Dog days of Summer, Feng Shui and pets


We are prepping…for a dog! Said dog must be cool with cats, as Licorice is going strong at 18+. It’s time. What do dogs, and pets in general have to do with Feng Shui? Feng Shui is about the home, where it is, the forms and elements surrounding it, timing, and who occupies the home. If your kids are of the furry variety, they also affect the energy of the home. The 4 legged kids are usually Yang Energy. We began discussing Yin and Yang energy a couple of weeks ago, so I want to give you some Yin Yang perspective regarding your pets.

Fish are yin, if you are wondering. Fish=water=yin when it’s still water.

Animals are associated with the South, and Fire element, making them Yang. They add good energy to homes, but it’s all about balance. Too much of a good thing becomes a problem if your pet’s health and your health suffer. No hoarding! How many is too many? If you have 30 acres, you can spread the love, if you have a 400ft studio in New York, think small and one.

Post your pets! We’d love to see them.

Licorice the cat
Our cat Licorice

Wood, wood and more wood


We bought a house! It’s all wood-wood inside, wood outside-even wood floors under the hideous carpet!! 


What does it mean when your home is heavy in the wood element and what should you do?


Too much wood can be associated with arguments and fueling tempers. I’m going to say this house has too much wood. If you don’t want to argue, it’s best to try to achieve a balance of elements ASAP.


Metal is an element used to destroy wood, so I can use this sparingly to diffuse the wood. This is furniture, accessories and the colors gray and white. 


I will also use the fire element to reduce the strength of wood, as fire burns wood, but metal kills it. Think lights, candles, colors. 


Stay tuned for a full Feng Shui diagnosis and Renovation of my home coming soon. 

Working 9 to 5???


Is your career stagnant? Overwhelmed? Whatever the issue, you are in luck this year as the career area (North sector) is visited by a good star. This is the area for promotions, education, writing and creativity. Add the water element in this area to strengthen the good luck of this star. Shells, fish, photos of moving water or bodies of water are all good cures. You can also use brown and green to enhance this wood star.