If you’d like to be prosperous and fill your life with helpful people, you need extra heavenly assistance to get there. That’s where the northwest corner of helpful people in feng shui comes in and puts just the right people in your path right when you need them.
When you have good feng shui, it doesn’t mean that nothing bad ever happens to you, it’s that when it does, there will be someone who’s exactly the right person to help you. That’s when you know you have great heavenly assistance luck, and from time to time, who doesn’t need a helping hand?
Whether it’s a neighbor, a doctor, a random stranger who stops to help you change a tire when your car is on the side of the road, the heavenly assistance of the northwest corner is always a welcome benefit of activating this corner of your home.
The northwest corner relates to people who can help you get ahead in life.
Climbing the corporate ladder and enjoying any kind of success in life often depends on someone helping you along the way. This is where activating the northwest corner can help you. This is the corner related to people who come to your aid, your defense, or who help you move upwards and onwards in your life.
These are power brokers, influential people, agents, and managers, or people who make the right introductions for you.
But there’s more to it than helpful people, the northwest corner is one of feng shui’s most important power corners. There is a trinity of three key corners in every home and they are the heavenly heart palace, the southwest palace of the matriarch, and the northwest palace of the patriarch.
The northwest sector is the corner of the male breadwinner.
Historically, the breadwinner has been a man. However, today’s feng shui calls for revised thinking and a modern approach.
In years past, traditional roles have placed the northwest as the location of the breadwinner, but today’s women many times earn more money than their male partners, or there are two women in the relationship, and the northwest breadwinner role doesn’t hold.
If there is a male in the household and he is in a traditional role, then he is the male breadwinner, and this corner must be protected and his personal feng shui directions favored.
But if a woman in the household makes the most money, then she’s the breadwinner and it’s the southwest corner that must be protected and enhanced, and it’s her personal feng shui directions that should be favored.
The quality of the breadwinner’s luck influences the luck of everyone in the household.
When the man is the head of the household, enhancing the northwest corner helps bring opportunity and influence to all who live in the home.
Even if the man isn’t the breadwinner, everyone needs the luck and opportunity that comes with a well-activated heavenly assistance location.
The northwest is symbolized by metal and the round shape and gold color.
Adding round-shaped, gold and metallic items like the tinkling sounds of a wind chime or bell, or other electronics such as a computer or a television, and big metal objects such as a safe or filing cabinet will help to activate the northwest corner and boost its energy.
Fans and pendulum clocks are another way to enhance this corner as are earth-related objects such as crystals, vases, and bowls.
Often called the traveler’s shell, the conch is especially effective for those who travel for business. Tuck a small cowrie or conch shell into your suitcase or computer bag to bring auspicious energy while traveling.
The cowrie or conch brings business rewards and business luck, especially luck overseas, and for smooth, uninterrupted travel and excellent communications during business meetings. The conch shell is also a good protective talisman for traveling and to enhance the ability to travel internationally.
The northwest relates to the number 6.
This is the number of heaven, and when you want to boost the northwest corner, such as when you’re looking for a job and need good references, add six metallic objects or six smooth crystal balls to the northwest to enhance your patron luck. A string of six Chinese coins is also helpful.
What to avoid in the northwest.
The heaven direction is harmed by the presence of fire, so it’s important to avoid having a gas stove in the northwest or a fireplace located here. If you do, add a picture of a mountain or ocean over the fireplace and keep a large jug of water next to the stove.
Another element to avoid? Water.
Because metal makes water, water is said to drain and defeat the metal element of the northwest. This can result in job loss, severe injury, or health problems, especially for the man of the house. It could also make for a lonely existence without the aid and assistance of other people to help you along in life.