Air in Feng Shui
Feng Shui, means literally “the way of wind and water,” or symbolically, “the natural forces of the Universe.” These forces affect everything in our world. Europeans call the science of Feng Shui geomancy. Hawaiians and Native Americans practice their own form of Feng Shui, each seeking to live harmoniously with nature. The ancient Chinese believed in and lived their lives by these natural forces. One of the strongest and oldest natural forces is call “chi.”
Chi, also known as the breath of nature or as “the dragon’s celestial breath,” is everywhere and, many believe, represents the truest abstract energy in the Universe. Chi is an invisible energy that circulates everywhere but gathers in certain places, which are said to be good in Feng Shui. Chi enhances happiness, prosperity and longevity, and it is the life force inside all living things. Good relationships, a healthful lifestyle and meditation can increase levels of chi energy.
In Feng Shui, winds are sometimes thought of as bad because they scatter chi, rather than accumulate it. When selecting a place to build a home or to hold a ritual, avoid places that are windswept. This can be hard if you live on the prairie or beside the ocean, but in those cases, just try to schedule your rituals on days when the wind is calmer. If you have a home where it’s windy, you might want to perform a weekly ritual to encourage the sylphs to leave chi where they found it.
It’s another of those days that I hold dear to my heart. Today’s ‘Global Forgiveness Day’ is a time to bury the hatchet and forgive. But if you’re having trouble putting the past behind you and can’t say anything positive to someone who has hurt you, then try an old remedy that I know works like a charm. Take any small, lidded jar and remove the lid. On a piece of white paper in green ink write the name of the offending party, fold the paper to fit into the jar, and cover it with just enough honey to submerge it. Tightly seal the jar and place it somewhere in your kitchen. Each day, for nine consecutive days, place a small white candle atop the jar and light it. Allow the candle to burn for a few minutes while you see this whole situation sweetening. After the ninth day the candle should be fully burned (if it has already burned out, replace with a fresh one until the nine days are done). Then put the jar in a paper bag and dispose of it somewhere outside of your house. Not only should the hostility and harsh feelings all become a thing of the past, but your pain should do the same.
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com