Essential and real cures a
Feng Shui practitioner would use.
Now forget about our shop and money toads, happy Buddha’s etc. for a minute (did I really say that) the cures below are ones that a skilled Feng Shui practitioner will use.
S/he will use a combination of Form and compass school Feng Shui method to use these cures to treat a problem within the home/office or environment. This type of Feng Shui is often overlooked as most people think that buying a few money Toads and Buddha’s will cure the problem (I am not going to sell much this month am I) of course you use this alongside the items we sell because they have a powerful effect (phew, that’s better). For the long term you need to combine the two to discover your ideal Feng Shui environment.
The element itself
The most powerful and widely used cure is the element itself, water, wood, fire, earth and metal. Using the real element is so much more powerful than using colours. If you had to use metal to control a bad earth star, it is better to use a metal bowl or six Chinese coins tied with red ribbon than using the colour white, using colours is good although not as powerful as using the element itself. Beware of a practitioner that does a consultation on your property and recommends you buy a whole load of gimmicky cures, the only cures or enhancers we sell on our site are (with the exception of maybe one or two) are ones that most practitioners would use alongside traditional and authentic Feng Shui consultation. For more details on using the five elements click here.
ColourOne of the most important and effective cures in Feng Shui. You can change the element of an object by changing the colour, although not as powerful as the real element, i.e. a white wooden window frame would be classed as a metal element, now the same wooden frame could be changed to a fire element by painting it red. Example: you have a room that faces south; in that room you have the dreaded 2 & 5 star combination, which needs metal to weaken it, so an ideal colour for that room would be white as this represents metal, you have to use other colours to complement other colours. This area of colour usage can be complicated as there will be times when you need to control an element i.e. you may have to use a dark blue (water element) to control the red (fire). Use this advice as a guide only to stimulate your thoughts on how Feng Shui is really used.
Plants (wood element) in general promote good Ch’i, they can be used in or outdoors and are often used for lifting Ch’i in areas where there is bad or stagnant Ch’i. This element represents wood and earth and can be used in conjunction with the five-element cycle to correct an imbalance of elements. The colour of leaves and shapes should be taken into account. You must avoid sharp or pointed leaves as this creates Shar Ch’i (poison arrows) The chi that rides on the wind will have to pass through them causing Ch’i to be fierce and sharp.
CrystalsCrystals are a very powerful cure and the best is the diamond, it would be wouldn’t it, the most expensive out them all. Fortunately a high quality multifaceted lead crystal is sufficient to pick up good Ch’i and spread it throughout a room. They are particularly good to use in dim rooms or areas, which do not have a natural source of light.
They pick up what light is available and use it to lift the Ch’i. Crystals should always be kept clean and when you buy a new one you should soak overnight in sea salt to cleanse it of any negative energy. In fact all the items we sell on our site are cleansed of negative energy and empowered with positive energy (had to get some selling tactics in there with all the damage I did earlier) you can also use sunlight to cleanse them. Real quartz crystals are the earth element.
A very versatile cure, light in itself lifts the Ch’i, it can also be used to complete a missing area of a building. You can use it with Form school Feng Shui to allow for missing Dragon etc. i.e. if you do not have a black Tortoise behind your home (hills) you can use up-lighters
in this area to compensate this. Again this is an important piece of knowledge as not many of us are blessed with an array of hills that stand at the back of our homes. Of course you don’t have to use lights for this problem the hills can be replaced by a building or row of trees.
Statues and heavy ornaments.
Use these outside to square off negative or missing corners. You can use birdbaths, statues, and heavy plant pots. As long as it is heavy as this will give stability and grounding. You can use theme statues, i.e. a hugging loving couple to promote a good relationship.
This may be a new one to you, music is often used and encouraged to lift the energy of a whole house, you can use it to mask annoying traffic sounds in the background. I am going to give you a real life experience in real time as I type: it is Friday afternoon about 1.50 pm I am working from home today and my two boys have just broken up for the holidays. My taste in music is very varied I love all types of music, on this day I am listening to classic FM because I find this type of music gives me inspiration when writing. Now Daniel my youngest has just run upstairs ripped of his school clothes and put his music on “Limp Biscuit” heavy metal, very loud, for me this has completely changed the energy in my office, and if I were subjected to this music any longer the style of writing this newsletter would change completely. Needless to say he is now wearing his headphones and my classical music has now brought the energy levels right for me to continue writing. You really have to balance the energies for the people living in your home as well that is why I cannot expect my children to like my music, however at that particular time I needed the right atmosphere to be creative and whilst Daniel sort of understood he could argue that he needed his “soggy cake” music to uplift him especially as he is so excited about breaking up from school for six weeks. Music and sound are often used to cleanse a home or office. And they carry their own Ch’i.
Water plays a very important part in Feng Shui cures, we use water to attract and capture Ch’i and then the wind to move it, hence the words “Feng Shui” meaning wind and water.
We have big water and small water just to confuse you a bit, big water is lakes, streams, rivers etc, small water is indoor water fountains, fishponds, and aquariums.
To be honest I could spend ages talking about big water and the black Turtle hills behind your home and the direction the water needs to flow, as most of us do not have a meandering river in front of our home or the hill’s behind us, so we have to make our perfect setting by introducing water features in our home or garden. The perfect form school setting is to have a water feature in the front of your home this makes up the
A very common cure in China and often misused in the west, mirrors can be used to fill in negative spaces of a building where it is impossible to work on the outside. They can be used to either deflect bad (Shar) Ch’i away from the home or draw in good (Sheng) Ch’i. Concave and convex mirrors can be used to reduce the effects of large overpowering structures by turning their energy upside down. Convex mirrors can be used to deflect
Ch’i into areas of the home that would have difficulty flowing. Mirrors should be of very high quality with no sharp edges and painted ones are regarded as art. How you see yourself in a mirror is very important.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; no other fixed rule about art can be used other than if it pleases you it is good. However hanging a picture just because it a Van Gogh rather than enjoying the content is bad Ch’i. Bear in mind that when using pictures you should find the element for that area and try and use that element in the picture i.e. if you want a picture for your water element in the north use a picture containing water. Be careful though you shouldn’t use a picture with fast flowing water or stormy water if this is an area you wish to control.