Friday, November 19, 2010

Feng Shui and Expenses - Water Element

Water is considered very auspicious in Feng shui. In fact it is termed as wealth and has to be taken and used carefully. Leakages and choked drains must not be taken lightly. Immediate repairing of leaking pipes helps to stop out flow of cash as unnecessary expenses.
Many people go on increasing their wealth but still the expenses go on increasing more than that. They are always in a tight spot regarding finance. On questioning and survey of their house most of the times it is seen that the water structures are weak. Either they have leaking pipes and continuous drip of water or the toilet is situated  under the finance and career area. Most of the problems regarding finance come down to this element which if not in harmony leads to undue financial pressures.
What if the career area or any other falls in this area. Well think according to the elements of that area. If it is south keep a tall plant to opposite the force of the big drain. If it is in south area try to balance the fire element using red decorative ornaments to recharge the place. Hanging a mirror also helps reduce the negative imapct of the toilet. Leakages and dripping pipes, rusted or broken water fixtures must be immediately repaired. Try to keep the drains and toilet lid always covered.
If any water structure is situated in career area always keep it clean and avoid stagnating water. Keep small fish tank to recharge this area for better job and career opportunities.One can also hang  paintings having water for great opportunities and increased wealth. Care must be taken to avoid water features in certain areas which are opposite of this element.
(Happy Spaces - Painting Image by Mrs. Rizwana A.Mundewadi).

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Feng Shui the Main Door

Feng Shui places a lot of importance on  the main door. The main door is considered the mouth or opening for the positivity and energy or 'CHI' to enter the home. If the main door has good feng shui then the inamtes of the home are happy, healthy and refreshed by entering the home. They get good sleep and are relaxed and comfortable. Also other people feel happy to be around such people. Whereas if the door has bad feng shui then the inmates suffer from health problems, financial problems and also sometimes seperation of spouses.and drain of energy.
When you notice different doors an attractive and clean door always leads us to enter the house. So it is with 'chi' or positive energy. Even this energy is attracted to move into the house and if the door is cluttered then it does not get place to enter the home and returns back.Always keep the front door clean and clutter free. Never keep shoes and slippers lying near the front door. Free the entarnce from shoe rack and other junk materials. Keep the front door attractive and in easy opening motion. The door must always open to the inside of the home. Some people even paint their main door red to make it attractive. But it is advisable to paint the main door according to the direction it is placed in following the  feng shui principles. A green and healthy plant will always enrich the environment and also make the front door attractive and appealing.
One can also hang wind chimes and other decorative hangings over the main door to make it attractive and inviting. Glass hangings are the best as they also reflect negative energies back from the main door.
Also consider hanging religious symbols if you are comfortable with it over the door for protection. Symbols that represent growth and protection can be placed above or on side of the main door. Put the name plate and flat number of the owner in bright colour as also light up the main door so that it is visible during the night.
In very simple words keep the door clean and attractive. Every one has different tastes and selections for decorating so always go with your personal choices rather than on someone else's advice. See what you are confortable with. Many feng shui consultants advice placements of symbols and cures which are overly priced but the clients go in for this to get their main door feng shuid. See what suits your own personality and nature otherwise I have seen many individuals who constantly see the hung symbols and feel uncomfortable and negativity but still continue having them because some one else said so!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Feng Shui Practical Workable Cures for the South or Fame Area

The fame area according to the map of Feng Shui is located in the south. This can be calculated using the indicator compass for directions. All the directions are divided into eight parts. East, West, North, South, North east, North west, South east and South west. The house can be thought of as a square area and these directions located.
Fame 

Usually we go in for decorating the house according to our likes of artifacts and furniture. Sometimes it is observed that the new home or the new renovation brings about negative influence on our career and name. If it is observed according to Feng Shui usually the problem points to the fame and career area. The south area is the fame area which when positively charged leads to prosperity and good name in the work or business of the family members. Whereas if there is a bathroom or major drainage or leakages in this area it leads to person getting bad reputation and major losses in business.
If there is such a problem it is best to relocate the bathroom as this is the major hole where all the money goes down the drain. As it is Feng shui promotes to always keep the toilet lid closed and drains covered. If this is not possible consider growing a big plant that moves upward, is strong and balances the wood aspect for the south area. Keep the door of the toilet always closed. Hang big mirrors and place a very good scenery of mountains and green plants that help to focus on the positive image. Leakages must be immediately repaired and drainage pipes can be concealed by a painting or some artifact or sculpture that leads the eye away from the negative image. If there is water kept in this area please move it to some other direction, better in the north to improve the career and opportunities area.
Red coloured objects or paintings of flowers and green plants can enhance the positivity of this area. Also consider hanging your certificates and honours on the south wall for more improvement and progress in career and also recognition in your field. Try lighting a small candle or diya to remove the negative influences of poison arrows in this area. Please consider the safety of the family and environment before following any cures.
All the Best from Rizwana!
Birth Stones Chart
Main Entrance Feng Shui
Golden Good Luck Painting

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Plants as a Cure in Feng Shui

(Photo by Mrs. Rizwana A.Mundewadi)
Plants are a healthy way to enliven our living space and freshen up the atmosphere. Ever wondered that these same plants have an important role in clearing negative energy and blocking poison arrows. Negativity coming from neighbouring environment or noisy neighbours can be blocked by placing tall and foliage plants near our entrance. The plants lead our visual contact to them and thus we avoid the negativity coming towards us.
Remember that tall plants must not be a hindrance in the main door way. Consider even spiky plants that are a no-no in Feng shui but are proved to be the best cures to ward of evil energies. The thorns and spikes absorb the negative energy from the environment. Never keep thorny plants very close to self as any one may get hurt. Placing plants under a beam helps to balance the energy in the room. Never sleep or sit under a beam. Plants must not be used in bedroom as is mentioned by many Feng Shui experts. I feel small ornamental show plants can be placed to give a fresh outlook to our vision. May be it would be best to avoid big pots and plants as water and mud may become a breed of mosquitoes.
Plants can be placed anywhere and everywhere ..just keep in mind the utility of the place and the size of pot along with the plant.
Many wholesalers nowadays sell contemporary pots and ornamental plants that can enliven our environment. For using plants as a cure in Feng Shui think COLOUR and try to balance according to the map of five elements. For the children's study room if it faces the outside road or noisy peeping neighbopurs plants can be placed to block the noise and prying eyes of the outsiders. Even placing spiky plants helps to block negativity coming from drainage pipes and unpleasant views from the window.
Just go ahead and plant some good greenery around and in your house and do your bit for the environment!