Digestive Upset, Stomach Complaints, Hemorrhoids? Check your feng shui

Closeup of a young woman's abdomen and hands

By Kathryn Weber One of the most wildly popular feng shui books is Karen Kingston’s Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui. And one of the topics she covers in the book – that few others have dared to touch – is the subject of the elimination system and its tie to your personal feng shui. While it’s not a pretty subject to talk about, Karen deftly connects clutter in the house with the symbol of our internal clutter we all deal with daily: our … [Read more...]

The Best Color in Feng Shui? The Rainbow, All Colors Bring Health, Wealth, Happiness

Close up of happy rose : rainbow flower with colored petals

By Kathryn Weber There’s a lot of debate and discussion about colors in feng shui. Is red the best color there is? Maybe it’s gold or ochre. On the other hand, black is the color of deep wealth. But then there’s purple….ah, the color confusion! Let’s look at the colors from a different perspective. Instead of concentrating on a single color, let’s discuss them all and their role and meaning in feng shui. Black – the color of deepest … [Read more...]

Chi Lin and Fu Dog Feng Shui Door Guardians Protect and Empower Your Front Door

Buddhist sculpture. Singha Stone statue.

By Kathryn Weber The front door is the single most important area of your home. It determines the quality of the energy that enters your home – and that directly influences the quality of energy in important life areas, such as wealth, opportunity, health and relationship success. The entrance to your home is directly influenced by the way it looks. Realtors know this as “curb appeal.” When a house looks great at the entrance, it’s … [Read more...]

12 Feng Shui Tips for Trees

By Kathryn Weber Trees are an important life source and vital members of our outdoor community. Often called “the lungs of the Earth,” trees take the carbon dioxide that we breathe out and return it to us as oxygen. They also prevent groundwater run-off and soil erosion. It is obvious that trees are a crucial part of our living Earth and treasured members of our landscape family. Besides being beautiful, they provide us with shade, beauty, … [Read more...]

Feng Raise Your Sights — The Feng Shui of Views that Can Change Your Life

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By Kathryn Weber Put your back into it. Keep your nose to the grindstone. These pithy sayings are meant to instill the value of consistent work effort. And, for the most part they're true, because consistent work pays off, but sometimes when you're busy looking down all the time, you lose sight of where you're going. Feng shui offers us an opportunity to lift our eyes and create movement in our lives instead of drudgery, or worse, the … [Read more...]

The Feng Shui of Collections – How Collections Go from Interesting to Overwhelming

Collections can be interested and fun, but when they overwhelm the house and your life, they can drain energy from your life.

By Kathryn Weber One of the frequent targets of feng shui is clutter, and rightly so. Clutter drains our life energies, saps on mental energy and drowns us in the possessions that we once took interest in to where they simply take over our homes, and our lives, in some instances. It doesn’t matter how a collection starts, but what begins as an interest or even a gift, can go quickly from interesting to overwhelming. The energy of the … [Read more...]

PURPLE POWER – 8 Ways the Color Purple Can Help You Bring More Success, Love, and Wealth

by Kathryn Weber Purple is a potent color. In every society, purple holds a special place, and a special meaning. It is said that Leonardo da Vinci believed meditating in a lavender or purple-colored light was improved by a factor of 10. Purple is associated with wealth, nobility, stature, religion, piety, magic, and sexuality. Purple is mixture of soothing, calm blue with boisterous, energetic red. Purple is associated with royalty. It … [Read more...]

The Feng Shui Qualities and Protective Power of the Color Red

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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 meanings, but the first is happiness. The bride in … [Read more...]

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

A happy woman is the symbol of a happy home.

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” sign. Regardless of what you call it, the symbol represents … [Read more...]

The Positive and Negative Role of Salt in Feng Shui

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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 interesting role in feng shui. First and foremost, salt … [Read more...]

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

bamboo plants

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. And, in fact, it is not bamboo but rather part of … [Read more...]

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

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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 off. But if we don’t change, life becomes … [Read more...]

Christmas and Holiday Feng Shui

A beautifully wrapped gift is wonderful 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 greenery. Decorating for the holidays is also great feng … [Read more...]