Right after the first of January, the New Year is underway. But the energy of the year isn’t merely limited to the first day or even two weeks of the month. No, instead, energy begins building around the 1st of January, culminating at the beginning of the Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year.
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.
Lots of people struggle with losing weight. We try everything and stick to nothing. We often become discouraged when diets don’t work and resolutions fail. If that’s happened to you, then maybe you should put your house on a diet instead. If weight loss has been unsuccessful, frustrated dieters will be glad to know they can make small adjustments to their home that can help them succeed in the battle with weight loss. Your body is your spiritual home and holds your inner energy and our houses hold our bodies.
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 can help propel…
The news headlines are dismal and the jobs outlook is anything but promising for the future. The economic trends say that we’re in for lots more of the same: high unemployment, continuing recession and people struggling to make ends meet. So, what if you’re looking for a job and having no luck?
Water is one of the elements few homes have. Sure, most homes a bathroom and kitchen with faucets, showers, toilets and baths are common. But that’s draining water. What’s uncommon to find is generating water – in feng shui, that’s the water that’s found in ponds, streams, fountains, swimming pools and aquariums.
In today’s real estate market, there are more homes than ever for sale by owners that have gone bankrupt, have lost value or have been foreclosed on. There are also plenty of short sale homes on the market and homes where the owners are under severe financial strain.
In feng shui there’s few areas as important as the front door. That’s because the front door is the mouth of chi, the point at which the house receives energy. Lots of questions come in about the feng shui of the front door and its role in creating prosperity. There’s just something about the feng shui of a beautiful front door that makes the whole house look more prosperous!
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.