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Feng Shui Tips for the Work Place (2)

Published Abril 29, 2012 by jptan2012

Yesterday, I talked about the different FENG SHUI TIPS FOR THE WORK PLACE. Today, I’m writing about more Feng Shui tips for the work place. But before anything else, allow to me reply here regarding a question that was emailed to me by reader.

D emailed and shared that her table is directly against the wall, and she is literally facing the wall. She’s asking whether this is ok. This is also actually bad and while a wall behind you signifies support, a wall that is directly in front of you signifies problem. But the remedy for this is quite simple. All you have to do is put a picture or painting of a scenery, as long as it’s not of a mountain.

While my post yesterday focused on what you should avoid, today I’ll focus more on what you need to have to help ensure a smooth working environment.

AN IMAGE OF A ROOSTER. Readers of this blog knows that a rooster with a fan will help ensure that there’s no third party involvement in a relationship. However, a plain rooster is one of the essential charms that a working person needs. This is to prevent any politicking or rumors about you from circulating your co-workers. You can either place this on your table or wear it as a pendant.

SIX CRYSTAL Ball. Again readers of this blog knows that six pieces of crystal ball or crystal spheres will help ensure harmony at home. Having this is the office is also a very effective tool to ensure harmony in the office. If your boss doesn’t believe in Feng Shui but you have your own table, you can just place a smaller version of this on your table.

THE RED PHOENIX ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF YOUR OFFICE OR TABLE. Birds bring in good fortune and a Phoenix is a mythical bird. Also a Phoenix represents fire that makes a Phoenix a firebird. The South is empowered by fire and putting a Red Phoenix will help enhance your career luck and help you be recognize. But more than that it will also help block whatever bad luck that may come your way and create new opportunities for you.

FLOWERS. Put some colorful flowers on your table. While fresh flowers are preferred, a picture of a flower will also do. However, never use a flower made of plastic, and if you use fresh flowers make sure that you don’t wait for it to wilt before replacing them. Flowers will help ensure that you don’t absorb too much negative energy and stress.

DRAGON TORTOISE. A Dragon Tortoise is a combination of the two of the 4 guardian or Feng Shui animals (Dragon, Tortoise, Tiger, and Phoenix); furthermore the Dragon Tortoise is a combination of a celestial animal and a real animal. Having a Dragon Tortoise will not only give you support but also it will also give you a competitive advantage. A Dragon Tortoise is also a very powerful tool of protection if you’re not sure whether your working area has good or bad Feng Shui. The best place to put a Dragon Tortoise is behind you, however, putting it on your table will also work as well. You can also wear it as a pendant or as a bracelet.

VICTORY BANNER. I have previously written about the Victory Banner. Please do read about it. I just would like to say that the Victory Banner is one of the most powerful tools that one can use to ensure that most, if not all, of your endeavors or projects becomes a success. I have personally utilized the Victory Banner with all my big projects. You can place an image of the Victory Banner on your table or wear it as a pendant. This is the reason why I have included the Victory Banner in the special pendant that I designed, the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT.

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Cicada: A Symbol of Good Rebirth, Change and Protection Against Bad Luck

Published Pebrero 27, 2012 by jptan2012

Most Feng Shui experts will tell you that a Cicada is a Feng Shui symbol of immortality and protection against backstabbers. This is largely due to the fact that a Cicada is an insect that can live up to 20 years; it’s a kind of insect that has the longest life span. Furthermore, it is said that a Cicada’s large eyes also warns it of possible predators, thus many Feng Shui experts will associate it as a protection against backstabbers or politicking.

I would like to humbly present a different perspective. For me, as influenced by some of my Feng Shui teachers, a Cicada is not a protection against back stabbers and/or politicking. However, while I do agree that it can be used as a Feng Shui tool for longevity or immortality, it is primary a symbol of good rebirth.

Antique jade cicadas similar used in China where it is a common practice to put a jade cicada in the mouth of a deceased person to ensure a good rebirth.

In my belief, a Cicada is best used as a symbol of good rebirth, this is limiting in the sense that people who will follow this are people who believes in reincarnation. The Cicada is considered as a summer insect in Japan and China, because they usually go under the soil during winter, and go out of it during summer. This is a sign of rebirth, thus it was usually used a symbol of rebirth in Japan and China. I don’t really know why modern Feng Shui experts focused more on the immortality or longevity aspect of the Cicada. In fact, in China the family of a deceased person usually put a jade Cicada of the dead person before burying or burning the body of the person. This is to have the person have a good rebirth.

According to my Feng Shui teachers, a Cicada should be placed beside the bed of a dying person, this is to signify a good rebirth even before the soul leaves the current body. Also, you can still follow the old tradition of putting a small jade cicada of a deceased person before burying or cremating the body. If you feel queasy about this you can just put the Jade Cicada on top of the body of the deceased.

But, is the Cicada also a symbol of longevity? The answer is yes, but I don’t think that it is it’s primary use.

Also because of the ‘rebirth’ aspect of the Cicada, it makes carrying a jade cicada a good Feng Shui protector when one is undergoing a big change in one’s life. If you are about to have a career change, or you’re about to marry, or moving to a new house, graduating from school, migrating to a new place or country, carrying or wearing a jade cicada will help ensure that everything goes smoothly.

Another use for the cicada usually recommended by Feng Shui experts is as a cure for backstabbing and/or politicking. Again, while the cicada is a good symbol for protection against luck, I think this is not really just against backstabbing and/or politicking.

Let me explain. The cicadas would usually warn of a farmer of a pending bad storm, this is because they ‘cry out’ by making a distinct noise when a bad storm is coming, even if the storm is still 2 days away. They’re nature’s natural weather forecaster, so in effect, they give us a warning when there’s a danger. As such, wearing a Cicada we will be given a ‘signal’ or we’ll become more sensitive when a bad thing is about to happen.

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