Showing posts with label Feng Shui. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Feng Shui. Show all posts

Saturday 28 May 2016

Dragons in the Home with Feng Shui Considerations

Dragons in the Home with Feng Shui Considerations

If you are one of those people who love Eastern Dragons then it’s to be expected that you would populate your home with as many Dragon images as possible. After all, unlike its nasty cousins in the west, this divine mythical creature, which is also one of the four celestial animals, is highly regarded, even worshiped. 

The Dragons of the East have always been considered symbols of success, power, nobility, divine protection and vigilance.

In accordance with Feng Shui principles, Dragons are imbued with the potent and auspicious symbol of yang/male energy. Similarly, a pearl, or a crystal, in the Dragon's claw symbolizes wealth, power and an abundance of opportunities. Therefore, avoid having the pearl in the Dragon's claw facing toward the window or the door.

Endowed with divine attributes the Dragon brings the essence of life in the form of celestial breath known as sheng chi. As Feng Shui is essentially all about capturing and creating sheng chi, it is this element that attracts wealth luck, good fortune, courage, creativity, abundance and success to those who possess the symbol of Dragon. In addition Dragons can fend off the negative energy of evil spirits, and bestow protection to those who embrace its representations. 

Having a Dragon in any part of your home or business premises is auspicious as it represents ultimate Feng Shui for the well-being of the entire family. Therefore people for thousands of years have been using the Dragon as a powerful symbol to revitalize areas of their lives. 

So we all agree Dragons are great and generally having a Dragon in almost any area of your home is considered auspicious save for a few restrictions.

Firstly, when considering the best location and positioning of the Dragon in your home, you may take into account your lucky Feng Shui directions. Keep in mind however, that the location of the Feng Shui wealth star changes every year, so you may have to change the direction the Dragon is facing as well.

The Dragon should be placed facing towards the house (to bring in the energy of wealth and prosperity) and not looking out the window.

As mentioned earlier, Dragons are strong, powerful Feng Shui symbols and exude male energy. They are great for areas in one’s life that require strength, courage, protection, enthusiasm, and prosperity. But don’t have Dragon images that are overwhelming or uncomfortable to be around. Stay away from purchasing pictures where the Dragon is confined in a circle. Do not place the Dragon facing a wall and certainly do not group them in threes in a home. The placement the Dragons should not be crowded or be in a cramped or restricted corner of the room. Keep in mind that Dragons need open space around them with good Chi flow, so as to symbolically fly. 

A good location for the Dragon can be in an office, a work area, or the living room. You can choose to place the Dragon based on the 8 Trigrams Pa Kua, location of current wealth flying star or your lucky directions. Ideally Dragon can be put on the wall behind you as you sit at your desk in an office. In this way you are well supported rather than challenging the Dragon, should you stare at it directly.

As flowing water symbolizes flowing prosperity and good fortune, placing a Dragon figurine or a wall hanging with a Dragon image facing the kitchen faucet will enhance your good opportunities for accumulating prosperity in all forms.

You can also place a Dragon image facing any fountain and other clean water sources. Do not place the Dragon in lower-energy areas such as toilets, the bathroom, the closets or the garage. Being a celestial creature, the Dragon must be treated with utmost respect. Likewise, avoid having rugs with Dragon images where you step on them.

Placement of Dragons in the bedroom warrants some caution as the male energy is too strong. But if you must have one, do not have a solitary Dragon. If you wish to energize romance, you may pair the Dragon with a phoenix to balance the energy. This way they become the ultimate Feng Shui symbol of marital bliss.

Another Feng Shui taboo is to avoid placing the Dragon too high, above eye level to ensure they are constantly under your control. Also, do not place many Feng Shui cures too close to your Dragon.

You obviously love Dragons but you must resist the urge to have too many of them in your home. Feng shui-wise, the maximum recommended number of Dragons in the home is 5 Dragons.

As the images of Dragon come in various colours, here are some Feng Shui attributes: a green Dragon serves as an excellent Feng Shui cure for the east, which is the health area; while a golden Dragon offers Feng Shui cure for wealth and abundance. This of course depends on the 8 Trigrams Pa Kua, location of current wealth flying star or your lucky directions. 

As mentioned earlier, Dragon’s are great in the Wealth area and can be combined with water to symbolize prosperity coming into your home. In this area, the best color for Dragons is either the color of water (black, dark blues, dark blue green, etc.) or the color of money (green or gold) or the color of vitality and energy (red).

Keep in mind Dragons are powerful and magical creatures with abundant energy that can flow either way. Provide the Dragon a lot of breathing room and treat the Dragon with respect.

Good luck.

Saturday 21 March 2015

The Annual Afflictions in 2015

The Dragon is here to Save You from the Annual Afflictions in 2015

People usually set priorities on attaining health, wealth, career etc. This will be of little use if there are annual destructive energies in one’s home and workplace. Therefore, the first and foremost approach must be a defensive act. Each year, certain directions are considered particularly inauspicious and because they exert evil influences that are generally referred to as Sha Qi. Though we are now in March, it still is not too late to take action to protect oneself from these annual afflictions.

Succinctly, the three major yearly afflictions are: The 3 Killings (San Sha/Sarm Saat) ,Tai Sui (The Grand Duke of Jupiter), The Sui Po (referred to as Broken Soldier). 

The Three Killings 

The Three Killings in 2015 is located in the West (232.5 - 307.5)

The Three Killings refer to three Violent Robbers- the combination of Age Killing (Sui Sha), Plundering Killing (Jie Sha) and Calamity Killing (Zai Sha). When Three Killing are wrongly activated or disturbed it can bring about three types of misfortunes:

1- Financial loss/lawsuits, loss of wealth, robbery and theft.

2- Illnesses, blood related injuries

3- Accidents/arguments, calamities, destitution and fatalities.

An encounter with the inauspicious Three Killings calls for extreme caution. Any activity in the West part of your house or office in 2015 must be strictly avoided and any form of noisy renovations such as banging and nailing, re-decorating, disturbing the earth, digging holes or foundations, or any maintenance work with noisy equipment inside or outside will be detrimental to your home and health. If you have to carry out work or emergency repairs in the West during the year of the Sheep/Goat, you can place a six hollow metal rod wind chime between your buildings and the location where the work is being carried out so as to minimize the harm of the Three Killings. 

Aside from not disturbing the ground, there is another important rule of thumb to follow regarding the Three Killings in 2015. If you are moving your desk this year never sit with your back to the West, it is better to be seated facing the West. Also, do not sit with your back facing the 3 Killings either at work or at the dinner table; it is best to confront them directly. Remember, avoid sitting with your back to the west in 2015 or you may find unscrupulous people working against you or you may encounter undue gossip and back stabbing during the year.

If your front door faces the West in 2015 you should place a pair of Fu Dogs just inside the house looking outwards as protective guardians for the year. 

A Ba Gua mirror should also be placed outside if your door is facing west.

For those of you who have bedrooms, a main door or window either in the West or facing the West: you will be afflicted with the Three Killings energy and therefore be more susceptible to legal problems and accidents. 

Three Chi Lin can be used to effectively protect one against the Three Killings:

We previously did a post telling you about the Chi Lin (Qilin). A mythical animal related to Dragon. The Chi Lin- also known as Dragon Horse, is the Chinese Unicorn, a legendary creature with head of a dragon, scales of carp upon the body of a horse, and a tail consisting of little curls.

The Chi Lin's presence is said to attract the powerful cosmic breath of the dragon, which promises good omens, prosperity, success, longevity, wisdom, compassion and illustrious offspring. In Feng Shui the Chi Lin has a very important role as a protector of your home or office. It is also used to counteract the destructive energy of the Three Killings. Placing 3 Chi Lin facing the direction of the Three Killings will restrain and prevent the killing Chi from harming you. 

Tai Sui (Grand Duke of Jupiter) 

Tai Sui resides in 2015 Southwest between 202.5º - 217.5º degrees 
southwest in 2015.

Tai Sui, also known, as Grand Duke Jupiter or Grand Commander of the Year (or the Year God). He is one of the most highly respected and feared deity in the Chinese beliefs.

Great General Yang Xian is the Tai Sui (or Grand Duke) and year god for the yin, wood, earth Sheep/Goat year. He’s also the one who gives trials to the afflicted Zodiac signs. In 2015, people that are Goat/Sheep, Ox/Cow, Rat and Dog animal signs are in conflict with the Tai-Sui. Some may not understand the implications that are entailed when a zodiac sign is deemed to be in conflict with Tai Sui, resulting in fear and confusion. Unlike conventional thinking however, conflicting with the Annual Year Tai Sui may not be all ominous. Depending on the interpretation, it could foretell “CHANGES” or “MOTIONS” in your life.

Regardless, if you would like to ensure that the year is a smooth and rewarding one, remedial steps can be taken to appease Tai Sui and prevent offense to him.

Tai Sui is particularly sensitive about direct confrontation. Try not to sit facing, or sleep with your head pointing to the direction of Grand Duke Jupiter.

As it is with the Three Killings, Tai Sui also dislikes noise and commotion and being disturbed. Best avoid any construction work and home repairs in the Southwest during 2015.

The traditional Chinese method to appease Tai Sui is to place a Pi Yao or dragon headed tortoise in the northeast sector of the home or office facing the 15º southwest radius where Tai Sui sits.

This is so important this year. Remember also, Tai Sui is very fond of his pet, the Pi Yao. Appease him by placing the Pi Yao in the affected sector or just wear the Pi Yao as an amulet.

You never know when and where you have offended Tai Sui. To play safe, you may carry on you a protective amulet or a sacred talisman from temples, Pi Yao, Tai Sui Image or Tai Sui Mantra.

Sui Po 

Sui Po is located in the Northeast in 2015 (The year breaker)

Sui Po year breaker occupies the division directly opposite Tai Sui Grand Duke, which for 2015 is the northeast. You should treat this area the same as the other annual afflictions with no ground-breaking work, renovations or any noisy activities. If disturbed this area can, and normally will, cause immediate health problems especially for the elderly. If you have to carry out unavoidable work or do emergency repairs in the north place a six hollow metal rod wind chime between the buildings and where the work will be carried out.

To disperse the negative effects in 2015, you should also hang a set of six Chinese coins tied with red ribbon. Place a salt water cure in the west and southeast of your home or office this year to control the #5 and #2 stars. This is very important in 2015 especially if you have a main door, bedroom, office, lounge or other important room in the southeast, west, and south.

For those of you who would like to find out your Chinese Horoscope Animal see below:

The End.

Sunday 4 January 2015

Dragon’s General Prediction for 2015

Dragon’s General Prediction for 2015 



2015 unfortunately will not be a good or steady year. The world will still experience pockets of hostility much like last year, as well as persistent unrest in the Middle East. 

The last two Goat/Sheep years were in 1991 and 2003 which were the two Gulf wars, so the likelihood of another conflict in 2015 is a definite probability especially if you factor in the pending trouble with ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Nevertheless from a Feng Shui aspect there is some encouraging news as it foretells some long term resolutions to these conflicts. 

Meanwhile, I’m afraid the powerful earth energy of the Goat/Sheep will also bring natural disasters like earthquake, landslides, floods, avalanches, and further worldwide disasters such as collapse of major buildings worldwide (in particular in Middle Eastern countries). 

There is no water in the goat/Sheep year; this makes the earth stronger which can also portend forest fires, hurricanes, typhoons and severe weather change along with potential for nuclear damages similar to Japan in 2011 along with air and sea pollutions possibly leading to severe environmental devastation. 

The less auspicious months are in April, June, July, October and January 2016. With regards to health, earth is associated to the pancreas, stomach and muscles. The resilient earth will disturb the balance of these areas and can easily activate problems of cancer and problems of the stomach, pancreas as well as propagating obesity. Diabetes can be caused by problems with the pancreas so it will also be more serious in year of the Goat. So mind your diet and make sure you limit carbohydrate intake as it will create blood sugar which is fire element disturbing the balance of earth element. 

Don’t fret; it’s not all doom and gloom. On the plus side the Goat/Sheep in Chinese metaphysics is the toughest earth element and Inside the Goat/Sheep there is a hidden yin fire, yin wood and yin earth. The fire energies still exist in the 2015 year therefore it looks favorably to the energy sector, air travel, sports, entertainment and restaurants. Furthermore, the fire element should continue to affect the economy and the stock market. 

Stay tuned for future blog: Chinese Animal Horoscopes for 2015

Sunday 30 March 2014

Dragon Headed Turtle

Dragon Headed Turtle

The Dragon and the turtle are both considered celestial creatures and are part of the four Feng Shui guardians assigned to each of the four cardinal directions. The green Dragon is in the East, the red Phoenix in the South, the white Tiger is in the West and the North has the black Turtle. So any combination of these celestial animals logically makes for a more powerful force.

The Dragon Tortoise is a hybrid of the celestial dragon that also is blessed with the attributes of a sturdy and steadfast tortoise. With the head of dragon and a body of a turtle the energy of the dragon, comprising courage, determination and success, is perfectly blended with tortoise’s longevity of tenure, to provide one with a protection and lasting and successful career luck. How apropos that the Dragon Headed Turtle is often depicted on a bed of coins and ingots, holding a coin in its mouth- eliciting lasting wealth and occasionally, appears with claws and Ru Yi- bringing forth authority and protection. In these configurations the dragon is said to be blowing good breathe to people and carrying the Ru Yi which signifies power, high rank and doing everything well.

With the Dragon Headed Turtle, the symbolic meanings of the dragon (luck); tortoise (long life), baby tortoise (new beginnings, fertility or excellent descendants luck) and the coins representing the money that can be made, are the reason for its heightened popularity. The various designs on its back meanwhile, such as a whole lo or a shu square symbol or with one or several baby dragon turtles riding it, always represents a good beginning and a new business venture with prospects. For those of you that are in a relationship, or wishing to have one, The Dragon Tortoise also furthers fortunate relationships. It is a fantastic energizer for scholastic finesse and superior knowledge as well as for acquiring many benefactors at school and work.

A word of caution: Do not place this symbol in the kitchen or bath room.

The ideal placement of the Dragon Turtle would be in the North, NW or East sector of the house. Placing this dragon at home is said to bring the occupants of a home good luck, wealth and feeling of security. The Dragon Headed Turtle also protects a home from negative energies.

In 2014 a metal Dragon Turtle is also used as a Feng Shui cure to neutralize the energy of negative annual stars, particularly the #2 (visiting East) and #5 star (visiting NW). In this case it brings strong protective energies as related to the fiery and courageous energy of the dragon and the watchful guardian energy of the turtle.

Do not put the Dragon Headed Turtle in the North or East if it is directly in front of you while putting it at office or business place. Instead it would be best to position the symbol parallel to where you sit; here it can enhance your relationship luck. If you have arguments and troubles you can display it right behind your seat looking sideways which signifies support. Display it in Northeast for scholarship and to further your education.

Indeed, keeping a dragon turtle will attract prosperity to your business and improves your relationships with those around you. To further improve the general relationship luck you may place a piece of red ribbon in his mouth, which works wonders. To improve wealth a piece of golden ribbon can be kept in its mouth. If you are having health problems place a piece of blue ribbon in his mouth.

Apart from all these attributes listed above, Dragon Headed Turtle is a wonderful gift to give to someone who is starting a new business, career or a new job.

Best of Luck