In feng shui, deferred maintenance on a house means deferred money. In other words, if you’ve put off replacing that cracked window or cutting down a dead tree, you’re likely not receiving all the money you could be if your home were in good repair. Why is repairing your home so important to feng shui? In a word: chi.
Everyone’s heard there’s strength in numbers and that certainly extends to feng shui, where pairs constitute the concept of double goodness. Think about anything good and you want seconds – like you do with chocolate cake, a second date with a special someone, or another prosperous opportunity. In feng shui, though, whenever there is something auspicious, such as a symbol, it’s even more powerful and potent when it’s used as a pair.
Water is one of the most important elements in life – and in feng shui. The presence of water is life-giving and in feng shui, it promotes wealth, prosperity and opportunity. We could not live without water, yet so many homes rarely have water anywhere on the property. Even a small fountain can create a feeling of calm assurance and promote wealth luck and financial advantage for the homeowner.
A walk in the country or hiking a hilly trail can make us feel more in tune with ourselves. It also gives us an opportunity to connect with nature, awakening our personal chi. The trees, grass, stones and blue sky give us a comforting relief from the unnatural environment of fluorescent lighting, malls and office cubicles.
In feng shui, all homes are not created equal. This is especially true in apartments. It also means applying feng shui is also a bit trickier. But, with a few basic steps, you can apply feng shui to your apartment quickly and easily.
It’s become increasingly popular to use an iPhone or smart phone as a compass. However, when you’re using it to be accurate, it’s best to use a magnetic compass to measure a magnetic field. That’s because electricity interferes with magnetic measurements.
Ever wonder why you’re working so hard at feng shui and it’s not working for you? Maybe it’s because feng shui often works like a radio. When you’re trying to listen to 105.2 tuning the dial to 105.3 or 105 might pick up the station, but it won’t come in clearly, if at all, or it will have a lot of static.
All energy in the universe exists as a duality; it’s either positive or negative, yin or yang. Yang energy is the bright energy of laughing children, blooming flowers, energy moving, and outward movement. Yin energy is the energy of darkness, stillness, and going inwards. Both are important, but when one is out of balance, the house can become overloaded with that energy.
One of the feng shui’s most delightful ways to stimulate more income and opportunity – and the accumulation of wealth – is to create your own wealth bowl. Unlike the wealth vase that has a prescribed set of items, must be hidden from view, and is prepared with specific elements and properties the wealth bowl is just the opposite — it can be created using any number of auspicious ingredients that you have around the house — and it’s meant to be openly displayed.
When you’re looking for love, too often the choices for finding a suitable partner or mate is online dating websites, bars and the connections of friends. But if you want to find a new love, all it takes is some good feng shui. Speech pathologist and feng shui devotee, Andrea Easley, of Houston, Texas decided she wanted to find a someone special and she turned to feng shui to help her find a new love interest.
Much has been written about whether clocks represent good feng shui or not. Like most things in life the definitive answer isn’t a yes or a no. Instead, the answer is: it depends. It’s the exception to the rule to find an instance where a feng shui answer is black and white.
No other room in the house offers the feng shui potential that the living room does. This room is central to family life and to feng shui. When it comes to feng shui, no other room can compare to the living room. That’s because the living room is the ONE room in the house that can be activated according to all nine sectors of the bagua or lo shu square — making this a very important room, indeed.