Tips For Your Feng Shui Bedroom And Bedroom Layout

Understanding how to arrange your feng shui bedroom layout is of vast importance to your well-being and relationship with your other half. Think about it this way – you spend about one third of your life in your bedroom! For this reason I think it is next to impossible to think that you are throwing…

Understanding how to arrange your feng shui bedroom layout is of vast importance to your well-being and relationship with your other half. Think about it this way – you spend about one third of your life in your bedroom!

For this reason I think it is next to impossible to think that you are throwing money away by investing in creating the perfect bedroom.

If your love life is lack-luster or simply does not exist, here are some changes you can make. These tips are also useful to you if you feel that your health could be better than it is currently.

1. Make sure that your bed has a headboard and that the headboard is placed up against a solid wall in your bedroom.
2. When in bed you should be able to see the door, giving you a better feeling of security.
3. Chi should be able to flow naturally around the bed. It should be open on three sides. If not possible, placing a large red rug or cloth under the bed will stimulate any trapped energy.
4. Avoid having the bed in line with the doorway, which will create secret arrows. If this is not possible, hang a crystal between the bed and the doorway.

Other Advice Beyond Feng Shui Bedroom Layout

1. Avoid having sharp metal objects in the bedroom, such as knives, scissors, guns, etc. Sharp metal near you in bed can result in being cut, whether this means being attacked or facing surgery.
2. Avoid having large mirrors in the bedroom. If you do have any mirrors in the bedroom, you should make sure that you can not see your reflection in any mirror when you are in your bed.
3. Avoid large plants or water features in the bedroom.
4. Ensure your lighting is not too bright or too dim. The right balance of yin and yang elements here is essential.
5. Wooden beds are preferred to metal beds, which conduct electrical currents and are therefore a concern for your health. Avoid having electrical blankets and other similar devices, as they can be harmful.
6. If you can afford to, invest in making your bedroom much nicer than it currently is, rather than continuing to buy the same old items that will get you the same old love life and health situations.
7. If there is anything that does not support love, passion or health and rest in your bedroom, take it out of there. Your bedroom should not resemble a bedroom / office or a multi purpose room.
8. Try to have a good balance of five elements in your room.

By putting these tips into action, you can expect to see improvements in your relationship with your significant other, your quality of sleep and your overall well-being and health.

Truth Or Myth: Are Toilets Bad Feng Shui?

Perhaps you worry about not being able to retain your wealth because a toilet is located in your home's wealth corner. You may have asked yourself the question, “Are toilets bad feng shui?”. You probably keep the lid closed at all times, but how do you activate your wealth corner if a toilet is there?…

Perhaps you worry about not being able to retain your wealth because a toilet is located in your home's wealth corner. You may have asked yourself the question, “Are toilets bad feng shui?”. You probably keep the lid closed at all times, but how do you activate your wealth corner if a toilet is there?

Firstly, you need to think about how long you've lived in your current home and what has happened with regards to your wealth matters since living there. There may be some counterbalancing measures taking place in your home that you were not aware of. It is important to know that toilets take energy from the house, both positive and negative energy.

What we need to try to ensure is that as much of the positive chi as possible remains in our home, while as much of the negative chi is taken away by the toilet. The toilet creates a downward pulling zone, so we can do several things to counteract this based on traditional feng shui cures. Try doing one of the following:

• Place a small mirror on top of the toilet tank (facing up), or inside the tank (also facing up) to reflect the chi upward

• Hang a crystal over a toilet to refract the chi horizontally. This will prevent a lot of it from moving vertically downward towards the drain.

• Use red ribbon around the toilet and the pipes below the sink that take the water out of the home.

• Utilize Earth elements such as rocks and stones, clay items and earth tones (yellow colors) to reduce the water elements of sinks, showers and toilets. Avoid adding to the water elements items such as shells, ocean and nautical themes, blue, etc.

• Utilize the fire element exhibiting an upward energetic vibrating pattern to counterbalance the downward motion of water elements in these places.

By counterbalancing toilets around your house in this way you will certainly benefit when it comes to wealth and prosperity.

In addition to the feng shui of the home, you can benefit by adjusting your thoughts surrounding prosperity. Prosperity relates to love, joy, freedom, gratitude and giving. Thoughts that have a negative impact on your prosperity are thoughts such as 'it's mine' or 'I want'. Giving something to someone creates greater joy than receiving something. You need to open up to the universe and trust it to guide you in the right direction, and this comes with focusing on your positive thoughts and love for others instead of negative thoughts and feelings, which you must learn to let go of.

What Your Front Door Says About You

In feng shui, what your front door says about you is a great deal. You will often hear if something is auspicious (meaning favorable) or inauspicious. There are four main schools of feng shui, and all of them aim to achieve one thing; auspicious chi. If you're reading this then you probably know that we…

In feng shui, what your front door says about you is a great deal. You will often hear if something is auspicious (meaning favorable) or inauspicious. There are four main schools of feng shui, and all of them aim to achieve one thing; auspicious chi. If you're reading this then you probably know that we are surrounded by chi energy and we want it to flow and meander through our homes to empower our lives. Unfortunately, an old front door in desperate need of repair and in poor condition is not going to help with this matter.

Your front door says a lot about who you are to the rest of the world. It is the door at which you greet your guests, your milkman, your postman and your neighbors.

Of course, when you invite guests into your home, you want to greet them with the best energy as well as attract good energy from them. If it is the first time for your guests to visit your home, sometimes they do not know you as well as some of your other friends just yet. First impressions are everything and they will be observing the place that you live from the second that they arrive at the front gate leading to your front door. The front door has a huge impact on how your guests feel when they enter your home. If they approach your home and enter with negative feelings of disappointment or disgust or any other negative vibes, they will bring those vibes into your home with them.

I follow the practices of Flying Stars feng shui and Compass feng shui. Certain directions contain different types of energy and are associated with different colors.

Depending on the direction your door faces, different colors will resonate differently.

For a NE facing door, the best color is white.
For East, use bright green and cream.
For a SE facing door, use blue, cream and dark green.
For a South facing door, use bright green, dark green, blue and purple.
For doors facing NW, West and SW, use red, greige and black. For North facing doors, the best color to use is red.

What your front door says about you

The path leading to your front door should be clear, attractive and meandering to slow the chi. Use lamps along the path to illuminate it well in the dark. It should not be too narrow. Avoid clutter around the door completely. Shoes in the entrance should be packed away and out of sight, not blocking the entrance.

Is Feng Shui Related to the Occult?

As a long time practitioner, I have never even remotely felt what I consulted in or teach is related to the commonly accepted criteria for Occult practices. And yet I do not fear other practices, which are often labeled as the Occult. Divination techniques as benign as tea leaf reading and tarot cards may be…

As a long time practitioner, I have never even remotely felt what I consulted in or teach is related to the commonly accepted criteria for Occult practices. And yet I do not fear other practices, which are often labeled as the Occult. Divination techniques as benign as tea leaf reading and tarot cards may be categorized by some as “the occult,” with implications that one makes itself vulnerable to the power of Satan or some evil force. I prefer to think of these practices as just metaphysical disciplines.

Modern science is now confirming that there is a continuum of consciousness (mind) which is separate from the physical brain. Many divinatory techniques just provide a platform to tune into the mind, its relation to the environment, and the “Oversoul” as described by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Something which is taken for granted to be “symbolic” may actually be more real than what we currently know or can prove. Unlike placebos, Feng Shui adjustments have a track record for working whether people believe in it or not.

By writing an article which explores the question, I may find it hard to be objective, but I want to address some of the misconceptions in and about our field. In many cultures, practices and beliefs which do not originate with, or reflect the values ​​of that society will be viewed with suspicion. In the case of Feng Shui, I think that unwarranted suspicion denies people of the possible benefits that they stand to gain from this ancient body of knowledge.

Taken out of context, Feng Shui practices and beliefs may appear to be strange and occult-like. And yet the Yin-Yang symbol is linked to binary code and the Earth's path around the Sun. One article I read on the internet mentioned that Feng Shui appeared to be like numerology. It is true that we have a lot of symbols and coded language, and yet I do not believe these number annotations are any more related to the occult than the Periodic Table of Elements. We speak and write in symbols and with numerical coding because it is just the short-hand of our discipline.

The coded language and symbols abbreviate observations of nature and laws of physics, but having originated as a body of knowledge thousands of years ago, it is still shrouded in mystery, folklore, and in some cases superstition. While the marks of the Luo-shu and Ba'Gua may look like a talisman, they were used more like a hand-held calculator. Distinct from magic or witchcraft, Feng Shui practices have more to do with understanding our natural and man-made surroundings, and moving with these natural currents instead of against them. Environmental psychologists often come to the same conclusions.

One Internet article placed too much emphasis and skepticism on the number of practitioners who claim to be “masters.” The term “master” is an Old World title which simply acknowledges a certain level of training and expertise. Today's colleges and universities may also bestow the title, as in Master's Degree in Economics or Philosophy. In another context, we may respectfully refer to a black belt in karate as a martial arts master. This does not mean that “masters” have psychic or supernatural powers. A “master” is not the equivalent of a sorcerer, in other words. And the “Gurus of Wall Street” are not literal gurus either.

If a Feng Shui master were to say that the steady appearance of dead birds on your front porch is a bad omen, so maybe the Environmental Protection Agency. If a master says that living in a house below sea level is not a good idea, so might FEMA Many of our theories are based in common sense, although the majority of them have just not been validated by western science. We do know that history repeats its self and we do know that there are innumerable patterns in nature which are highly predictable. We practitioners draw upon both subtle and obvious principles in nature in order to come to time-tested conclusions. If taking cues from Mother Nature is “occult” then a lot of science-based forecasting would fall in that category as well.

Home Exterior Designs With a Touch of Feng Shui

The principles of feng shui may not only be applied to areas inside of the house. For your patio or other outside parts of your property, there are a few standard ideas that relate to the Chinese system of feng shui. Choose the location. There are four locations which are recommended for your patio to…

The principles of feng shui may not only be applied to areas inside of the house. For your patio or other outside parts of your property, there are a few standard ideas that relate to the Chinese system of feng shui.

Choose the location. There are four locations which are recommended for your patio to be built in. One is on the right corner at the back of your property. This position is believed to be related to positive feelings with regards to topics of love as well as romance. The next position is on the back, but this time on the left side of the property. For this, the main emphases are on the owner's finances. The last two locations are on the center of your back property or at the entire expanse of it.

Organize the place. This can be done by making sure that all necessary fixtures or accessories are taken care of. Actually, you do not need feng shui for this tip. A place that is clutter-free will always look and feel balanced wherever with the application of the Chinese principle, or not.

The most common items that you will need to tidy up in the patio and surrounding places would be garden tools, kid's toys if you have little kids, and other work materials. Also, these places may have lots of fallen leaves or garbage that need to be removed.

Free the pathways. One of the most famous instances of this Chinese belief is that a place that is free from obstacles and has unrestricted ways should be maintained to let the positive vibes into the home or into the place.

Such obstructions can be in the form of furniture that you have positioned or of natural pieces like plants or trees. You will easily take note of these obstructions as, generally, they make the pathway curved rather than one that is free flowing and goes straight into the middle as well as the end part of the room or space.

Position your furniture correctly. The next principle that you need to keep in mind is that all furniture should be placed in a way that the person sitting on it will have a view of the entrance of the patio. This means that you need to choose outdoor sofas or a patio loveseat that can be positioned towards the entrance. To make use of the space better, have L-shaped or semi-circular furniture.

Take care of plants. As much as possible, if you are going to consider feng shui, do not display plants that are dying or worse, dead. Provide extra nourishment to your plants but if they are not driving very well, it is better if you just remove them.

Or, another alternative will be to replace them with low-maintenance plants that are not sensitive or delicate enough to be affected by a sudden change in the weather outside. Position them on top of balusters or on the floor but never hang them above or near where people are sitting down.

Feng Shui Enhancements For The Year Of The Water Snake

In Chinese astrology we have entered the year of the Water Snake. In London there is a huge celebration planned, likely to be the largest new year celebrations outside of China. This year I can not travel in to central London to watch as I have a prior engagement but if the celebrations are anything…

In Chinese astrology we have entered the year of the Water Snake. In London there is a huge celebration planned, likely to be the largest new year celebrations outside of China. This year I can not travel in to central London to watch as I have a prior engagement but if the celebrations are anything like last year anyone who does manage to attend will be treated to some wonderful sights, sounds and smells. If you are attending this, or any other new year celebration, I hope you have a great time.

The shifting energies as we wave goodbye to the Water Dragon and welcome in the Water Snake lead to great opportunities to enhance the Feng Shui in our homes to bring about positive change. Water Snake years can be volatile and we can expect a roller coaster ride around the world but they also offer us some wonderful opportunities to enhance our career and financial fortunes. Before we look at how we can make the most of this Water Snake year let us look at what this year is likely to bring across the world in general.

Water Snakes mix high yin with rising yang so can be unpredictable. Expect the unexpected this year. On a positive note there is likely to be a renewed sense of optimism and people are going to feel happier and more confident about the future. This optimism is not misplaced, world fortunes will improve after the last few years of recession, but there are likely to be a few blips before we see a steady and sustained period of growth.

In politics this is a year for charismatic leaders. At least one country will gain a new leader who appears to have come from now with promises of change and growth. Although his words, and yes I believe this leader will be a man, sound exciting and refreshing he is illegally to follow up on his promises meaning that he may not be in power for long. It could well be a year for empty words and we can expect quite a few of the most powerful leaders in the world making promises that they can not keep. In saying that one long standing conflict will be resolved and an uneasy truce called after intervention by a powerful third party who delivers that which is promised.

Financial markets will improve this year but it will be an up and down year where fortunes can be won and lost daily. Short term traders will do well as markets will be volatile. Those saving in the long term need to hang in there and try and ignore the dips. There will be many dips this year but they are only short term. Successful companies will be those who are in the financial, building and research sectors, mining and energy companies may not fare so well. Asian markets are likely to do better than those in Europe and the US.

This year could be a good year for knowledge, learning and research and there could well be a medical breakthrough that could bring major advances in curing a disease or long standing problem. This breakthrough will benefit millions. There will also be a continued focus on new technologies, although at least one high profile launch may not go as planned and a new invention may be hit by problems.

Looking at the less positive aspects of the Water Snake year there is a high likelihood of unpredictable weather with severe storms and tornadoes hitting the USA. Now I know that this is not unusual but this year we may see storms that are more powerful than normal. We could also see a major earthquake in the west, possibly in the first few months of the year. Terrorist activity could increase and although as I have said a long standing conflict may well be resolved new conflicts will unfortunately start, possibly where they are not expected.

Turning our attention now to more personal matters, the year of the Water Snake rewards those who work hard and are prepared to put in the hours to gain the success that they want. Water Snake years are especially good for increasing wealth and business fortunes so let us look at how we can make the most of the year by enhancing the energy in our home with Feng Shui cures.

Feng Shui Enhancements for the year of the Water Snake.

To enhance career fortunes place a large mirror in a room in the north of your home, or on the north wall of your home office. Balance the yin of water with the yang snake by ensuring your mirror has a solid wooden frame.

The Water Snake likes to shout about it's success, even if it has to be said, if there is not an awful lot to shout about. If you want to ensure that you have career success this year make sure that you place any symbols of your success prominently in the north of your home. Certificates of merit, awards, objects that you have bought to celebrate an achievement should be placed where they can easily be seen.

Increase the opportunities to attract wealth to your home by installing a moving water feature at the front of your home or in the entrance hall. If you have not got the space for a small fountain considering placing a small aquarium in your hall or living room.

Stimulate wealth energy by hanging a clear quartz crystal by your front door. Crystals make excellent Feng Shui enhancements and can be used in many ways. Place bowls of crystals on tables, scatter crystals around the base of plants or wear them around the wrist and neck. Good crystals for the year of the Water Snake are Smoky Quartz, Lapis Lazuli and Turquoise.

Celebrate the year of the Water Snake by buying a snake ornament. Crystal or glass snakes should be placed in the north or south east sections of your home, your home office or your living room. The ornament will serve as a perfect reminder of how you will reap dividends from your hard work this year and if you focus on it whilst meditating it may well provide you with new ideas and inspiration for money making schemes.

To end with a note of caution, the Water Snake is a very volatile creature. It rewards hard work and dedication but can penalize those who do not think ideas through. It is a great year to start or expand a business, get a new job and find new sources of income but do your research, plan carefully and make your move only when you are sure of success. The Water Snake can be a powerful ally but a fickle friend.

Feng Shui Enhancements – A Crystal Energy Harmonization Cure

Crystals are probably most well known for their beauty and their healing properties. In addition to these qualities though they are also used very successfully in Feng Shui as they help promote, support and harmonize the energy in your home. In this series of articles I look at how crystals can be used in Feng…

Crystals are probably most well known for their beauty and their healing properties. In addition to these qualities though they are also used very successfully in Feng Shui as they help promote, support and harmonize the energy in your home. In this series of articles I look at how crystals can be used in Feng Shui, turning my attention here to a great energy harmonization cure using just 5 crystals.

Energy flows in to your home through your front door before circulating through your home. For you to attract success and abundance to your home and your life, energy needs to be able to flow through your home in a natural, balanced and positive way. There are many simple and easy ways in which to support and aid this natural flow which includes keeping your home free of clutter, well decorated, in good repair and keeping an equal balance between yin and yang and the five elements (wood, fire, earth , metal and water)

Sticking to these very basic principles will help to ensure that energy flows through your home in a natural and balanced state. Sometimes though we need to enhance the energy in our home in order to attract that which we desire. It is at these times that we need to bring in Feng Shui enhancements and cures, perhaps redecorating a certain area of ​​our home, adding additional elements to our home or changing furniture around. Before we implement an enhancement or cure it is a good idea to ensure that we do something to harmonize the energy in the center of our home. An excellent way to do this is to implement the crystal harmonization cure I have detailed below.

To implement this cure place a circular clear crystal bowl in the center of your home within which you have placed five crystals. Each of the five crystals you place in the bowl should represent one of the five elements. For wood use a green crystal such as Jade or Green Fluorite. Fire is represented by red or purple crystals, great examples here are Red Jasper, Red Jade and Amethyst. Earth crystals are brown or yellow crystals such as Citrine, Tigers Eye and Smoky Quartz. For metal place Hematite or Moonstone crystals and water is represented by Jet and Lapis Lazuli. The bowl in to which the crystals are placed must be circular as this represents the never ending movement of the elements.

Once you have placed this bowl in the center of your home close your eyes and imagine energy circulating through your home in a never ending flow. Spend a few quiet moments in silent contemplation and give thanks for the earth's gift of the crystals. Leave the bowl in place keeping the crystals clean and well cared for. You are now ready to implement whatever Feng Shui cures and enhancements you need.

Using Crystals As Feng Shui Enhancements – Rose Quartz

Although crystals are widely used in healing they have many other uses some of which are often overlooked. One of the most powerful ways in which crystals can be used in your life is as a Feng Shui enhancement as they help to promote and channel the energy in and around your home. In this…

Although crystals are widely used in healing they have many other uses some of which are often overlooked. One of the most powerful ways in which crystals can be used in your life is as a Feng Shui enhancement as they help to promote and channel the energy in and around your home. In this series of articles I aim to show how the most popular crystals can be used in Feng Shui, focusing in this article on the love stone, more commonly referred to as Rose Quartz.

Most people when asked to name a stone that promotes love will automatically say Rose Quartz. This beautiful, delicate crystal in shades of pale pink is one of the most instantly recognizable and desired of all crystals. It is a stone that inspires love, trust and friendship and makes a beautiful personal gift to the one you love. As well as being a beautiful personal gift it can also be used to great effect in your home, especially in the relationship area or your bedroom. To find out more read on

If you are single and want to find a lover, Rose Quartz can be a very powerful love enhancer. Place two Rose Quartz crystals in the relationship area of ​​your home, this is the south west area, or place two Rose Quartz crystals in your bedroom. If you are desperate to find a lover place Rose Quartz crystals in both areas but take care, you may well be surprised as to how quickly this can work. When placing crystals for love you should always place crystals in pairs and personally I prefer to place them as part of a larger display or contained within another ornament. Placing two crystals in an angel box for example with a small note can have the effect of asking the angels for help in finding a lover and makes for a nice but not obvious display.

If you have a lover, but there is not an awful lot of loving going on, then placing a pair of Rose Quartz crystals in the relationship area or in your bedroom can help to restore the love in your relationship and remind you why you got together in the first place. In this situation placing the crystals in a pink bowl or on a pink cloth can strengthen the love energy in your home, sometimes needed if the relationship has really become quite stale. Rose Quartz can also help build and regain trust and harmony in your relationship. Rose Quartz can make a beautiful gift in its own right so if you have that special someone in your life give them a gift of a Rose Quartz crystal or heart so that they have something to carry that reminds them of the love between you.

I hope that you have found this article useful and it has given you some ideas, especially if you need to strengthen the love energy in your home. For more Feng Shui tips please visit my website where free information on Feng Shui is published every Friday

Are Mirrors In the Bedroom Bad Feng Shui?

Are mirrors in the bedroom bad Feng Shui? This is one of the more common questions I get asked when talking about Feng Shui. The short answer to this question is no as in reality nothing is bad Feng Shui. The purpose of Feng Shui is to achieve balance in your environment so that your…

Are mirrors in the bedroom bad Feng Shui? This is one of the more common questions I get asked when talking about Feng Shui. The short answer to this question is no as in reality nothing is bad Feng Shui. The purpose of Feng Shui is to achieve balance in your environment so that your personal space is harmonized and positive energy flows. This natural and harmonized flow of energy will then allow you to attract what you desire to your life. Placing any item in your home is not going to have a major detrimental effect on the energy and therefore the Feng Shui in your home, providing of course that you ensure that balance is maintained.

So if mirrors in the bedroom are not bad Feng Shui why do so many Feng Shui experts, myself included, try and discourage people from putting mirrors in the bedroom? The simple reason is that mirrors reflect light and this speeds up the flow of energy in your bedroom. In some areas of your home it may be beneficial to speed up the flow of energy but fast flowing energy is not something that you want in the bedroom, this most restful of spaces in your home. The bedroom is where you go to rest, to sleep, to recharge your batteries after a busy day. You do not want energy pinging and zinging all over the place disturbing your sleep. Ideally the placement of mirrors in a bedroom is to be avoided, not because it is bad Feng Shui but just to ensure that you do not suffer poor sleeping patterns.

But practically, and yes we must look practically at the interior decor for your home is primarily a living space, is it realistic to have a bedroom without a mirror? Many people, and I include myself in this, like to check their appearance before they face the world. In our home we are equipped to have a bathroom right next door to our bedroom so we use this to check our appearance but often people want or need a mirror in their bedroom. And if people want a mirror in their bedroom the absence of one is probably going to cause feelings of irritation and frustration. Yes you may get a restful night's sleep but if you start each day feeling grouchy because there is no mirror to hand then the calm and restful energy is not doing them a whole lot of good.

So if a mirror is needed in the bedroom let us look at how you can place a mirror in your bedroom in a way that does not speed the flow of energy around the space while you are sleep. The following tips should help ensure you can place a mirror in your bedroom with no adverse effects.

Tip 1

Try and bring some balance by ensuring that the mirror is a circular shape or has free flowing curves. Circular and free flowing shapes promot calming yin energy. You do not want to place a mirror with sharp corners in your bedroom. Corners are associated with yang energy so square, rectangular or triangular mirrors will create too much yang energy in a bedroom and could well prevent you getting a good unbroken night's sleep.

Tip 2

Do not hang a mirror in your bedroom that is in a direct line of sight with your bed. If your bed dominates the room try and ensure that a mirror is tucked away in a corner of the room that is as far away from the head of the bed as possible.

Tip 3

If you want a large mirror in your room, or have mirrored wardrobe doors, consider covering these with material while you sleep. This means that any fast flowing energy will not be channeled around the room during the night so helping you get the calm and restful night's sleep that you deserve.

Tip 4

Rather than hang a mirror on the wall think about placing a free standing mirror on the floor or on a dressing table. At night this can either be removed or turned to face the wall, again preventing fast flowing energy pinging around the room.

Where Do I Start on My Feng Shui Journey?

This is one of the most common questions when people start to focus on how to incorporate Feng Shui principals in to the home. The foundation stones of Feng Shui, the two absolutes that you must get right if you are to attract good fortune to your home and attract what you desire to your…

This is one of the most common questions when people start to focus on how to incorporate Feng Shui principals in to the home. The foundation stones of Feng Shui, the two absolutes that you must get right if you are to attract good fortune to your home and attract what you desire to your life are balance and energy flow. But achieving a home that is balanced and has a positive flow of energy takes a while to achieve. It is not something that can be done overnight so if you want to attract good right now where do you start?

Because people often do not know where to start they add Feng Shui cures and improvements in specific places in their home which correspond to what they feel are areas which are lacking in their life. If for instance they are experiencing problems in a relationship they add enhancements to the bedroom or the south west area of ​​the home. Whilst there is nothing fundamentally wrong with doing this I always think that if you want to make life changing improvements to your home you should approach it as a journey and have a plan. I always suggest that when you begin to incorporate Feng Shui to your home you start with ensuring that there is a strong and positive flow energy around the space where the energy of your home and so for me is a logical place to start . The great news is that it is also one of the simplest and quickest areas of your home to get right.

Below are some tips for ensuring that the entrance to your home is ready to welcome and nurture a positive flow of energy. If you follow these tips you should very quickly start to see small improvements happening in your life which will give you the impetus to continue making changes in other areas around your home.

Tip 1

Make sure the entrance to your home is free of clutter. Outside your home ensure that the entrance is not blocked by dustbins, bikes and old plant pots and ensure plants and shrubs are trimmed back and kept neat and away from the door. On the inside coats and shoes should be stored neatly and there should be a clear path from the door to the rest of the house. The door should be able to open completely without anything impeding it's progress.

Tip 2

Make sure that the doorway is kept in good repair. Doors should be kept regularly varnished or painted and hinges should be well oiled so that they do not squeak. Solid doors are better than doors with glass. If you have a glass door the glass should be kept clean and consider covering the inside of the door with a thick curtain to ensure that energy, once it has entered is kept within the home.

Tip 3

If you want to attract good fortune to your home consider painting your front door an auspicious color. The Chinese believe that red is the best color for a door but this is only true if the front door of your home faces south. If your front door faces east green is a great color as this will signify new growth and opportunities. If your front door faces north paint it black or dark blue as this will help attract money and new work opportunities to the home. Finally yellow is the most auspicious color of all as this will help to attract luck, good fortune and abundance.

Tip 4

Make a welcoming front entrance by adding bright shrubs at either side of your door, placing a welcome mat and hanging a wind chime, crystal or bell. Moving enhancements such as wind chimes and bells have the extra advantage of stimulating energy, including a strong flow through your door.

Tip 5

Make sure the entranceway to your home is well illuminated. If the doorway is dark then this could lead to energy stagnating around the door rather than flowing through. Place an outside light or lights just outside your doorway and if your door opens on to a narrow hall paint the hall a light color and make sure that any lights in the hall are bright and illuminate the whole space.

What Is the Difference Between a Feng Shui Coach and a Feng Shui Consultant?

I'm often asked what the difference is between a Feng Shui Coach and a Feng Shui Consultant. A google search of either phrase will bring up millions of hits and so when looking for advice and support it can be difficult to identify the right Feng Shui expert who will provide you with what you…

I'm often asked what the difference is between a Feng Shui Coach and a Feng Shui Consultant. A google search of either phrase will bring up millions of hits and so when looking for advice and support it can be difficult to identify the right Feng Shui expert who will provide you with what you are both looking for and need.

Sometimes in the Feng Shui world you will find people who provide both coaching and consultancy but I find that if you want specific support it is best to go to one who devotes his or her time to one or the other. To be a consultant or a coach takes a very different set of skills and although the person may be very skilled and knowledgeable in Feng Shui it does not naturally follow that they will be a skilled coach or consultant.

Typically a Consultant will provide advice and so you should go to a consultant if you have a specific problem in your home, or are designing or remodeling a home or buying a new one. A Consultant can provide advice, recommendations and tips that will help you cure poor energy flow or ensure a strong flow is promoted or maintained. A Consultant can be consulted again and again and I know many people who have incredibly strong relationships with their Feng Shui Consultants and have been using them for years.

A Coach on the other hand should be used if you want to learn. A good Coach will ask questions, information and help you to understand why certain cures and improvements will help the flow of energy in your home. You should go to a Coach when you want to strengthen the energy in your space and want to gain the skills to be able to maintain this positive flow of energy yourself. A Coach is often used as a sounding board for ideas and initiatives you have yourself and so may well have a strong relationship with clients but the relationship is more an equal partnership than a client / consultant relationship. When asked to define coaching I am always reminded of the words of Confucius, “give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day, show a man how to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime”.

Both Feng Shui Consultants and Feng Shui Coaches provide a valuable service and whether you want either one or the other often comes down to personal preference. Personally I provide a coaching service because my motivation in life is to share my Feng Shui knowledge as broadly as possible, but that is not to say that a coach is better than a consultant – they are not. Assuming however that you want a Coach and not a Consultant how do you go about finding a good one amongst all the millions of google hits. The following tips will help you.

Ask the Feng Shui Coach what coaching qualifications they have. If you want to have a coaching relationship with them it is important that you know that the individual is a qualified coach as well as a Feng Shui expert.

Ask the Coach what their motivation is. A good Coach will want to ensure that you have the knowledge that you need at the end of the session to put improvements or cures in to practice yourself.

Have a conversation with the Coach first before parting with any money. A good Coach will happily share information before they are hired, after all they want you to learn.

Notice how many questions the Coach requests about you. Whereas the focus of a consultant is often on the home the focus of a coach is on you. A Feng Shui Coach needs to know about you so that they can understand the best approach to take. A good coach adapts their style to each individual.

Find out what will happen at the end of a session. Will you be left with knowledge of Feng Shui so that you can adapt certain improvements and cures yourself or will you be provided with a number of solutions?

Finally contact a number of people before making a decision. In a coaching relationship it is vitally important that you get on with each other. A good coach will understand this and not pressure you in to making an immediate decision.

Feng Shui: Fostering Love and Harmony in Your Home

When it comes to establishing a sense of harmonious order in your home, it is important to consider certain principles. The ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui is a great place to start; it is centered around the idea that the energies of any given space can be balanced, or equalized, by a strategic positioning…

When it comes to establishing a sense of harmonious order in your home, it is important to consider certain principles. The ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui is a great place to start; it is centered around the idea that the energies of any given space can be balanced, or equalized, by a strategic positioning of furniture and many other items in the home. These teachings (Feng meaning wind in Chinese, and Shui meaning water) are based on an underlining ideological belief on the part of the ancient Chinese, that the land and all of its inanimate matter are all collectively alive with an energy referred to as Qi, Egypt “Chi”, in when pronounced in English. Because all matter is alive and flowing with energy, the arrangement of items in the home can affect the flow and transfer of this living energy. Feng Shui is all about making these energy flows and transfers as positive and effective as can be.

Some of the benefits of implementing the teachings of Feng Shui in your home / living-space include a drastic increase in overall clarity of thought, peace of mind, and functional capacity. Because of the calming and peaceful effect of implementing these practices in one's home, there tend to be an effect of people experiencing more effectiveness when it comes to having success with relationships, especially ones of a more romantic and loving nature. This is generally because when people's minds are clear (as they tend to be in environments that adhere to the principles of Feng Shui), there is less of a tension for them to feel anxious, uneasy, or any number of other mental states that create negative conditions for relationship interactions.

When beginning to apply the principles and practices of Feng Shui to a living space, one should consider certain specific principles. First, you should determine the arrangement of your furnishings and material possessions that allows for the most effective flow of energy, or flow of movement, attainable in any given room or dwelling area. This determination is made by simple trial and error, combined with the notions of energy flow and transfer that are supplemented by these teachings. Although the principles of Feng Shui are in some sense ideological and metaphoric, their practical application in the home is actually very straightforward. Cluttered and overcrowded spaces are to be avoided and eliminated according to these teachings; clean, ordered, organized, and simplified living spaces are the goal.

Once the merits of Feng Shui have successfully been implemented in a home, they are sure to bring about significant changes in terms of how its residents feel and act towards each other, the functionality of their relationships, and the level of loving affection and romance as well. The more ordered and simplified a living space is due to Feng Shui practices, the more the human element is able to flourish and fully express itself, uninhibited by the confusing and distressing clutter and chaos that can be found, unfortunately, in many homes today around the world.

Feng Shui Photosynthesis

Science tells us that the world as we know it would not exist without the Sun. Our planet's relationship with the Sun pervades all forms of life. And the absorption of Feng Shui is also the story of how we as people are affected by this magnificent star. Everything we eat, drink and breathe has…

Science tells us that the world as we know it would not exist without the Sun. Our planet's relationship with the Sun pervades all forms of life. And the absorption of Feng Shui is also the story of how we as people are affected by this magnificent star. Everything we eat, drink and breathe has been touched by the Sun and photosynthesis charges every cell. The Sun allows our bodies to heal and manufacture its own nutrients, such as Vitamin D. The Sun affects our energy levels, sleep cycles, hair growth, glandular secretions and every facet of our being is affected by the Sun.

So it should come as no surprise that imbedded in all of Chinese metaphysics, and Feng Shui in particular, are codes and symbolism which all lead back to the Sun. The relationship between a human and the sun is also a comparison of microcosm and macrocosm, with one charming detail as an example: the angle of the Earth to the Sun is currently 23 degrees and so is the angled tilt of the heart in the rib cage .

In Feng Shui theory we learn that how we calculate important periods of time is in sync with the Sun and its distance from Earth. Our planet moves toward and away from the Sun in a predictable pattern referred to in Astronomy as Perihelion and Aphelion. These are trademarks of gravitational pull as well as time, such as the beginning of the Feng Shui Solar New Year. The very well known, but deeply coded Yin-Yang symbol is an illustration of the Earth's movement around the Sun.

In classical Xuan Kong Flying Star School, we learn about eight different manifestations of Sun energy, which are called Trigrams. They are all permutations of the Sun energy, also known as Wu Huang, The Emperor. When Feng Shui enthusiasts know enough to be dangerous, they fear this energy called Five Yellow, also known as the “Evil Emperor.” But Five Yellow is the Sun and the force of gravity, worthy of our respect and awe, not fear. The Five Yellow Star is so bright that it is like a mirror which reflects back to us, what is inherently scripted for us as learning tools. For example, in 2014, the 5 Yellow star will fall in the direction of Northwest. So, it will be typical for Flying Star School practitioners to regard the Northwest in that year as an area primed for accidents, arguments and a variety of mishaps which may be particularly harsh on the father in the house, since the direction of Northwest is related to patriarchal energy.

And yet, below the surface there are many other interpretations and resolutions for this kind of environment. And in the same way that some people thrive in an environment not suited for all, we can say the Five Yellow may literally open doors of power to those who can handle the “Emperor.” Historically, the Chinese emperors as actual rulers were larger than life personalities. Some were known to be compassionate and wise, but some were terrifically cruel and sociopathic, not unlike many government leaders and modern day corporate CEO's. Here, the enduring metaphor is that Five Yellow Star can be unpredictable, hostile and the cause of major events.

These insights and “continuing education” have only come gradually to me, as a practitioner for decades. A true master- in- the- making can not sit on their laurels and just accept anything in Chinese metaphysics at face value. Every teaching is encrypted and paradoxical. What is hardly ever discussed is the power of the Sun, as the Five Yellow Star and its capacity to act as sheer gravitational pull, and the controller for magnetism, even pole shift.

When we get down to the details of a Feng Shui audit, we are calculating the impact of the Sun and Earth, Yin and Yang energies merging inside a structure as it is built with the placement of the roof ceiling in most of these energies . And yet, these energies can move through walls as surely as your wi-fi connection, so the house continues to be fueled by the power of the Sun. Exterior features to our environment are charged by the Sun, such as water and mountains. And like a satellite dish, they too bounce back energy toward the built structure. This is why the location of mountain and water sources is so critical and basic to both Form School and Flying Star Schools.

We know that many ancient cultures and civilizations worshiped the Sun, personified the Sun, called Christ the Son “Sun” of God, with an intense amount of references to astronomy and astrology through all religions and holy books. In current times we can even understand better the principles behind macrobiotics, where the guidelines of eating foods that vibrate at certain frequencies of the Sun and grown in certain seasons, can predict what our constitutional health may be like.

Classical practitioners should be committing to memory the “24 Solar Terms” which breaks down the 12 months into two phases each, noting the degree of intensity and interaction of the Earth cycles with the Sun. The 24 Solar terms will track the nuances of sub-seasons, weather, vegetation and even insect activity.

Feng Shui scholars from centuries ago had a keen understanding of nature and Sun Physics which rivals our modern-day authorities on such subjects. More than two thousand years ago, the Chinese discovered a phenomenon which is referred to as Geo-Botanical prospecting, which involves knowing what minerals and metals are in the Earth below, based on what kind of plant life is naturally occurring above. This became an easier way to find copper and gold and other metals. Even today, Western science knows relatively little about this. As well, the Chinese were hundreds of years, sometimes thousands of years ahead of European and Western society in their agricultural practices andventions.

Feng Shui scholars from the distant past were also calendar makers, continuously chasing for more accurate accounting of time, including the first clockventions, and requiring advanced knowledge of astronomy.

The Sun, described as the “Five Yellow Star” in Feng Shui terminology, is also an indicator of where we need to focus our attention. In the same way that we can discuss the similarities and differences between the geometric center of a structure and the real qi center of a structure, we may find that our relative focus of attention is the center, and that is a manifestation of Five Yellow. We can ponder endlessly to the level of quantum mechanics what is the center of the center of the center, ad infinitum. The heart, nor the brain, are located in the literal center of the human body. And yet we can say that one or both may be the control tower, the focus of our attention (consciousness). The Solar Plexus is also an obvious hint as where our body's qi center may be. In Feng Shui Theory, all directional energies and many influences are different manifestations of the Sun and its effect on us.

Why Feng Shui (Geomancy) Is Important

In every feng shui consultation, there is one factor that is very important, and that is Geomancy. You may ask yourself what this is. What exactly is Geomancy and its role in every person's life? For sure, you want to know why feng shui (Geomancy) is important. First things first, let's discuss what this is…

In every feng shui consultation, there is one factor that is very important, and that is Geomancy. You may ask yourself what this is. What exactly is Geomancy and its role in every person's life? For sure, you want to know why feng shui (Geomancy) is important.

First things first, let's discuss what this is all about. Geomancy is the practice of bringing together land and people, merging them in a way that will bring and attract harmonious energy in a place. This is especially important if you want to move to a new home or start a business venture. Geomancy serves as a bridge that connects the earth to its inhabants, thus creating a bond between the individual and his chosen place. Geomancy has been practiced for thousands of years, going way back to the olden times. Feng Shui Masters strongly believe in the utmost importance and advantages thought about by finding the best areas to build an establishment, which also has the power to bring spiritual and social harmony.
Benefits of Feng Shui (Geomancy)

According to Feng Shui Masters, Geomancy has the capacity to bring peace and harmony to an area, for the individual and the place itself. Proper establishment of this particular aspect is critical to create respect to the earth, the inhabitants and the land, thus bringing balance to everything.

Listed below are different benefits of Geomancy:
• Gives you a better understanding about the vital link between an individual and a place
• Improves your overall health and well-being
• Gives you a chance to really appreciate the things in your life, including your relationship and bond with the earth itself
• Minimizes the occurrence of problems and arguments in the home or workplace
• Brings more opportunities
• Eliminates the existence of ants in your home

Now that you know the impact of the land and its environment to your overall well-being, you need to do what you can do to find a solution to every existing problems, especially so if you experience recurring sickness. Geomancy and Feng Shui complement each other perfectly. Both have the power to help individuals build a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle, something which everyone needs in their lives.

According to research, there is a strong relation between the Earth's geological faults (radiation) and sickness. Radiation that the earth emits is invisible and can not be seen by the naked eye. However, different elements in the surrounding can help you determine the existence of geological faults, which can be used as a guide in determining the suitability of a place.

Listed below are the most common signs of the existence of geopathic stress in a property:
• Moss, fungi and / or mold
• Ivy
• Bare grass patches
• Beehives, ant hills and / or wasps
• Twisted tree barks
• Land cracks

According to Feng Shui Masters, proper Geomancy practice does not only involve clear the space in homes and adding cures / remedies. It is also just as important to investigate different existing land stresses in the area. This is extremely beneficial to the spirit, body and mind, more so if there is health and / or sleeping issues reported. This, alone, is one of the primary reasons why Feng Shui (Geomancy) is important.

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Simple Tips to Feng Shui Your Home

Feng Shui is a Chinese term that means wind-water . It is a system designed to bring balance and harmony to the energy, called Chi, of space: a room, an office, a garden, or a home. Feng Shui principles are laid out according to the five elements: earth, metal, fire, water, and wood; and according…

Feng Shui is a Chinese term that means wind-water . It is a system designed to bring balance and harmony to the energy, called Chi, of space: a room, an office, a garden, or a home. Feng Shui principles are laid out according to the five elements: earth, metal, fire, water, and wood; and according to directions, or compass designations. Feng Shui-ing your space can become a very complex and expensive re-decorating and redesigning process, but here are some inexpensive and simple tips to Feng Shui your home, or other space:

1) The Directions:

The first step is to look at the directions and learn what areas of your life they represent. Enhancing the flow of Chi in a certain sector of your home may give a boost to that area of ​​your life. For example, if your career looks stagnant, doing some Feng Shui in your career sector may help get things moving in your career.

North = Career

Northeast = Wisdom, Knowledge, and Studies

East = Health and Family

Southeast = Wealth

South = Fame

Southwest = Relationships

West = Creativity and Children

Northwest = Mentors and Spirit Guides

2) Remove Clutter:

Clutter, piles, and junk block and stagnate the flow of Chi. Donate those old clothes, clean the pile of dishes, and recycle that stack of magazines and newspapers. Regularly organizing and cleaning your space also perks up the flow of Chi.

3) Re-arrange Furniture:

Move furniture around to enhance the flow of energy. Arrange furniture so that you can move around the room in a circular direction, versus zig-zagging or running into obstacles. Also, ideally you want to see the entrance to a room or space from where you are – lying in bed, sitting at the table, or on your couch if possible.

4) Use Mirrors and Crystals:

Mirrors and crystals can reflect, deflect, and bend the flow of Chi where there are dead-ends, small spaces, and dark areas where there is not much natural light. For example, I once hung a crystal at the top of a staircase that looked like an opening to a dead-end to encourage the flow of both light and Chi.

5) Add Color:

My favorite and an inexpensive way to enliven, refresh and Feng Shui a space is to paint the walls or add items that are the dominant colors for that area / direction:

North: black, white, and blue

Northeast: blue, green, and white

East: green, yellow, orange, and brown

Southeast: purple, violet, burgundy, and sage

South: red and orange

Southwest: pink, yellow, beige

West: gold, white

Northwest: silver, white, and black

6) Do you like it?

The simplest and most important part of Feng Shui is liking it, wanting to be there, and being productive in it. Ask yourself: Do you like the space? Are you comfortable in it? Do you feel relaxed and enjoy being there? If not, try some of these simple tips to Feng Shui your home, and have fun doing it!