The Magical Portent of December 12, 2012

The most cynical of us are intrigued by the magical portent of reaching 12/12/12.  It is so rare that as a culture, we are drawn to a mystical examination of this unique consecutive date sequence, not to be repeated again until January 1, 2101. Even for those of us who expect to be here on… Read more…

Which Element Are You? Understanding Personality Using the 5 Chinese Elements

Our personalities are shaped by the five elements according to Chinese Feng Shui.  The following examples are the extremes that illustrate how each element works to define the personality.  The goal is to have some of every element in our personalities for balance. Mary, the “Water” person, is the deep thinker who is able to… Read more…

Six Aspects of Your Child’s Room to Consider from a Feng Shui Perspective

I am often asked about colors and décor for bedrooms for younger children to help them feel safe, comfortable, and inspired.  Let’s break down a child’s bedroom into six  aspects from a Feng Shui perspective: The bed—for younger children a large bed (some young children may sleep in a double or even larger bed) can… Read more…

Better Health With Feng Shui

  Better Health with Feng Shui! Since with Feng Shui, the environment is a metaphor for the body, adjustments to the physical environment can help to better health, both in general and with specific concerns. As a Feng Shui practitioner, I often run into clients with low energy or depression as a major concern.  The… Read more…

Elephants and Feng Shui: Nine Ways to Use Elephants for Good Luck!

Elephants and Feng Shui–Elephants are often used in Feng Shui to energize certain areas of the home and for good luck. The elephant is associated with Buddha and the Indian deity Ganesh and can be used to symbolize power, wisdom, strength, protection of the home, fertility, and general good luck. Many Feng Shui practitioners believe… Read more…

Guns and Feng Shui

Yet another horrific shooting in Colorado—a state already etched into America’s consciousness with the 1999 shooting of 14 children at Colombine High School.  This time, 12 are dead so far, and 50 are wounded, including a four-month old infant. Feng Shui tells us our environment is a reflection of our inner world—and our inner world… Read more…

Six Feng Shui Tips for Your Spring Garden!

In Feng Shui, we learn that your garden is as important as the inside of your house in affecting the energy of the family.  These six tips will make sure your yard has smooth, gentle, and nurturing energy flow. 1.  Check for plants, bushes and trees that didn’t make it through the winter.  Dead plants… Read more…

Friday the 13th from A Feng Shui perspective

Feng Shui can give us a new perspective on many popular Western superstitions and provides evidence that underneath our cultural differences, we all dip into Jung’s collective unconscious. The number 13—it is interesting that the most inauspicious number in the West is 13, which  can be translated in numerological terms to four (1+3 = 4),… Read more…

Six Feng Shui Steps To Promote Family Togetherness

With the start of the holiday season, it’s time to consider Feng Shui and that sometimes illusive family harmony.  Where can we begin? Clear off the dining room table so you have a place to eat together—then do so!  Make one meal a week together a minimum. Find other areas in the home where the… Read more…

6 Feng Shui Steps to Healing from a Separation or Divorce

How can Feng Shui help with post divorce/separation healing? The following six steps are a great start! 1.  Remove the obvious signs of a break-up—missing furniture and pictures!  According to Feng Shui, your environment speaks to you and has a major impact on how you view the world.  I’ve been in client homes (often men)… Read more…