Lucky feng shui directions for 2015

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Ready to invite more love, luck and prosperity into your life?

The Chinese New Year (the year of the goat or sheep), which launches off on February 4, is the perfect time to shift your furniture around and try some feng shui.

Aim to clean and declutter your home before the February 18 new moon, then add a few of the lucky items listed below.

The luckiest feng shui energy will swing around to the north in 2015 (after spending a year in the south), so if your door faces this direction, this might be a bumper year!

To enhance your luck in 2015:

Use and energise your northern sector

Hang a crystal sun catcher in the northern part of your home, to bounce light around.

Use northern rooms more frequently, or enter through a north-facing door.

Add touches of red to your home or garden’s north sector, like flowers or pots.

Light up the northern part of your home and garden, indoors and out.

Add red to the lucky south west

The south west is the second luckiest sector this year (after the north), so try to use this part of your home regularly and add a load of bright pink or red flowers.

Add shades of pink and red to the south west sector to energise your love life or attract more romance.

If you’re looking for love, hang romantic artworks in the south west, or fill this part of the garden with flowers.

Pink and red candles should liven up your love life, while pairs of ornamental ducks or lovebirds can work like a charm.

Keep your western sector quiet

To avoid bad luck in 2015, keep your western sector quiet this year, and delay renovations until next year if possible.

Metal objects, like coins, bells and windchimes will help to harmonize the energy, so don’t stress: hang a little bell on your front door if it faces west.

The luckiest numbers, colours and flowers for 2015 are:

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  • Lucky numbers: 2, 7, or numbers like 27 and 72
  • Lucky colors: red, purple and shades of brown
  • Lucky flowers: pink carnations and primroses

Carnations can be found in a wide range of colors, and while in general they express love, fascination and distinction. Pink carnations symbolise a mother’s undying love.

What does 2015 have in store?

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If you’ve been searching for equilibrium, it’s good news. Okay, things might get off to a slow start (let’s say relaxed!), but the Easter Supermoon should usher in a more productive, optimistic era. As the turbulent celestial energy begins to stabilise and subside, it should be easier to get a firm footing and reach our goals.

On a larger scale, Saturn’s shift into big-picture Sagittarius will propel environmental and global issues into the spotlight for the next two years (and see your feet grow itchy!), then from winter, Jupiter’s move into earthy Virgo territory could fuel a growing interest in whole foods, natural therapies, old-style crafts and wellbeing. I don’t know about you, but getting back to the basics sounds good to me!

20140118-204539.jpgPersonal astrology readings
Want to know where you’re heading … or curious about your career, relationships or hidden talents? Your sun sign is just the tip of the iceberg!

Jenny offers personal readings (roughly 60 minutes) for AU$175 (or $180 written). Once she’s recorded your reading, a private link will be sent to you. Phone 0411 631 940 (Australia) or email jennyblume@iprimus.com.au

Client testimonial: ” Thanks so much for your reading, Jenny. Accurate accurate accurate. It was quite spooky actually. All very relevant and very informative…”  – TC, August 2014

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8 feng shui tips for 2015

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As they say, it’s out with the old, and in with the new! New Year is the perfect time to make fresh starts and lift the vibe, so get the ball rolling with some DIY feng shui. Have a happy 2015!

1 Attract more luck

An inviting entrance will draw good fortune into your home, so lavish it with love to create a bright, uplifting space.

Give your doormat a wash or if you’ve had a really rotten year, buy a new one.

Good lighting can really enhance a home’s feng shui, especially if your entrance is hard to find; for an extra sparkle, add solar lights to the garden or trees – and not just for the festive season but year round.

TIP: Fruiting trees, like cumquats and mandarins, can attract more luck and fertility into your home.

MOON GUIDE: Flowers and leafy veggies planted under fertile moon signs tend to thrive. Best days in January: 1, 23, 24

2 Clear the clutter

Clutter can act as a type of barrier, trapping you in the past and making it difficult for new people and opportunities to enter your life. If you don’t love, need or use an item, pass it on!

3 Clean your kitchen

In feng shui a clean, attractive kitchen is a sign of health and prosperity. To encourage a steady income, use all of your hotplates, and if your back faces the door when cooking, add a mirror or reflective splashback.

4 Move your mirrors

Strategically placed mirrors can draw light or pleasant views into a room, but reflecting dark or ugly areas will emphasize problems. Mirrors in bedrooms can ‘double’ arguments, so cover them up at night if you want to calm the vibe. Avoid reflecting your front door, or you’ll scare people away.

5 Cleanse your space

Energy in homes can become stagnant, so fling open your windows then burn some sage to banish bad vibes. To boost your energy levels, burn citrusy oils like lemongrass or bergamot.

6 Reassess your art

Think carefully about what you’ve inviting into your home. Depictions of sadness or violence will conjure up negative feelings, while images of beautiful places or loved ones will promote a sense of peace and wellbeing. Sunrises, flowers and rural scenes are especially fortuitous.

7 Rev up romance

Support your bedroom’s relationship sector, located in the south west, with crystals, candles, pink items, romantic images or silk flowers. Display items like rabbits, birds or elephants in pairs.

8 Fix leaking taps

According to feng shui, water and wealth go hand in hand. Start by fixing leaky taps, as they represent money going down the drain, then tackle any mold or stagnant water around your home.

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Festive season feng shui

christmas front doorAt first glance the Australian festive season and feng shui may appear to be worlds apart, but many of their symbols are surprisingly alike.

Decorating our homes with auspicious colours like red and gold encourages fun and festivity (along with prosperity), while the sound of music, bells, and even bon bons, can help to cleanse and recharge our homes.

Smell also plays an important role in feng shui, with sage, pine and frankincense being perhaps the most powerful scents of all. If you’ve had a tough year or your energy levels need a boost, there’s no substitute for a freshly-cut Christmas tree. The invigorating aroma will lift your spirits every time you enter the room.

Displaying bowls of oranges, mandarins, nuts and candied fruits is said to encourage abundance in feng shui, especially in dining and living areas, while a well-used stove should rev up finances; to fully activate your money luck, use all of the hotplates rather than just one or two.

The tradition of lighting up our homes and placing garlands on front doors also fits nicely, as energising your home’s entrance is the first step to improving your feng shui. Outdoor lanterns, fairy lights, window displays, garden decorations and door ornaments should all attract people and good fortune into your home, so if you’re embracing the spirit and festooning your home, keep that fridge well stocked. Visitors will be drawn into your home like moths to the flame!

 

For a happy and prosperous 2014, try these feng shui tips:

  • Display bowls of oranges, mandarins, nuts and candied fruits to encourage abundance, especially in dining and living areas
  • Attract more luck into your life by giving your home a good clean, paying special attention to the kitchen, your home’s financial hub.
  • Ensure a year of sweetness by topping up your sugar bowls and place bowls of lollies or candied fruit around your living areas.
  • Encourage prosperity by filling your purse with crisp notes and gold coins, and paying off as many debts as possible.
  • Activate your home’s money sector, in the south east, with flowers or twinkling festive lights; a bowl of coins can also work well.

Feng shui for home buyers

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Find out if your new home has good feng shui BEFORE you buy it, not after.

How can you tell if a home or office has good or bad feng shui? As a professional feng shui consultant I use complex calculations to assess a property’s strengths and weaknesses, but certain signs are clear, even to the untrained eye.

A few tips…

Noting the flow of passing traffic is always a good first step. Roads are like the modern-day river: ideally, we want a smooth, fresh flow of energy. Overly busy roads can feel stressful, while cul-de-sacs can sometimes lack energy or feel stagnant – unless kids are livening things up (then they can be ideal).

Assessing surrounding landforms is the next step. In feng shui, the ideal configuration is a protective hill, a stand of trees or a building to the rear, and similar-sized trees or buildings on either side. It’s all about the balance of yin and yang: an emphasis on the left can indicate lethargy and tiredness, while large scale structures on the right (from street view) can lead to stress and over-work. Look out for twisted trees or out of control ivy too, as they tend to indicate emotional entanglements or legal problems.

An attractive, inviting entrance is preferred but not always essential, for they can generally be improved once you’ve moved in. Good lighting, fencing and planting can work wonders, but steep steps or driveways can’t be fixed – and the goal is to draw auspicious chi – and people – into your home.

Pre-purchase feng shui reports

I can check your potential home using google maps, streetview and domain (floor plans are usually available on websites like real estate dot com). After assessing surrounding landforms and compass directions, its feng shui flying stars can then be drawn up, to assess health, wealth and relationships. Some homes and offices are far more auspicious and supportive than others! Investment for an average size home: $150; Business premises from $200

Email jennyblume@iprimus.com.au or phone 0411 631 940

Feng shui pre-purchase report – sample

Time to stop and smell the roses

mercury-retrograde 2Mercury turns retrograde this weekend, but what does that mean? Roughly three times a year Mercury appears to slow down, then move backwards for around three weeks, at least from our perspective.Being the ruler of travel, communication and intelligence, these retrograde periods have a reputation for bringing mix-ups, misunderstandings and delays. Transport delays are often par for the course, so be sure to pack snacks and take a good book if traveling.

It’s also a time when being careless with money, our personal information or paperwork can be costly, so take extra care. Basically, life can go a little haywire!

From this weekend until October 26, take care if:
signing agreements, sending letters and emails, finalising business deals, booking tickets or accommodation, buying white goods, installing software or electronics such as computers, internet services and phones, or beginning any new enterprise (plans may be reversed later).

On the other hand, Mercury retrogrades are ideal for:
reviewing the past and reworking plans, cleaning out the metaphorical closet, starting your family tree, researching schools and study courses, or simply for tuning into your deeper thoughts and desires.

It’s a terrific period in which to tie up loose ends – especially in the week before the October 24 new moon/eclipse. So many of us have unfinished projects … maybe your door just needs a lick of paint or the veggie patch needs some TLC?

Retrogrades can also draw old lovers, friends and acquaintances out of the woodwork, so don’t be surprised if some familiar faces blast you back in time over the coming weeks.

As they say, every cloud has a silver lining!

Not sure where you’re heading? Click here to find out about personal readings

5 spring feng shui projects

Fenng shui - shiney kitchen splashbackBeing the season of fresh starts, spring is the ideal time to feng shui your home. Here are five simple projects to get you going.

1 Clear the clutter

Hanging onto unused items can trap you in the past and block fresh opportunities – and people! – from entering your life. Spring is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf, so ditch anything that conjures up negative feelings and only keep items that you use, need or love. If you can’t bear to part with old clothes, pack them into boxes then, if unopened after a year, donate them to a charity next spring.

2 Beautify your entrance

Not only will an attractive entrance draw more luck and good fortune into your life, you’ll invite more visitors in too. Weeds, cracks and peeling paint convey poverty in feng shui, while creaky gates and overgrown gardens subconsciously say ‘stay away’. For an instant lift, jazz up your entrance with extra lighting or pop in a load of colourful or fragrant flowers. Bird feeders and bird baths can also lift your home’s beneficial chi.

3 Feng shui your kitchen

To support health and wealth, make your kitchen as airy and inviting as possible. Leaking taps, broken appliances and chipped crockery should be repaired or replaced, and the stove kept sparkling clean. If your back faces the kitchen entrance when cooking, consider adding a reflective splashback (or a shiny pot) to take away the element of surprise and calm your nerves. Tuck knives away to promote harmony and display fruit to invite prosperity – oranges are especially lucky.

4 Liven up your love life

If your bedroom feels more boring than boudoir, add some exotic touches: rich colours, sensual textures and moody lighting can all spice thing up. Arouse your senses with sensual ylang ylang oil, then activate your romance sector, located in the south west, with crystals, candles or flowers. If sleeping under a beam is causing relationship problems, paint it to blend in with the ceiling or invest in a canopied bed. (If things have really deteriorated, you might want to consider an onsite consultation).

5 Reassess your plants

Flowers and plants can really energise your home and garden, but only if they’re healthy. Start by replacing any sickly specimens then dirch any dried flowers (bad feng shui). Plants with oval shaped leaves create a calming vibe, while pointy-leaved varieties can stir up chi and liven up quiet corners, both in and outside. For extra luck, consider jade plants (money trees), peace lilies, bamboo, orange or cumquat trees, magnolia trees or fragrant flowers.

 For consultations or enquiries phone 0411 631 940 or email jennyblume@iprimus.com.au

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