ISSN 1552-521X . Volume VI, Issue 18 . June 5, 2008 . Our Sixth Year
In This Issue...
-Editor Update: Romance in New Mexico? You bet! ;-)
-Feature Article Swimming Pool Feng Shui - The Top 6 Rules
-Feng Shui Q & A
How do I apply feng shui to my house numbers?
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-- How are you doing?
As you read this, I am enjoying beautiful Taos, New Mexico on an "adults-only" vacation. Ahhh, sleeping in, conversing, and, uh...ahem..;-) You know, it may sound like I'm joking, but romance is an important part of a relationship. One on one time is so important for reconnecting, reviving and staying close.
Too often everything comes before our physical relationship when you have a home, a job, dry cleaning to pick up. That's too bad, too, because we need the warmth of physical touch to help our relationship grow and help us stick together. The Chinese have a saying that cold rice falls apart and hot rice sticks together. Let's just say I'll be working on the hot rice equation in my life -- I hope you do too -- for yourself and for your relationship. That's what makes our private vacation times so important.
Whenever we go on vacation, we enjoy renting homes and villas. We've rented a home in Taos and will be spending an entire week doing whatever we please, whenever we please. Tops on my plan is to sit in the hot tub at night and enjoy the beautiful cool temperatures and soak in the warmth of the hot tub and bask in the starlight.
Last week I mentioned to you that I also have a pool. It's one of the things that I love best about my house. That's it on the upper right. Before putting it in, I made sure that we placed it correctly. This week, I hope you enjoy the Feature Article that includes tips on placing your pool. Hey -- and if you have a pool, go jump in it!
Swimming pools are a wonderful addition to any home. They create an instant place for fun, relaxation, and exercise. Plus, water is extremely beneficial in any landscape. However, in feng shui, swimming pools can often create negative influence. That's because swimming pools possess a great deal of energy in feng shui terms. It is also because swimming pools are often located at the rear of the home, and that is extremely inauspicious according to feng shui.
Even so, there are some instances when pools are a benefit to the homeowner. This would include a pool that is correctly sized, shaped, and positioned. In feng shui, certain pool shapes and sizes can create problems, such as poison arrows, which are harsh points of energy directed at the house.
On the plus side, pools positioned in certain locations can actually benefit homeowners. These are pools that are placed according to flying star feng shui. At their best, pools can be positioned to tap the "wealth star" -- the secret location of prosperity that is tied to the direction of the front door. Another benefit of flying star placement is to overcome negative energies, as pools can offset negative energy from poor star placements.
Look at placing your pool in an auspicious location and follow feng shui's design criteria to make sure your pool gives you great feng shui! Positioned right, swimming pools can add tremendous wealth luck to a home! If not, though, it can be a very negative influence that can harm your wealth. To be sure about your pool, though, consider checking in with a feng shui consultant.
The Top 6 Feng Shui Pool Rules
1. Select a shape that is auspicious.
The best shapes for pools are round, oval, kidney, or curving. This is because none of these shapes have any hard edges or points that can create a poison arrow effect that square-shaped pools often do. Other good choices include octagons and figure-eights.
2. Keep your pool size proportional to the size of the home.
Pools are better if they are not overly large. If they are too large for the home, they can "overwhelm" it, imparting much negative energy. Better to go with a smaller pool than one that is too large.
3. Place pools at the sides of the yard.
If possible, it is better to position swimming pools at the side of a yard rather than directly in the rear. If that can't be accommodated, then do try to avoid having a pool that is directly in line with the rear center of the house. Pools that do can become menacing, as water behind you is considered bad feng shui -- unless your feng shui consultant has told you differently. A consultation can help you to place your pool properly and tap some potent luck.
4. Pools that embrace a home bring good luck.
These pools appear to wrap around a home or curve toward the home. These are a good design choice as they don't have hard edges pointing at the house.
5. Locate pools in a favorable sector for feng shui periods 8 and 9.
Until 2043, pools should ideally be located in the North, Southwest, East, or Southeast sectors.
6. Incorporate the five elements around your pool.
Pools should be mixed with the other elements, such as metal (hand railings, pumps, electrical equipment), wood (plants, arbors, gazebos), earth (rock, cement surroundings or deckings), and fire (lighting). This helps to ensure that the pool is well-balanced and harmoniously incorporated into the landscape.
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Feng Shui Q&A
Do you have a question about feng shui? If so, send it in. Your question may be edited for clarity and length. Your name and personal information will not be used. If possible, I will try to respond to your question personally, but if I can't, I'll try address your issue in a future Q & A column.
Question: How do I apply feng shui to my house numbers?
In feng shui, numbers have important meanings. Some numbers are associated with good luck -- but the luck is associated with the sounds of the numbers too. The numbers that are the best are one, six, eight and nine. Avoid fives and twos. Four is also considered bad luck. Another point is the ending number. If the sound stress is on the eight, such as an address that is 168 Water street, the stress is on the last number, eight. This is also especially auspicious. So, rather than just the way the numbers appear, sound, too, has an influence on the luck of the address!
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