Daily Goddess Devotion
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How to Improve Your Love Life with the Power
of Feng Shui… Without Spending a Dime!
by Stephanie Roberts
FENG shui (say “fung shway”) is the art of creating a home environment that supports the life you wish to live. A key element of feng shui is creating a smooth flow of chi (positive energy) through your space. Chi likes to move through your home as though it were a gentle breeze or a meandering stream. Where it is blocked, the energy becomes stagnant–like a pond choked with algae and fallen leaves. You are likely to feel blocked in life, and your energy and enthusiasm for matters of the heart will be low. Balancing and correcting the chi of your bedroom helps encourage and invigorate romance. Here are some quick and easy ways to improve your love life by improving the energy of your home.
1. Clean up your bedroom
When your bedroom is cluttered and untidy, the energy in there will be low and slow. Clutter is a sure sign that chi is stuck, so roll up your sleeves and clean the place up if you want to jump-start your love life. Ring a bell, shake a rattle, or clap your hands loudly around the room to clear out old, stale energy.
2. Make room for love
If you want to attract a new romantic partner–or move a casual relationship closer to commitment–make sure there is space for that person in your home. Look at your closets, shelves, and dressers, especially in the bedroom; if they are all filled to capacity with your own stuff, make clearing some room for your current or future partner a priority. Aim to free up 25% of the space in your bedroom for someone else’s things. When you are done, take a moment to visualize your loved one’s belongings finding a home there.
3. Don’t work out in the bedroom
When you exercise in the bedroom, or store your sports equipment there, you bring the energy of hard work and exertion into your romance space. Do you want your relationship to feel like a tough workout? If not, move your workout stuff somewhere else; your relationship is likely to move along more smoothly.
4. Remove old relationship energy
Go through your home–especially your bedroom–and remove anything that reminds you of past failed relationships; this could be an ex-boyfriend’s old sweater you find in the closet, photographs of you with a previous partner, a gift that reminds you (unfavorably) of a giver with whom you are no longer in love–anything that reminds you of a love that went bad. No matter how incurable a romantic you may be, do NOT keep old love letters anywhere in your bedroom unless they are from someone with whom you are still blissfully paired up.
5. Remove inappropriate imagery
The images with which you surround yourself can have a powerful effect on your love life. Feng shui clients who complain of difficulty finding romance often have surrounded themselves with images of a person alone. Inappropriate imagery includes anything that represents solitude, loneliness, aggression, hard work, conflict, or disagreement in any way. That old photo of your Dad when he was in the army may be a treasure, but the wartime energy it carries doesn’t have any place in the bedroom; find another place to keep it.
6. Open the door to love
Make sure both the front door of your home and the door to your bedroom open easily and completely. Doors that stick, squeak, or that only open partway because of all the stuff stored behind them are blocking the flow of romantic energy and opportunity into your home. A loose doorknob on your bedroom door could mean you’re having a hard time “getting a handle on” romance; get out your screwdriver and tighten it up.
7. Create a path for chi
Walk slowly from your front door to your bedroom, pretending that you are a gentle river of chi. Look for any areas where furniture or other belongings are stopping or slowing the flow of chi, or where chi is diverted away from the bedroom to other areas of the house. Clear a path so fresh chi can find its way to your bedroom and nourish your love life. Make sure all the lights along this route are working, replace any burned-out bulbs, and be alert for dark or dingy corners where you can increase the energy by adding more light.
8. Move your bed
If one side of your bed is against the wall, the person who sleeps on that side may feel confined or disempowered in the relationship. If possible, place the bed so there is equal space on either side, so you and your partner can find equal enjoyment in the relationship. The ideal position of the bed will be on the opposite side of the room from the door, but not directly in line with it. If you can’t see the bedroom door from the bed, hang a mirror where it will provide a reflected view of the entry.
9. Bring romance chi into the bedroom
Be sure to place romantic imagery in these two key places in the bedroom: the wall opposite the foot of the bed (where you naturally look when lying in bed), and whatever area of the room you first see when you enter. Beautiful, romantic artwork is always good, as are fresh or silk flowers and anything in pairs (such as birds, cherubs, candles, or decorative pillows). A round mirror is also good for the bedroom, as the shape signifies completion and unity. Look around your home for whatever says “romance” to you, and find a good spot for it in your bedroom.
10. Clarify your intention
Make a collage of images that symbolize your perfect relationship, and place it where you will see it every day. If you are already in a relationship, invite your partner to make a collage with you, to represent your intention to build a joyful and loving future together.
Copyright © 2001 Stephanie Roberts
This article, based on information in the book Fast Feng Shui for Singles: 108 Ways to Heal Your Home and Attract Romance (Lotus Pond Press, Kahului, HI, ISBN 1-931383-04-9) first appeared at http://www.frugalfun.com. Permission is granted to reprint or circulate this article provided that the copyright notice and this paragraph are included in their entirety, and that http://www.fastfengshui.com be cited as the source.
If you seek a high-profile career, paint your door a cheerful bright red. Alternately, display red flowers out front.
Friday, February 11th, 2011
General Meaning: The forces of growth in springtime demonstrate advancement, as new life pushes upward through the earth’s crust, and the sap is rising. The emphasis is on upward motion, from obscurity to influence, with growth fostered by adaptability and the absence of opposition. Constant, flexible growth is the key attribute of a plant pushing upwards. This reading suggests a period of new promotion and prosperity in your life.
A wise person, in harmony with fate, is sensitive but determined. Make a sincere effort to apply resolute effort. Break through inertia, and good fortune will follow. By remaining flexible and tolerant, you will be able to retain the kind of conscious innocence that fuels growth and advancement. Will power and self-control are necessary to manage this growth skillfully, but the natural enthusiasm of the life force is behind everything
Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:
This Tarot Deck: Winged Spirit Tarot
At the birth of Tarot, even a gifted healer who was not an ordained clergyman was considered to be in league with the Devil! For obvious reasons, the line between fooling the eye with sleight of hand, and charging the world with magical will was not clearly differentiated in the early Tarot cards.
Waite’s image of the Magus as the solitary ritualist communing with the spirits of the elements — with its formal arrangement of symbols and postures — is a token of the freedom we have in modern times to declare our spiritual politics without fear of reprisal. The older cards were never so explicit about what the Magus was doing. It’s best to keep your imagination open with this card. Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by evolutionary forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul.
by Jeff Jawer
Casual and Curious
February 11 – 13
Feelings may flit by in the blink of an eye while the Moon travels through chatty Gemini this weekend. This casual and curious attitude is ideal for flirting and striking up conversations with total strangers. Just keep it light and playful to roll with the gentle breezes of this friendly sign.
Little surprises spice things up while rigid expectations can kill the mood. Spontaneous discoveries of people, places and subjects to talk about provide the frothy feelings that encourage a romantic mood. Getting too serious about practical or emotional issues is definitely a way to take the air out of love’s balloon. This is not the ideal time to think about long-term relationships, or for that matter, long-term anything. Sincerity could be diffused in the bubbly foam of teasing that delights light hearts but makes more serious folks feel uncomfortable.
Yet this weekend is about cultivating open minds and playful spirits where the consequences of our actions are less important than the passing pleasures of the moment. It’s a time for transitory romance where a second glance at a passing person on the street or a lingering look at the driver of the next car can be nearly as satisfying as drinking from the deep emotional cup of a committed relationship. Humor is the best teacher now and flexibility is the key to making the kind of easygoing connections that refresh the palate of love without leaving a lasting aftertaste.
Life gets a bit strange today because you know something is cooking beyond what you can perceive. You feel waves of positive energy arriving in the form of interesting people, but could be disappointed because you’re too distracted to make a real heart connection. It’s great that there’s so much happening, but don’t let your excitement stand in the way of having a deeper interaction.
Although you could have a flurry of interesting ideas today, don’t try to follow up on all of them. Instead, pick only the best one and then work to make it real. If you don’t consciously limit your scope of vision, you’ll end up wasting your efforts by scattering them. Instead of jumping from one thought to the next, keep coming back to build on the foundation you have already started.
The Moon’s return to your sign helps to clear the muddy waters of your desires. Your sense of what you want is growing sharper. However, your current hypersensitivity can make you more aware of your emotional reaction to stress. Observe your changing moods today without becoming attached to any one emotion. This exercise in objectivity will enable you to maintain a healthy perspective so you don’t make promises that you cannot keep.
You are quite contemplative today and there isn’t much you need to do about it other than to discuss your ideas with trusted friends. You might realize how important it is to overcome a blockage that has been created by your fear of change. Fortunately, once you start to share your story, others will be able to join in and participate in your experience. The valuable feedback you receive now can inspire and comfort you on your journey of self-discovery.
You are very tempted to tell a fundamental piece of your personal story today in a way that is different from your regular approach. You are less guarded now and would benefit by keeping your vulnerable spots accessible to make room for someone special to connect with you. Move beyond any false pride that you may still be holding on to, and behave in a way that is true to yourself. Your complete authenticity will be reflected back to you in a way that can open up your heart even more.
Your boss may rely on you to come up with a solution that requires some extra work over the weekend. This dilemma makes it difficult for you to take care of your own needs, for your professional responsibilities may have to come first for another day or two. Don’t fret over what you cannot do. Instead of worrying about your performance, just do your best; that’s all that anyone can ask from you.
The Moon’s entry into versatile Gemini this evening can reveal countless intriguing options that you want to explore. Unfortunately, you cannot go down multiple paths at the same time. Think through each possible scenario and then pick the one that is most resonant to your thoughts and feelings. But don’t let your choice slip back into the recesses of your mind; do something about it while the idea is still hot.
It’s a bit frustrating if your day seems to spin out of control. Unfortunately, your interactions with others have lives of their own today and all you can do is observe your emotions as they ebb and flow. Your current situation is in flux, so don’t be so hard on yourself if you cannot decide what to do. Let the strange currents carry you along for a ride; you might even like where they take you.
Your friends may change their minds at the last minute today which can upset your plans. Don’t waste your energy trying to make them conform to your schedule. Ultimately, you like their unusual behavior — perhaps it even amuses you — so there’s no need to try to rein them in. Your secret weapon now is practicing universal acceptance. Allowing for every person’s uniqueness reduces the tension in your life and sets the stage for further cooperation.
It may be challenging to finish your chores because you are more scattered than usual today. The Moon’s shift into breezy Gemini and your 6th House of Details messes with your practical approach to your daily routine. But it’s not just about being distracted. If you let go of control, you can learn many different things from a variety of sources now. Remaining open to what happens is the best way to create your future.
You want to have fun this weekend while the flirty Gemini Moon is lighting up your 5th House of Pleasure. Thankfully, enjoying yourself now may be easier than you think. The main problem is that planning your activities could be quite complicated. Instead of focusing on the details of your schedule, just leave things open. Moving through the day with a light touch will allow the complexity to pass.
You may be looking forward to spending more time at home with your family. But another part of you wants to escape into Fantasyland and leave the intense emotional interactions for another time. Unfortunately, with several planets clustered in your 12th House of Imagination, it’s difficult to separate fact from fancy now, making your choices more difficult. Fortunately, you don’t have to pick one path over the other; just remain flexible and respond to what happens without trying to run the show.