What began centuries
ago in China as a way of interpreting the natural world to create more
efficient agricultural systems and even study astronomy to understand the
passage of time is an age old institution named Feng Shui.
Through the ages feng
shui (pronounced Fung Shway) has evolved due to superstition and folklore
into a belief system with five distinct components: Wealth, Health, Fame,
Career and Love. By understand the basics, we can control these areas of our
lives by choosing meaningful symbols and images which are related to these
areas and placing these objects in very specific areas of the house.
The key principal here
is that everything is connected energetically which means that your
thoughts, feelings and behavior are influenced by your surroundings. Feng
Shui masters have got this down to an art form. There are so many details
and specifics of feng shui that I would highly recommend getting a book on
it for your own knowledge and because it is so fascinating. What is
interesting enough is that I found it to be very similar to the Wicca
beliefs that are practiced in the west. There are many people who swear by
the benefits of Feng Shui in the home.
Let’s get down to the
fun part. You can Feng Shui your house for love. Turn that pad into the love
shack to attract love, keep love going strong and keep the sex drive on high
gear in the bedroom. What you want to do here is create good chi (good
energy) and get rid of any sha chi (harmful energy).
The area of your house
that represents your love life is the southwest corner of your home.
According to the experts, if this corner has good chi, the marriage or love
aspirations of the home dwellers will be positively energized but if it has
bad chi, let’s just say that you won’t be getting any for a while; and that
is putting it nicely according to these experts. The element that represents
love is Earth and so putting a rock, crystal or boulder in the southwest
corner of your home you will activate this good chi.
Finally you need to
energize this earth element with other objects in the love corner. These
objects can be crystal (Rose Quartz is suggested), large and round
decorative pots and jars, peacock feathers, silk or real flowers, a globe, a
symbol of the sun, a Chinese love knot made of red rope which symbolizes
undying love, love birds in a pair but never single or ducks in a pair but
never single, rose oil and two pink or red candles burning which is known as
the “tantric twins”.
All of these objects
have ties with the earth element but you do not have to use all of them. It
is also said that wood is a harmful element to the earth element so no wood
should be here. No dried flowers as well because it could signify the death
of a romantic relationship. And just in case you are planning to buy a new
house or rent a new apartment, there should be no kitchen or bathroom in the
southwest corner of the house. If there is a bathroom, use plants to drown
out the sha chi but a kitchen is a bigger problem since a kitchen in this
area symbolizes infidelity on either side.
The bedroom can also
be worked on. It should be well lit instead or dark and dreary. There should
be no plants in the bedroom because plants will bring excess yang (male)
energies to the bedroom which could increase his libido and cause a
wandering and lustful eye towards younger women. There should be no TV’s and
no mirror by the bed as they cause an intrusion within a relationship. Hang
a rose quartz crystal over the southwest corner of your bed. When looking
for love, feng shui-ists say a man should decorate with more yin
(femininity) in mind while a female should decorate with more yang. This
causes a healthy balance and will attract the opposite sex.