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

Pets and Feng Shui

This is Licorice. He’s 18, totally blind, and the best cat ever.

Pets and animals fall under the category of fire in Feng Shui.

Fire is the element of the South in Feng Shui associated with fame and reputation.

Licorice was helping me with work that night in the west, not ideal, but he is a cat and we can’t really control his movement nor would we want to.

This year, Fire is also helpful in the center of the home or office, so we can put licorice there and hope he stays put, or you could keep a photo of your pet or any animal in motion on the center of your home or office as well as in the south.

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.