A valuable guide on how to increase wealth, good luck
and avoid debt problems in the year of the Snake 2013 using Feng Shui secrets, cures and enhancers.
© Michael Hanna 2013
“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”
It appears we are out of recession one day and then back in the next, heading for a fiscal cliff (new one to me) or a double dip recession, regardless of which country you live in, this seems to be the same old story for most of us, no one seems to know what is going on and this can cause an unsettled energy and it seems every newspaper, radio, TV and website are all reporting the same negative news and my firm belief is whatever we think and keep focusing on will happen good or bad and all this negative talk and thoughts will accelerate the problem worldwide so the first thing I will advise is stay positive and think positive thoughts, I know, easier said than done…
The below Feng Shui tips, secrets, cures and enhancers below are not just about placing a few crystals or statues and may seem a bit boring with no quick fixes but believe me they really make a difference, we have proved this so many times not just in our lives but thousands of others, this is authentic Feng Shui that will get you results in 2013 and beyond.
Josephine and I spent last weekend clearing out all our numerous flower pots of moss and dead leaves around the decking and the hundred or so trees we have around our garden, we filled around four large black plastic bin bags full of dead leaves, moss, rubbish, dead plants and we even found a few dead birds and mice. Before last weekend you would have looked at our garden and thought what a lovely well-kept garden, you would not believe what lurks in these pots and under the trees and in the unseen corners. The last time we did this big clear was only 8 weeks ago and we will have another big clear out before Chinese New Year on February 10th 2013.
The image below is not our garden but just an example of good grounds keeping.
Clearing this negative sha chi is very powerful and you will be astonished at the effect it can have. Gardens are often overlooked and now is a perfect time to make sure all drains are cleared and cleaned, and I do mean lifting drain covers and cleaning out and disinfecting, this is very important and the Sha Ch’i (negative energy) from them can cause many problems.
Gutters and down-pipes also hold much Sha Ch’I (negative energy) especially if they are full of dead leaves, just put your nose up close and the smell will tell all. I know this may not seem like the exciting text you would normally read in Feng Shui books but to us and the more authentic Feng Shui Masters, these jobs are critical for good Feng Shui in a home or business.
What I love about Feng Shui is when I see the results with my clients and Jo’s customers; we have received thousands of testimonials over the years with incredible results but the ones I really love to experience are the results that remind me of how powerful Feng Shui really is, not that I need reminding but human nature still allows me to get a buzz from it.
Three weeks ago I woke up with a horrible feeling in my stomach; this is what many would call a “gut feeling” and one that I rely on in my personal and business life. I knew something was wrong with the home and business, I was not communicating effectively and we even saw for the first time in 13 years a decline in Jo’s business. Cutting a long story very short, after exploring all the potential causes I discovered our mains drain in the rear garden was blocked and had been for a few weeks according to the person who cleared them, in fact it was not our drain that was blocked but our neighbour three doors down and one of them was the person I had a communication problem with aka an “argument” this is something I never do and in the 16 years we have lived here I have never had a cross word with our neighbours. This drain was not a normal blocked drain, it had in fact backed up into the home and even though we had commented over the past few weeks about a nasty smell in the downstairs cloakroom I decided to ignore it.
I checked all our annual cures and enhancers had not been moved or our salt cure not spilt by Daniels new puppy Frankie and all was ok so I checked the drains and within 24 hours of clearing the drains everything was back to normal and I actually felt so much better too.
Please remember much of Feng Shui is influenced by outside so take the time over this coming weekend to check drains and every corner of the garden.
In 2013 make sure the northeast of your home is clutter free and kept clean inside and out. Last year Josephine asked if I would look at one of her clients photos and floor plans they had sent her a few weeks ago saying how he had noticed a slump in his finances. On studying the photos and floor plans I noticed they had a bathroom in the west where the #8 wealth star is located in 2012 which is bad enough but because the bathroom was in the sunny side of the home they decided to turn the bathroom into a conservatory growing plants seeds for the spring/summer. This was really bad as they introduced not only so much chaos and clutter but also a strong growing wood element which destroys the good #8 earth annual star.
In 2013 take a good look at the northeast of your home or office inside and out and make sure you do not have any clutter and after advising for Jo’s client they have noticed a considerable increase in finances and overall luck. Place some real quartz crystal into the northeast and some boulders/stones outside, a good number would be 8 around the size of a small fist or larger. If you work with symbols, quartz crystals, crystal balls or hanging faceted crystals are very good for this northeast palace this year. The #8 star also governs relationships so a nice romance enhancer is crystal lotus lily combined with the year of the Snake master cure.
Do not assume when something negative happens in your life that your Feng Shui has gone wrong, it is possibly just a passing influence of the monthly effects in the xuan kong flying stars. The first thing is to look at our website and check the monthly stars; this normally explains why something has happened and more importantly what you can do about it. Do not get paranoid though, sometimes things happen because it is part of your destiny earth luck and nothing to do with the Feng Shui of the home or office, it could be because you are a Snake or other animal and your forecast that month was not good. Do not worry, it will pass and remember we spend 70% of our time worrying about things that never even happen.
This advice may sound patronising to some and if so I am sorry but don’t think by buying a three legged Toad or a pair of Mandarin ducks and placing it in your office or bedroom that you will win the lottery one day and the next day your dream date will come knocking on the door; you have to address the basics first, a clean house, office and garden and live your life as best you can. Whatever you give out in this world will come back to you tenfold good or bad.
Don’t get me wrong, the Toads, Mandarin ducks or any other Feng Shui cure or enhancer are very important but like everything in life, some elbow grease has to go into achieving your dreams. These enhancers are superb but a little like having a perfect diet and plenty of exercise but smoking 60 cigarettes and drinking a bottle of whisky a day. There is no point in placing your 3-legged Toad in a place where you make space by clearing all the dust and dirt to one side, clear the dirt away and then place the Toad.
It is worth spending a few hours cleaning the main entrance door, frame and glass, oiling hinges, polishing brass, fixing broken door furniture, repair or replace rotted wood etc because the main door is one of the most important areas of the home, it is usually where the main qi (chi) enters your home and the quality of qi will be as good as the state of repair to the door. Remember the quality of the qi that enters your home is governed by the quality of your main door and its surroundings. If you have a main door in the east, west or southwest make sure you avoid banging the door closed and do not make any renovations to these areas in 2013 and make sure you have your annual cures and enhancers in place. This also applies to door mats and door frames.
Door mats should be kept very clean and make sure your shoes or boots are not kept by the door. Did you also know that dirty windows can make you lose 30% daylight (Sheng Ch’i) in a home? Coconut doormats are also very bad from a Feng Shui point of view as they store negative energy. I wrote a superb article n creating what is known as “Ming Tang” and this is a must read for everyone for a home or business.
Do not keep shoes near your front door; they constitute clutter and create stagnant energy. If you have another door, apart from the front door that is used on a frequent basis including by friends and visitors, the path leading to it must be clear, unobstructed and clean. This will be the path ‘chi’ would take to enter your house and therefore make sure this source is coming from a favourable direction.
Placing annual cures and enhancers are essential in any year but this year of the Snake 2013 they are needed more than ever. Please read this article for all the Feng Shui help and advice you will need in 2013.
Are you really prepared for 2013?