Summer-Fire, Fame, Reputation


It’s Summer and it’s Hot! In Feng Shui, Summer is associated with the Southern direction. It’s also associated with high visibility, popularity, fame and reputation.


If you get the elemental balance right, you can elevate your popularity or reputation-you may be recognized in a public way for your achievements, or you may find your dance card full.


If you get it wrong, you may experience some negative notoriety, or scandal, and a decrease in your popularity.
So how do you get the balance right? It’s complicated…But here are some tips to get the most out of your summer:


If you’re seeking more positive visibility, spend time with your animals. Animals are the element of fire, which stokes fame and reputation.


Spend time in the Southern part of your home-this is where the sun is anyway.


The color red can boost the energy in this sector. So can triangular shapes.


Too much fire is just as bad as not enough fire. If you feel like everyone’s obsessed with you, and not in a good way, you may want to add some earth-like ceramics, to lessen the fire. If it’s out of control, bring on the water. 

Flashback Feng Shui Friday-Look for Signs!


Feng Shui can be very complicated, but sometimes it’s not.


The written word is strong and influential, especially if you see it everyday.


Think about what you surround yourself with, and pay attention to messages, especially the ones in bright yellow! 

Beams over Beds in Feng Shui


There are a lot of opinions on beams over beds across all schools of Feng Shui.


We all have some sense that it is not good, but why? It is said that beams cut through whatever is below. Sometimes, their edges form arrows, the corners facing directly at the sleeper.

Our bedroom


If the beam is parallel with the sleeper, it can set up a case of sleep disturbance, illness and depression. 


If it is between a couple and parallel to the sleeper, It can cause marital or relationship problems if it is between the sleepers. 


If it’s perpendicular to the sleepers, it can cause illness in the area it is directly over, cutting that area of the body. 
Beams are an integral part of western building and a premium feature at that.

So, what to do? 


If you can’t move, and you’re suffering from any of the above, what do you do? There are a couple of “cures” that can help. 


One is to sleep in a canopy bed with material over your head for protection. Or to cover the beams with some kind of material.

Our Skylights

What if you have skylights, like we do? There is an old cure with bamboo flutes, shown below, you can hang over the offending beams in a specific arrangement. I’ve used these before myself in a previous home. 

Bamboo Flutes


The last is to have lights pointing to the beams, essentially “burning them up.” I’m skeptical of the last as flaming wood by fire isn’t really a calming cure. 


Message us with your bed and beam pics and let us know if you are sleeping well and are healthy! 

Stay tuned; we have lots of beams in our soon to be bedroom! 

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