There are five animals used to represent the energy field of your chi according to feng shui teaching.
- The phoenix
- The dragon
- The tiger
- The snake
- The tortoise
Feng shui teaches that your chi flow will be at its most healthy if you can sit or even rest with the five animals arranged correctly around you.
The phoenix should be in front of you. Try to sit so that there is as much of an open space in front of you as possible. This will allow the phoenix to spread out and rise up. Sitting facing a wall is the very oposite of what you should do.
The tiger is there to defend you and move with you. It should be positioned to your right (even if you’re left handed). This means you want something solid and squat be to your right. Feng shui books often suggest a low wall should be on your right and whereas this may be possible in cafes this can position can be challenge in the office place. One tactic is to have a half sized filing cabinet. In the home a bedside cabinet* can be used.
The tortoise should be behind you. It represents protection. You should have something large and solid behind you – a wall is ideal.
The dragon represents new opportunities and is positioned to your left. The dragon is a lighter form of chi than the tiger so rather than a cabinet something like a small table is ideal. The best place for a water fountain (bagua map depending) is to your left.
The snake – rather interestingly – represents you. It stays in the centre where you are.
In Pure Spirit
Do you work, rest and play in a feng shui ideal environment? DO you think many of us do or can expect to?
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