Monday, March 20, 2006

Knowledge & Education - Northeast

If you are interested in furthering your education, have children in school or going
away to college, activation of this section will help you accomplish your goals in
this area.

If your home is large enough to have an extra room for a library, this is the place
where it should be placed. If you do not have the room, put a nice bookcase in this
section with good reading material for both you and your children. Educational
books placed here will help ensure a good education for your children.

Placing pictures of the schools your children wish to attend in this northeast section will improve their chances for admittance.

Benefactors & Mentors - Northwest

In your Benefactors or Mentors corner, place pictures of anyone who can help you
achieve your goals in this section of your home. You can display pictures of the
place of employment, or of your employers.

If you wish to work in a different place, take a picture and place it here. You can
place anything metal, such as a statue of someone, in this area. Whatever your
profession, putting pictures here of those you wish to be like or would like to follow in their footsteps will increase your chances for success.

I once did a Feng Shui for a lady who wanted to work for a certain company. She
took some photos of the company, placed them in this area of her home. After filling
out an application, she was called three weeks later to work for them.

Health & Family Corner - East

Due to the developed (and sometimes overdeveloped) areas we are living in at this
time, it is more important than ever to implement principles of Feng Shui in our
environment so that we may have good health.

Not so long ago, the majority of people lived in the country close to nature, which
is good from a Feng Shui point of view. Most people are now city dwellers because
of the need to be near their work.

In this new world of modern technology, this, too, is changing. More and more
people are connecting and working with their computers through the Internet, giving
them the ability to work from a home in the countryside. This will almost certainly
produce healthier individuals. We have almost forgotten how important
exposure to nature is to our health and well-being. Feng Shui is a reminder to pay
attention to the revitalizing effect nature has on our inner being. Feng shui teaches
us that certain places have better energy than others. Living near nature is a sure
sign of having better health, and gives us energy, vitality and the zest for living.
Once feng shui principles are implemented, we feel healthy, alive and filled with

When we live in a city, it is necessary to activate our surroundings in order to
achieve a healthy body and mind. If you live in a place where you are always ill,
you may be located where the energy running through the veins of the earth is
detrimental or incompatible with your energy.

Another possibility with ill health or fortune, is living in a place where “poison
arrows” shoot at you while you sleep or work. Poison arrows are any sharp, pointed
objects, including sharp corners from other buildings pointing toward your
front door or bedroom. If you are sleeping or lying in the direct path of such energy
for long periods of time, this can cause ill health to the point where you will not
be able to recover.

These poison arrows can also cause you to lose your wealth. Having financial
problems can also contribute to ill health.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Marrige & Romance Corner - Southwest

Feng Shui can enhance your love or married life. If your love life is inactive, you
will see a change in your luck when this part of the house is activated.

If you feel that your marriage needs reviving, this is a sure corner to work on and
activate immediately. The section that rules marriage and romance is the Southwest corner of your home. You can also activate the southwest corner in each room, placing fresh flowers there. If you cannot place fresh flowers weekly in the home, artificial or silk flowers will do). You will find that fresh flowers provide
much better energy.

Never, never use dried flowers or have dying flowers or plants around. Dead or
dying flowers have a very negative influence wherever they are placed.
Cacti, or thorny or prickly plants, can cause arguments among family members.
Luxuriant green plants with large leaves placed around the house bring good energy,
but be careful about placing too much green in this corner. This corner is of the
earth element, and plants (considered to be wood) are not an inherently beneficial

Placing a pair of crystal swans or mandarin ducks or a pair of anything in this section will activate love or romance. Crystal is the primary element for the southwest section, so anything made with crystal would be better. Bathrooms should never be located in this section of the house. A bathroom here is a sure sign of problems in a marriage. If a bathroom is located in this section and you have other bathrooms in the house, use the others and try not to use this one.

Place a mirror on the door and keep the door closed at all times with the toilet seat

Activate your Wealth Corner - Southeast

The wealth or money corner is the Southeast section of a room or house. You must
also activate the North section, as this represents the career section that brings in

You can place a small red envelope with a few coins of money in the southeast section. Crystals cannot be placed in this section unless it is citrine. Crystals are
unlucky in the Southeast except for citrine. Citrine will enhance your money energy.
As this section represents the wood element, thriving green plants placed here
will also increase your opportunities for increasing your income. Using the North
element of water in your Southeast section in the form of goldfish tanks, or
small water fountains will also bring luck with finances.

There are different formulas and methods for better living and working conditions.
Irrespective of the methods used, all symbols bring the same results. The southeast section is the most important to activate when you want to improve your financial situation. The wood element is at home in this area, so bring in a lush green plant. Make sure this area is filled with a bright light.

In my home, I have placed in this area a small Wells Fargo Stagecoach bank that
someone gave me as a gift. The bank is full of coins. Since water is beneficial to
the wood element, a small fountain or fish tank placed here will bring more

Metal should never be placed in this area except for a few coins in a red envelope.

The PaKua - A Compass for your Life

Included on the PaKua, the eight-sided octagon instrument, are the directions, colors,elements and everything that affects an individual.
There are four lucky directions and four unlucky directions and they are all different
for each person depending on their Kua number. When you make changes, the
methods you use to eliminate negative energies need not entail elaborate adjustments.
The solution usually lies in changing your furniture, removing dead plants
and clutter, and placing symbols such as green plants, fountains, and goldfish
A number of things will help you attract more money, enhance your love life and
guard against ill health.
You must not have sharp pointed objects from the outside or inside pointing
toward you as you work or sleep. Sharp points inside can come from corners of
tables, bookshelves, and sharp objects hanging on your walls (ornamental swords,
for example). Outside your home or office, things like houses, buildings, church
steeples, telephone poles, street lights and power lines can provide “poison
arrows.” Guarding against all of these things plays an important part in staying
healthy, happy and succeeding in your business and personal life.
Maintaining good ch’i energy in both your home and business is the source of
peace and prosperity. Having too much fast, flowing energy is as bad as not having
enough. All things need to have balance. Too many windows or doors aren’t
good for a home, nor too few.

An important part for ensuring good Feng Shui is the proper interpretation of the
elements in their productive cycle. There are five elements that cover the nine sections
of the home and the property. Placements of these elements are all important.

The Metal Element represents the west section and the color white. This is also the health of the children, their well-being and family life in general. The Kua number is Seven. Seven is of the west group people. The metal element also represents
the Northwest section. The color is also white. This is the benefactors section and should be activated by placing pictures of objects or places or people who will help you on your path to success. The Earth Element represents the center of the
house, and the Southwest sections. The Center encompasses all of the elements. Southwest represents the color gold, the marriage corner, family happiness and the Kua number Two of the PaKua. Two belongs to the West group. The Earth Element
also represents the Northeast section and the color for this section is gold. This section should be activated if you wish to gain knowledge or want to go back
to school. Also, if you wish your children to get a good education, this is the section where you should place the best educational books and pictures of the schools you want your children to attend. The Kua number for this section is Eight.
The Water Element represents the North. This section rules the career, and the ability for making money. Its colors are blue or black. The Kua number is One. This section should be activated if you want to get ahead in your professional world.

The Wood Element represents the East. The Kua number is three. The color for this section is the color green. It is also the section for health. If you want the quality of your life to improve, along with your health this is the section that should be activated with green plants and bamboo. Bamboo is considered to be the
best element to be placed in this section.

The Wood Element also represents the Southeast. The color is also green or jade. This section represents the wealth of the family and saving money. The Kua number is
Four. If you wish to have money, activate this section by placing green plants, a red
envelope with a few coins inside, and since the element of water is beneficial to the wood element, you can also place a small fountain or fish tank in
this location. The Fire Element represents the South section. The color for South is the color red. It represents your ability to become famous. South’s Kua number
is Nine. If you wish to become well known and successful in your field, activate this section by placing a horse, turtle, or elephant (with the trunk up) in this area. You can also place a world globe in this section of the house. The globe placed here and twirled from time to time will insure your work goes around the world.

You should definitely place something with the color red in this area of the house. Red is powerful for attracting anything, and is considered to be the strongest color of all. All forms of red colors, such as purple, mauves, and dark orange are considered to be of the red color. You must be careful how and where you use colors in your home. If used in the wrong location and not lucky for your special Kua number, they can be detrimental to your health. Again, the keyword is balance. Balanced color in your home is good. If your color, for instance, is gold, you can use lots of gold, but you must use caution with green as that color would cause health problems. Knowing the importance of color and balancing its placement is most important. If you are a Fire person, you can use lots of red in your home, but too much metal or the color white would not be good for you. If you are a water person, you can also have too much white in your home. Greens and pale blues would be good for you. Green is a good and lucky color if you are of the water or wood element. Plants and water fountains are also good for the wood element.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Pay Attention to Directions


Represents the flow of energy for earning money and should be activated with the color blue and the element of water. North is considered cold and damp. It is the wintertime, when things lay dormant. Water produces wealth. We cannot live without water.We also cannot live without having money in our lives, so this section is very important to both our health and wealth. Water fountains, fish tanks and even a picture with the view of water are all important ways to enhance the earning of money. If you are an East group person, you can have your door facing north. It is not a good direction, however, if you are a West group person. North can be activated to bring in money for both East and West people. It may be a little confusing, but as time goes by and you as you become more familiar with feng shui, you will have a better understanding of the elements with the directions and colors. Feng Shui is such a deep subject you cannot possibly get all the information from any book, but it is a beginning.

Represents the flow of energy for knowledge and should be activated with the
color gold. The earth element is for the Northeast section. The earth element represents wisdom, honesty, and reliability. Placing clay, crystals or a bookcase in this ection will encourage the gathering of knowledge. Place a photo here of the
school you wish your child to attend.

Represents the flow of energy for your health and well-being. This element rules
springtime. It is the time of year when all plants and things in the earth come to
life. The sun rises in the East. Wood is the element that helps us to stay healthy.
If you do not have enough green plants or living things in your environment, you
will not feel alive. Green plants or a nice bamboo plant placed in this section helps
you achieve a happy, healthy life.

SOUTHEASTThe section of the wood element. This section represents the money or wealth section of the home. In this section of the house, it is very important to place a flourishing green plant, a small fountain or fish tank, and a red envelope containing some coins. If you are an East group person, you could paint this wall green.


The section for the flow of fire energy. We could not live long without sunlight.
Fire and South represents the sun, and the heat created by the sun. This is energy
created during the summer months of the year. American Indians realized the value
of fire, which is a regular part of their ceremonies. The Kitchen is of the fire energy. It represents the stove, without which we could not eat properly.
The fireplace in your home is considered part of the fire energy when lit. This section represents the energy we send out to the world and what we get in return in
the form of fame, success, wealth and recognition.

This is the flow of the earth and symbolizes one of the most important elements,
your marriage or relationship. Everyone is looking for a good relationship if they
do not already have one. Sometimes it seems this is the hardest thing of all to come
together. The colors to place here are yellows and gold tones. Use a pair of things,
like mandarin ducks or crystal swans. Anything crystal in this corner helps to activate your romance or love life. Mandarin ducks have brightly colored plumage and
a crested head

I have done many feng shui consultations for people who are single and want a
relationship. When I go into their homes, I commonly see an abundance of single
things: single people in pictures, one bird, one candle, a single flower, and so on.
Things should be grouped in pairs to set the stage for a good relationship.

Represents the flow of energy for your children’s health, their schooling and overall
well-being. This is where the metal element rules, and the color white, which
is considered pure.

Placing copper, brass or other metals in this area helps to balance out this section.
Metal is the element that needs to be balanced the most in order to feel in harmony
with life. Venus rules this element, and as you know, too much Venus or too little
throws us off balance. Most business offices have too much metal and are often
out of balance due to the fact they do not have enough green plants and other elements to offset the metal.

It is also of the metal element. This area is the section that rules our benefactors or mentors. Place a metal statue in this area to give you support, or an image (in an
attractive metal frame) of a person who can help your career.

Lucky Objects to Place in your Environment

The Chinese believe in the symbolism of all things, including animals for a better life for longevity, health and happiness. The lions, deer, elephants, turtles, horses, frogs and the three important gods placed in your home will ensure a well balanced life of abundance. We can easily see the influence of the past in Europe, where we see guardian lions providing protection to many front doors of businesses and homes.

Three lucky gods are Fuk, Luk and Sau. I have never been in a Chinese home that did not have these three gods. They should be placed in a high position, or position of prominence, in your home or office.

Shortly after I got mine, a friend came to visit and was staring at the little guys. Finally she said, after a long time of looking at them, “They are the three wise men from the East that came bringing gifts when Jesus was born!” I had never thought of it in that way, but it makes sense. They are of great importance to the Chinese people. Fuk is the god of wealth and happiness. Luk is the god of importance and affluence and Sau is the god of health and longevity.

There are so many things you can use to create more abundance in your life.

Bright lights placed in dark spaces of your home enhance your chances for making
more money, especially when placed in the wealth section.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Color Yourself Healthy, Wealthy & Loved

Become familiar with colors that can enhance your potential (and those that can
detract, too). You’ll find your lucky colors in the section on directions (and in the
PaKua on page 29). Use your lucky colors for house and office colors, the color of
your car, and even clothes.

Color is especially important when used to balance out the five elements. Color
creates harmony, which creates good feng shui. But caution should be used. For
example, red is the color best known for attracting anything and is the strongest
and most powerful color of all. But, if it is used in the wrong location or if it is notlucky for your special Kua number, it can be detrimental to your health. A little red can always be used, such as splashes of red here and there, but of course, not a lot.

If your color is gold, you can use lots of the color gold, but not much green. Green
is unfavorable to your health, because it is opposite your color on the PaKua and
therefore unfavorable to a gold person’s health. Red is beneficial to you if your
color is gold. You can mix red and gold together, but remember, it should be placed in the South or West, as your Kua number is #2, with the color gold.

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the PaKua, your element and best directions
so you know which colors are beneficial to you, and which one’s are to be avoided.

Flowing Water - The Premier Wealth Enhancer

Water is the most important element for earning money, and the wood element most important for retaining wealth once earned. Water is the elixir of life. We are not able to live long without it. It is the only substance that is absolutely necessary in order to have a healthy body and mind. It is also the element that rules the career section. Without our careers, we would not feel self worth, and certainly not have the money it takes for living in today’s world. Its direction is north.

Water can be placed in the north or southeast section of your home. The southeast section is the prosperity corner. The placement of water in this area, along with a luxuriant green plant, will be beneficial in attaining wealth. Wood is the element that rules the Southeast and consequently, water is beneficial to the wood.

Activate these two sections by using bubbling fountains (and be sure to select one
where the water bubbles up instead of running down) or fish tanks. Keep both
clean, as stagnant water has the same effect on your financial position.

If your front door faces North, East, or Southeast, place a small fountain at the
entrance on the right hand side of your front door. The right hand side is coming
into the house. Left hand side entering the house is not a lucky placement, but the
right hand side increases finances and helps with overall harmony in the home.

Clean, Organize & Clear to Make Room for What you Wa n t

Keep your home and office clean! Don’t be afraid to throw out old files with old
energy. Throw those files away and new business will come to you. Throw away
letters from former lovers and you’ll find someone new!

Cleaning out clutter and keeping your home and office neat and tidy is one of the
first steps toward “activating” your sectors ruling health, wealth and romance.
After cleaning out the clutter physically, clean and straighten up the place, vacuum,
sweep and mop all areas of the house. This should be done at least once a

Allocate different corners to each individual in your household in order to maximize and enhance your wealth section. If you find that you do not use something within a year, get rid of it. Once you dispose of things you no longer use, you make room for
new energy and opportunities to enter.


After each cleaning of your home of clutter, there is a procedure that is called space clearing or smudging that should be undertaken each time, using white sage, candles and bells. This is a very important course of action for clearing away negative energies. I clear negative energies with each feng shui I do. It gets rid of dead energy and brings new life into the home.

At first, some people are concerned and feel a little apprehensive with this procedure because the procedure isn’t something they’re familiar with. Smudge clearing raises the level of vibrations in a place. I tell the people it is not, “good” or “bad” energy, it is just static energy that needs to be dispersed to
make way for clearer and more active energy. Clearing energy allows good ch’i to
enter so that your home will be fresh, clean and alive.

If you are concerned about aspects of the procedure, think about how the Catholic church uses frankincense and bells during services to spiritually uplift worshippers, the early American Indians who routinely used peace pipes and smudging. They cleared out energy with smoking of the pipe and a chant dance. All cultures have used some form of space clearing since the beginning of time.

Homes and offices can benefit from being cleared out at least once a month. After
clearing the space, light a white candle and let it burn for a while.

When I clear energy by smudging, I get the whole family involved. The children
love it and any pets like to be around when it is going on. Animals can see the energychanging and are very interested in watching it move. The amount of time it
takes to clear and smudge depends on the size of the house.

Speaking about the size of the home reminds me of a friend who said I should mention,that it isn’t the size of a home that makes for good feng shui. You can live in one room and still have wonderful feng shui,and live in a mansion where it is not nearly as good. But the size of the home takes a certain amount of time to clear the energy. After I help the people clear out and rearrange furniture, I sometimes spend as much as two hours smudging and clearing with bells or gongs. When you feng shui it takes time to tune to the space. I recommend doing some deep breathing exercises as it helps to tune into the space. When you are doing this procedure, it is important for you to feel this connection with your space. You must be relaxed in order to accomplish this.

Start at the front door and go around the perimeter of the house feeling and sensing
the energy. Once you do this, you will be amazed to discover how you can feel
stagnant or alive energy in different rooms. Since your home is already familiar to
you, it will be easier to tune in if you sit quietly in each room and try to feel the
energy. If you have an affinity with animals or plants, you will find that you have
an affinity with buildings, too. Buildings have energy just as animals or plants,
you just have to tune into this energy to help release suppressed energy and move
it so it becomes alive again.

If your home is more than one floor, start at the bottom of the building and move
upward to each level. Energy always stagnates at the bottom. If you have a basement,
start working with the basement first. Most people have cluttered basements,
and if this is the case, get in there and clean it out You will be amazed to
see what a difference you’ll feel and how your life will change.

Those Furry Creatures You Love are Wonderful Feng Shui

Pet lovers will be happy to know that having a pet in the home is good for feng shui. Pets move around and help circulate the energy. But, please, do not have pets if you do not like them or can’t take proper care of your pet.

It will produce negative energy if you have pets and don’t take the time to treat them properly.

If you live alone, pets can keep you company and will help you from being lonely or feeling alone.

Pets have been proven to keep people healthy because of the company and energy they provide.

Dogs, cats, birds, goldfish, or anything living will bring good energy into the home.

Replace or Repair Broken Items & Don't Overcrowd

Everything in your home should be in working order. If you have a broken chair,
replace it or get it fixed immediately. If you have chips on some of your dishes,
get rid of them.

It is not good feng shui to have chipped dishes, or anything in the kitchen that is
not working. Replace anything in the home that is not working properly, especially
burned out light bulbs, leaky sinks, and broken or cracked windows and doors. Everything should be in proper working order, or your resources will drain away.

The computer you work on daily should not have cords going in every which direction. Use a large funnel cord to put all the small cords in so they look neat and tidy.

Another important aspect element in promoting good feng shui is avoiding overcrowding. When you have too much “stuff” in your environment, energy does not flow easily. It is better to have less in a room so the ch’i can move comfortably. You should feel relaxed and secure in every room of the house.

Speaking of every room in the house, every room in your home should be used. I have done feng shui consultations in huge homes to where much of the house is not used. You can feel when rooms are not used. They hold dead energy. It is very important to use every room in order to circulate the energy to all parts of the house. If a room holds dead energy, that room exerts a bad influence on the rest of the house and can cause illness to the people who live there.

Those Beams Overhead are Unfriendly to Healthy Ch'i

Overhead beams should not be exposed in any part of the house. They will stop
the flow of good ch’i energy. When exposed in a home, they bring a feeling of
oppression and can stop the flow for money and wealth accumulation.

When the bed where you sleep, or where you sit at work have exposed beams overhead,
they can cause ill health, bad luck and business problems. Sleeping under an
exposed beam can cause severe illness.

If your desk is directly under an exposed beam, you will have a difficult time
achieving your full potential in the business world. Ceilings were never meant to
have exposed beams. The best ceiling should have a flat surface and if at all possible,have rounded edges at the corners.

Standing beams protruding from corners can cause problems in any section where they happen to be. For instance, beams in the marriage corner can foster conflict and divorce, in the wealth corner they cause the loss of money, and in the knowledge corner, lack of education for you or your children. If you have such large beams (square columns) placed in corners, you can camouflage the edges by putting plants in
front of them. You can cover the sides of the beam with mirrors (except in the bedroom), and flowers will also help the flow of energy.

Hollow wind chimes can also be placed from the ceiling close to the beam, and
this will help the flow of energy to pass by the beam. They are not as effective as the plants or mirrors, but if you cannot do anything else, you can use chimes.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Watch Your Back While at Work

Whether you work at home or in an office, never sit with your back to the door, and try not to face a wall.

Facing a wall can make it seem as though you will never get ahead, as your progress
is blocked. If you do face a wall, and it is impossible to rearrange your desk, a mirror placed on the wall in front of you will help to some extent remedy the situation.

Many offices today have cubicles where people are all crowded together. If this is
the case and you must sit with your “back to the door,” a small mirror on the wall in front of you will allow you to see people approaching from behind. You’ll find this small adjustment will increase your comfort level. It isn’t conducive to good ch’i energy to work with your back to the door or to other people. If your back is to the door or to other people, you are opening yourself up to get stabbed in the back.

Your back should not face a window, either, as you will not have the support you
need. If this is not possible, keep the window covered with drapes or blinds, and
place a large green plant by the window or in front of it. You can also use a screen
for the same purpose.

Never sit directly in front of your office door. Try to sit at an angle so that you have a good view of the door, but are not directly in front of it.

If you work in a home or outside office, always try to sit facing your great prosperity direction. If that is not possible, sit facing one of your three other good directions, preferably your overall harmony direction.

Place objects like a globe, in the proper directions in your office the same way you
would in your home. If you work out of the home, the office space should be activated
with symbols to enhance the flow of money energy.

Be Extra Carefull with Bathrooms

Many people in America do not understand the importance of keeping the bathroom
door closed and the toilet lid down. Europeans and Asians have no problem
with keeping their bathroom doors closed. Whether in your home, office or business,
this is one of the most important elements for having and keeping wealth.

The Chinese say you flush your wealth away if you do not keep the bathroom door closed and the toilet lid down. The Bathroom is a water element, so blue and green colors are good to be placed there. The bathroom should never have red in it as
the fire energy conflicts with the water element.

The bathroom should never be placed in the wealth section of the home (the Southeast section). I once conducted a feng shui for a lady in Southern California. When her husband remodeled their house, he added an extra bathroom in the wealth section. Shortly after remodeling, he went bankrupt. She told me he died a short time later from the trauma because he could not handle being in that position.

It is very important to keep the bathroom door closed at all times, but especially if you have a bathroom that adjoins your bedroom. If there is no door, only an entrance, hide the doorway with a curtain or screen. A lot of modern homes are made with no bathroom doors.

You can counterbalance the negative force by placing the opposite color, if the bathroom is placed in an unfortunate place in the house.

* Washers in leaky faucets should be replaced immediately, f o r leaky faucets slowly leak away your finances.

* The proper placement of the bathroom in the home is also an important element for accumulating and keeping wealth.

* The head of your bed should not be placed on a bathroom wall as this placement is detrimental to your health.

Monday, January 16, 2006

The Kitchen - Where Wealth & Abundance is Created

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home according to feng shui.
Food prepared here indicates the quality of life one lives, and strongly reflects
wealth. And it all begins with the stove!

The Chinese believe the kitchen and the placement of the stove is critical to the
accumulation of wealth. The placement of the stove in the kitchen can bring
extreme good luck to the owners, ensuring wealth and abundance. The stove can
also ensure for the owners, a place of high position in the business world.

If you are not having enough luck in your life, one of the first things to take a look at is your stove and its placement.

The stove and oven should be kept clean, with all burners working at all times. If
anything breaks or malfunctions, make certain it is fixed as soon as you notice it
is not working.

The kitchen door should not face thefront or back door; otherwise your luck
flows out these doors. The stove should not face the back door, either, for the
same reason.

The kitchen is another fire element, and therefore red should be avoided in this
area of the house. If you have too much red in the kitchen, you are more likely to
have a fire in your home.

Nothing higher than your head should be hung in your home, especially in the
kitchen. You must feel comfortable when you are preparing the food. I see pots
and pans hanging over the stove or center of the kitchen in many homes, but this
is not a fortuitous placement.

Dining in the Round is Beneficial to Relationships.

The dining room should be centrally located in the home in order to ensure an abundance of good ch’i energy. Food is important in keeping you healthy and

Round, oval and octagonal tables are more beneficial than square or rectangular
tables, as there are no sharp edges to separate people. If you have a square table,
try to get one with rounded corners.

The dining room should be well lit, with pictures placed on the wall that are relaxing to look at and soothing to the nerves.

Eating in a quiet place, or a place containing soft music, is very good for digesting your food. A crystal chandelier placed over the table ensures sparkling
ch’i energy.

At one time, everyone used crystal for chandeliers, but with the passing of time,
crystal has often been replaced with other materials. They hold no value now
from a feng shui point of view, unless, of course, they are crystal.

The dining room is one of the best places for a large mirror. This “doubles” the
food (abundance) and ensures good ch’i. However, mirrors should never be placed
so that they cut the heads off of you or your guests. The mirror should cover one
wall of the dining room, and mirrored squares should be avoided.

Make Sure Your Bedroom is a Safe Haven

Your bedroom has an effect on the way you sleep, and this is a very important factor
in staying healthy, happy and accumulating wealth. There isn’t just one element
to consider when planning your life with abundance; you need to take everything
into account, including the way you revitalize yourself.

Your bed should be comfortable, and the energy should flow smoothly throughout
the room. You should not have anything under the bed, so that energy can circulate

The bedroom should be painted a soft color that suits your energy so you will rest
peacefully.A bedroom should never be painted red. Red is an energizing color and
you will not get the proper rest if you sleep in a red room. Fresh air should always
be circulating through your bedroom and also through the rest of the house.

If you live in an apartment building as I do, and do not have much circulation flowing throughout, get a small floor Vornado fan and place it near a window. I recommend the Vornado fan because it is the only one I have found that is quiet and doesn’t blow too hard. It is the quietest fan I have found on the market. Most fans, even on the lowest speed, tend to move too fast. Ceiling fans turned low are also a good way to circulate energy. Ceiling fans should not be placed directly over your bed.

Your bedroom should never have a mirror that faces the bed, as it interferes with
restful sleep. Mirrors should not be placed behind your bed, at your feet or by the
side of the bed. It is an old Chinese belief that your spirit leaves the body and rises as you begin to sleep, but becomes frightened when it sees itself in a mirror. It then rushes back inside the body with the result that you never get a good night’s sleep.

The Chinese also believe that a white coverlet is unhealthy because it is the color
of the shroud that covers the dead. It is also considered unhealthy for your feet to
face the door, because that is how they remove dead bodies from a room. There is
a saying in Feng Shui that when you sleep with your feet facing the door you will
never stay at home. You will find that you will want to be on the go all the time and never feel relaxed when you are home. You will be on the go constantly.

Ceiling beams in a bedroom are quite unhealthy as they disturb the flow of ch’i. They should be avoided in all the rooms but especially the bedroom. Have them
covered if they are open. They block the flow for energy to circulate. They also cause financial problems. Wall beams in corners of the room have the same effect. Green plants placed by the side of the wall beams help deflect some of the negative energy, as will a wind chime hung from the ceiling in front of the beam.

Your bed is one of the most important thingsyou have and should be replaced every timeyou move. It should also be replaced under the following conditions for the fresh energy a new mattress brings:

- If you have had your bed for a long period of time, perhaps five years or more, you should replace it.

- If you have a bed where other people slept before you

- If you or your partner have been seriously ill,your bed should be replaced with a new one.


Balance Your Living Room

As mentioned earlier, the ideal entrance to your living room should open from a
foyer. When the front door opens directly into the living room, a buffer is needed
to slow down the fast flowing energy from the entrance to your home.

You should choose colors for your living room that are beneficial to your Kua number
and direction or that suit your overall harmony. I recently did a Feng Shui for a lady who was a West person that had a green sofa and love seat in her home. If she would have read this book or consulted with me before buying the sofa she would have known that green is the worst color for her to use. Her whole living room was green.

She immediately went out and bought gold covers and saw an improvement with her life soon after. Her business improved tremendously. Place green plants around the room, but balance them with other things. Your furniture should be spacious, uncluttered and pleasing to the eye. Paintings should be warm and inviting. Never have cactus in your home. Cactus is the worst kind of plant you can have in your home. They are very unlucky. Try to keep a nice bouquet of fresh flowers near the entrance to the house. People feel immediately at ease when they see fresh flowers. This is the reason you always see fresh flowers in restaurants or in the lobbies of hotels.

Your living room should be fresh and have a feeling of being lived in. So many
families have family rooms they use instead of their living rooms, saving the living
room for special occasions. Rooms in your home that are unused accumulate
stagnant energy and detract from an otherwise balanced home.

Live in this room! That’s how it got its name!

Fireplaces, regardless of the room where they are found, should never be left
uncovered. A screen or glass should cover the opening. Open fireplaces leak out
good ch’i energy and take away all of your money.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Your Front Door Should Encourage Good Ch'i

Feng Shui Front Door

An attractive entrance to your home or office will encourage good ch’i, or energy,
to enter. If you can arrange your front door so that it faces your overall harmony
or great prosperity direction, it will help bring in wealth, love and happiness. As
all energy enters through your front door, it is important to keep things away from
the door so the door will be free to open without problems.

Make sure your front door is not broken, and opens smoothly. A broken door or
one that is hard to enter is the worst kind of energy to start with. Your door size
should not be too large or too small relative to the size of the house. If the western world had practiced feng shui from the beginning, we could have avoided much of the trouble we have today in our personal lives as well as in our work or business.

I have seen many front doors of homes face a solid wall immediately upon entering. The main door should not open inside onto a solid wall within three feet of the open door. The only thing you can do is to place a mirror here so that upon entering, the space looks larger. This is not an ideal solution, as it is not good to have a mirror reflecting the front door, but it is better to have a mirror here if the space is too tight for comfort.

The subject of Feng Shui is actually far more profound than the popular belief that it is a kind of mystic interior design.It is the art and science of living and working in the right environment. Feng Shui is concerned with the flow and circulation of vital energy called "Chi" and is the interplay of the Yin and Yang within the five elements. Feng Shui is the intertwining between people, places and the interactions of energies. The universe is a vast field of energy. Feng Shui is the study of this energy and how it moves through the universe and affects us directly and indirectly. Modern science of Electrophysics is beginning to realize the interaction of electromagnetic energies between the earth and humans. These electromagnetic energies are the Chi lines running through the veins of the earth,thus creating energy for the earth and the people who live upon it.


The size of the door should be well balanced to the dwelling, not too small or oversized in proportion to the rest of the house. Too narrow an entrance stifles the flow of good ch’i entering the house, and you will have to invest more time, money and energy to achieve your goals if you live in a house with a small entrance.
Well-situated front doors are wide and lead into a foyer that open to other rooms in the house. The foyer acts as a buffer to slow the fast flowing energy as it enters your home. The front door should never open directly into the living room without some kind of buffer to slow the energy. If you have no choice put an attractive three-fold screen a few feet from the entrance with a healthy green plant in front of the screen. The screen slows the good ch’i energy so that it can flow softly around the screen.

The first things you or visitors see when entering your home set the mood for the
rest of the stay. Clutter should not be allowed to accumulate anywhere, but the
entrance is a particularly bad place for untidiness. People have a tendency to put
things at the door as a reminder to get rid of the things with good intentions of taking them away. But have you noticed even with yourself you leave it there,
because you are in a hurry and will do that later. Later, turns into days later. This
is bad for the subconscious mind. It is there when you arrive back home and due
to the rush it continues to stay there. If you want good feng shui in the home taking
this stuff away should be first on your priority list When you look out of your front door, you should not face a hill, and the door itself should not be hidden by shrubbery. It is not a good situation if there are obstructions in front of the door, such as a steep hill, another larger building, or any kind of over-sized or massive structure.

The entrance should be well lit and airy. The best shape for a door is oval or square
at the top. Solid wood doors are better than glass doors. The entrance should not
have sharp angles from other buildings pointing toward the door. You can place
a mirrored PaKua to deflect some of the negative energy from entering your home.

Deflecting The Energy Outside

You can also hang wood or metal wind chimes to help deflect the energy. Remember, the chimes must be hollow to be effective and the PaKua must be placed on
the outside of the house. It is unlucky to have a mirrored Pa Kua inside of your home. Bright-colored doors are very inviting and set the tone for overall harmony inside the home. Regardless of the color you select, it should provide a good contrast to the color of the rest of the house. Red is a good color for a door, but only if it is a compatible color for your overall harmony or great prosperity. The color should also be compatible with the main colors of the house. Red can be used if you are an East, South or Southwest person. Green or blue is an excellent color if you are an East person. Gold is beneficial and a good color for the door if you are a west person. All colors bring in good ch’i energy and are attractive to any entrance. Colors are explained later in the book. In Feng Shui, people as well as homes are divided into EAST and WEST groups.

You can determine if your house is good for you once you establish whether you
are an East or West group person. If you live in the type of house appropriate for
the opposite group, you may never become wealthy in that house. However, you
can arrange the furniture to improve your living conditions. There are four good
directions and four bad directions for each group. If you are an East person, the
four west directions are bad and if you are a West person, the four east directions
are bad for you.

If you are an EAST person, your good directions are North, East, Southeast and
South. If you are WEST, your best directions are West, Northwest, Northeast and

Once you decide which group you belong in, you can sometimes change the direction
of the house by entering through a different door that faces one of your four
good directions.

Beautiful, colorful flowers and lush green shrubbery also bring a sense of harmony and are important enhancements to an entrance. While many sidewalks lead in
a straight line toward the door, it is more beneficial if the walk curves or meanders
toward the door. If your walkway leads in a straight line to your door you should
try to change it to one that curves or one that leads to the side to disburse the
straight racing energy that flows toward the door.

Wind chimes are good instruments for beneficial energy when placed next to the
front and back doors. The chimes should be hollow and large enough so they produce
a nice melody of pleasing sounds when chimed. Together with harmony and
rhythm, melody is one of the three basic elements of music. Having soothing
sounds in your environment is another way to attract harmony and money.
Speaking of sound, soft music in the home is important to elevate one’s energy,
making it easier to produce good work that generates more money.

The front door entrance should never lead in a straight line to a back door or large
window. All of your luck and finances will flow through the house and out the
back door or window. This is the worst kind of energy of all for losing your hard
earned money. If you have this problem fix it immediately. If you live in a place
with this problem, you can place a large screen at a distance from the front door
so that it covers the view to the back door, and place a large plant in front of the

Nowadays, many people live in city high-rises. Apartment and condominium living
provide different challenges. If you live in an apartment building, never live at
the end of a long corridor, nor in front of the elevator or stairway. All of your
finances will fly away and down through the fast moving energy of the stairway,
elevator or long corridor. If possible, place a plant at the entrance in the hallway
to slow some of the fast flowing energy.

If you live in an apartment building, green plants and fresh flowers can be used to
bring nature into your home. Fresh flowers brought in weekly help keep your energy
level high.