Friday, May 15, 2015

Money and Feng Shui - Growth Opportunities

Saving to send your children to college, paying your taxes, buying a new home or car; all this takes money. Feng Shui can help you generate the energy you need for a better flow of prosperity into your life.

In the Feng Shui  Bagua (Ba-gua) Map, represented  as a grid of nine sectors, the Wealth and Prosperity area is located in the left back corner of your home/office/business. The Bagua comes from the Chinese philosophy, “The I Ching,” and literally means “eight trigrams.”

Take time to look at your home’s Wealth and Prosperity area and ask yourself, “Is the area enhancing or draining my prosperity?” “How can I increase the flow of prosperity and make it blossom?” Spring is a great time for spring cleaning and decluttering. Begin your prosperity work by culling and organizing the old to make way for the flow of abundance.

Enhancements in this area are particularly helpful if:
You want to generate more cash flow in your life, you are raising money for a special purpose, you would like to be more aware of the flow of abundance and prosperity through your life in general.

The element for this area is Fire, and the colors are purple, red and deep blue. Representations of this element can be used inside and outside of your home or business.

Enhancements for enhancing the Wealth and Prosperity area inside your home or business:
*Healthy plants with rounded, coin shaped leaves such as jade, impatiens, begonias, gloxinia,   
  cyclamen,  violets, mums and/or healthy looking silk flowers in purples, red, and blues or  
  artificial trees such as a ficus
*Water features (fountains, waterfalls or aquariums) symbolizing the abundant flow of money
*Posters, paintings, collages, photos or figures depicting moving water, wealth or your desired   
   possessions (homes, cars, boats, equipment, jewelry etc.)
* Valuable possessions and collections, such as antiques, art, sculptures, coins and crystal
* Items in the colors of purple, blue or red that help create a feeling of richness and opulence
* Quotes, affirmations and sayings pertaining to Wealth and Prosperity

 This beautiful painting is a representation of art in the Wealth Area

This client totally redecorated her dining room to enhance wealth and prosperity

Enhancements for enhancing the Wealth and Prosperity  area outside your home or business:
* Items that “call the Chi” such as flags, wind chimes, whirligigs, wind socks
* Items, flowers, plants in the purple color spectrum
* Fountains that either bubble up 360 degrees or where the water flows toward your home
* Waterfalls flowing toward your home

The Elements of Wealth:
Although in the elemental cycle Fire is extinguished by Water, in the case of Wealth and Prosperity, moving water symbolizes the abundant flow of prosperity so this is the only area of the fire sectors that water acts as an enhancement. The Wood Element feeds Fire, therefore adding representations of wood, such as plants or items made of wood would help nurture enhancements.  Picture a beautiful fountain surrounded by purple plants, near a wooden table with a deep burgundy or red umbrella.

A Missing Wealth and Prosperity Area:
If your Wealth and Prosperity 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 corner structurally, such as building a trellis or deck, planting flowers in a flower garden or planter boxes in the purple spectrum, adding a fountain, a seating arrangement or a figure representing wealth and prosperity. 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 of a prosperity representation on the wall by the missing corner. If the missing area happens to be a parking lot, you can draw a small symbol of a dollar sign, Yin/Yang sign or the trigram for persistent wind in the exact location, closing off the corner. In a lawn or dirt area a piece of rose quartz can also be buried pointing up in the exact corner to symbolize anchoring.

A bathroom is especially important to enhance when it is in your Wealth and Prosperity area. Always remember that ALL drains and toilet lids must be kept closed when not in use, to keep the flow of prosperity from “pouring down the drain.” Chi flows very much like water and has a tendency to be pulled down any open drain, especially an opening as big as a toilet.