Animals figure prominently in feng shui and in Chinese lore. Although the dragon is widely known, there are other animals that are less well known but whose influence creates great luck and good fortune. Below is a listing of animals and their feng shui meanings. Placing one of these animals in your home or office can often bring you business opportunities, improve your health or help you protect your money. See which one you like best!
No matter whether it’s the year of the dragon, the horse, or the sheep, the philosophical principles of feng shui can add harmony to your interior design — and even inject a new spirit of romance. Feng shui is the Chinese art of determining the most propitious design of a room or building (and the placement of objects within) so that maximum harmony is achieved between the environment and the user. The term comes from the Chinese words “feng” (wind) and “shui” (water).
It’s frustrating when you become ill and annoying when finances are tight, but few things compare to the feeling of betrayal by a friend or the hurt that comes when someone has attacked your character or maligned you in some way. When a friend lets you down, the feeling of shock and disappointment can be hard to bounce back from.
The dragon is a mythical and much beloved symbol in China. The powerful dragon can be seen adorning everything from walls and sculptures to chopsticks and fabrics. A dragon is one of the earliest symbols of male, yang, energy and fertility.
The Year of the Dragon is a chance to start over and see real improvement in our lives. After the past few years of economic challenges, it’s nice to hear there is a ray of hope on the horizon. And it’s not just a sliver of light either. It’s like a giant comet streaking across the sky trailing sparkling crystals that glitter against the night sky. That comet in your mind’s eye? It’s a dragon, a cosmic creature that is associated with heaven, the sky and all the celestial realms.
Computers are a wonderful tool for helping us communicate with friends around the world, produce presentations and documents, balance our checkbooks and, in short, run our businesses and our lives. There is no doubt that we are completely dependent upon computers today and rare are the homes without a personal computer. Few of us are able to work when our computers stop working because of bugs, viruses or a log-jam of files.
We’ve all had them – good and bad neighbors. They’re either the types that borrow everything and return nothing. Or, they’re the kind that show up with a plate of cookies when you move in. Then there are the neighbors who you never know because they keep to themselves.
Purists will say you can’t feng shui your car, your clothes or your looks, but that’s not exactly true. While feng shui is the study of the environment and its effects on the occupants of a building, it can also be used as a method for designing, too. One of the areas where feng shui can be the most effective is the business card.
The wedding of England’s Prince William and fiancé Kate Middleton is the kind of fairytale that can buoy a world weary of conflict in the Middle East, devastation and nuclear catastrophe in Japan and a continuing conflict in Afghanistan. A wedding is a joyous event that portends hope and celebrates a couple’s commitment to each other, something that is a foundation of family and society.
The White Tiger in feng shui represents the west or right hand side of our homes (as you look out the front door). The White Tiger is associated with courage, protection and dignity. The White Tiger brings good luck and fortune when it is represented by a small rise on the right side of the house and is most often associated with the compass direction of west. It is the yin to a dragon’s yang. The White Tiger protects a home from negative forces and is sometimes associated with wealth.
Good feng shui has a number of definitions. It includes everything from good landscape layout, auspicious topography that includes mountains, lakes, or oceans, and good design, including auspicious or inauspicious shapes, harmonious arrangement of elements, and a host of other factors. But did you know that good feng shui can also include very subtle environmental clues, too? It’s true.
Enhancing careers with feng shui is a popular subject in feng shui. Second to generating wealth, energizing the career sector ranks high in interest among those interested in using feng shui to better their lives. It makes sense due to the amount of time we spend at our jobs. It also is understandable because to have a successful career enables us to make better decisions for ourselves and our families.