Feng shui began as a way to avert or ameliorate disaster by locating and orienting the tombs of ancestors so that they would not be disturbed. It was a time when ancestors were thought to be able to either watch over and advance the fortunes of their descendants if treated with the proper respect or [...]
Tiger’s eye (also called Wood alexandrite, Tigers eye or Tiger eye) is a chatoyant gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rock that is a golden to red-brown color, with a silky luster. Tiger’s eye gemstone combines the grounding energy of the earth with the elevating energy of the sun.
The Symbolic Meaning of [...]
The modern concept of sustainable living is highly compatible with feng shui, to the extent that it works with nature, rather than against it. And to the extent that sustainable living respects the natural features of the land.
Traditional feng shui honored the natural energy of the land. It is said that traditional Chinese [...]
We have written here before about the fact that the feng shui of your car is just as important as that of your home. Many of us commute by car a couple of hours a day—or more. Others use their car in their work. Even if you only use your car for errands and occasional [...]
Natural Obsidian Chinese Zodiac Snake Amulet Necklace
Obsidian is formed as lava from volcanic eruptions cools within the earth and submerged in water so quickly. It doesn’t have time to crystallize resulting in volcanic glass. In the Middle Ages it was thought to ward off demons. Hence it is often used as a [...]
Sunshine and sea breezes in a sheltered environment offer excellent positive chi for feng shui. Sunshine provides stimulating yang chi, and sea breezes provide invigorating negative ions that are good for your health.
For golfers, there is no better environment than the gorgeously landscaped PGA course, a gem of course design, and 2,340 beautifully landscaped [...]
Feng shui has always had both a mystical and a practical aspect. Even the mystical aspect has always had a practical purpose: to make life better for the living.
Over the centuries some of the applications of feng shui have changed. They have been extended from the original purpose of situating the tombs of powerful [...]
Traditional feng shui is based on nature, on the natural forces of land and weather. It is based on common sense and observation of the natural world. In that sense, it is very compatible with naturopathy, a holistic healing system that works with the body’s natural healing abilities.
Naturopathic practitioners include naturopaths, who are trained [...]
The bathroom is an odd but important room in feng shui. Traditional feng shu was invented long before indoor plumbing, so the bathroom is a latecomer to the feng shui philosophy.
Most feng shui experts tell us not to decorate the bathroom in traditional feng shui fashion. Just keep the door closed.
The idea is [...]
One of the tenets of feng shui might be summed up as “Do things right.” Do what you can do well. Do not overreach and get sloppy or skimp on necessities.
So when it comes time to give a party or stage an event, make sure you think things through for the safety, comfort and [...]