Feng Shui Transformations

       
   
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Glossary  
Bagua Map  
Money Pot  
Power of intention  
Empowering Your Business
Energy of Colors  
About Red  
About Pink  
About White  
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  Red
  
  Feng Shui Association: Fame & Reputation
The Fame & Reputation gua is about seeing and being seen: It influences the way others see you‚ and it helps define their opinions of you. It also influences the way you see yourself‚ your future‚ and “where you stand” in the world.
  
  Use or wear red when you want to...
 
stand out in a crowd
hold people’s attention when you’re making a presentation
feel more confident in yourself and your abilities
raise your energy when you’re feeling fatigued
be inspired to take action and get something finished
encourage a competitive spirit when you’re playing a sport
evoke feelings of physical attraction and arousal
increase your circulation
help build red blood cells
feel warmer when you’re cold or have the chills
   
  In some cases‚ however‚ too much red can...
 
raise your blood pressure
increase your heart rate
cause you to perspire
make you feel agitated or angry
keep you from falling asleep
   
  Chakra Connection: The 1st‚ or Root‚ Chakra
  The root chakra is located at the base of the spine‚ which is why this chakra is also referred to as the base chakra. The root chakra is the seat of your physical life force and relates to issues of physical vitality‚ basic survival‚ and feeling strong‚ centered‚ and grounded. When this chakra is open and balanced...
 
you feel energetic‚ healthy‚ and robust
you understand that you have a place in the world; that you belong and have a right to be here
you feel secure in the knowledge that your basic needs will always be met
   
   
     
    Orange
   
  Feng Shui Association: Health & All Areas
The Health & All Areas gua influences your physical‚ mental‚ spiritual‚ and emotional health and well-being. Because the Health gua is positioned in the center of the bagua map‚ it touches every other gua. Consequently‚ it affects every area of your life. So when the energy of your Health gua is balanced‚ it helps you achieve harmony and order in every part of your life.
   
  Use or wear orange when you want to...
 
feel more joyful
“lighten up” and see the humor in things
be more friendly and outgoing in social situations
be more creative‚ fun-loving‚ and playful
increase your sex drive
stimulate your digestive system
strengthen your immune system‚ including your spleen‚ lungs‚ and pancreas
   
  In some cases‚ however‚ too much orange can...
 
increase your appetite and cause you to overeat
cause or increase bulimia
increase addictions to drugs‚ alcohol‚ food‚ sex‚ sports‚ and other activities that produce “adrenaline highs”
   
  Chakra Connection: The 2nd‚ or Sacral‚ Chakra
The sacral chakra is located two inches below the navel. It is the center for cleansing and creating. It is also called the social/sexual center. When this chakra is open and balanced...
 
you feel emotionally secure and fulfilled
you understand the needs of others‚ which enables you to get along well with them
you are optimistic‚ happy‚ and uninhibited
you are comfortable with your sexuality and express it in healthy ways
     
   
     
    Yellow
   
  Feng Shui Association: Health & All Areas
The Health & All Areas gua influences your physical‚ mental‚ spiritual‚ and emotional health and well-being. Because the Health gua is positioned in the center of the bagua map‚ it touches every other gua. Consequently‚ it affects every area of your life. So when the energy of your Health gua is balanced‚ it helps you achieve harmony and order in every part of your life.
   
  Use or wear yellow when you want to...
 
have a “sunny” and self-confident disposition
experience and express the full range of your emotions
be more alert‚ clear-headed‚ decisive‚ and organized
improve your memory and retention
stimulate your imagination while writing and reading
strengthen and balance your nervous system
regulate your digestive system and your weight
achieve a sense of peace‚ balance‚ and order in all areas of your life
   
  In some cases‚ however‚ too much yellow can...
 
cause nervousness or restlessness
cause diarrhea
   
  and dull or muddy yellows can...
 
cause you to feel irritated
cause a fearful person to feel even more fearful (as in someone who is “yellow-bellied” or “lily-livered”)
   
  Chakra Connection: The 3rd‚ or Solar Plexus‚ Chakra
  The solar plexus chakra is located two inches above the navel. It is the will center—the source of power‚ control‚ and emotion. When this chakra is open and balanced...
 
you feel healthy and resilient
you possess a healthy sense of control—and self-control—in your life
you respect yourself and have a good sense of who you are
you are level-headed and able to think clearly‚ and you make wise choices and decisions
     
   
     
    Brown
   
  Feng Shui Association: Health & All Areas
The Health & All Areas gua influences your physical‚ mental‚ spiritual‚ and emotional health and well-being. Because the Health gua is positioned in the center of the bagua map‚ it touches every other gua. Consequently‚ it affects every area of your life. So when the energy of your Health gua is balanced‚ it helps you achieve harmony and order in every part of your life.
   
  Use or wear brown when you want to...
 
feel more stable‚ grounded‚ and “down-to-earth”
feel protected‚ secure‚ and supported in life
be less fearful
   
  In some cases‚ however‚ too much brown can...
 
cause you to retreat into yourself
cause you to hold in your emotions
cause you to be narrow-minded
cause you to resist change
     
   
     
    Green
   
  Feng Shui Association: Family & Ancestors
The Family & Ancestors gua influences your ability to get along with your “family”—the people to whom you’re related‚ as well as the people you treat like family. This gua also helps you honor your ancestors‚ who helped you become who you are today.
   
  Use or wear green when you want to...
 
have healthy and harmonious relationships with the people in your family
feel like “one big‚ happy family” with your friends‚
co-workers‚ schoolmates‚ and/or community
feel forgiving toward others
ease a heartache
feel hopeful and tranquil in your surroundings
relax and expand the muscles in your chest so you can breathe more deeply and slowly
balance and regulate your circulatory system
stimulate your pituitary gland
   
  However‚ yellow-green can...
 
make you nauseous
   
  and too much muddy green can...
 
cause you to have negative feelings about yourself or others
cause you to have jealous feelings (Remember that “green-eyed monster”—the one who is “green with envy”?)
make you unwilling to share yourself or your possessions with others
   
Chakra Connection: The 4th‚ or Heart‚ Chakra
The heart chakra is located at the base of the sternum. It is the source of compassion and unconditional love. When this chakra is open and balanced...
you can freely give and receive love
you trust people and view them as your equals
you appreciate life and see the connection among all living things
   
 
   
Pink
 
Feng Shui Association: Marriage & Relationships
The Marriage & Relationships gua influences your ability to attract and/or get along with a partner. It also affects your ability to have good relationships with all of the people in your life—including‚ and especially‚ yourself.
 
Use or wear pink when you want to...
attract a romantic partner 
feel more loving and compassionate towards your partner
improve your relationships with your friends
love and appreciate yourself more fully
soothe and calm your emotions
have a more optimistic outlook
relax your muscles and open your heart
 
In some cases‚ however‚ too much pink can...
keep an immature person from growing up and accepting responsibilities in life
cause chronically depressed or introvert­ed people to avoid unpleasant situations
 
Chakra Connection: The 4th‚ or Heart‚ Chakra (along with green)
The heart chakra is located at the base of the sternum. It is the source of compassion and unconditional love. When this chakra is open and balanced...
you can freely give and receive love
you trust people and view them as your equals
you appreciate life and see the connection among all living things
   
 
   
  Blue
 
Feng Shui Association: Knowlege & Self-Cultivation
The Knowledge & Self-Cultivation gua influences your ability to cultivate your intellec­tual and spiritual growth. It helps you assimilate new information with a clear and open mind‚ and it helps you make choices that benefit your life.
 
Use or wear blue when you want to...
approach life with an open mind so you can learn new things
improve your concentration and your study habits
feel calmer and more relaxed
express yourself confidently‚ creatively‚ and truthfully
be perceived as a trustworthy and intelligent person
make wise and well-informed choices in life
lower your blood pressure by calming your autonomic nervous system
cool yourself down when you’re overheated or have a fever
soothe a sore throat
 
Chakra Connection: The 5th‚ or Throat‚ Chakra (sky blue)
The throat chakra is the center of self-expression. When it is open and balanced...
your senses are sharp and receptive
you say what you mean and mean what you say (you’re “true blue”)
you possess inner wisdom and understanding
you are calm and in control of yourself
 
In some cases‚ however‚ too much blue can...
make you “all work and no play”
 
Use or wear indigo when you want to...
hear and trust your intuition‚ or inner wisdom
get a better night’s sleep by regulating your sleep patterns
have more vivid dreams
ease arthritis pain
 
In some cases‚ however‚ too much indigo can...
make you withdraw and become reclusive
 
Chakra Connection: The 6th‚ or Brow‚ Chakra (indigo)
This chakra is located at the brow‚ between the eyes‚ and is also called the third-eye chakra. It is your source of intuition and your center of spiritual creativity. When this chakra is open and balanced...
your intuitive abilities are heightened
you receive greater creative insight and inspiration
you understand the soul’s purpose and lessons
   
 
   
  Purple
Feng Shui Association: Wealth & Prosperity
The Wealth & Prosperity gua influences your ability to attract money into your life and to manage it wisely. It also influences your awareness of the blessings and abundance in your life (prosperity consciousness).
 
Use or wear purple (and/or lavender) when you want to...
attract more money into your life 
improve your money-management skills
increase your awareness (and acceptance) of all the ways in which you are prosperous
strengthen your understanding of‚ and connection to‚ God
strengthen your spiritual and creative inspiration
feel psychically protected and secure
calm your brain and your nervous system so you can relax and sleep better
ease migraines and tension headaches
relieve “hot” conditions such as heat rash and sunburn
suppress hunger and balance your metabolism
 
In some cases‚ however‚ too much purple can...
cause you to daydream too much
cause you to feel psychically “invaded”
 
Chakra Connection: The 7th‚ or Crown‚ Chakra
The crown chakra is located on the top of the head. It is your connection to your spiritual source—God‚ the Creator‚ Divine Energy‚ etc. When this chakra is open and balanced...
you feel a deep and abiding connection to your spiritual source
you feel a strong connection to all things and people
you have strong visionary insight and a desire to care for the planet and all who live on it
you feel inspired and enlightened
you have a strong yet gentle personality
   
 
   
  White
 
Feng Shui Association: Creativity & Children
The Creativity & Children gua affects your ability to look at life with a sense of humor‚ creativity‚ and joy. It helps you tap into and utilize all forms and facets of your creativity‚ and it affects your ability to conceive and/or get along with children.
 
Use or wear white when you want to...
feel more peaceful‚ calm‚ and centered
improve your creativity and your sense of humor
develop greater self-awareness and insight
think of new and effective ways to solve your problems and struggles
conceive a child‚ a plan‚ or an idea (Plans and ideas are “brainchildren”!)
get along better with others by remembering that we’re all children of the Creator
 
In some cases‚ however‚ too much white can...
make you feel lonely or isolated
keep you from taking action once you’ve made a decision
 
Chakra Connection: The 7th‚ or Crown‚ Chakra (along with purple)
The crown chakra is located on the top of the head. It is your connection to your spiritual source—God‚ the Creator‚ Divine Energy‚ etc. When this chakra is open and balanced...
you feel a deep and abiding connection to your spiritual source
you feel a strong connection to all things and people
you have strong visionary insight and a desire to care for the planet and all who live on it
you feel inspired and enlightened
you have a strong yet gentle personality
   
 
   
  Gray
 
Feng Shui Association: Helpful People & Travel
The Helpful People & Travel gua affects your ability to get help when you need it by being in just the right place at just the right time and meeting just the right people (synchronicity). It also affects your ability to travel—both to physical locations and new stages in your life—so you can meet more helpful people and be one yourself.
 
Use or wear gray when you want to...
attract people who can help you in some way
help other people in some way
travel to a particular geographic location
get to a new place or stage in your life
be reliable‚ trustworthy‚ and faithful (and appear that way to others)
be mature‚ independent‚ and professional (and appear that way to others)
be self-reliant
have more self-control
increase your sensitivity to other people’s feelings and needs
shield yourself from outside influences by making yourself “invisible” in a crowd
 
In some cases‚ however‚ too much gray can...
act like a smokescreen or a foggy cloud that makes you seem standoffish‚ evasive‚ and noncommittal
   
 
   
Black
 
Feng Shui Association: Career & Life Path
The Career & Life Path gua influences the way you look at and live in the world. It affects the choices you make and the steps you take as you travel through your life. It also affects your ability to choose—and thrive in—work or a career that expresses who you are.
 
Use or wear black when you want to...
feel grounded and protected as you move through life
be clear and decisive when making important choices
have a sense of purpose and direction in life
find your true calling and/or choose your life’s purpose
be content in your chosen career or work
get a new job or change careers
get more out of the job that you have
make more money in  your job or business
be a strong and powerful presence in the company of others
appear mysterious and intriguing to others
 
In some cases‚ however‚ too much black can...
cause you to cloak‚ or shroud‚ yourself in order to hide from the world
prevent you from growing and changing—and consequently‚ from experiencing all that life has to offer
   
   
   
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