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Feng Shui and the importance of picture frames

Framed images and feng shuiThis may seem a strange subject and one that you would not think was related to Feng Shui but I can assure you that picture frames and even the contents inside the picture frames can have a major effect on the energy in your home or office.

If you were to walk into someone else”s home and take a look around the house and saw pictures of distressing images like graveyards, dark and distressing woodlands and similar photos, chances are your first impressions of the home would not be good ones. This is due to the fact that humans generally take 10-15 seconds to decide whether they like something or not.
Framed pictures and Feng ShuiWith spring bank holiday coming up in the UK on the 26th May 2014, it is predicted that 45% of people in the UK make home improvements during a bank holiday and for many people; to put this in perspective, there are 63.23 million people in Britain and an estimated 28,453,500 people will be doing some type of home improvement. Lets say that only 10% of the 28,453,500 people decide to purchase and hang a new picture on their wall, that equals to 2,845,350 people that could potentially be seriously altering the energy in their home without even realising.

A picture frame can alter the energy in your home or office in five different ways…

  • Shape – All shapes are associated to the five elements
  • Size – With Feng Shui, there are both good sizes and bad sizes
  • Colours – different colours are associated with different elements
  • Material – The material used to make this picture frame
  • Image – This can have an effect with both energy and elements

Lets start with Shapes….

Different Picture framesThe five elements all lay host to different shapes which can really benefit you if used correctly but can also wreak havoc when used incorrectly so please read on to make sure you get this bit right.

Wood – rectangular picture frames are associated with the wood element which could include full body sized pictures and also, wide angled landscape city shots.

Fire – Triangular and spiky picture frames are associated to the fire element; although this shape is a lot less common, it is best to list it to make you aware of the influence that a picture frame this shape can have.

Earth – Square picture frames are associated to the earth element which is one of the most common picture frame types.

Metal – Circular picture frames are associated to the metal element and are commonly used for portrait photos.

Water – Wavy photo frames are associated to the water element; you may have never seen a wavy photo frame but this goes for photo frames that have a windy, flowing curve to the frame.

Now that you know what shaped picture frames are associated to which element its time to look at the effect that these picture frames can have by placing them in different areas of your home…

Five elementsThe five elements are used in Flying Star Feng Shui to weaken, enhance and cure both positive and negative Flying Star combinations which affect the Monthly and Annual Flying Stars. For more information on the Annual and Monthly Flying Stars, take a look here – http://www.fengshuiweb.co.uk/advice/teachyourselffengshui.htm

I would recommend starting with the Annual Flying stars and keeping an eye on the Monthly Flying Stars and keep track of where you place your picture frames around your home or office and which elements are attached to them.

Next we will look into different sizes and which ones are good and which ones are bad. Different sizes can have different effects; I have listed these below up to two metres which will cover most sizes but you can use our Academy of Feng Shui software that we created which includes everything you need to know to perform a home or office consultation to running a whole Feng Shui consultation business which also includes our Chinese Ruler section which will tell you auspicious measurements from picture frames to tables, televisions and so much more making sure you get your home or office as right as possible. For more information on our Academy of Feng Shui software, you can click the link below. https://www.fengshuiweb.co.uk/pages/fengshuisoftware

Auspicious and inauspicious measurements for picture frames – you can use these measurements to measure both width and height

0cm – 4.5cm – Chai. This denotes money luck
4.5cm – 10.8cm – Pi. This denotes financial loss, bad luck and legal issues
10.8cm – 16cm – Li. This denotes bad luck, financial loss and theft
16cm – 21.5cm – Yi. This denotes success in children and good fertility
21.5cm – 27cm – Kwan. This denotes luck, prosperity and family honour
27cm – 32.4cm – Chieh. This justin bieber movie tickets was arrested in Miami Beach early Thursday under suspicion of driving under the influence and drag racing. denotes ill health and loss of wealth
32.4cm – 37.8cm – Hai. This denotes disasters, sickness and arguments
37.8cm – 43.2cm – Pun. This denotes good financial luck, general luck and luck in exams
43.2cm – 48.6cm – Chai. This denotes money luck and good fortune
48.6cm – 54cm – Pi. This denotes financial loss, bad luck and legal issues
54cm – 59.4cm – Li. This denotes bad luck, financial loss and theft
59.4cm – 64.8cm – Yi. This denotes success in children and good fertility
64.8cm – 70.2cm – Kwan. This denotes luck, prosperity and family honour
70.2cm – 75.6cm – Chieh. This denotes ill health and loss of wealth
75.6cm – 81cm – Hai. This denotes disasters, sickness and arguments
81cm – 86.4cm – Pun. This denotes good financial luck, general luck and luck in exams
86.4cm – 91.8cm – Chai. This denotes money luck and good fortune
91.8cm – 97.2cm – Pi. This denotes financial loss, bad luck and legal issues
97.2cm – 102.6cm – Li. This denotes bad luck, financial loss and theft
102.6cm – 108cm – Yi. This denotes success in children and good fertility
108cm – 113.4cm – Kwan. This denotes luck, prosperity and family honour
113.4cm – 118.8cm – Chieh. This denotes ill health and loss of wealth
118.8cm – 124.2cm – Hai. This denotes disasters, sickness and arguments
124.2cm – 129.6cm – Pun. This denotes good financial luck, general luck and luck in exams
129.6cm – 135cm – Chai. This denotes money luck and good fortune
135cm – 140.4cm – Pi. This denotes financial loss, bad luck and legal issues
140.4cm – 145.8cm- Li. This denotes bad luck, financial loss and theft
145.8cm – 151.4cm – Yi. This denotes success in children and good fertility
151.4cm – 156.6cm – Kwan. This denotes luck, prosperity and family honour
156.6cm – 162cm – Chieh. This denotes ill health and loss of wealth
162cm – 167.4cm – Hai. This denotes disasters, sickness and arguments
167.4cm – 172.8cm – Pun. This denotes good financial luck, general luck and luck in exams
172.8cm – 178.4cm – Chai. This denotes money luck and good fortune
178.4cm – 183.6m – Pi. This denotes financial loss, bad luck and legal issues

Now for the colours –

Feng Shui Colours

Wood – Light to dark greens

Fire – reds, oranges, burgundies, purples and pinks

Earth – browns and yellows

Metal – whites, silvers, golds and coppers

Water – blacks, greys and blues

The materials and images are quite self explanatory although I can”t imagine you would have a picture frame made of water. I hope you have enjoyed reading this article and will take this in to consideration the next time you purchase a new picture frame.

Feng Shui and the effects of clutter

Clear your clutter and clear your problems

Feng Shui and Clutter have a very close relationship with each other than most people would not expect although it is very much a fact that having clutter in your life can severely affect the energy of yourself and your home or business. There are many ways that Feng Shui elements can be introduced into modern life and for every person; their home or office is the ideal place to start.

In weighing up whether Feng Shui is right for you and if it’s affecting you, it can be helpful to think about clutter and its negative effects on you and your home. You may not realise that a cluttered home can have an impact on your home life, personality and even wealth. This is why introducing Feng Shui and limiting clutter can help create a more peaceful and abundant home.

Clutter leaves you feeling tired

A home that is cluttered will be draining, both visually and physically. If you look around at a busy room at your home or in any building, it is only natural that you will feel tired and can even lack motiviation, which of course, reduces the likelihood of taking action to remove the clutter from your home. Allowing this cycle to continue will see your home become even more cluttered and you will feel increasingly tired. This is why it is important to break out of this cycle. If you went to a car showroom to buy a car and the cars were all dirty and the showroom was filled with mess, chances are you will not feel as though you would like to do business there or feel very welcome and the same can be said for a home.

A cluttered home can lower your hope

Having so much stuff around your home can make you feel that there is too much going on in your life. If life is starting to feel a little overwhelming, stop and have a look around. Do you see clutter everywhere you look at home? If you do, this may be contributing to your emotions. This is where taking the time to de-clutter your home will fill you with a sense of optimism. This action car racing games download is one of the overriding emotions people when they carry out a spring clean but you can benefit from this at any time of year. With Feng Shui, you need fresh Qi to flow around your home as much as possible and when the home is filled with clutter and mess, this can restrict the Qi and cause problems around the home so make sure that you clear as much clutter as possible to help the flow of Qi.

Are you using your money wisely?

If you have a lot of clutter around your home, it may mean that you are spending your money on collectible items. At times this can be a wise investment and at times it can give you a lot of enjoyment and pleasure. However, if you fall into the trap of collecting for the sake of collecting, you may find that too much of your money is being spent on these items, leaving you short of funds at other times or for other activities. It is a good idea to take a look at the Annual Flying Stars to see how the stars for 2014 can affect your finances; you can view this by clicking here and also take a look at the May 2014 Monthly Updates for even more information

A cluttered home can lead to a cluttered life and many people in this situation will find that their life is out of control. Removing the clutter of a home and channelling energy in the right manner will help to provide focus and clarity in a person’s life. If you pare back in life and remove the clutter, you may find yourself in better positions to see the things that are going on around you and where you need to be in life.

Having a high level of quality and natural light and air will both contribute to allowing fresh Qi to flow around the home and lift spirits in general. These are essential for creating good Qi at your home, helping you to feel relaxed and at one. When it comes to minimising clutter and creating a positive atmosphere, natural light and air are of considerable benefit.

I will be spending this bank holiday weekend getting a load of boxes together and filling them with all my old rubbish that I have hoarded over the years and having a complete clear out of my home.

I hope you all enjoyed reading and hopefully this article has helped to motivate you as it did myself!

The important things in life

What a fantastic life lesson! I read this the other day and thought I would share it with you all. Hope you enjoy

A philosophy professor stood before his class with some items on the table in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, about 2 inches in diameter.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. Continue reading

Doors and Feng Shui

Feng Shui is not always about placing Buddha”s, Dragons and Toads, its also about concentrating on the essentials that are normally overlooked. Your main entrance door for your home and office is actually one of the most important areas of a property, it is where the main amount of qi comes in to the building and the quality of the qi is dependent on the condition of the area where the door is located which means your hall and driveway.

Michael teaches Feng Shui to hundreds and we post articles daily on our websites and Facebook, Twitter etc to people all over the world and sometimes we do not always practice what we preach but believe me, when it comes to doorways, halls, driveways etc our home and business is always kept impeccable, we replace doormats as soon as they start to fray, Doors, frame, paintwork and the area around our main door outside is cleaned weekly, brass door furniture is often polished when needed, hinges will be oiled when needed, The windows will be cleaned every two weeks.

Messy Feng Shui fron door

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Ba Gua Mirror Placement

You would be surprised at the amount of consultations that we have been to and found the residents have been told by a Feng Shui consultant or read a book or website advising to place a Ba Gua mirror inside their home to make their bathroom or other negative room disappear or some similar nonsense, what a load of codswallop. I cannot stress this enough, NEVER use a Ba Gua inside a home or office.

I don’t care who has told you and how they have justified it. You never ever use them indoors. There are circumstances that you can use them, they are special ones that you should not find on any website, we sell them but only to trained Feng Shui consultants. Continue reading