Changes from our New Water Feature?

Changes from our New Water Feature?

Our new water feature at Floyd (our house)

So, our water feature is in; has anything changed?

Yes, I got some unexpected money (yay). I’m feeling more motivated, everything seems ok! So far, no big changes, but this feature is meant to allow the good chi to continuously enter Floyd (our house) and do its magic. I think this will take longer than 5 days.

This weekend, we are adding more stones and some saucers/stones for the birds to be able to bathe.

Is That Blood?

Don’t ask… this was taken in San Francisco so the odds are about 100% that this is blood-I don’t look so closely, I just snapped and ran.

Blood is associated with, you guessed it, the element of water. In fact, any liquid produced by or coming out of the body is associated with the element of water. The kidneys are also associated with the element of water. 

If you have issues with blood or blood diseases, you should investigate the Northwest and North direction of your space. If the area needs attention, so might your blood health. To bolster the water element, add metal, as metal supports water, or you may need to add water. Do this incrementally and see if you see improvement. Water should not sit still; it should move slowly as in a small fountain. It should not be allowed to get dirty.

If you have too much water, you may feel unwell. In this case, you’d need to add wood in the northwest, or, if water is excessive, add a little fire in the South.

Final word of advice; always clean up the blood! 

Floyd Shui Friday

So… I found this necklace while raking up in our yard. Floyd produced another interesting mystery. That, or a Brady Bunch Tiki God curse 😖

It appears to be a necklace made of wood beads and maybe plastic what is supposed to be saber tooth tiger teeth. Well, it is the year of the tiger. 

When Floyd gives us these little gifts, I always try to derive meaning from it. Why this? What does it mean? 

I think sometimes the why is just because I happened to unearth it and perhaps it has no meaning. It is strange, and nothing I would ever wear. It is wood and the faux animal teeth could relate to fire…animals= fire.

So maybe this gift gets hung somewhere, maybe not. In the end, if it sparks my curiosity, then it’s a good if not weird gift from Floyd. 

Never Underestimate the Power of Simple Tidying


Our front porch-I can hear the intro song to Sanford and Son. Why let it get like this? Why the lack of motivation to clean it when I know I’ll feel so much better once I do? 

Feng Shui involves cleaning/purging/tidying and some Feng Shui practices involve nothing but this aspect. 

Either way, it feels good and redirects the chi! 

Never underestimate the power of a simple tidying effort. When you’re feeling tired/overwhelmed/give the front or what you use as the entrance of your home a quick clean.

You’ll feel the results immediately.


Create a Healthy Home with Feng Shui

In Feng Shui, self care/self love/self acceptance is at the heart of many challenges to a good life and good chi in your home. It is something that can be cured as well. 

Knowing birthday information, along with information on your space, can allow a Feng Shui practitioner, like me, to assist in giving one skills to create healthy boundaries as well as a healthy home with good chi flow.

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Water Features and Feng Shui

water feature

My Feng Shui Master and teacher, Richard Ashworth, is remotely (from England), placing a water feature on our property. It requires a lot of calculations, door angle placement, and detailed information about those in the household.

The goal is to place water at a specific time and place to create enduring protection and good fortune for the inhabitants. 

Putting water in the wrong place can be detrimental, so it needs to be determined by a Feng Shui expert. 

He has identified the specific date, time, size and place to do this, and the best material and shape of the feature.

Our house, Floyd, has a rustic vibe, so we are using a galvanized feed trough that is 6’ in diameter. The placement will be at 11:00 am on June 26. Stay tuned for more details as we approach June 26.

Feng Shui and Mixing Elements

In Feng Shui, you’re never really dealing with 1 element. The mixing of the elements in the space (fire and metal in this cool light fixture, pictured above, in our Cancun restaurant) with the timing (Water Tiger= water element and Tiger is wood element) and the location (Cancun is Southeast from me but Southwest from, let’s say, New York).

And our location in Cancun is next to the Gulf of Mexico, a sea. The beach and the sand are earth.

So, is the predominant element water, metal, fire, wood or earth? 

Everything is represented, and in this restaurant there may be predominant metal and fire (think cooking and pans).

How do all of these elements work together? Or against each other? Do they create harmony? Or do they clash? 

Based on our dinner, I’d say harmonious, but stay tuned for an in depth analysis next week. 

Your Stomach and Earth

Stomach image

These days, who doesn’t have stomach problems? The stomach is associated with the element earth in Feng Shui and is associated with the direction of Northeast. 

If you have stomach issues, you may have an earth imbalance. Brick, stone, sand, crystals all represent earth. If you are surrounded by earth, you can lessen it by adding some metal to your space. If it’s waaaaaayyy too much earth, you may need to add wood. 

Not enough earth… add earth! Go work in the garden, make some ceramics and/or, add some raw crystals to your space! I need earth so I am trying to get in the dirt these days. 

If you have stomach unease, take a look around and assess the quantity of earth in your space and see if your stomach troubles disappear. 

In Feng Shui, Lungs are associated with the element of metal. 2020 was a metal rat year, and if you remember, we had a disease that affected the lungs. 

Metal and lungs are in the West of the Bagua. If you have too much metal in that area, too much metal on your property, or you are metal heavy in your Bazi, or birth chart, you could have lung trouble or be more likely to. 

Adding some water can lessen metal’s effect and a bit of fire can help lessen too much metal if it’s an issue for you.

Your Liver and Feng Shui

If you’re like most people, the state of the world has us raising glasses…of alcohol! So what area and element of Feng Shui is related to the liver? Wood! Guess what the Tiger is (as in year of the Tiger)…? It’s Wood! 

So, the first half of 2022, or until summer, wood is a predominant element in Feng Shui. 
If there’s a lot of drama going on in the East of your home, your liver may need some TLC.