6 Feng Shui Tips for Getting Pregnant

Sometimes when we are looking for a solution and we’ve tried all the conventional means we have to do something – anything to get the energy moving again. You may have tried everything to get pregnant, here are some unconventional tips you may not have tried.

1. A Bowl of Rice: Feng Shui folklore says to place a bowl of uncooked rice under the bed. This is to stimulate the fertility energy of those who sleep in the bed above. You can use a decorative bowl of fine china or just a plain ceramic bowl, I recommend against plastic or paper bowls. Long grain or short grain rice is fine just make sure it’s uncooked.

2. Let the Dust Bunnies Roam: Tradition says that you should not clean under the bed while trying to get pregnant. It’s said that the child’s soul comes to visit the prospective parents and this soul hides out under the bed. If you clean under the bed the soul is disturbed and leaves to find other parents. So don’t fret about how much dust is in your rice bowl just leave it be.

Bunnies carved from gemstones

3. Speaking of Bunnies: Rabbits represent fertility so displaying pairs of rabbits will increase baby making energy. You can use ceramic rabbit figurines, pictures of rabbits, stuffed rabbits or rabbits made of stone. The pair should look similar (so don’t try to match a stone rabbit with a stuffed rabbit). Place them in the room and move them to a new place in the room every week.

4. Plant a Seed: In Feng Shui we use representations of what we want to attract energy so in this case we want to plant some seeds and watch them grow. Grow a plant or two in the bedroom from seeds. Choose a plant that’s easy to grow and place it in a sunny window. You can also use cuttings to grow your plants but seeds are best.

5. Display an Egg: Eggs represent the potential for new life and babies so having an egg in the room helps stimulate the fertility energy. You can get egg-shaped stones like Jasper and Agate, there are petrified eggs, glass eggs and Faberge-style eggs. Display the egg on your nightstand and keep it polished and shiny.

6. Get a Figurine of a Family: Small statues like three turtles standing one on top of the other, a family of three deer figurines or three stuffed animals in varied sizes all create the loving family energy. Place these on a table or chair (for the stuffed animals) in the bedroom so you can see them from the bed.

Sometimes the energy of the room itself is off but also sometimes there’s just some doubt from one potential parent or both. It’s important to clear any negative energy to allow the fertility energy to fill the room. These simple tips have helped others. Let me know what your experience is.

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5 Unusual Tips for Getting a New and Better Job

Design a better job for yourself. It’s hard to manifest something you’re not clear on. Get a clear picture of what a better job looks like before your job hunt. Do you want a shorter commute? Do you want to work at home? Do you want to be part of a team? Do you want to make more money? Put together a picture of the job you want keeping to positive thoughts. It’s easier to manifest a job when you say “I want to work in an office that’s close to a park where I can walk at lunch” rather than saying, “I don’t want to work at a place where I have to leave to go to lunch”.

1. Figure out your pitch. Find the reasons you will benefit the company by having what you want. As you’re out in the world job hunting you can suggest aspects that will make the job better for you but these aspects will only be considered if you think of the company’s position as well. For example: How will working at home help the company? Will it save them office space? Will it mean you’ll be available to take calls from Japan at midnight? Do statistics show it will cut down on in-office illness or absenteeism? Does it save the company relocation expenses?

2. Call in the energy. In Feng Shui the front door of your house is where all new energy comes in. The back and side doors bring in familiar or expected energy. So when manifesting a better job you are looking to enhance the front door and this is the perfect time of year to do so. One of the best ways to call in energy is by using bright colored or shiny objects and you can do this easily by decorating for the holidays. Decorate for Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then Chinese New Year. With each holiday you can decorate your door and front porch to attract energy.

3. Focus the energy. Now that the holiday decorations are bringing in the energy now you want to focus it towards your goals otherwise they’re just like anyone’s holiday display.

Halloween is a time of letting go so focus the energy on what you’re wanting to let go of. For example if you have a tombstone set up in the yard then place a piece of paper underneath it that states what should be dead and buried in your life like “my past beliefs that good jobs are scarce is now dead” or “gone are my feelings of unworthiness”.

Thanksgiving is a time of abundance and gratitude. If you have a cheerful holiday wreath on the door add wishes written on small pieces of paper to the back of the wreath things like, “I welcome an abundance of job offers” and “I’m grateful for the interviews I’m about to receive”.

Christmas is a time of joy and sharing. Consider decorating some of your bushes and trees in the front yard with ribbons. And on the ribbons you can write your desires, things like “I’m open to the joy of receiving more money for less work” and “I’m looking forward to sharing my skills with a new company”.

Chinese New Year falls on February 10th 2013 and represents a new beginning. You can decorate for Chinese New Year using red paper lanterns, melodious wind chimes and gold-tone bells. Most decorations for Chinese New Year are already designed to call in prosperity energy. Just hang them and welcome in the new money.

4. Take action. Now that we’ve stacked the deck in your favor it’s time for you to make the calls, submit the resumes, and ask for the interviews. Update your profile on LinkedIn. Check out the job hunting sites. Call a headhunter or two. Put your foot on the job hunting path and the rest will happen.

5. Determine the quality of your results. This may be the most important step of all. When the offers come in compare them to your better job design. Will this job bring you what you’re looking for? Are the working conditions to your liking? And if not, is there room for negotiation? Is this a situation that will improve in just a few months? How does this job compare with other opportunities you’ve received?

Manifesting takes some practice. If you’re been a person who has just accepted whatever was handed to you in the past and haven’t negotiated for better you may find that the you get offered the same old thing… at least at first. If this is the case try for baby steps. Are they willing to come up in salary by 25 cents an hour? Are they willing to let you work at home one day a week? If you can negotiate even some small aspects of your better job you will be able to manifest better and better things in the future.

Want to know more about what 2013 has in store for you?

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Colors for the Bathroom

Bathroom Painted the Color Orange Bathroom Painted the Color Green

Cindy, a client of mine, is looking perplexed. She’s heard that guest bathrooms are important for a houses’ prosperity so we are standing extra close together in her compact guest bath and she’s holding tiny paint swatches against the wall. I turn to get a better look, banging my knee into the commode. The walls currently have dark patterned wallpaper with splashes of deep red, a kind of Mediterranean Spanish look, like something you might see after a really bad bullfight. To attract energy and people we need to lighten this up.

Guest bathrooms can bring more money to a house. It’s said that if a guest washes their hands in your home you’ll receive money. So you want a really welcoming guest bathroom and while color choices will vary based on the location of the bathroom in the home here’s a suggestion.

The color blue has been shown to relax people, even bringing down their blood pressure. And because blue is the color of water it, in itself, reminds people to wash their hands. Add a few metallic gold accents to represent wealth. And put it together with an attractive piece of art that will cause people to linger – at least long enough for that important hand washing part.

James is a client who perpetually has a cold. I’ve never seen him without a tissue in his hand. He’s redoing his lavender master bath. But James is currently channeling his inner “artist formerly known as Prince” and wants to use a shades of purple going from lavender to blue violet. He has me in to say whether the gradient should go from top to bottom or from the door inward. I have bad news for him.

The master bathroom energy affects our health and so the colors chosen needs to support our health. Since the master bathroom is so close to the master bedroom, often the colors are influenced by that room. But when you are recovering from illness it’s important to have bathroom colors that support your physical self over just matching your bedspread. Consider when you’re injured (like when you bang you knee really hard onto a toilet) the bruise is purple. This means for people with health issues, no purple.

Higher vibrational colors like purples and violets actually pull us out of our body and there we are, floating along, completely unaware of what’s going on with us physically. This is a huge temptation for someone who’s been dealing with long term illness like James. They don’t want to be in their bodies and yet they can’t heal until they are physically present. Earth tones are a better choice. Greens, browns, and tans focus our attention on the physical. Add some red or orange accents for the energy to take action and James will feel better in no time.

Of course James isn’t pleased with my assessment and is lamenting that he’s going to have to get rid of his beloved purple. But at this point he’s willing to try anything, even listening to me. A few months and a few cans of paint later, James’ master bath looks like a sunny day in the rainforest, a ton of green and even a red parrot. And James is feeling better, “who would have thought that a change of color would clear up my sinuses.”

For more information about color check out my video on the Power of Color
And check out my Secrets of Color and Scent blog

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Blue Moon

It seems a long time ago, March 29th 2010, when I stayed up very late that night during the Blue Moon to write my Blue Moon wishes. The moon was very bright that night in the Phoenix sky and I sat with a pad of paper on my lap and pencil, scribbling wishes that came into my mind. I wrote wishes that were outrageous, over the top, things I didn’t think were possible but that I hoped would happen.

Today, it’s 29 months later and on August 31st we’ll have another Blue Moon. And since the Blue Moon in 2010 I look back. I sold my business, the one I’d had for15 years. I wrote two books including my first eBook, available as an Amazon Kindle. I doubled my consultation business. And I moved from the cactus and rock of Arizona to the coastal beauty of Orange Country, California. I’m so close to the ocean I can smell it.

Now I’m getting out my pad and pencil again for another Blue Moon and another set of wishes. I use a yellow pad (yellow is the color of optimism and it aids in memory, check out my webinar on the Power of Color for more info). I use a pencil. The graphite in the pencil is really a crystal that I’m applying to the paper.

I always write more than one wish but never more than ten. And I pay close attention to the wording I use. I write wishes I do believe are fundamentally true. For instance I didn’t say, “I have a buyer for my business” because at the time I didn’t. I wrote, “I’m open to having a buyer for my business”. I could have written, “I welcome a buyer for my business” or “I’m open to receive an offer on my business”.

I write wishes for all the things and experiences I’m looking for. But rather than limiting the energy or writing absolutes I leave it open-ended as this allows something to come to me that’s so much better than I could have imagined. The Blue Moon is for over-the-top wishes, the big stuff you dream of in your heart. You can ask for love, money, happiness and good health. But you can only ask for things for yourself. You can’t ask for someone else to love you or for someone to change even if that would help them.

So get out your pad and paper, the Blue Moon this year falls on August 31st starting at 7 am PDT (10 am EDT) and running to 3 pm PDT (6 pm EDT). Write out your wishes and then keep them in a safe place. I put them under my pillow for a month before transferring them to my nightstand drawer or jewelry box. Then I can pull them out again in a few years to see what’s changed. And I’ll tell you now, be prepared to be amazed.

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Year of the Dragon – Midyear Update

We’re about half way through the year of the Dragon. We still have time to tap into the power of this year and harness the dragon energy for ourselves and our families. Here are a few tips for catching and riding your own dragon based on your personal Chinese Zodiac Sign from my book, 2012 Year of the Water Dragon. If you don’t know your sign you can look it up at Feng Shui Form

If you’re born year of the Rat then you’re probably always open to making more money and the solution is a frog. In Chinese history there are stories of Lucky Money Frogs, ones that traveled to the moon and helped important members of government. Place a frog figurine in your garden near your front door to welcome money. You can place a few coins under him for luck.

For those born under the sign of Ox you’ve been working really hard and need a break. Hang a brass or gold-tone wind chime on your front porch to call in prosperity and peace. The color gold represents money and the pleasant sounds of the wind chime are soothing.

If you’re a Tiger you may have spent the last few months impatiently waiting for stuff to happen. You can attract positive energy and wealth to your home by hanging a picture of the ocean. Have the water of the waves flow into the house to keep money flowing in rather than out the door.

Those born in the year of the Rabbit may be feeling stuck these last few months. You can un-stick the energy by removing clutter especially from your kitchen and entryway. If things are hard to part with collect items in a box and put the box in a closet or garage. Sprinkle salt on the box. It’s said that salt removes attachment energy. This will help you let go and free up the energy to move forward.

If you’re a Dragon this is your year but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy one. This is a seed planting year. The new things you do this year will bring rewards in future years. Find a figuring or stuffed dragon to put in your living room to help remind you that you have power. There’s no need to be cautious this year, if your intuition says jump then jump and you will find you can fly.

Snakes get their big year next year so this year may be one of waiting and more waiting. I suggest the symbol of the elephant who is both patient, wise and can remove any obstacle in his path. You can use a picture, figurine or even a stuffed animal just make sure his trunk is up. Place him in your living room or family room to bring you good energy.

If you’re born under the sign of Horse things are on the verge of growth…you just need to add water. Place a table top fountain in your home office or business office to stimulate wealth and financial gain. The bubbling water will symbolize the flow of money (cash flow, liquid assets, etc.) into your life.

Those born in the year of the Ram (or Goat) may be feeling like no matter how much money comes in there always seems to be more going out. For Rams I suggest placing nine coins on a window sill in the kitchen so the house can attract more money. Use dollar coins or silver coins if you have them. Like attracts like and more money will soon arrive.

If you’re a Monkey looking for career advancement or a better job entirely, hang a single bell outside from a tree or from your porch. Make it a sweet sounding bell that you can ring as you walk by. When you ring the bell think of it calling opportunity to you.

If you’re born a Rooster you’re probably doing your usual and taking the responsibilities of others on to your own shoulders. Consider getting an angel key chain or pendant to remind you that you’re not alone in this. You can call for help and a helping hand to get you through.

Those born under the sign of Dog have had to work very hard through all the craziness around you. Place some sea shells in your dining room or breakfast nook to represent stability and the safety of home. Sea shells also represent wealth as they were used as currency in many countries.

And if you’re born in the Year of the Pig (or Boar) you’ve spent your year taking care of everyone one else and not yourself. For you to attract some ease into your life and prosperity into your home add fish. Gold fish represent wealth. The fish can be wood, metal, glass or the ones living in your fish bowl (as long as they stay alive they’ll bring money).

Want to know more? The 86 page book, 2012 Year of the Water Dragon comes in PDF form and Kindle.

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Supermoon

This Saturday’s full moon on May 5th will be the largest all year. This is because the moon is at it’s perigee meaning it’s closer to the earth than any other time in it’s regular orbit. The moon’s orbit is more of an ellipse so at certain times the Moon is actually closer to the earth than other times. You may see a full moon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday that is 14% larger and as much as 30% brighter than other full moons of the year.

In Astrology the moon represents what we need to feel safe, happy and fulfilled. When those needs aren’t met we can go a little crazy and for that reason the full moon is associated with a time of madness. But rather than getting mad this month, instead look to find new ways to satisfy your needs. If your needs are satisfied often that positive feeling will spread to family and friends. Here’s a quick list and a few ideas.

Are things not happening quick enough? If you’ve been waiting for other people to take an action to get things rolling see if there isn’t some action you can take yourself to move things along.

Are you feeling financially insecure? Do a little inventory of what you have (full pantry, a nice TV, a car that runs) and an inventory of your talents (your accounting degree or your handyman skills, your ability to cook or your rapport with people) and you’ll feel better in no time.

Are you feeling lonely? This is a perfect month to try a new social or business group. Meetup.com lists about 1500 meetings happening in the area each week. Try something you haven’t done in a while like bowling, a photography class, or yoga at the beach.

Finally take a few minutes this weekend and gaze at the moon. It is a marvelous sight. And this month it will be even more spectacular.

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How often should you do a space clearing

How often should you do a space clearing? Radio interview at 8 pm PT tonight, http://ow.ly/9L2cE

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