Feng Shui And How Does It Work
Feng Shui, an “Ancient Chinese Art of Arrangement” is being used to facilitate harmony and balance in one’s life through the placement and orientation of objects in that given space. It is believed that when people are living harmoniously with their surroundings, they can harness and benefit from the positive energy of nature.
Feng Shui works on the principle that everything vibrates at its frequency and the energy emitted is called “Qi”. Qi exists in a form of Yin (passive) and Yang (active) which is well balanced and complements each other in the universe. When an environment is out of balance, that is where Feng Shui comes in. Through harmonious arrangement and auspicious placement, we can fine-tune the energy around us to our advantage to live a life full of harmony, happiness, and good fortune.
Feng Shui Lucky Ornaments
Here are some ornaments considered lucky charms for Feng Shui beginners to trail out its effectiveness. Although some people are highly doubtful of its effectiveness as it promised to claim, it could just be the placebo effect. I also think the effects are limited, I would think other aspects such as the external Feng Shui, the layout of the house, the overall movement of the energy (QI) creates much more impact than these Feng Shui items. Nevertheless, Feng Shui experts have also recommended some of these items as cures and enhancers. Let’s look at these recommended items:
Plants are living things and they breathe. They take in energy and emits much more energy than non-living, un-enchanted objects like those mentioned in this article. Plants are commonly used in Feng Shui to amplify and balance the elements of an area. The most popular is the Lucky Bamboo as it requires minimum effort for it to thrive. They don’t need any fertilizers, and they aren’t susceptible to many plant parasites or diseases. The best parts are they symbolize resilience, long-term good fortune, growth, and healing.
Lucky Bamboo Number Meanings – There are symbolic meanings to the number of stalks of your lucky bamboo plant. Here are the meanings of the most common numbers of lucky bamboo stalks:
- 2 Stalks: Love and romance.
- 3 Stalks: Happiness, wealth, and longevity.
- 5 Stalks: Life’s 5 sources of wealth (emotion, intuition, mind, body, spirit).
- 6 Stalks: Luck.
- 7 Stalks: Health.
- 8 Stalks: Growth, improvement, and fertility.
- 9 Stalks: Luck.
- 10 Stalks: Completion, perfection, and contentment.
- 21 Stalks: Very powerful well-wishing blessing for yourself and your family. This number of stalks is usually given as a gift.
Japanese Lucky Cat
The Lucky Cat that originated from Japan is known as the Maneki Neko or “Beckoning Cat” is believed to beckon wealth and good fortune into one’s life. It also symbolizes money, wealth, and financial prosperity. His upraised paw also offers protection. It is getting very popular these days and is considered a very auspicious Ornament, especially in the business sectors. You can easily see them being displayed in offices, shops, and other places of public business and sometime in the home so that it can beckon new clients and financial opportunities.
If a lucky cat is seen raising its right paw, it symbolised inviting you to fortune. This is why it’s the most common version observed in restaurants and retail stores… especially at the cashier or main entrance. If a left paw is raised, it is supposed to attract people and attention. These are meant to convey prosperity in the evening and are therefore most popular with bars and entertainment establishments. Some might think why don’t I get one with both paws raising? Well, you can, but many don’t like this idea as it is considered greed to have everything.
It is amazing to know that the sound of the bells can bring balance and healing to any space, the energy created can instantly break through anything that is blocking the energy from flowing freely, thus the stagnant energy (Qi) can restore balance.
Typically, a bell is hung near the front door as it is believed to attract wealth, block negative Qi, and repel unwanted energies. A Feng Shui bell from the main (or mostly used) entrance is constantly making sounds and clearing the space. When it rang, the symbol of prosperity, abundance, and protection are put into action. Do choose the tone that you like or it will you more Xa Qi (negative Qi) than benefits.
Crystals are not traditionally used in Feng Shui, but it is gaining more popularity in various forms of new-age practices. Thus, many Feng Shui practitioners incorporate the power of crystals in their practices. If you intend to use it in your Feng Shui, take note of the different meanings and properties of each gemstone.
- Rose Quartz: Love, romance, and passion.
- Amethyst: Family harmony, knowledge and wisdom, calmness.
- Hematite: Protection.
- Jade: Harmony, balance, and luck.
- Citrine: Self-esteem.
- Tiger’s Eye: Protection and cleansing.
- Ammonite: Circulation of stagnant energy, stability.
- Clear Quartz: Cleansing and purification.
- Amber: Health.
The mystic knot originated in the folk craft of Chinese knotwork, which is also recognized by other names such as the lucky, love, infinity or never-ending knot, is one of the eight lucky signs of Buddhism. It has this position because of the way it can be twined into a figure “8” without ever having an endpoint and includes the infinity symbol in its pattern. Because of this reason, this all-around good luck symbol has become a symbol for the endless flow of longevity, prosperity, triumph, love and health. This Mystic Knot is often found in red and designed for key chains, car charms, jewellery, pottery and even décor of the home.
According to Feng Shui, the Pagoda is believed to help one keep an ordered and stable mind, trapping bad spirits and energy, enhancing career luck for progression and recognition. If you are keen to use the Feng Shui Pagoda, you will realise that it normally comes in 5, 7, or 9 tiers, each with its meaning. Here is what it means:
- 5 Tier Pagoda: Symbolizes the 5 elements and protects the 5 directions. This pagoda will bring protection and help to improve fortune and luck.
- 7 Tier Pagoda: Symbolizes the 7 treasures of Buddhism. This pagoda brings wealth and career success.
- 9 Tier Pagoda: Symbolizes wholeness, perfection, and stability. This pagoda is great for academic and career success. It also suppresses bad luck.
Pagoda statues are often placed on the desks of students for scholastic luck and the office desk for career luck.
The Five Chinese Emperors Coins 五帝錢
The Ancient Chinese coins (五帝錢) are commonly used by feng shui practitioners. They are believed to attract wealth, serve as a protection charm, block negative Qi, and serve as the support of the house. These coins are used during the reign of these emperors; they are Sun Zhi 順治寶通 (1644-1661), Kang Xi 康熙寶通 (1661-1722), Yong Zhen雍正寶通 (1723-1735), Qian Long 乾隆寶通 (1736-1796) and Jia Qing 嘉慶寶通 (1796-1820) and are highly revered because those were the times where China was most prosperous.
There are various types of coins in the market, if you are particularly looking for the 5 emperor coins, do take reference from the above descriptions. They are normally used as a set for optimum mystical power. In practice, they are most often used as wealth items that are placed in the wealth sector of the house or inside the water features and make great ingredients for the wealth vase/bowl. If you have doubts about how to use them correctly, consult an expert on what’s the best use of these coins in your unique situation.
According to Feng Shui, Water symbolizes wealth, abundance and prosperity. Therefore, many people used a water fountain to incorporate into their Feng Shui water element to attract positive energy into their living or working space.
Water fountain comes in all shapes and sizes. If you already have or planning to get one, you should know how to correctly position your water feature to attract beneficial energy. Here are some rules and guidelines to be followed.
For example, the direction of the flowing water should be flowing inward or inside the home which symbolises inviting wealth into the premise. Never let your water be dirty and stagnant because it will gather stale energy. If based on the Bagua study, the East, Southeast, and North are also highly recommended as the East sector promote good health and relationship, the North sector enhance your career and work luck.
Important things to take note of are – You never placed a water feature in the kitchen because there is a conflict between the element of Water and Fire. Also, refrain from getting one in your bedroom for the bedroom favour calamity rather than restless energy.
Tibetan Dzi Beads
The Tibetan Dzi Beads is also known as “Heaven’s Beads 天珠” is a gemstone that is originated from Tibet and the Himalayan mountains thousands of years ago. It is well known for its ability to attract good fortune and repel negative energy. Many people and even celebrities wear them as part of a fashion accessory or used them as a protective talisman or amulet for they are also believed to bring positive divine benefit to the owner. Here is the meaning behind the number of Eye Dzi Bead Stand For:
1 Eye Dzi Bead – It stands for enhancing one’s wisdom and bringing hope/happiness into your life.
2 Eye Dzi Bead – Encourage harmony between married couples, improve career luck and foster good relationships with others.
3 Eye Dzi Bead – It brings happiness, honour, and promote longevity.
4 Eye Dzi Bead – Purification and aids in overcoming negativity and obstacles in life.
5 Eye Dzi Bead – It aids one in getting whatever he/she desires, so it is a very popular bead that is highly sought after. It gives Endless happiness and attracts wealth luck in 5 directions.
6 Eye Dzi Bead – Remove unhappiness and miseries in life
7 Eye Dzi Bead – Aids one to achieve fame and reputation, career advancement, wealth, relationship, and health & long life.
8 Eye Dzi Bead – It helps to avert calamities and safeguard against catastrophes.
9 Eye Dzi Bead – Ultimate piece that helps its owner to enhance Wealth luck, health, authority and also protection
10 Eye Dzi Bead – Help to remove obstructions in career advancement and improve your relationship with your spouse.
11 Eye Dzi Bead – Eradicate one’s evil intention that disrupts the peacefulness of the heart and mind.
12 Eye Dzi Bead – Empowers one with the strength to exceed their expectations and achieve fame and recognition.
13 Eye Dzi Bead – Enable one to communicate with their late ancestors
14 Eye Dzi Bead – Assist to clear the mind from clutter and karma issues
15 Eye Dzi Bead – Enhance wisdom for the wearer and seeks Heaven’s Luck
16 Eye Dzi Bead – Bring joy and happiness to life and eliminate sadness and sorrow
17 Eye Dzi Bead – Build your self-esteem and appear more confident.
18 Eye Dzi Bead – Guard against obsessions and pressure
19 Eye Dzi Bead – Allow the owner to manifest and fulfil the necessary things in his/her life
20 Eye Dzi Bead – Purification
21 Eye Dzi Bead – Fulfil all your desire to the maximum, combine the elements of all other beads into one.
You might have noticed that many Chinese tycoons have placed this Feng Shui item either in their house, their office, or both. That is because the Wealth Ship symbolizes a smooth journey of carrying wealth and abundance. Therefore, it is vital to align the head of the ship to sail toward your home or office. You can select a model or a painting that you like best and placed it in your wealth areas based on the place’s Bagua, your Kua, and the annual wealth star’s location.