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.
The number 13 has long been considered negative and unlucky. But what are its feng shui implications? For too long well-meaning feng shui practitioners have preached that 13 is unlucky — but that’s only half the story. It could be because the number 13, when the single digits are added, make a four.
It’s resolution time. How fun. But let’s forget about those for a moment. Getting to the end of the year and greeting a brand new calendar, a new birthday, another anniversary or just another year may seem overwhelming. To some it’s a clean slate, a chance to start over fresh. And yet, to others, it’s a mix of the two.
Feng shui in the Year of the Snake poses some severe challenges. In my 2013 Feng Shui Forecast, I wrote that children are under an influence that can cause them harm – particularly from metal – like guns, cars or knives. But that’s not the only concern we have in 2013, but it is among the most sensitive.
By Kathryn Weber The Year of the Snake is slithering ever closer to us, but it’s no reason to get squeamish. The sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, the snake represents wisdom, intelligence and self-control. The snake also represents the ability to strike at will, quickly and powerfully. We will see some big changes in…
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By Kathryn Weber Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that an unhappy work environment can be one of life’s most miserable experiences. It’s isolating, it’s uncomfortable, unproductive, and it can also block your progress in life. That’s because work, like everything else, often relies on good will. Certainly the good will of coworkers and bosses alike…
Setting and reaching goals is a great way to create milestones in your life. It feels good to achieve something you’ve worked for and focused on. Many people think that when someone reaches a goal it’s because that person is special or has some unique talent. Chances are, this person had a plan and a vision.
If you’re in business, there’s nothing better than hearing the cash register ring. Every time you make a sale, it’s a thrill – no matter whether your business is online or a retail establishment. But when the sales don’t come in, it’s extremely frustrating. You wonder why your products aren’t moving, why the phone isn’t ringing or the sales just aren’t coming.
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.