Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Yearning for Fame - Look to Feng Shui and the Fire Element

We just returned form a popular fine art festival, where we purchased a beautiful hand blown glass garden art flame. Looking at it, we knew exactly where to put it since the red color and flame shape represented the fire element. We put it in the FAME area of our garden, right next to the arbor with twinkle lights. I say that in Feng Shui there are "no random acts of decorating", everything can be placed where it can have the most benefit. 

One of the Feng Shui principles is that everything is connected – So if you ask yourself: Can changes I make in my home really affect my fame and reputation? – The answer is ABSOLUTELY.

So, how can the energy in your home help you bolster your positive reputation? 
Begin by mapping your home using the Feng Shui Bagua Map, locate the Fame and Reputation area in the back middle of your home, then use the enhancement recommendations below to begin creating magic. 


In the Feng Shui  Bagua (Ba-gua) Map, represented  as a grid of nine sectors, the Fame and Reputation area is located in the center back  of your home/office/business. The Bagua comes from the Chinese philosophy, “The I Ching,” and literally means “eight trigrams” , with the center for grounding. In the “I Ching” the Fame and Prosperity area of your home or business is called “Clinging Fire” because one of the attributes of Fire is that it clings to whatever it is burning. Whether good or bad, our reputation is very difficult to shake off.  It clings tight, either warming or burning us into the hearts and minds of others. Therefore cultivating a good reputation helps friendly relations to spring up all around us, creating the best chances for a happy and secure future. 
                                                                                            
Enhancements in this area are particularly helpful if: You would like more recognition at home or at work, you want to establish a good reputation in your community, or you want to be well known for something you do.

The element for this area is Fire, and the color is anything in the red spectrum. Red is one of the most powerful colors in the Chinese culture. It represents fame, fortune, joy, festivity, longevity and protection from bad luck. Representations of this element can be used inside and outside of your home or business. 

Enhancements for enhancing the Fame and Reputation area inside your home or business:
* Personal images and symbols of fame; diplomas, awards, trophies and acknowledgements
* Things made from animals, such as leather, feathers, wool and/or bone
* Posters, paintings, collages, photos and figures of animals, people, fire, sunshine and favorite
   celebrities; vision boards that represent your dreams for the future
* Cone, triangular or pyramid shapes
* Items in the red spectrum
*All pleasant lighting, including sunlight, candles, electrical lights and oil lamps
* Quotes, affirmations and sayings pertaining to Fame and Reputation


Enhancements for enhancing the Fame and Reputation area outside your home or business:
* Items that represent the sun, fire, stars
* Fire pits and BBQ grills
* Items, flowers, plants in the red color spectrum

The Elements of Fame:
Of the 5 Feng Shui Elements (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal) the Wood Element feeds Fire, therefore adding representations of Wood, such as plants or items made of wood would help feed the fire of your dreams, enhancing your opportunities and achievements.  Avoid the Water element in this center area, as Water extinguishes Fire.


A Missing Fame and Reputation Area:
If your Fame and Reputation area is missing from your floor plan, you can anchor the area by doing one or a combination of the following cures:  Anchor the missing area  structurally, such as building a trellis or deck, planting flowers in a flower garden or planter boxes in the red  spectrum, planting a tree with red leaves, such as an ornamental cherry tree,  adding a  seating arrangement with red pillows and umbrella or garden art representing stars, or celebrating figures, adding up- lighting, twinkle lights or tiki torches.  If the area outside is not accessible, you can symbolically anchor from the inside by hanging a 30 mm round faceted crystal, placing a mirror, and/or a picture representing fame  on the wall by the missing area.

A bathroom is especially important to enhance when it is in your Fame and Reputation area. Always remember that ALL drains and toilet lids must be kept closed when not in use, to keep the flow of fame from “pouring down the drain.” Using the enhancements stated above, you can turn your bathroom into a beautiful shrine to your fame.


Bring more fire to your fame area and watch your reputation grow!!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Give Your Feng Shui Enhancements an Extra Boost

Many people ask me - What is Feng Shui really?  I recently heard Feng Shui practitioner James Jay put it very concisely: “Feng Shui is a support system for our lives. It’s an ancient Chinese art and science that allows us to create harmony and balance within any environment. When we create that harmony and balance it lends support to our lives. When our lives have support through our environment it’s much easier to achieve the things we want in life such as well being, abundance, love and happiness.”

Whether you realize it or not, your home environment is constantly either supporting, or sapping your life energy. Making a few simple changes within your home can have an immediate and powerful effect on your personal energy levels, as well as the physical and material aspects of your life. I call it empowerment through environment!
To correctly tap into this support system you need one of Feng Shui’s most powerful tools.

   

Feng Shui Tool for Environmental Enhancement - The Bagua

One of the most  powerful and important tools in Feng Shui is the Bagua (Ba-gua) Map, represented as a grid of nine sectors.  The Bagua comes from the Chinese Book of Changes, “The I Ching,” and literally means “eight trigrams.” These trigrams form the basic building blocks, or treasures that hold the most significance in our lives: Career, Knowledge/Self Cultivation, Family/Health, Wealth/Prosperity, Fame, Love/Marriage, Children/Creativity, and Helpful People/Travel.  Each of these building blocks is represented in the Bagua map, and is formed around a ninth sector which is the overall center, or grounding element of your life.

Using the Bagua:
This grid, illustrating the nine sectors of your life is intended to be superimposed over the floor plan of your home.  The home’s main entrance is always located at the bottom of the grid, (in the Knowledge, Career or Helpful People sector). Once you have identified where your entrance falls in relation to the map, you can identify where the remaining areas of your environment fall.  Now your home can begin to tell the story, and shed some light on issues you may be facing in your life. 

If your life is working perfectly then you’re probably already intuitively practicing Feng Shui, and you have balance and positive energy flowing through your home. However, if any of the sectors or building block areas are not supporting you, and causing you stress then personal enhancements using the Bagua Map are the way to go. The key is to activate and keep the Ch’i (vital energy) flowing through your home. 

What is Your Home Telling You? 
Is your garage cluttered? (If it’s connected to the house, then your garage is part of the Bagua as well.) Is your bedroom piled up with clothes that need cleaning and a bed that is not made? Is your guest room used for storage or unfinished projects? Are any of your key areas missing from your home's Bagua? Think about where these rooms are in relation to the Bagua Map. Is the story unfolding? When looking at homes through Feng Shui eyes you can usually identify trouble spots fairly quickly.

Giving Your Enhancements and Extra Boost:
The first thing you always want to do in Feng Shui is apply the Bagua to your whole house, BUT for an EXTRA boost you then look at the Bagua of each room and place a small representation of that area in the location in the room. This is especially important if you have a missing area. Recently I had two clients looking for love - I helped each of them enhance the Love Area (back right corner) of their homes with the recommendations below, then we added a small representation in the back right corner of each room (a heart, small red vase, two flowers, small romantic picture etc..) with their affirmations. This is a wonderful way to spread your intentions throughout your home, giving them an extra boost. Think about what areas are missing from your life, choose from the list below and enjoy creating meaningful enhancements in each room. 



Positive Personal Enhancement Suggestions for Bagua Areas:

Career Area - Front Center- Enhance this area if you are looking to make any changes in your career.
Enhance with:
* Colors: black or very dark colors
* Shapes: asymmetrical shapes
* Items: items in glass or crystal, mirrors, career images and symbols
* Art:  depicting water scenes art depicting flowing water such as rivers, waterfalls, oceans





Knowledge and Self Cultivation Area -  Left Front Corner – Enhance this area if you are a student, in counseling, or want to develop a more peaceful mind or lifestyle.
Enhance with: 
* Colors: colors of blues, greens, or black
* Shapes: stripes or columns
* Items: items in wood, healthy plants with rounded soft leaves, images and symbols of knowledge      such as books, representation of deities or inspiring people
* Art:  depicting forests, nature scenes, mountains, peaceful places

Friends/Family/Health Area -  Left Center - Enhance this area if your health needs a boost or if you're recovering from surgery. Also enhance it if you would like your social life or your relations with your family to improve.
Enhance with:
* Colors: colors of blues, greens,
* Shapes: stripes or columns
* Items: healthy floral arrangements, items in wood, photos of family, friends in perfect health
* Art:  depicting vibrant flowers

Wealth Area - Back Left Corner – Enhance this area if you need to generate more cash flow in your life, or if you want to be more aware of the flow of abundance in your life in general.
Enhance with:
* Colors: purple, blue or red
* Shapes: cones, triangles
* Items: items that “call the Chi” such as flags, wind chimes, whirligigs, flowing water features,         (fountains, waterfalls or aquariums), opulent items in the purple color spectrum,  round leaf    plants
* Art:  depicting wealth or items you wish to purchase



Fame Area– Back Center – Enhance this area if you would like more recognition at home or at work.
Enhance with:
* Colors: reds
* Shapes: cones, triangles
* Items: diplomas, awards and acknowledgements, up lighting, inspirational sayings
* Art:  depicting animals, people fire and the sun, personal images and symbols of fame



Love and Marriage Area– Right Back Corner – Enhance this area if you want to attract or improve a love relationship. 
Enhance with:
* Colors: reds, pinks, white
* Shapes: cones, triangles
* Items: pairs of items (candles, love birds, vases)
* Art:  art or photos depicting your significant other or romance, colors of reds, pinks and white




* Children and Creativity Area– Right Center – Enhance this area if you are trying to get pregnant, want to improve your relationship with children, or would like to explore your inner child and creativity.
Enhance with: 
* Colors:  white and pastels
* Shapes: curves, circles
* Items: creative images and symbols, whimsical items, toys, stuffed animals, art supplies, photos of   children, items in metal
* Art:  whimsical art, or art made by children




Helpful People and Travel Area– Right Front Corner – Enhance this area if you want more mentors, clients, customers, or other helpful people in your life, or if you would like to travel.
Enhance with: 
* Colors:  white, black or grey
* Shapes: curves, circles
* Items:  symbols of travel or spiritual guides, items in metal, natural rocks, stone
* Art:  pertaining to spiritual guides, mentors, helpful people or desired travel locations, pictures of 
  mountains



Center Area– The center of the Bagua is considered neutral; a place of grounding of all the other areas – a place of balance and peace. This area is associated with the element of Earth and is related to the color yellow, as well as earth tones. It is also symbolized by items in the shape of squares and rectangles and items made of ceramics.

Enjoy the extra boost of energy and opportunities you get when you enhance the areas most missing from your life. 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Want Better Communication? Let the Feng Shui Water Element Flow Into Your Home.

The 5 Feng Shui elements are considered the building blocks of everything physical on earth: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. Each is associated with an area in your home related to the Bagua. The front center of your home is the Career area, which is referred to as the “Mouth of Ch’i,” and symbolizes the flow of energy into the home. The FLOW comes from the connection of the Career Area to the Water Element. 

This element is represented by a body of water, and when in balance it enhances communication, inspiration, calm, ease. Without the nourishing water element we can experience stress, lack of communication and connections, and lack of a satisfying career.

The Water Element:
Feng Shui relies on the power of symbolism. While we do recommend positioning water features of all kinds (fountains and aquariums), there are many other symbols of water you can use such as: a reflective surface such as glass, cut crystal and mirrors, flowing asymmetrical shapes, the black and dark tones color spectrum, art depicting water scenes. These are all represented in the Career area enhancements.


Enhancements for energizing the water element and career inside your home or business:
  • Ensure that this area is clutter free. If your Career area is your front door make sure that when you open your door you are greeted with a clean inviting space, and that there is nothing blocking the door from opening fully.
  • Hang art depicting water (such as streams, ponds, rivers or oceans) or career images and symbols (books or logos from your business or one that you aspire to). This is a great location for a small fountain or aquarium.          




                    
  • Display items, such as statues, accessories, or furniture in black or very dark colors or in asymmetrical shapes.
  • Hang mirrors, and/or display glass/crystal items, such as a crystal vase or a glass table. A round faceted crystal hanging from the ceiling helps the energy flow in small more confined spaces.




Enhancements for energizing  the water element and career outside your home or business:
  • Water features, such as fountains, waterfalls, and/or ponds work well here. It is important that the energy flow toward your home or business, so the fountain should either be a 360 degree bubbler or facing so the water flows towards your building.

  • If your career area is your front entrance (the Mouth of Ch’i) use wind chimes to invite the Ch’i to enter, plant colorful healthy flowers along the path (curved if possible) to your door, and have two greeters in the form of plants or statuary on either side.
  • The front door is very important in Feng Shui; therefore anything you can do to emphasize it will encourage new opportunities to come your way. Painting it a shade of red, not only highlights it, but invites wealth and positive energy.

Enjoy the FLOW of positive energy that water brings to your life! 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Feng Shui Cures for Stopping Vital Energy from Flowing Out Your Home


In Feng Shui there are not many hard and fast rules, but rather recommendations. The most important thing is that you live with you love. The exceptions are areas that can specifically drain your Ch’i, or vital life energy. For these areas there are a few rules that when followed create a more balanced environment, and hence a more balanced life.  In an ideal environment the Ch’i enters through the threshold (Mouth of Ch’i) and meanders happily and slowly through the house, moving in a circular direction through each of the Bagua areas back to the center and continuously around. It does not get trapped in closets, stumbles over clutter, or shoots through windows, down toilets or rushes down stairways. 

Recently, a number of my clients are experiencing the dilemma of staircases coming out their front doors, or even more problematic a split stairway at the front door; one leading up and another going down. Each of these clients was experiencing unsettled feelings, lack of energy and trouble moving forward in life. 



We call stairs raging rapids and rivers because they can become powerful waterfalls of Ch’i, especially if they point out the front entrance. In this case the nourishing Ch’i pours right out the door, often taking health and good fortune with it.  Rooms at the top of a staircase are continually pulled with the force of the decent, while rooms at the bottom are flooded with too much energy.




In Feng Shui there are usually corrections for every trouble spot and for stairs something that stops the flow or repels the energy going out is the key. When you’re working with stairways that face doorways you need to do your best to stop the flow of Ch’i from rolling out the door by installing some kind of aesthetic barrier between door and stairs, such as a screen, plant, furniture or art.  When this is not possible, hang a mirror above or next to the door facing the stairs, or hang a round faceted crystal somewhere in the middle above the stairs to catch and recirculate the Ch’i.  Be careful not to accentuate the waterfall design by hanging art in a descending order. Use your art to uplift the energy by hanging it in a straight line. 

When you have a split staircase use the mirror and or crystal technique for each one. Place a plant, art or sculpture on the wall between the two to give the eyes something to focus on besides the split energy. 

If the staircases are in the Center Bagua area, which is often the case, make sure that you bring in a great deal of the Earth Element through earth tone wall colors, art, ceramics and rectangular shapes. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

In Feng Shui - Use it, Love it, or Pass it on!

Feng Shui, which has been practiced for over 3,000 years in China, is the enhancement of health, prosperity, and happiness. It is a dance between empowerment and environment.  Essential Feng Shui® observes that your vitality, resources, and loving connections flourish and grow best in harmonious, uncluttered environments that intentionally meet your unique needs and express your personal preferences.

An organized home can have a calming effect on you, your family and guests. This does not have to be difficult; in just minutes you can begin to make changes that can turn your home into a comfortable, peaceful haven.



What works is balance. You can begin to transform your home from chaos to paradise with the “few minutes a day technique”. I call it the “Salami Method of Time Management”, taking one slice at a time.  Organizing possessions and eliminating clutter can be viewed as an adventurous mission that opens portals to your personal paradise.  By getting rid of the things you no longer want or need, you revitalize your home and make room for what you really DO want to flow into your life; you enhance your happiness, clarity and peace of mind. In Feng Shui everything counts, so your storage areas are as important as the most lived-in areas. In other words, if your room is orderly because everything is stuffed into a closet, you are not practicing Feng Shui. 




Clutter is defined as any items that are disliked, unused, in excess and/or unorganized.  To begin choose a space you consider cluttered, such as a closet, storeroom, cabinet, desk drawer, table top, or kitchen cupboard, then follow these simple steps:

As you’re organizing and decluttering, ask yourself these questions:
“Do I love it? Do I need it? Does it represent or support who I am now? What pleasant or unpleasant memories does it hold? Does it need repair, and am I willing to restore it right now? If I’m letting go, will I sell, lend, or give it away, and when?”

Label 3 boxes or bags:  Throwaway, Giveaway, and Stowaway. When you have separated all items into 3 categories, put the throwaways in the trash immediately, prepare and label the giveaways to go to their new homes (family, friends, and charities) and make sure you remove them from the space and give them away within a week. Stowaway the items you are keeping to their proper places with love and gratitude.



Give yourself the gift of shelves and containers for your storage areas. Your environment displays your consciousness, and there’s no more revealing place to look than behind closet doors. You’ll know that you’ve succeeded in reinstating balance when you respond positively to every part of your home, and can easily put your hand on everything you need at any time. Congratulations!  Now watch for the helpful people, opportunities, and things that flow into your life because you have let go of the old and made room for the new.




Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Feng Shui Bagua - A Treasure Map to Enhancement

You are in control!
If you’re like me, having the ability to control certain aspects of your life has always been important. I struggled with this for years until I became aware of Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of empowerment through environment. With Feng Shui I learned to recognize the importance of my environment, and the ability to make it work for me in my life. You too can work with your environment to empower your life.  Balancing your lifestyle and arranging your home to allow it to hold happiness in place are two vital components of Feng Shui. 

Whether you realize it or not, your home environment is constantly either supporting, or draining your life energy. Making a few simple changes within your home can have an immediate and powerful effect on your personal energy levels, as well as the physical and material aspects of your life.

The Bagua:
One of the most powerful and important tools in Feng Shui is the Bagua (Ba-gua) Map, represented as a grid of nine sectors.  I call this the “Treasure Map” to enhancements.  The Bagua comes from the Chinese Book of Changes, “The I Ching,” and literally means “eight trigrams.” These trigrams form the basic building blocks, or treasures that hold the most significance in our lives: career, knowledge/self cultivation, family/health, wealth/prosperity, fame, love/marriage, children/creativity, and helpful people/travel.  Each of these building blocks is represented in the Bagua map, and are formed around a ninth sector which is the center, or grounding element of your life.


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Using the Bagua:
This grid, illustrating the nine sectors (treasures) of your life is intended to be superimposed over the floor plan of your home.  The home’s main entrance is always located at the bottom of the grid, (in the knowledge, career or helpful people sector). Once you have identified where your entrance falls in relation to the map, you can identify where the remaining areas of your environment fall.  Now your home can begin to tell the story, and shed some light on issues you may be facing in your life. 

                         
If your life is working perfectly then you’re probably already intuitively practicing Feng Shui, and you have balance and positive energy flowing through your home. However, if any of the sectors or building block areas are stuck, and causing you stress, then personal enhancements using the Bagua Map are the way to go. The key is to activate and keep the Ch'i (vital energy) flowing through your home. 

What is Your Home Telling You? 
Is your garage cluttered? Is your bedroom piled up with clothes that need cleaning and a bed that is not made? Do you ever use your dining room? Is your guest room used for storage or unfinished projects? Think about where these rooms are in relation to the Bagua Map. Is the story unfolding? When looking at homes through a Feng Shui lens you can usually identify trouble spots fairly quickly.

A client of mine was stressed over his romantic relationship. It had stopped working for him, and he was unhappy all the time. The key for me was that his Love/Marriage area was where he kept his wastebasket and broom; throughout the day he would sweep up and leave piles of dirt in that corner – which explained why his love life was a mess. Another client’s cluttered bedroom closet was in her Wealth area, and she was having a hard time getting her finances organized. Simple enhancements made a big difference in both of their lives. He’s in a new loving relationship, and she has found the resources she needs. You do have control!

Below are samples of positive personal enhancements you can use in each sector of your home, as it falls within the Bagua:

CAREER – Front Center – Enhance this area if you are looking to make any kind of change in your career. Enhance with:  Water features, (fountains, waterfalls or aquariums), art depicting water, career images and symbols, items in black or very dark colors, mirrors, glass/crystal items. 

KNOWLEDGE/SELF CULTIVATION– Left Front Corner – Enhance this area if you are a student, in counseling, or want to develop a more peaceful mind or lifestyle. Enhance with:  Plants (either live or artificial), art depicting forests, mountains, peaceful places, images and symbols of knowledge such as books, representation of deities or inspiring people, items in colors of blue, green, black, anything else that has a personal association with knowledge and self reflection. 

FAMILY/FRIENDS/HEALTH – Left Center - Enhance this area if your health needs a boost or if you're recovering from surgery. Also enhance it if you would like your social life or your relations with your family to improve. Enhance with Healthy plants of all kinds (either live or artificial), items of colors blue and green, and art and/or photographs depicting family, friends and/or ideal healthy images.

WEALTH – Back Left Corner – Enhance this area if you need to generate more cash flow in your life, or if you want to be more aware of the flow of abundance in your life in general. Enhance with: Items that “call the Chi” such as flags, wind chimes, whirligigs, healthy plants with rounded leaves, water features, (fountains, waterfalls or aquariums), art depicting wealth or your desired possessions,  images and symbols of wealth, items in deep purple, red or blue. 

FAME – Back Center – Enhance this area if you would like more recognition at home or at work. Enhance with: Diplomas, awards and acknowledgements,   art depicting animals , people fire and the sun, personal images and symbols of fame, items in the color red, bright up lighting.

LOVE – Right Back Corner – Enhance this area if you want to attract or improve a love relationship.  Enhance with: Photos depicting your significant other, pairs of items (candles, vases, figurines etc), art with a romantic theme, items in the color of red, pink or white.

CHILDREN/CREATIVITY – Right Center – Enhance this area if you are trying to get pregnant, want to improve your relationship with children, or would like to explore your inner child and creativity. Enhance with:  Art depicting children, creative images and symbols, items in colors of white or pastels, whimsical items, toys, stuffed animals, art supplies, things made of metal.

HELPFUL PEOPLE/TRAVEL– Right Front Corner – Enhance this area if you want more mentors, clients, customers, or other helpful people in your life, or if you would like to travel. Enhance with:  Travel posters of the places you’d like to go, art depicting spiritual guides, or pictures of mentors in your life,  items in black white or grey, and items made of metal. 

CENTER – The center of the Bagua is considered neutral; a place of grounding of all the other areas – a place of balance and peace. Life flows and circles around the center. This area is associated with the element of Earth and is related to the color yellow, as well as earth tones. It is also symbolized by items in the shape of squares and rectangles and items made of ceramics. 

All enhancements need to be made intentionally, therefore affirmations, either written or stated are very important. It is also important for them to be expressed as if they have already happened. For example, “I have an abundance of wealth and prosperity flowing into my life.” 

These are but a few tools you can use to help your home achieve harmony. When overlaying the Bagua onto your home plan, you may find that certain portions of the grid are located outside the actual structure of your home.  Such “missing” areas need to be strengthened. With an in home consultation, you can learn how to “anchor” these areas through structural as well as symbolic enhancements. 

In a thank you note, another client wrote, “I love having these tools to help me be aware of all the aspects of each room. It helps me to focus my energies.”  Gain control of your life by using this Treasure Map to identify areas of concern, and begin making the necessary enhancements. Once the Ch'i begins to flow there’ll be no stopping you.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Use Flowers to Uplift Your Feng Shui Ch'i

The much needed  rains are are enabling the earth to blossom. How energizing to see spring flowers opening up their beauty for us to enjoy! Flowers are not only beautiful but they are actually one of the easiest ways to uplift the Ch'i  in our homes and in us. They help bring in the wonder and beauty of nature. Just bringing a bouquet of  fresh flowers into a home or workplace uplifts your spirit.

Outside you can use the colors and attributes of flowers to plant them in specific areas of your garden. (For example,  white in the front right - Helpful People, purple in the back left - Wealth, red in the center back - Fame, and pinks in the back right - Romance)











To further enhance your home and your personal energy  you can you match the Feng Shui symbolism of flowers with the specific bagua areas. They can be an an effective Feng Shui cure to attract wealth, harmony, love, and so much more. The shape, color, texture, and aroma of specific flowers all speak a Feng Shui language to your home and office depending on where you place them. The attributes of a flower represent specific Ch'i.

In the book "The Language of Flowers" Vanessa Diffenbaugh outlines a specific meaning of each flower, and to take this further linking the message of the flower to the specific bagua area can lead to positive effects.

Here are but a few examples:

Chrysanthemum: The chrysanthemum is a symbol for a balanced and easy life, and is an appropriate flower to display in the center or Grounding Area of your home. With its strong yang energy, the chrysanthemum is also associated with attracting good luck.

Hydrangea: Whatever color these fragrant flowers symbolize gratitude and enlightenment, and make an excellent thank you gift to an unsung hero in your life. Display hydrangeas in the Creativity Area.

Narcissus: The energy of the narcissus flower is related to the “flowering” of talents and is therefore can boost career success. Display a white narcissus in the Career Area of your home or workplace to help reap the rewards of your hard work.

Orchid: The orchid is considered a symbol of the search for perfection, spiritual growth, and purity in life. Place an orchid in the Helpful People area of your home to attract mentors, clients, and supporters. Orchids are also considered a symbol of fertility, so grow an orchid or display an image of orchids in your bedroom if you are trying to get pregnant.





Peony: A beautiful flower with a notable scent, the peony is used in Feng Shui to represent love and romance. A classic Feng Shui cure to attract or fix a relationship is to display a pair of pink peonies or hang artwork that shows a pair of peonies in your bedroom or in the Relationship Area.

Roses: The Feng Shui symbolism of roses varies with their color: red for love, yellow for friendship, white for purity, pink for admiration. Display red roses without thorns in the Love Area to strengthen relationships or in the Wealth Area to attract prosperity. 



Tree Blossoms: Blossoming flowers are associated with freshness and new beginnings, especially cherry, dogwood, or peach tree blossoms. Display these blossoms or pictures of them in your Family Area.

It’s always preferable to surround yourself with living flowers, but when that isn’t possible you can use high quality silk flowers, which are kept clean, or pictures of flowers. Avoid surrounding yourself with dried flowers since in Feng Shui they represent dead energy.