Monday, May 04, 2009

Feng Shui and Fertility

It is common knowledge that infertility affects thousands of couples every year and the toll it takes on a relationship can be damaging. The desire to have a baby is normal when a couple is involved in a deep, meaningful relationship and if that dream doesn’t appear to be possible, the results can be catastrophic.

While medical advances in the treatment of both male and female infertility have come a long way in the last several years, many couple want to take a more proactive stance and do something to help themselves start a family. For those with the inclination, Feng Shui can help with the fertility process. This ancient practice that focuses on balance and harmony in every aspect of a person’s life and the relationship between conceiving a child and living a harmonious life are clear. The positive energies that influence the good life forces can aid in the conception of a baby if you use the Feng Shui practice to enhance your conception attempts. Feng Shui and fertility are closely related when the practice is focused on both parents.

The first place you should focus on in your home to enhance your Feng Shui and fertility practice is in the bedroom. Clear all of the clutter from the tops of the dressers, closets, and any debris on the floor. Clutter is destructive to the positive Feng Shui energies and therefore damaging to the conception attempts you and your partner are trying. Make sure your bedroom is a haven of comfort and relaxation for both of you. Cleaning up is a small price to pay for a baby of your own.

Some of the other things you can do in the bedroom include certain decorating décor and specific Feng Shui symbolism. Red paper lanterns are incredibly beneficial hanging on either side of the bed. They symbolize positive yang influence in the bedroom and will greatly aid in the conception process. Another good item to include in your bedroom décor is one hollow piece of bamboo. A dragon place strategically on the man’s side of the bed can increase the passion and potency of the union and help the couple with infertility issues. When you hang pictures or other decorations remember to always display pictures or statues that display 2 things. Two birds, two people, two fish, you get the idea. The display of two fish is the symbol of marital union and can greatly aid in the Feng Shui and fertility. Continue with the animal theme and include elephants in your decorations. In Feng Shui elephants are closely related to pregnancy and placed prominently in the room, are connected to male children. Good Feng Shui practice is a great way to aid yourself and your partner in the family starting attempts.

Unlike many other fertility practices, Feng Shui and fertility tends to focus on the man rather than the woman. In Feng Shui, the term “Descendant’s Luck” is what determines the good fortune a man will experience while trying to start a family with his partner. Trying the various ways to positively influence descendants luck is a good start to combat infertility using Feng Shui.

The rest of the house is important in providing the balance you need to conceive a child. One of the most damaging effects on Feng Shui and fertility is the occurrence of a blockage in front of the front door. In one case, a tree was blocking a childless couple’s front door. When a Feng Shui consultant recommended removing the tree, the couple followed the advice and removed the tree. As a result, the couple had a baby nine to ten months later. A blockage in front of the door prevents positive chi or energy from entering the home. Not only is this not helpful in the conception process, it also is detrimental to all other aspects of a harmonious life.

Relying on the natural, productive aspects of Feng Shui and fertility can help you achieve the dream of becoming parents. It is no secret that being at peace and harmonious within your life and yourself is one of the best ways to encourage the positive chi needed to conceive your baby. Even medical science focuses on the importance of a healthy state of mind for both parents during the conception process. When using Feng Shui to encourage fertility, the whole idea is to achieve a deep sense of harmony and balance in your life. After all, it is unlikely that the body will allow such an important event if the mind and soul aren’t prepared for the pregnancy and subsequent birth.

Feng Shui and fertility are closely linked as are all aspects of a person’s life. Using the symbolism and harmony of this ancient practice are one of the most effective, grace filling practices that can help you and your partner fulfill the dream of starting a family. Infertility isn’t something that you just have to live with.

" Your Birth Date may be the Culprit"

Why Date of Birth is important in Feng Shui.

Feng Shui is about the physical energies in your environment that are external from you. These external energies can be changed and manipulated to improve your physical environment and the effects it has on you. Your date of birth or your natal chart in astrology is about physical energies internal to you. These external energies of Feng Shui can influence your environment but they cannot change your astrology and the effects of your astrology. The challenges you are experiencing may not be due to Feng Shui they may be due to your astrology.

Astrology is what creates who you are. Initially in your life it determines how: you view life, you respond to life and others react to you. As you grow and mature you can gain control of these. There are certain times in life that everyone will encounter windows of opportunity/challenge to gain control of their life. The best Feng Shui in the world cannot overcome these windows. One must work thru them to master these windows. Often people see these times as crisis, but they are truly gifts (if you choose to master them). The major windows are listed below, however, if you are experiencing challenges at times other than those listed below there could be other astrological influences affecting you.

Windows of Opportunity/Challenge:

Saturn Return: Late twenties

Uranus Opposition: Late thirties to early forties

Chiron Return: Fifty-ish

2nd Saturn Return: Late fifties

2nd Uranus Opposition: Mid eighties

If you find yourself in one of these windows do not blame your Feng Shui. It is time for you to address certain areas in your life. To start this process, acknowledge what it is you need to work on, choose to take responsibility for change and take action. Often it is difficult to identify the area(s) that need work. An Astrologer can assist you with this process. By Candace Czarny Copyright © 2001

Feng Shui and Family

If there was ever a phrased coined that adequately expressed the connection between Feng Shui and family it’s this one. “The home is where the heart is.” The ancient practice of Feng Shui is all about joining the various aspects of a good and successful life into one’s environment. When it comes to family and the dynamics of a family, Feng Shui can help you create the environment you need to have a warm, harmonious relationship between all members of your family.

As with all areas of a home, the family areas of the house should be free of distracting clutter and debris. Good chi flows most effectively in places where there is nothing in its way. This is the primary reason why it is recommended that every room be as comfortable and clean as possible. Physical clutter reflects an obstacle in a person’s mind or spirit. When you want Feng Shui and family to work together eliminating unnecessary items laying around is one of the best things you can do.

Now that the whole house is clutter-free, it’s time to focus on the traditional family areas of a house. The living or family rooms and dining room are the most influential areas for family in your home. Feng Shui and family harmony starts with how these rooms are decorated and making excellent use of color and the elements to harmonize these spaces for the best effect and positive flow of chi.

Let’s start with color. It is best to avoid high energy colors like red and orange in the family spaces of a home. They may not be in sync with all members of the group. In Feng Shui and family rooms, green is the best color. It symbolizes living things and we all want our family’s to be in constant growth and to feel and be alive in all aspects of their lives. For this reason, green is the way to go. Maybe it isn’t possible to redecorate your family space or you are happy with the color you already have on your walls. In that case, indoor house plants are a wonderful way to incorporate green into your family’s décor. You can even use green throw pillows or other accents to encourage the living vitality of the color green. As second choices in the color scheme, blue and black are good for generating happy, beneficial energy and chi.

Every aspect of life has a corresponding element or elements. With Feng Shui and family, the elements are wood and water. Including these aspects in your family area décor is simple enough to do. Most families already display photos of special occasions. A simple way to bring wood into your living space is to frame those photos in wooden frames. A pretty wreath that works with the original look of the room is another easy change that can be made to bring some of the outdoors in. The wood element ties into the green color suggestion. A small tree designed to be left inside is another option for bringing both wood and green into your home. As previously mentioned, water is the other element hat is most beneficial to the family dynamic. In a perfect world, a clean, fresh water fountain would be ideal in this location. Putting a water fountain in the center of your home may not be possible. In this case, the addition of a mirror mimics water in the Feng Shui practice and is a great way to include the water element. It doesn’t hurt that both wood and water are easy to include in even the most formal of family area design themes.

Each and every family is unique and different from every other one. In the practice of Feng Shui and family, it is important to use those differences in creating a space full of positive energies for the entire family. Place objects that symbolize the family’s unity. They could be religious objects or keepsakes from a favorite trip. This is also the perfect place to display items relating to the family’s ancestry. The whole idea is to encourage unity and a deep connection. That is the goal of any family and properly used Feng Shui can help you achieve it.

There is nothing more important in our lives than family. With the use of Feng Shui and family dynamic, you can help create a more balanced, calm, creative environment that will only enhance the wonderful connection your family has. Careful consideration of color, and elements, along with the inclusion of family memorabilia can have your family spaces alive and full of positive chi. Nothing comes from that but a good, stable family relationship. Take the time to arrange your home to reflect the deep importance you place on family and watch all the good things come.