Necromancy Rituals

Most people probably think of zombies and other “walking dead” when they hear the word “necromancy.” This article explains that that’s not what necromancy is really about.

Although often involving morbidness and spiritual themes of mortality and the spirits of the dead, necromancy has little to do with the more popular notions of who and what a necromancer is. Most simply, necromancy purposes to communicate with the dead in order to gain special knowledge, whether that be foretelling the future or discovering knowledge long forgotten. As such, the ancient and ongoing art of necromancy will be explored by first outlining its history, second, describing how necromancy is practiced today, and finally, a more in depth overview of the different implements of necromancy, such as rituals and potions.

Necromancy – A History

Necromancy is old. One of the earliest mentions of necromancy actually comes from the Bible’s Old Testament. Saul, the first King of Israel, requested that a witch (who apparently came from Endor) come to his court and, through necromancy, conjure up the dead spirit of Samuel. Continuing with the biblical theme, Origen, a 3rd century C.E. theologian and scholar probably coined the term, combining the Greek ‘nekros’ or dead body, with ‘manteia’ or diivination. Necromancy is also found in ancient literature, the earliest of which is Homer’s Odyssey.

Compared to shamanism of other areas and eras, necromancy was common and famed from the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome. During the Early and High Middle Ages, the practice of necromancy exhibited an obvious Arabic influence, such as the incorporation of moon phases and other astral concepts and forces. Christian and Jewish symbols are also incorporated into the divination rituals and spells. The trend continued during the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, in which necromancy was practiced alongside Christianity, even though prohibited by the latter. The tension between the Catholic church and ‘black magics’ such as necromancy fostered modern day public perception of necromancy, i.e., desecration of corpses in graves which was sacrilegious to the pervading religious norm.

Necromancy – As It Exists Today.

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“Edw[ar]d Kelly, a Magician. in the Act of invoking the Spirit of a Deceased Person.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Regarding necromancy, The Encyclopedia of Occultism states that, ‘The art is of almost universal usage’. Considerable difference of opinion exists among modern adepts as to the exact methods to be properly pursued in the necromantic art, and it must be borne in mind that necromancy, which in the Middle Ages was called sorcery, shades into modern spiritualistic practice. There is no doubt, however, that necromancy is the touch-stone of occultism, for if, after careful preparation the adept can carry through to a successful issue, the raising of the soul from the other world, he has proved the value of his art.’ That being said, necromancy is more of a conceptualized practice, rather than an ordered science and craft. However, there are some constants when analyzing the rites and rituals utilized as a part of necromancy, which takes on two main forms: divination by means of ghosts and divination by means of corpses.

One constant that any seasoned necromancer could agree with is that the art necessarily takes its toll on the necromancer. In other words, the source of the necromancer’s power comes from harnessing the powers of death internally in order to express or transfer those powers as the necromancer sees fit. This craft builds off of the innate fears and horror associated with death, decay, and destruction. A necromancer will experience great pain and suffering; however, they will understand the very real powers of death and, having understood them, will have a great power.  A cursory study of what constitutes the art of necromancy will quickly show that there are no set rituals or systematic potion configurements. The sources of necromantic power, sometimes called ‘Death Essences’ are for the individual necromancer to find and harness themselves. The implements, spells, and rituals of necromancy.

As mentioned above, necromancers each have their own methods of discovering and harnessing the power of death. This is why magicks of all kinds are referred to as ‘practices’: you are always getting better. There are a few constants, however, that seem to show up in every rite or ritual.

An assistant – apprentice, acolyte – whatever you want to call him or her, another person’s presence can provide strength and protection, as well as an extra hand to light the candles. Location – where you work matters. Places that have special spiritual significance – especially dealing with death, such as a graveyard – are best. Other places where spiritual forces are strong are at beaches, deserts, forests, and crossroads.

Patience – necromancy is about summoning, communicating with, and learning from the dead. As a matter of course then, the workings of necromantic magic are contingent on a second party: the dead.  The knowledge that comes from harnessing the essence of death is deep and powerful. Like all sincere spiritual endeavors, the point of necromancy is self-discovery, empowerment, and the ability to be the master of your own destiny.

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Kim Brown is a hereditary witch. She writes books and teaches classes on  witchcraft. You can find more information on witchcraft and Necromancy here: Sign up for our free newsletter!

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Healing Powers of Gemstone Spheres

This article explain the use of gemstone sphere in healing magic and in divination.

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Using gemstone spheres and adding them to your Wiccan supplies can be incredibly beneficial for many reasons.

Gemstones in general have many different healing, protection, attraction, and purification based properties that by themselves can be quite potent. When added to your rituals and spells these effects can be two fold.

The benefit of gemstone spheres however are that they are good sized orbs and the energy concentrated within them is amplified. Being circular, gemstone spheres also make excellent tools for diving and divination purposes which will be discussed below.

Gemstone Spheres for Healing Purposes

Gemstone spheres can have remarkable healing powers. Depending on the type of gemstone you have, or want to get, they all have their own innate abilities that can enhance your own power.

Whether you are looking for healing emotional, mental, or even physical ailments, gemstone spheres can be used to help these issues.

A good way to use a gemstone sphere would be to take the stone and gently roll it around your body slowly going from head to toe. Focus on your forehead, chest, and stomach in particular, but by performing this slow rolling motion will have the gemstone sphere’s energies go into and through your whole body.

This can be done as a prelude to a ritual, during a ritual, after a ritual, or all three depending on what you are comfortable with.

For example, if you were to perform a ritual to heal or purge negativity within and around you, a good stone for this would be the quartz gemstone sphere as quartz is incredibly powerful in eliminating negativity. You would take the quartz gemstone sphere and before you perform your ritual, roll it slowly over your body(ensure it makes direct contact with your skin) and say a prayer as you do so:

“Negativity within, you will leave
You have no more power over me
With this stone I purge you away
In my body you will no longer stay”

The above is just an example you may use, you can create your own if you wish, whatever is comfortable.

Using the gemstone spheres in such a manner is also very soothing and calming. Another idea would be to use them as a massaging tool as well. If you normally perform massages for friends or lovers, you can have them lay on their stomach and you can take your gemstone sphere and gently roll it up and down their neck, back, and legs which will guarantee an even more pleasant massage.

If you or someone you know is suffering from illness such as a cold, flu, or even something more severe, you can take your gemstone sphere and use it’s energies for this as well. Again, rolling the stone over the body is best, you can even have the person who is inflicted with the illness hold the stone as you perform a prayer or ritual for them. With them holding the gemstone sphere directly, they will be able to draw in the stone’s energies directly. One gemstone sphere that is excellent for ailments such as detoxify the liver, lowering blood pressure, fever reduction, speeding up recovery from burns, and can alleviate cramps is the Chrysocolla gemstone.

Divination Uses For Gemstone Spheres

Gemstone spheres make excellent compliments to your crystal ball, scrying mirror, or pendulum if you use divination.

Many gemstone spheres have the ability to enhance your abilities as you are scrying and diving, so having a gemstone located right next to your crystal ball or scrying mirror can be very beneficial. One such gemstone sphere that promotes psychic awareness, enhances mental powers, and increases strength is Black Amethyst.

As noted, these gemstones can also be used for specific rituals and spells as well, being used as a sole tool or as a compliment tool. If you are performing a ritual for prosperity and to gain more wealth, you can use a Malachite Gemstone Sphere which promotes prosperity, wealth, better business, and to protect the money you already have.

Resources And Information

If you would like to view various gemstone spheres or wish to add them to your wiccan supplies, you can see a good selection here: Gemstone Spheres.

About the Author

Joseph Barresi has an information blog about ritual tools, wicca, witchcraft, the occult, paranormal, and divination where you can learn everything you need to know on these subjects: Wicca & WitchCraft Information Blog

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How to Inscribe and Anoint Your Ritual Candles

This article discusses how to prepare candles for use in magic ritual.

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An almost burnt-down lit candle on a candle holder. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The importance charging and anointing your candles before you use them for spells and rituals cannot be overlooked.

If you wish for your rituals and spells to work to full effect, charging and anointing a candle with a particular oil, or inscribing symbols and words on them, will make the candle and it’s purpose all that more potent.

For example, if you are performing a love spell or attraction spell to try and find love or to strengthen love you already have, you would use a pink colored candle(pink represents love) and then inscribed love based symbols. After inscribing, you would then anoint that candle with a love based or attraction based oil.

The same could be said to prosperity or wealth based spells and rituals. A green candle would be used(to represent prosperity, wealth, and money) and then inscriptions towards prosperity and wealth would be drawn onto the candle. Afterward, an oil would be anointed that focuses on prosperity.

Inscribing Your Ritual Candle

After cleansing and blessing a spell candle, you should begin to inscribed the candle with symbols or words towards whatever it is your ritual or spell is on.

For example, if you are using a love spell and you wish to obtain the love of someone you know, you can inscribed your initials and their initials onto the candle, or you can even use the full name of the querent and yourself. You can add the names along side with symbols that represent love as well, such as a heart or even ancient symbols of love such as the Reiki love symbol.

You will need something with a fine point to scratch the surface of the candle. It can be a pin, a specialist scribing tool, a cocktail stick or anything else your imagination can dream up. Once you have chosen your tool though, dedicate it properly, then tuck it away in your magical tool chest and reserve it for just this purpose.

As you are inscribing your candle, visualize the outcome. Make it a small ritual in it’s own right. Once you have inscribed your candle, you may wish to ‘Dress’ it. This is optional, your choice entirely, but it’s easy and again adds to the potency of your spell.

Anointing Your Ritual Candle

Anointing your candle would be the next step to properly charged your ritual candles. As stated above, you should anoint with oils that are specific to your desired outcome. There for if you are looking for love and attraction, you would use those types of oils.

The method for anointing your candle is pretty specific. The most general method is to hold the ritual candle in one hand, dip the first two fingers of the other hand in oil and starting at the top (the end with the wick) run your oiled finger down toward the center of the ritual candle. Stop at the center, lift your finger off, turn the candle slightly and repeat the process until all the top half of the candle is covered. Then starting at the base of the candle, run the oiled fingers toward the center. Again stop at the center, lift the fingers off, turn the candle slightly and repeat the process until the entire bottom of the candle has been coated.

The whole time your are anointing the candle, concentrate on the outcome you wish to achieve with your spell. Experienced spell weavers often anoint the candle in a specific direction depending on the type of spell they are performing. For spells to attract something to the spell weaver, the candle is anointed from top to middle, then from bottom to middle. For banishing or sending something away (i.e. getting rid of bad habits, negative energy, breaking jinxes or hexes), the candle is dressed from the center out to the top, and then from the center out to the bottom.

Once the candle is coated in oil, it can be rolled in herbs relevant to the particular spell you are performing. For example, use Agrimony for breaking hexes and returning them to sender, use Chamomile for attracting friendship, Hyssop for purification and cleansing, Patchouli for wealth and so on. Once you have lit your spell candle and performed your spell, allow the candle to burn itself out completely.

About the Author

Joseph Barresi is an expert on the occult, paranormal, witchcraft, and wicca. He co-runs a blog with all kinds of information and how to’s on the above subjects. You can view the blog here: Wicca & WitchCraft Information Blog

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How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom: Five Basic Feng Shui Bedroom Tips

Feng Shui can help turn your bedroom into a place of harmony and peaceful repose.

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When someone starts to feng shui their home, there are some areas that you might need help in figuring out where to start. The process that I underwent to feng shui my home would have been a lost cause had I not had some wonderful assistance. But my favorite room to feng shui was my bedroom. My bedroom is a comfortable place that I love. I love my bed and the way it looks in my room and I truly love the peace I get when I go into my room to sleep. There are some feng shui bedroom tips that I will share with you so that you can speed along the process of calming your life. There are five main feng shui bedroom tips that I feel to be very important. One that is important is lighting. The lighting that is present in your bedroom is really important with feng shui. If you have really bright lights or hideous light fixtures, that can kill your feng shui efforts. Different levels of lighting are one of the feng shui bedroom tips that I feel is very important. To be able to dim your lights helps to create a warm atmosphere that brings a calming effect and will make your room seem very inviting.

Something else I would like to point out in my feng shui bedroom tips is that you should do away with big things like workout equipment, televisions and even computers. These are things that are big, bulky and don’t signal peace. By having these in your bedroom you are chasing away the ability to have a feng shui bedroom. It might be hard to do but trust me, this is a part of the feng shui bedroom tips that will bring about surprising results. You might be thinking that you fall asleep watching television and so it has to stay. But by falling asleep with a television, you are nodding off with those last images on your brain. You won’t be able to let your body rest in the way that it needs to if you do that.

A part of the feng shui bedroom tips that will make a huge effect is to think about the pictures that you hang on your wall. When you pick out something to hang on your bedroom wall, it should be something that you hope to do one day or of something really great that you already did. If there was a special trip that you went on that you never want to forget, pictures of that would be good to hang. Keep in mind that you should never hang pictures that make you sad. Remember as one of my feng shui bedroom tips, feng shui is to help create a happy and positive atmosphere. Do what you need to so that negative feelings won’t be in your space.

Bed placement is something that you might not think about as one of the feng shui bedroom tips but it’s something that you should think about. If you just toss your bed anywhere in your room, odds are that it’s not going to flow well. Placing your bed so that one side is up against a wall is not good with feng shui. You want to be able to easily access both sides of your bed. That is part of being able to feng shui your bedroom.

The last tip that I want to give you with my feng shui bedroom tips is to shut up all your doors before climbing into bed. If you leave the doors open you are allowing your positive energy to have too much room. Leaving the doors closed will keep all of your positive energy near you as you sleep at night.

About the Author

Mei Wong is a Tai Chi practitioner and Feng Shui master artist. She has helped change the lives of many people by teaching them the ways of feng shui. You too can bring health and prosperity to your home learning the ancient secrets of feng shui. For a bundle of free feng shui tips, visit Mei Wong’s website

Two Most Important Feng Shui Tips for Better Sleep

Feng Shui can help you get a better night’s sleep with the two tips in this article.

First Feng Shui Sleep Tip

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Sleep is very important for the overall health of a person; so if you have difficulty sleeping, it is always better to follow these feng shui tips for better sleep and health. A very important feng shui tip is to avoid sleeping with the head towards the door. This is because according to feng shui, the best place to position the bed and to sleep is a position where you can see the door, without actually being across from it. This is why you should also avoid sleeping with your feet right in front of the entrance.

Feng shui tips also state that it is not healthy to sleep under a window as this has a bad impact on your chi. It may make you lose some positive energy by dispersing it. In addition to this, by sleeping under a window, any bad chi that enters the room directly affects you. If you have no alternative than sleeping under a window, it is better to hang a curtain on the window to prevent bad chi from entering the room.

Second Feng Shui Sleep Tip

Feng shui tips are indeed effective in inducing effective sleep. Besides the feng shui tips mentioned above, it is also better to ensure that there are no pictures of water in your bedroom. This is because according to feng shui, pictures of water in the bedroom not only causes insomnia, but is also taught to bring bad luck to the people sleeping in the room. So if you find that there is a picture of water in the bedroom, either remove it or at least, ensure that it is as far from the bed as possible. Another feng shui tip to remember for effective sleep is to ensure that there are no poisoning arrows pointing towards your bed.

You can find out if there are any poisoning arrows in your bedroom by looking for edgy elements or corners pointing to the place you sleep. And if you find some elements like this, and find that it is difficult to get rid of it, try to work at neutralizing its bad effect. This can be done by either covering the edge or by placing a plant in front of it.

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Mastersifu, Feng Shui Master. Easy and simple to followed feng shui tips to enhance your living life! Want to know more about Feng Shui Tips for Better Sleep?

How to Use Feng Shui Tips for Better Love Life

This article gives methods of using Feng Shui to improve your love life by improving the energy flow of your home and bedroom.

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Keep calm and love life (Photo credit: ° Giuliana *)

The concept of feng shui lies in creating a positive environment in your home so that chi can move freely through the home. If the path of chi is blocked, then energy in the home becomes stagnant and this is when you start feeling blocked in life where your interest in your love life may tend to reduce.

So it is by learning to balance and make corrections in chi in your bedroom that you will be able to bring some love and romance into your life. And this is done by first cleaning up the bedroom. Once you have a cluttered and untidy bedroom, the chi or energy here becomes low or slow. After cleaning your room, just clap your hands loudly to get rid of any stale and old energy there may be in the room. Some of you may have a habit of working out in the bedroom; however according to feng shui, this is a no no. This is because once you work out in your bedroom, or have any sports equipment in the bedroom, you tend to bring the chi associated with hard work and exertion in the otherwise soft and romantic bedroom. And with this, you only work at turning your relationship into something similar to a tough workout, and not something enjoyable and romantic. So go ahead and move all your sports and workout equipment to some other place so that your relationship gets to move along smoothly. It is but natural for a person to expect to have an improved love life; and with feng shui, this is very much possible. Besides clearing clutter and avoiding exercise and working in the bedroom, you have to work at getting rid of anything that reminds you of a past, failed relationship. This means that you have to get rid of any old photographs, memoirs like sweaters, gifts and cards that you had exchanged with the person who is no more a part of your life. Most important, get rid of love letters from people you no longer have a relationship with.

It is essential that the front door of your house and your bedroom door open without any sticking or squeaking, and that they don’t open partly. This is because any thing that is stored behind them tends to block the romantic flow of energy to your bedroom. Even loose doorknobs indicate you’re finding it difficult to handle your romance, so tighten it. It is better to place your bed so that there is equal space on either side to ensure that you and your partner enjoy equal enjoyment in the relationship. Having a side of the bed against the wall makes the person sleeping on that side confined in the relationship. The best place for the bed is on the opposite side of the room from the door. If it is not possible to see the bedroom door form the bed, you could try hanging a mirror for a reflected view of its entry to the room. Try this and you will soon see an improvement in your love life.

Feng shui is very effective in improving the quality of your love life. Besides the few feng shui suggestions mentioned before, you could consider creating a collage of images related to your perfect relationship. Then place this collage in an area which you will see everyday, as feng shui says that this way, you will be reminded of your wonderful relationship everyday. It would be better to do and complete the collage with the help of your partner. A good place to place the collage, and any other form of romantic artwork is the wall opposite the base of your bed and the part of the room that you see first when you enter it. This improves the romance chi in the bedroom and leads to a much more fruitful relationship. You could place fresh or silk flowers, romantic things like birds, decorative pillows and candles in pairs or a round mirror in the bedroom to improve the effects of romantic chi in the bedroom.

And if your partner is to live with you, make sure that there is sufficient room in the bedroom not only for storing their belongings, but also for both of you to make and feel love. Practice these feng shui tips to see an increase in the feeling of romance in your relationship.

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Mastersifu, Feng Shui Master. Easy and simple to followed feng shui tips to enhance your living life!

Three Important Feng Shui Tips to Bring in More Money

Everyone wants to be more prosperous. While acquiring wealth always takes hard work, feng shui can increase the chances that your hard work will pay off in prosperity. This article lists several ways to start using feng shui to be more prosperous.

Bring in money with feng shui money tips

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For health, wealth, & prosperity (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Money is something everyone needs and wants. Besides using hard work, here are some feng shui tips to remember to generate more money. The first thing to remember is that there are financial power spots in your office, living room, bedroom and kitchen. These spots are found in the corner of the back left hand side of the room, when facing in from the doorway. Once you know the financial power spots of the office, you have to keep these areas clutter free. This is because clutter always symbolizes stagnant energy. And this clutter in your power spots will only clog your cash flow. On clearing these spots, you shift these power spots to a higher spot.

According to feng shui things that are broken have to be fixed as things that don’t work indicate that something is wrong in your life. So look for things like switches that don’t work, file drawers that don’t repair or clocks that don’t give the right time. Either remove these things, or repair them so that they work. In place of these non-working things, place symbols of prosperity in your power spots like bowl of coins or a lucky bamboo plant for more prosperity in life. Even pictures of your dream house or car can be placed here as these are effective money symbols that have some special meaning for you.

Tips for more money with feng shui

Color is an important part of feng shui, and in making more money through feng shui. This is why it is advised to accent all money areas in your house with the colors green and purple. Green is the color for vitality and growth while purple is the color for wealth. One feng shui suggestion for this is to place purple and green grapes in a bowl in the wealth area of the kitchen. These grapes can be real or artificial; however if you use real ones and eat them, make sure you replenish the grapes and that the bowl is always more than half full.

Handling money with care is an important part of feng shui. Many people are of the habit of jamming money in wallets or money dips or to keep them crumpled in the pocket. This is not at all a sign of showing respect to money; instead clear your purse and wallet of its clutter and start saving money in them with care. This is because feng shui says that if you start neglecting money, money slowly starts neglecting you. Make it a point to balance your checkbooks and to pay bills punctually and to store your checkbook in attractive purple, black, blue, red or green covers. Place this cover in the back left corner of your desk, its wealth area or in the wealth area of your office.

How to use feng shui for prosperity

Feng shui does not mean only the right placement of things for prosperity, but it also means the development of the right attitude in life. According to feng shui, you can make more wealth once you learn to live generously. This is because money is a type of energy that has to be made to not only into your life, but also to flow through your life. If you don’t have money to share, you can always give your time, appreciation and compassion to others for greater abundance in life. Remember that little drops make a great ocean. So everyday, you have to spend a few minutes in the evenings, thinking of all the good things in life and thus show your gratitude for being lucky to receive all these things.

It is not always getting or having something right that is important; it is learning to focus on the positive side of things in life that is important. The more you learn to notice, appreciate and show gratitude for whatever you receive, the more good things and money, you can expect to come your way. This is because prosperity in life is not always determined by the amount of money you have with yourself. It is also dependant on how you learn to enjoy whatever you have in life. If you realize how rich you are with so many friends and your family, how fortunate that you can laugh, how fortunate you are to breathe in fresh and free air and realize the richness of your spiritual life; you will pretty soon receive material blessings and prosperity in your life.

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Mastersifu, Feng Shui Master. Easy and simple to followed feng shui tips to enhance your living life!

Using Feng Shui to Attract Wealth and Prosperity

Everyone desires wealth and prosperity. This article explains how to use feng shui to attract wealth and prosperity into your life! Learn easy and practical tips improve your wealth and luck!

Feng shui Luopan compass
Feng shui Luopan compass (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Chinese has been using feng shui to attract good luck and good fortune for the thousands of years. In the Orient, no businessmen would start a business without first consulting a feng shui expert. Feng shui can help you maximize your chances of success in your career or in the business that you are running.

One of the easiest feng shui techniques that you can use to activate your wealth luck is through they use of symbols. Ancient Chinese coins have always been regarded as a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Ancient Chinese coins are round with a square hole in the middle. Tie three of these coins together with some red string and tie them to your invoice, order books, or any important financial documents such as your bankbook, to attract wealth luck.

If you have any difficulties finding ancient Chinese coins, the use of modern equivalents will work as well. Some even go as far as tying together eight Chinese coins to make a powerful wealth pendant to attract good fortune and prosperity.

Another way of attracting wealth luck is by using the flow of water around your home and your office. Take note of rivers, lakes, seas, drains, and streams around your home or office. As much as possible, such water features should be in front of the premises. Rivers and lakes behind the premises represent missed opportunities.

If you home or office is facing southeast, southwest, northeast, or northwest, looking out from the front of the main entrance, the flow of water should be from right to left. If your premises face north, south, east, or west, the flow of water should be from left to right.

A great way to attract good fortune through feng shui is to observe the element of your business. In feng shui, it is believed that the universe consists of five elements (fire, water, earth, metal, and wood) and that each profession and industry belongs to a certain element. For example, the restaurant business belongs to the element of fire. So if you run a restaurant business, the auspicious colors are red, yellow, orange, and other fiery colors. The element of wood is also auspicious for the restaurant business as wood strengthens the element of fire. Thus the color green will also be lucky for the business as well.

Businesses belonging to the element of Earth include real estate and property developments. The finance, shipping, and travel industries on the other hand, belong to the element of water. The jewelry business, mining, and the assembly of machineries, are of the metal element. Furniture and farming businesses belong to the wood element.

You can also attract wealth luck by having an auspicious logo design for your business. Using the principles above, select the colors and design of the logo according to the element of your business. If you are in the farming industry, the colors green and blue will be most auspicious. Incorporate these colors and some wood element into the logo for good luck.

Your business premise should never have colors or decorations using elements that clash with the element of the business. For example it is extremely unlucky for a jewelry shop to be painted red because the element of fire (represented by the color red) weakens and destroy the metal element (which is the element of a jewelry business). So one must be very careful when choosing a colors and decorations for your business.

Among all the directions in the feng shui compass, for good fortune and prosperity, the directions to observe are north and southeast. For the advancement of your career, you must activate the northern sector of your house, office, and bedroom. The North is dominated by the water element; so to attract success in your career, strengthen the element of water in the north. This can be done by installing water features such as installing a fountain or an aquarium. Installing a wind chime in the north will also work as the element of metal strengthens the element of water.

In the office, as much as possible, make sure that you are seated in the North sector. Try to sit to with your back against the wall for good support. If that is not possible tried to hang a picture of mountains behind you. This will ensure that you will always have lots of help and support for your career.
For those of running a business, the sector to observe is the southeast. The dominant element of this sector is wood. Make sure to place lots of healthy plants in the southeast area of the premise to strengthen the wood element. The element of water strengthens the element of wood; so placing a water feature in the southeast will also be good feng shui.

One of the favorite feng shui techniques used by Chinese businessmen, is the installation of an aquarium with nine fishes inside. Eight of the fishes should be of a bright color, like red or yellow. The ninth fish should be black in color. Shall any of the fishes die, don’t be alarmed as the fish would have absorbed some bad luck in the process. Replace the dead fish with a new one.

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Feng Shui Symbols to Protect and Enhance Your Marriage

A marriage takes a lot of effort to make work. Some simple Feng Shui can increase the chances of your marriage lasting. This article explains how.

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Wedding rings symbolize marriage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A happy and long lasting marriage so sacred and rare, that we should all be so lucky to be involved in one. The Chinese has been using feng shui symbols to attract relationship luck for hundreds of years. Here are some great feng shui tips to protect and enhance your marriage.

The dragon and the phoenix are extremely auspicious creatures that represent a happy marriage (the dragon representing the husband and the phoenix representing the wife). If you can find an amulet with these two creatures on it, carry it around with you at all times. If not, a small (never too big) picture of the dragon and phoenix in the bedroom will bring luck into the marriage. These celestial creatures are benevolent beings that not only bring happiness into the marriage, but also protect the marriage against malevolent influences.

A pair of mandarin ducks is also most auspicious for a marriage. In the wild, mandarin ducks mate for life, and will only look for a new partner after the old one has died. These are excellent feng shui symbols for a happy marriage. Have a pair of mandarin duck figurines in the living room or bedroom. You must never have more than a pair of mandarin ducks in a room. Having more than one pair symbolize extra-marital affairs.

As we all know the Southwest direction represents your luck in romantic relationships and is dominated by the earth element. Place a crystal figurine of a pink lotus in the southwest to enhance your marriage. The lotus flower is symmetrical from all angles, and is the ultimate symbol for perfection and purity. Placing a crystal lotus in the Southwest will ensure that the marriage will be free of obstacles.

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Great Feng Shui Tips for the Office – Part 2

Feng Shui can help make your office a better place to work. Ascisco Pecunia explains how in part two of this article.

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There are many practical and easy tips that you can use to create excellent feng shui at work. Good feng shui in the office will assist you in getting promotions and improve relationships with your colleagues and bosses. Here are more great feng shui tips that you can use in your office:

1. As much as it is inauspicious to sit with your back directly facing a door, it is also very bad to sit directly facing a door in the office. The door of any room or building is where the Chi or energy flows into the room. To sit directly facing the door is to directly confront the incoming flow of Chi. This is extremely unlucky, as you will be overwhelmed by the flow of chi that will in turn bring bad luck and misfortunes. It is also extremely unlucky to sit at a desk that is directly facing a corridor or walkway.

2. The choice of chairs is also extremely important. Choose ergonomically designed chairs that provide good support for you back. Avoid chairs that are heavily cushioned. Heavily cushioned furniture emits too much Yin (passive) energy that is more suitable for the living room or bedroom.

3. As many of you may be aware of by now, clutter is the #1 cause of bad Chi. Make sure that your work desk is clean and tidy at all times. Avoid accumulation of clutters near your work place.

4. You must also take note of hidden storages at your desk, such as cabinets and drawers. Keeping the top of your desk is good, but it is also important to make sure you do not store too much of unused items in your drawers. The accumulation of such items in your drawers and cabinets will cause the accumulation of stagnant Chi that can harm your prospects for success at work.

5. Many modern offices today have large floor-to-ceiling windows. While they are good because they let in a lot of light into the office, try not to be seated too near such windows. Such large windows let in a huge amount of Yang energy. When your work desk is affected by too much Yang energy, you will constantly feel restless, easily irritated and agitated. If you are seated near such windows, install a window shade to control your exposure to excessive light.

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