By Kathryn Weber There are many people who consider themselves lucky, and just as many who don’t. Luck may seem like it only happens to certain people, or those people born under a lucky star. Yet, others seem to have luck at their command. In the West, luck is often viewed as something you either…
We’ve all heard to old saying that “it’s who you know, not what you know.” Now, part of that is true. You do need sufficient knowledge and have certain capabilities, but you also need good contacts or a network of people who can make the right introductions.
In feng shui, the eight corners of luck are related to the different directions and corners of your home. In all, there are eight types of aspirations – those things that make our life enjoyable. Aspirations such as love, health, happy families, opportunities and income all make up a happy, satisfying life. The aspirations are each tied to a different direction, such as north or southeast or west. These can be seen on the feng shui “bagua” or map.
By Kathryn Weber Shells have long been a treasured keepsake. Whether on a trip to the beach or an exotic island, shells are one of the greatest wonders of the sea. But they’re also a wonderful feng shui activator, too. Conch and cowrie shells can bring an abundance of feng shui benefits to your home…
By Kathryn Weber In a world where change is constant, and sometimes, moment by moment, the idea of staying in the same place, in the same relationships, the same patterns of our lives, has the comfort of familiarity. There’s even a saying that it’s easier with the devil you know than the devil you don’t.…
Feng shui is all about creating flow, energy, finding balance and unstopping blockages. This is true for your personal space, your office, your home, and, well, you.. You have energy (or maybe you don’t) and that energy impacts the way the world responds to you in the form of career, prosperity, health, wisdom, love, and happiness.
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.
Everyone’s heard there’s strength in numbers and that certainly extends to feng shui, where pairs constitute the concept of double goodness. Think about anything good and you want seconds – like you do with chocolate cake, a second date with a special someone, or another prosperous opportunity. In feng shui, though, whenever there is something auspicious, such as a symbol, it’s even more powerful and potent when it’s used as a pair.
A clean house is more than just a luxury – it is a necessity. That’s right, a necessity. We need a clean house (office or desk) because of all it offers us: efficiency and relaxation. Efficiency, because a clean house means you can find what you need when you need it. It also means that you will spend less time worrying and frustrated over the mess in your house.
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!