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…
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 collection then begins to take on a life of its own.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
There is a formula in feng shui that’s called Eight Mansions. This is a personalized form of feng shui that relies on dates and your gender to find your personal feng shui. For those who’d like to use personal feng shui, you can calculate your personal directions for success, love and health – and your misfortune directions.
If your relationships are tired and money flies through your hands your house might just be the wrong color. Maybe life is a constant struggle and you can’t put your finger on the one small thing blocking your success. The answer could be as simple as the color on your house. Feng shui dictates that the paint color on your house can affect your wealth and abundance.
It seems almost impossible now to do anything without “googling” it first. Want a shrimp recipe? You can get more than two million in a click. Need to learn how to sweat a pipe replacement in the bathroom? A Google-owned Youtube video comes to rescue. In fact, you have to wonder….how did we ever live without Google?
Today’s interest in feng shui may seem on first glance to be nothing more than an interest in interior decorating. In fact, many people think feng shui think is simply a method for deciding where to place what. But feng shui is much deeper and more involved than what kind of artwork should go over the sofa. And there’s often confusion about the connection with astrology. How does a technique for arranging your living room connect to astrology? And is there a connection with astrology?
Feng shui isn’t just about painting a wall a certain color and hanging a windchime. Feng shui is more about understanding the way your house is representing your life. And there are signs, both subtle and overt that are telling you about the need to make changes in one to see improvement in the other.