Feng Shui Cures and Remedies

How do you work out which Feng Shui cure to use? This article will show you how to divide the types of cures into categories to help you decide what type of Feng Shui cure you need to use.

What are Feng Shui cures and remedies?

The range of Feng Shui cures and remedies that you can find on the internet can be confusing to say the least. 

I fit Feng Shui remedies into several categories, simply because what can be used depends entirely on the context, and budget.

In this article I’ll examine the type of cures/remedies used in Feng Shui to help you decide what to do in your own personal circumstances –

The first and foremost Feng Shui “cure” is to match your own personal energy with your home.

What does that mean? Well, there are several methods depending on your practitioner or teacher. You might use your Ming Gua and the sitting direction of the building – ensure that if you are East Group, that you live in an East Group house and the same for West Group.

You could also match your BaZi astrology to either the facing or sitting direction depending on whether you prefer wealth or health. Even within this method, you can work as simply as just using your Year Pillar or you can go deeper into your Yong Shen or 12 Lifecycles, crossing with the San He School.

There are many other methods to match a person’s astrology to a Feng Shui property, but Ba Zhai 8 Mansions can be quite effective for a beginner to use for themselves when house-hunting. A Feng Shui Master will be using more advanced techniques though.

The second important remedy is the flow of Chi to and from your property - the external influences.

These are covered by Form School, and by most other traditional forms of compass school such as the Flying Stars. Taking control of the type of Chi you receive from the outside world can make your life much easier though utilises external gates, fencing, hedging, pathways and ponds. Not much help if you live in an apartment, though you can choose which external windows and doors to open so you can receive Chi from good directions.

The third set of Feng Shui cures...

…are the internal locations and flow of hallways, doors, ovens/stoves, refrigerators, computers, taps, drains and all other appliances. These behave as modern-day activators for both positive and negative Chi.

I include the positioning of bedrooms, beds and offices within this category.

If your budget and circumstances limit what you can achieve with these first three main Feng Shui cures, then we can look at using the following –

1 - Elemental Cures and Remedies

These can be physical objects that reflect the Chi of the Element we wish to increase. These can include crystals for Earth, plants for Wood, coins for Metal, candles for Fire and actual water for Water Element.

They can also be used as colors in the décor, whether as wall colors, furniture or highlights with cushions, rugs or blankets.

2 - Water Features and other Activators

These are supposed to represent wealth in most articles you read, but in reality, what they are doing is creating constant movement at a particular point. A pump in a bucket of water will do exactly the same task that a $500 water feature will do. A heater will do a similar job to an oven or fireplace. A well-placed fan can take the place of a window.

3 - Mountains and Blockers

While we use activators promote movement and action, there are some areas that need to be blocked off or kept peaceful and still.

Sometimes closing a window or not using a door is enough to create an artificial mountain, other times you may need to relocate furniture like bookshelves to create an internal mountain.

4 - Feng Shui specific remedies

Are things like –

a) Saltwater Cures – one of the mainstays of harm reduction in Feng Shui.

b) Gold Calabash / Gourd – sickness and gossip cure for the Flying Stars and 8 Mansions schools.

c) Bagua Mirror – Used to deflect negative Chi, whether from a Feng Shui direction or from an individual.

d) Temple Lions/Fu Dogs – Placed on either side of front doors when the door is in the incorrect position in relation to the house direction.

e) Windchimes (either metal or bamboo) – both an Activator and an Elemental cure.

f) Buddha Statues – used to change the attitude of problematic neighbours.

g) Kuan Kung – (also known as Guan Di) is the Deity of Morals. Traditionally a large statue and altar are placed facing the front door of business for protection from thieves.

h) Dragon-headed Tortoise – used in different ways by various practitioners – reducing the impact of the Year God Tai Sui, the annual 2 or 5 in Flying Stars, improving luck in academia and all kinds of things.

i) Personal pendants – can be talismans, animal signs for astrology, even a calabash.

There are lots more out there of course – mini-pagoda’s, statues, bracelets, tassels, talismans, even underwear marked with the Flying Stars Feng Shui Luo Shu.

5 - Law of Attraction Remedies

These can include vision boards, affirmation placement, talismans or other objects that create and hold meaning for you.

6 - Law of Karma Remedies

These aren’t necessarily objects that you place. Living a whole life based around balance and the Middle Path can overcome all types of negative Chi, as well as increasing the abundance in your life.

What can you do with Feng Shui cures?

The placement and type of Feng Shui cures you use is based wholly on the calculations generated by the practitioner, and different Feng Shui Schools may require very different cures and remedies.

If you are only relying on Elemental and Feng Shui specific cures and remedies then your results may be varied and it takes time for them to be effective.

This article to help you understand that Feng Shui begins with the environment and the flow of Chi, and while remedies and cures definitely help, they are not first way to start correcting and improving your living space.

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