Monday, March 26, 2007

5 Common Auspicious Lucky Feng Shui Objects

Lucky Feng Shui Objects

By Apex Lim

Luck is something that doesn’t come naturally. You have to seek it, dream and think of it. Every culture has it own traditions for luck, but these traditions seem to overlap and create a common believe. In Feng Shui, there are lucky objects that bring luck. If these lucky objects are placed in the correct location or with the correct matching of the personality, it benefits the owners.


For those who are climbing the cooperate ladder, dragon is regarded as the most auspicious symbol of good fortune. It signify the power of authority, it can be strategically placed in an office to symbolize the authority and power of the chief executive. Place your dragon on the dragon wall (your left when you face the door) but be sure it does not appear to be heading toward the door or a window. Dragon Pen is especially auspicious for executive, manager, businessman or woman and Chief Executive Officer. The locations to place the double dragon with a pearl in a bowl of gently flowing water; the Southwest, Southeast, North or East corners of the living room. Wearing of gold dragon tortoise pendant can boost success luck.


The phoenix or birds are powerful and they symbolise renewal and new opportunities. The Phoenix attracts prosperity and abundance. Other small birds indicate good news and happy occasions. Mandarin ducks indicate good relationships and helpful mentor. In feng shui, displaying the 100 birds crystal ball in the south part of the home to ward off all forms of bad luck and in a prominent place at the office to bring good business luck.


The horse symbolizes power, strength, fame, speed, endurance and success. It is incredibly auspicious to display not one but many of this handsome creature in the home. Horses or Pony can also bring good fortune but also lots of happiness and pleasure as well. A horse painting or sculpture can be placed on, or near an executive's desk to reinforce his image as a powerful and dynamic man, but it should not be headed toward the door or a window. Those born under the sign of Roosters, Snakes and Ox, will benefits from displaying horses, in feng shui, the horse brings love luck being the peach blossom animal of these animal signs.


The wonderful feng shui elephants, will bring luck and good fortune, strength, wisdom, power and success to your home or business. They make a nice housewarming gift or gift for a milestone in anyone's life (start of new business or family). Elephants should always have their trunks turned upward, as if trumpeting, this meant to herald good news. They can be placed in the entrance hall, but not directly facing the door. Jade Feng Shui Elephant is used for:
· In the home to strengthen love and faithfulness between couples
· To increase intelligence and dignity, and to protect the home
· The elephant symbolizes the head of a household or company as a token of power and prominence
· The elephant is also known as a grantor of wishes.
· Display your feng shui elephant in the bedroom to strengthen love and faithfulness between couples
· Feng Shui elephants in the office or business enhances power, strength, and wisdom.


FENG SHUI FROG –‘ATTRACT MONEY TO YOUR LIFE' to you. Placing the frog facing your entrance improves prosperity. Some are very large and quite garish in color. The frog (actually a three-legged toad) holds a coin in its mouth and has strings of coins around its feet. Placing him inside your front door facing inwards symbolizes money coming in to your home or business. In a store it can be on or near the cash register, facing the direction of the door. A three-legged toad/frog can work wonders. According to feng shui, the money frog is a symbol of prosperity and is associated with monetary gains. “Chan chu” as the money frog is called in Chinese is associated with the moon. This is because it is believed that the frog transforms with the moon. The feng shui money frog represents wealth, good health and is the wife of one of the eight immortals.

There are many feng shui objects that enhance one life. Different objects can be placed in the home and offices or as gift for love one and friends. They are also good for career, business, and family and for personal luck. Those are the five most common objects that can be found in the home and office.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

How Shapes of Buildings Implicate Feng Shui

By Apex Lim

There is something about shapes of buildings, which in feng shui are associated with one of the five elements. Basically, these shapes are; square or cube, rectangle, the circle or sphere, the wave or curve liner, and the pyramid or triangle. Each of this shape represents or associate with five of the elements; earth, wood, metal, water and fire. It is possible to use these shapes to incorporate subtle yet effective feng shui harmony into buildings. Beside the shapes, elements, direction where the building sits also plays a important part in feng shui. Element Shapes can also be used as a means of enhancing or exhausting certain sectors based on either Flying Star combinations or the 8 Mansions formula.

The five elements of feng shui and shapes

EARTH - Square
FIRE - Triangle
METAL - Circle
WATER - Curve liner
WOOD - Rectangle

Five Elements and Shapes of Building

Square Shape building represents the element of earth. It will be auspicious if a square building faced or sits in the direction of SW/NE. It is said that square shape building command authoritative with dominance, therefore, it will be suitable for a corporate offices and bank. Enhanced the building with an earth element base, using material such as granite and marble will offer strong earth energy which benefits the luck of the building. SW and NE are the direction for earth element.

Triangle shape building signifies the fire element. The ideal sitting location should be south, the sector of fire. Building with the shape of triangle, the best orientation would be a North-South axis, with the building facing north and sitting south.To enhance the luck of the triangle building, the alternative location would be for the building to sit East or Southeast, in this way, the wood element would then feed the building's fire element.

A circle or Sphere shape building signifies the metal element. So long there is a curve within the overall building in concept, it suggests that the building is a circle shape. It needs not to be overall circle in shape. To enhance the luck of the building, the use of glass and steel are beneficial. Such buildings are excellent sitting West or Northwest, so facing East and Southeast.

A curve liner building symbolizes the element of water. Water is an element that is constant movement. Curve liner buildings adopt a prominent curve form that extends throughout the building design. The curve liner gives a powerful statement of visual 'wave'. Shopping malls or exhibition centres will benefit from this design concept. Curve liner building forms are efficient for creating the flow of speed. It is advisable to avoid building with such shape for office or residential locations. The direction for a water element building should be to face South and sit North. Use full steel-base "look" material for the base of the building to enhance the water element of the building.

A rectangle shape building is associated with the element of wood. Many popular of high-rise building shapes is the rectangle. It will be beneficial if the building can incorporate wood or water elements energy. Avoid glass and concrete dominate the building. Blue-tinted glass, which represents water energy, is a good ideal for the building. Once can also provide the building with a "wood' look as enhancements.The best directions for this type of building, is to sit East, Southeast or North.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Zoo pays feng shui expert to aid monkeys

feng shui to aid monkeys

Tue Feb 13, 5:17 PM ET

The Los Angeles Zoo paid $4,500 to an expert in the ancient Chinese art of feng shui to ensure three endangered golden monkeys on loan from China can have a strong life force.

Consulting the feng shui expert was part of the cost for a $7.4 million enclosure for the golden monkeys debuting at the zoo later his year. Feng shui focuses on balance in design to promote health and

Feng shui is in demand among high-end architects and interior
designers, but Beverly Hills-based feng shui expert Simona Mainini said the Los Angeles Zoo's effort may be a first in animal enclosure design.

"It's very experimental, " Mainini said. "We don't have any books on feng shui for monkeys. We just have to assume that Darwin is correct and that there is a connection and what is good for humans is good for monkeys."

The exhibit for the male and two female golden monkeys is nearing completion and they are expected to arrive by the end of the year,once China approves the export permit.

Exhibit designers from the Seattle-based Portico Group said the enclosure was designed to re-create the feel of a rural Chinese village.

"The viewing building has a Chinese character," said principal architect Charles Mays, who hire Mainini. "We thought it would be more
authentic if we went that extra step and made sure it was done with good feng shui."

Mainini said she tweaked the plans to maximize the good qi (pronounced chee). For example, she recommended moving a door on the observation tower or adding a fountain or water feature to "soften, with moisture,the harsh energy" in that area of the tower.

The city will pay the Chinese government $100,000 a year for the
period of the 10-year loan of the simians.

"The idea is to get people beyond just looking at the animals so they experience how the animals and people live," zoo General Manager John Lewis (news, bio, voting record) said. "So when people see that a species is endangered, maybe they'll feel motivated to do something to save them."

Golden monkeys, which weigh about 30 pounds, have blue faces, long
hair and make a catlike meow.


Information from: (Los Angeles) Daily News,