Traditional Chinese beliefs have now made it into the mainstream. When Donald Trump created some of his iconic buildings in New York City, he asked a well known feng shui expert or geomancer to survey the build site first before committing to a particular plan. Whether or not you believe in it or not, it’s hard to argue with the results. The Trump Tower is absolutely one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city and this is credited in no small part to the big globe that is in front of the building. This globe is actually a suggestion of the feng shui expert!
Since you won’t be building skyscrapers in the near future, you would have to be happy with letting in the Chinese vibes through some other way. The Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year is traditionally celebrated during February and one way of ushering it in is by having good luck charms. Having these carefully crafted items is said to be something that brings about good luck. The whole idea of feng shui is the tap the life energy “qi” (pronounced as “chi”) as it goes through a space.
Here are few simple fixes that could work as good luck charm:
- Consult a feng shui expert. The matters of feng shui as well as the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac can be quite a very confusing set of concepts. Having a resource person would most definitely allow you to check how much you know and how much you understand with this relatively esoteric venture. The more you know about the topic, the more holistic your fixes will be.
- Add water to your space. Putting a water display such as table top fountain can be quite a good addition especially if it is put on the eastern side of the room. This is said to bring in calmness to the room as well as prosperity. The use of a water fountain has been seen by many as a counter against bad luck.
- Quartz and crystals could also be used to liven up the mood of the room. It is said that placing quartz of the sound western side can spruce up love and romance in a room.
- Use Chinese charms and coins. There are plenty of Chinese charms that are said to promote vitality and prosperity. You may easily source these from a Chinese temple or even in China town. Just attach these charms to a red piece of string and it would be easy for you to make a necklace out of them.
Making your own charms can be quite fun. It doesn’t even matter if they work or not – just get the working concept right and work on from there. In the end, it’s all about celebrating the culture of other people and integrating it in your daily life.