Windows are a natural part of the exterior of a home or office building. In a sense, they’re the eyes of the building. Their openings let in light, views and without them, life would dark, dull and depressing. Yet, having not enough windows is just as bad as having too many. Because of their energy, windows can affect our home’s feng shui – and ultimately – our lives.
Black is the color associated with water, and in feng shui, water equals wealth. But black is considered a very strong color. It’s not an easy color to paint with, which probably is the reason why we don’t see black paint used more in decorating. And that’s unfortunate.
It’s widely known that the number eight is regarded as the money number in Asia. And that idea is catching on here in the west, too. From phone numbers and addresses – even license plates – everyone’s looking to get as many eights as possible. Even jewelry designs have popped up everywhere with eights in the design, although many call it the infinity symbol. But the eight has more meanings that merely money and wealth, though that is why the eight is so popular!
The Year of the Horse is galloping quickly toward the New Year and it’ll be nice to see the Year of the Snake slithering away. You’ll be glad to know that the feng shui forecast for 2014 has a bright outlook with lots of good news and opportunity ahead for the Year of the Horse.
Did you know that there’s a World Toilet Day? There is; it’s November 19th and its purpose is to call attention to the 2.5 billion people who lack access to clean sanitation, and the death and illness that result from that lack of access. Toilets get a bad rap in feng shui because everyone assumes that they ruin your feng shui.
As a feng shui symbol, the Neko kitty is a little less traditional but offers thoroughly wonderful feng shui because of its delightful charming qualities. The ever popular waving kitty is a fun and enchanting symbol meant to grab the attention of the passerby to come into a business. Even though feng shui originated in China, the “Maneki Neko” cats seen in so many Asian businesses originated in Japan.
If you’re tired of money coming in and then flowing right out, you could have an affliction in your wealth corner. In feng shui, the wealth corner is associated with the southeast corner of your home where wealth accrues — and if you need a cure for financial problems, you’re not alone.
ADHD is a neurological condition that is marked by mental difficulties such as impulsiveness, disorganization, easy distraction, inattention and problems focusing or completing tasks. It can also be accompanied by hyperactivity and mood swings. Many adults have this and just chalk it up to being a disorganized person who can’t finish anything, but that’s far from the truth.
There are two very basic kinds of energy in feng shui. These are sheng chi, which is called the dragon’s breath. This is the beautiful and helpful type of energy that brings all good things. The second energy is called shar chi. This is harmful energy that creates all kinds of problems.
QUESTION: I was born January 14, 1966 at 7:30 am. I am a west group person with a 7 kua number. I am also a wood snake. Should I decorate my bedroom in blue colors to feed my wood snake energies – or will that hurt my kua number? I’m confused about what I should follow — my personal feng shui or my personal zodiac sign. Can you help me?