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Your Wealth Luck

4 Factors That Affect Your Wealth Luck

Your wealth luck is largely influenced by personal habits and living environment, if you can not develop a good habit that attracts the God of Wealth, or your Feng Shui is not arranged to the liking of the God of Wealth, it would be difficult to accumulate wealth.

Not disciplined enough when managing money

Wealth is also a form of energy. The difference of attitude in dealing with wealth will make a significant impact on your wealth luck. For example, many people are willing to pay higher costs, in the pursuit of wealth. With a strong desire for wealth, they are able to attract better wealth luck, and thus, the wealth accumulation.

There is another type, where although eager to gain wealth, they are not disciplined when dealing with wealth, and because of the lack of respect towards money and no effort being put in, they will not get very good wealth luck. Therefore, if you want a good fortune, you must start from the small things. Such as not disregarding the small changes you get from buying things; Spending money with restraint; Develop a reasonable financial plan.

Not easy to get along

Some people pull a long face, some are proud, some people are indifference to others…Such people give the energy field of vicious and withdrawn, and thus unapproachable. Being with such people will cause a lot of problems, and so affect what we do. Therefore, it is always good to be kind and maintain a positive attitude to attract the God of Wealth’s blessing. After all, who does not like “harmony”?

Waste of Water

There is a Chinese saying “The mountain represents human and the water represents wealth”. The water that is related to wealth does not limit to river, reservoir, sea, ocean, lake, but also refers to the water at home, such as: tap water, fish tank water, drinking water, bottled water from supermarket and so on.

Some people take a long time in washing dishes and bathing; Throw away bottled water only after drinking a few mouthful. These wasting habits are losing wealth luck.

Feng Shui that Loses Wealth Luck

If the formation of your house Feng Shui has the main door directly facing the back door without any blockages in between to stop the energy from accumulating within the house, it is difficult to retain the wealth luck energy. At the same time, it will also affect the spending habits of the people living in the house, causing them to spend whatever they earn.

Synchronicity-surroundings

Observe behaviours and events around you

It is not what you did that is causing the events happening to and around you. It is that they are going to happen and the universe is trying to warn you through the signs and symbols around you which you may not be aware. This is synchronicity.

Below are 3 examples for your references:

True story I:
A friend wanted to place an item at the top of the bed at his head area. Immediately, we knew that he is having some issues with his head. True enough, he was having headaches of late due to some stress he is facing. He has unconsciously reflected a message sent by the universe and he is not aware. We advised him to shift the furniture away and now he is free from the headache that has been plaguing him for some time.

True story II:
Another friend placed a box of water in his bedroom thinking that water is “wealth” as he wants to gain more wealth. Due to the area that he placed his water, he ended up getting retrenched. The reason for him to place the water at the wrong place is because he is unconsciously reflecting a message sent by the universe and he is not aware.

True story III:
Mr Lim hung up some decorations on the wall during the festive season, and Mrs Lim thought it was grandmother who hung it up. This shows a message that the grandmother will have some incidents happening relating to her legs and joints in the near future. True enough, a week after, grandmother fell down and hurt her legs. Luckily, it was not serious. Had Mr Lim not remove the decorations immediately when we told him to, things could be worse. It is because that this incident is going to happen that Mr and Mrs Lim have unconsciously received the message and are not aware.

Therefore, observe what is happening around you, including your own behaviours and thoughts, as well as others’. Become aware of your surroundings and you will find synchronicity all around you. Prepare yourself for what is coming up in your life so that you can grasp the opportunities and avoid adversities.

You can get assistance from us with our Divination services or Feng Shui service to identify the messages around you.

Fengshui

Geography is the theoretical basis of FengShui

It was mentioned in I Ching, the book of changes, “Raise your head for astronomy and look downwards for geography”, Fengshui is derived from observing geography. It can be also said that in ancient China, geography is an important foundation of the Fengshui theory. Basic Fengshui geography is reflected in five areas: topographical maps, hydrology, climate, meteorology, soil and prospecting.

When Fengshui masters audit for Fengshui, they usually bring along with them a map as a tool, and use it to draft up a Fengshui map, to represent the Dragon vein thought theory, the relationship between the Star and the terrain surrounding the grave or geographical environment and the urban environment. The most famous Fengshui map is “China 3 biggest Dragon Stems” map.

In Fengshui, it is said that all the “mountain veins” come from the source of KunLun Mountain in China, and of these, the 3 main “mountain veins” are found within China. There are main mountain veins and branches of the mountain veins, in Fengshui theory, they are the “Dragon Stem” and “Dragon Branch”, and within China, there lies the 3 biggest main “Mountain veins” and they are China 3 big “Dragon Stems”. The 3 “Dragon Stems” are the boundaries of South China Sea, Yangtze River, Yellow River and Yalu River. Wherein, the “North Dragon Stem” passed by the Yin Mountain, Helan Mountain, and from Beijing into the sea, it’s “Dragon Branch” is Hengshan, Taihang and Yanshan. The central “Dragon Stem” passed through Sichuan into the central plains, and finally ended up in the sea, and its “Dragon Branch” is ZhongnanShan, HuaShan, Taishan and Songshan. The southern “Dragon Stem” passed through Yunnan, into Hunan. and its “Dragon Branch” is WulingShan, HengShan, Lushan and Tianmu mountain.

The water theory in Fengshui study includes the hydrology water system, underground water system and quality.

The Sunlight and Wind theory in Fengshui study is mainly about the climate and meteorological knowledge. When Fengshui Masters select locations, they will note
the hidden wind and wind blocking locations, it is to avoid the cold wind, and not the warm wind, to create a small comfortable and warm environment. When people are selecting houses, they usually choose houses that sits in north and facing south, this is the manifestation from this theory.

Shoes Feng Shui

Shoes Feng Shui: Stop throwing your shoes around!

Taking off shoes and changing them into slippers for home has become a habit of many friends. One reason is to relax the feet that ran the whole day, and secondly to maintain the hygiene and health of the home.

Although it is a good habit to remove your shoes upon stepping into your home, but what to do with them after removing is a problem. Some friends just throw them in the balcony, living room and even bedrooms for convenience, and this is not desirable.

We all know that there is different energy field at different locations, and shoes as protector shield for our feet have accompanied us to various big and small places of locations, and therefore, the energy field from these places will rub off on our shoes. These energies are inevitably different from our own home, and may even clash with each other. In serious cases, they may even form a “killing” energy, and this is bad for health of the occupants in the house and will negatively affect the career and wealth prosperity as well.

How shall we then deal with the shoes that we wore outside for the whole day after we return home? Let us find out below:

Placing them outside the door

To reduce the negative energy and smell of the shoes that may affect the energy field of the home, it is important to leave the shoes outside of the house. The same goes for the jackets that you wore out, they should be hung on the stand at the door.

Keep them in the shoes cabinet

It is best not to leave the shoes on the shoe rack. The best way to deal with the shoes, in order to avoid the “evil spirits” and negative energy of the shoes that will affect the health of the occupants, is to keep them away in shoes cabinets.

It is a taboo to keep the shoes head down

Having the shoes placed head down has a significant meaning of “going downhill”. Thus, it is easy to lead to the overall decline in fortune, including career and wealth as the most obvious.

Feng Shui Books

Top 10 Feng Shui books

If you are interested to learn and understand more on Feng Shui, the following books will be your best bet as the first step. Here are the top 10 Feng Shui books our experts have selected. The books should be good enough for you to make some changes in life. If you want to know more professional information and practice on others, it is best recommended you to get some training from Mentors and learn from Masters.

10. The complete Idiot’s Guide to Feng Shui (Third Edition)

Feng Shui books - Complete idiot guide to Feng Shui
Considered the Feng Shui bible by classical practitioners and teachers, ‘The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Feng Shui’ has been updated to include more case studies and Feng Shui readings to make the practical application of Feng Shui even more accessible; new chapters feature before and after photos of Feng Shui makeovers and explain Ming Gua (Your Life’s Gua); the Guardian Star that influences a person’s character, and much more. One of the few Western books that focuses on classical Feng Shui, which is growing in popularity now that the topic has become more mainstream. Joseph Yu is one of only five world-renowned classical Feng Shui masters.

 

9. Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui

Feng Shui books - Clear your clutter
In this revised and updated edition of her classic, bestselling book, Karen Kingston draws on her wealth of experience as a clutter clearing, space-clearing, and Feng Shui practitioner to show you how to transform your life by letting go of clutter. Her unique approach lies in understanding that clutter is stuck energy that has far-reaching physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual effects. You’ll be motivated to clutter clear as never before when you realize just how much your junk has been holding you back!

 

8. Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life

Feng Shui books - move your stuff, change your life
An essential and accessible guide to increasing happiness, improving your financial well-being, and bettering your health through the timeless Chinese art of Feng Shui.

 

 

 

7. The Practical Encyclopedia of Feng Shui Understanding the Ancient Arts of Placement

Feng Shui Encyclopedia
Here the theories of the ancient Eastern Art of Feng Shui are fully explained, and practical advice is offered on how to make changes to your surroundings to foster good health, improve your relationships, and welcome prosperity into your life.

 

 

6. The Principles of Feng Shui

Feng Shui books - Principles of Feng Shui
After ten years of intensive research, experimentation, exploration, and the teaching of Feng Shui, Master Larry Sang puts forth his accumulated knowledge and insights into this book to systematically introduce Feng Shui to its readers.

 

 

5. Feng Shui For Dummies

Feng Shui books - Feng Shui for dummies
According to Feng Shui practitioners the design of a room can have a dramatic effect on health, wealth and success. This guide shows how to arrange furniture, lighting, colours and other interior elements for maximum benefit.

 

 

4. Feng Shui Design

Feng Shui books - Feng Shui design
Feng Shui originated in ancient China, as farmers sought to survive through finding harmony with nature, but in recent years it has moved to the West and entered the mainstream of the modern design world. Internationally renowned interior designers, architects, and landscapers are adopting Feng Shui precepts in their work, and stories abound of the remarkable, positive impact Feng Shui has had on people’s lives. This informed and informative book offers a clear understanding of the historical roots of Feng Shui, its fundamental principles, and shows how they can be used practically today. With photographs of both classic and modern examples of Feng Shui in practice, Feng Shui Design offers inspiration and down-to-earth ideas for anyone to follow in considering home, garden, or office designs. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs, drawings, charts, plans, and original calligraphy by Master Lin Yun, Feng Shui Design will be required reading for designers, architects, and anyone wanting to explore this ancient art.

 

3. Feng Shui: A Guide to the Must-Know Feng Shui Basics, Including the Feng Shui Bagua Map, Feng Shui Colors, and Other Important Feng Shui Tips

Feng Shui books - Feng Shui Must Know
If you’re ready to learn exactly how to incorporate the principles of Feng Shui into your life and home environment, then this book is for you!

 

 

 

2. Lillian Too’s Easy-to-Use Feng Shui: 168 Ways to Success

Feng Shui books - easy to use Feng Shui
Looking for luck, love, wealth, and health? The world’s best-selling writer on feng shui takes you step-by-step down the road to happiness! Lillian Too, renowned author of books and articles on this ancient Chinese art, divulges the secrets of controlling the powerful forces of ch’i to bring success into our lives. With 179 tips on everything from personalizing interior decoration to improving family relations, it’s the most practical, thorough, systematic, and stunningly illustrated guide to eliminating every obstacle standing in the way of contentment. Enrich personal space by identifying auspicious corners, good fortune directions, and life-enhancing elements, and organize the household to intensify their beneficial qualities. Need to improve finances? Grow orange or lime plants, whose ripening fruits symbolize prosperity, or hang coins or bells on the doors. Sleep on an authentic Feng Shui bed, let carpets create solid foundations, and fill vases with the right flowers. Protect the home or office fr om the “shar chi” or “killing breath” of open shelves. And there’s a reason traditional Chinese matriarchs keep cleaning paraphernalia out of sight-they know that visible brooms will “sweep away” the family’s livelihood. Try one of many effective methods for ensuring togetherness and harmony between kinfolk, for helping children do well at school, and for attracting romance. As you put these time-tested ideas into practice, you’ll feel your world getting better and better!

 

1. Creating Sacred Space With Feng Shui

Feng Shui books - Creating sacred space with Feng Shui
Feng Shui is the ancient oriental art of enhancing and harmonizing the flow of energy in your surroundings. Over the last twenty years, Karen Kingston has pioneered the study of a specialized branch of Feng Shui called Space Clearing. In this fascinating and easy-to-follow guide she shows how you can use Space Clearing and other principles of Feng Shui to enhance the flow of energy in your home or workplace and so create happiness and abundance in every area of your life.

Maneki Neko

Maneki Neko – Japanese Lucky Cat

Maneki Neko, the Japanese Lucky cat brings good luck, peace, longevity and have other auspicious meanings, that attract people to purchase it. In general, this lucky cat will be placed in the shop or home, at the most eye-catching position.

Placements of Maneki Neko

Everyone wants to know the optimal position to place their Maneki Neko to get its full potential of attracting wealth and good luck. Below we share what we have found out:

1. Placement of Maneki Neko in stores

Maneki Neko that are placed in stores must face the main entrance. This is because, this lucky cat will help attract customers. For shops, you can place the lucky cat that waves its left hand. This can attract customers and more customers means more money. You can also put the lucky cat raising its both hands, or holding the treasure pot in its hands.

2. Placement of Maneki Neko at homes

Living room

It is common for people to place their luck cats in the living room and at its most eye-catching position. The best facing of the cat would be to sit at the North and facing the South. It is best to have it placed at location where the main entrance can see, to have it to gather good energy and fortune.

Other rooms in the house

You can place the luck cat at the wealth sector of your house, this will enhance its potential to attract wealth.

You can also place the lucky cat in your bedroom or study room. There is not much fuss about which or where to place the lucky cat. You can place the knowledge lucky cat, “Peach blossom” lucky cat or even “roly-poly” lucky cat.

3. Other placements of Maneki Neko

You can wear it as an accessory on you, or place it in the car. You can even hang it on your mobile to bring you good luck and fortune.

Origins and Colors of Maneki Neko

1. Origins of Maneki Neko

Maneki Neko, the Lucky cat originated in Japan, but different schools have different meanings for the Lucky Cat, such as the Jiyuan Lucky cat, Hokkaido Lucky cat, Aichi Lucky cat and Vietnamese house Lucky cat.

2. Scopes of application of Maneki Neko

There are many places to place the Lucky cat. Some place it in the shops to attract good luck with customers, and some place it in the office and at home. The real Lucky cat is generally made of ceramic or bone of porcelain. It is rarely produced in plastic.

3. Meanings of different colors of Maneki Neko

  • White lucky cat represents good luck.
  • Black lucky cat can get rid of bad luck and ensures protection and safety.
  • Pink lucky cat ensures smooth relationships.
  • Red lucky cat ensures good health.
  • Green lucky cat ensures good reputation and title in life.
  • Gold lucky cat ensures good wealth and fortune.
  • Yellow lucky cat ensures prosperity.
  • Purple lucky cat ensures beautiful, longetivity, and good health.
  • Blue lucky cat ensures good career success.

Introduction to hand gestures of Maneki Neko

The placement and use of the lucky cat is closely related to its hand gestures. Place the lucky cat in the correct position according to its hand gestures.

1. Maneki Neko with its right or left hand raised

  1. Right hand raised Lucky cat: This is a male cat. It is a symbol of attracting wealth and treasure and bring good luck.
  2. Left hand raised Lucky cat: It is a symbol of attracting many good people and friends.

2. Maneki Neko with both hands raised

If both hands are raised, it means both “financial” and “blessing” can arrive together! If the hands position is lower (near the face), it can bring happiness; hand held in high position (higher than the head), you can attract happiness of the distance.

3. Maneki Neko with golden bell and closed eyes

  • Lucky cat wearing a golden bell, signifies good luck and blessings.
  • Close-eyed cat will attract wealth that is near.
Feng Shui symbols

Feng Shui symbols and items

There are many varieties of Feng Shui symbols and items, and Feng Shui items should be selected according to your Feng Shui needs. Appropriate selection will enhance its effect. Note also the methods and placements of the selected items, should be in accordance to advice of Feng Shui experts. For example, some Feng Shui mascots will be required to be placed at appropriate positions to be effective, if placed wrongly, it could become misfortune.

Below we share some of the different categories of Feng Shui symbols and items for reference:

Peace and safety: Talismans, Bottles, bamboos, car safety amulets

Money: Five Road Talismans, Goki Talismans, God of Sea Emperor Coins, Rolling of cash, Five emperors coins, God of Fortune, Golden toad, PiXiu, Elephants

Good Luck: TaiSui Talismans, Wang Talismans, Lucky Bamboos

Career promotion: Career Talismans, “Flying dragon in the sky”, Emperor stamp, “Monkey riding a horse”, Green dragon

Literature Knowledge: Wen Chang Talismans, God of Sea Wen Chang pagoda, Paintbrush, “Set the Thames on fire”

House protection: God of Sea door Talismans, Talismans, Tai Shan stone, Green dragon, Bronze lion

Health: Plant gourd, Jade gourd, Crystal ball

Defense and avert disasters: Bronze mirrors, God of Sea Defense plate, Crystals, Gourds

Defense against mean people: Talismans, Green dragon

Love and Marriage: Bronze mandarin ducks, Marital harmony talismans, pink crystal fox

Remove “Peach Blossom” (Love): Gold rooster, Tao Mu Jian (Peachwood sword)

Pregnancy: Guanyin gift of sons Talismans, Kirin gift of sons, Jade mountain, painting of opened pomegranate of hundred children

Wealth: Painting of Peony, Ruyi, Wind chimes, Dragon accessories

Feng Shui numbers

Feng Shui numbers for 12 Chinese zodiac animals

Find out your lucky Feng Shui numbers, so you can use these favorable figures on your phone number, car license plate number, house floor, house numbers, lottery numbers, seat number, etc. In short, as long as there are things that are number related, you can use them as in life for good luck, and the Feng Shui numbers will be a great help to you.

Rat

Lucky numbers: 3 and 5
Unlucky numbers: 2 and 4

Ox

Lucky numbers: 1 and 4
Unlucky numbers: 5 and 6

Tiger

Lucky numbers: 3 and 9
Unlucky numbers: 5 and 7

Rabbit

Lucky numbers: 0 and 6
Unlucky numbers: 5 and 9

Dragon

Lucky numbers: 6 and 8
Unlucky numbers: 4 and 9

Snake

Lucky numbers: 1 and 2
Unlucky numbers: 5 and 6

Horse

Lucky numbers: 4 and 9
Unlucky numbers: 5 and 7

Goat

Lucky numbers: 1 and 7
Unlucky numbers: 2 and 9

Monkey

Lucky numbers: 3 and 9
Unlucky numbers: 6 and 7

Rooster

Lucky numbers: 0 and 2
Unlucky numbers: 1 and 3

Dog

Lucky numbers: 4 and 8
Unlucky numbers: 3 and 7

Pig

Lucky numbers: 0 and 7
Unlucky numbers: 2 and 6

Chinese Feng Shui Yin Yang

Yin and Yang of Chinese Feng Shui

The most basic of Chinese Feng Shui, is the core concept of Yin and Yang. In Chinese Feng Shui Bagua, the core is also the Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang can explain all the phenomena of nature, and this is also used to explain contradiction in Chinese philosophy. In the I Ching, the Book of Changes, Yin and Yang is established in detailed in the academic, everything has a Yin and Yang, the brightness as Yang, and the darkness as Yin; Whatever is above is Yang, and underneath is Yin; On the outside, it’s Yang, and Yin within; Hot as Yang, Cold as Yin; Fast as Yang, Slow as Yin; Male as Yang, Female as Yin; Strong and firm as Yang, gentle and weak as Yin; Motion for Yang, Static as Yin.

Whether it is Yang or Yin, both Yin and Yang exist together, this is the so-called “solitary Yin do not last, and solitary Yang do not survive”, which becomes the study in the philosophy on contradictory opposition and unity. Things in the world, are a combination of Yin and Yang, there are positive and negative polarity in electricity, male and female in human, the extremes of the North and South poles, and the Day and Night.

The existence of Yin and Yang is a dynamic equilibrium, and are constantly changing under different conditions. The night comes when the day ends, the winter comes when the summer ends, there is a saying “what goes around will eventually comes around” is a brilliant concise summary of Yin and Yang. Ancient Chinese philosophy explanation of Yin and Yang has gone beyond the western theory of dialectical materialism for too many years.

Normal conversion of Yin and Yang have certain rules to follow, it is homeostasis. If there is an anomalous situation to the conversion, anomalous results can occur. For example, in traditional Chinese medicine theory, when the Yin and Yang imbalance occurs, either the Yin becomes weak or Yang becomes weak, this will bring change to human’s health, causing physical discomfort, illness or even death.

The same goes for Feng Shui, to get the balance of Yin and Yang through the whole or partial environment, to achieve a balanced state for the place. Once this balance is not achieved, it will create the “Killing” energy, and will affect the health or luck. In traditional Feng Shui theory, to achieve balance in Yin and Yang, it is not a fifty-five division, but a ratio of six Yin to four Yang, a fifty-fifty ratio is the most unstable state, it will create more clashes, and not able to grasp. For example, the Yin and Yang is split equally in a residential home, it can easily lead to family disputes and marital discord. For example, we usually refer to sitting in the North, and facing towards the South, South as Yang, and North as Yin. Main entrance at the South and windows in the North, this is an example of a balanced Yin and Yang energy field. The main door is bigger than the window, therefore, Yang is bigger than Yin.

Feng Shui meaning

Feng Shui Meaning and Time, Space and People

Feng Shui is literally translated from the Chinese words, where “Feng” refers to Wind and “Shui” refers to water, both the wind and water belong to geography, and this correspond to the so-called Time, Space and Human favorable factors, therefore, the relationship of geography and Feng Shui is very close. Feng Shui is air and water, and at the same time, “Feng” also refers to “Aura”/”Energy”, such as the heaven and earth energy/aura, human aura/energy, and aura of luck, or energy of luck, these have tremendous effect on the end results.

In traditional Feng Shui doctrine, Feng Shui is divided into Human Mansion and Death Mansion, that is, the residential homes that people live in, will affect their health and luck, while the tombs of ancestors have great impact on the fate and career of the future generations.

This world is nothing but time and space, which is commonly known as the universe, and universe in Chinese is read as “Yu Zhou”. “Yu” means the geographical space, and “Zhou” refers to the time. The so-called Fate, which is “Ming Yun” in Chinese. “Ming” refers to innate and congenital; and “Yun” refers to the decision after birth.

Time is an important factor in Feng Shui. For example, the time of birth of a human, is the Bazi of a person, has a great impact on a human’s luck trend, and this is also why people will choose auspicious time for marriage, offering ceremony, or starting a business.

Space in Feng Shui, is commonly known as “place”, where it not only refers to the orientation, or location, but also the surrounding environment, such as lighting, the surrounding landscape architecture, etc. It also includes a number of other intangible factors. This is also the reason why the so-called “Lucky Land” here does not make everyone there prosperous.

In addition to “Tian Shi” (Time) and “Di Li”(Space), Chinese ancestors also stress on the Human Factor. Humans are the decisive factor, and this is the same in Feng Shui as well. Sincere cooperation between people can result in a strong temporal power, though it is invisible, but it can be felt by a lot of people. Such as “Family Harmony” is an example of this.

Feng Shui is actually the choice of people on the surrounding environment and the treatment. This includes the location, layout and decoration. Location is about a suitable place, including geographical location, surrounding buildings, landscapes and other trend; Layout is the size of the building, the orientation, the surrounding road construction; and decoration refers to the formation and display of decorative items within the completed building.

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