When a large tree is taken down and the stump is left to rot, everyone living in this place will experience stagnation and disintegration in the gua where it died. This one is in the Career gua. Better to grind the stump and restore the ground surface.
Windows are the eyes of the place. Every Spring and Autumn, wash them clean of the weather and grime so they sparkle in the light. Red Phoenix is not just about being seen and your reputation, it is also about seeing - vision through both space and time.
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Healthy Chi requires room to move. It must be able to flow between, over, around, and through the elements in the environment with ease. Squeezing chi flow in a space causes stress, frustration, and overwhelm, like when freeway traffic is narrowed to one lane.
A good-sized mirror behind the stovetop doubles the bounty prepared on its burners. It also allows the cook to see who approaches them from behind, thus alleviating stirring startled chi into the family meal. Use tempered glass to prevent heat-shattering.
The only images in your bedroom should be your own or those of your partner. No parents, kids, or friends allowed. If there is an artistic rendering, you should feel that it is an image of you, or remove it from the private inner sanctum of your bedroom.
To completely subjugate a patient to the power of the doctor, seat them lower to the ground, with their back to all incoming personnel and energy. Provide frightening images or blinded windows to occupy nervous minds. Add high pitched mechanical sounds. EASY FIX: Turn the chair to protect their back.
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Dead plants at the entrance are worse than no plants. The energy of death resonates with stagnation and decay. The Career and Life Path WILL be affected. An avoidance of going home will develop. Don’t live with dead stuff! Clear out the crumbling carcasses.
Kitchens positioned in the Children & Creativity gua will attract variety, color, and whimsy. Meals prepared here will be gifts from the heart to nurture the Soul. Keep plenty of open space in which to tuck beloved company while fixing to feed them.
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Energy follows thought. What direction first called your attention - up or out? It is normal to be cautious about stepping under big, heavy things. It is also normal to seek the furthest distance view. Would you prefer to sit in or out? Think about why.
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When the face of a place splits the focal points of attention, the chi flow is split, disempowering its supportive impact. Drive up to this place and your eye goes to the garage door, the pointy windows above it, the front door, and straight out the back!
The stone mason who laid this flight of stairs created a waterfall of marble, flowing forever down and away. The result is poor Feng Shui because of the danger engendered by the silently streaming chi that never stops threatening anyone going down.
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Monochromatic indigo bedroom decor locks in the influence of Emotion. Black Tortoise is the energy of our social interaction, defining how we swim through society. Relationship skills, manners, and grace are floaties in the river of Life. See any here?
Walls of windows across the back of a house set up a constant drain of energy as it comes in the front and rushes out the back. The words you’ll here are “Its like our money flies out the window” or “There is no way to catch up.” Overwhelm is prevalent.
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When staging a table or bed beneath a man-made horizontal straight line, counter balance it with a vertical natural curvilinear cure, and preferably one that is alive. Such a confluence of opposites activates the living Fire of conscious awareness.
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Beds beneath sloping walls are under the pressure of the materials “closing in on them.” Sleep will be uneasy. Nightmares will prevail. Headaches, high blood pressure, and ED will plague this person’s life experience, like sleeping before a firing squad.
That big garden tub you never use can be repurposed to support you in a different way. This client created a Wealth gua reading nook, only for her, to support her studies in solitude (read: without furry kid assistance). Dragon nests demand beauty. She loves it!
Stage a Wealth gua bathroom to be rich and lush. Avoid showcasing the shabby. Wood elements should reach for the sky, vibrantly alive, rather than horizontal or dried. Minimize Metal, which cuts Wood. Mind what each gender faces as they use the toilet.
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Cure an over abundant Green Dragon’s Wood energy with Fire (burns Wood) and Metal (cuts Wood). Beware of confrontation is such spaces and avoid placing seating to face off on the fiery arguments that will ensue. Encourage same point of view with a loveseat.
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More than a corner is required for chi or people to settle into a space. Avoid staging a place for resting amidst energy moving up, down, and through. It will feel like having a picnic on a freeway interchange. Unrealistic expectations drag down hopes.
Poison arrows perpetually pulse razor sharp chevrons of chi from their entire edge. Placing a person in close proximity with no shielding cure is unconscionably cruel. Paint a grove of tall skinny white trees across the corner to negate the problem.
A personal library physically defines and embodies a great value for Wisdom and the expression of thought. Compare this to the energy of a “man cave” media room. What you surround yourself with affects you and your family. Books and beauty or movies and games?
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Beyond the elements of the Celestial Animals, there are other qualities which make Kitchens inviting. Cleanliness is paramount. Light shining throughout. Living vitality in fruits, vegetables, and plants are essential. Outside views are cherry toppers!
Off-center positioning of major furniture pieces engenders action, instead of stasis. Things happen here! Odd numbers, bold geometric, and high contrast support transformation. Boredom is banished. Excitement stirs. The question here is, “What’s next?”
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FengShuiFunOntheRun.com: Claim corners previously overloaded with clutter and create a supportive space for one. Be sure to include the support of all five Celestial Animals. Anything goes here, as long as you find it comfortable and easy. Add a lamp and draperies to cluster chi.
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Avoid placing a desk to have stairs at your back. Ups and downs, right angles, and poison arrows do not provide solid Black Tortoise support. If you can’t move the desk to another room, shield yourself with fabric to hide the stairs and cover the wall.
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