FENG SHUI FUNDAMENTALS with T. Raphael Simons
One of the main interests people have in Feng Shui is how it helps increase prosperity. While there are a number of traditional approaches, I have noticed that the most personal approach works best. When your money element, as determined by your Chinese astrological chart, is used in arranging your home and work place, your finances stand the best chance of improving.
In the Chinese system there are five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Each of them has spatial and color correspondences. If, for example, your money element were determined by Chinese astrology to be Wood, we would direct our attention to the East and Southeast areas of your home and use the colors green and light blue to stimulate growth.
Aside from this traditional, more technical approach, there are some good ways that you can use to improve your money prospects. There are two money points to consider. The first is what you see upon opening the main door to your home. The first place you see upon opening the door is the money point. This is an area that should be simple, free of clutter, and decorated either with a light or with an object traditionally associated with prosperity, a bouquet of flowers, for example. Other traditional symbols of prosperity you can place in this area, either as a figurine or picture, include a pot of coins, a conch shell, a deer, a pair of Fu Dogs, two gold fish, swallows, a money toad, or a money turtle. If you use a figurine of a money turtle, point it in the compass direction that corresponds to the material it is made of: North if it is made of plastic or glass, Southwest or Northeast for clay or stone, West or Northwest for metal, East or Southeast for wood.
A home that is cluttered hinders financial growth. In this context, there is a second money point to examine. It is found at the far left-hand corner of your home. The far left-hand corner is determined by standing in the main doorway, looking in. Clutter always corresponds to emotional and personal life issues. When clutter is found at the money point, these issues relate obviously to money. The nature of these issues is determined by the compass direction of the money point. The compass directions are all determined from the mid-point of your entire home. If, for example, your cluttered money point is to the North, it reveals your fears about money. When clearing up the clutter you will need to cultivate calm reflection to find your answers. If your cluttered money point is to the East or Southeast, it reveals confusion, anger and frustration about money. When clearing up your clutter you will need to spend time making creative plans and decisions to take positive action. If your cluttered money point is to the South it reveals that you may be wasting time and money with too many irons in the fire. When clearing up your clutter you will have to focus your aim. If your cluttered money point is to the Southwest or the Northeast, it reveals a tendency to worry too much and feel insecure about money. When clearing up the clutter cultivate a more practical, positive sense of managing. If your cluttered money point is to the West or Northwest, it reveals a tendency to grieve and to have trouble communicating about money. When clearing up the clutter practice deep breathing, resolve your grievances, and say what you need to say. When you resolve your emotional issues, money flows better.
T. Raphael Simons:
Harmony of House & Doorway
Positioning Yourself for POWER
The Balance of Your Relationship:
Who Goes on Which Side of the Bed?
Spiritual House Cleansing
The Year of the Firedog
The Number 10 in
Peace in Your Home
Finding a New Home
2005 in Chinese Astrology and Feng Shui
Feng Shui and Healing
Mirrors in Feng Shui
Form Methods in Feng Shui
Feng Shui and Recreating Oneself
Interview with a Feng Shui Expert