Feng Shui Articles

I remember when I was first learning about Feng Shui I bought books, read articles, and began moving things around. Energy started shifting and things started happening! I remember wondering at what point, if any, I should hire someone. At the time, things were going well...

Those of us in Feng Shui celebrate both the Western New Year and the Chinese New Year. In Chinese astrology, every year is identified with one of 12 animals (Rat, Ox, Tiger, etc.) and one of 5 Elements (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood). On February...

PHEW! I think for most of us, 2020 was a year not to be forgotten. The pandemic shifted many of our priorities and several of us had to shift gears in multiple ways. As we look towards the beginning of the new Western Year, this...

The dragon is a legendary creature that has taken on various meanings depending on the culture in which they are portrayed. In Western cultures, they are viewed as monsters that breathe fire and hoard treasures in caves. In China and East Asia, however, the dragon...

For those of us with school-aged kids, this year looks a bit different for back to school. There are a variety of scenarios: distance learning, in person full time, hybrid (in-person some days, distance learning the others), and homeschooling. Adding that many of us are...

In Feng Shui, one of the most important features (if not THE most important feature) is the front door. We refer to it as the mouth of ch’i----a place where opportunities, positive energy, good luck and prosperity, to name a few, enter the home. We...

Feng Shui can be applied to many areas of your home including the entire floor plan, a room, or even a single piece of furniture.  Building a home?  Feng Shui on a vacant lot?  Absolutely. Most Feng Shui consultants will agree that the “typical” appointment they...

I think we can all agree that living through this pandemic has been challenging. For those of us practicing Feng Shui, we’ve had an advantage: we’re already closely acquainted with our space. So, while time at home has us reviewing, for others they are seeing...

Back in 2004, during the first group tour I took to China, I discovered surprisingly that the abacus was still being used in some stores. I was having a jacket made for me in Shanghai, so the seamstress used her abacus to figure out how...

Even though we’re in the midst of a pandemic, spring has sprung! For those of us in Minnesota, melting snow and warmer weather was greeted with open arms. In Feng Shui, spring is associated with the element of wood. Wood energy is all about growth,...