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Happy New Year! Even if you’ve ignored annual Feng Shui tips in the past, 2013 is definitely the year to pay attention. This year you will tangibly experience the effects of the energy around you – whether you do something about it or not!

2013 is a super-charged year. Once every 9 years, the Feng Shui energies return to their primary positions, which means the energy of each direction is doubled. Simply stated, an area in your home or office that is inherently strong becomes stronger, and one that is inherently weak becomes weaker. It is a big year to move ahead…or fall behind.

Flying Star Feng Shui uses the calendar year, along with the directions of the compass, to determine the energy of a space. The result is an energy “grid” that you can overlay on your home or office to determine its stronger and weaker areas. By knowing and working with this information, you can maximize your good luck, while at the same time minimizing any obstacles to reaching your goals.

In a personalized Feng Shui analysis, I do an in-depth, customized reading of your space, and make specific recommendations about how best to arrange it from year to year. But for those who have not received a customized analysis, here are general Feng Shui recommendations which will help you to capitalize on the good energy of 2013, while reducing the weaknesses.

To work with these tips, you will want to determine where each compass direction falls in your space.

THE CENTER: A chance of accidents or illness.
This year the center is very weak. We will need to take extra precautions to protect our health and well being.
Remedy with METAL
 Metal can be furniture, lighting, accessories made of chrome, iron, stainless steel or brass. Ideally, try to add “moving” metal this year, such as a clock with swinging metal pendulum, a metal ceiling fan or standing fan, or a hanging metal mobile
 Best colors are white, silver, gray or gold.
 This will make the area safer, but it will not totally eliminate the weakness.
 Avoid this area for sleeping or working.

EAST: Increased potential of legal issues, or possible theft.
If you have a door in this area, take extra precautions such as a good lock, etc.
Remedy with FIRE
 Fire can be red candles, a fireplace, or a lamp with a red shade.
 Best colors are red, hot pink and purple.
 Adding Fire will make the area stronger for business growth.

SOUTHEAST: Strong for romance, academics, spiritual pursuits and creativity.
This is a great place for a bedroom, study or meditation room.
Strengthen this good energy with WATER
 Water can be a fountain, aquarium, images of water in artwork.
 Best colors are blue or black.

SOUTH: Great for fame, good PR and attracting romance.
A wonderful location for an office, dining room, or bedroom.
Enhance with WOOD
 Living plants and flowers are good “living wood” element.
 Best colors are green and blue.

SOUTHWEST: This area is weak for health and relationships in 2013.
Take care with existing relationships, as things might get stressful.
Remedy with METAL
 Ideally try to add “moving” metal such as a metal clock with swinging pendulum, a metal ceiling fan or standing fan, or a hanging metal mobile.
 This will help sooth the energy, but will not totally change it.
 It would be best if your master bedroom is not located in this area.

WEST: Challenging for business this year.
There is the strong possibility of competition in your workplace. However, there is the chance for big breakthroughs in career as well.
Remedy with WATER
 Water can be a fountain, aquarium, images of water in artwork.
 Best colors are blue or black
 This remedy can help reduce the aggressive energy and support a real breakthrough.

NORHTWEST: This area is doubly good for wealth and power this year.
A great location for an office or front door.
Enhance with WATER (see “West” for suggestions).

NORTH: Strong for all activities, good for romance, fame and wealth.
In general, it is a great space. However, if you are in a committed relationship, be careful of extramarital involvement, as it is strong for attracting other people (wanted or unwanted).
Enhance with METAL
 Accents and accessories in brass, chrome, stainless steel or iron.
 Colors are gray, white, silver or gold

NORTHEAST: Super powerful! This area has the best feng shui energy possible!
Good luck and abundance for all activities – make sure to use this space. One note of caution: there is a slight chance of losing money on risky investments. Be very careful with new ventures.
Remedy and enhance with FIRE
 Candles, a lamp with a red shade, fireplace.
 Best colors are red, fuchsia or purple.

Check back here throughout the month of February for more information about the powerful Year of the Snake.

May these Feng Shui recommendations enhance your life and help you achieve all of your goals!


1 Ingridh26 { 02.12.13 at 7:07 am }

Hello what’s the best way to find the locations within your home?

2 Reiko Gomez { 02.26.13 at 5:26 pm }

Hi Ingrid, the simple answer is: a compass. Buy an inexpensive compass and find out where north is in your house. You can determine all the other directions from there. When I work with clients, I take a floor plan of their house and draw a large “tic-tac-toe” pattern over it. There are eight directions and a center square. Each square of the pattern represents a direction (North, Northeast, East, and so on). If you do this, you can then apply my feng shui tips to the correct area of your house!

3 Reiko Gomez { 08.12.13 at 10:56 am }

Hi Ingrid, please see my answer, above. Thanks!

4 AnateresasosaGirls { 02.19.13 at 11:51 pm }

Thank you so much…how do I find out where my se. Ne nw and all the different location are?

5 Reiko Gomez { 02.26.13 at 5:19 pm }

Hi! Thanks for the question. The best way to find the directions is to use a simple compass.

6 Reiko Gomez { 08.12.13 at 10:55 am }

Hi, the best way to do it is to use a simple compass. Stand outside of your front door with your back to the door, and place the compass in the open palm of your hand. Rotate it until the arrow lines up with North. Then see where that falls in relationship to your house. From there, you can figure out all the other directions. (I do a more complex compass reading for my feng shui consultations, but a simple reading is fine for the basic recommendations I have given here.) Let me know how it goes!

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