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Feng Shui: 9 Basic Cures

Feng Shui: 9 Basic Cures

Use your intuition, and if you feel as if there is a place in your home that feels out of balance or needs the flow of energy modified, then feng shui provides what are termed the Nine Basic Cures or energy corrections that can be applied to your home.

The Nine Basic Cures generate, anchor, deflect and absorb chi (energy). Most of the cures use some form of energy, be it light, sound, wind, water or combinations of these energies. This list of nine really got us thinking!

1. Bright Objects
a) crystals
b) mirrors
c) lights

2. Sounds
a) wind chimes
b) bells

3. Living Objects
a) plants
b) fish bowls
c) flowers
d) birds, hamsters, iguanas, etc.

4. Moving Objects
a) mobiles
b) fountains
c) windmills

5. Heavy Objects
a) stones
b) statues
c) large potted plants

6. Electrical Objects
a) stereos (the type of music played is crucial for the feng shui correction; you might reconsider heavy metal, for example?)
b) fans

7. Symbolic Objects
a) musical instruments
b) items you love
c) handmade crafts

8. Colors
a) red is a strong chi-generator
b) see How Color Feels in the Home and What Color Does Your Home Need?.

9. Others
This cure opens the door for the lateral and symbolic applications of these principles in ways that are appropriate to your lifestyle, culture and décor.

a) careful selection of posters or art work
b) symbolic images

Read more: Crafts & Design, Feng Shui & Organizing, Green Home Decor

Adapted from The Feng Shui Companion, by George Birdsall (Inner Traditions, 1997). Copyright (c) 1997 by George Birdsall. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from The Feng Shui Companion, by George Birdsall (Inner Traditions, 1997).

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11:27AM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

Thank you, I will keep this in mind.

5:37AM PST on Nov 14, 2012

Thank you very interesting .

3:24AM PDT on Oct 16, 2012

Thank you :)

6:11AM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

Good ideas.thanks.

11:44PM PDT on Sep 20, 2012


10:48AM PDT on Sep 14, 2012

Interesting, thanks

3:01PM PDT on Sep 6, 2012

Thanks for sharing :-)

1:08AM PDT on Aug 18, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

4:30PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012


1:50PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Thanks! i do actually have/use all of these chi energy boosters in my house!
(do listen to all kinds of music though....)

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