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Vaastu Shastra – How Are You Living?

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

I’ve mentioned in previous issues that our environment directly influences up to 1/3 of the luck and opportunities that come our way. However, our destiny and fortune are affected by factors other than our homes – our destiny and our own actions also play a role in what we attract in our lives.

That’s why how we live in a home is just as important as the home we live in which is why Vaastu Shastra (Indian Feng Shui) gives us guidelines for living a life of balance. Vaastu means “abode” and Shastra means “knowledge.” Vaastu comes from the same vedic wisdom as yoga, meditation, and ayurveda.

If our heaven luck or destiny is against our favor or we’re experiencing bad karma, then we need to use our man luck and the virtues within us to minimize the impact. The things we do today contribute to our destiny tomorrow. Vaastu advises us of 10 daily observances for creating good karma and leading a positive life; as you sow so shall you reap

1. Non-violence through compassion (Ahimsa) This means abstaining from causing any pain or harm whatsoever to any living creature, either by thought, word, or deed. Non-injury requires a harmless mind, mouth, and hand.

2. Honesty and truthfulness (Satya) To always speak the truth even though it may be unpalatable. The old adage “the truth shall set you free” is universally applicable to all and unchangeable.

3. Non-stealing (Astheya) We should never encroach upon another person’s property or possessions.

4. Control of the senses (Brahmacarya) Keep focus on your goal and path by being fixed in your higher self recognizing that the lower urges and outside influences are not in your long term best interest. These two forces simply tantalize us with promises of a quick fix but ultimately leave us feeling empty, frustrated and waste our minutes, days and years.

5. Selflessness (Aparigraha) According to Websters, selflessness means having little or no concern for oneself, especially with regard to fame, position or money. It’s easy then to think, who’s going to look out for me but when you give you actually receive so much more.

6. Cleanliness (Sauca) This means we should be clean both internally and externally. Our mind, heart, intelligence, body, clothes, home, place of work, place of worship, and even our personal and business dealings – all should be clean. “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” may be a homely proverb but it has deep wisdom for those interested in spiritual life.

7. Contentment with what you have been given (Santosha) The mind is always hankering and lamenting for our objects of desire. The way to remain satisfied and peaceful is to practice gratitude in every aspect of our life and to constantly think of the welfare of others. (Whenever you find yourself complaining, thinking your cup to be only half empty, take a moment to pause and count your blessings and you will find that “your cup runneth over”.)

8. Austerity (Tapas) Sometimes we have to enforce self-restraint or undergo some type of strict discipline to achieve a higher goal of happiness. In order to win a gold medal, you have to put in the practice.

9. Study of Spiritual Truths (Swadhyaya) The ancient texts emphatically urge that the human race use their intelligence to distinguish spirit from matter, ie. the eternal from the temporary.

10. Surrender to the will of the divine (Ishwara pranidhana) Knowing that there is a loving higher power or divine force that exists, frees you from the weight of life’s burden. Realize that we are not the ultimate controllers of our situation and although an event may seem like a setback now, ultimately it is for our benefit. An example is that diamonds are formed under great pressure that makes a worthless piece of carbon into a most valuable gem. The trick is to receive the lesson in that way and understand that in the greater scheme of life, everything is as it should be. Don’t worry, if you’re having problems with this one – it takes lifetimes to surrender and get this right.

We all have such busy lives, it can be overwhelming to think of adding even one new “to do” to our schedule. But far from adding to your stress, following or even simply being mindful of these 10 daily observances can fill you with peace even on the most chaotic or challenging day. Using these observances to keep your life in balance is like depositing great sums into your spiritual bank account. Peace attracts more peace, contentment attracts more contentment, compassion attracts more compassion: you truly can transform every day into a sacred day – a holy day! And as you do, you create an internal energy — “man luck” — that is so powerfully positive it can defuse even bad “heaven luck” or karma.

This holiday, invite peace and compassion into your heart. Combine this with harmonious “earth luck” and you – and everyone you invite into your home – can enjoy a surge of energy that helps attract prosperity all year long.

(c) 2012 Rupal Mehta Turner

About the author: Feng Shui and Vaastu Expert Rupal Mehta Turner publishes “The Prosperity Report,” a biweekly ezine that reveals Feng Shui and Vaastu secrets for a thriving business and personal life. If you’re ready to improve your finances, health and relationships by using the forces in your environment, get your FR*EE tips now at http://www.ClassicalFengshui.com. You can also sign up for your FR*EE “How Are You Living?” Report at www.tinyurl.com/infiniteabundance

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Is the Color of Your Purse Draining Your Wealth?

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

We’ve all heard that Capital One commercial: “What’s in your wallet?” However, if you’re interested in attracting wealth, a more important question is “What color’s your wallet?” And now, for the first time, I’m offering a phone consultation designed expressly to use color and some other secrets to help Energize Your Money Magnet. (I’ll tell you more about this in just a moment.)

I love beautiful bags! If I didn’t care about my finances, I’d go ahead and buy myself a beautiful red bag I just saw at Neiman Marcus. However, while the price of the bag itself wouldn’t have ruined my finances, that red color might have. So, instead, I’ve just bought a new green purse and a deep chocolate-colored wallet. Why? For my particular birthdate and the planetary influences in my home, the energetic vibrations of these colors act like money magnets for me. I sometimes carry a different-colored bag and wallet, too, when my Feng Shui “energy forecast” shows the chance of money loss. These other colors can blunt the impact of these negative energies and help me hang onto my money.

Should you run out and buy a green purse or a chocolate wallet? Absolutely not – unless you have the very same forces at work in your natal chart and home as I do. If you don’t, these same colors could actually weaken you financially — without your even being aware of it.

Everything in the universe carries an energetic vibration. This vibration can be quantified as a particular number. Different number combinations attract different types of energy which we experience as good fortune or bad money luck. The good and bad combinations depend on how the numbers that represent the energetic pattern of our natal chart interact with the numbers that represent our interaction with the world – e.g., the vibrational value of colors, directions, and other elements of our environment.

Why risk bad money luck?

Your wallet or purse is at the center of your daily financial life. Their color interacts with you directly and energetically!! Every time I am tempted to think that this is “just a little thing,” and go ahead and carry a bright red purse, I quickly see my luck turn and am reminded of just how real – and how powerful – color energies are.

Many New Age Feng Shui consultants will tell you carry a color that is the same as your Gua number. Not true – and this could actually drain wealth. Other New Agers say to carry your money in a red or blue purse. One consultant even sells red and blue purses! Well, there is just no such thing as “one size fits all Feng Shui,” and without knowing how red and blue will impact you energetically; you could be risking downright disastrous results.

Could you forego a wallet or purse and just put your money in your pocket? Sure, but why not take the opportunity to manipulate the color of your money holder to help lessen losses as you attract prosperity?

Take advantage of a mini consultation for Energizing Your Money Magnet

Helping you align your purse or wallet for prosperity is so important to me that I’m going to do something I’ve never done before and offer a mini Money Magnet telephone consultation. Sign up now and I’ll give you a phone consultation that reveals:

–The very best Money-Magnet color for your own purse and wallet (and if you’re married – the best colors for each of you!).

–How to energize your money magnet even more by carrying your own unique “lucky” amount of money. For a friend of mine, the amount is $48, while for her husband carrying $11 seems to bring extraordinary flows of good fortune.

–How to energize money luck — simply by reorganizing what’s in your wallet.

To schedule your Money Magnet telephone consultation click here. We will email you shortly to schedule a time for your consult. Again the link is http://tinyurl.com/6zolk2e

(c) 2012 Rupal Mehta Turner

About the author: Feng Shui and Vaastu Expert Rupal Mehta Turner publishes “The Prosperity Report,” a biweekly ezine that reveals Feng Shui and Vaastu secrets for a thriving business and personal life. If you’re ready to improve your finances, health and relationships by using the forces in your environment, get your FR*EE tips now at http://www.ClassicalFengshui.com

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What Your Home Reveals About Your Life

Friday, April 6th, 2012
Your personal energy field is constantly interacting with your surroundings. Nowhere is the reflection of your inner life revealed more clearly than in your home. The fascinating thing is that by changing the outer reflection — how a room looks and feels, for instance — you actually have the power to change how you feel physically, emotionally and spiritually. In turn, more robust inner energy reaches out to attract good fortune for finances, health and relationships.
Plus, each area of your home corresponds to a specific area of your life.  So, by making changes in specific rooms you can actually bring about change where you feel you need it the most.  Let’s look at some examples:
Front entrance
Your home’s front entrance symbolizes how you present yourself to the world.  A welcoming entrance can help attract good fortune into your home – and your life. If your front entrance is neglected or messy, however, it can actually repel good fortune, success and overall well-being. So take a look!  Make sure there are no obstacles that one has to walk around to enter your home. This could symbolize obstacles arising in your life. Also make sure your front door doesn’t stick — this reflects a life that is stuck. Keep your front entrance fresh, tidy and well-maintained and you’ll create energy that supports a sense of expansion and feeling welcomed in your world.
Bedroom
Your bedroom symbolizes the way you perceive your inner self. This room is your personal sanctuary where you go to regenerate and take rest at the end of the day.  It is also where we go to reconnect with our partners. This room should be free from any distractions and disturbances.  If you suffer from low self-esteem, check to make sure your bedroom is not too dark. Instead, use lighter colors and perhaps introduce full spectrum lighting which mimics the sun’s natural rays. At the other extreme, your bedroom may be too bright. This can reflect an inner sense that you are always too busy to take time for yourself. If this is the case, introducing warm colors and using soft curtains to take away some of the harshness and brightness can give the bedroom more of a sanctuary feel – which in turn will easy the rush and busy-ness you feel in your life.
Kitchen
According to Vaastu (Indian Feng Shui), the kitchen is considered the stomach of the home. While you never want a messy, cluttered kitchen, a kitchen where there is little food or where the food has gone stale can reflect a life where finances are tight and there is little gathering or celebrating with others. Is your refrigerator well-ordered and stocked with fresh, nutritious food? Is the kitchen bright, clean and well-organized? Take a look – because the more you do to make your kitchen into a room where it’s a pleasure to prepare and eat healthy food, the more you do to create a life that nourishes you and your family physically, emotionally and financially.
Bathroom
Do you hold onto the past?  Do you hold grudges?  Is there a toxic relationship you just can’t let go? Is there a painful memory you can’t get over or someone you can’t forgive?  Take a look at what’s going on in your bathroom! This room symbolizes your ability to release what no longer serves you. So, start with what’s stored in the bathroom – get rid of old cosmetics, outdated medicines and anything that is no longer needed. This can energetically help you release things from your life that are not serving your best interests. Cleaning a bathroom helps too because the simple act of cleaning helps with renewing and purifying yourself.
Make sure the plumbing in your bathroom works correctly since water represents your emotions.  For instance, if you are feeling emotionally constricted, you may find that your sink backs up.  An overflowing toilet could mean you might have repressed feelings.  A leaking faucet could mean a constant drain on your emotions.
Truly, your home mirrors how you feel about yourself and how others perceive you. However, it’s a two-way mirror! Changing the energy in particular rooms can reflect back and change your inner life, too.

(c) 2011 Rupal Mehta Turner

About the author: Feng Shui and Vaastu Expert Rupal Mehta Turner publishes “The Prosperity Report”, a biweekly ezine that reveals Feng Shui and Vaastu secrets for a thriving business and personal life. If you’re ready to improve your finances, health and relationships by using the forces in your environment, get your FR*EE tips now at http://www.ClassicalFengshui.com

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Feng Shui for Troubled Times

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Authentic Feng Shui balances both visible and invisible energies. This is a critical difference from hobbyist or “do it yourself” Feng Shui that concentrates on changing what is visible about your environment — the arrangement of furniture, for example. In contrast, a professional practitioner of authentic Feng Shui also manages the powerful unseen energies in an environment and this is how it is possible to bring about almost miraculous results.

Still, with the economy pumping so much uncertainty and anxiety into the environment, it’s important to do all you can to create a supportive and protective environment. If you can’t immediately tap the expertise of a professional Feng Shui consultant, here are some common-sense ways to address — and improve — the visible energies in your home or office.

1. Create a clean and orderly environment. With all that’s going on in the outside world, it’s smart to make your interior world as stress-free as possible, and that starts by removing all visible signs of clutter, unfinished tasks, disorder and disrepair. There’s no need to put on white gloves and spend every spare moment cleaning. However, the cleaner and clearer your rooms, the better air currents — and energy — will flow. As a result, you will feel calmer, safer and more productive. The reason is that everything, from a piece of paper to a dirty pot in the sink, has an energetic vibration. When there are too many objects in a room, there is simply too much vibration. This makes it difficult for you to concentrate and can leave you feeling anxious, pressured and cranky.

2. Lighten your rooms — and your mood. With so much bad news coming at you from every direction, it’s easy to feel down and depressed. Did you know that spending too much time in dark rooms can actually contribute to depression, aching bones and other ailments? Let the sunshine in! Sunlight actually stimulates the optic nerve and tells the brain whether to produce serotonin (the wake-up, feel-good hormone) or melatonin (the time-to-sleep hormone). Sunlight is also a natural disinfectant that warms, brightens, and kills mold, mildew and germs. Light is a yang (vibrant) energy and in these tough times you want to bring in all the light you can to tip the balance away from living in an overly yin environment. Add a skylight if you can! If not, pull back the blinds, clean your windows, and turn up the lights. Full-spectrum light bulbs are wonderful since they reproduce the quality of natural sunlight and its positive effective on your body and mood.

3. Make peace with your décor! Conflicting colors and patterns not only conflict with each other — they can put you in conflict with your environment. Their warring vibrations constantly jar your eye, making you feel anxious and irritable. Plus, constantly looking at conflicting colors and patterns will strain your eyes (creating fatigue and headaches) and, over time, put pressure on your liver. Headaches, anxiety and health issues are the last things you need: make it a priority to surround yourself with colors and patterns that are in harmony with one another — and with you.

4. An eyesore is an eyesore. Anything that you see in your environment that bothers you will eventually depress your immune system. Get rid of those eye sores: chipped dishes, torn clothing, frayed or stained furniture, etc. And if you have an “eye sore view” from your window, immediately hang sheer curtains to block the view while still filling your room with beneficial light.

5. De-clutter your mind. A cluttered home or business creates a disorganized mind. And a disorganized mind usually does not handle stress well, nor can you think clearly. Clutter literally clogs your home with energy that may cause depression and an out-of-control feeling. Not being able to find your things can subconsciously send the message that you’re failing. Sometimes you allow clutter simply because you are just too exhausted to do anything about it. The irony is that it is often the clutter itself that is inciting this feeling of fatigue. Free yourself from clutter so things can begin to open up in your home — and in your life.

Remember, what’s visible in your environment is always a manifestation of what’s going on inside. The good news is that you can also use this principle in reverse! When you feel inner turbulence, use that anxious energy to transform your external environment: clean, clear away clutter, brighten, and beautify! You’ll be amazed at the immediate changes you begin to experience in how your environment looks and in how you feel.

(c) 2012 Rupal Mehta Turner

About the author: Feng Shui and Vaastu Expert Rupal Mehta Turner publishes “The Prosperity Report,” a biweekly ezine that reveals Feng Shui and Vaastu secrets for a thriving business and personal life. If you’re ready to improve your finances, health and relationships by using the forces in your environment, get your FR*EE tips now at http://www.ClassicalFengshui.com

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Unlock a Life Bursting with Prosperity, Love and Purpose

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

I know that ancient sciences are built on the eternal spiritual truths that underlie all religions and must be treated with respect.  I also know that we are connected to everything in this world – not just our immediate environment, but to the unseen energies of stars, planets and spiritual forces. When you unify practices like spirituality and meditation with the wisdom of energy sciences like astrology, Feng Shui, Vaastu, and numerology you align your life with eternal spiritual truths and profound power to change your life.

Stop living on autopilot! If we’re not careful, we can wind up living on autopilot – not feeling we have any real control over the course of our lives or the confusion, chaos and frustration we experience.  But what if I told you that you do have control … tremendous control! … and that you can exercise it immediately with actions as simple as choosing the right date to open a bank account, deflecting negative energies in your home, or even wearing the right color clothes to send energetic vibrations that help others feel a positive connection with you before you even say a word.

The secret, however, is that the secrets change. There is no one “wealth corner” in your home.  There is no one “health color.”  A Feng Shui “cure” that stilled negative energy in March could stifle cash flow in April – unless it’s moved.  Why?  Because energy moves and our relationship to the stars, planets, positive forces, and negative forces is always changing, too.

The secret is to change with these energies. And now, I’ll show you how — with my monthly teleseminar series.  Sign up now!

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Finding Balance Within by Embracing our Divine Feminine

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

TONIGHT, March 21st at 8pm ET with special guest Radha Sundari and Rupal Mehta Turner.

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You’ve most probably heard the gloom and doom theories of 2012. But is it really going to be the end of the world or the beginning of a new spiritual consciousness. If a new consciousness is being ushered in, then why is the planet in such a chaotic state? Many spiritual leaders believe that this change in consciousness is linked to the Divine Feminine.

On this call you will learn:

What does it mean from a spiritual viewpoint to be in a woman’s body?

How to find our balance between our masculine and feminine qualities?

How can we use our Sacred Feminine as an inner force to achieve our dreams and goals?

How does the Divine Feminine affect you if you are a male?

Why has the feminine been suppressed for hundreds of years?

And so much more. This is a powerful call you don’t want to miss. You will learn ancient insights that will open your eyes and mind to new possibilities!!

Plus for those of you on the call, you will be given the opportunity to ask the Bhrigu Yantra (A spiritual oracle divination system) how to connect with the feminine side of your nature.

Radha Sundari has been a student and teacher of metaphysics and Eastern Traditions, which she became interested in while fully participating in the “Counter-Culture Revolution” in the mid to late 60′s. She is both a Western and Vedic Astrologer, and a Vedic and Western Palm Reader. She was taught Vedic Palmistry by one of the best palmists in the country. She has given many workshops on Feminine Divinity, as well as on Karma, the Astral Body, the Akashic Records, Reincarnation, Dreams and Knowledge of the Subtle body.

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10 Top Classical Feng Shui Tips to Ensure Your Front Door Isn’t Sabotaging Your Success

Monday, March 19th, 2012

An expert Classical Feng Shui consultant will be able to tell about 75% of what’s happening in your life by analyzing your front entrance, bedroom and kitchen. Sounds unbelievable, but it’s not. Advanced Classical Feng Shui formulas can forecast the impact these areas will have on occupants of the home. The more people who pass through a doorway, the more active the flow of energy and the more influential the door becomes. While these calculations are tied to the unique energy makeup of you and your home, these general principles can help you ensure that your front door radiates positive energy:

1. Your front door creates a first impression for you and others who enter. A home with a welcoming entrance will put visitors at ease and attract good fortune. The path leading to your doorway should be clear and open so that there are no obstacles blocking the flow of energy into your home. Remove old newspapers, garden hoses, bicycles, overgrown or dead plants and trees. Keeping the path open allows good opportunities to flow into your life. Also clean away any cobwebs. Having an attractive doormat, and planting lush flowers and plants along the walkway and near the front entrance encourages good energy to enter your home and makes your home more inviting.

2. A front door that opens clockwise into the home channels more energy inside. All doors should open fully and easily. Remove anything placed behind a door that doesn’t allow it to open completely. Re-consider any self-closing mechanisms – or anything that lets a door open or close automatically: your door should symbolize that you are in control. Are you feeling beset by one obstacle after another? Get out your oil can and eliminate any squeaks, creaks or locks that are hard to open. Repair and spruce up your front door as soon it shows any of these signs of wear and tear.

3. A solid front door is better than a glass door and provides more protection and support. Glass paneling above the door is okay. Your house number or name should be clearly visible. Positioning the individual numbers of your address on an upward slant is auspicious too. The clearer the identification, the better it is for your career, recognition and an active social life.

4. Your front door should be proportionate in size to the home. If it is too large, it can cause financial difficulty and opportunities to be lost. If it is too small, it can create discord within the family. Also, if the front door is made up of two panel sections, then they should be equal in size and color.

5. Your front door should not face churches, cemeteries or funeral homes. These places illicit a tremendous amount of yin energy and can potentially cause depression, illness, fears and the potential for financial loss. You can plant bushes, small trees or add a retaining wall to obstruct the view from these unfortunate sites. However, do not plant a single tree directly in line with your front door since it will block beneficial energy from entering your home.

6. Your front door should not face telephone poles or sharp corners (known as poison arrows) from neighboring rooftops or buildings. The electromagnetic voltage emanating from electrical stations or telephone poles can cause health difficulties. And poison arrows pointing at your front door can cause bad luck, illness amongst children or even problems in career or business. While it is best to avoid such an entrance, you can plant small trees to block the view. A more expensive cure would be to reorient the front door.

7. Your front entrance should not face a narrow gap between two buildings. If so, it can potentially cause your savings to be squandered away. In both authentic Feng Shui and Vaastu, what you see is what you get. So, no “gaps” and neither should your front door face a dumpster or garbage heap — not even one that is far away. (I know this seems like common sense but just recently I saw a few homes facing this.) By hiding the view, you will minimize the negative effects coming from an adverse site. Plant small bushes or add a small retaining wall to cover up any such sight.

8. Your front door should preferably open into a large bright foyer or a living room. It should feel warm and welcoming. You should not be greeted by a wall when entering your home. On a subconscious level, it is as if you are daily walking into a wall which is blocking you as you try to move forward in life. Place a picture on this wall that has depth and dimension to it. You could place a mirror on a side wall but do not place a mirror directly in front of the main door.

9. In Asian countries, people will take off their shoes just inside the front entrance. Just imagine all the dust, dirt and dead energy our shoes bring into our home. Taking shoes off not only keeps your home purer, it keeps you more grounded to your home’s beneficial earth energies. As C. Jung said, “When you walk with naked feet, how can you forget the earth.” If you do remove your shoes when entering your home, keep them in a closet rather than blocking the front entrance. Culturally, westerners may not have the same outlook. So it is important then to at least clean and replace your doormat regularly since it also absorbs dirt, dust and stagnant energy.

10. If you enter through your garage door or another side entrance, then that door serves as your main entrance. The first place you come into when entering your home influences your state of mind. It is important than that this area also be clean and organized. Place a welcome sign in the garage or greet yourself with an inspirational photo or saying that makes you smile. Paint the room an attractive color and beautify this space just as you would the formal entrance.

In essence, the experience of entering your home should be like meeting a best friend — one who is warm, welcoming and ready to support you and put you at ease. By making the adjustments recommended above, your warm, welcoming entrance will help attract good fortune to your home.

(c) 2011 Rupal Mehta Turner

About the author: Feng Shui and Vaastu Expert Rupal Mehta Turner publishes “The Prosperity Report,” a biweekly ezine that reveals Feng Shui and Vaastu secrets for a thriving business and personal life. If you’re ready to improve your finances, health and relationships by using the forces in your environment, get your FR*EE tips now at http://www.ClassicalFengshui.com

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The Science of Classical Feng Shui

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Have you ever wondered why some places make you feel tense or uneasy, while other places give you a feeling of calm and vitality? The reason is that the earth’s magnetic field and universal energies exert a profound influence. In fact, every geographic direction emits a different quality of energy. We feel the “pull” of all these energies because our brain and body are electrical conductors. In the brain, for instance, the thalamus serves as the relay center for sensory and motor activities. Neurological research shows that when you face different directions, the neurons in the thalamus fire in different patterns.

Science also accepts that at a cellular level the body responds to the different directions. For example, mitochondria – the tiny parts that give a cell its energy – line up differently according to the direction in which you sleep.

By aligning your body with certain energies or a specific magnetic axis, the “pull” of these natural forces flow with you rather than against you. Things seem more effortless and less of a struggle and you feel supported.

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5 Classical Feng Shui Tips to Ensure You Make A Date With Prosperity!

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Are you about to open up a bank account, get married, schedule surgery or make a business presentation? The date you select can have a tremendous impact on the outcome.

In Asia, people do not schedule major life events without first checking to see whether a certain date is auspicious — with the planets aligned in your favor for a certain event. This may sound silly to westerners, but Classical Feng Shui calculations can in fact assess whether a particular date has good energy for you and can support an auspicious outcome for the actions you take upon that date.

In today’s economy, who can afford not to use every edge in making plans and moving forward?

Here are 5 situations where Feng Shui date selection can make all the difference:

1. A Major Purchase A Classical Feng Shui practitioner can pinpoint an auspicious date by matching your energy to the right combination of planetary influences. For instance, Feng Shui can reveal days when the combination of influences will virtually guarantee that the car you buy on those dates will give you trouble – and could even attract multiple accidents. Even if you’re not a reckless driver, an inauspicious purchase date can set the tone for what’s ahead.

Case in point: Someone I know bought a brand new Audi a few years ago. He had it regularly serviced by an experienced mechanic. But a few months ago, the car’s engine broke down completely. Even worse, the damage was caused by a small error on the part of the mechanic which voided the car’s warranty. The Audi owner was left with a completely worthless car on which he still owed a substantial amount of money. I went back and looked at the actual purchase date and what I saw shocked me: The stars on this day for this particular person indicated that the purchase would be “short lived”.

2. Making Investments If you buy investments on a day when there is money luck in your unique Feng Shui chart, you will make money. If there’s no money luck in your chart, you WILL NOT make money — guaranteed. Yes, even in this volatile market, you can still make money IF you choose the right date. But on an inauspicious day, even a pick that’s touted as a “darling” of Wall Street will still result in a loss for you. That’s right: even if the price of that stock rises over time, the energies of that investment are still linked to the inauspicious energies at work the day you bought it and inevitably circumstances in your own life will cause you to have to sell at a loss. Keep in mind, everything in the universe is energy and while everything appears random, nothing is a coincidence.

3. Surgery If you need surgery or a medical procedure, selecting an auspicious date is of paramount importance. Suppose, for instance, you’re having surgery to remove a cancerous or even a benign tumor. You don’t want to have that procedure on a day when certain energetic influences favor “regrowth”. Instead, you want to pick a day where the energies will help ensure that the tumor will not grow back. Similarly, if you’re undergoing plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons, you want to select a date that indicates you will be pleased with the results — and help you avoid a botched nose job, complications from a face lift or other unpleasant surprises.

4. Business Decisions If you’re submitting proposals, opening up a bank account, taking on a partner, or even incorporating your business, date selection can give you a significant advantage. Even if you’re undertaking advertising or marketing projects, certain planetary influences can make your efforts easier — and give you an advantage over competitors. Suppose, for example, that you want to incorporate your new business. Choosing an auspicious date is critical because it becomes the birthdate of your business. Through Feng Shui, you can look ahead and find a date that is marked for you with money-making potential. I had a client whose business simply limped along despite all the hard work she poured into it. After analyzing her incorporation date, I suggested she close the old corporation and reincorporate on a new date. Within less than 6 weeks of reincorporating on a date that had strong money-luck potential, her business started booming like she had never experienced before. She wasn’t working harder — but her business horoscope was now working with her rather than against her.

5. Renovating If you’re planning on renovating your home, the date on which work begins is crucial. In India, there are even certain times during the year when no construction work takes place because of certain inauspicious energies. When you combine your own Feng Shui horoscope with planetary influences, certain dates can indicate energies that will attract major delays, shoddy construction, and disappointing results. You’ve heard horror stories where contractors run off with the money and leave the job unfinished. Taking the precaution of picking a “good” date can help prevent that from happening – and it can help make sure the improvements live up to your highest expectations.

Bottom line: Your decisions and actions take on the energetic pattern of the days when they are “born”. By taking the time to select auspicious days, you can literally make a date with prosperity.

(c) 2011 Rupal Mehta Turner

About the author: Feng Shui and Vaastu Expert Rupal Mehta Turner publishes “The Prosperity Report”, a biweekly ezine that reveals Feng Shui and Vaastu secrets for a thriving business and personal life. If you’re ready to improve your finances, health and relationships by using the forces in your environment, get your FR*EE tips now at http://www.ClassicalFengshui.com

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Is Bad Kitchen Feng Shui Making You Fat … and Poor?

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

In many homes, the kitchen is the “heart of the home.” In Feng Shui the kitchen symbolizes nourishment and wealth. After all, it’s no coincidence that slang words for money include “bread” or “dough” and “to put food on the table” means to earn money. Reflecting the love and energy that are poured into process of making food, the kitchen also symbolizes nourishment. A disorderly kitchen is a clear sign that your finances are in disarray, and if you’re trying to stay slim, beware a kitchen that’s too “visible.”

Here are some Feng Shui and Vaastu suggestions for creating a kitchen that’s healthy, wealthy and wise:

1. Do you find cooking a burden? Do you struggle to keep off excess pounds? Here’s what to do: go outside, open your front door and look into your home. If you have a clear view into the kitchen, negative energies have a clear shot at accumulating there. To deflect these energies, place something between the front door and kitchen that is a focal point — like a large vase of flowers on a table — to draw attention before the eyes go to the kitchen. You could also cover up the kitchen with a pocket door, an attractive stained glass door, or a fabric curtain.
2. The ideal location for a kitchen is in the east or southeast of your home. The worst locations are in the west or northwest where the energies have the potential to cause health problems and ongoing confrontations for the primary breadwinner. If your kitchen is located in the west or northwest area of your home, try to have your stove located in the east or southeast sector of your kitchen.
3. The stove is the most important element in a kitchen. While “triangle” patterns are popular in kitchen design, the stove is a Feng Shui fire element that should never be placed right next to the sink or the refrigerator which are both water elements. Water puts out fire which could adversely affect your finances. So, allow at least three feet between the stove and the sink and fridge. If they are side by side, place a small green plant between the two to help hold the energy of your stove (and finances). If you have an island stove that is directly across from your sink, this arrangement can cause arguments and disputes as water and fire energy clash. A green rug will emit wood energy and so placing a green rug on the floor between the sink and the stove will help to diffuse the clashing energy.
4. Always keep your stove clean and the burners working properly. Plus, don’t just use one burner — use all your burners equally to attract a flow of money from many different sources.
5. If your kitchen is small or dark, light it up! Use lamps or hang lighting that diffuses more light upwards. Consider adding lighting inside glass cabinets to illuminate your china and crystal. Placing large mirrors can also help brighten the kitchen and open up a small, dark space. Also use lighter colors as well to make your kitchen appear even brighter.
6. Keep your kitchen organized and clutter free! It is more fun and enjoyable to cook in a tidy kitchen. You will be able to find whatever ingredients you need. Whatever you are thinking and feeling when you cook produces energies that will enter the food. If you’re feeling cramped, frustrated or chaotic, the food will absorb this energy. Being mindful, calm and peaceful when cooking can help to raise the vibrations in the food which in turn helps to nourish us.
7. Keep your refrigerator clean –inside and out. You want everything about your refrigerator to symbolize health, nourishment, and well-being. That’s why it’s vital to keep everything about your fridge fresh. So start by clearing the overwhelming and stagnant energy that can be created by having the outside of your fridge papered with flyers, invitations and photos. Be brutal and remove the excess – think of every paper as “static,” As you remove it, the energy becomes clearer and calmer. It’s also vital to keep the inside of your refrigerator fresh and vibrant. Be vigilant in throwing out spoiled foods, wiping down shelves, and organizing what’s left. When you open the door to your fridge, you want to literally feel the harmonious energy emanate out to keep you and your family healthy and prosperous.

Now that you know these seven secrets to better kitchen Feng Shui, don’t wait — put them into action now to improve health, harmony and your finances throughout the remainder of 2011.

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