I hope you’re enjoying the springtime…and a belated Happy Mothers Day to all of you mums out there. The home of the matriarch is the southwest and this year the number 9 has flown to this sector. The number 9 signifies a new age of prosperity and it is a gloriously magnifying star. What this means is that it will enhance the hidden strengths of women in shaping of the world’s fortunes and the role of women will be enhanced.
You just have to watch the news or pick up a newspaper to see the many influential women that are running governments (and some who are hoping to run the government) of many world powers…not to mention the CEO’s of some of the largest corporations in the world.
So, if you are a woman competing within a corporate or political environment…take note! Your gender gives you an invisible and added advantage over your male colleagues this year! Be sure to energize the southwest corner of your office with the 9-Peacock canvas from WOFS. Be sure to shine a bright light to awaken their cosmic energy. Birds bring new opportunity and prosperity and much luck!
Here in Malaysia we are very busy working on the new horoscope books for 2016. Such a lot of time and research goes into the writing of these little books…so I’ll sign off now until next week.
The Elegant Bathroom…Still A Feng Shui Taboo?
In feng shui, toilets and bathrooms have long been thought to be afflicted areas of the home…where we flush down our waste…and there are many taboos associated with them. However in newer homes and modern condos the bathroom has taken on a new dimension… with beautiful granite vanities and sumptuous tubs for soaking and relaxing. There are hundred of showerheads to choose from…not to mention all the gorgeous hardware available. Many women spend hours in their bathrooms getting ready for work or for an evening out!
So how do we reconcile this dilemma? It’s actually quite simple…and really common sense. Here’s what to do:
- Make sure your bed doesn’t share a wall with the toilet. It’s alright if your bedroom is right next to the bathroom (ensuite), but do make sure that it is not your head and bed that share the toilet wall…instead share with the sink or the mirror etc. Even better…try your bed in a different location in your room and have your dresser or some other piece of furniture against the bathroom wall.
- Your bathroom can be big and spa-like but keep the toilet separate from your main bath area. It is better if you keep the toilet in another small room within the bathroom…and keep the door closed at all times when not in use – this will allow you to decorate as much as you like without being afraid of activating toilet feng shui.
- Gold Taps are bad feng shui Avoid bathroom fixtures: When you choose golden or gilded taps and fittings it’s not only a bit ostentatious…it’s really bad feng shui. Taps wash things away…and if yours are gold you are symbolically draining or flushing away all of your money luck. Choose stainless steel or ceramic materials…but not gold.
- No toilets above the main door – just think about it. Imagine having a toilet above the most important sector of all – your main door. Seriously…always check this before you make any offers on a new home or move into a rental unit. If you already live in such a home…it’s strongly recommended to spend the money to make the necessary changes – either move your bathroom or the main door. This configuration not only brings bad luck but it’s dangerous too.
- Choose the right colours for your bathroom. Don’t make the bathroom colours too yin…it’s okay if your bedroom colours are more subdued and a little more yin than yang…but bathrooms should be a little more yang. Bright colours like whites, creams and pastels work a lot better than blacks, maroons or navy. Tip the balance slightly in favor of yang and your bathroom will be fine.
- Carpeting the bathroom is a nice touch and many people like this…although ceramic tiles are actually better. If you do have carpeting then make sure you maintain it and don’t let it get too wet or overly damp. This will create a nasty mildew-like smell and emit unhealthy chi. Use small foot carpets on top of your main carpet to avoid this.
Bathrooms will always be considered taboo to some extent no matter how fancy they are. The most important thing to remember is to keep them away from the NW and SW areas of your home as these represent the areas of the patriarch and matriarch respectively and if located in these locations all of the luck will be flushed away. And this means all your luck too since it affects the good fortune of the rest of the family.Don’t stress too much – but do keep these simple rules in mind and follow the above guidelines…then enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub.All the best
Go with the Flow
Spiritual feng shui teachings always point out the benefits of going with the flow…not fighting against the direction of the wind, not swimming upstream against the currents, and refraining from causing or creating imbalances in the energy around you.
When you “go with the flow” the natural balance of energy is achieved at all times and symmetry is suggested. This is the reason that feng shui recommends regular rather than irregular shapes… such as the shape of your room or furniture… and rounded curves rather than angles and sharp edges. It is why we prefer meandering pathways rather than straight lines.
A good example of “going with the flow” is how we adapt and react to the change of seasons… from heavier clothing for warmth in the winter to lighter clothing in the summer. When we build our homes we can see this “flow” as well in the materials we choose – wood floors with the grain running in the same direction, that marble on the floor flows in generally the same direction and slate tiles as well. All go along with the flow.
It therefore follows that the flow of chi within the home should move naturally and without obstruction due to obstacles such as clutter or misplaced furniture. Energy moves according to the physical patterns of the home…so watch the patterns on your floors, on your curtains and carpets and in the lines and traffic patterns of your home.
There is a rhythm to the flow of life, to the changing season and to the transformation of yin into yang and back into yin again. From the cold of winter into spring and the warmth of summer… then back to the coolness of autumn and winter again. Yin into yang and back into yin again. Keep the natural balance of energy in mind and go with the flow.
Grand Master Lillian Too is undoubtedly the world’s most prolific and popular writer and advocate on living with good feng shui! She has written over 100 books that have been translated into 31 different languages, and over 10 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide.
After graduating with an MBA from Harvard Business School, Lillian went on to pursue a highly successful business career in banking and finance in the 1980’s in Hong Kong. Her business acumen, drive and abundant energy soon led her from the finance world to the world of luxury department stores and boutiques where, through a leveraged buy out, she became Chairman and shareholder of The Dragon Seed Group.
All the while she was guided and taught by her feng shui masters in Hong Kong and China – and she attributes much of her monumental and quick rise to success in Hong Kong directly to them.
Lillian soon decided to retire from active corporate life and return to Malaysia to raise her beautiful daughter, Jennifer, and spend more time with her family. It was at this time she began to devote her energy to writing and furthering her study of feng shui.
She published her first book in Malaysia in 1995 that quickly became a best seller and the rest is history. Today she is Chairman of Wofs.Com, a feng shui franchise and merchandising company run by her daughter, Jennifer Too.
She trains feng shui students and future consultants at her Certified Consulting Institute in Malaysia and is much loved by her readers, associates and students for the way she teaches practical feng shui in a user-friendly way, using ordinary situations and circumstances that interest people and affect their everyday lives.
In November 2009, at the International Feng Shui Convention in Singapore, the well-deserved title of GRAND MASTER OF FENG SHUI was conferred upon Lillian Too. Immediately following this accolade, in early January 2010, she received the prestigious Brand Laureate Personality of The Year Award presented by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia! There seems to be no stopping her popularity and these days!
Lillian believes everyone should know her secrets and learn how to adapt feng shui to modern life… and she warmly welcomes you into her Mandala.
You can learn more about Lillian by visiting her website at www.lillian-too.com.
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Are You Observing The Renovation Rules for 2015?
There are specific areas that must not be disturbed or renovated this year. Doing so may cause misfortune to befall anyone living in the house. Be aware of the Three Killings, The Grand Duke Jupiter (Tai Sui) and the 5 Yellow. No matter how anxious you are to begin renovations or fixing up your new apartment please consider the consequences and hold off until a more appropriate time.
Build up and strengthen your internal happiness by spending time with friends who make you laugh, lift your self-esteem and encourage you to feel great about yourself. Destroy ugly pictures of people and times that created unhappiness in your life – keep only your “happiness” photos.