Your Dog Year Lifestyle

The Year of the Dog began on February 16th 2018. The energy influences for 2018 are Yang Earth over Yang Earth, earth being the Dog’s element, which is also an energy. One would think that two dogs would create a healthy friendship, but they can also create huge challenges. 2016 was the Monkey. The energy was yang fire over metal, which influenced unpredictability and surprises, a nudge to take a risk and try something different. 2017 energy was the Rooster. This energy was yin fire over metal, being, amongst many other things, a wake-up call to get moving, optimistically, in …

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Feng Shui Your Car #5

Feng Shui Your Car #5 is about car parking. Don’t park your car facing your home. As the car turns to face your home, it directs sha chi towards it from the bonnet and the headlights. Sha chi is particularly potent when aimed at your front door. Sha chi is an unpleasant, attacking type of energy and can create discomfort for the occupants and unhealthy energy moving through the home via the front door. Back into your driveway if possible and park the car facing away from your home to avoid the sha and so that you are not in …

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Feng Shui Your Car #3

Open your windows and breathe. Inhale that life-giving chi, full of oxygen and negative ions which help to clear the air and your lungs of harmful airborne particles such as bacteria, viruses, odours, dust, mould spores and more. The inside of the car is a small space and the air is quickly robbed of its vital energy. If the car is new, it can also be full of chemical pollutants which leach out from the new fabric and works of the car. Do you ever arrive at your destination feeling a little lethargic, out of sorts, low or lifeless? You …

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Colours Of Feng Shui

Feng Shui is about creating a balanced flow of energy in your surroundings. You are a reflection of the type of energy flowing around you, because you absorb it. So, balance in your personal surroundings brings balance into your body and life. With balance come optimum conditions for healing to begin, whether in your health, relationships, career, opportunities or any other life area. Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal make up everything that exists, from a rock to a leaf to a person. Each element is linked to a colour, life area, and compass sector. Placing the right colours in each compass sector of your home creates balance.  Colours can be in the …

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Feng Shui Your Car #2

Having clutter-cleared your car (Feng Shui Your Car #1) now clean the windows, inside and outside, so that a continuous flow of auspicious chi can enter, flow around inside the car, then exit. Chi can’t come and go effectively through dirty windows. It needs to flow well through the windows, otherwise the energy inside your car will become stale and stuck, and end up affecting you in a similar way, because you absorb the chi around you. You may feel sluggish, or not moving ahead in your life, or suffer mild congestive health issues or other stuck conditions. So let the chi …

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Feng Shui & Clutter Clearing Work Together

Feng Shui struggles around clutter. Feng Shui wants to move you forward. Clutter holds you back. Its stale energy lingers in the atmosphere. Absorbing it is bad for you. Energy levels, decision-making and health can all suffer. It can make you feel ‘stuck’ and going nowhere in your life. In Feng Shui, the floor plan of your home is divided up into eight compass sectors, and each of these relates to an area of your life. Clutter in SouthWest (your Relationships sector) can stifle relationships, stop them moving forward or create relationship problems. In East (the Health sector) clutter can influence congestive health problems like chest infection, …

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Healthy Front Door

The front door is one of the most important areas of the home. This is where healthy chi energy from outside enters and flows around the whole home, nourishing all rooms and spaces. How chi travels towards the front door, what it meets when it arrives there and how it enters are important. Its journey can make it tired, depressed, angry and unhealthy, or it can make it happy, energised, balanced and healthy. Here are some tips for attracting healthy chi to your front door and into your home: Chi must meander It gets angry rushing along a straight path …

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Feng Shui Way with Brenda Martin

Wake Up In The Rooster Year 2017

The Year of the Rooster on January 28th is the start of the Chinese New Year. The energy influences for 2017 are Yin Fire over Metal, metal being the rooster’s element/energy. Fire and Metal clash, and the 2016 yang fire and metal monkey clash brought the energy of unpredictability and surprises, taking a risk and trying something different. 2017 yin fire and metal rooster energy gives us a wake-up call to get moving, but in a more calculated, methodical and practical manner. Rooster energy gives a sense of optimism, strength, leadership, collaboration and communication, while the yin fire kindles around it, …

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Feng Shui Way with Brenda Martin

Feng Shui Is For Keeps

I once sat next to a BBC reporter at a dinner.  He was disappointed not to receive a quick feng shui diagnosis over the main course, followed by treatment over dessert. He asked me discreetly if our Host’s dining-room needed feng shui, then asked if I could help him to feel better, as he was lacking energy and generally feeling unwell. I did wonder if he would have asked a doctor or lawyer for some quick advice over a semi-formal dinner. I explained that I would need compass readings and special analyses for the dining-room, which take time. For his problems …

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Feng Shui Hell In A Hotel Room

I wonder how many people walk out of this hotel room feeling ill, nervous, shattered and spooked. Some years ago I had my worst night’s sleep ever in this room. I had to check in quickly and rush off to a meeting which ended late at night. When I returned, I was desperate to drop into bed and sleep. I had no time to do a Feng Shui on the room apart from covering the television and the full length mirror on the door. During the night I felt hyperactive and slightly ill. A sense of foreboding made me feel …

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