Feng Shui for Love






Feng Shui for Love

Prep your home for passion

By Stephanie Dempsey

Love, Feng Shui


Feng Shui practitioners believe that the best way to attract love to your life is to adjust your environment accordingly. Dingy surroundings, piles of clutter, and self-absorbed artwork can actually drive Cupid from your door.

Here are 10 simple tips for finding your perfect mate, or for increasing the passion in your long-term relationship or marriage.

Create cozy seating arrangements

Single chairs send a loud and clear message to prospective suitors and spouses: back off! If you’re looking for love, create cozy seating arrangements from love seats, sofas, and chairs. Putting chairs at comfortable angles to each other will signal that you’re ready to welcome a relationship.

Replace images of lone figures with pictures of happy couples

Artwork has a tremendous impact on the subconscious. When you surround yourself with photos, paintings, sculptures, and knickknacks of solitary figures, you’ll carry yourself accordingly. Replacing such images with representations of happy couples will make you more receptive to love.

Keep the television out of the bedroom

Nothing kills romance like the drone of late night television. If you have trouble falling asleep, try unwinding by reading love poetry or romantic novels. Your subconscious will shift accordingly, making you a virtual love magnet.

Treat yourself to sensual bedding

That old ratty pillow from college and those serviceable sheets aren’t doing your sex life any favors. Go ahead and splurge on pillows, blankets, and sheets that invite you to linger in bed.

Downsize from a king to a queen

Sleeping on a huge mattress won’t encourage intimacy. Invest in a comfortable queen-sized bed if you’d like to cultivate more love in your life. If you simply can’t make the switch, make sure to sleep on patterned sheets to add some zest to your sex life.

Make space for each other

Avoid making your partner feel crowded out by your possessions by reducing your personal clutter in shared areas of your home, closets, drawers, etc. When you demonstrate you are willing to share your physical space generously with your partner, the space in your hearts can open up, too.

Pull your bed away from the wall

Pushing your bed against the wall effectively crowds out any chance for love to expand in your life. Arrange your bed so that it has enough space to walk on either side. Before you know it, you’ll be cuddling close with your special someone, instead of hugging your pillow for comfort as if you were alone.

Make your “Gua” a shrine to love

Using the front door of your home as a reference point, the far right corner of your home represents relationships and is known as the “Relationship Gua” in Feng Shui. Therefore, you need to keep this area intimate and inviting. A love seat illuminated with adjustable lighting is ideal for this special spot.

Keep the family at bay

Your bedroom represents your romantic life. Therefore, the last images you want to see here are photos of dear old Mom and Dad. Children’s artwork and toys will also undermine your sex life. Celebrate these relationships in other areas of your household, but keep your boudoir a private retreat.

Think pink!

Warm colors like pink and red can enliven your love life considerably. Soft shades like rose, salmon, and coral can attract a gentle partner who is attentive to your needs, while bold colors like scarlet, crimson, and burgundy will draw a passionate adventurer to your side.


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Winter Feng Shui






Winter Feng Shui

Lighten up during the darkest days of the year

Winter Solstice, Winter, Feng Shui


The winter months invite you to turn away from social pursuits and attend to your personal needs. Too often, the demands of modern life tempt us to forgo rest and relaxation. This can create a terrible imbalance. This winter, take your cue from nature and turn inward. Make more time for solitary pursuits like reading, writing and prayer. If you have a hard time switching gears, try integrating some of the following Feng Shui cures into your home. They’ll help you savor all the benefits this wonderful season affords.

Slow down

Winter affords a welcome opportunity to slow down and enjoy the finer things in life. If you have a hard time slackening your pace, make some Feng Shui adjustments. Close the curtains, outfit the furniture with dark slipcovers and switch from overhead to task lighting. The more you minimize visual stimulation in your household, the easier it will be to turn inward.

Make waves

If you’re starting to get cabin fever, integrate some wavy patterns into your decor. Cascading plants, swagged curtains and a hanging display of pots and pans will make it easier to go with the flow. That’s because curved lines slow energy down, rather than speed it along.

Listen up

Soft, rhythmic sounds will put you in a contemplative mood, which is perfectly suited to winter’s calm. A white noise machine or a recording of the ocean’s surf will prove soothing, even on the most hectic days.

Block distractions

Nothing disrupts peace more than the insisting ringing of a telephone. Get into the habit of turning your phones off for two hours a day, just as a means to promote calm. Never fear: whoever is calling can always leave a message.

Take a hot bath

Once you’re in the bathtub, it’s very difficult to get out. This is just the sort of activity that’s perfect for winter, because it forces you to stay in one place. Stock up on bath salts, special soap and fluffy towels as a means to make this ritual even more tempting. Remember, winter is a time of self-pampering. Shop accordingly.

Paint it black

Black is the color of winter, for it symbolizes the season’s absence of sunlight. Dressing in black will help slow your pace. So will decorating with this color. A black tablecloth, bedspread or area rug are all good ways to introduce calm to a hyperactive household.

Make time fly

Throw the clock out of the window. Well, not literally, but hiding timepieces from view is a great way to instill an air of calm to any room. Remember, winter is a season of quiet reflection. You can’t cultivate a meditative state if you feel like you’re on a deadline.

Out of sight, out of mind

Now that you’re spending more time at home, you might as well feel comfortable. Take this opportunity to sort through any junk that accumulated during the busy autumn months. When you’ve cleared the area of trash, store necessary items neatly away in closed containers. This will prevent you from worrying about bills, doctor’s appointments and social appointments when you should be relaxing with your nearest and dearest.

Round ’em up

Winter is a time of intimacy. Integrating more circles into your decor will draw everybody in your household into a circle of trust. Polka dotted fabrics, oval area rugs and circular mirrors can bring even the most fractured family together in a spirit of harmony.


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Cosmic Tips to Conquer Holiday Family Stress




Cosmic Tips to Conquer Holiday Family Stress

See how Astrology can help you through the holidays!

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Holiday Feng Shui





Holiday Feng Shui

Use the ancient art of organization to spruce up your gatherings

Stephanie Dempsey

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Thanksgiving Feng Shui Tips





Thanksgiving Feng Shui Tips

Give thanks and attract positive energy in return!

Stephanie Dempsey

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Astrology of Today – July 17, 2015







Astrology of Today – July 17, 2015


Early today, we can feel temporarily without clear direction. As the day advances, there is a greater desire for mental excitement and tendency to want to take on new projects.

  • The Moon is in Leo all day (until Saturday, July 18th, at 8:46 PM).
  • The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
  • A New Moon occurred on the 15th, and a first quarter Moon will occur on the 24th.
  • Venus is direct and is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Venus will retrograde from July 25-September 6).

Daily Feng Shui News for May 19th – ‘It’s All About Birds’

Flights of fancy could conceivably preoccupy you today as great blessings take wing. According to Feng Shui, birds bring sometimes surprising but always excellent news. The unexpected appearance of birds can feather your nest with opportunities as well. And they bring joy! If you want to engineer some aviary attention, then simply scatter some birdseed on your front walkway to bring opportunities that will let your luck soar right to your own front door.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Daily Feng Shui News for May 18th – ‘Visit Your Relatives Day’

‘Visit Your Relatives Day’ encourages you to pay a call on beloved family members. But what if they don’t live nearby or have long since departed this earth? You can still ‘visit’ with relatives, if only in your heart, by using a traditional Feng Shui cure that sends your loving energies straight to them. Start by locating the ‘Family/Friends/Ancestors’ area of your living space, found in the center or middle of the left-hand wall. Put a picture or photo of your loved one in a wooden frame and place it into this same space and then simply send your good vibes and blessings to them. If your relatives are living, don’t be surprised if you get a call or text. If not, just know that they are feeling your love as well.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Daily Feng Shui News for May 16th – ‘Wear Purple for Peace Day’

Today is ‘Wear Purple for Peace Day’ and I’d like to look at other ways that wearing purple can help improve our lives. Feng Shui says that wearing purple will help you gain recognition and added prestige that will further your ambitions for fame. It is also considered an excellent enhancement to children’s rooms when used in furnishings or even painted on one wall. It is believed that this color can increase a child’s imagination while inspiring their creativity. Purple also enhances personal growth and wisdom. Lastly, all shades of purple are considered excellent for stimulating good luck. So whether you’re wearing it or simply see it around, purple attracts fortune and opportunities.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Daily Feng Shui News for May 15th – ‘May Flowers’

If April showers bring May flowers, then what do May flowers bring? According to Feng Shui, some May flowers might bring health, healing and happiness if that’s what you intend. This philosophy believes that positioning a bunch of blue-hued flowers in a white vase and then putting that anywhere close to the front door can cure what ails you, especially when involving your internal organs. This bouquet of Shui is said to be especially true regarding illnesses affecting the kidneys. This tradition also teaches that fresh flowers placed anywhere in the house also attract angels to your living space. So, thanks April showers for bringing us May flowers. We owe you — a bunch.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Daily Feng Shui News for May 14th – ‘Buddha Day’

Today’s ‘Buddha Day’ is a time for me to share what Feng Shui has to say about placing Buddha statues or images in your home. This tradition states that any holy object such as those just mentioned should always occupy a place of respect and should never be treated as decoration. One of the best places for displaying a Buddha statue or image is in the front entryway. The statue should be placed so that it is diagonally facing the front door so it can welcome fortune, luck, opportunity and blessings into your living space.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Your Daily Feng Shui News for May 12th – Isn’t it ironic that ‘Fatigue Syndrome Day’

Isn’t it ironic that ‘Fatigue Syndrome Day’ immediately follows a day honoring mothers? If you or someone you know suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome then you’re probably already taking medications to alleviate symptoms of this disease. Holistic treatments include taking ginseng, an Asian herb known to increase energy and combat persistent fatigue, as well as supplemental L-carnitine, found in nearly all body cells, especially those that produce energy. Coenzyme Q-10, DHEA and essential fatty acids, like those found in avocado or fish oil, are all considered critical to the treatment of this condition. Of course, you should always check with your physician before beginning any alternative forms of treatment, but if you’re always low on energy, you might just want to put that appointment high on your priority list.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com