Pets are good Feng Shui!
I was so glad to find that out because I couldn’t give up Aggie for anything. She’s been a part of our family ever since that icy, November day, 8 years ago, when she showed up on our porch and no one claimed her.
Animals have naturally positive chi energy which is good for people and homes. If you’ve been feeling bored, tired or depressed lately you should get yourself a pet. Pets represent fire energy, which could make you more passionate about life in general. (Of course, always remember taking care of a pet is a commitment not to be taken lightly.) When considering a pet, remember:
Even people who like to travel can have pets, such as low-maintenance tropical fish. There are food tablets that slowly dissolve in the tank to feed fish up to a week.
There’s just some things you need to know to keep that chi energy positive and flowing.
Do not neglect your pets:
- A dirty fish tank with stagnant water will bring financial loss to the home.
- A dog with a matted coat will cause you to be overlooked for a promotion.
- An overweight cat could drive away a new romance!
Give your pet a special place that’s just for them, be it a cage, bed, cushion, whatever to show honor to them, benefiting the whole household. Keep this area clean and orderly. Making a special area for your pets will make it easier for you to be recognized for your talents. The best spot for an animal area is near the left corner or center of the far wall of your house.
Don’t let your pets run wild in the home. Counters and tables should be off-limits because if you fail to master your pets, people will be more likely to take advantage of you in your life. Dogs that bark and jump on people who visit your home, bring fear into the house. Also, single people should not let their pets sleep on their bed. It could hamper their love life.
If you have cats, the question is where to put the litter box. The best place for a litter box is in the right corner of your home, representing the Helpful People Area (Consult gua compass below to see areas of home and for Feng Shui basics check out The Tao of Dana). Keeping the litter box clean and well-maintained will prompt others to be more compassionate to you. The worst place to put the litter box is in the Relationship or Prosperity Areas.
At the beginning of this post I mentioned Don’t Shop, Adopt, so let’s talk about how to Feng Shui with a shelter animal.
In shelter animals their naturally positive energy may have turned negative because of their past experiences with neglect and abandonment. So be patient, a good loving home can turn that energy back into positive.
Here are some things to do when you bring home a shelter animal:
- Write your pet’s name on a small, black octagon and attach to the bottom of a silver or black water dish and place just inside the front door. This gives the animal ownership of some nice life path energy.
- Using a collar with a bit of pink on it is good feng shui.
- Put your name and your pet’s name onto a pink octagon and place it under their new bed which you have placed in the Love Area.
- If you already have a pet, introduce the new shelter pet while in the Family Area of your home and add a touch of green with a scarf or collar to both animals.
You can tell pets who radiate positive chi by their relaxed attitude, friendly nature, good health and good appetite. To keep your pet exuding positive energy:
- Feed them a healthy, organic diet.
- Keep water bowls clean and filled with fresh water.
- Keep a cushion or bed in the Fire Area where they can recharge their fire energy.
- Keep their bathroom area spotless and easily accessible.
- Keep your house uncluttered so they can race around and keep their chi flowing.
- Dogs infuse a home with lively energy.
- Fish bring success.
- Turtles symbolize longevity.
- Cats are symbols of financial luck (ex. Lucky Cats on display at Chinese businesses).
If you are a multiple pet household and there are tensions between pets, try some of these Feng Shui tips, wait awhile and see if things improve. Let me know how it goes, I’d love to hear from you.
Has anyone else had any experience with Feng Shui? I’d love to hear from you, too.
Coming out Chinese New Year, February 19, 2015!
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