Do you have love or relationship problems? It seems like many of you do – based on the emails that I receive. Ironically you may unknowingly be creating havoc in your love life right now if you’re unaware of certain bedroom taboos.
So here are just a few quick reminders. It’s not really a good idea to have fresh flowers in your bedroom even if they do look gorgeous because green plants and flowers represent the wood element and imply yang energy. Excess yang energy causes problems and it’s believed may even cause your partner to develop a “roving eye” if peonies or plum blossoms are placed in the bedroom.
Keep your work out of the bedroom as well…computers add more yang energy and the bedroom should be calm and quiet. We’re all so connected (and addicted) to our devices these days! Be sure to choose the right colours for your bedroom based on the elements and location and keep them muted rather than too bright. Finally, be careful of mirrors – any mirror reflecting the bed represents a crowded marriage! And even if you’re not married its not a good idea to have a mirror reflecting the bed as some believe this invites ghosts and spirits wile you sleep! By the way, the computer screen acts the same way as a mirror!
When we do our feng shui we often focus on putting certain cures and enhancers in place, which are of course very necessary, but it’s equally important to remember the basics such as I have described above. You should also check out my latest book – 100 Ways to Improve Your LOVE luck – it covers all these things and more! Hope this helps!
P.S. You should update your monthly flying stars – be sure to check the monthly calendar in the In Sync article this week.
Your Monthly Feng Shui Updates
4th Month of the Yi Wei Wood Sheep Year
(May 6 – June 5, 2015)
Here’s your monthly flying star chart and I urge you to review this and pay attention to these recommendations. This covers the period May 6 – June 5, 2015.
In each of the nine grids you’ll see two numbers. The larger number is the annual star, which you probably are already familiar with, and the smaller number in the lower right corner is the monthly star.
The first thing to do is determine where the most important rooms in your house are located. By important I mean rooms that you use frequently…like your bedroom, the kids’ rooms, dining room etc. You may already know this, but if not use a reliable compass and stand in the center of your home to take your directions. Once you know where each sector is, you can refer to the flying star chart below and take appropriate action. So if your front door, the one everyone uses is located in the north sector then refer to the relevant grid below for the kind of luck that will affect everyone in the household this month.
Which sector will bring you luck?
Prosperity luck visits the SOUTHWEST this month bringing good news and happy celebrations for those who live in this area or whose main entrances are located here. Enhance with Lotus Flower with Carp or fill a bowl with gold bars to activate for wealth luck. Business and money luck are good but guard against clashes with your elders. Display water to balance out energy here.
The stars in the EAST this month combine to form the sum of ten, creating energies that are powerful bringing auspicious career and money luck. Business luck is also good for those residing in this part of the house. Place a 9 Peacock Painting in this area to bring you fortune luck. However for health you need to keep early nights and avoid eating supper – stress and too much food is detrimental to your health. Display a pair of golden Wu Lou at side of your bed.
The illness star joins the argumentative star in the CENTRE of the chart bringing havoc into your personal and business relationships. Remedy this with the 7 Royal Emblem Plaque. Marriages and close relationships will suffer from worry and pressure caused by the Chi of conflict. Wear or display the Mystic Knot Symbol to maintain the peace. Display a Red and Gold Laughing Buddha in this sector.
The NORTH is visited by the robbery and violence star 7 bringing a high possibility of armed robbery. Be extra careful with household security if your front door is located here. Keep violent chi under control with an active water feature. Young ladies are advised to carry the Blue Sodalite Rhinoceros for protection against harm. Keep money and jewelry in safe. Position Fu Dogs flanking entrance for protection and enhance money luck with a ship of good fortune.
It’s important to fine-tune your feng shui every month and take care of the monthly flying stars. Note that the sectors mentioned above are only a few of the sectors. You need to read about all of the sectors to properly update your monthly feng shui. You’ll find these monthly charts in Feng Shui World Magazine, so if you’re not already a subscriber I suggest you sign on! It’s quick and easy and always available when you choose the online version…but printed copies are of course available as well!
The Purity of the Lotus
Nothing symbolizes purity and perfection more than the lotus. It also has spiritual and religious connotations…it’s petals are said to symbolize the doctrine of Buddha’s teachings. There is great love and reverence for the lotus flower in the east due to the importance of this symbol in many of the Buddhist traditions. And we often see that Buddha himself is depicted sitting on a sacred lotus with straight back and folded limbs in front…called the lotus posture.
This is a posture assumed by Buddhist monks and holy masters when they meditate and teach the sutras. Many Dharma students also sit lotus position when attending teachings or meditating. Even if it is difficult for you and you feel pain or cramping it’s good to practice as this position is very conducive to quieting the body thereby aiding in meditation and keeping your back straight helps with chi flow in the body.
Om Mani Padme Hum is also known as the lotus mantra…the mantra of the Compassionate Buddha and reciting it many times is said to bring a shower of blessings. Since the Chinese manifestation of the Compassionate Buddha is the Goddess of Mercy Kuan Yin, this is therefore the Kuan Yin mantra. In India the Compassionate Buddha is known as Avilokiteshvara while in Tibet as Chenresig.
In feng shui the lotus is believed to symbolize the purity of love. For those of you who believe in and desire “old-fashioned” love with marriage and a good family life… I suggest you incorporate the lotus symbol – either the real plant or flower or artificial decoration into your surroundings to nurture a true feeling of peace and contentment.
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Keep WORK out of your bedroom! Computer screens act just like mirrors and televisions in the bedroom due to their reflective surfaces and may cause conflicting energies and infidelity to develop. Computers represent the metal element and metal will exhaust the nurturing earth energy of the southwest.
Don’t allow your work to come between you and your partner. Your bedroom should be more of a yin than yang place, so keep the energies here quiet, calm and conducive to a loving relationship.
I’m sure someone has called you on the spur of the moment to go for dinner or out somewhere…isn’t it nice when unexpected opportunities come along? Sometimes it means you have to rearrange your calendar or cancel and appointment to accommodate them. Some of the most wonderful experiences happen when we least expect them…so why not take advantage of the moment?