Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

It’s ironic that this holiday where many people are eeking out the last vestiges of Summer and holiday and the day sounds like work! It reminds me that when we talk about how we feel, it’s important to pay attention to how we feel.

“I’m swamped”
“I’m under the gun”
“I’m wired”
“I’m so dead”
“I’m fried”

I’m guilty of this too, but how we describe our state is often how we are directing ourselves to feel.

“I’m replenished”
“I’m efficient”
“I’m balanced”
“I’m energized”
May be better phrases we say aloud about ourselves to promote those things…
Food for thought on this weekend of labor.

Happy Labor Day

Fibonacci Sequence

In mathematics, the Fibonacci numbers are the numbers in the following integer sequence, called the Fibonacci sequence, and characterized by the fact that every number after the first two is the sum of the two preceding ones:[1][2](via Wikipedia)

We see this in nature, in a snail’s shell, the rows of petals in flowers. And in everyday life. It is about the ratio of one layer to the next in a very simple yet aesthetically pleasing increase.

In nature

In Feng Shui, the Fibonacci Sequence is often observed, is favorable in a space, but is usually not identified as such.

Fibonacci Ceiling

I use the Fibonacci Sequence in my logo and on the back of my business card. These shapes are auspicious in Feng Shui as they are organic and natural yet orderly. Fibonacci images are suitable in any area of design but are very suspicious in the Northeast area of your space and the Western area of your space as a general rule.

fibonacci 1

Crows, crows everywhere!

Animals are good Feng Shui in the right place (south), at the right time, and in the right quantity (not too many).
Hoarders and lots of animals in close quarters are not so good. Pets are good and can absorb negative energy and add balance to a space.
Recently, I’ve been noticing the crows, and they seem to be holding meetings! I’m not paranoid, at least I don’t think I am, but they seem to be everywhere recently.
They get a bad rap, these charcoal birds with the same color eyes. They are smart and organized. A group of crows is called a murder, so are they good Feng Shui? Hard to say, but we do need animals in our environment for balance.
As the summer begins to come to a close, take stock of your animal energy and what kinds of wild animals you attract as well. For me, it’s the crows, and I’ll let you know how that turns out.


Dog Days of Summer

Do you ever wonder why we call this time of year “The Dog Days of Summer?” It is the time of year when the brightest star, Sirius, becomes prominent in the Northern hemisphere night sky. The Greeks called the star Canis Majoris which translates into Dog Star.

This time is also associated with excessive heat, flood, fever and all around bad luck.

I’ll let you in on another secret; I’m an astronomy lover and I was an astronomy TA in college, so I love seeing Sirius this time of year!

But what does this mean in regards to Feng Shui? Summer corresponds to the South, yang energy, and to the element fire. Dogs, coincidentally, as animals are fire energy. This affects our fame and reputation area. To stoke your good reputation, let the light in in the southern part of your space. Add leather, the color red, photos of live animals or animals in motion. Light a candle, turn on your lights-whatever brings life to the south, and honor the dog and you should see success in your good reputation.