Feng Shui - Ithaca College

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Give Your Room a
Fresh Start with
Feng Shui
Kathy Schlough - Certified Feng Shui
Practitioner, (607) 592-7064
[email protected]
What is Feng Shui?
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Feng Shui (pronounced “fung shway”) means
“wind and water”
Ancient Chinese science and art of living in
harmony with the environment.
Many different approaches to Feng Shui and
can be very complicated.
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Western style or Black Hat used in this presentation
Feng Shui looks at how Chi moves in an
environment
What is Chi?
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A form of life force energy associated with the
environment (also the body).
A Feng Shui practitioner aids clients to
create harmonious chi - to encourage
health and prosperity, and deter negative
chi that might be creating illness or stress
in the client's environment.
Feng Shui is the study of chi in a location
and uses a Bagua map
A Bagua is a map that overlays the house or
office plan and divides the areas into 8
sections:
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Career
Helpful people and
travel
Creativity and
children
Love and marriage
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Fame and reputation
Wealth and prosperity
Health and family
Knowledge and selfcultivation.
Also a Center section
considered an “earth”
or “grounding” section
How to use the Bagua map
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Imagine laying the map over the blueprint of
your home or office with the front door in either
the Knowledge, Career or Helpful People
section.
Chi enters from the front door
The 8 sections should correspond to different
areas of the home or office
Some areas of the home or office may be
“missing”
Enhancements
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If you want to improve the chi of a section,
you can use enhancements that
correspond to that area.
Combine both the:
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Element associated with the Bagua Map
(earth, fire, metal, wood, water)
The section of the Bagua Map you wish to
enhance
Five elements and how to
enhance them
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Wood
Fire
Earth
Metal
Water
Wood enhancements
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Anything wooden or depicting wood
Plants and flowers
The color green
Floral fabric
Rectangles
Fire enhancements
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All types of lighting and candles
Red, purple, fiery orange, pink, rose,
peach
Hearts
Triangles
Earth enhancements
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Rocks and crystals
Anything made of stone, tile, ceramic,
earthenware
Pictures of earth or mountains
Squares
Brown, yellow, earth tones, beige
Metal enhancements
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Anything made of metal
Electronics
Round or rounded objects
White, silver, gold, bronze, grey
Water enhancements
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Any water feature including fountains,
aquariums, ponds, birdbaths
Pictures depicting water
Reflective surfaces like mirrors
Wavy patterns
Black, blue, lavender, bluish purple
Bagua 8 section enhancements
1. Work and Career
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Water element
Professional diplomas, licenses
Symbols of success
Any water feature but make sure it is
going towards the inside of the house
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I.e. fountains should have water flowing IN!
2. Helpful people and travel
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Metal element
Pictures or sculpture of angels, saints,
Buddha, etc
Travel pictures of where you might want to
go
Pictures of friends and helpful people
3. Creativity and children
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Metal element
Pictures of family
Picture of symbol of something you want
to create
Pictures of babies if you would like to have
one!
4. Love and marriage
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Earth element
Pair of lovebirds or mandarin duck pair
Rose quartz crystals
Items in pairs – even pairs of shoes
Wedding pictures
Pictures of happy couples
5. Fame, reputation, recognition
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Fire element
Trophies, awards
Stars and crowns
“Red carpet”
Quotes or affirmations pertaining to fame
and reputation
6. Wealth and prosperity
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Wood element
Lucky bamboo plant or picture, jade plant,
money plant
Coins
Dragons
Rich, lush fabrics
Pictures of desired objects
7. Health and family
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Wood element
Pictures of yourself or family when very
healthy and happy (or picture of a healthy
person)
Pictures of fruit trees, garden
Sporting goods, athletic awards
Family pictures
Healthy plants
8. Knowledge, self-cultivation,
education
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Earth element
Books associated with desired education
Desk, computer, home office
Diplomas
Professional journals
Enhancement example
To enhance the Love and Marriage section:
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Use the colors red, pinks
Add some earth elements like rose quartz
crystal
Pictures of your wedding or partner preferably
in a square frame
“Love” symbols
Feng Shui band aides
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Enhancements that can be used anywhere and
especially where there are “missing” areas
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Wind chimes with 6 rods
Mirrors
Crystals
Water features
Lucky bamboo
Chinese coins
Art – BE CAREFUL WHAT IT DEPICTS THOUGH!
You probably have all you need in your home
right now – it just needs to be re-arranged
Tips for desk placement
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FACE THE DOOR!!!!!!!
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The single most important thing you can do
No surprises
The Command position
Smokey quartz helps decrease negativity in the
office.
Keep telephone and computer wires untangled
and out of site.
Clear the Clutter !
More information
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“The Western Guide to Feng Shui” by
Terah Kathryn Collins
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Easy to understand Western style for the
beginner
“Feng Shui for Dummies” or “KISS Feng
Shui”
Anything written by Lillian Too
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Beautiful pictures, but can be confusing

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