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

Fish and Feng Shui

Many people ask me if they should get goldfish for good luck and good Feng Shui. 

While fish are known to be a FS cure and absorb negative energy, historically it was said that quantity of 9 is best, with one being black, the others, orange.

This does not mean you should run out and buy goldfish! The goldfish need to be in a particular area of the space (North or Southeast for 2019), the tank or bowl needs to be pristine, the fish need to be healthy and replaced when they expire.

I do not recommend this as a cure unless you love fish tanks and are willing to take good care of the fish, otherwise, it’s a negative, and is destructive rather than a cure. A better remedy is a circulating fountain or photo of water.