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The Positive and Negative Role of Salt in Feng Shui

By Kathryn Weber Salt has been one of the world’s most precious mineral for ages. In the 1600’s the King of Spain sent ships to travel to the New World to collect salt in South Texas to bring back to him. In Russia, bread and salt is presented to show hospitality. And if you’ve ever had a sore throat or sprained an ankle, salt water was often prescribed for healing. Yet, salt has an … [Read the full article...]

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Improve Your Feng Shui, Health and Wealth (and cure some problems!) with Lucky Bamboo

by Kathryn Weber Today it’s hard to go to any nursery or florist and not see pots of lucky bamboo. It’s cultivated and arranged in small pots to large, fabulous interwoven designs. It’s striking and brings a bright green touch of nature to your home -- and adds some great health and wealth feng shui too! One of the most common questions, though, is whether it’s actually bamboo or not. … [Read the full article...]

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Luck Running Out? The Feng Shui Importance of Updating Your Home

By Kathryn Weber In a world where change is constant, and sometimes, moment by moment, the idea of staying in the same place, in the same relationships, the same patterns of our lives, has the comfort of familiarity. There’s even a saying that it’s easier with the devil you know than the devil you don’t. That’s what makes change so hard; we don’t know what to expect or if our efforts will pay … [Read the full article...]

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Christmas and Holiday Feng Shui

by Kathryn Weber Holidays are special times to gather family and friends together to enjoy festivities, gifts, and special foods. This is especially true at Christmas when we seek to share the bounty of the year by giving gifts and celebrating with those closest to us. It is a fun and beautiful time of year when homes and shops are decorated in glittering lights and bountiful … [Read the full article...]

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2015 Year of the Sheep Feng Shui Annual Forecast

by Kathryn Weber   The Year of the Sheep is coming this February, and it couldn't be a more different year than last year's Year of the Horse. If you had a difficult year last year, you'll be glad that troublesome horse has ambled on. The sheep is the eighth sigin of the Chinese Zodiac and represents stability, even temprament, and is considered to be the most feminine of all the … [Read the full article...]

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The Phoenix Footstool – The Feng Shui Symbol of Material Comforts and Success

By Kathryn Weber In feng shui, the ideal position for a house embodies what’s called the “armchair” position. This position has a rise at the rear of the house, and the left or east side of the house is higher than the right side of the house, as you are looking out from the front of the house. Many feng shui devotees know about the importance of the supportive cosmic tortoise that is … [Read the full article...]

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Feng Shui’s 6 Most Popular Crystals

By Kathryn Weber Crystals have long been thought to possess mystical qualities. Certain crystals and stones have long been associated with having healing abilities, the ability to focus thought or intention or even transmutation. And this is no longer an issue of belief any longer. We know scientifically that crystals, specifically silicon crystals, are the chief reason for ever faster … [Read the full article...]

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Feng Shui Tips to Fulfill Your Wishes

By Kathryn Weber Feng shui is often thought of as a way to arrange our environments, and it is. But it can also be used to symbolize our intentions. This type of symbolic feng shui is very much like vision boards – creating a dream you have using images to symbolize your deepest desires. But rather than a flat vision, this is a three-dimensional item that represents your goals and ambitions. … [Read the full article...]

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Foster Family Harmony with Feng Shui

By Kathryn Weber Feng shui is used in the west to create more opportunity, success and wealth. But in the East, feng shui is used for all that and to create harmonious relationships, too. Feng shui is a terrific tool for improving family relationships. As anyone who has had strife and struggle at home can tell you, a harmonious home is truly a blessing.  Creating a harmonious and pleasant home … [Read the full article...]

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Feng Shui and the Color Yellow

By Kathryn Weber Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that yellow is a color that’s bright and sunny and optimistic. It’s also the color that’s the easiest for all people to see. The color yellow is a happy color that brings bright, vibrant energy to any house or office. Yellow is also the color that represents ripeness, as in the yellow leaves of the fall season. But everything isn’t … [Read the full article...]