Think vertically according to the principle of Feng Shui

Think vertically with the elements of Feng Shui 

If you want to include elements that direct positive energy toward expansion and growth

You need to think vertically by incorporating vertical lines and shapes into your workspace.

Use different objects to create the feeling of height and make the room appear bigger.

Consider adding vertical lines wherever you can, such as For example, putting tall bookshelves, adding lighting that allows the light to travel upwards, or placing a tree in the corner – the possibilities are endless.

A great idea for businesses is to print business materials like business cards vertically. It is also very important to use and optimise all the space in these business cards, even the back.

Essentially, remember that a vertical positioning signifies growth, while something diagonal or horizontal represents a fallen tree and symbolises a business that cannot grow.

Wealth and water with Feng Shui

In the art of Feng Shui there is no symbol of money more powerful than water.

But not just any water. If you want to have all the beneficial chi energy that will bring you health and prosperity, you must incorporate water the right way and keep it clean and fresh at all times.

Aquarium

Consider incorporating water symbols and water features into your workspace. A good choice for this is an aquarium, preferably with goldfish in it, since gold is a symbol of money in Chinese culture.

Fountain

You can also build in tabletop fountains, just make sure the water flow isn’t very fast or blocked. A great idea for the office is a scaled down desk fountain designed for a smaller space.

7 Feng Shui mirror mistakes

7 Feng Shui mirror mistakes

There are many ways in Feng Shui that you can use mirrors to your advantage.

Some of the most popular ways are to reflect a beautiful view, bring more light into your space, or make the space appear larger. But equally important are the ways of not using mirrors, or the Feng Shui mirror is not.

The following tips address some of the ways mirrors are displayed that are considered bad Feng Shui and could create more problems for your home and life.

1. Never reflect the door.

A mirror should never be placed opposite a door or entrance. When this is the case, health and wealth can be sapped and opportunities crowded out.

This applies to a residence or a business.

Mirrors placed at the back of a store attract more business, but they should not be seen from the front of the store.

There was once a bakery with mirrors on the back walls of the store that went out of business. Passersby on the street in front of the bakery could see the cars and passersby in the walls behind the store.

This was followed by other bakeries and restaurants, which also ceased operations. Eventually the mirrors on the back wall were removed and the new bakery has moved in there for over five years.

Check reflections from multiple directions.

Mirrors shouldn’t reflect a bathroom or a front door, but you might not even know they are unless you take in all the views.

For example, one house had a mirror above the fireplace opposite the front door, but it was only when you went to the second floor, which was open to the living area, that you could see the mirror reflecting the door.

Be sure to check your mirrors from different spots to make sure they’re not reflecting off the door, bathroom, or kitchen.

2. Never reflect the bed.

When a bed is reflected in a mirror, it can cause insomnia and restlessness. It can also double the number of people in the room, and in Feng Shui thinking this could mean unrest in the relationship and lead to infidelity.

3. Do not reflect a chimney or stove.

Fire is the element of joy and helps us stay warm and cook our food. However, reflected fire can bring in too much fire energy, which can cause fear, fatigue, and anger.

For this reason, it’s best not to install mirrors that reflect the stove (a common Feng Shui recommendation that can cause problems), the kitchen, or a fireplace.

4. Avoid using mirror tiles or sets.

A solid mirror is great Feng Shui, but mirror sets that are hung with gaps look like the image of what is being reflected is being cropped, so these are best avoided.

5. Never place mirrors at the end of a hallway.

Mirrors hung on a wall in a hallway are positive for slowing energy and brightening a dark room, but they should not be placed at the end of a hallway.

Placed at the end of a hallway, mirrors often distort from afar, adding a spooky feel. You can also be disarming when you see a person’s reflection in the mirror, when you’re walking from one room to another, or when you see your image at night.

6. Avoid installing mirrors at the top or bottom of the stairs.

Whether placed at the top or bottom of the stair, mirrors at either end of a stair cut off a person’s image and can be confusing. Below they crop the image of the person coming down the stairs. At the top of the stairs, a mirror can push energy down the stairs.

7. Never use Feng Shui mirrors.

Pa kua, bagua or Feng Shui mirrors are often sold in Feng Shui shops. However, these mirrors radiate powerful energy and should not be displayed without the guidance of a qualified Feng Shui professional, and even then only in very specific cases. Displaying these mirrors can often spell bad luck for those who put them up, so it’s best to avoid them.

Transforming life with Fengshui

Transforming life with Fengshui

How to transform your living space to attract happiness with Feng Shui 

It is important to tune into the clearing process. The plot itself is a departure from a normal daily routine. It’s a departure from routine, and the mind gets a creative jolt that’s not unwelcome. When the mind focuses on the process of clearing out physical space, it automatically goes into purification mode.

Each time you clean up your mess, it will take less time than the last time and the whole process will feel more and more natural. It gets easier each time, but the most important thing is to start because once you experience the benefits, you’ll want to do it again and again. Thus responding, the mind adapts and contributes to any useful activity.

Keep your kitchen clean because all junk there is bad

Garbage accumulation in the kitchen can be quite dangerous. This is because bad energy can seep into the food you eat. Cooked food is not as susceptible to absorbing yin chi (which can cause disease) as cold food because it is already yin. If you’re a salad-and-sandwich person, make sure your kitchen stays reasonably free of the yin energy that comes from kitchen clutter.

Revitalise your kitchen

You need to declutter your kitchen as often as possible to avoid the harmful accumulation of Yin Chi. Below is what you often need to do:

Clean the fridge. Do this once a month to keep leftover food from getting lost in your back and rotting into poison. Do the same with the cabinets that store food. For example, people have a nasty habit of ignoring canned food for so long that it goes bad before they realize it. The same happens with exotic sauces and condiments, which become harmful junk in half-opened bottles and containers.

Check out cookware. In the kitchen, all physical trash is bad and should be thrown out. Not only stale food and groceries fall into this category, but also broken plates, cups and bowls. Cooking pots and pans don’t last forever either and should be broken and replaced.

Don’t buy a new skillet just to keep the old one with its scratched Teflon surface; or hold on to that worn out, ugly coffee maker that you’ve already replaced with a brand new model.

Check the trash cans. Make sure to clean up the garbage regularly and throw away rotting food. Also remove the kitty litter and make sure any goldfish bowls here are kept clean. Messy, dirty kitchens ruin more marriages and cause more heartbreak than you can imagine. Of all the rooms in the house, this is the place most prone to Yin energy accumulation, so treat all physical garbage in the kitchen as bad and get rid of it.

Good days for restarting work and traveling in the year of the water tiger

Good days for restarting work and traveling in the year of the water tiger

Chinese New Year marks the first day of the new year in the Chinese calendar. Also known as the Spring Festival or New Year Festival, it is celebrated for 15 days. The first day of the Chinese New Year 2022 falls on February 1st and marks the beginning of the Year of the Tiger. This is the longest and most important of all Chinese festivals.

– Good activities to do during this time of year include:
– Making offerings to household gods.
– Wear new clothes, especially red.
– Hosting a large banquet for family and friends.
– Choose good dates for specific activities

For good business luck in the coming year, it is important to choose a good day to reopen the office after the Chinese New Year break.

When you reopen your office or business premises, it’s good to make some noise with a lion dance. If you can, it is also auspicious when the lions roll into your office in buckets full of tangerines, Chinese coins and bars – as this symbolizes the rolling in of gold, wealth and prosperity and bodes good luck in the future year.

If you plan to travel during the 15 days of Chinese New Year, whether for vacation or for work, be sure to choose a good date. This, too, will affect your luck for the rest of the year. However, avoid traveling on days that “conflict” with your zodiac sign.

2ND DAY OF CHINESE NEW YEAR | WEDNESDAY
FEBRUARY 2, 2022 | CONFLICT DRAGON

3RD DAY OF CHINESE NEW YEAR | THURSDAY
FEBRUARY 3, 2022 | CONFLICT SNAKE

4TH DAY OF CHINESE NEW YEAR | FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 4, 2022 | CONFLICT HORSE

6TH DAY OF CHINESE NEW YEAR | SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 6, 2022 | CONFLICT MONKEY

8TH DAY OF CHINESE NEW YEAR | TUESDAY
8 FEBRUARY 2022 | CONFLICT DOG

15TH DAY OF CHINESE NEW YEAR | TUESDAY
15 FEBRUARY 2022 | CONFLICT SNAKE

2022 – the Rooster

The rooster    

Rooster ranks tenth among twelve Chinese zodiac signs. The Years of the Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029…

Back in ancient times when there was no alarm clock, rooster played an important role of waking people up. Thus the first symbolic meaning of Chinese zodiac Rooster sign is punctuality. Besides, it was believed by ancient people that its crow and blood could dispel evil spirits, and that’s why rooster is also the embodiment of good luck.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: You 酉
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Metal (Jin)
Yin Yang: Yin

Because of their outing personality, Rooster Chinese are good at making friends or adapting to new surroundings. If there is a tricky problem, don’t give up so quickly, but try everything to solve it. Since they cannot bear to lag behind others, self improvement is an important part of their life.

However, as the name suggests, Rooster people tend to be cocky or even arrogant at times. Your need for attention can make others feel uncomfortable. Lack of patience could be another problem.

Strengths: Open-minded, humorous, independent, smart
Weaknesses: Impatient, boastful, selfish

2022 – the Goat/Sheep

The sheep /goat

Sheep / Goat is the eighth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The Years of the Sheep include 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039, 2051…

Sheep (goat, or ram) is among the animals that people like most. It is docile, mellow, and timid. The white cute creature often reminds people of beautiful things. In Chinese culture, the sheep is considered auspicious since long time ago and it was often used to offer sacrifices and pray for good fortune. It was also once served as currency in ancient times, and thus the sheep represents rich and lucky.

People born in the Year of the Sheep are gentle, calm, and decent, while sometimes they can be naive and emotional.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Wei
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Tu (Earth)
Yin Yang: Yin

Of all 12 Chinese zodiac signs, the sheep is the gentlest and softest. The mild sheep seldom lose control of others or become very aggressive. You care about other people’s feelings and never intend to hurt people. Her righteous personality also makes her compassionate enough to understand other people’s problems from different perspectives, especially her friends and loved ones.

However, at times they can be very passive and tend to be pessimistic about seeing bad aspects of things, which means they need strong support and enough understanding from their friends. They also remain vigilant when strangers enter their domains.

Strengths: gentle, personable, calm, creative, imaginative, sociable and considerate

Weaknesses: negative, hesitant, impractical and sometimes stubborn

2022 – The Snake

The snake  

Snake is the sixth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac sign. The years of the Snake include 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037…

Snake carries the meanings of malevolence, cattiness, mystery, as well as acumen and divination. In most cases, this animal is considered evil and the elongated legless body always scares people. However, in ancient Chinese traditions, the snake once presented a venerated image and it is one of the earliest totems of Chinese nations. Chinese mother goddess Nüwa who said to have created humanity has the body of a snake and the head of a human. The Chinese dragon also has a snake body. Today, in some places in China, people still believe that a snake found in their courtyard can bring good luck.

People born in the Year of the Snake are considered rational, calm, thoughtful, and loyal to the loved ones.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Si
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Huo (Fire)
Yin Yang: Yin

People born in the years of the serpent easily attract others for their mysterious character and graceful demeanor. They are calm and thorough and can always carry out a plan from start to finish. Once in a dilemma, the snake can be someone who drives people to come out of the forest. They also have a strong sense of responsibility and a clear goal that will help them reach the peak of their careers.

The snakes are typical deep thinkers who are astute and skeptical of everything. In the love aspect, the snakes are devoted lovers who will not fall in love with anyone else.

Strengths: Calm, talented, humble, empathetic, intelligent and have a lot of inspirations.
Weaknesses: Indifferent, skeptical, possessive and stubborn

2022 – The Dragon

The dragon 

Dragon is the fifth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac signs. The Years of the Dragon include 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024…

Chinese Dragon is de facto an imaginary animal, also the only fictitious creature in the 12 zodiac animals, which is composed of 9 animals, including the body of a snake, the horns of a deer, the head of an ox, the mouth of a crocodile, the claws of an eagle, and the scales of a fish. The Dragon enjoys a very high reputation in Chinese culture and it represents auspiciousness and imperial power since ancient times.

Chinese people regard themselves as descendants of the Chinese dragon and emperors entitled themselves exclusively as the ‘dragon’. It is the token of authority, dignity, honour, success, luck, and capacity

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Chen
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Tu (Earth)
Yin Yang: Yang

Most people born in the year of the dragon are full of fighting spirit and strength. They are charismatic, attract many followers and, of course, their talented leadership skills convince any subordinate. The dragons may look indifferent, but they are indeed chivalrous and always think of others.

But the dragon’s pride can bring prejudice, and it’s also a little difficult for them to have the willpower to persevere. If you want to achieve top performance and great success, the further development of willpower is essential.

Strengths: Determined, ambitious, independent, energetic, sincere and very popular with friends.

Weaknesses: Giving up easily, little willpower and unwilling to admit mistakes.

2022 – The Rabbit

The rabbit 

Rabbit ranks fourth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac signs. The Years of the Rabbit include 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023…

For Chinese people, the rabbit is a tame creature representing hope and life for a long time. It is tender and lovely. The moon goddess Chang’e in the Chinese legend has a rabbit as her pet, which stimulates the thought that only this creature is amiable enough to match her noble beauty. Another way of saying is that the Rabbit is the incarnation of the moon goddess per se and it is always a symbol of pureness and auspiciousness.

People born in the Year of the Rabbit are gentle and approachable. They have a decent, noble and elegant manner.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Mao
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Mu (Wood)
Yin Yang: Yin

People born in the rabbit years tend to have some of the characteristics of the real rabbit, who are mostly calm but are also quick to react when needed. In general, the rabbits are positive, gentle, and elegant. They love freedom, but once they set goals they just march forward without the distraction. They are also self-disciplined, the typical type of people who are strict with themselves but tolerant of others.

Although they look mild and soft, the rabbits are actually vigilant to strangers and outsiders. You do not trust others easily and are hardly fooled by others. However, they have polite manners in their social environment.

Strengths: Optimistic, amiable, generous, kind-hearted, funny & attentive
Weaknesses: A little vain, emotionally unstable, slightly satisfied with the status quo