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Lucky Office

August 08, 2008

Use Feng Shui to attract clients, opportunities and profits.

Whether running or working for a business outfit, your most productive hours are spent in the office. To reach your highest potentials, you should be physically and mentally fit, highly-motivated, grounded by experience, with the ability to look at the bigger picture. Practicing good feng shui is an added bonus to usher in positive energy and invite good fortune and wealth into the office.

Find your lucky stars
You can start by computing for the Kua number, which guides you by pointing out your best and worst directions. With this, you can face your desk in the most auspicious directions. It is also wise to use a swivel chair, so that you can utilize all your good directions when making deals, negotiating, or simply finishing paperwork. Place a painting of majestic mountains behind your chair to add support for your position and also your ideas.

The second step is the use of your personal Paht Chee (or Four Pillars of Destiny), to guide you in balancing the elements in your office. The Paht Chee points out the missing element required and what would sustain you. You can tell a great deal about yourself and the forecast of your future by learning to read your birth charts, using your year, month, day and time of birth.

This data is converted into what is referred to as the Eight Characters chart, which in Chinese, is called your "Paht Chee" chart. The primary analysis of the Four Pillars of Destiny uses the basic relationship of the five elements of Metal, water, wood, fire and earth. Armed with this info, you can now introduce materials or symbols to complete the elements in your office.

Apply the Flying Star chart in your house or building. Know your directions by using a compass and follow the nine grid chart. Each grid corresponds to the annual stars that rule energy. This way, you can place enhancers and activate the auspicious corners and cure the unlucky ones. Examples of enhancers are mystic knots, water fountains, sailing ships, images of dragons, toads and phoenix, laughing Buddha with ingots, paintings of running horses and flying birds. Some of the cures are wu lous, six-rod metal wind chimes, blue rhinoceros, three divine guardians and Fu dogs.

Lastly, know your aesthetics. The basics should be observed, like sound structural design, good finishing, proper lighting and sleek interior design. Avoid exposed overhead beams, sharp edges or inverted corners. These represent poison arrows that brings harmful chi. The same goes with open shelves. To correct this, adjustments should be made for such features to become part of the built-in design and lessen its impact. To further balance the yin and yang, integrate all five elements in your office: earth - marble floor; fire - red painting or bright lights; metal - white chrome or gold tone fixtures; wood - panels or ceiling; water - fountain or blue carpets.

Getting your Kua number...
Add the last two digits of your birth year. If the sum is a double digit, add those to get a single digit. Subtract that sum from 10 if you're male; add five if you're female. The final sum is your Kua number. (The sum should be a single digit; if it's a double digit, add them together.)

...And your lucky directions
It helps to know what orientations or locations are our luckiest. World of Feng Shui International's Lillian Too says we have to determine four auspicious spots in any room: whether it's in the home, school or office. Lillian emphasizes that staying in these specific locations can protect us from illness, accidents, robbery, or even bankruptcy.

I suggest, "To enjoy good feng shui at work, you must choose your workspace carefully," and follow the separate guidelines for the east group and the west group people.

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