Feng Shui Mistake – Using red to activate your fame and success

Careful! Are you sure you’re not actually inviting arguments and heart disease?

The Compass School is recognized by Classical Feng Shui and is very powerful – but only if the calculations are true to the authentic Compass School, and only if they are performed correctly. Once again, you must be on guard against the over-simplified “New Age” version that rigidly assigns life situations (wealth, relationships, fame for example), as well as elements and colors to each direction without taking into consideration any other factors.

For instance, according to this New Age Compass version, the north direction is associated with career; northeast is related to knowledge; east is family and health; southeast is wealth; south is fame; southwest is relationships; west is children and the northwest is helpful people. According to the Lo Shu Bagau used by the Compass School, north is associated with the water element. Because of this, many New Age Feng Shui practitioners will recommend that everyone should always put a water fountain or fish tank in the north part of their home to tap into “career” luck. This is devastatingly – dangerously – oversimplified. As we saw earlier in Mistake #1, putting water in an improper area without considering timing, unseen energies, or planetary influences can trigger car accidents, sickness, and loss of funds and go against the very nature of placing water there in the first place – that of increasing prosperity! The southwest area is associated with love and relationships according to the New Age Compass School. So if you’re looking for a new “love” to come into your life, practitioners of this school will tell you to place boulders in the southwest of your garden, or to place a pair of decorative geese or crystal hearts in the southwest area of your bedroom or home. This overly simplified new age version of the original Compass School does not take into consideration the placement of elements according to the movement of time. For example, if you place those crystal hearts in the southwest of your house during a month with certain planetary influences, it won’t be love you attract, but instead the potential for sickness.

Untrained use of the Lo Shu Bagua can set these “everyone should always” traps in every area of your home! For example, if you’re looking for fame, then New Age Compass School practitioners might tell you to paint the south part of your home bright red because it is related to the fire element. But what about the interplay of energies and timing? What about the natal chart of you and your home? What about the surrounding property? All these factors can dramatically change the quality of the energy in that southern area. In fact, they can change the energy pattern so dramatically that instead of inviting fame and success, painting your southern room red could actually usher in arguments, eye ailments … even heart disease.

Sphere: Related Content

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

Leave a Reply