Feng Shui Concepts
Headaches in the Bedroom
By Jenny Liu
Mary and her husband Mark (names changed for privacy) live in a house set on top of a small hill in Glendale. Mary belongs to the water element and is an Eastern Direction Pattern person while Mark is an earth element person belonging to the Western Direction Pattern. Their house sits northwest and faces southeast. There is a downhill street that ends at the back of their house with several higher hills beyond. The hills in front are lower with a U-shape street that turns away from their house. This type of land and street configuration tends to carry energy away from the house causing energy to be depleted. The residents will usually experience an effect where money comes and goes or when wealth goes up, health goes down.
The main door is located with-in the southeast sector and the back door is located within the north sector. Both are favorable to Mary promoting energies of wealth. Consequently, they admit in the last two years that they have lived here, Mary has done better financially. However, upstairs, the master bedroom is located in the southwest sector which does not match Mary at all. Their bed is placed against the southwest wall with the headboard directly over the downstairs living room fireplace which is a dark cold shaft of energy when it is not being used and a burning drying energy when it is used. In general, last year, the southwest room was very negative. Sleeping here in the past year placed them both in a defeating energy field.
Since the room does not match Mary, she is most vulnerable to problems. Specifically, since she is a water element person and the water element is associated with the head, ear, and kidneys, sleeping in the southwest room especially with the fireplace located at her head, she is prone to head, ear and lower backaches or neck problems. Maryís eyes have dark circles which are an indication of depleted kidney energies. She gasped and immediately told me that last year, she had two neck injuries, suffered constant migraines and lower back pain. She could not sleep and was absolutely miserable. Mark added that last year he lost his job.
Fortunately, this year the southwest energies are not as negative. Nevertheless, the southwest room is not conducive to progress especially since the roomís configuration did not allow the bed to be relocated in a better position. Mary does better sleeping in the southeast room especially when she did not feel well. Because they are opposites, as most couples are, they realized the importance of making sure the houseís feng shui matches them both before they settle down in their next home. Otherwise, as they can see, it can have effects on both their wellbeing and their relationship.
Jenny Liu holds a Bachelorís Degree in Environmental Design from UC Berkeley and a Masterís Degree in Architecture from UCLA. She is an expert in the 8,000-year-old Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui who shares her knowledge through seminars, workshops, periodicals and the internet. Ms. Liu is a fourth-generation practitioner with her own consulting firm. For more information please see www.liu-fengshui.com or call (909) 860-0633.
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