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 most fascinating ways to use feng shui is to use it personally based on your Chinese zodiac sign. Each person in a household has their own individual zodiac sign and based on this sign, you can see important distinctions about that person.
Money is often called the great lubricant – it doesn’t stop problems from occurring, it just makes everything go a little easier. But money in and of itself is not the definition of wealth. There are many people who are financially or monetarily abundant but who have miserable home lives, health problems, or have little or no love in their life.
When you want to stimulate more money and income, making sure you incorporate the color blue in your life. From your home to your clothing and jewelry, blue colors bring beautiful water energy into your home, and more income into your life.
In feng shui, every aspiration, whether it’s career, wealth, or love is tied to a direction, such as north, west, or southwest, and each direction is tied to a color, a number and an element. The color green relates to new growth, expansion, hope, new beginnings and the southeast direction. It is this direction that is also associated most with wealth. The southeast relates to small wood, the beginnings of wealth growth. Green is also the color that supports healing and regeneration.
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!
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.
Everything in our life is in some way a reflection of our life. And by everything, I really mean every thing. Our stuff has a tremendous influence over us – our thoughts, our feelings, even our mental clarity, or lack of it, as evidenced by TV shows that portray hoarders.
Well, it’s that time of year again! In America, we celebrate all our blessings and bounty with holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah that features food and family. For some families, this is only the first, or maybe, second time they have eaten in the dining room this year.