Are You the Zhen Trigram?

The Wood Element, the direction of East, a prince, and the eldest son in the family are all associated with the Zhen trigram. Zhen people can have outgoing personalities and the image from the Yi Jing is of Thunder. A Zhen person may have a commanding presence or even a heavy foot step, like booming…

The Wood Element, the direction of East, a prince, and the eldest son in the family are all associated with the Zhen trigram. Zhen people can have outgoing personalities and the image from the Yi Jing is of Thunder. A Zhen person may have a commanding presence or even a heavy foot step, like booming thunder. Zhen is also associated with electricity. It can represent someone who is second in command, like Vice Vice President compared to the President.

The Zhen trigram can also be written as Chen, which is the Wade-Giles transliteration as opposed to Pin Yin. Chen as a trigram should not be confused with Chen, another word with the same spelling for the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac system.

South is the Zhen person's best direction for attracting wealth according to the Ba Zhai School of Feng Shui, which is also referred to as Pa Chai or the East-West School. Every person can have a unique direction for them to be a magnet for wealth. This is quite different than the pop culture version of Feng Shui which designates the back left hand corner of every house as a wealth corner, and which is terribly misleading.

An alternative B + wealth direction for the Zhen trigram person is North, which spans on the compass from 338-22 degrees. Any direction is relative to the center of a space and one must use a compass to verify the boundaries. Feng Shui masters were originally using True North as their reference point several thousand years ago, but with the invention of the compass, practitioners were then able to also track the local magnetic field, using magnetic North as their reference point.

For a Zhen trigram person, southeast is the direction which can be used to recuperate from an illness, such as sleeping with one's head in that direction when laying down. Southeast for the Zhen person is also a direction which can make a person seem more likeable and trustworthy in the eyes of others.

The direction of East is the Zhen trigram person's most peaceful, relaxing direction. It is a good direction for them to sleep in as well as a good meditation spot.

Zhen people can be vulnerable to problems with their feet, legs, throat, nervous system and liver. They are categorized as East type people within the East-West School.

They are those born in 1943, 1952, 1961, 1970, 1979, 1988, 1997, and perpetually repeating every nine years. The Feng Shui Solar calendar goes from February 4th-February 3rd in any given year. Occasional the new year starts on February 5th. This time is distinct from the western calendar beginning on January 1st.

Your Personal Trigram Kun

The Kun trigram is recognized symbolically as three broken lines, one on top of the other. It is associated with the earth element and the direction of southwest. People who are the Kun trigram, such as those born in 1944, 1953, 1962, 1971, 1980 and repeating every nine years, can be prone to illness or…

The Kun trigram is recognized symbolically as three broken lines, one on top of the other. It is associated with the earth element and the direction of southwest. People who are the Kun trigram, such as those born in 1944, 1953, 1962, 1971, 1980 and repeating every nine years, can be prone to illness or injury in the abdominal region.

Feng Shui Attributes of the Personal Trigram Kan

The Kan trigram is associated with the Water element and the direction of north. For those who are the Kan trigram based on their birth year, the direction of north would then be your “home base” direction and an area of ​​the home or work space that would feel very cozy and comfortable. A trigram…

The Kan trigram is associated with the Water element and the direction of north. For those who are the Kan trigram based on their birth year, the direction of north would then be your “home base” direction and an area of ​​the home or work space that would feel very cozy and comfortable.

A trigram is code for energy, which can be applied in many different formats in Chinese metaphysics and Kan can also be written as “K'an.” Chinese words have been translated in English using Wades-Giles or the Pin Yin format. As well, the word “trigram” is also called a “gua” or “kua.”

A trigram can refer to time, place, direction, colors, seasons, body areas and a family member. The symbolism is deep and can be extracted to suit the context in which the trigram is being used. The Kan trigram is associated with the middle son in the family structure or a middle-aged man in general. This does not mean that a woman who is the Kan trigram is masculine. All of the symbolism associated with the trigram has to be understood within context.

The image for Kan from the Yi Jing is of a deep body of water or an abyss. In Chinese medicine, water is associated with the emotion of fear. Kan people can be more emotional than others, but as well some of the most creative people.

The Kan person's best direction for attracting wealth is the Southeast, according to the Ba Zhai School of Feng Shui. This is just about personal magnetism and it is not taking into consideration the area of ​​the house or business which can attract wealth for anyone, regardless of their birth data.

A secondary wealth attracting location for the Kan trigram person is the direction of East. These directions being referred to have a 45 degree range and can be correctly identified using a compass.

Directions are always relative so from the center of your house that you would be able to see the range of directions fanning around the center to locate any of the eight basic directions. That said, a compass could have been disturbed if the reading is taken indoors, especially in a multi-storied metal infrastructure. This is why a professional consultant will take a compass reading outside and then super-imposes the compass points over a floor plan sketch.

For a Kan trigram person, the direction of south is one which can harness good will and make a person appear more trustworthy and likable. This harmonious energy can be utilized within the home or for professional relations too.

Within the Ba Zhai School, also known as the Eight Mansion School, the Kan person is considered easterly, which means that they favor the directions of North, South, East and Southeast. The West Group people favor the directions of Southwest, Northwest, West and Northeast. Beyond the scope of this article, there are mathematical and astronomical calculations which were used initially to derive these directional distinctions and groups.

Kan people can be prone to weakness in the areas of kidneys, blood, circulation, ears or any other fluid systems of the body including bladder or prostate.

The trigrams repeat perpetually every nine years. Those born in 1945, 1954, 1963, 1972, 1981, 1990, etc. are the Kan trigram. The Feng Shui Solar calendar begins on February 4th or 5th, not on January 1st. Within the classical Feng Shui community, some practitioners differentiate between male and female trigrams for each year of birth, while others rely on the pre-Ba Zhai School teachings which does not make a distinction between male and female in any given year. I have listed birth years for what would have considered only the male trigram, according to present-day Eight Mansion practitioners.

The Ba Zhai School was altered in the 8th century to allow for separate male and female trigrams, but the origins of Feng Shui have been documented more than a thousand years prior. Practitioners of Nine Star Ki also use the same year trigram for both males and females.

Feng Shui and Your Lucky Money Days

Feng Shui deals with time and direction as essential coordinates in determining the energy of a space and how individuals are influenced by it. The personal aspect factors in the occupants’ birth date and everyone has a day that is considered especially supportive for financial luck. This date can be applied to the house and…

Feng Shui deals with time and direction as essential coordinates in determining the energy of a space and how individuals are influenced by it. The personal aspect factors in the occupants’ birth date and everyone has a day that is considered especially supportive for financial luck. This date can be applied to the house and certain activities you initiate with your home or business.

Career Success – 9 Feng Shui Office Secrets That Lead To Ultimate Productivity

Work environments focus on one reality to get the work accomplished. But what is essential to maintaining healthy productivity is balance: logic to feeling, physical space to mental space, organization to cohesiveness. It starts with the seat of your power – your desk.

Work environments focus on one reality to get the work accomplished. But what is essential to maintaining healthy productivity is balance: logic to feeling, physical space to mental space, organization to cohesiveness. It starts with the seat of your power – your desk.

Using Feng Shui Colors to Enhance Your Personal Chi

Color can be powerfully used in our interior spaces, but our individual Chi can also be enhanced by being more aware of the color of the clothes that we wear. With a little extra knowledge, we can harness the power of the Feng Shui 5 elemental colors to enhance our intentions every day!

Color can be powerfully used in our interior spaces, but our individual Chi can also be enhanced by being more aware of the color of the clothes that we wear. With a little extra knowledge, we can harness the power of the Feng Shui 5 elemental colors to enhance our intentions every day!

Lucky Plants and Bonsai Trees, Your Home and Business

Looking to grow and decorate lucky trees and lucky plants inside or outside your home or business establishment? Now is the perfect time to narrow down your choices with this quick roundup of the trees and plants that are not only easy to care, but also prized as auspicious in the Chinese feng shui.

Looking to grow and decorate lucky trees and lucky plants inside or outside your home or business establishment? Now is the perfect time to narrow down your choices with this quick roundup of the trees and plants that are not only easy to care, but also prized as auspicious in the Chinese feng shui.

Feng Shui Tips Versus Feng Shui Concepts

Authors of website articles often create Top Ten Lists and Tip Sheets as a way of communicating some basic information to readers. I have written my fair share of “Tips” articles as well, but when it comes to Feng Shui, many of the generic “Tips” just do not apply to everyone and are so simple…

Authors of website articles often create Top Ten Lists and Tip Sheets as a way of communicating some basic information to readers. I have written my fair share of “Tips” articles as well, but when it comes to Feng Shui, many of the generic “Tips” just do not apply to everyone and are so simple that they do not convey anything special about this mystical tradition . With generic Top Ten Lists, I usually get reduced to making common sense recommendations, which do not illustrate at all how unique and powerful an authentic audit can be. Examples of generic and common sense tips might be such as the following:

  1. Avoid clutter, keep your house tidy and organized.
  2. Avoid chronically dark spaces: use artificial light when there is not enough natural light.
  3. Do not live on a noisy, high trafficked street.
  4. Sleep with your head against a solid wall and not near low windows.
  5. Avoid sleeping with your body aligned directly with a door.
  6. Do not sleep under exposed beams.
  7. Do not buy a house where the front door is aligned directly with a back door.

With the seven generic tips listed above, some of them refer to a concept called Qi Flow. Qi Flow is a big topic which deals with the when, where, how and why of energy movement and air currents. Other tips come from an understanding of Yin-Yang Theory, which concerns the apparent polarity of extremes or comparative environments, such as between hot and cold or dark and light. And some of these tips are examples of BOTH Qi Flow and Yin-Yang Theory.

I happened to love the aspects of this predictive art which are not obvious and which require serious study and calculations. This is why I often describe a house based on when it was built in combination with its magnetic compass alignment. This is the essence of Feng Shui as Space-Time theory. For example, in a house built in the 1950's which faces northeast, it is currently in a phase (until 2024) which can limit the financial success of the occupants.

Over the years I have written many articles outlining major concepts, in hopes that the reader will enjoy a broader perspective on the subject, which truly does not give way to “tips” when a person intelligently draws their own conclusions. For example, once you become aware of some bolder concepts for what constituents good or bad Feng Shui, it is the compounding effects in either category which may actually manifest as a good or bad experience in that same house.

Another reason why my catalog of internet articles focuses on concepts is because there is a tremendous amount of misinformation, dare I say “disinformation,” which has to be countered and the only way to confront it all is by dispensing solid theory. Otherwise, the on-line arguments may just end up frustrating readers with the barrage of contradictory tips, not knowing who to believe.

We also have to be wary of tips which are not generic at all, but so specific that they can actually frighten people. If you read that based on your birth year, sleeping in a certain direction will attract the theft or accidents to you, this is clearly an exaggeration and not likely to happen, without other undercoming injuries being involved as well.

Many of the concepts which form the foundation of Feng Shui principles and applications are foreign to those who are not already familiar with Chinese metaphysics in particular or metaphysics in general. Taken out of context, many subjects can seem strange, rigid, superstitious or at least subjective. Many articles also fail to really describe in concrete terms what “balance” or “harmony” really mean. These are more like New Age Feel Good terms which can be quite misleading. It is understood in Chinese metaphysics that there really is no stationary, continuous reality called “balance.” Everything is in a state of flux.

It is assumed that people have busy lives and they may search for general tips about Feng Shui because they have no interest in studying a complicated subject in-depth themselves. This is appreciated from my end as well, since I view the Internet as a wonderful cyber-Library where I can just find out enough of what I think I want to know on a topic. The problem with our World Wide Web is that much fiction is labeled as non-fiction. And how many times have you been to a doctor where he or she could not help but roll them eyes when you proclaimed to the doctor that you already diagnosed yourself from the internet?

I hope that this article's intent, to intrigue you with the concepts behind Feng Shui, is the best tip of all.

What Is My Real Ming Gua?

A Ming Gua is also called a Personal Trigram. This is the Feng Shui equivalent of a zodiac sign, based on year of birth. The Personal Trigram is factored into an audit to determine the personal compatibility one has with their own home or work space.

A Ming Gua is also called a Personal Trigram. This is the Feng Shui equivalent of a zodiac sign, based on year of birth. The Personal Trigram is factored into an audit to determine the personal compatibility one has with their own home or work space.

Feng Shui and Burial Spots

A grave site or burial spot is called Yin House This is compared to residences or commercial spaces which are referred to as Yang Houses. Care is taken in selecting the Yin House because the influence of that Yin House can affect up to three generations of descendants. The good or bad Feng Shui of…

A grave site or burial spot is called Yin House This is compared to residences or commercial spaces which are referred to as Yang Houses.

Care is taken in selecting the Yin House because the influence of that Yin House can affect up to three generations of descendants. The good or bad Feng Shui of the burial spot can affect the children or grandchildren of the Deceased.

Determining whether or not a grave site has good or bad energy is based on a variety of Feng Shui principles and observations. The total environment is taken into consideration, which includes land levels, nearby mountains or elevations, the amount of sun and shade cast on the grave site, nearby water sources, condition of the immediate landscaping and other influences including proxies to streets, traffic or other environmental features, including modern structures like electrical towers.

Calculations are also performed to determine the good or bad energy of the spot based on when the Deceased will be or has been placed at the location and the directional orientation of the grave site, particularly the marker or tombstone. For example, a grave facing west will have a different impact than one which faces east. Or a mountain to the North of a grave site will have a different impact than one to the south.

Some principles of good Yin House are the same as for good Yang House. But some principals would be the exact opposite. In other words, good features for a home or business are not necessarily good for a grave site, and vice versa. Like any other professional service, it makes sense to interview the Yin House specialist to make sure they have had adequate training.

Crypts or mausoleums can also be evaluated, but they do not have the intensity of influence as an in-ground burial. Likewise, ashes that are interred in ground or in a columbarium do not have as much influence as a full body laid to rest in a traditional burial.

The theory is that the full set of bones, with active DNA, will be a transmitter of energy to the descendants. Ashes that are buried, interred or scattered will not have much influence, but similar practices of choosing a place to put ashes can be performed.

The influence of Yin House can affect the descendants' health, relationships, and careers. It often answers or gives additional insight into what is happening in a person's life that is not disclosed by the person's Feng Shui at home or work.

Yin House as a practice and division art itself is a testonomy to how much we are linked to a spiritual level to our ancestors, as well as to this physical planet and the influence of our surroundings, even in death.

Do Wealthy People Need Feng Shui Advice?

Wealth and financial success are relative terms. And when it comes to where or not wealthy people need the additional input from a Feng Shui advisor, let us first discuss some important concepts. If it is not in someone's destiny to accumulate “Tiger Woods Wealth”, then no amount of advice is going catapult a person…

Wealth and financial success are relative terms. And when it comes to where or not wealthy people need the additional input from a Feng Shui advisor, let us first discuss some important concepts.

If it is not in someone's destiny to accumulate “Tiger Woods Wealth”, then no amount of advice is going catapult a person into that level of affluence. People are born with a certain destiny and the environment in which someone lives and works can enhance or determine it. Chinese Geomancy, as it has been called, deals with the physical surroundings which can help or hamper, both long term or for short term.

In fact, a fair question to ask would be, “How come my Feng Shui master is not extremely wealthy?” This may be on par with why true psychics do not play the lottery. We all have a destiny and those usual boundaries can only deviate just so much from other worldly forces or from some small amount of free will we may have.

Of course, you do expect to see any coach or advisor walk their talk. You want your Professional Organizer to be organized herself. You may want your Love Coach to be happily married. And you definitely want your stock broker to be making good investments for himself too. But each of us has our own destiny and the influence of Feng Shui comes in at about 20% of the overall picture.

When a wealthy person seeks my counsel, they may be frustrated with their current business dealings and feel that their potential is being hampered, even when it exceeds 10,000 times what the average person's income may be. It is all a relative experience and wealthy individuals can have set-backs, delays and financial struggles just on a larger and more dramatic level.

Contrary to the popular expressions, there really is no such thing as a house which is “good for money.” We practitioners sometimes use that phrase as a truncated way of saying that the energies of the house will support opportunities, progressive movement, creativity, entrepreneurship and a whole variety of positive attributes which historically manifest as being “good for money.” Likewise, there is no such thing as a house that is “bad” for money, even though the phrase “Reversed House” is used frequently in the classical community to describe a house which can threaten financial “luck” or rather, opportunities. No matter what kind of house one lives in, the person still needs to step outside their door and make their own conscious efforts to win and be successful.

Wealthy people may also request input, like anyone else, on matters related to health, well-being, legal issues, fertility, fidelity and a whole array of issues that can directly or indirectly affect the career, or have nothing to do with career at all. With wealth being a relative term, some people are elated to see their income go up 10 or 20% after having made adjustments to their home or business. Expectations play a role in whether or not a person is satisfied with the results. Generally speaking, people who are confident about their abilities, and who do not feel any “lack” in the Universe, will have more prosperity obedience. If you can believe that you are entitled to live gracefully, while not taking away anything from another individual, and that the Universe can provide for all, you are more likely to generate the prosperity consciousness needed to both attain and maintain financial success.

How I help someone increase their likelihood potential in the context of a Feng Shui audit, including measures to balance the unseen magnetic field both within and outside a dwelling and to help align the individual in their most favorable personal directions as well. Timing is a factor, and when you can take advantage of good timing, you can truly be the right person, in the right place, and at the right time for opportunities to flow.

The Feng Shui Approach to the Same Room, Different Function

In Feng Shui practice, we need to distinguish between a yin or yang activity in order to know how best to treat a room. Yin activities include sleeping or meditation. Yang activities include any type of work or socializing. One of the most common considerations is a bedroom used in a house for sleeping versus…

In Feng Shui practice, we need to distinguish between a yin or yang activity in order to know how best to treat a room. Yin activities include sleeping or meditation. Yang activities include any type of work or socializing. One of the most common considerations is a bedroom used in a house for sleeping versus a home office. As well, in the bigger picture a house would have considered more yin and a commercial establishment would be more yang.

Even though the unseen influences (flying stars) will be the same, they are treated differently based on the function of the room. For those familiar with the Flying Star School, Xuan Kong Fei Xing, we pay more attention to the mountain star in a sleeping room and a water star in a wakeful room. The word “star” here refers to energies which form the magnetic field of the room. And that magnetic field was created in the room based on when it was built.

In layman terms, we could look at other common sense examples of how a room may be appropriate for one function and not another. For instance, a room which is on the dark side may be fine for a sleeping room, but considered too dark or somber for an office space. A room that is near the street and some sounds of traffic may also be appropriate for an office, but not a sleeping room.

Within a two-story house, it is common to see a sleeping room directly over a wakeful room, where the identical flying stars are treated differently. The treatments for these rooms can include which elements to add organically, such as furnishings made of wood or metal. The treatment may also have to do with altering the height and distribution of the furnishings depending on the function of the space.

Not all rooms are created equal in other words, and knowing this reveals the difference between a new practitioner and a highly trained or experienced one. That said, there will be some energy in a room which will affect the occupant whether they are sleep or wake. For example, a house which faces magnetic west @ 255 degrees and built in 1934 will have energies in the back left hand room associated with bone or muscle problems. This could manifest whether the room was used as an office or bedroom. It could even affect a person if this were a frequently used back door.

But the fine-tuning of how to deal with these similar energies will be partially reliant on how the room is used. Over long periods, the energies of a room may remain if no radical remodeling or expansion takes place. But the interpretation of those same energies will change slowly over the decades. With the previous example of the room which could cause bone or muscle problems, for advanced Feng Shui practitioners, they know this is a combination of 8 mountain dragon and 3 water dragon. Many decades ago, the 8 star was not in good phase and could even more readily indicate potential for skeletal or musculature pains, injuries or even deformities. And yet right now, in Period 8 (2004-2023), this room would actually have potential to be one of the best rooms in that type of house. An example of a simple remedy for that particular room could be a bold display of the fire element. This could be a large red surface area, like a burgundy bed spread or a large red rug in an office. Use of high intensity lighting can also work as the fire element.

Feng Shui or Space Clearing, Which Is Best?

Traditional Feng Shui primarily addresses the energy of the Macro -cosm, the Sun, Moon, cosmos, gravity, magnetics and landforms and how this chi imprints your home. It observes how time cycles and physical forms can alter chi. Space-clearing is primarily about changing the emotional energy of your immediate surroundings or Micro- cosm. This is quantum…

Traditional Feng Shui primarily addresses the energy of the Macro -cosm, the Sun, Moon, cosmos, gravity, magnetics and landforms and how this chi imprints your home. It observes how time cycles and physical forms can alter chi. Space-clearing is primarily about changing the emotional energy of your immediate surroundings or Micro- cosm. This is quantum physics and the part of your environment you can adjust through positive thinking. Both practices use different techniques to accomplish a shift in your home's energy. Feng Shui uses the Chinese 5-element system: water, wood, fire, earth and metal to balance chi. Space clearing uses chants, prayers, bells, salts, essential oils and white sage to clear a space, but can not tie issues that are created from the structural form of the house.

How do you know if you need a space-clearing, and what are the clues? Maybe a ghost has been referred to your home or a family member, (been to anyerals lately?) If there is a persistent sense of gloom or doom in the family, sadness or despairency – or maybe you've been having trouble sleeping or one of your children is having recurrent nightmares. You might have a ghost. Entities are not all scary, sometimes they are just wounded and lonely souls who do not know how to ascend and need our prayers, or a proper burial.

Draining energy in a home can also be your own negative or fearful feelings that are out of control. Your vibrations will affect and be “registered” by the things around you. This is how psychometrists can pick up information from your car keys, for example. Remember that everything is energy and there are recording mechanisms in many different types of materials. Do not forget we know how to record complex sounds / music on a piece of plastic tape or disc. There is a lot going on in the environment that we still have yet to understand scientifically.

Low sound vibrations below 20 hz called infrasound can also make us feel anxious. 20 hz. is below what normal human ears can hear, but these vibrations can make us feel nervous and uneasy. Some sub-woofer speakers can generate these sound waves. Animals can hear these lower sound waves and it is theorized that these sounds are emitted right before earthquakes – and this is why animals act so strangely before a quake strikes.

Positive and negative ions can also affect mood and health. A plethora of positive ions from air conditioners, heaters, dust, dirt, electronic equipment, computers, smart phones, wireless signals and smoke can make one feel anxious, cranky or tired. Taking showers, walking barefoot on earth or sand, salt lamps, pointed-leaf plants like pine trees or asparagus ferns all generate negative ions that help to refresh the environment and recharge your own energy making you feel better naturally.

Aromatherapy and essential oils is another tool to improve the healing energy of your home. Some oils lift spirits and energize – while others calm and assist your sleep and relaxation. I particularly like burning white sage to lift the energy. The smell is not unpleasant and dispers quickly.

All these methods can improve your home's energy and your well-being. Feng Shui adjustments will last a year and do need minimal annual adjustments. In my observation, space clearing usually usually last 3 months and needs to be redone on a regular basis for best results. You can lengthen its effect by opening windows, airing the house out and keeping it clean on a regular basis.

So if you have a ghost, a troubled teen or a depressed candidate … you may need to call a Space-clearer. But if you are having issues like accidents, illness, financial deficiency or relationship problems, it may not be a ghost, but the draining magnetic energy of the home (created by the structural form of the house) instead that needs adjustment.

3 Feng Shui Tips to Improve Your Health

To many people, feng shui is just a fun way to organize or decorate your home. For others, it can be a serious, must-have part of their lives. But in truth, just adding a few key principles of feng shui into your life can help your health a great deal.

To many people, feng shui is just a fun way to organize or decorate your home. For others, it can be a serious, must-have part of their lives. But in truth, just adding a few key principles of feng shui into your life can help your health a great deal.

Feng Shui And The Color Yellow

According to interior designers the “in” color this year is yellow. Yellow is a beautiful color to decorate with as it is a very cheerful, happy color wherever you use bright shades of citrus lemon or it's paler cousins ​​such as primrose and butter. Although an uplifting and inspirational color less if often more when…

According to interior designers the “in” color this year is yellow. Yellow is a beautiful color to decorate with as it is a very cheerful, happy color wherever you use bright shades of citrus lemon or it's paler cousins ​​such as primrose and butter. Although an uplifting and inspirational color less if often more when using yellow as it can overpower a space. I find it best to restrict the use of yellow to one feature wall or to accessorize in yellow rather than painting a whole room in yellow.

Yellow can be misunderstood color in Feng Shui. Many people believe that yellow is a high yang color and should be used to best effect in the south but it is actually an earth color and should be before be used in those rooms in the south west and north east as well as the center of the home .

In Feng Shui yellow is the color of health and is there a great color to use in both the kitchen and the dining room as these are the rooms in your home associated with food, the body's fuel. If your kitchen or dining room fall in the earth sections of your home (the south west and the north east) feel free to splash yellow on the wall and use it as your predominant color theme when accessorizing. If however these rooms fall in one of the other sectors, and especially the north, limit yellow to just a few well placed accessories such as napkins, crockery and table lamps.

Yellow is a beautiful fresh color and so is great to use in the bedroom. White bed linen trimmed with yellow, yellow cushions and curtains, vases filled with yellow flowers all make great bedroom accessories and will help you feel both relaxed when you go to bed and refreshed and invigorated when you wake up.

Yellow is a very creative color and is good to use in children's bedrooms. To stimulate their creativity hang a yellow mobile or windchime from the ceiling in their bedroom or a yellow suncatcher at the window so that it catches and scatters the rays of the sun all over the walls.

The north east sector of your home supports knowledge and so if you are currently studying for an exam or learning a new skill display yellow objects in this sector of your home. Pictures or photographs incorporating yellow flowers, yellow lamps, yellow crystals such as citrine or pyrite or yellow candles which can be lit when you are studying will all help you are aiming to achieve

Finally, in China yellow is seen as the most fortress color, it was the color reserved solely for the imperial family. With this in mind yellow can be used in your entrance hall to welcome fortune to your home. A feature wall in golden yellow, or a large display of yellow flowers just inside your front door can work wonders in helping to bring fortune and abundance to your life.