Feng Shui is the force that is said to be able to influence your destiny. It is able to modify the standard and level of your success. And there is an abundance of evidence from many satisfied customers, globally, that claim Feng Shui assists in changing the level of gains or losses in business.
There are two types of Feng Shui environments. The first is the physical, commonly known as ‘Form School’ and this refers to the actual visible surroundings. Examples of this are; the external environment such as the general landscape, mountains, rivers, roads, other buildings, the internal design and layout of the building, the position of our desk, chair and settee. Each one is considered to bestow some Feng Shui influence in your life. To this end, there are certain ‘shapes’ that can reduce prosperity and especially if you are searching for New Premises then you would do well to keep them in mind.
Sharp pointed objects; Sharp edges facing a building are considered a physical ‘sha’.
A curved blade, a road, a river, a flyover with the curved edge facing your building is considered bad Feng Shui. This is usually explained as the blade of a sword cutting through the building. However, the truth is, that it is considered to be inauspicious because your prosperity is turning away from you. Indeed the reverse configuration, i.e. when the curve of a road, a river or any of the above is embracing your building it is considered beneficial and is often called the ‘jade belt’.
Water cutting the feet; a building standing right at the water front with little space between the foot of the building and the ocean or river is not particularly good. In this situation the water is considered too strong and symbolizes a lack of a strong foundation.
A building such as a police station is said to be related to violence. A Church, temple or religious building is said to absorb the beneficial influences of the surrounding environment, leaving little prosperity for its neighbours. Other sites such as hospitals, funeral parlours, prisons and graveyards are associated with sorrow and misfortune – therefore not good neighbours to have.
Also as a part of the ‘Form School’ principles, there are some guidelines for placement of furniture. What is particularly important in an office environment is the placement of desks. Therefore after determining the entrance to the offices, the next step is to place the desk in the best possible location.
The natural position for placing the desk should be at the corner of the diagonal line from the entrance, so that the person can face and see the entrance and has a solid wall behind you. To enhance the symbol of power, the desk should lean against a solid wall.
Sitting on a straight line towards the entrance, or with your back against the entrance, is not recommended.
It is not advised to place the desk in the middle of the room without leaning against any wall. This promotes a sense of floating and thereby a level of insecurity.
The second type of Feng Shui environment is somewhat more abstract and therefore subject to much speculation. Nonetheless, this influence is derived from the invisible, directional forces and has an impact on your life based on your buildings exact degree of orientation and the factor of time. And lets face it, if we think logically, absolutely everything changes with time and so you cannot ignore this very important factor.
So what are these invisible directional forces?? Some of us say they are magnetic waves; others suggest they are cosmic rays, celestial energies etc….. It really doesn’t matter how you or I translate this more abstract quality – most of us agree that there is ‘ something else’ that influences our lives. The Ancients from China however, seem to have discovered a pattern to trace the indiscernible influences so that we can predict their movement and, just as importantly they developed theories enabling us to fully utilize these enigmatic forces. These techniques have indeed emerged from a lengthy and committed study of nature thereby providing a solid foundation of Chinese metaphysical views about the universe and nature.
With respect to the invisible Feng Shuiinflluences during 2007, there are some adjustments that you can make that will be valuable, at least to some degree, through the course of the year. These modifications can also be placed in the correct sectors of your home as well as your business during the coming year.
You will find a troublesome influence coming from the Northeast bringing with it difficulties and obstacles. If this part of your business is very active such as a front, back or side entrance, a passage, the reception area, boardroom or even the directors office, then this energy needs to be dealt with by placing an all-metal wind chime or metal prayer bell in this area particularly in the months of February, August, and November. Now, this is not always easy to achieve depending on the area therefore, at the very least place a metal object such as a ‘five element pagoda’ in the appropriate position.
The Centre resonates with the force of sickness during 2007. Therefore you will require a string of six metal coins to be placed in this area, and this is particularly important if a major thoroughfare is located in that area of your business premises.
An energy of arguments is located in the Northwest and so it could be valuable to place a red object or the more traditional option of red paper in this area to help minimise this influence.
Another destructive influence is arriving from the North. Hence, it is best to place Four bamboo stems (only those that grow in water) in a clear glass vase within the North sector.
Finally, do not sit with your back against due West, especially whilst you are working. It is also advisable to not carry out large-scale construction work in the Northwest for the coming year, as this is the location of the ‘Grand Duke’. Should your business face Northwest then place a Dragon Tortoise to face the same direction.