On an energy level, this “spring cleaning” stirs up and activates multiple areas in your house that relate to your “personal life destiny” – opening up the space and creating room to bring in new opportunities. For each of us based on our date of birth, there is an area for health, friends, romance, marriage, career and financial success. Because these areas are based primarily on your date of birth, they are in a different directions from person to person and consequently from house to house. What works for you, may not work for your spouse, or for your children. Here are tips to improve your Feng Shui house.
Feng Shui, as you know, deals with life-force energy (Qi). There are many levels of life-force energy in a building, all interacting together: There is the energy of the building, the energy of the year (month and day), the energy of other buildings, streets, cars surrounding the building, and the energy of all the people living and working inside said building.
So, when a Feng Shui master performs a consultation, he or she has to take into consideration all of these levels and make suggestions that are not only aesthetically pleasing and financially reasonable, but mostly acknowledge these complex energetic dynamics, because Feng Shui is not just a matter of good design. The Feng Shui Master understands what is causing the problem on an energy level, or having negative effects on your life, and give you directions on how to mitigate adverse energy and activate favorable energy.
There are multiple ways that you can boost the energy in your house or office. The simplest is to do a thorough spring cleaning. It is never too late (or too early) to reorganize your house and your life. The simple process of going through your belongings and identifying what is no longer useful or important to you and getting rid of it is highly liberating on a psychological level. It helps you to refocus and clear your slate so that you can then create new things to look forward and create in your life.
On an energy level, this “spring cleaning” stirs up and activates multiple areas in your house that relate to your “personal life destiny” – opening up the space and creating room to bring in new opportunities. For each of us based on our date of birth, there is an area for health, friends, romance, marriage, career and financial success. Because these areas are based primarily on your date of birth, they are in a different directions from person to person and consequently from house to house.
Again, what works for you, may not work for your spouse, or for your children.
Hence, the practice of doing a thorough house cleaning will ensure you hit all of these areas for everybody.
Few years ago, I had a client who became depressed after being laid off from work. To take her mind off of her financial struggle, she decided to give her house a once-over, cleaning the entire house with the exception of the storage room in the back (where she never spent any time).
Later, during one of my classes, she found out that that room was in a direction that related to her own date of birth and her Chinese astrological sign. This part of the house corresponded to her personal energy: The stagnant and cluttered space contributed to her own stagnation and frustration.
After the class, she went home and decided to reorganize the storage room, and, in the process, she began spending much more time there. Soon, while still in the process in fact, she had some interesting business ideas and decided to transform this room into her office (she moved her stored belongings, now organized in numbered plastic containers, into a separate storage unit).
She had barely gotten her computer situated on a new desk, when the phone rang with her first important business contact. Then another, and another. The energy was definitely flowing! She has since developed her own manufacturing and import business and has left the corporate world behind.
Below, I have listed the direction corresponding to each sign (in Chinese astrology), so that you can identify the section of your house that corresponds to your own sign (some directions are associated with more than one sign).
DOG ——— NorthWest
PIG ———- NorthWest
So what do you do next?
Step1 : Identify the area of the house that corresponds to your birth animal. It could be a corner, or it could be a middle section of a room or wall. I recommend using a compass to make sure you identify the correct magnetic direction.
Step2: Clean and organize the area, removing all clutter. It doesn’t matter if it is a bedroom, bathroom, closet, or pantry. That section relates to you personally, so any chaos in there is going to manifest as chaos in your life, too.
Step 3: Any redecoration of this area is going to give a further boosting to your own personal life as well. This is recommended especially if you’re going through hard times and everything seems particularly bad. Redecoration doesn’t have to be major; it can be as simple as changing the linens, painting a wall, or rearranging the furniture.
Step 4: Make sure this area is well lit at all times. Light is Yang and intensifies the energy, boosting it up even more.
Step 5:If the area of your house corresponding to your birth sign is missing, don’t panic: You can go through the same process with the corresponding section of your bedroom. For example: If you are a Tiger and the North East section of the house is missing, locate the North East section of your bedroom and boost the energy there, as described above. This works particularly well for apartments.
Step 6: If you live in a house, you can clean and de-clutter both inside the house and the corresponding area in the garden just outside. If this section of the house is missing, create a sitting area (complete with light) outside, in the space where the missing corner would have been, to activate it.
Step 7: I recommend that this cleaning, de-cluttering, and organizing be done on a regular basis, so that the energy never stagnates. In fact, I actually recommend you do this throughout house at least once a year, preferably in the spring, since spring is when the Life-force energy of the New Year begins and is at its strongest. That way, you’ll maximize the positive changes that you can make in your environment and in your personal life.
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