Clean up your workspace with Feng Shui

According to Feng Shui, a messy workspace can negatively affect your performance.

Productive chi cannot flow if you have a lot of things on your desk blocking it.

Therefore, the best way to improve job performance and increase business prosperity is to unblock and move all those things.

Pick up all items from your desk and tidy up all the messy areas around it.

Closely examine all the items you had on your desk and only put back the ones you only use on a daily basis. When it comes to papers, only keep those that are specific to a project.

No need to throw away the rest of your belongings, just keep them in other places like filing cabinets, storage bins, and desk drawers.

Once your desk is free of clutter, add things that will charm your career, be positive, and bring you joy. You can use Bagua to guide you so you know which items should be placed where and which are the best items.

Flowers-Plants are good for Feng Shui

Enliven your surroundings with flowers and plants

Flowers and plants are great for Feng Shui because they unite you with the natural world. The natural green color of the plants encourages growth, both professionally and privately. If you want your plants to have a positive impact on you, they need to look healthy and vibrant.

The type of plant you have in your workspace is also very important. For example, you should avoid anything spicy, like cacti. Here are some of the best Feng Shui plans that bring health, prosperity and harmony:

investment. According to Feng Shui, it attracts money because the leaves of the money plant resemble coins. The more leaves it has and the greener they are, the more money it brings. Keep the plant at the entrance or in the northwest of the room.

Happy bamboo plant.

Place the plant in the northeast part of your office to bring wealth, luck and prosperity. This plant has an odd number of stems and five stems represent wealth.

Rubber tree.

This facility is also associated with money and should be placed in the northwest. Its large round leaves not only symbolise prosperity, but also contribute to better health and air quality.

Palm trees.

Feng Shui tells us that palm trees activate, attract and radiate good energy. They are excellent for places where the flow of chi is lacking or stuck, or where there is a lot of negative energy.

Peace lily. 

The Peace Lily plant gives off a strong protective vibration and promotes both physical and mental balance. It is best to place it in the east, the health corner, to harmonise your atmosphere.

Interior Design with Feng Shui

Interior Design with Feng Shui 

There are only a few houses with perfect Feng Shui. Luckily, instead of hanging a wind chime or attaching flutes to a beam, you can make simple decorative changes that look and feel more natural. These decorative items can help resolve issues such as: B. Poison darts coming from a front and back door alignment or weird windows and sloping walls.

Here are nine essential Feng Shui decorating solutions to use in your home that will look good and support your home’s Feng Shui.

Parterre curtains

Once a staple of the Victorian era, “party curtains” are curtains that can be drawn to close a room or to create or separate one area of ​​the home from another.

They have recently returned to decorating circles and are helpful for creating privacy in a home that feels too open.

In Feng Shui, these are particularly helpful when the front door and back door are in one line. Or maybe you have a window that you can see out of when you open your front door. By hanging a parterre curtain, you can block the view and stop the rush of energy going out of your home, which can keep money going out and leave you feeling drained and tired.

This is a better way to prevent energy from seeping through the house than hanging a crystal ball from the ceiling which can look odd while the party curtain looks stylish.

Decorative screens

This is another way to prevent energy from leaking away from the front door that is aligned with a back door or window. Screens can be added to create a corner in an open concept home. They can also be used to block a view, e.g. B. the view from the front door to the dining room. This can lead to excess bills and poor wealth accumulation.
Screens are a wonderful solution to a number of situations.
Decorative screens can also be placed behind a bed that is near a window. This helps create a false wall and gives the bedroom dwellers some footing.

Mirror

A beautiful mirror is always an asset to a home. But mirrors can solve two common Feng Shui problems.
The first is a wayward column.
If you have a pillar in an open area of ​​your home or office, it can become an obstruction or a sore thumb. Adding mirrors on all four sides can make the column visually disappear.
Mirrors are also helpful for a missing corner.
If you have an L-shaped home, you can put a mirror on a wall where that corner would have been, creating the illusion of space extending from the mirror.
Mirrors also double beautiful views and are an excellent Feng Shui device to amplify the best energy or SHENG CHI that comes from beautiful views or scenes in your home.

Vines

While vines on houses are not considered good Feng Shui, if you have a round pole awkwardly placed in your home or business, wrapping a vine around the pole will make it disappear into nature. Vines can be used both indoors and outdoors, like on those weird poles that pop up in basements.

 

 

Four poster beds

Canopies, whether attached to the bed or to the wall or ceiling, offer wonderful Feng Shui. They protect the couple in bed and are excellent focal points for the bedroom.

However, they are also ideal for fastening beams to the ceiling, sloping ceilings or coffered or tub ceilings. These blankets can create poison darts aimed at your body while you sleep.

Sloping ceilings increase the pressure on those sleeping under them, so creating a flat ceiling with a canopy can help alleviate that pressure. The idea is to create a flat overhead surface to create a protective cover or to stop poison darts from ceiling elements.

Artwork with a view

Some houses have a wall that you see as soon as you enter. This can starve the house of energy by pushing energy back to the door.

Over time, this can create a home that is starved of energy (i.e., health, money, opportunity).

By adding art that offers a glimpse into the distance and appears to be looking inward, you can help draw chi into the home by adding a view that extends further than the wall. This helps bring energy into the home as energy goes where the eye looks.

Lighting

Lighting is one of the best forms of Feng Shui. It helps to tone and brighten, and that’s always good for Feng Shui because that’s yang energy. Lighting can help brighten dark corners, lift energy, and draw your gaze upward, just like a chandelier makes you look up.

A beautiful crystal chandelier is a great remedy for a staircase that’s too close to the front door, preventing energy (and money) from rushing out the door too quickly.

Crystal lighting is also great for calming energy in a kitchen when the stove and sink face each other, which can cause strife and household disharmony.

Curtains

Curtains are a wonderful way to fix many Feng Shui mistakes. A common Feng Shui problem is when the command position in a bedroom is obscured by a window where the bed should be.

Because beds should be placed in the command position but never by the window, this can mean placing the bed in a less than optimal position to feel in control and supported during sleep, an important Feng Shui tenet.

Adding a curtain wall behind the bed can hide the window and provide a solid looking backdrop for the bed.

In some homes, the bedroom may have two windows in a corner on one side of the bed only. This visually feels off balance and can make a couple or anyone sleeping in the bedroom feel comfortable in bed, getting a proper rest and just not feeling in tune with life.

Adding another curtain on the side of the windowless wall can create a “fake” window that will help balance the visual appearance of the bedroom.

Round Shapes

One of the rarer shapes in a home is round. Many homes are full of furnishings that are square or rectangular.

Over time, this can create a stuck or stagnant feeling in your home. You may feel that the space feels too heavy. By adding round shapes like a round end table or barrel shaped chair, you can create more movement and add a lighter feel that breaks the sense of heaviness and helps drive change in your home and life.

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

Chinese New Year 2022

Chinese New Year 2022

Chinese New Year falls on February 1st, 2022. This day is a very important day, a day when tradition is best kept as faithfully as possible to ensure abundance and prosperity follow you throughout the year. So important is the Chinese New Year that preparations begin as early as a month before the new moon — buying new clothes, preparing food, doing house repairs, ordering flowers, and cleaning altars — all just to make sure the house gets a thorough spring cleaning and bring some NEW furniture for the year if possible.

The house should also be adorned with fruiting linden trees as well as flowering plants before January 18 to introduce excellent growth energy into the house and invite everyone at home with fresh new opportunities for prosperity and professional advancement.

Auspicious sonnets, especially with the Chinese word “Fuk (Chinese word for good fortune)”, are usually hung at the entrance of the house along with some red lanterns to add more auspicious energy to this biggest Chinese celebration of the year.

THINGS TO DO BEFORE CHINESE NEW YEAR

1. Carry out repairs

Families should start checking their homes for defects before the Chinese New Year and make sure everything is working well in the house. Leaking toilets, broken faucets, broken roof tiles, leaking ceilings, etc. need to be fixed. Leaking water means loss of both wealth and health. Anything that impacts the kitchen or dining room can have an awkward impact on your rice bowl. Other areas that are critical to repair are areas around the main door as well as your bedroom. Cracked walls and broken doors can cause serious problems when carried into the new year.

If you can, you should also give your home a fresh coat of paint every year or at least every two years to start the year with a clean slate and give you plenty of new opportunities for improvement. You need to focus on spring cleaning and that means removing last year’s “junk” and that includes old newspapers, magazines, books, plastic bags, broken containers and clothes that you want to throw away. Allowing clutter to build up makes the problems you face worse.

Also, check your cutlery and crockery and discard any chipped, cracked or damaged cutlery. Damaged utensils are a sign of lost luck and bring home bad feng shui. This affects the wealth of the family.

Check your beds for damage. Sleeping on damaged or broken beds puts obstacles in everything you do. Success will be affected if the bed frame is damaged. It also creates cracks in your business relationships as well as your personal relationships including your marriage.

Inspect closets and drawers and remove mismatched socks, torn or worn underwear, shirts, pants, and damaged shoes. Discard clothing that you haven’t worn in over a year. Clearing out your closets symbolizes removing negative energy and making room for NEW things to come to you.

2. Stock up on your kitchen.

You need to start the new year with a completely restocked kitchen. Start with your closets and fridge. Remove and discard expired food. Clean your rice urn, wash and dry it, then place a red packet with 3 dynasty coins tied with red thread at the base and fill it to the brim with new rice. Keep your rice urn at least three-quarters full during the 15 days of Chinese New Year. Next, stock up your fridge for Chinese New Year, as it is important to have food in the home for the 15 days.

3. Update your home’s feng shui

You should update your home’s feng shui after December 21, 2021 (winter solstice) and before February 4, 2022, the beginning of the solar year.

In fact, many adhere to the traditional method of beginning after the winter solstice, as this marks the change of Tai Sui. It is believed that the annual 3 kills will also take effect from this date.

The annual Lo Shu numbers come into effect on February 4th, the day of Lap Chun. If you plan to reuse your feng shui cures, you must wipe them with a damp cloth soaked in cleaning water. But it’s always best to use a NEW remedy. Realize that feng shui remedies work by absorbing bad energies from the past year and once a remedy has done its work you should withdraw it and replace it with a new one. If you intend to reuse, the cure must be cleaned with cleaning water. Once you have finished updating your home’s feng shui, you should perform the room cleaning ritual.

4. How to prepare cleaning water?

Petals of 5 types of flowers are required for the cleaning water. It is best if you get flowers representing the 5 elements – blue (water), yellow (earth), green (wood), red (fire) and white (metal) and kaffir lime leaves (you can use fresh lime use). or lemons if you can’t get kaffir leaves) and also add 1 tablespoon of sea salt.

Soak the above in a bowl of water and place in the sun for 10 minutes before using. Rinse your cleaning cloth in the mixture, squeeze dry, and then wipe away all of your remedies, enhancers, and good luck charms and good luck symbols in your home. You can also use this water to clean your home altar and statues.

5. How to perform the room purification ritual

Open all your windows and doors and turn on all the lights. It’s best to do this during the day. Light sandalwood incense with kemenyen plus 1 tablespoon purifying incense powder in an incense burner.

2022 – the Wild Boar/Pig

The wild boar  / Pig

Pig is the twelfth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac signs. The Years of the Pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043…

As the last sign of the Chinese zodiac, Pig represents wealth and luck from the ancient times. It is docile, has no plan to harm others, and can bring affluence to people. And its chubby faces and large ears also win the affection of people. However, pig sometimes is not thought to be a smart animal in China as it likes sleeping and eating and becomes fat, and thus it also features laziness and clumsiness.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Hai
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Shui (Water)
Yin Yang: Yin

People born in the year of the pig are always hardworking and sincere and never presumptuous. This makes it easy for pigs to gain the trust of others. Her compassionate and sincere personality makes her happy to be of assistance to others at any time, which leads to them making lots of good friends. The pronounced sense of responsibility also lets pig people spare no effort at work.

Pigs may be a little realistic and emotional, and difficult for them to spot lies and so easily be fooled by bad people.

 Strengthen: Hardworking, sincere, positive, responsible, compassionate, generous Weaknesses: easily influenced, realistic, emotional, indulgent

2022 – the DOG

The dog   

Dog is the eleventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac animals. The recent Years of the Dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042…

Dog is men’s good friend who can understand the human spirit and obey its master, whether he is wealthy or not. Chinese people regard it as an auspicious animal. If a dog happens to come to a house, it symbolizes the coming of fortune. In Chinese legend, the invincible God Erlang has a loyal dog partner to help him capture monsters.

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

The greatest qualities in dogs are loyalty and honesty. In fact, dog people are naturally cautious, which means it can take a comparatively long time for dogs to accept new friends. However, once dogs accept a friend, they will become very loyal to the friends and always supportive. Dogs are loyal friends, honest lovers, and reliable families.

Although dogs are just and honest, they are also very critical and sometimes criticise sharply. They are not good at looking at the big picture to look at things, which can lead to misunderstandings and blame others for their own mistakes.

Strengths: brave, loyal, responsible, smart, lively
Weaknesses: sensitive, conservative, stubborn, emotional

Meaning of a laughing BUDAI (Buddha)

Meaning of a laughing BUDAI (Buddha)

The meanings of a Laughing BUDAI (Buddha)

The laughing Buddha is in stark contrast to the stereotypical monk. This eccentric monk with a pure heart is said to be a reincarnation of Gautama Buddha himself and is said to welcome good energy into your space. His statues and figures come in different materials and poses, mostly in gold.

Since each pose has a different meaning of the Laughing Buddha, it is important to understand which pose to place at home and which direction to take. Here’s a look at each meanings of Laughing Buddha and Feng Shui tips on how to incorporate them into your home.

This pose of the Buddha has two meanings. The first interpretation is that he will put all your problems and worries in the bag and take them away from your home or office. The second is that it will bring you and your family an abundance of success and fortune.
Feng Shui tip: May 8th is Buddha’s birthday and it is said that lighting a candle in front of the statue on that day will increase your blessings and happiness.

Laughing BUDAI (Buddha): Both hands raised above his head

With both hands raised above his head, this laughing Buddha carries either a bowl or coins in his palms and represents a complete indictment of material possessions. It also means victory in financial matters or personal obstacles. According to legend, this pose brings blessings from heaven and added happiness in your endeavors.
Feng Shui tip: placing this statue in the southeast corner of your room will increase the financial gain.

Laughing BUDAI (Buddha): With a sack

This pose of the Buddha has two meanings. The first interpretation is that he will put all your problems and worries in the bag and take them away from your home or office. The second is that it will bring you and your family an abundance of success and fortune.
Feng Shui tip: May 8th is Buddha’s birthday, and they say that lighting a candle in front of the statue on this day will compound your blessings and good fortune

Laughing BUDAI (Buddha): Playing with Children

In its most innocent form, this laughing Buddha statue is usually surrounded by five children. It improves fertility and also strengthens your child’s immunity and overall health. It also fills your space with childlike positivity and enthusiasm.
Feng Shui tip: Ensure you don’t place the Laughing Buddha near any electrical outlets, or over the TV

Laughing BUDAI (Buddha): With a Fan

Gives you strength & positivity

They believe that this statue will give you strength and positivity to face and overcome any lingering problems that you have faced for a while. Sometimes the Laughing Buddha also welcomes carefree and joy in your home in the form of guests.
Feng Shui tip: Place the statue at eye level, preferably on your desk, for best results

Laughing BUDAI (Buddha): Deep in Meditation

 A laughing Buddha in a deep, meditative pose usually symbolizes a balanced mind. This statue brings peace and tranquillity to a room that is full of misunderstanding, turbulence, or negativity. It also reinforces the belief that one needs a calm mind to overcome obstacles.
Feng Shui tip: In order for it to work, you should put it in a place that can be viewed by every family member or office colleague