In our regular feature ‘Ask Melynda’ we’ll take your most puzzling questions or persistant problems and ask our resident Feng Shui ‘expert’ Melynda Munro to advise and guide you. So if you have any relevant Feng Shui or IV Pillars of Destiny questions email them to us at [email protected] and well publish her response in our next edition.
Hi Melynda, I own a pub which also has live music and private functions. On the walls in the lounge/private function room I already have two large pictures of a Dragon and a Tiger and would also like to have something painted on the wall in the public bar. What do you think of the images I already have and what other images or symbols can you suggest? – Mr.& Mrs. S from Geelong
In Feng Shui the terms ‘Dragon’ and ‘Tiger’ are most commonly used to describe energies associated with land form and are not meant to be taken literally. I am often amazed with a lot of images being used today, but not at all surprised when sometimes people describe problems they are having which relate to the pictures they have on display.
For example, many years ago I had a client who was concerned about her 5 year old son who was always crying in his bedroom. On the wall of his room hung a picture of a young boy crying and once this was removed he was fine. Anyone in advertising knows how effective strong images can be, as well as characters in movies and bands.
Therefore please consider the type of clientele you would like to attract and display images that they can relate to positively. For example the Tiger actually belongs outside as it is a fierce and wild animal and to invite the Tiger inside usually means arguments, which is not desirable in a hotel.
In addition, whilst the Dragon is a symbol of power and excellence and is said to bring prosperity, abundance and fortune, its image is often quite ferocious. As such you must take this into consideration and select a representation that is more benevolent, as otherwise it may also increase feelings of aggression amongst your patrons.
Other more positive and harmonious symbols that you may wish to consider using are:
The Mystical Knot
A Pair of Golden Fishes
Dear Melynda, I am a man in his late 30’s and I am sincerely looking for someone to share my life with. Can you please suggest something I can do around my house to increase my chances of meeting that special lady? – Mr. R from Port Melbourne
One of the best ways to help you find a partner is to have your Birth Chart analyzed with the IV Pillars of Destiny or BaZi, as this helps to determine the cycle of life you are in and whether it’s the right time to enter into a relationship.
If the answer is “yes” then there are a number of ways to utilize the Feng Shui in your home and increase your potential for a romantic relationship. This can be done by placing certain objects in specific areas of the home which relate to your personal ‘Flower of Romance’ and also to the annual romance energy of the year. These include:
Keep a round vase with fresh flowers in the personal ‘Flower of Romance’ sector of your home (as determined by your IV Pillars Birth Chart)
If you are a man place a metal object in the South sector of your home to activate the annual romance energy for 2013
If you are a woman place a bowl of water in the South sector of your home to activate the annual romance energy for 2013
However one of the things I always ask my clients to do when they are looking for love is to write a list of all the positive attributes they would like in a partner. This is not about height or hair colour, but more about character and the way they should approach life. Then the most important part is to become those qualities yourself. If you want honesty then be honest; if you want a non-drinker then don’t drink; if you want kindness and compassion then practice these qualities and you will be much more likely to find Mr. or Mrs. Right.