FENG SHUI CONCEPTS
Feng Shui in Our Homes in 2005
By Jenny Liu
The seed is a symbol of rebirth. Humans are not too different from a seed. In order to flourish again, we also require renewed energy through nutrition, love and positive environments depending on our individual needs. By the end of the year, we are usually burned out. We need new impetus, new encouragement, a stronger perspective and better targets to reach. This gives us new meaning and purpose in our life. It is what we need as humans to evolve.
Every year, it helps us to refresh ourselves through guided self reflection such as an update of our birth chart, to see if there are new opportunities we can look forward to, or conflicts we should avoid so we can better reach our goals. Most importantly, we can implement changes to our environment as a means of refueling ourselves.
By clearing the past year’s clutter, changing the layout, adding a new plant, switching around artwork, putting on a new color of paint or using a different entrance, we are able to recharge our home with energy that gives us the catalyst we need to forge through a new year.
Before the time of kings and emperors, cultures all over the world relied on their basic instincts and connection with nature to survive. In China, what developed from an accumulation of experiences was an understanding of cause and effect: the Laws of Nature. These teachings were set forth in the Yi-Jing, the Yin-Yang Theory, and The Five Element Theory. The application of these theories to our environment is known as feng shui.
The Nine Star Chart is one of the highest levels of feng shui practice and still used today to understand annual cycles of planetary energies around us. It is a complex system that requires in-depth teaching to understand. The following is a summary of what we may expect and how to adjust the feng shui in our homes and offices in 2005 to rejuvenate our energies and avoid potential problems.
The 4, 8 and 9 stars in the center can bring energies of love tension, colds and digestion problems. Center offices may encounter legal problems. Nonetheless, sales can be enhanced by using red flowers or nine coins. Love conflicts can be neutralized with rose quartz placed in the center room. Especially strong to counter the negative and enhance the positive is Chi art, “Smiling Rolling Coins”.
The north has the 9 and double 4 stars which bring positive partnership. Using the north door or room ignites career and love with fame, achievement and female support. Place nine lucky bamboo in the north for promotion. An amethyst on the desk can enhance good reputation and scholarship. Hang Chi art “Nine Burners Create Power” on north wall for licensing and expansion.
The 7, 6 and 2 stars in the northeast advance females in alternative fields. Those with a northeast room or office also enjoy harmonious rapports. However, married couples take heed of temptation. To release adultery, place Chi art, “Wealth with Fidelity” in the northeast bedroom. A yellow calcite crystal placed by the telephone can increase sales and income.
The East becomes unstable as the double 2 and 6 stars appear in its sector. With an East door or room, be careful of tricky people, loss and digestive ailments. Females are prone to reproductive and digestive systems, injuries, or being taken advantage by others. Avoid groundbreaking in the east sector. Place three turtles facing east. Chi art for releasing negative energies is imperative if this is a master bedroom or main office. Please hang “Victory Emperor” or “Gong of Protection” on the east wall.
The southeast enjoys the positive energies of the 3, 1 and 7 stars. They bring engagement, new opportunities, travel, raise, expansion, creativity and scholarly accomplishments. To grow your business, place Chi art, “Heaven’s Gate Open for Prosperity” by southeast entry. To pass a licensing exam, place “Sixteen Suns” or a rainbow obsidian in the southeast corner.
The 8 star comes into the south sector creating prosperity; however, the 5 and 3 stars can bring some minor difficulties related to food poisoning, liver ailments or paperwork problems. To take advantage of the prosperous energies of the south, place “Nobility Offers Gifts” in the south office or use red colors, such as flowers and area rugs in the south room.
The 1, 5 and 3 stars travel to the southwest sector. This brings female bosses more power, wealth and fame; however, they need to be careful of stress, illness, injury or conflict. For female bosses who have a southwest office or entry, place Chi art, “Flying Horse Reach Goal” by your desk or door. A gong rung three times daily in the southwest corner releases negative energies.
The west energies take a dip when the 6, 7 and 1 stars enter. Too much metal brings fighting and tension. There may be accidents related to travel. Still, businesses related to sex, entertainment, alternative fields with the west office or door can still do well. Place “Multi-Dimensional Spiral Wealth” to increase income or a pair of elephants facing for strength and longevity.
The negative energies of the 5 star move into the northwest sector bringing unexpected violation, financial loss, troublemakers, ailments, and injury especially for the man of the house. Avoid ground- breaking and using the northwest room and door. Release negative energies with a bell or clear quartz sphere. Use Chi art, “Incense of Wealth” to activate the 8 and 9 stars that bring wealth, admirers and success.
Please remember these are general tips that do not necessarily apply to your particular case. We all have different energies and live in different homes with unique layouts and special circumstances. Please consider a personalized feng shui consultation for the most effective adjustments. Visit www.liu-fengshui.com for more information.
Jenny Liu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design from UC Berkeley and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from UCLA. She is an expert in the 8,000-year-old Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui who also shares her knowledge through seminars, workshops, periodicals and the internet. Awarded for her Master’s Thesis on Feng Shui, Ms. Liu is a fourth-generation practitioner with her own consulting firm. For more information, please see her website at www.liufengshui.com
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