Salt has been one of the world’s most precious mineral for ages. In the 1600’s the King of Spain sent ships to travel to the New World to collect salt in South Texas to bring back to him. In Russia, bread and salt is presented to show hospitality. And if you’ve ever had a sore throat or sprained an ankle, salt water was often prescribed for healing.
Feng shui is used in the west to create more opportunity, success and wealth. But in the East, feng shui is used for all that and to create harmonious relationships, too. Feng shui is a terrific tool for improving family relationships. As anyone who has had strife and struggle at home can tell you, a harmonious home is truly a blessing. Creating a harmonious and pleasant home is a bonus to all who reside there.
One of the things that frustrates me most is when I get a referral for a feng shui consultation and it’s to re-do a consultation from another consultant who took the crazy train right on out of feng shui town. And it happens.
There is a formula in feng shui that’s called Eight Mansions. This is a personalized form of feng shui that relies on dates and your gender to find your personal feng shui. For those who’d like to use personal feng shui, you can calculate your personal directions for success, love and health – and your misfortune directions.
Feng shui isn’t just about painting a wall a certain color and hanging a windchime. Feng shui is more about understanding the way your house is representing your life. And there are signs, both subtle and overt that are telling you about the need to make changes in one to see improvement in the other.
When your home, office or bedroom seem still and lifeless, stuffy or stuck, a wonderful feng shui instrument to create a clear, open and vibrant space is the singing bowl. When our spaces are clear, they revitalize and refresh us. When they’re stuffy and stagnant, our daily life feels like molasses, slow and viscous.
Did you know that there’s a World Toilet Day? There is; it’s November 19th and its purpose is to call attention to the 2.5 billion people who lack access to clean sanitation, and the death and illness that result from that lack of access. Toilets get a bad rap in feng shui because everyone assumes that they ruin your feng shui.
As a feng shui symbol, the Neko kitty is a little less traditional but offers thoroughly wonderful feng shui because of its delightful charming qualities. The ever popular waving kitty is a fun and enchanting symbol meant to grab the attention of the passerby to come into a business. Even though feng shui originated in China, the “Maneki Neko” cats seen in so many Asian businesses originated in Japan.
If you’re tired of money coming in and then flowing right out, you could have an affliction in your wealth corner. In feng shui, the wealth corner is associated with the southeast corner of your home where wealth accrues — and if you need a cure for financial problems, you’re not alone.
ADHD is a neurological condition that is marked by mental difficulties such as impulsiveness, disorganization, easy distraction, inattention and problems focusing or completing tasks. It can also be accompanied by hyperactivity and mood swings. Many adults have this and just chalk it up to being a disorganized person who can’t finish anything, but that’s far from the truth.
There are two very basic kinds of energy in feng shui. These are sheng chi, which is called the dragon’s breath. This is the beautiful and helpful type of energy that brings all good things. The second energy is called shar chi. This is harmful energy that creates all kinds of problems.
QUESTION: I was born January 14, 1966 at 7:30 am. I am a west group person with a 7 kua number. I am also a wood snake. Should I decorate my bedroom in blue colors to feed my wood snake energies – or will that hurt my kua number? I’m confused about what I should follow — my personal feng shui or my personal zodiac sign. Can you help me?