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Fall Feng Shui Tips

Fall Feng Shui Tips

Find balance in your life with the changing seasons

Stephanie DempseyStephanie Dempsey on the topics of feng shui, fall

The fall season beckons us to slow down and enjoy the fruits of our labor. The days are getting shorter and the nights longer, prompting everyone to strike a better balance between their public and private lives. If you feel like one aspect of your life is consuming too much time and attention, this is an opportune time to make some Feng Shui adjustments to your home. Here are a few suggestions that can help you find time for friends and family while keeping busy with work.

Flower power

Nothing says autumn like the burnished colors of chrysanthemums, marigolds and nasturtiums. Display pots of these flowers wherever you tend to feel stressed or overburdened. Glimpsing their russet, gold and orange hues will be like rubbing soothing salve over sunburned skin.

Dim the lights

Change bright light bulbs for ones with lower wattage. It is easier to be active in summer because there is increased sunlight. Now that autumn is here, you need to bring things down a notch. Soft lighting will help you slow down and enjoy simpler pleasures, like a solitary cup of tea in the morning or soothing music in the evening.

Go with the flow

Adding a fountain to your favorite room in the house will help you make an easy transition from work to home. The sound of flowing water can quiet nagging doubts and fears that plague you during working hours.

Streamline your social life

If you feel like your social life is depleting your energy, update your address book. If it’s hopelessly cluttered, invest in an attractive new one. The act of entering people’s contact information into the new address book will make you more aware of the friends you truly treasure, versus the people you merely tolerate.

Get moving

If you’re having a hard time downshifting into autumn, reposition 27 items in your home. Why 27? Nine is considered the number of longevity in Feng Shui, and multiplying it by three, the number of growth, will invite a continuous string of auspicious changes into your life.

Stay focused

Do you have a hard time putting work aside, even after you come home? Hang a shelf bracket in the far left corner of your bedroom, and then place a beautiful vase or sculpture on it. This will help you lift your thoughts to a higher plane.

Picture this

Sometimes a desire to get ahead at work can cause you to neglect the people and things you love most. Displaying a recent photo of your loved ones on the far right corner of your desk can help you to strike a better balance between work and home.

Create boundaries

If you have no choice but to keep a desk in your bedroom, create a barrier between your sleep and work stations. Suspend a flowing curtain so that you can’t see your desk when you’re lying in bed. Alternately, you can shield the desk with some lush plants.

Soften up

Your bathroom represents your ability to nurture yourself. Make this space more inviting with soft lighting, fluffy towels and a tactile rug. Add soaps, candles and lotions that are pleasing to your sense of smell. A radio tuned to a relaxing music station can also transform your bathroom from a utilitarian space to a mini-spa.

Give thanks

The best way to enjoy the fruits of your labor is to pause and acknowledge them. Make a list of 27 things for which you are grateful, and then place this list in a red envelope. Put the envelope under your mattress and keep it there until the Winter Solstice. The energizing power of your list will suffuse you with peace and contentment, allowing you to enjoy autumn’s blessings to the very fullest.

 

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Daily Feng Shui News for Sept. 18th – ‘Talk Like A Pirate Day’

Ahoy matey, it’s ‘Talk Like A Pirate Day.’ And while you’re talking like one you might want to act like one too — by creating a Treasure Map, that is. Take any size piece of poster board and cover it with pictures, symbols and words that visually represent your highest hopes, wishes and dreams. Be sure to represent yourself there by putting a picture of yourself that you love in the dead center of this board. Once done, keep the map somewhere where you can see it daily so you can be always reminded of the treasures to come. The promise inherent in this effort is that sometime before a year is done, some or even all of your intentions or wishes on that map will manifest.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

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Daily Feng Shui News for Sept. 17th – “The Birthday of the Air Force!”

On the birthday of the Air Force, I am compelled to remind you that if you are looking for recognition and rewards for any of your efforts — either on the job, in the community, or both — then you should place an image of a jet plane taking off in the ‘Fame’ area of your living space. Putting that image in the center or middle of the far back wall will allow your reputation and possibly even your income to fly sky high.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

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Daily Feng Shui News for Sept. 16 – ‘Collect Rocks Day’ & ‘Working Parents Day’

It’s both ‘Collect Rocks Day’ and ‘Working Parents Day,’ so I thought I’d kill two agendas with one stone. Feng Shui says that if you want to increase your job opportunities and income, you should collect eight rocks and paint them gold. Place them in a mound directly outside the front door and to the right as you look at the street. This symbolic ‘mountain of gold’ should bring you some of the real thing sooner than you think.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

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Daily Feng Shui News for Sept. 13 – ‘Positive Thinking Day’

I’m thinking really positively today, which is a good thing since it is ‘Positive Thinking Day.’ If you have trouble shaking off the blues and getting into a positive state of mind, you should try this next exercise. Get up and smile and then change your state. Literally dance around for a minute or two and smile, smile, smile. Then sit back down and with red ink write the following affirmation nine times: ‘All obstacles now vanish from my pathway. Doors fly open, gates are lifted and I enter the Kingdom of fulfillment, under grace.’ That, my friend, is positive thinking at its highest.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

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Daily Feng Shui News for Sept. 12 – ‘Stand Up To Cancer Day’

I never tire of sharing this Feng Shui cure and I am more than happy to share it again today on ‘Stand Up To Cancer Day.’ This visualization was taught by my master Feng Shui teacher, Professor Lin Yung, who always cautioned that before implementation, those afflicted with cancer would first need to seek the appropriate medical treatment for this disease, since this cure only augments and reinforces such therapies and care. Lin Yun recommended that the patient look upon the Feng Shui ‘Six True Colors’ (white, red, yellow, green blue and black) that transmit this auspicious color sequence to the afflicted cells. This sequence is believed to be a spiritually powerful color arrangement that will, indeed, stand up to cancer.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

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Daily Feng Shui News for Sept. 11 – ‘Make Your Bed Day’

I’m glad to see that today is ‘Make Your Bed Day.’ That’s because Feng Shui says that it is imperative to make your bed in the morning if you want to continue your day with both productivity and peace afoot. Author Gretchen Rubin, who penned the bestseller, ‘The Happiness Project,’ wholeheartedly agrees. Rubin writes that as she did research for her book on happiness she found that making the bed was ‘the number one most positively impactful change that people brought up over and over.’ So, if you want to be productive, peaceful and happy, then follow today’s advice and make your bed.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

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Daily Feng Shui News for Sept. 10th – ‘Feng Shui Funeral Ritual’

Had she lived, today I would have been celebrating my mom’s birthday with her. As it is, she died exactly twenty-five years ago and so I plan on marking that milestone by doing a Feng Shui ceremony that honors her life and sends love to her in death. According to this tradition, either on the birthday or on the anniversary of the passing of a loved one, it is customary to draws a picture of a present, put it in a red envelope and burn it for the deceased so it can be carried by the smoke into the next world. It’s a lovely tradition that I know will reach my lovely mother.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

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