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…
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.
With low interest mortgage rates holding steady, home ownership has continued to rise sharply with each passing year. And this rise also holds true for manufactured homes. Many people opt for manufactured homes, sometimes called “trailers” or “mobile homes,” because of their appeal: low cost, easy to purchase, quick to move into, faster set up compared to traditional homebuilding, and ability to purchase more home for the money. But even with the benefits such as these, there are some drawbacks to owning a trailer.
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.