warning. this will be the longest ass posting todate.
I have gone to my book shelf and dusted off one of my feng shui books.
As I have indicated here a few times, I currently am using compass feng shui in my house. I started off in form and then switched to compass. I had a couple of feng shui consultants in both.
Oh, yeah and as I always like to say in the middle of these threads, I'm NOT a practitioner. I just play one on TV.
But my point is I thought it was time to get a tune up and share some of it. Because I too am always learning. And I always encourage everyone here to find the books that resonate for you. And dig in and find what works.
okay that is my disclaimer.
Now back to the grid. Divide you house into 9 equal squares.
The axis of this grid is your front door. So your front door needs to come in number 7, 8 or 9.
So, here is the feng shui book from form school that I think is really clear and easy to understand with clear examples and remedies. And to me this is a great way to introduce yourself to think 'feng shui'.
I think it is a good jumping off point. I don't say it is the whole megillah but I think it has a lot of good data:
The Western Guide to Feng Shui for Prosperityhttp://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books
by the way, this is not to be confused with this book:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books
The Western Guide to Feng Shui: Creating Balance, Harmony, and Prosperity in Your Environment
This might be a perfectly fine book. I just don't have it and can't say one thing or the other about it. I am only putting it here so it is not confused with the first book. They both have prosperity in it.
Okay so now onto another book and the whole reason for this posting. Today I was giving someone some feng shui notes on form school and I went ahead and took down this book....and dusted it off..http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-
The Western Guide to Feng Shui: Room by Room
and here are a few notes to share from it. it is not verbatim so there is no copywrite thingy.. but just to give everyone a good heads up.
#1 wealth and abundance
Water features which has the water moving is encouraged. wind chimes and prayer flags and banners that symbolically call in wealth and prosperity. beloved possessions, and collections that are literally valuable.
Posters paitings and photographs of the things you'd like to buy or experience.
the book says all blues, purples and some reds... I also know gold hightlights like frames etc, are ideal for this corner.
quotes and affimations related to gratitude, welath and prosperity.
You should put up symbols of your accomplishments, such as diplomas, awards and certificates or trophies.
should have pleasant lighting.
artwork that depicts people or animals.
items that are made from animals, leather, faux-fur, feathers, bone and wool.
images of people you respect.
symbols of your goals for the future.
objects or patterns that are triangular or conical in shape.
all subtle and bright and deep shades of red.
sayings quotes and affirmaton relating to integrity and to your fame and reputation.
things to put up...artwork portraying romance and love. No kidding.
pairs of things, such as candlesticks, flowers, books and statues.
mementos from romantic experiences
favorite photographs of you or you and your true love
items in reds, pinks and white.
quotes, sayings and affirmation on love and romance.
#4 Family bagua
Okay, here is where it is a little different than my understanding or my own knowledge. this particular book indicates this quadrant is health & family.
All my other sources say this is family.
Here is where you want your healthy plants.
In this quadrant
fresh flowers is significant, the book indicates, dried and silk flowers with bright appearance.
artwork depicting your concept of ideal health.
artworkdepicting a happy family
garden landscape artwork.
anything made from wood such as tables, chairs, bowls.
Pillars, columns and pedestals.
photos of family and family of friends.
blues and greens.
floral prints and stripes including linens, wallpaper and uphostery.
quotes, sayings and affimations concerning honesty and forgiveness.
#5 Center square Health
This particular book does not work with yellow as the color for the center bagua.
But all my other books do as well as my form and my compass school feng shui practitioners.
So, with that in mind, I would say yellow in this room. Again, like what I indicated up in family health, applies to this room, at least the health part. Healthy plants. Etc. Flowers, things that are bright and cheery. Photos or posters of things that remind you of good health what ever that would be.
I would keep this area clear of clutter!
children and creativity.
art or objects that are especially creative, whimsical, playful, colorful or that stimulate your creative juices.
toys, dolls and stuffed animals that bring you joy.
however, note, if this is the master bedroom you should not overwhelm the room with the toys, just a tidbit here and there. If there is too much child stuff it can bring out the immaturity of the relationship. I had a friend that had too many dolls in her bedroom and her husband treated her like a doll. no kidding.
photographs of children, along with anything children made by hand.
circular and oval shapes.
items made from metal.
items in white and light pastels.
quotes, sayings and affirmations that apply to joy, children and creativity.
This corner is the area of knowledge and self cultivation.
in that area you should put books, tapes or other material that you are currently studying.
art work that portrays mountains or quite places such as meditation or gardens. Pictures or photos of people you consider wise. items in black blue or green.
mediatiitive or inspriation sayings or quotes or affirmations.
great for bookcases and books. Globes, etc.
This is good for water features such as aquarium, fountains etc. however looking out the front door the fountain should be on the left side. Not the right side. (as I recall from my FS consultant)
any artwork or photos depicting water, pools, lakes or streams might be nice near the door.
any image or object that symbolizes your career.
And of course, mirrors, crystal glass things. Items which are black or very dark blue or dark tones.
quotes or sayings, affirmations related to courage and following your path.
again, keep it clutter free. Let the energy flow in. Frequently this is where the front door is located if so, make sure there is nothing blocking the front door entrance. Big heavy piece of furniture. Etc.
Anyway, think of something that would be appropriate for your career.
Helpful people and travels and angels. (I forgot about travel, glad I dusted the book off)
This is the area where you would put religious or spiritual figures you love sunch as angels, saints, goddesses, teacher etc.
objects that have personal spiritual associations, such as rosary crystal or book of prayers photograpshe of people who have been helpful to you such as mentors teachers relatives, art posters and collages of places you'd like to visit or live.
quotes or sayings or affirmations on miracles, heavenly experiences, synchronicity.
This is where I have put photos of dead friends or family members and asked for a little help from the other side.