Feng Shui Detective


Feng Shui and The New Year
By: Catherine Brophy
March 2011 Edition

According to the Chinese calendar, the year of the Metal Rabbit began on February 3, 2011. Here are some helpful tips you can use to activate your desires in the coming year:

Clarify Your Vision: Clean your entire space thoroughly, including the windows. Clean windows will improve your ability to envision your future. It will also help eliminate confusion.

If It’s Broke, Fix It: Make sure all faucets, plumbing, appliances, clocks and electronic equipment work well. If something needs repair, now is the time to do it.

Open Your Door to Receive: Make sure your front door operates well and opens fully with no obstruction: squeaking, cracked casings or loose hardware are bad feng shui.Be vigilant. The easier it is for you to enter and leave, the better you will feel, both in and outside of your home.

Out With The Old, In With The New: Clear out all old items; donate things you no longer need and toss items that cannot be repaired. Recycle whenever possible. Getting rid of the old, creates space for the new.

Attract Your Blessings: Make decisions about what you would like to manifest this year. Would you like a new project, a significant relationship, or to increase your finances, stock or property holdings? Perhaps your health needs a boost? Whatever your focus, write out your deepest wish (or wishes) and place that on your front door. Leave it there for at least a month. (You can place it on the inside of the door.) If this is impractical, you might place an image on or near the front door that you equate with your intentions. Be specific. This can be a powerful visual reminder and will not only
attract, but also activate that particular energy inside your home.

Celebrate: Take time to enjoy events with ones you love in your home. Relax, rejuvenate and relish the good times. Happiness and celebrations create good feng shui in a space, that will continue to energize you throughout the year.



Feng Shui and Your Front Door
By: Catherine Brophy
Defining feng shui is difficult. To a large degree it is intangible and invisible. Simply put, feng shui is a practical way of aligning people in their environments, in a way that not only eliminates obstacles, but also enhances opportunities and good fortune. This holds true whether you have one or many homes, offices, buildings, etc., because everything that is yours affects you. Everyone has some intrinsic sense of space – you just know when a place feels good and when it doesn’t, and that feeling begins at the front door.

Here are some helpful tips regarding your front door:

  • Your front door should be clearly marked with your house or apartment number.
  • If you live in a home with more than one door, your front door should be the most prominent.
  • It should open fully with no obstruction.
  • According to feng shui, the first thing you see when you enter your home relates to your money. Fresh flowers represent wealth, so they are great for the entry. Try some yellow tulips (a color said to attract money).
  • Everything around your front door and inside your entryway should work well and look attractive. Likewise, all stairways and floors should feel solid underfoot. With everything working well, your home, and you, will feel more secure.
  • Your front entry should make you happy to be home and if it doesn’t, experiment and see what you can change.

With the new year coming up, it’s a great time to renew your attention to detail in your entry!