Feng Shui for Your Home & Office
(excerpt from "A Guide to A Harmonious 2009" by Jenny Liu)



Applying the Flying Nine Star Chart to your home or office alerts you to areas of positive potential. When you know where the areas of wealth and promotion are located, you can reposition your desk or bed to absorb the positive energy and activate the Stars to your benefit with feng shui adjustments. By the same token, awareness of potentially problematic areas that can bring financial loss, illness, or conflict, allows you to avoid or neutralize negative energies for your protection.

The following forecasts provide an overview of 2009's Flying Nine Star energies in your home and office. Please remember that each one of you has a unique, personal energy, home, and office. The feng shui recommendations are general and do not take the place of a personal feng shui consultation.

The timely fire Star 9 comes to the center this year, bringing scholarship, fame and promotion. Businesses related to birthing, beauty, wellness, self-cultivation, and media do well with an office in the center sector. However, the fire Star 9 can also bring fire hazards so be sure your fire alarm is working and avoid smoking and leaving burning candles and stoves unattended in the center of your home or office.

On a health level, take special care of your heart and eyes. Be aware of overexertion, exhaustion, dizziness, and catching the flu. Adjustment: Place a yellow calcite for wealth or an amethyst for mind focus in the center room.

The violating Star 5 comes to the north, which is associated with the middle-aged male, brain, kidney, and sexual organs. If you have a north room or door, be aware of potential problems related to these areas - especially if you are a middle-aged male. In particular, those born under the sign of Ox, Sheep, Dragon, and Dog need to take precautions to avoid jealousy, robbery, violation, money loss, or tricky or sexually overt males. Adjustment: Ring a gong five times daily in the north room and avoid groundbreaking or using the north room and door this year.

Wood Star 4 promotes the south fire energies. Those who have a compatible south office or door enjoy expansion and recognition - especially if their business relates to fire, wellness, intuitive arts, beauty, marketing, and media. Students do well to study in the south room. Adjustment: Activate wealth with a fountain at the south front door or in the south corner.

The feminine metal Star 7 defeats the wood energies of the east. Associated to the arms and legs, liver, and legal services, the conflict energies of Star 7 can bring fighting, harm, and female troublemakers. Money loss and legal issues may arise from anger, abuse, or adultery. However, assertive females in entertainment, alternative healing, spirituality, and who are compatible to the east room can do well. Adjustment: Place a dragonhead turtle on your east office desk, facing east for protection.

Star 8 is timely and brings wealth to those who have a compatible office or door in the southeast direction. However, children who are not compatible to the southeast room may be prone to illness, troublesome friends, accident, or injury to limbs. Adjustment: For children's health, place a pair of turtles facing southeast for stable health. Place 8 lucky bamboo in water, or a coin-filled piggy bank in the southeast corner for wealth.

The water Star 1 comes to the northwest and this can bring a transitional energy of movement and change that can be rather stressful - especially to male authority figures such as the father or male boss. Money comes for those in the northwest room, however there are major decisions and priorities to consider.

Those sleeping in the northwest room - especially if it is not compatible to them - may experience dizziness, brain, eye, or respiratory ailments. Communication with others may be off in the northwest. Take care to avoid misunderstanding and arguments. Adjustment: Place a golden dragon facing northwest to strengthen the father or male boss. Place clear quartz by the bed to enhance health and well-being.

The untimely earth Star 2 is exhausted by the metal energy of the west. If you have a west room, be aware of financial and physical drain. This is especially true if you are a senior. You need to focus on digestive, skin, and bone health. Those with a west kitchen, be careful of fire hazards. Those with a west door or office, make sure to communicate well, as there is a tendency for arguments.

Check the security of the west door and be careful of fraud. Couples need to be aware of love stress and love affairs in the west bedroom, especially if they are not compatible to the west. Adjustment: Place an image of calm waters or animals such as dolphins and fish in the west room.

The metal Star 6 complements the inherent earth element of the southwest this year, creating progress, harmony, and fulfilling love relationships. This love will tend to be a second love, perhaps with a divorcee. For married persons, be aware of adultery as the male may drift or leave.

With proper feng shui adjustments, businesses with a southwest door or office should enjoy more wealth. However, those born in the year of the Ox or Sheep need to avoid being in, or facing, the southwest. Adjustment: Enhance love with dragon and phoenix images on the left and right side of the bed. Place a fountain by the southwest door for wealth.

Children (associated with the northeast) need to be mindful of their well-being. They may be prone to accidents, so avoid letting children use the northeast room without supervision. If the kitchen is in the northeast, be cautious of bacteria that can cause diarrhea or food poisoning. Take time to communicate clearly. Be careful of what goes in and comes out of the mouth in the northeast room. Ox and Sheep persons should avoid being in the northeast room or facing this direction. Adjustment: Keep the northeast room bright. Place a rainbow obsidian in northeast room to release stagnant energies. Avoid groundbreaking.

Jenny Liu holds a Bachelors' Degree in Environmental Design from UC Berkeley and a Masters 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, visit: Liu-FengShui.com or call her at (626) 272-4901


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