Feng Shui Gallery

Welcome to the Feng Shui Gallery!

Acquaint yourself with the principles of Feng Shui through my personal Gallery. These pictures quickly illustrate Feng Shui cures, as well as Feng Shui no-nos. From the garden to your business logo, learn the importance in crafting an abundant life using the codes of Feng Shui.

After viewing my Gallery, step back and think of your home as a Gallery. Every image in your home is promoting a message, hopefully of abundance, optimism and support. If you are unsure how to create a harmonious or prosperous home, schedule a consultation for personalized cures specific to your home, office or circumstances.

A renewed life is one feng shui cure away!

Feng Shui: Winter Solstice Cure

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Feng Shui Gallery | Comments Off on Feng Shui: Winter Solstice Cure

Feng Shui: Winter Solstice Cure

Feng Shui: Winter Solstice Cure

 

As we approach the Winter Solstice, this is an excellent time to plant a seed of a project, concept, relationship, or a pending transition. Clear out a space in your file drawer, closet, desktop, or shelf. Set the intention of allowing something new to come into your life.

 

Reinforce this with the practice of forcing a bulb. Think amaryllis! You can easily find them boxed and ready to bloom. The Winter Solstice marks the end of the growing season, correlating with shorter days and longer nights. For each of us, the seeds from our past experiences are being harvested.

 

We are all thinking ahead to 2018.  What can I do better? How can I parlay my 2017 experiences into a better 2018? What will make me happier in 2018?

 

If you like this line of thinking, reinforce it with action!!  Force a bulb this holiday season with the intention of blossoming in new ways in 2018.

 

Also stay tuned for an upcoming 2018 series of classes called “Magical House Keeping” for your best year yet.

 

 

Remember the riddle of the Chinese gardener. 

His employer asks him, “When is the best time to plant a tree?”

The gardener says, “100 years ago, but the second best time is today.”

 

Feng Shui: The Power of Red Panties

Posted by on Dec 9, 2017 in Feng Shui, Feng Shui Gallery | Comments Off on Feng Shui: The Power of Red Panties

The color “red” can be a strong Feng Shui cure in your panty drawer…all year round!! Grab your power back with a red panty!!I have recommended this power cure for decades particularly for women embattled with bosses or ex-husbands, as well as women vying for a big sale or contract in their businesses!! Put a red panty in your holiday sock!!

Here is a great blog by my daughter, Kate Wind, on the power of the red panty!!  Power up for 2018!

Mary Swick

 

The Power of Red Panties

by Kate Wind, www.thekatewind.com

Usually we associate red panties for the bedroom, but we should highly consider them for the boardroom as well!

If you could gain more power with just the color of your undergarments, wouldn’t you?

A few days ago, a client called me concerned about an upcoming meeting at work.  She was inquiring if I thought the outcome of the meeting would be in her favor.  She was struggling to finding common ground with the individual she was pitching her idea to, as he came off very ‘know-it-all’ and brash.  She made a comment that he made her feel powerless.  I was shocked, as I knew my client to be a strong headed, successful business woman.  Without pulling her chart, I confidently suggested she wear red panties the day of the meeting.  Desperate for the answer, my client listened as I explained the below.

Just as gloves protect our hands from the cold, the clothes and accessories we wear, protect and support our charkas.  Panties sit on our body between our 2nd chakra and 3rd chakra, depending on how high you wear them. (This could be the perfect excuse to rock the granny panties for extra protection). The 2nd chakra, also known as the Sacral charka represents our realm of emotions.  It is the home to our feelings and how we relate to others and the world.  The 3rd chakra, also known as the Solar Plexus, represents our ego, confidence and self-control.  It is the source of our personal power and leadership.

When we are feeling mentally or spiritually bullied or attacked our 2nd and 3rd chakra are affected.  These feelings can close our chakras, making us lose our confidence (3rd chakra) and throw our emotions out of whack (2nd chakra).

In order to protect our charkas, we can put a ‘cure’ into place.  Red is associated with strength and action! It is energizing and has a masculine quality. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination.  Red also gives confidence; you know you looked good the last time you wore your bold red lipstick or cocktail dress.

When we put the two ideas together, red panties protect the emotions and ego while exuding confidence and action!

I’m thrilled to report that my client sent me a high-five emoji right after the meeting.

I don’t want to leave the guys out, so this works with boxers as well!

Kate Wind
www.thekatewind.com

Is your Garage Squeezing you?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Feng Shui, Feng Shui Gallery | Comments Off on Is your Garage Squeezing you?

Is your Garage Squeezing you?

Flow is easy and effortless movement, often times pictured as a gently flowing stream.  In home consultations, floor plans that support easy movement from room to room signal a relaxed lifestyle and potential prosperity. Flow is good.

In your home, think of where you have to turn sideways, or step back to allow a family member or co-worker to pass. I call those places “squeeze spots.”  And they need to be remedied. Those areas do NOT have flow.  An occasional squeeze is no big deal.  Thanksgiving Day in the kitchen can be full of squeezes!  But I am talking about daily squeezes or multi-squeezes each day which eventually fuel impatience, frustration, anger, debt, resentment, limitation along with a few swear words.

A likely room with this issue is the garage.  Getting in or out of cars is often tighter than it should be, due to seasonal storage, a poorly parked bicycle or an oddly spaced support beam. Over this past Thanksgiving weekend, after tiring of the “squeeze” I addressed my garage issues.  Yes, it did require a little purging, but the greatest impact was re-thinking how things were being stored.  Also amazing how many discards were empty boxes. In the end I could open the driver door all the way, without the squeeze.

I am happy to say that my garage is now a no-squeeze zone.

 

 

 

 

Feng Shui: Getting the Details Right

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Feng Shui, Feng Shui Gallery | Comments Off on Feng Shui: Getting the Details Right

Feng Shui: Getting the Details Right

Moving day is hectic.  Because we are in a rush to get settled, we often set our furniture and art in place, thinking “I will come back and address the details later.”

 

That is fine.  Just be sure you do it!!!

 

Tiffany moved into her apartment and instinctually leaned a perfect relationship picture above a cabinet in the relationship gua.  It looked great!!  Perfect colors. Perfect location!

 

A couple of months later during a Feng Shui consult, I commented that the protective plastic wrap which still clung to the art needed to be removed.  We instantly turned and laughed.  Tiffany had just been commenting how she felt at-distance from her boyfriend.  Off came the plastic!!!

 

Take a closer look at the art on your walls.  Is it securely hung?  Is the sticker price still showing? Has the print slipped from the matting? Has the frame tilted?

Feng Shui: Reputation Cure

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Feng Shui, Feng Shui Gallery | Comments Off on Feng Shui: Reputation Cure

Feng Shui: Reputation Cure

 Multi-Colored Roses for the Reputation Gua

 

Gather a multi-colored rose bouquet.

Display in the center back or Reputation Gua of your home.

Set the intention of  opening up to possibilities.

Roses are the poster child for the unfolding or blossoming of self, an excellent sentiment in achieving success.

 

 

Feng Shui: Clinging Vines

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Feng Shui, Feng Shui Gallery | Comments Off on Feng Shui: Clinging Vines

Feng Shui: Clinging Vines

Clinging vines which adhere to the stucco or wood finish of the home, particularly around the entry are not recommended.  Remember, the home is an extension or reflection of the people within.

 

Although romantic in appearance, the clinging nature of the vine suggests highly dependent or invasive relationships are draining the home.

 

The skin of the home is a symbolic extension of our personal skin, therefore clinging vines are linked to skin irritations, particularly those that are invasive, itchy or rash-like. Vines on trellises are not a concern.

Feng Shui: The Fame& Reputation Gua

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Feng Shui, Feng Shui Gallery | Comments Off on Feng Shui: The Fame& Reputation Gua

Feng Shui: The Fame& Reputation Gua

In Feng Shui, your walls are like vision boards.  The images you hang on your wall  are “what” you are asking for or selling yourself on.

Client’s story

In a consultation, Paula shared that her budding business had come to an uncomfortable stall.  After summing up the particulars of the situation she said, “I am unsure of what the next step should be.”

That metaphor was beautifully illustrated by the three-legged horse which she had recently hung in her Fame & Reputation gua. Neither of us were horse experts, but we both agreed that the horse’s stance was unusual and indicated no movement…similar to the “stall” Paula was describing in her reputation.  Upon recommendation, Paula replaced it with the “running horse” picture.

Within 24 hours, a key contact in her business had been made and within 2 weeks she was off to NYC to make  key presentations to several  companies.  Paula’s reputation was busting out of the doldrums. In Paula’s words, “I am off and running!”Running Horse

Summary:  The Fame & Reputation gua needs to be fed with a “fiery” element.  Reds or oranges, candles or images of strong masculine animals ( like this energetic horse with the flowing mane), are a perfect match for the Fame & Reputation gua.

Feng Shui: Taking Advantage of Wind

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Feng Shui, Feng Shui Gallery | Comments Off on Feng Shui: Taking Advantage of Wind

Imagine my surprise to see this gigantic, enormous flag (??) popping up over my neighbor’s wall last month. It turned out to be a wind racer – taller than a two story house!!!

 

Appearing in my back left corner (wealth gua) of the yard, I saw it as an excellent financial omen, and as a reminder to move with the times. The element of wind is the historical ruler of wealth.

 

I felt blessed to have a gi-normous wind sock like this to pop up unexpectedly. (more…)

Fuk Luk Sau: Wishing you Wealth, Health, & Happiness

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Feng Shui, Feng Shui Gallery | Comments Off on Fuk Luk Sau: Wishing you Wealth, Health, & Happiness

Fuk Luk Sau: Wishing you Wealth, Health, & Happiness

During this holiday season, bring the gift of health, wealth and happiness into your home with Fuk Luk Sau. According to Chinese traditions, these three gods or deities contain the spirits of wealth, health and happiness. They were originally astrological stars, known as the Three Star Gods. Many Chinese legends abound of their generosity to mortals.

The positioning of the three-some is significant. Keep in mind their names read right to left. Fuk is on the far right (he is the bald one) Luk is in the middle and Sau is on the left. Fuk brings wealth, Luk stands for power and authority, while Sau brings longevity or health.

The placement of Fuk Luk Sau is flexible with two exceptions. They should be displayed as a trio only, placed on a high table, shelf or ledge, never on a low table. The high placement honors their history as astrological stars. They are an excellent cure for the office when positioned behind your back. Other common names are Fu Lu Shou, Three Star Gods and Auspicious Trinity.

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Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in Feng Shui Gallery | Comments Off on

Zinnia

Zinnias bring a light-hearted innocence into the garden. The floral essence of zinnia is linked to the pancreas (enjoying the sweetness of life) and is an excellent therapy plant for workaholic s. One of my favorite Feng Shui cures for over-worked clients is to place a packet of zinnia seeds on their desk, set with the intention of allowing for play time.