By Kathryn Weber
One of the critical aspects to learning as a grade school child, is eye-hand coordination. Being able to coordinate your eye with your hand motions and movements aids and facilitates understanding.
Interestingly, just like learning has a hand-mind connection, so does feng shui. In fact, in feng shui the thinking mind is represented by the northeast, and the hand is the body part associated with the northeast. Your physical head is represented by the northwest.
It’s important to think about your body and how it relates to feng shui because certain problems in the home, can show up in the body.
For instance, memory and thinking can be impaired by a problem in the northeast corner of the house, such as an air conditioning condenser’s whirling blades and show up in hands that ache or cause you to drop things frequently.
Likewise, you can have arthritis symptoms in the hands if there is an affliction to the northeast, such as difficult monthly or annual stars, that can cause an injury or pain. Looking for areas of your house to see if the energies are helpful or hurtful for any given sector is always a good idea in assessing your health or health problems you’re having.
Here are more ideas about the northeast as it relates to the hands that you should know.
Mind racing? Can’t think or make a decision? Do this.
If you ever watched the I Love Lucy episode where they all go out to eat and Lucy couldn’t decide what to order (like we’ve all had from time to time), it’s extremely funny….but in an uncomfortable way.
That’s because we’ve all been there at the point of indecision.
Everyone knows what it feels like to be mentally stuck and unable to make a decision, so we bite our nails or wring our hands, right? There’s that hand-mind connection again. If you have a moment like this, go wash your hands thoroughly. Dry them off slowly and then apply lotion to them, focusing on your hands. This can often “restart” your thought process.
Wear gemstones and bracelets to enhance your thinking.
The wrist is the symbol of the northeast and with thinking and decision-making. Wearing gemstones and bracelets enhance your wrists, and that benefits memory, decisions, creativity and mental pursuits. It’s especially helpful for anyone who works with their hands, too.
Manicures, gloves and taking care of your hands cares for your mind and enhances thinking.
When your hands are taken care of, so is your mind. Give your hands regular manicures (guys too!), care and attention to help you with thoughts, thinking, decision-making – and for developing wisdom.
Make good decisions with fire, earth elements and red colors.
Because the northeast is connected to decision-making, items that are related to the earth element and that support it, are beneficial, especially in years like 2018 when the 3 Jade star moves there. Fire can be symbolized by candles or lamps. This helps with hand coordination and hand-health.
Avoid large plants in the northeast sector.
When you have large plants in the northeast corner of your home or garden, it can impact your ability to make decisions, education, and clear thinking and wise choices. To handle, simply add a light to shine on the plant to help enhance the northeast’s earth energy. Plants can also cause problems with your hands, such as arthritis.
Display earth images to boost the northeast corner.
Whether you use a globe, maps, or a gemstone or crystal ball, all are excellent energizers of thinking, education, and creativity as it relates to anything you do with your hands. This is especially helpful for students in school, writers or for someone with memory concerns or who has trouble with decisions.