Closets in Feng Shui

by Vikki Anderson

What can we do with closets, you may ask?  You can do a lot of great things with them, so read and learn.

First, I would de-clutter.  I know, you knew I was going to say that.  It’s true…anything that hasn’t fit you or that you may not like any longer, it is time to give to friends, family or a charity.  The Lupus Foundation (Lupus.org) will pick up your clothing from your home and use the money for research.  You can arrange the pickup date on line, so how easy is that?  Keep the clothes you like, want and fit into and start from there.

Everything should immediately be taken off of the top shelf. We usually throw junk up there that is rarely used.  Because the closet’s top shelf in Feng Shui represents your future, you want it clean, clutter free and filled with your business cards, marketing tools, money and anything else you may wish to attract in your future.  You can always add specific colors and items from the specific gua that you are trying to enhance, i.e., the wealth area, partnership area or health, etc.

If it is the wealth area, be sure to place red envelopes filled with money in the future area of your closet.  If you want a new job, put job offers, job listings, or anything that would represent a new position for you up on the top shelf.  Yes, you may store things up there too, but give your desired enhancement a chance to work by giving it lots of room to grow.  Use purple, green and blue in this area.

If it is in the partnership area, put things that remind you of the two of you: photos, remembrances, movie tickets, souvenirs, etc.  Be sure to also put items in pairs.  Pairs, of course, represent couples.  Place the color pink in the upper part of your closet for the partnership gua.

For health issues, be sure the area if well illuminated and painted in a bright or pastel yellow (or earth tone) and place things that remind you of good health in that area, such as a good blood work report, a picture of you when you were very healthy and happy, a picture of you on vacation hiking or jogging, a health magazine or book, etc.  Be creative and I know you will find tons of things to remind you of good health.

The middle of the closet or where you hang your clothes, represents your present.  This area should be well organized and clutter free.  Remove clothes that do not fit you or that are outdated.  If you do not, you will have situations that don’t fit in with your lifestyle or hopes.  The same is true for outdated garments…your ideas may be outdated for this time in your life and you will be overlooked for some important position, or perhaps even for an opportunity that you were waiting for because of “something” that is outdated or out of style.

The bottom of the closet is the past, so to be safe, place items here if you just do not know where else to place them.  The past can’t hurt you.  It’s done.  No more negative energy can stick to a completed task or project.  Again, this area should be organized and clutter free and filled with wonderful photographs or memories of your past.  If you do not wish your past (ex-spouse or partner, ex-job, etc.) to follow you into the present, you should keep those items in large Rubbermaid tubs and seal them so they are safe from infecting your present.  Also, if old wedding albums of an ex or old invitations to your wedding (which did not work out) are stored in the top of your closets, you will never be free of the negative energy of that relationship, and will continuously attract that same energy into current relationships, etc.  You no longer need that energy around you so get rid of stuff that you just don’t need to be reminded of any longer.

These are just a few ways to help you arrange your life by organizing your past, present and future areas in all of your closets in your home and office, thereby attracting appropriate energies to help you achieve the goals you want and desire.

Copyright (c) 2009 http://www.Fengshuimoon.com.

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Book Cases

by Vikki Anderson

Book Cases in Feng Shui

Many of us have large bookcases filled with hard and soft cover books that we have read many years ago or with the ones we hope to read in the future.  Have you thought about donating your “read” books to your local library or your children’s school’s library?   Once you have read a book (and sometimes you may read it twice, it becomes a dust collector and another bit of clutter.

Once your “must have” or “must keep” books are in your book case, try a little variety.  Lay some down horizontally and others in the vertical position.  This will balance the yin/yang energy in the room.  Horizontal books bring in quiet and laid-back energies (yin), while vertical books bring in active and energetic energies (yang).  Keep many of your children’s books in the horizontal position in their room or the energy may be too scattered to allow your child a good night’s sleep. You may also wish to put various colored book covers on your cherished items — these colors should be appropriate to the area of the gua in which the book case(s) are located.

If your book case is filled with old magazines, donate them to a nursing home or doctor’s office OR give them to friends who may not be able to afford a subscription to the magazines you currently order.  An easy way of de-cluttering is to throw them out as soon as you’ve read them or just cut out the articles of interest and put them in a folder so you can read them in a doctor’s office or while waiting for your car to be serviced, etc.

Nowadays many of us have a Kindle so the need for piles of books is no longer a necessity when you may carry many thousands of books in your hand.

This is just another example of de-cluttering your home a step at a time to find the positive opportunities and voluntary simplicity that we all long to have in our lives.  Happy Feng Shui.

 

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Chinese Feng Shui Horoscope (for fun!)

This is a Chinese Feng Shui horoscope.  Take a moment to take this test!  If you are honest this tells the truth, it’s pretty accurate.  Write your answers on paper.  Find out your horoscope at the bottom.

1.  Which is your favorite color: Red, Black, Blue, Green or Yellow?
2.  Your first initial?
3.  Your month of birth?
4.  Which color do you like more, Black or White?
5.  The name of a person that is the same sex as you?
6.  Your favorite number?
7.  Do you like California or Florida more?
8.  Do you like a lake or the ocean more?
9.  Write down a wish (a realistic one)

When you are done, scroll down.  Don’t cheat!

ANSWERS

1.  If you chose:
Red – You are alert and your life is full of love.
Black – You are conservative and aggressive.
Green – Your soul is relaxed and you are laid back.
Blue – You are spontaneous and love affection.
Yellow – You are a very happy person and give good advice to those who are down.

2.  If your initials are:
A-K You have a lot of love and friendships in your life.
L-R You try to live your life to the max and your love life is soon to bloom.
S-Z You like to help others and your future looks very bright.

3.  If you were born in:
Jan-Mar: The year will go very well for you and you will discover that you fall in love with someone20totally unexpected.
Apr-Jun: You will have a strong love relationship that will last forever.
Jul-Sep: You will have a great year and will experience a major life-changing experience for the good..
Oct-Dec: Your life will be great, you will find your soul mate.

4.  If you chose:
Black: Your life is about to get better.  You are more than ready for the change.
White: You have a friend who completely confides in you and would do anything for you, but you may not realize it.

5.  This person should be your best friend.

6.  This is how many close friends you will have in your life time.

7.  If you chose:
California : Y ou like adventure.
Florida : You are a laid back person…


8.  If you chose:
Lake : You are loyal to your friends and your lover.  You are very reserved.
Ocean:  You are spontaneous and like to please people.

9.  This wish will come true if you send this to 1 person in one hour.  Send it to ten people and it will come true before your next birthday.

Be peaceful to others and to yourself.

Sent to me via email, so I am not sure who wrote this, but I thank them and must say that it was interesting!  You’re right, I didn’t type this, but I did adjust the spacing…LOL

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Feng Shui for Spring Time

By Rev. Vikki Anderson

Spring is a wonderful time to start cleaning out the yard, opening up the windows and letting the new fresh air of spring inside of your home and life.

With the new energy of the season, it is important to clear out the old stale energy from the winter and breathe new life into your environment.

Here are a few ways to bring in positive energy into your yard and home.

  1. Put up a small bird bath or water fountain near the front entrance.
  2. Hang beautiful chimes from trees, your deck or house gutters for a melodious sound to relax and calm you.
  3. Hang up whirl-i-gigs to promote positive chi to circulate around your property and remove any stagnant areas of dead or dying chi.
  4. Plant bulbs, annuals, perennials in bright colors.  To correctly place the right color in the right area of your yard or garden, follow the ba gua colors (see www.VikkiAnderson.com under Feng Shui).
  5. Burn white sage throughout your home, closets, bathroom, cellar, attic and around the house to ensure negative energy or negative chi is removed while keeping your windows in your home open to allow the negativity to escape from your surroundings.
  6. Place 60 MM aurora borealis crystals in windows that get the morning sun so that rainbows will dance on your ceiling and walls.  Each room should have many colors in it for balanced energy.
  7. Get rid of things you no longer need, want or like, so that you will have a clutter free space to enjoy and come home to each evening without feeling overwhelmed by the clutter.
  8. A fresh coat of paint will do wonders for your space and your mood.  Choose the proper color for the area of the ba gua you are painting; if you can’t, add a few decorative touches like pillows, books, candleholders, statues or paintings with the required colors in them.
  9. Let the light into your home.  Put up sheer curtains or pleated shades that can be opened from the top or bottom so you can maximize the sunlight and feel re-energized.
  10. Purchase a few Himalayan salt lamps, candle holders or prosperity bowls so their medicinal powers (helps with allergies, headaches, insomnia, depression and many more illnesses) and place them around your home to ensure your family’s continued good health.

For a private Feng Shui consultation, call Vikki at 973-492-3110 or email her at Starscape50@optonline.net or visit her website at http://www.fengshuimoon.com.

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Bedrooms

by Vikki Anderson, Certified Professional Advanced Feng Shui Consultant

Bedrooms should have very yin energy – dark, quiet and calm energy.  This is where we renew ourselves after a hard day of work (or play) and we need a nurturing environment to help us receive the required sleep to function perfectly.  The bedroom should only be used for two purposes – sleeping and making love.  If you have computer or gym equipment in your bedroom, remove it as it is distracting to the two functions.

Dim lighting and setting aside an area in the bedroom where you (as a couple) could talk with your partner would be ideal.  You may even wish to have a seating area to read your book or have a nighttime snack before bed. Everything placed in the bedroom should be relaxed, liked or appreciated.  No loud art work or sculptures in this space.  Do not put   mirrors in this room;  however, a good sized mirror over the bureau or dresser is fine as long as it does not reflect the bed or you. Do the colors match the colors in the Bagua for this room?  If not, you can add accent pillow or afghan to make the flow of energy smoother and calmer. Are they refreshing to your soul?  Does everything feel comfortable?  Do you feel as if you can relax in your bedroom at the end of the day and leave the troubles of the world behind?

Note to those who are single and wish to marry or have a significant other…place two nightstands in your bedroom as well as two chairs to invite a partner into your life.  Place two lamps, pairs of anything such as geese, flowers, stars, hearts, etc., to help love find you.

Be sure that both of you like the wall color, curtains and bedspread.  If one of you does not like the colors, it would not be a comforting place for him or her to spend their evenings.  Compromise and enjoy your bedroom getaway.

Be sure your bedroom nourishing place for love, health, abundance and joy.

For a private Feng Shui consultation, call Vikki at 973-492-3110 or email her at Starscape50@optonline.net or visit her website at http://www.fengshuimoon.com.

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Bathrooms

by Rev. Vikki Anderson, An Advanced Certified Feng Shui Practitioner

Bathrooms are very important in Feng Shui since they hold the largest drains in the home.  Money is represented by water whether it is a stream on your property, a leak in your pipes, a fish aquarium or a running fountain.  Water running down the drain means that money is draining out of your life or being flushed down the toilet.  That does not sound like a good prospect for the financially savvy person.

So men, close the lid to the toilet seat.  The intent is to keep the energy/money in the home, not losing it by letting the water run down the drain.

Keep shower curtains/doors closed at all times.

Place a bagua (eight sided mirror) outside of the bathroom door.  It could be placed above the trim of the door or on the door if it is secured.

A large beveled mirror can also be hung on the outside of the bathroom door reflecting the energy (chi) back your living space or office and in many instances, it gives the appearance of a larger more continuous space.

Another wonderful Feng Shui cure is to put a 60 mm round leaded crystal on the ceiling between the bathroom door and the toilet.  The intent is to deflect the energy from running down the sink or toilet and bouncing it back into the home.

A simple cure would be to keep the door closed at all times; however, it might be difficult to know when someone is using it.

Depending upon which gua your bathroom resides in, you may wish to use the colors of the specific area to amplify the positive effects of the bagua area.

Keep items in the area color coordinated with the area of the bagua.  For instance, if your bathroom is in your fame area, (the red colored and triangle shaped areas), you may wish to have red towels and coordinate it with red items with points such as gnomes with their red hats, red stars, red butterflies and how about a pointed leaf pattern on your shower glass door or a stained glass snowflake?  You can use this method for all the nine areas of the bagua.  You may also wish to keep red candles in this area since the element that governs this area is fire.

Do yourself a favor and get rid of old or mismatched bathroom towels and face cloths and have a unified look in your bathroom.

With these simple cures, you can be assured that your finances will be more secure and more prosperous opportunities will be available for you.

For a private Feng Shui consultation, call Vikki at 973-492-3110 or email her at Starscape50@optonline.net or visit her website at http://www.fengshuimoon.com.  Do not reprint all or part of this article without using author’s full name or web site url.    Copyright 2008-2010 with upcoming book entitled, “Feng Shui This!”

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Helpful People, Travel, Mentors, Benefactors and Masculine Energy

by Rev. Vikki Anderson

This is the last section of the ba gua. It is immediately to the right of the front entrance if the entrance is directly in the middle of the structure. This is the white, gray and black area which represents the Helpful People, Travel and Masculine Energy gua. This is the second gua that is ruled by metal. It correlates to the head in the human body. This area suggests a circular or round shape for optimum energy and positive chi.

This would be the perfect place for your office so that helpful people can assist you in developing your projects or business. This would also be a great travel area. Perhaps you travel for your business or wish to travel more for your business, then fixing up this area would be in order. Because this area is so close to the front door and the front of the house, many people will find you and bring in business. Never put any type of office in the rear of a home or building as it would take people a long time to find you. You want to be as close to the public or people as possible.

You can use white or different shades of gray as your metal filing cabinets. You can also use gray metal desk accessories. You can use those colors for your walls or accent colors. A tweed rug would help add texture to this area.

If you wish to travel, place travel posters, photos or paintings of places you would like to go or people you would like to meet.

A bookcase would be appropriate in your office space as well. Remember, books placed horizontally in a bookcase will bring in yin energy (calming energy) and placed vertically in the same bookcase will change the energy to yang energy (energizing energy) depending upon which energy you need for that area.

This is a forceful area bringing in masculine energy so make the most of this energy and accomplish your goals.

This area of your home or office should be organized, structured, uncluttered and well lit for optimum positive energy and opportunities. A round leaded crystal could be placed in the middle of the room hanging from the ceiling or in a window so that when the sun shines through it, you will have all the colors of the prism in that space – your ultimate goal.

For a private Feng Shui consultation, realtor staging or interior design, call Vikki at 570-215-4223 or email her at Starscape50@optonline.net or visit her website at http://www.fengshuimoon.com.  Do not reprint all or part of this article without using author’s full name or web site url.    Copyright 2008-2010 with upcoming book entitled, “Feng Shui This!”

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