FENG SHUI CONCEPTS
9 Feng Shui Aspects to Lead Your Business to Success
By Jenny T. Liu, M.A.
Here are nine key feng shui aspects that largely influence the success of a
1) Location: This includes type of district or zoning, and the traffic flow, as well as the neighbors around you. Be sure you are in an area of growth and stabilized establishments, near complementary businesses with good exposure to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Avoid being next to a freeway or a one-way street where the traffic is too fast and draws energy away from you. Keep distance from competitors and incompatible or negative businesses. Pay attention to landmarks, water reservoirs, monuments, high-voltage stations, railroad tracks, and tall buildings. Be sure your business is not blocked by any of them.
2) Door orientation: The orientation of the main door, your unit door, and any back doors should be compatible to you and ideally have strong annual Nine Stars. You should have an open area and not a wall directly in front as you enter. Likewise, what you see when standing at the entry looking out, influences the energy coming into your business. A beautiful landscape or fountain brings positive energies versus a dark alleyway or parking lot.
3) Reception: A very important part of the reception area is to gather business energy. When clients enter, it should feel inviting and motivating. The receptionist should sit with a solid wall behind her back with the main door to her upper left side. This is known as “dragon” or the energy of generating income. Having a door to the upper right side, known as the “tiger” can bring conflicts and problems. The company name should be visible with Chi Art allowing clients to have a positive message for doing business with you.
4) Shape of the unit or building: When you come into any new space, you feel most comfortable in symmetrical, balanced spaces. An irregular floor plan in a shape of a triangle or a square with cut off corners has unbalanced energy. Avoid spaces with protruding corners and columns inside which can radiate pressure if you are sitting next to them.
5) Age of the building: The age determines the Nine Star chart and the annual energies that enter the building. If the building is very old and has not been remodeled in a long time, energies can be stagnant. A building built or remodeled within the current cycle makes the energy more synchronized with the universal energies of the earth and the cosmos which can bring you more success.
6) Parking accessibility and visibility: You might have a great business, but if it is very hard to find parking, this can discourage potential clients, so convenience is very important. If your business depends on walk-ins, it is vital to be visible — preferably on a corner lot where you have exposure on both streets. If you are a business that does not require walk-ins, then it is okay to be less visible in a large complex.
7) Energies of nature: Many offices in high-rise buildings lack natural light and ventilation. A high-rise near you will block the sunlight, which is viable to your health and well-being. An enclosed indoor space without any natural ventilation or air purification oftentimes has greater pollution than the outdoors, making us much more prone to allergens, germs, and ailments.
If you work in a high-rise, you may be anywhere from 30-150 feet or more away from the earth’s energy. Our body requires the gravitational and magnetic forces of the earth to keep our bio-system normal. Working on any level above the third floor every day depletes these necessary earth energies, resulting in a lowered immune system, chronic body aches, and migraines.
8) Geography: Energy varies along the Earth’s terrain, ascending along hills and descending down valleys. It is vital to be sure your building is supported by compatible hills and not obstructed by negative ones. In general, hills should be behind your building for support and a view in front to gather energy. Not the other way around.
9) Personal office spaces: Whether or not the boss of the business actually works in the office or spends most of his time outside, it is crucial to establish his office in a strong and compatible orientation to garner energies of wealth and stability for him/her.
Just as important is to make sure all the key staff should be in their positive directions so they will be comfortable, focused and productive, contributing to the growth of the company. Ideally, all should sit with a solid wall behind their chair with the door at the lefthand side. Avoid being aligned to exposed beams, columns, doors or negative buildings visible from your window.
As always, everyone has different tolerances and energies. It is very important
to apply the above aspects with the help of a feng shui consultant who can
calculate your birth chart and the Nine Star chart, thereby meeting your
specific needs to promote success.
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, please see her website at Liu-FengShui.com or call her at (626) 272-4901.
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