Feng Shui articles and advice from the Feng Shui Store

Articles and advice from the Feng Shui Store


How to adapt Feng Shui to a nursery or child’s roomFeng Shui your childrens bedroom

When you have children it is very hard to have a clutter free home! As a mum myself, I’m always cleaning up after my daughter Olivia (who is going to be 2 in a couple of weeks), toys everywhere and almost nowhere to put them all

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Chinese Superstitions and beliefsFeng Shui, astrology, traditions – truth, superstition or myth?

Chinese culture is rich in customs, traditions, and superstitions and personally, I do observe them with respect but also take some of them with some uncertainty. I will let you decide. 

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Unusual Feng Shui Cures and Enhancers

Feng Shui utilises cures and enhancers to deflect negative energy/Qi and to increase positive Qi, for example; a Ba Gua mirror. Each year we work out where to place a cure or enhancer in your home.

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Good Feng Shui front doorFeng Shui main entrance tips and advice for your home and office

It’s impossible to expect or create perfection in anything, including yourself, your family or your home. Once you understand and accept that striving for perfection is a losing battle, life becomes much easier for all.

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Cai Shen Ma (Wealth Toad God) Wealth enhancer and cureEverything you need to know about your Feng Shui Three Legged Toad God

If you were to research the three-legged toad, also knows as Chan Chu (wealth calling toad) you’d discover it has many different names. You’d also, maybe, find yourself becoming a little confused as you filter through the masses of information.

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Feng Shui Life Hacks for your First Home and RelationshipFeng Shui main entrance tips and advice for your home and office

It’s impossible to expect or create perfection in anything, including yourself, your family or your home. Once you understand and accept that striving for perfection is a losing battle, life becomes much easier for all.

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Is this a dream cottage or Feng Shui nightmareDream Cottage or Feng Shui Nightmare?

I was very impressed with the comments regarding the cottage photo Sandra posted a few days ago. The responses confirmed my thoughts that subscribers to the Feng Shui Store Facebook page have a keen eye when it comes to Feng Shui principles.

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Feng Shui Life Hacks for your First Home and Relationship Feng Shui Life Hacks For Your Relationship and Home

It’s a daunting, scary but thrilling time; the universe has united you, your worlds have collided, and now they’re about to collide once again as you prepare to move in together but with our list of Feng Shui life hacks, you will be able to make the most of your situation.

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Taoist Talisman Feng ShuiUsing annual Feng Shui Talisman master cure and enhancer to bring abundance, protection & positive energy into your home or office

Taoist cures are a little known to many Feng Shui masters and is a 4,000-year-old very closely held practice that goes back to Neolithic shamanism in China

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Feng Shui Tips and advice for your kitchenFeng Shui kitchen 

The kitchen is the place where a great deal of activity takes place and also one where there is a lot of mixed elements in close proximity making this a vital area to get right

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Chinese animal predictionsChinese zodiac animal, allies, secret friend, and conflict animals

In the Chinese zodiac twelve year cycle, each year has a different Chinese animal sign, and those born in that particular year are said to inherit the characteristics of that Chinese zodiac animal

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Feng Shui air flowFeng Shui Top Tips when decorating your home

Nowadays, we call life ‘the hectic life’; we usually wake up tired and we blame it exactly on that life. Relationship or love problems, financial, health, friends

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Five Feng Shui Tips5 simple ways to increase the energy in your home and office and improve overall luck 

The quality of the energy in your home equals the events of your life! You are probably thinking what on earth is he talking about now but believe me, it is true and no different to the energy of your body right now. If you spend every day eating burgers, chips, sweets and jam

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Deciding on a facing direction for a new homeCgi Front of home

We recently received a question on Facebook from someone asking for advice on a new build property that is still in the middle of construction. The original post was the description

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Good Feng Shui front doorFeng Shui main entrance tips and advice for your home and office

It’s impossible to expect or create perfection in anything, including yourself, your family or your home. Once you understand and accept that striving for perfection is a losing battle, life becomes much easier for all.

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Yuan Bao Wealth IngotHistory of the Yuanbao Wealth Ingot

A Yuanbao, also known as a Wealth Ingot is an ancient type of currency used in China many years ago that is traditionally shaped as a boat but also can be found shaped as elliptic or oval with a little mound

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Willow tree Feng ShuiChoosing artwork, statues and furniture with Feng Shui principles

When you pick furniture, statues, artwork, ornaments, and any other decoration for your home or office, both inside and out, you should always try to look past what you

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Pi Yao

History of the Pi Yao (Lottery God) 

When someone asks you what is Feng Shui, chances are that you mention Pi Yao along with the many other Cures and Enhancers when you are trying to explain how Feng Shui works; the reason to this is because the Pi Yao is one of the

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Upside Down Fu ‘Good Fortune’ Signs for Chinese New Year 

Upside down Good Fortune signs are very similar to Chinese New Year Couplets and are made with red paper for the background and bright gold or black paper for the Chinese

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Salt Water Cure 2017

Just how important are Salt Water Cures?

Salt Water Cures are possibly one of the most crucial cures that you should use in your home or office all year round and has been an extremely well-guarded secret in the Feng Shui community for thousands of years until we made this secret available to the public around 16 years

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Ang Pow envelopesHow to present and receive a Red Envelope Ang Pow or Business Card to a Chinese person?

The giving and receiving of a Red Envelopes and a business card is considered a strict traditional custom and must be adhered to. This is especially so if intending to give to Chinese business man or women.

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Green algae Feng Shui GardenOut of sight out of mind

My partner and I recently bought a house together and after 3 months in our new home, we are still faced with endless tasks in the house which never seem to end. Today I decided to sort the garden out before the winter set in here in the UK although there doesn’t seem to be any sign of that happening soon as the weather is still good over here.

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Feng Shui Picutre placementPlacing paintings on walls – Facebook question

I answered a question on Facebook earlier about placing an image and I thought I’d post the question and answer on here for you all.

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LoveFeng Shui for romance and the bedroom

You probably know by now my views on books and websites written on Feng Shui, some are very good but many are bad or inaccurate. There is so much misinformation out there and this can cause problems for many people who are trying to get results

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Batten down the wind chimesBatten down the wind chimes…

With gale-force winds battering the UK over the next few days you should take down any exterior wind chimes and any other objects that could cause you harm. Too much movement (energy) from wind chimes causes excessive negative qi (sha qi) and can cause you many problems

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Feng Shui toiletThe long debate of energy with bedrooms and bathrooms nearby

We received another question yesterday from someone who asked about her bathroom being too close to her bed. This is a very old belief that having a bedroom with a toilet close to where you sleep would bring problems to anyone sleeping too close as toilets are considered to bring negative energy.

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Clear negative Qi with Essential OilsA quick and easy way to cleanse your home or office with Feng Shui Essential Oils

We get a lot of emails throughout the year asking what is the best way to cleanse a home or office and the traditional way is to smudge sage around the building by burning some sage in a bowl.

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Feng Shui PurseFeng Shui purses and wallets 

Purses and wallets play a very important role when it comes to Feng Shui, especially where finances are concerned. With Feng Shui, you can have both auspicious and inauspicious measurements which also should be considered when purchasing a new wallet or purse

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Chinese animal predictionsChinese Animal Calculator

We have added a Chinese Animal Calculator for you all as there is a lot of conflicting advice on the internet to help you determine what your true Chinese Animal actually is. Its really simple, all you need to do is

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ming tang roomWhat is Ming Tang?

Ming Tang translated means bright hall, hall of light or as I like to think “bright hall and beautiful area” and it is an important aspect of Feng Shui and very often overlooked even by many experienced Feng Shui masters. Creating Ming Tang in a building is critical in Feng Shui.

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Feng Shui birthdayFeng Shui and Birthdays.

I have had a bit of a dilemma over the last two weeks as it was my mother and fathers birthdays within the space of two weeks of each other.Now my mother told me that she wanted a new clock in either beige or orange as they represent earth and fire colours in the Feng Shui Five Elements

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Feng shui toilet houseToilet house – Good or bad Feng Shui?

With regards to the Feng Shui of this building, having the centre missing isn’t necessarily a bad thing as many old emperors palaces and Buddhist temples were built in the same kind of way (not like a toilet, but the same missing centre) as it is believed that this would let Qi flow

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Chinese culture, etiquette, and ProtocolChinese culture, etiquette, and Protocol

Everything you need to know about Chinese culture, etiquette, protocol, visiting, doing business and communicating in or with China. I was born in Hong Kong and I know that there are many protocols, values and traditions that the Chinese hold close and since I still travel a lot in Asia on Feng Shui consultations and teaching.

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Taohua Mandarin ducksFeng Shui Cures 

Feng Shui Cures can help you get the most out of everything you do in life right down to finding new love or strengthening existing relationships, acquiring new wealth, optimising your health

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Feng Shui mirrors in bedroomFeng Shui and mirrors

Mirrors have always been an everyday item traced right back to 6000bc in Anatolia, Turkey where they used polished pieces of natural volcanic stone like Obsidian. Mirrors play a very important part in Feng Shui and can be used as remedies and cures.

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Feng Shui weddingHow to make the most of your wedding with Feng Shui

A wedding is a very big event and with all big events, should be done as large and grand as possible. This day is very similar to Chinese New Year as you would spend this day as you mean to go on

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Salt Water cures kitOldest and most powerful Feng Shui cures

The salt water cure has always been kept a closely guarded Feng Shui secret up until about eleven years ago when we released the formula. This cure has been copied by everyone nowadays although many people purchasing the cure from other Feng Shui websites are receiving the wrong information and are placing them incorrectly.

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Feng Shui mirrors in bedroomFeng Shui for romance and the bedroom

You probably know by now my views on books and websites written on Feng Shui, some are very good but many are bad or inaccurate. There is so much misinformation out there and this can cause problems especially for bedrooms and romance

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Busy-Salt-Water-CureSalt water cure secrets

Everything you need to know about this once closely guarded secret until we revealed the formula around eight years ago and now copied by everyone although many still use them incorrectly and for this reason I have updated this page from November 2006 to clarify yet again as whilst extremely powerful, if used incorrectly they have a very negative effect.

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What direction door is good feng shui in 2018Feng Shui and doors

Forget about placing three-legged Toads, Buddha’s and making your home or office look like a Chinese restaurant (unless of course, you are a Chinese restaurant) and concentrate on the Feng Shui essentials that are so often overlooked. The main entrance door is probably one of the most important areas of a home or office, it is where the qi (ch?i) enters.

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Fu Dogs – Temple Lion’s placement

An interesting article and lovely photos on the correct placement of Fu Dogs/temple Lions. Fu Dogs are an extremely powerful protection for your home or business; you will find most homes or business in Asia complemented by a pair either inside or outside. Out of all the cures and enhancers in Feng Shui, Fu Dogs in our opinion are the most essential.

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Salt Water Cure 2017Salt water cure information

Everything you need to know about this once closely guarded secret until we revealed the formula around six years ago and now copied by everyone although many still use them incorrectly and for this reason I have written this page to clarify yet again as whilst extremely powerful if used incorrectly they have a very negative effect.

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Ba Zhai (Eight house/mansions) Feng Shui

Eight House Feng Shui also named Eight Mansions Feng Shui is one of the easier and more popular methods used to determine the good and bad locations of a dwelling, to analyse whether you are compatible with the house and to find out your favourable and unfavourable personal directions that promote…

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Northern and Southern HemisphereSouthern Hemisphere Feng Shui

This subject has been brought up and debated from time to time by many of our readers who live in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina or any other southern hemisphere countries. We thank them for bringing this up and we thought we might share our views with you

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Feng Shui tips and adviceValuable and authentic Feng Shui tips for health, wealth, career, business, romance and children

Into my fifth year writing these monthly Feng Shui newsletters has taught me so much and all you long term readers know I often share my own little problems with you. Like the many computer problems we always seem to have.

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Feng Shui bedroomsFeng Shui for the bedroom

You probably know by now my views on books written on Feng Shui, some good but most are bad or inaccurate. Many books will recommend Mandarin ducks or a Dragon headed Tortoise for love or romance but which is correct?

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Wu Lou Xiu Hu protection amulet What is a Wu Lou?

Many people have mailed me over the months asking, “What is a Wu Lou”? and how do you use one? A Wu Lou which also goes by the name of a Calabash, Gourd or “giver of life” is traditionally used to cure the #2 & #5 sickness and bad luck stars in Feng Shui and this year.

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Feng Shui numerology house signsNumerology and Feng Shui

The Chinese are very superstitious when it comes to numbers, they choose telephone numbers, house number, business numbers, car number plates and anything that has numbers in very carefully.

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Feng Shui business adviceFeng Shui for your business & career

It gets difficult when you share a space or a large office with many people. The first thing is you do not want people to think you are strange by hanging wind chimes or six Chinese coins, the other is you may not get permission.

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Chinese culture and traditionFeng Shui and the many facets of Chinese culture

Before I embark on writing some of my recollections of various cultural rituals that I grew up with, I think I have to explain a little as to how it all came about and, without delving too deeply into the intricacies or delicacies of religions, how we Chinese adopted such a colourful mixture of doctrines, beliefs, religions, and philosophy.

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Philosophy of Feng Shui

I grew up in a very superstitious environment where although my mother is a practising Taoist, the teachings of Taoism at her time had been shrouded behind the veil of Buddhism. Hence, we participated in many Buddhist ceremonious rituals performed regularly at home.

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Wealth 2017Finding your secondary wealth corner

As far as I am aware there are over 600 books written about Feng Shui some good some bad? Many contradict each other, some with lovely pictures, some many pages and many many mistakes.

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Form school Feng ShuiForm School Feng Shui and how to use it in your home or office

The oldest school of Feng Shui, you have probably seen websites, read books telling you Feng Shui is as old as anywhere between 3000-6000 years, well it is actually nearer 6000 years if not older.

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feng shui homeWhat to look for in your existing home or office or one you are thinking of buying

he below information is an extract taken from our October 2002 newsletter and provides valuable and often overlooked information on analysing your home or office.

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Ba gua MirrorShould you use a Ba Gua mirror indoors?

You would be amazed at the amount of consultations that we have been to and found the occupants have either been told by a practitioner or read a book advising to place a Ba Gua.

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Flying Stars 2016 overlay of a homeAre you suffering from bad Flying Stars?

Flying star Feng Shui known also as Xuan Kong, is a very powerful form of Feng Shui that all good professional Practitioners use. Although it is called “Flying stars” it is nothing to do with astrology.

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Facing the Three Killings in 2018How to determine your sitting and facing direction

Along with an accurate compass direction, determining your sitting and facing direction is critical to performing a precise Feng Shui consultation. We would estimate that 70% of people get this wrong.

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How to take a compass readingHow to take an accurate compass reading

The most important part of a Feng Shui consultation and without one you cannot practice authentic and traditional Feng Shui. You would be amazed at how many consultations we attend where the occupants have told us that their home faces a certain direction

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What is ChiWhat is Ch’i?

Also known as Qi, Ki, Prana or Mana. Together with the sun, wind, and water, it is life, without it we would not exist. It is an invisible force that is around us at all times, it affects our health, wealth and happiness.

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Three legged Toad God sitting on Wealth Ingots

Indispensable and actual 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 the environment.

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Feng Shui five elementsHow to use the five elements in Feng Shui

Every month we receive many e-mail’s about what colour to paint my room, and which colour represents which element? I know I have briefly covered it in previous newsletters but I thought I would clarify it again in more detail.

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Geopathic stressAre you suffering from Geopathic stress?

Geopathic stress, sick buildings syndrome, black lines, Radon gas, Lung Mai (earth meridian) whatever we call them, they exist. Over the last few months, we have been called out to more consultations than ever relating to Geopathic stress and related problems.

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Feng Shui mistakesWrong Shui or Right Shui? That is the question

Over the years I have read many books on Feng Shui, some good, some bad, the biggest problem is conflicting advice. One book will tell you never place water in the south and other say you should, who do you believe?

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Garden Feng Shui 2014Feng Shui and your garden

Not everyone’s cup of tea working in the garden, personally I love to; I find it very relaxing and most enjoyable. The garden is so often overlooked, it really is the key to good Feng Shui, if you think about it what is the point of having the perfect Feng Shui home if the area around you is producing bad energy

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What Feng Shui colours for children's roomChildren and Feng Shui

The Chinese have always emphasized education. To them, education is crucial as it represents an opportunity for escape. The bedroom or study area is an important aspect of their development as well as the surroundings you give them.

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Healthy-eating-2015Feng Shui for health

Sleep is vital to your health and it determines how well you function in your day. As the famous mattress and goes, “tomorrow begins tonight.” From a Feng Shui perspective, there could be various reasons for this.

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