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Feng Shui Tips for 2016 the Year of the Monkey

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The year of the monkey holds the promise of high energy, exciting new opportunities, and a lot of fun. But along with all that excitement comes the possibility of volatility or instability. Take advantage of potential windfalls and reduce uncertainty by applying some simple Feng Shui to your space.

With each Chinese New Year, there is an annual Feng Shui energy shift that affects all homes and offices. By making minor changes to your environment, you can maximize the stronger area and remedy any weak spots, making your home or office a supportive environment in which to pursue your personal and professional goals.

FENG SHUI TIPS FOR YOUR HOME AND BUSINESS THIS YEAR

OVERVIEW:

The North, the Southeast and Southwest sections of your home or office are incredibly strong in 2016. Spend time in these areas to support money, love and creativity.

But be careful of the Northeast, the Northwest, and Center of your space. These areas can be weak for health, possible theft or accidents. See below for simple remedies to improve these areas, and ensure your environment supports you in all areas of life.

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Below are Nine Feng Shui Tips, corresponding to the eight compass directions, plus the center of the space. Where possible, try to use the suggested element for each area. But if that is impossible or impractical, use the color which corresponds to that element.

CENTER OF THE HOME OR BUSINESS:

Slight chance of illness in 2016. Some obstacles may show up, but ultimately resolution will prevail. Could be good for property, investments, wealth.

REMEDY and strengthen health with METAL. Furnishings made of stainless steel, iron, or brass. Best colors are gold, silver, gray or white.

EASTERN SECTION:

Strong for growing a business, any sales related work, and receiving honors, fame. A good location for an office.

ENHANCE with living PLANTS or flowers, or images of trees in artwork. Best color is green.

SOUTHEAST SECTION:

Very good for creative work and gaining fame, a good place to write, paint, sing, etc. Also good for romance – but for those in committed relationships, be careful not to attract a romance with someone outside the relationship.

ENHANCE this area with WATER such as a fountain or images of water. Best colors are blue and black.

SOUTH SECTION:

This area can be great for money, but money won through very hard work. However, with the suggested element, this area can attract wealth more easily and be a good office location.

REMEDY: Make this space great for abundance by adding EARTH. Items made of crystal, ceramic or stone, or colors tan, brown, yellow or orange.

SOUTHWEST SECTION:

Extremely strong for wealth, investments, and real estate. It can also be good for single people wishing to meet someone special. A bedroom in this area of the house will be good for romance.

ENHANCE: With FIRE element. Lit candles, a fireplace, images of fire or colors red, hot pink or purple.

WEST SECTION:

This area is weak for creativity and romance in 2016. However, when you apply the remedy it can completely reverse this energy, making it quite strong for people working in the arts, as well as good for relationships.

REMEDY: Add WATER, such as a fountain, aquarium, bowl of water, or images of water in artwork. Best colors are blue or black.

NORTHWEST SECTION:

There is a likelihood of theft, arguments, and legal issues. However, like the section noted above, these obstacles can be completely remedied with the right element, making the space quite good for business and money.

REMEDY: Add WATER here, a fountain, aquarium, bowl of fresh water, images of water or colors blue or black.

NORTH SECTION:

Strong area for starting a new business, applying for a new job, or getting a promotion at work. Good for increasing money in general. A great office or front door location.

ENHANCE: With METAL items made of brass, steel, iron, copper, etc. Best colors are gold, silver, gray or white.

NORTHEAST SECTION:

Take caution here – there is a good chance of accidents or health issues if no remedy is applied. Not a good location for an office. If your bedroom falls in this area, make sure to apply the remedy.

REMEDY: With MOVING METAL, such as a metal clock with a swinging pendulum, a hanging metal mobile, a moving metal sculpture, or a wind chime. Best colors are gold, silver, white or gray.

May the year of the Monkey fill you with enthusiasm, delight, and great abundance!

Reiko

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February 8, 2016   No Comments

Feng Shui Tips for the Year of the Goat

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FENG SHUI TIPS FOR YOUR HOME AND BUSINESS THIS YEAR

Happy New Year! Each year there is an annual Feng Shui energy that affects all buildings. By making some minor changes to your space you can maximize the stronger areas and remedy any weak spots, making your space a supportive environment in which to pursue your personal and professional goals.

Below are Nine Feng Shui Tips, corresponding to the eight compass directions, plus the center of the space. Where possible, try to use the suggested element for each area. But if that is impossible or impractical, use the color which corresponds to that element.

CENTER of your Space:

A mixed energy this year. It is strong for business development, expansion, and sales.

It is weak for possible robbery, arguments, legal issues and gossip.

Remedy the weakness by adding “Fire” element. This could come in the form of lit candles, a lamp with a red shade, or the colors red, purple or pink in artwork, rug and accessories.

EAST section:

Very good for fame, business promotion and expansion, and sales. No need to remedy the space, but you could enhance the good energy with “Water” element. A fountain, aquarium, images of water in artwork, or the colors blue or black in furnishings or accessories would be helpful.

SOUTHEAST section:

In 2015 this is a weaker area for health, as well as stress in relationships. If you have a bedroom or front door in this area, it will be important to remedy it. You can do that by adding “Wood and Water” elements. This will improve health and strengthen romance.

Wood can be represented with living plants or flowers or the color green. Water can be a fountain, aquarium, images of water in artwork, or the colors blue or black in furnishings or accessories.

SOUTH section:

While strong for business, there is the possibility of fire-related accidents. Take common sense precautions (fire alarm, extinguisher etc.). Remedy the area by adding an “Earth” element, which will reduce fires and further enhance the good energy of this area.  The remedy will also make the South a strong space for socializing. Earth can be natural crystals or items made of crystal, stone, marble or ceramic. Best colors are tan, brown, yellow or orange.

SOUTHWEST section:

Great area for wealth, love and fame. This area is especially good for romance and having a baby! Therefore, it’s an excellent area for a bedroom. Enhance with “Fire” element such as lit candles, a lamp with a red shade, or the colors pink, purple or red in accessories or artwork.

WEST section:

This is very weak area for most activities. There is a risk to health and a strong likelihood of obstacles that will slow down personal or professional progress. If your front door, office, or bedroom is in this area, make sure to fully neutralize the energy with the recommended elements: “Metal and Water”.

Water in a metal bowl is ideal. This could also be a metal water fountain or aquarium. Other options can be metal furniture or accessories in chrome, brass, iron or steel, or colors silver, gold, white or gray. And water can also be represented by images of water in artwork or colors blue or black.

NORTHWEST section:

This could be a weak area for creative work such as writing, painting, etc. However, with the addition of the recommended element for this year – “Water” – the NW becomes strong for creativity and romance. Water can be an aquarium, a fountain, images of water in artwork, or colors blue or black.

NORTH section:

Wonderful for love, wealth, fame and abundance of all kinds. Try to use this area for key activities or as an entry door if possible.  Enhance with “Earth” or “Water”. Earth can be natural crystals or items made of crystal, stone, marble or ceramic. Best colors are tan, brown, yellow or orange. Water can be an aquarium, a fountain, images of water in artwork, or colors blue or black.

NORTHEAST section:

A great location for business since it supports growing business and becoming an authority in your field. A great location for a home office. Enhance with “Metal” which can be metal furniture or accessories in chrome, brass, iron or steel, or colors silver, gold, white or gray.

The above recommendations are general suggestions, and while they are certainly useful, their effectiveness is greatly enhanced by having an advanced Feng Shui analysis.  I offer consultations to help you take advantage of the great untapped energy in your space.

May the soothing year of the Goat grace you with easeful success, and may you have a happy and joyous year ahead!

All the best,

Reiko

February 18, 2015   No Comments