Thank you for reading this article.  If you are a loyal reader, you would have noticed that I haven’t updated this blog for at least two months.  Why was I so lazy?

Well, In the last two months, I visited over 50 flats. However, I didn’t do it for my clients and I earned $0 from the visits.  All because I visited all these flats to find a new home for my family!

It is really not easy to find a Feng Shui home, especially when I know Feng Shui. The possession of Feng Shui knowledge means that I would not compromise my requirements. If I found that the flat has bad Feng Shui, even if it is very affordable I would definitely say NO to it.

 

Home Finder’s Feng Shui Guide

After this long journey of flat hunting, I had an idea to write a series of articles to help home finders to find their Feng Shui homes. Although you may not have studied Feng Shui before, or have never tried my online “Feng Shui Master Class” (trial available!), it does not mean that you cannot pick a Feng Shui flat. There are some simple things you can do, all by yourself, to filter out bad Feng Shui flats.

Here, I want to share with you a simple tip first.  All you need is a compass. It does not have to be a Feng Shui compass. And you don’t even need to know how to use a compass. What I ask you to do is, when you inspect a flat, hold the compass in hand and check if any irregular movement of the pointer.

18-Feng Shui Compass

The theory behind this simple compass check is that, Feng Shui examines the energy (a.k.a. Chi) inside the living space. If the energy inside a flat is not pure or is negative, chances are the movement of the pointer should reflect such a problem. I have been to a flat where the pointer swings from one side to another in a range of over 30 degrees. There extent of movement is certainly not within acceptable tolerance.

Please note that, however, the electronic appliances inside a flat may affect the compass. If the compass pointer swings a lot, try to walk to another location inside the flat and observe the pointer again. If the compass pointer swings irregularly at a few locations inside the flat, you should probably give up on this flat.

There is one thing to note.  I found that many people use their smartphone’s compass app.  It is not bad as a basic tool for ordinary purpose, but for Feng Shui use you cannot use a smartphone to determine the directions.  The result is not reliable at all.  If you go more advanced in Feng Shui, you would know that even a one degree error in direction could result in big difference in Feng Shui.

There are certainly much more Feng Shui home finding skills.  Stay tuned!

Mirror is a common furniture in almost everybody’s home.  We usually have a mirror in the toilet, a mirror in the wardrobe and sometimes even one in the kiving room.  If mirror has an impact on Feng Shui, its effect would inevitably be felt by almost everyone of us. 

Feng Shui Mirrors – What Do They Do?

A few weeks ago I came across a term called Feng Shui mirror.  Somebody was selling such kind of thing in a local market.  The seller claimed that by hanging the mirror on the wall you would get better luck.

Does Feng Shui mirror ever exists?  Before I answer this question I should explain the effects of mirror in Feng Shui. 

We all know mirror reflects light.  If you switch on a torch and point it to a mirror, you will see the light being reflected back to you.  The stronger the light of the torch, the stronger the reflected light. 

Feng Shui Mirrors

Mirror has the function of a reflector in Feng Shui.  If there is good Chi in a particular corner of your house, it reflects the good Chi.  On the other hand, if there is bad Chi it brings it out.  The stronger the Chi the bigger the impact.  If there is a mirror in a sickness direction, the mirror will bring out the bad energy.

You may consider mirror a amplifier of energy.  It does not filter the energy, i.e. it would not block out bad energy or convert bad energy into good.  So in practice there is no such thing as Feng Shui mirror because every ordinary mirror can do everything a Feng Shui mirror can do.

The Best Practice of Using Feng Shui Mirrors

So the truth about Feng Shui mirror is that it has good effect only if you place it in  he right place.  If you are not sure where the good / bad directions of your house is, my recommendation is to avoid putting mirrors at unnecessary locations.  Only put them in the toilet and where you make up and dress.

If you can get an expert’s help, mirror could really be used for good Feng Shui.  For example, many Feng Shui masters use Feng Shui to magnify the positive effects of the good Flying Stars in good directions.

Besides, sometimes Feng Shui masters would use convex mirrors to reduce the bad effects of external “Sha”.  “Sha” is something bad in shape that could constitute a threat to the Feng Shui of your house.  A typical example of external “Sha” is a sharp angle pointing to your house’s door or window.  In this case, some Feng Shui masters would hang a convex mirror facing the “Sha” in hope of reducing the bad effects experienced.

If in doubt, ask a local Feng Shui master!

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In the last article in this Feng Shui Myths series, we have discussed the use of lucky color to boost luck.  This time, we shall examine another popular topic in Feng Shui, i.e. the use of Feng Shui products.  Do you really believe that these stuff could bring better energy?

Most of the time when you seek help from a Feng Shui master, he would suggest that you place some Feng Shui accessories at home or in the workplace.  There are a large variety of Feng Shui accessories used by Feng Shui practitioners, the most commonly used ones include water fountain (this one is extremely popular), water column, wealth ship, wealth fog, Ba Gua, Feng Shui coins and Wu Lou.  Let me explain their effects.

Water Fountain / Water Column

These two are perhaps the most commonly used Feng Shui accessories.  Whenever we talk about using Feng Shui to bring wealth, we inevitably talk about the use of a water feature.

The logic behind using water fountain / water column is that water represents wealth.  So once we identified the direction where the”wealth star” locates, we should place a water feature there to enhance the power of the “wealth star”.  Both water fountain and water column are features with running water, so they are considered bring a dynamic stream of wealth.

Feng Shui Myths - Feng Shui Water Fountain

Is this true?  Yes.  Water features, if placed correctly, could bring better luck in wealth growth.  According to the Five-element Theory, the “wealth star” has a “water” characteristic, so placing water in that star’s direction could strengthen the power of that star.

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Thank you for reading this article.  You may have noticed that the topic begins with “Feng Shui Myths”.  It is my new attempt to write a series of blog posts surrounding a common topic.  I have chosen the “Feng Shui Myths” theme because I found that there are many commonly discussed Feng Shui ideas that people usually assume to be correct without trying to verify them.  I want to use my blog as a platform to clarify these ideas.  You will find that some of them are correct while some are actually wrong.

I will begin this series with a frequently asked question.  Many, seriously many, people ask me what is the lucky color for a particular year.  Their questions are not what is “my luck color” in this year.  They simply ask for the lucky color of a particular year, a “universal Feng Shui color” that is lucky for everyone on earth.  For example, many people think that the 2014 Feng Shui color is green.  Do you know why?

Feng Shui Color for A Year

The common saying that the lucky color for a year is xxx originates from the Five-element Theory (五行理論 in Chinese) in Feng Shui (there are similar theories in other traditional theories of other societies such as India, the difference is just that the number of elements and the type of elements are different.).  According to this theory, there are five elements in this universe.  Everything belongs to anyone of the five elements.  They are “Wood”, “Fire”, “Earth”, “Metal” and “Water”.

In Chinese, there is a system to represent a year.  It comprises of two Chinese characters.  For example, 2014 is the year of 甲午 (Jia Wu Year).  The second character is directly related to the zodiac sign of the Year.  午 (Wu) is the Zodiac Horse.  The first character of 2014, 甲 (Jia), belongs to the “Wood” element.  This is why people say 2014 is a Year of the Wooden Horse.

Feng Shui Color - Five Elements

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According to the Five-element Theory, there are “Generating Interactions” among the five elements.  Every element is generated by another element.  For example, “Wood” is generated by “Water”.  In this sense, “Water” is a good element for “Wood”.  For a “Wood” year, “Water” is a lucky color.

Besides, the element of the year is also good in that year.  Obviously, “Wood” is a good element for a “Wood” year.

Lucky Colors for 2014 Year of Horse

So, for 2014 Year of Wooden Horse, any color belonging to “Wood” or “Water” elements are lucky.  Green color, in any intensity, belongs to “Wood”.  This is the reason people say green is luck in 2014.

Feng Shui Color for Year of Wooden Horse

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Why don’t we use “Water” colors?  In fact you can, but it is most powerful to use the color of the same element as the year, so green is preferred to blue.

The Use of Lucky Colors

Usually when people ask me what is the lucky color for that year, I would say that the luck color of the year is less important.  What really matters is your own personal color.

There are two reasons.  Firstly, to match the lucky color of each year means that you need to repaint the walls of your flat, buy a new car and replace all shirts before a new year begins.  It is impractical.  Secondly, your personal lucky color is more powerful.  It affects you for your entire life.  What bother to use the yearly lucky color if you already have a powerful personal lucky color?

I have previously written a post about Feng Shui color.  You only need to know your year of birth to find out your personal lucky color.  Check it out!

Right before the Valentine’s Day I have published my first e-book on using Feng Shui for love and relationship on Amazon.  This book explains in details how to use Feng Shui for love live improvement as well as interpersonal relationship enhancement.  It is great for people without any prior Feng Shui knowledge.  The strategies introduced are easy to apply, you don’t have to buy expensive Feng Shui accessories.

To reward my loyal subscribers, I have released a FREE review copy to all my newsletter subscribers.  Some people wrote to me saying that they missed the 14 Feb deadline due to Lunar New Year travel or other appointments.  For this reason, I have decided to extend the preview period to the end of February 2014.  Simply click the book cover below to download the book.

Feng Shui for Love & Relationship

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Procedures to enter into the lucky draw:

(1) Download the review copy by clicking the book cover above;

(2) Read it and go to the this page: Feng Shui for love and relationship;

(3) Find the “Write a customer review” button, click it;

(4) Give the book a rating and leave some comments.  You can decide what comments to write but you must state that you received a free copy for an unbiased review (as required by Amazon);

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That’s it!  Get a FREE ‘Feng Shui for Love’ e-book and a chance to win a fabulous prize, take action now!

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Auspicious Dates for Wedding

Listed below are good days to get married. The exceptions mean that if any one of the couple belongs to that zodiac sign, that day is not good for the wedding.

February 2014

4 Feb 2014 (Tue) except for Rat zodiac

14 Feb 2014 (Fri) except for Dog zodiac

25 Feb 2014 (Tue) except for Rooster zodiac

28 Feb 2014 (Fri) except for Rat zodiac

 

March 2014

1 Mar 2014 (Sat) except for Ox zodiac

7 Mar 2014 (Fri) except for Sheep zodiac

13 Mar 2014 (Apr) except for Ox zodiac

19 Mar 2014 (Wed) except for Sheep zodiac

 

April 2014

3 Apr 2014 (Thu) except for Dog zodiac

8 Apr 2014 (Tue) except for Rabbit zodiac

16 Apr 2014 (Wed) except for Pig zodiac

 

May 2014

2 May 2014 (Fri) except for Rabbit zodiac

10 May 2014 (Sat) except for Pig zodiac

14 May 2014 (Wed) except for Rabbit zodiac

19 May 2014 (Mon) except for Monkey zodiac

20 May 2014 (Tue) except for Rooster zodiac

25 May 2014 (Sun) except for Tiger zodiac

23 May 2014 (Fri) except for Rat zodiac

26 May 2014 (Mon) except for Rabbit zodiac

27 May 2014 (Tue) except for Dragon zodiac

30 May 2014 (Fri) except for Sheep zodiac

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This is the first month of 2014, we have also reached the end of the Year of Snake.  According to Chinese Feng Shui, a year begins in Spring which usually commences on 4 February.  So although we have turned to 2014, it is still Year of Snake.

January 2014 Feng Shui Cures

The Feng Shui cures below are valid from 6 January 2014 to 4 February 2014.

 

East

The Yearly and Monthly Flying Stars created a combination which is called 3 – 7 combo.  It is very bad for health, the result it may produce could be injury.  You should consider placing a glass of water here if this is the location of the entrance door or bedroom location.

 

Southeast

The Yearly Flying Star 4 conflicts with the Monthly Flying Star 8.  You are suggested to place a big red stuff in this direction, such as a red carpet or wall painting.

 

South

The Yearly Flying Star 9 is supported by the Monthly Flying Star 4.  This is good for happiness.  It is a good sign if the entrance door or bedroom is in this direction of the house.

 


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This is the second article of the Feng Shui 2014 series.  In the previous Feng Shui 2014 article, we have seen why South and North are directions you need to beware of in 2014 Year of Horse.  This time, we will look at a specific topic, love and relationship.  By doing a little Feng Shui improvement, you could enhance the chance of finding a true love or improving your interpersonal relationship.

 

2014 Feng Shui Direction for Love – Southwest

According to Feng Shui 2014 Flying Star Map, the lucky Flying Star for love, the Flying Star 1, locates in Southwest.  If there is only one Flying Star you can use to increase your chance to start a relationship, it must be this Flying Star.

Feng Shui 2014 Love Relationship

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Traditionally we suggest people to place a vase with a colorful flower in this direction.  Flying Star 1 is named as the Tao Hua Star, which literally means peach blossom.  In Feng Shui, peach blossom means good relationship.  The best matching Feng Shui accessory for a peach blossom direction must therefore be colorful flower.

 

Feng Shui Direction for Relationship in 2014 – Southwest

Not surprisingly, the direction for interpersonal relationship is also Southwest in 2014.  Why?  Because Tao Hua also governs interpersonal relationship.  For people in the show business, even if they don’t need a lover they should place a colorful flower in the Tao Hua direction because Tao Hua means relationship.

 

Apart from placing a vase with one colorful flower here, you may directly leverage the positive power of this Flying Star by placing the bed in this direction.  By doing so, you sleep in a good direction for love and relationship for 8 hours a day.  How good is that?  It is in fact the most effective way to boost your luck in relationship, but since it may not always be feasible to do so, you may use the colorful flower solution instead.

If you choose to use flower, remember you should place one but not more flower, because it is Flying Star “1″ that governs relationship.  The flower is better to be water-grown.  You should not use plastic fake flower.  Don’t choose flowers with sharp prickles such as rose.  They look beautiful but actually are bad for relationship.

If you want to learn more about how to do Feng Shui for 2014, here is a good deal.  I have a FREE Feng Shui 2014 guide for download.  Simply click the book cover below, you will be guided to download this e-book.  You will also be enrolled in my FREE Feng Shui email newsletter, from which you receive emails teaching you 2014 Feng Shui and much more Feng Shui tips, all FREE!

Feng Shui 2014 - Year of Horse Lucky Guide

 

This is the last month of Year 2013.  In Feng Shui, however, this is only the pen-ultimate month of the Year of Snake.  Not until 4 February 2014, we are still living in Year of Snake, so the good and bad directions of the year remain unchanged.  We should still pay attention to the relocation of the Monthly Flying Stars, because their interactions with the Monthly Flying Stars would produce unexpected effects.  This is why I have this monthly Feng Shui cures section in this blog.  Simply follow the instructions below and you can get through this month! 

 

December 2013 Feng Shui Cures

The Feng Shui cures below are valid from 7 December 2013 to 6 January 2014.

 

East

There is a conflict between “Wood” and “Earth” in East in this month, you are suggested to place a red stuff here, such as red carpet or painting, if this is where the main entrance door or bedroom is located.

 

Southeast

The Monthly Flying Star 9 meets the Yearly Flying Star 4, this produces a sign of happiness.  Good things may happen if Southeast is where the main entrance or bedroom locates.

 

South

The Monthly Flying Star 5, which brings sickness, is supported by the Yearly Flying Star 9.  In other words, if the main entrance, bedroom or kitchen is located in South, the chance of the occupants having sickness would be higher.  If this is the case of your house, you are suggested to place a glass of water and a metallic music box here and make it sound often.

 


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It’s late October now, Year 2014 will come soon.  Same as previous years I’ll write a series of articles in this blog to highlight the do’s and don’ts in different directions in the coming year.

In this first article under this Feng Shui 2014 series, I’ll point you to two directions where you should exercise caution.  They are South and North.  And let’s forget about Flying Stars first, we’ll see why these are two directions you need to take care of even if the Flying Stars in these two directions are not bad at all.

 

Feng Shui 2014 – South

Shown below is the Flying Star Map of 2014 Year of Dragon.  As always, the Flying Star Map is 180 degrees rotated so South is on top and North is at the bottom, and East is on the left and West is on the right.  This is not a mistake but the traditional way of presentation in Chinese Feng Shui.

Feng Shui 2014 Flying Star Map

South is the direction of Tai Shui in 2014.  Let me first explain what Tai Shui is.

In layman and simplest terms, Tai Shui is where the “on-duty god” of the year.  The Tai Shui direction is where the Tai Shui locates in a year.  Tai Shui governs the year and so it is accustomed to say that we should respect Tai Shui.

There is also a saying that “you should not touch the head of Tai Shui”.  Tai Shui is a powerful someone, so you should never attempt to adversely affect Tai Shui.  For this reason, we never suggest clients to have building works in the Tai Shui direction of the flat through out the year.  In fact according to Feng Shui theories, having building works in all bad directions is strictly not recommended.

 

Feng Shui 2014 – North

The case for North is similar but even worst.  North is the San Sha direction as well as Shui Po direction in 2014.

San Sha literally means “three attacks” or “three bad happenings”.  You can tell how bad it is because it has three times the bad effects.  Shui Po is another bad direction in a year, it literally means “broken in this year”.

Same as South, you should never carry out building works in North in 2014 Year of Horse.

 

No Building Works in South and North in 2014

So what constitutes a building work?  A building work, in Feng Shui sense, covers new construction, alteration, repair and demolition.  Typical examples are digging the ground, demolishing the wall, constructing a new room and installing a new door.  There are certainly more that comes under this umbrella.  Literally we say in Chinese that you should not “touch the soil or structure”, but even if you fix a ceiling cornice or plug a nail on the wall that’s building work.

 

Any Cures?

Sometimes these works are unavoidable.  You may control the home improvement works, but what if the roof is broken and you need to fix it?  Am I asking you to ignore water seepage from the roof even if it is very annoying?

No.  Feng Shui is not that rigid.  If you really need to carry out building works for unavoidable causes, try not to begin the works in South or North.  For example, if the roof from Southeast to Southwest is broken, you should begin the repair in Southwest first and then gradually extend the working area towards South.  In other words, you begin in a lucky direction, maximize the positive Chi you could get, that gradually move to the bad directions.

And if there are simpler fixes that requires less vigorous works or shorter direction of work, you should always attempt to choose these options, because the direction and magnitude of work also matter.

 

There are more tips about 2014 Feng Shui in my free e-book “Feng Shui 2014 – Year of Horse Lucky Guide“.  Apply these Feng Shui 2014 cures in your flat to reduce your exposure of bad luck and get some good luck!  Click the book cover below to download!

Feng Shui 2014 - Year of Horse Lucky Guide

It’s November now, Winter will come to Northern Hemisphere soon.  There a some directions that may attract sickness in this month.  Beware of having bodily conditions like flu and cold.  On the other hand, there are good directions such as Southeast, which is good for study and job promotion.  Try to make good use of these lucky directions.

The Feng Shui cures below are valid from 7 November to 7 December 2013.

 

East

Originally East is a direction for disputes ad troubles in this year.  Luckily, this month the Monthly Flying Star 9 arrives, it could reduce the bad effects of the Yearly Flying Star 3.  Besides, it may also add to the chance of having happy events in the family.

 

Southeast

When the Yearly Flying Star 4 and Monthly Flying Star 1 meets, the “4 – 1″ combination is favorable to study, examination, job promotion and fame.  If you need to attend any examination or interview, make good use of this direction by studying in this corner in your house.

 

South

The battle between “fire” and “metal” elements could produce bad effects to health, particularly for head, stomach or lung.  A cure is to place a big white pebble in this direction.

 


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Care about doing Feng Shui in the coming 2014?  Want better luck in 2014 Year of Horse?  I have everything you need here!

My Feng Shui 2014 – Year of Horse Lucky guide is officially announced.  Same as previous year’s editions, this 2014 Feng Shui guide contains no fluff but all practical Feng Shui measures you can follow at home or office.  No matter, health, wealth, career or relationship, every goal you may have could be achieved by doing Feng Shui in different directions.

I have beginners in mind when writing this Feng Shui 2014 Year of Horse guide.  So you don’t need to have Feng Shui knowledge to follow my instructions.  And there is no expensive Feng Shui product to buy.  Just using simple stuff like vase, carpet, music box, water, etc. you can create magic in your living space.

To make the guide even more attractive and useful, I have added a new section in the 2014 Feng Shui guide.  There is a general preview of the coming year according to the Yearly Flying Star Map.  It is not meant to be a precise analysis of what must happen in given months or weeks.  It is simply an interpretation of the Yearly Flying Star Map so as to know what are more likely than not to happen in 2014.  I hope you like this section.

 

Feng Shui 2014 - Year of Horse Lucky Guide

Feng Shui 2014 – Year of Horse Lucky guide

How to get a copy of this Feng Shui 2014 guide?  It’s easy.  Simply fill in the form below, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription.  After clicking the link to confirm, you will receive an email containing the hyperlink to download the book.  You need a valid email address to receive the notification as well as free Feng Shui updates I will provide from time to time.

Same as 2013, I publish a FREE version for everybody to download.  What you need is simply an email address.  At the same time, there is a deluxe version with more contents at a very affordable price (to cover the running cost of this web site so that I can continue to publish free Feng Shui advice in future).  You will know how to get a copy of the deluxe version when you download the FREE one.  If you think the FREE version is good enough, just download it, rest assured that you have absolutely no burden to buy anything.

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