Feng Shui Desk Shapes for Greater Success

We recently talked about the best way to create a Feng Shui desk  to improve your wealth and status, and also about how to overlay the Ba Gua on a desk.

But what's the best shape for a Feng Shui desk?

The best shapes for a Feng Shui desk are rounded shapes, including:

- oval
- kidney
- round
- semi-circular

These are also good shapes for a Feng Shui table. These positive, curving shapes promote the flow of chi and make the people in the office feel comfortable. They evoke a smooth, modern flow that gives the person at the desk a sense of feeling in control.

Size Matters in a Feng Shui Desk
When you select your desk, make sure both the size and shape fit well into the room. An overly large desk in a small room will stifle the chi and seem out of place. On the other hand, a person sitting at a small desk in a large room may suffer feelings of insignificance.

Bad Feng Shui: Desks with Hard Corners
Desks with sharp, pointed corners can create killing chi. Anyone who sits facing one of these points or corners may feel uncomfortable and even suffer from pains or physical ailments. If your desk is in an office with many people, avoid sitting across from the pointed corner of someone else's desk.
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Basic Feng Shui Cure #8: Elemental Colors Balance the Chi for Good Fortune

Note: This series explores the 9 basic Feng Shui cures

Color plays an instrumental role in Feng Shui. Colors evoke different moods based on our personal preferences, cultural traditions, and simply the way they can open or close a space.

For instance, white or beige is a great color for a foyer or small, narrow hallway, as it makes the space seem wider and more welcoming. In China, red is considered a color of good fortune, and is a good color for a door or accent colors in a room.

You can also use the color that corresponds to the element in that section of the Ba Gua. In other words, black or purple would activate the wealth section of your home.

Finally, you can employ the elemental color cycle in your home to balance the chi of a space. The five-elemental color cycle, in spite of its name, can be used in versions of either three, four, or five colors. You can learn more about the five elemental color destructive and creative cycles in the article, “Use the Feng Shui Five Element Color Cycle to Change Your Life.”

Color selection in Feng Shui relies heavily on personal preference and intuition, but understanding the psychology and culture behind certain colors can help lead you in the right direction when picking the colors for your home.
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9 Feng Shui Cures to Change Your Life

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 life

Personal 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.

Need help to figure out how you should incoporate these items into your space?

For more info, go here: Feng Shui Consultation Options
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How Water in Feng Shui Relates To Wisdom and Wealth

Are you making a choice to spend as many hours as you can this summer at the beach? In Feng Shui, chi collects around water and expresses it beautifully in meandering streams, crashing waves and the endless cycle of a waterfall.

Water = Wealth and Wisdom

In Feng Shui, water is associated with:

- wisdom
- money and wealth
- social context or how you are perceived to others

Placing a water element in the wealth sector when you lay the bagua over your home, apartment, desk or place of business can have very positive effects. Water in the Li (Fame) section of the bagua, however, can present challenges for people in a household in regard to their reputation.

Water on Your Property
Oceanfront or lake front property is highly coveted and more expensive than a land-locked plot. This has to do with a number of factors, including the positive energy that flows from water. A lake stocked with fish can, in the right circumstances, provide sustenance for the people who live there.

In general, if water flows toward your house or curves gently toward you, almost as an embrace, this is a best-case scenario. If your house faces the water, this is also good.

Be careful of:

- A watercourse that divides into two or more streams or tributaries, indicating a dispersion of water's force, which could create negative chi

- Sharp bends in the waterway, which form “straight arrows”

- Water flowing from the front to the back of a site without a break

- Rushing rivers in front of your home, which do not allow chi to gather

If your dream home is nestled on a lake or a slow, meandering river, this should provide good fortune, wealth and wisdom to the inhabitants. Of course, make sure the house is above the waterway (to avoid flooding) and far enough away that it won't damage the foundation.
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4 Ways to Set Your Intention

When we set our intention on a goal, and then make a plan to achieve it, the Universe begins working with us, putting thoughts, ideas and people in our path that will help make it reality.

How can you begin to visualize your goal in order to make it your intention? There are a number of methods.

Create a visualization board - A visualization board includes pictures of things you'd like to have or visual representations of goals you'd like to achieve. You can find out more about how to create a visualization board here.

Write it down - Many people have said, “Goals that aren't written down are just dreams,” and it's true. Some people are more oriented to words than pictures, so writing down a goal might make it just as real as seeing it in front of you.

Use your imagination - There are a number of other ways to make your vision a reality. Before he begins writing any book, Dr. Wayne Dyer comes up with a title and has a graphic artist design the cover. By doing this, the book is already created; it's real -- now he just has to write it!

You can print out checks with dollar amounts you'd like to earn, create a screen shot capture of your bank statement and change the numbers to read as you'd like them to, or take a picture of the amount of money you'd like to earn.

If your goal is to lose weight, you may buy one outfit in the size you'd like to be and look at it as a reminder to stay true to your intention.

One client who wanted to travel more placed a small figure of the Eiffel Tower in the travel sector of her home, based on the bagua. Or maybe a pair of dice will inspire you to action toward that trip to Las Vegas you've always dreamed of.

When you use your imagination, there are thousands of things you can do to make your vision a reality.
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