Feng Shui Myths (3): Bad Marriage, Bad Relationship

Over the years, I have heard so many rumours about how bad Feng Shui at home could cause bad relationship.  These rumours sound very reliable because they are usually supported by Feng Shui theories that seem to be correct.  In this article, I am going to explain whether these rumours are correct or not.

 

Feng Shui Myth 1: Wall Cracks = Bad Marriage?

A very commonly heard Feng Shui myth is that if you found cracks on the walls of your house, your marriage would be bad.  The advocates of this theory suggest that since cracks mean breakage and separation, more cracks at home means higher chance of divorce.

Feng Shui Myths - Wall Cracks

This is absolutely wrong.

If you know a little bit of home decoration, you would know that the plastering on wall is prone to cracks due to natural shrinkage.  And if your house is more than 10 years old, most probably there would be one or two cracks on the wall, not to mention those on the ceiling and floor.  Basically, it is impossible to find a house without any cracks.

So cracks by themselves would not cause bad marriage.  But if the cracks are the result of defects in the building structure, say ground settlement, the defect itself may cause Feng Shui problems.  And certainly, even if you don’t believe in Feng Shui, you would not want to live in a house with structural problems, right?

 

Feng Shui Myth 2: Bad Kitchen Design Brings Two Wives?

Traditionally we believe the Feng Shui of the kitchen affects the housewife of a family.  This is why many Feng Shui myths related to bad marriage concern the kitchen design.

A very common Feng Shui rumour is that if there are two stoves the husband may have an affair with someone else, because the stove means the housewife, and if there are two stoves there would be two housewives in this family, meaning that the husband would fall in love with someone else.

Feng Shui Myths: Feng Shui Kitchen

A similar rumour is that if there are mirrors in the kitchen, when the housewife works in the kitchen the mirror would produce a duplicated image of the housewife.  There would, again, mean that there are more than one housewives in this family.

You may also have heard of that if there are two refrigerators in a kitchen, the chance of the husband having an affair would be high.  Basically, all these rumours are supported by a fundamental belief, that there should be only one kitchen and everything in the kitchen should be the only set in that kitchen.  Following this principle, you may even say that there should not be two ovens or wash basins in a kitchen.

These are all nonsense.

Firstly, it is not uncommon to have two housewives in a house.  If there are three generations living in the same house, it is just normal to have two or three housewives under the same roof!  And you can tell by common sense that, unless you live alone there are usually more than one stoves in your kitchen!  Don’t believe in these bullshxt theories!

 

Feng Shui Myth 3: Ivy Causes Bad Marriage

Some people believe that ivy, or hedera, hedera helix, etc., planted inside a house may cause bad marriage.  The idea behind may be that ivy is a climbing plant that is attached to a base structure, so it carries the meaning of having a third person clinging to a family member’s marriage.  And the stems of ivy is not straight but curved, so it may mean hiccups in a marriage.

Again, this myth is totally wrong.  In contrast, ivy is a good Feng Shui plant that may bring wealth if used properly.  While analogy is widely used in Feng Shui, it does not mean that you can arbitrarily make a conclusion simply because the shape of something looks like something else.

 

To conclude, Feng Shui has an effect on relationship and marriage but it is not the only factor.  The key to a successful marriage is the efforts that the couple made to maintain a good relationship.  If the love is real, it is unlikely that a plant or two stoves at home could cause any damage.

How to Choose a Feng Shui Hotel Room?

For most of the time people study Feng Shui for their homes or offices.  The topic of this article is a bit different.  I would not tell you what constitutes a good Feng Shui home or office.  Instead, I will teach you how to choose a Feng Shui hotel room.  In other words, after reading this article, you would know how to select a hotel room with good Feng Shui when you are on vacation or business trip.

Does it really matter to find a Feng Shui hotel room?  It depends.  If you have just a short stay for one or two nights, the Feng Shui of the hotel room does not really matter.  But if you have a long stay or you are having a business trip for an important business meeting, a good Feng Shui room could how to bring good luck.

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Feng Shui Hotel Floor Level

If you studied my Feng Shui Master Class, you would know how to choose lucky floor level.  Even if you don’t, here is a quick tip.

In 2014, the luckiest floor levels are those ending with 6, i.e. 6, 16, 26, 36, 46, etc.  If possible, when you check in at the concierge, tell the hotel staff that you want a floor level ending with 6.  Unless the hotel is really fully booked, usually the hotel staff would be able to fulfill your requirement.

There is one thing to note.  We need to count the actual floor number.  Sometimes the floor levels are not in simple 1, 2, 3, 4… sequence.  Instead, the floor levels may be G, UG, Podium, L1, L2, etc.  In Feng Shui, we count the real floor number only.  So the ground level is 1/F, 2/F is one floor above, 3/F is next… all the way to the highest floor.  We do not skip unlucky floor numbers like 13.  The 6, 16, 26, 36, floors here refer to the real floor number.

 

Feng Shui Hotel Room

Now that the first requirement is met, it is time to examine the hotel room.  Firstly, avoid choosing the last room in the corridor, i.e. the room at the dead end.  We believe that the energy, a.k.a. Chi, needs to flow.  The Chi at the end of a corridor is stagnant, so a room located there is usually not preferred.

We also do not prefer a door to door situation.  This happens when the door of your room faces the door of the opposite room.  Nowadays hotel doors are usually positioned alternatively for better circulation so this should not be a big problem.

Preferably, your hotel room should not be adjacent or directly opposite to the elevator.  The first reason of this requirement is that the elevator could be noisy, either due to the mechanics (doors opening and closing) or the elevator passengers who produce noise.  Secondly, the Chi around elevators could be messy.

Finally, the directions of the hotel room must be good.  For this, you should refer to my free Feng Shui guide, which explains the good and bad directions in this year.  In 2014, South is the best direction, so if the door of the hotel room opens to South, the room is not bad.  Besides, the bed is preferably be in a good direction as well, such as South, North, Southwest or West.

With all these criteria met, the hotel room should be a Feng Shui place to stay for a few nights.

Feng Shui Mirrors – What Do They Do?

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!

Feng Shui Myths (2): Water Fountain, Wealth Fog and the like

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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Feng Shui Myths (1): Lucky Color of a Year?

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

(Image via Wikipedia, CC Licence)

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

(Swedish Dala Horse, image via Wikipedia, CC Licence)

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!

Feng Shui for Love & Relationship – Free Preview

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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I would love to hear from you comments, positive or negative, about this book, so I have decided to giveaway a $10 Amazon.com gift card to one (1) of the reviewers who published a review on Amazon.com, so if you happen to have access to Amazon.com to leave a comment, please read this book and share your review on Amazon, you could be the lucky winner to get the prize!

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);

(5) You will receive an email notification soon from Amazon telling you that your review is published.  There is a hyperlink to your comment, right click and copy the link;

(6) Register for the lucky draw here.

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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Feng Shui 2014: Free Lucky Guide


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.

So, are you ready to get the best Feng Shui advice for 2014 Year of Horse?  Fill in the form below and grab your FREE copy now!

 

 

Door Facing Door Feng Shui and Remedies

The topic of this article is door facing door Feng Shui.  I think many of you have heard of a saying that a door facing another door is bad Feng Shui.  Do you know how bad this situation could be and what adverse effects it could bring?  Read on to know more.

 

The Significance of Door

Before we analyse the different door-to-door situations, let us first learn why door Feng Shui is important.

Feng Shui is basically the examination of energy and Chi.  The flow of energy and Chi is therefore a critical part of Feng Shui.  According to Chinese Feng Shui theories, the openings of a house are where the Chi flows in and out.  We call these openings “氣口” in Chinese, which literally means “the mouth of Chi”.

Door is the most common kind of Chi opening.  This is why when we determine the orientation of a building, we use the main entrance door as a reference.  When we say a building faces North and backs South, we mean that the main entrance door is located in North of the house when measured from the center point of the building.  The Flying Star Map of the house is drawn according to this orientation, and we base our interpretation of the building’s Feng Shui 100% on the Flying Star Map.  So in summary, the direction of a door is critical to the Feng Shui of a building.

This is why door is important to Feng Shui of a building.  Just consider it as the mouth of yourself, what you eat and drink could have significant impacts on your health, isn’t it?

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Feng Shui for Education Luck – Some Simple Tricks

I am frequently asked by people, usually parents, on Feng Shui for education luck.  On the other hand, there are other people who reject this idea, because they think that education counts on the efforts individuals made.  The more diligent you are the better results you get in the examination.  These people think that we shouldn’t rely on Feng Shui to achieve education / examination goals, and it simply doesn’t work.  Which side is true?

Feng Shui examines the relationship among time, place and people.  People is the factor that we can control.  If you work harder, there is a higher chance you get a better examination result.  But the two former factors are not 100% under our control.  This is where Feng Shui comes in for education.  But applying Feng Shui for education, we are not solely relying on the “magical power” of Feng Shui.  The student still needs to put efforts in studying, we simply put efforts in the other two factors as well.

 

Feng Shui for Education Luck – Exterior

In ancient times, Chinese study for only one reason, they all want to win in the government examination and become a government official.  It was the best way to get rich and powerful.  So when people wanted to enhance the education luck, the methods they use would be linked to this goal.

For example, since all government officials at that time wore a hat in a particular shape, which they called it Wu Sha (烏紗), it was suggested that having a mountain / hill near you house which has a Wu Sha shape is good for education.  Below is a photo of a real Wu Sha found in the grave of a government official of the Ming Dynasty.  If there is a mountain / hill that looks similar to it (i.e. high in the middle and lower on both sides, all three has a round top), the region near the mountain / hill has good Feng Shui for education luck.

Feng Shui for Education Luck - Wu Sha

Another external form factor Feng Shui element that we look for is a tall hill with a relatively narrow base.  In Feng Shui, there is a tool called Wen Chang Tower, 文曲塔 in Chinese, which could boost the education luck.  If there is naturally a tower-like hill near your home, it is also an area with good Feng Shui for education.  In modern society, a tall and slender building could also be regarded as a Wen Chang Tower. 

Thirdly, if there is any education-related buildings, such as a school or library, that is located near your house, it is also a sign of good Feng Shui for education.

No matter Wu Sha, Wen Chang Tower or school/library, the direction where it locates also matter.  We will see where are the good directions later in this article.

 

Feng Shui for Education Luck – Interior

The external environment is not 100% controlled by us.  So Feng Shui masters usually implement internal strategies for Feng Shui for education.  One very commonly used tool is lucky bamboo.  Just find out the good direction for education and place a vest with four pieces of lucky bamboo, the simplest Feng Shui method for education luck is done.  Why so?

Feng Shui for Education Luck - Lucky Bamboo

In Feng Shui, the quantity “4” is related to Flying Star 4 that governs study, job promotion and fame.  The green color is good for promoting the power of Flying Star 4, so as the “wooden” nature of the lucky bamboo.  In short, we are actually using the luck bamboo to boost the power of the Flying Star 4.  This is just a brief explanation of the reason behind.  If you are a student of my online Feng Shui Master Class, you would know more about how this mechanism and many other Feng Shui techniques work.

So the critical question is where the lucky direction is.  It is the location where the Flying Star 4 situates.  In theory, the Feng Shui direction for education luck varies from one house to another (again, you can learn it in my online Feng Shui Master Class).  So here is a simpler trick you can use.  It is to find out the location of the yearly Flying Star 4!

There is a set of Flying Stars that changes the disposition every year.  In year 2013, this star locates in Southeast.  So, if you want to enhance the education / examination luck, place a vest with four lucky bamboo in Southeast.  Please note that it is the Southeast corner measured from the center of the flat / house.

Similarly, if the Wu Sha / Wen Chang Tower / library or school is located in the Southeast direction outside your house, it is a sign of good Feng Shui for education in 2013.

For the coming years, you simply have to download my FREE Feng Shui guide every year.  It is published every year to tell you how to use Feng Shui to boost luck in the coming year.

Door Threshold for Good Feng Shui

Door threshold is common for doors separating the external and internal areas, as well as for those doors between the kitchen/toilet and the living room.  But do you know it is also a Feng Shui tool?  Yes it is!

In the past, door threshold was mainly used for protecting the house from ingress of water in Chinese societies.  This is why door threshold is particularly common in Southern China, because the average rainfall in this area is more than Northern China.  No matter rain drops or water flooding, a high door threshold could serve as a very good protection.  Sometimes a door threshold at the entrance could be as tall as a feet (i.e. around 330mm).  These thresholds are not good for people’s use because you may be knocked down by it easily.  However, the risk of flooding was high in the past, so people had to design such tall thresholds.

Door Threshold in Fodbidden City

A door in Forbidden City, Beijing (CC Licence: Mary Leonard)

Nowadays, door threshold has less practical use in modern residential units.  Many people live in multi-storey apartments where the common corridor/lobby on each floor is also an internal area where no rain water could get in.  Even for detached houses, the risk of water flooding in modern cities would be low.  So the door threshold is seen by many as having decorative use only.

 

Ancient Door Threshold Feng Shui

However, from a Feng Shui master’s point of view a door threshold has a very important role.  It is to curb the loss of wealth.  We believe that the door threshold could separate the internal and external area so that the movement of good Chi (energy) out of the house could be reduced.  Similarly, we also believe that the threshold could bar the ingress of negative Chi (a.k.a. Sha, 煞 in Chinese).

You may wonder how the door threshold could be so magical that it could detect the type of Chi and block negative Chi while allowing good Chi to move in.  Could the little door threshold be so powerful?  Yes, but not without something else.

Five Emperor Coins for Door Threshold Feng Shui

There is a Feng Shui tool called “Coins of the Five Emperors” (五帝古錢 in Chinese).  This set of coins are old coins that were produced when five particular emperors were running the Qing Dynasty (清朝 in Chinese).  This period was regarded as the most thriving period in that Dynasty.  These coins were used by numerous people, so that have the Chi and power of people.  According to Feng Shui theories, these coins has the power to purify the energy in the space.  They could also filter out bad Chi.  In the past, when people build the door threshold they would firstly lay these five coins on the ground before covering them up with the threshold stone.  With these coins, the threshold would have the power to filter out negative Chi and retain positive Chi.  Simply put, door threshold Feng Shui is not about the threshold itself but how we make it powerful by using Feng Shui techniques.

 

Modern Door Threshold Feng Shui

Nowadays, you can buy these coins from Amazon.  However, it would be quite troublesome to take down the threshold, add the coins and re-install the threshold.  Still, we could use “modern Feng Shui” skills to make the threshold complies with Feng Shui principles.

Firstly, ordinary threshold should have at least 1 inch tall.  If your entrance door faces the stair or elevator, you should heighten the threshold to enhance the power to curb the loss of wealth.

Secondly, check the threshold to see if there is any cracks or damages.  It would be very bad Feng Shui if the thredhold has cracks or damages on it.  You should immediately replace it.  So, if possible, you should choose hard and rigid materials to make the threshold.

Finally, do not choose dark color for the threshold.  You should use bright and light colors.  Red color should also be avoided because it resembles fire.

 

Feng Shui Painting – What and Where?

Painting is a great choice for decorating your home, as well as a good tool for Feng Shui purpose.  In Chinese society, people like hanging paintings with beautiful mountain and water scenery on the walls at home.  They believe that such paintings could bring good luck to the family.  But the use of painting in Feng Shui is not as simple as that.

In this article we’ll talk about Feng Shui painting, how to choose a suitable one and where to place it at home.

 

Feng Shui Painting – What Type to Choose?

For Feng Shui painting, we care about the content of the painting and what message it brings.  Here are some general rules that you should follow.

 

Bad Feng Shui Paintings

I think you could easily tell that those with a negative message would not be a good choice.  For example, a painting with a big black crow is definitely not good for use in the living room or bedroom.  These places deserve an atmosphere of harmony and sweetness.

Feng Shui Painting - Bad Example

(Bad example: The sinking Titanic; Public Domain Image Source: Wikipedia)

Similarly, painting that shows a fall or winter scene with falling leaves is not good.  Chinese believe that a flourishing spring or summer view is better, the cold and lonely fall and winter view carries a bad meaning.

A third kind of bad choice is violent wild animal.  I once saw a large roaring lion painting in the living room of a house.  The house owner thought that it looks good, but the problem is the strong power of the lion is not suitable for everyone.  Usually only people who work in the military, police force, etc. should have such kind of painting at home.

Finally, according to traditional Feng Shui belief it is not recommended to hang the photo or painting of deceased people at home.  I know it is very common for Westerners to put up the photo or painting of their ancestors on walls, but according to Chinese Feng Shui thing may bring negative energy to the house.  If you really want to place the photo of your ancestors, choose a smaller one which stands on the table but not a big one on wall.

 

Good Feng Shui Paintings

On the other hand, there are some good paintings for Feng Shui purpose.  Firstly, paintings that carry positive meaning, such as wedding, new year celebration, blossoming flower, etc. are Feng Shui paintings that you should use.

Feng Shui Painting - A Good Example

(Good example: Beautiful scene; Public Domain Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Secondly, beautiful scenery.  Good choices include sun, sea and the beach, pool side view, winding river, etc.  We believe that such paintings could calm us down and bring peace to our mind, so they are good Feng Shui paintings.

 

Feng Shui Painting – Where to Place Them?

Basically, if the painting is good for Feng Shui use, it does not matter where you put it in your house.  However, I have a few recommendations for you.

Feng Shui Painting in Living Room

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For positive effects, you may consider placing the Feng Shui painting in the lucky directions of the year, such as where the Flying Stars 8 and 9 are located.  If you are not sure where these stars are located, you should download my FREE yearly Feng Shui guide which tells you where are good and bad directions of a year.  You can find the hyperlink on top of this web site.

On the other hand, we want to protect the paintings, so we should not place them at where there is strong Chi movement.  Therefore, we should not place the paintings directly opposite to door openings or at the end of long corridors.

Finally, some people like placing wedding photos at home.  This is not a bad idea.  But remember not to place them at bad directions (again, refer to my FREE Feng Shui guide to know where these directions are).  Besides, if you place them in the bedroom, put them near the end of the bed but not the head.  This could enhance harmony and intimacy.

Yearly and Monthly Flying Star Feng Shui Case Studies [Final Master Class]

Welcome back.  This is the last lesson in the Feng Shui Master Class.  Thank you for following us through the end.  In the last 31 weeks you have already learnt a great deal of Feng Shui.  From Feng Shui theories to Form Feng Shui essentials, from Ba Gua Feng Shui to Flying Star Feng Shui, the knowledge delivered through this Master Class is well enough for not only self-assessment but also doing Feng Shui for other people.  Time flies, it is time to say goodbye.  There are certainly more to discuss in Feng Shui, please frequently come back to Feng Shui DIY, I will from time to time post Feng Shui articles discussing matters from elementary to expert levels.

Let’s come back to this lesson.  This time we do not study the static Flying Star Map of a house, but the dynamic Yearly and Monthly Flying Star Maps.  I said they are dynamic because according to traditional Flying Star Feng Shui theories, the Flying Star dispositions changes every year (the Yearly Flying Star Map) as well as every month (the monthly Flying Star Map).  On the other hand, the Flying Star Map of your house does not change unless you demolish the house or have a major renovation.

It is relatively not difficult to examine the static Flying Star Map of a house, because once the judgment is made it is valid forever (you just need to take into account of the change of Period and the corresponding change in prevailing stars).  However, since there are Yearly and Flying Star Maps, we also need to examine the effects of the dynamic Flying Stars on the static Flying Star Map.  This is the theme of this final lesson.

 

Dynamic Flying Star Map “Sets”

There is one thing I need to remind you before we move on.  By saying Yearly and Monthly Flying Star Maps, we mean there are two “sets” of dynamic Flying Star Maps.  One is the Yearly Map the other is the Monthly Map.  In other words, in a given direction there exists one Flying Star which stays there for 12 months, at the same time there is another Flying Star that changes every month.  These two Stars co-exist.  DO NOT think that Yearly Flying Star Map is the “collective” way to describe the 12 month’s Flying Star Map.

By examining these two Stars’ impact on the static Flying Star Map of the house and the relationship between these two Stars themselves, we could predict much more events that may happen on the house and the occupiers.

Finally, although I explained the Yearly and Monthly Flying Star Maps here, there are even more.  Everyday there is a Daily Flying Star Map (in which the Stars changes their locations every day) and even Hourly Maps (the Stars changes their locations every two hours).  However, since the duration of these Maps are quite short, Feng Shui master would usually not take them into consideration.  Otherwise, how could ask the clients to change the Feng Shui settings every month?

 

Case (1) – Big Fire in a Village

This was a case happened in 1923 in China.  The exact location was in ZheJiang near Shanghai.  The whole village settlement was built at a location where there were high mountains in North and a junction of rivers in South.  Most people lived around the river junction in South for ease of getting water for all kinds of activities.

A big fire happened in the Ninth Month of the year and destroyed most houses.  Below are the Yearly and Monthly Flying Star Maps.  Please note what Stars were located in South in that Year and particularly in that Month.

Yearly and Monthly Flying Star Feng Shui Case 1

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