Do You Know Doormats and Rugs Could Bring Bad Feng Shui?

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Doormat and rug are commonly used in interior design.  They serve both functional and aesthetically purposes.  A good looking doormat or rug could help to keep your house clean and make it beautiful. 

Yet, do you know doormat and rug could also bring bad effects in Feng Shui?

The effects of mats and rugs mainly come from the shape and colour.  We shall examine these two factors one by one, but before that, let’s know a little more about Flying Star Feng Shui.

Feng Shui effects of door mats and rugs

The Bad Feng Shui Flying Stars

Some shapes and colours could contribute to bad Feng Shui that could affect health.  It is all related to the Five Elements (WuXing) attribute of the Flying Stars.

According to traditional Feng Shui theories, there are some bad Flying Stars that could affect people if they are located in some critical locations in a house, e.g. the main entrance, kitchen, toilet and bedroom.

These bad Flying Stars belong to the Earth element.  If there is any stuff belonging to the Earth element that is co-located with these Flying Stars, the power of these bad boys could be magnified.  

In addition, stuff of the Fire element could also have similar effect, since the Fire element generates Earth element.

Another element that may be bad in this context is Wood.  If you have some basic ideas about the Five Elements theory, you may wonder why, as the Wood element depletes Earth.

Yes, in a sense Wood depletes Earth.  Trees consume the nutrients in soil.  However, wood could also penetrate into soil, which is seen as the Wood element adversely affecting Earth.

When doing Feng Shui, if we want to restrict the power of the Earth element, it is prudent to avoid the Wood element.  Although Wood could overcome Earth, the vigorous battle between the two elements may cause undesirable effects.  It is just like pouring water onto fire, the water may put out fire, but rapid release of smoke and steam, which are also harmful, may be resulted.

Shapes and Feng Shui

So, what are the shapes that could magnify the bad effects of the bad Flying Stars?  The earthy shapes do, like square and rectangle.

Another shape that could add to the bad effects of the negative Flying Stars is triangle, which belong to the Fire element.

Since Wood could interact with Earth in an undesirable way, the long and narrow rectangular shape is not preferred too.

On the other hand, circle and shapes with curves and round corners are relatively safe. 

Colours and Feng Shui

Similarly, colours of the Wood, Earth or Fire element could also build up the power of the bad Flying Stars.  These colours are green (Wood), yellow and brown (Earth) and red, orange and purple (Fire). 

On the other hand, white, grey, black, silver and gold are more preferred colours in respect of mats and rugs at home.

A Real Case

I have a friend who moved to a new apartment in 2012.  He placed a lime-coloured rug in the living room.  He chose this colour because it’s so refreshing.

Not long after he moved into his new home, his wife had started to develop eczema.  Medical treatment was applied.  At my advice he also removed the rug.  The symptoms had finally improved.

The Take Away

I must stress that the above recommendations about shapes and colours could be considered together with an analysis of the natal Flying Star chart of the house.  If a red rectangular rug is placed in the living room but there is no bad Flying Star in this location, bad effects may not be observed.

Yet, since most people do not have the ability to analyse Feng Shui by themselves, it is advisable to avoid the non-preferred shapes and colours.

In the case when you cannot completely avoid it, for example, the use of a rectangular rug under a rectangular tea table (it would be strange to use a circular rug here), at least stay away from the colours belonging to the Wood, Earth and Fire elements.

That’s all for this Patreon-only Feng Shui newsletter.  See you next time, until then, stay health and happy!

How Could Metal Bells Bring Good Health and Treat Bad Feng Shui

Metal bells have been used by monks to treat prayers’ health problems. This article explains why and how you could do it at home.

Have you ever wondered why there are usually big bronze bells in temples in Japan and China? Apart from religious reasons, these bells could also be justified by Feng Shui theories. Let me tell you why.

Metal is Medicine for Many Feng Shui Problems

According to traditional Feng Shui theories, many bad Feng Shui issues are related to Earth, one of the five elements. For example, among the nine flying stars, the two bad stars have the Earth character.

Wood is the element that “attacks” the Earth element. Should we use Wood to combat Earth? The answer is no. When Wood meets Earth, it is similar to a war between two armies. The Wood may be strong enough to combat Earth but just like all wars, damage would be inevitably caused.

This is why the best treatment to the problems caused by these flying stars is to relieve instead of “attack” them. Earth produces Metal, says the traditional Feng Shui theories. Using metal is just like depleting the Earth element. For this reason, many Feng Shui masters suggest their clients use metal whenever Feng Shui problems arise.

Bronze Bells Could Treat Bad Feng Shui

Traditionally, temples were the place where many people pray for good health. As I mentioned in my last article, it would be difficult to do Feng Shui if the orientation and layout of the house was known. The monks wanted to help but they did not know the orientation and layout of the prayers’ houses. So, the monks placed large bronze bells in the temples, so that payers could ring these bells and get rid of their health problems.

Bronze bells in a temple

How to Use Metal in Modern Homes

If you encounter health problems, you should consult medical doctors. Yet, as an additional way to help, you could consider using metal. Try placing metal bells or wind chimes beside your bed, and make them sound frequently. If your health problem is caused by the flying stars of the Earth element, the power of the metal may improve the Feng Shui.

Small Feng Shui Change Could Bring Big Improvement

A true life example of a client making improvement in health condition just by making a small change at home. The rationale behind is explained.

You think Feng Shui is difficult to apply?  Think again.

This is a recent case.  My client who suffered from migraine for years that she could hardly have restful sleep.  She consulted a few doctors, took medicine as instructed, yet the symptoms were not relieved.

She then turned to alternative treatments.  She tried aroma therapy and acupuncture.  She felt less painful but the problems could not be completely removed.

She was introduced by her friend who was my client. As she lived abroad and could not provide the basic information required, such as floor plans and the orientation of the house measured with a compass, I could not formally offer Feng Shui advices.

Small Changes to Living Environment

Nevertheless, I asked her to at least try to make some changes to her living space. She then moved her bed within her room, from beside the wall to the near the windows.

One month later, she texted me and said her migraine symptoms were much improved. If this could be considered as a success brought by Feng Shui, what actually helped her?

Feng Shui Brings Chi Improvement

Let me explain what difference a simple change in your home settings could bring to the Feng Shui of your home.

According to traditional Feng Shui theories, good and bad Chi (energy) could be found in different directions inside your home. We call these directions “mansions”. Some calculations are required to find out the whereabouts of the good and the bad, all based on measurements by using a compass.

If we could not use a compass, there is no way we accurately tell which mansion is good and which is bad. Yet, by relocating the furniture within your home, you may have moved the furniture from one mansion to another. If a health issue is related to a mansion with bad Chi, moving your bed to another mansion with relatively better Chi could help.

Besides, the orientation of a person lying on the bed also affects the health. Just like your house, your body’s orientation affects how you interacts with the energy in the environment. So, even if you cannot relocate your bed, say the bedroom is too small, try turning yourself 180 degrees, so that your feet (instead of your head) point to the headboard of the bed. This changes your body’s orientation when on bed, and may potentially improve the your Chi.

I would like to remind you that, no body can tell if such simple changes could solve health problems, unless an accurate measurement of the orientation of your home is obtained. Yet, if you suffer from health problems that could not be solved after medical treatment, it may worth to try to make small changes to your living space. Even if it does not work, you could reinstate everything.

Feng Shui Tips – Sharp Edges and Corners

There are many little tweaks that you can apply to your home to make it better. Today I am going to introduce a simple yet important thing, i.e. to avoid sharp edges and corners.

Sharp Corners are Bad Sha

In traditional Feng Shui theories, Sha is how we call bad energy. A very common Sha in modern buildings is sharp edges and corners.

Sharp edges and corners of building
Sharp corner is Feng Shui Sha

In Hong Kong, the city where I live, architects used to avoid sharp corners on the external walls of buildings. The reason was that round corners look better. Besides, pointing a sharp corner to your neighbour was not a friendly act.

Round corner is better

Unfortunately, this is a tradition that is no longer appreciated by modern building designers. Sharp corners do not look good, and they cause bad energy. If you can see a big sharp corner of another building right outside your window, chances are that corner is causing negative effect on the health of your family members.

Sharp Edges are Bad Too

Similarly, sharp edges outside and inside your house are also not good. It is quite common to find beams with sharp edges on the ceiling soffit. This is bad if found in bedroom. Even worse if the beam is located right above your head. Health problem of is prone to be caused.

The Remedies Remedies

So what can you do if you find sharp edges or corners?

Try to cover them up. You may build a false ceiling to hide sharp beams. For sharp corners outside your window, it make good use of window curtains.

Try to avoid sleeping in a room with sharp corners and beams. If it is unavoidable, at least do not allow your bed to be faced by them.

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Who are Your Noble People that Give You Luck?

This article is about noble people who give you luck. In Chinese Astrology, there is a theory that people have different types of energy. If you know what kind of energy you need and you can find out people around you who have this kind of energy, you could get support from them and live your life much easier.

To do this, traditionally we need to know your year, month, day and time of birth to calculate the 8 words (or four pillars) of you. This may not be easy because not all people know their birth time. The calculation also involves the correction of solar time which is quite complicated (and beyond the scope of this simple article).

Here, I present to you a simplier way to find out your noble people by knowing your year of birth only. This method is simple, yet quite reliable. If you can memorize the five combinations I am going to introduce, you could quickly find out the noble people of all your relatives and friends in seconds.

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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 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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2013 Monthly Feng Shui Cures – March

This Feng Shui Cures series is about what you need to do in response to the changing Feng Shui.  Feng Shui is by no means static, it changes over time.  From my FREE 2013 Feng Shui guide you could learn a Feng Shui setting that is good in the Year of Snake.  However, the Flying Stars relocate every month.

This is why this Feng Shui Cures series is published every month.  In these articles I shall tell you exactly what to do to fine-tune the Feng Shui of your living place in response to the changes of Feng Shui every month.  Today, I’m sharing with your the March Feng Shui cures.

These settings are valid from 5 March to 4 April.


March 2013 Feng Shui Cures

Feng Shui Almanac


The yearly “earth” characteristic meets the monthly “earth” characteristic.  The struggle between the two is not good for you.  You should put a piece of red stuff here, such as a red area rug or red wall-hung picture.



The yearly Flying Star 4 meets the monthly Flying Star 9, the “wood” characteristic of the former enhances the “fire” characteristic of the latter.  If your bed is located in the Southeast corner of the house (measured from center) or the entrance door opens into this direction, there may be happy occasions in your family, such as job promotion, new baby, marriage, winning lottery, birthday, etc.  (It certainly depends on your own destiny, though)



Although this is a good direction for the whole year, in this particular month there is a illness-related Flying Star coming to here.  If the bed, kitchen  or entrance door is here, you should put a metallic music box or wind chime (with six tubes), PLUS a glass of water here.

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2013 Monthly Feng Shui Cures – February

Welcome to this regular column, 2013 Monthly Feng Shui Cures.  In this article we shall see the particular Feng Shui cures that are required to fix Feng Shui problems of this month.  Apart from getting rid of bad luck, you will also learn how to implement good Feng Shui for good luck.

Do you know Feng Shui changes every month?  Yes, Feng Shui is about the interaction among time, space and people.  As the time changes Feng Shui changes as well.  Other than the 2013 Feng Shui plan I introduced in the FREE Feng Shui 2013 guide, you are suggested to follow the Feng Shui cures in this article to fine-tune the Feng Shui of your home.

In general, South, Southwest, West, Northwest, North, Northeast and Center are where Feng Shui cures should be implemented, particularly for Southwest, Northeast and Center that are not good for health.  Check out the instructions below for cures.

The instructions below are valid from 4 February 2013 to 5 March 2013, which is the first Feng Shui month of the Year of Snake.


February 2013 Feng Shui Cures



East is where the yearly Flying Star 3 meets the monthly Flying Star 9, the bad effects of Flying Star 3 (quarrels, disputes) are naturally reduced by the Flying Star 9 (happiness).  You could maximize the good effects by placing something red, pink or purple here.  A generally good direction if the entrance door, bed or kitchen is here.



Southeast is a good direction for study, because the Flying Stars 1 and 4 meets here.  This direction is best used for placing the desk here for students, as well as people who work at home.  If your cubicle/seat/desk is located in the Southeast of the whole office, this is also a good direction of the month.



This is a direction where “fire” fights against “metal”, so it is not good for health, particularly related to head, stomach, digestive system and lung.  To solve this problem, you should place a big stone in this direction.



This is a direction of “double earth” in this month, however, both sickness and wealth would become stronger.  I’m sure that you only want wealth but not sickness, so if the entrance door, bed or kitchen is located here, you should place a metallic music box here, and make it sound often.  Alternatively, you can place a metallic wind chime here with six tubes.



The monthly Flying Star 4 is attacked by the yearly Flying Star 7, you should place a glass of water here to enhance your finance as well as improve study (for students) or work (for white-collars).



This is a direction not good for health because of injury or accident.  If the entrance door, bed or kitchen is located here, you should place a glass of water here.



The yearly “water” Flying Star is enhanced by the monthly “metal” star, which is good for wealth as well as happiness.  There could be good things to happen if the entrance door or bedroom is located in this direction.



Similar to Southwest, this direction is also a “double earth” one that would make wealth and sickness goes up at the same time.  The Feng Shui cure is the same, put a metallic music box or wind chime here.



Again, a “double earth” place in this month.  Avoid having any construction/building/repair works here, so that the bad effects would not be triggered.


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2013 Feng Shui Cures – January

Do you know Feng Shui changes every month?  And combined with the yearly Flying Star disposition, the good/bad effects may be doubled!

Starting this year, I’ll start a 2013 Feng Shui cures section, where I’ll provide monthly Feng Shui design tips according to the monthly Flying Star disposition.  I’ll tell you where are the good directions of the month and what you should do to capture the positive energy.  I’ll also tell you what directions to avoid.  The current month’s Feng Shui cures are exclusive to my Feng Shui Master Class members, if you have not yet joined us, click here!

NOTE: The content of this post is valid through 3 February 2013.


January 2013 Feng Shui

East is where the yearly Study Star 4 meets the monthly Relationship Star 1.  This direction is good for study and examination.  If you need to attend an examination in this month, you should study in this direction of the room or place the desk here.

Southeast is where two bad Flying Stars meets, if unfortunately your house’s door, bedroom or kitchen is in this direction, you should put something with metal and water characteristics here, such as a music box and a glass of water.

South is good for interpersonal relationship as well as wealth, it’s nice if the door or bedroom is here.

Southwest is where where the yearly Flying Star 3 comes, it should be a direction of disputes.  However, the monthly Flying Star 9 arrives here in this month, so it reduces the bad effect of the Flying Star 3 and bring happiness.  So you don’t need to alter the Feng Shui here.

West is a “double-earth” direction in this month, so bad health may appear if the bed, door or kitchen is here.  The solution is the same as Southeast.

Northwest could be a bad direction with the implication of loss of wealth, and adding the monthly Flying Star 4 may mean bad health and injury.  You should put a glass of water, aquarium or water feature here.

North is similar to West because it is also a “double-earth” direction with Flying Star 2 involved.  You need to do the same as in Southeast and West if the bed, kitchen or door is located here.

Northeast is where “fire” and “metal” characteristics combat, so you need to put a stone here.

Center is also not a good direction.  If in the unlikely case your bed or door in located right in the middle of the house, you should place a glass of water or a vase with water here.

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