Feng Shui employs nine basic cures in various forms. These objects can be used to:
- resolve unbalanced shapes
- fix “missing” areas of the Ba Gua in a home, apartment or on a plot of land
- adjust or re-direct the flow of chi
- activate specific areas of the Ba Gua related to different areas of your lifePersonal Style is King
It's important, when using these Feng Shui cures, to pay attention to your personal style and your home's decor. While an object like a mirror or wind chimes can probably be found to blend in with or fit almost any surroundings, the danger exists of hanging a myriad of objects from your walls and ceilings that result in a cluttered look.
When you practice Feng Shui cures, your intention is not for your home to look like a gift shop in China town. Any Feng Shui cures should enhance your personal style and decor and make your home more comfortable to live in, while balancing, enhancing or redirecting the flow of chi.
For this reason, color (Basic Feng Shui cure #8) is one of the most frequently used Feng Shui cures. Everything must be a color -- why not use the elemental colors in complementary ways to balance the flow of chi? Immediate Results
Many people see immediate results after employing one of the 9 Feng Shui cures to improve a particular area of their life -- especially when the cure is backed by strong intention. Taking action on the mundane level will increase the positive results to an even greater degree.
Often, seeing the Feng Shui cures in our home remind us of the actions we want to take to improve our lives. Taking this action, in turn, strengthens the power of the cure even more.
These are the 9 basic Feng Shui cures, which we will explore in depth in a series of upcoming posts.
1. Bright or light-refracting objects, such as lights, mirrors, crystal balls. An octagonal mirror, in the shape of the Ba Gua, is considered especially good luck in Feng Shui.
2. Objects that make sounds (wind chimes, bells and music)
3. Living objects, including plants, flowers, trees, fish bowls with living fish, aquariums and other pets.
4. Moving objects include both water features such as fountains and waterfalls, and other objects that move by wind or electrical power, such as mobiles, weather vanes, and windmills.
5. Heavy or symbolically heavy objects
, such as stones, statues, rock gardens or a Yu bowl -- a Chinese inkpot with stones in the bottom -- can help “ground” and stabilize chi, creating a sense of stability and longevity.
6. Electric-powered objects, including televisions, computers, etc.
7. Bamboo flutes are frequently used in Feng Shui to raise the chi of a space and for other purposes
8. Colors - The elemental colors help balance the chi of a space
9. Others - This broad category includes the Ba Gua, as well as rituals we perform with strong intention.
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