As its Halloween, “trick or treat” is a common phrase heard today with children offering this choice to friends and neighbours. Dressed in fiendish costumes, kids will threaten to perform dastardly deeds if not recompensed by a suitable amount of bling, baubles or sweet things. As Feng Shui only brings out the best in people, we will now offer you, so to speak, something sweet.
Did you know that when we view today's Wood Ox in terms of flavours, wood is sour and sweet refers to the Ox’s earth element? Ask anyone with either a wood or earth day stem in their Chinese astrology horoscope and they will confirm their preference for sweet or sour flavours, especially if they were born in season; spring for wood and summer for earth people.
Understanding people’s energy is part of Feng Shui and allows consultants to recommend enhancements to create a perfect nurturing environment in any home or office. This doesn’t mean you must take a cheese and onion sandwich home with you though because colour, shape and most importantly position, all correspond to elements and are applied instead.
Using today's Wood Ox zodiac sign as an example in five-element analysis, wood actually controls earth and creates a qi blockage that restricts self-expression. With emotions constantly kept in check, this may in severe cases result in stomach issues.
Wood Ox qi is balanced by incorporating metal and water elements with colours such as grey, white or metallic, and black and dark blue respectively. Alternatively, we can install round, flowing shapes in furniture and fittings. Even spending time in the north or west parts of a home or office also works, as does carrying out certain activities and vocations. Of course, a home and office also has its own type of energy, and when we analyse and balance both people and building, we create a perfect atmosphere. Perhaps, you can see why Feng Shui is so popular?
The above cures and recommendations mainly refer to those with a Wood Ox in the day pillar of their Chinese horoscope. See if this is you with our free Chinese horoscope. Regardless of which zodiac signs you have, we have a dedicated Wood Ox web page that explains how your sign will fare today.
The Tong Shu or Chinese almanac recommends only meditation or honouring ancestors, barbecuing, or fixing walls and smoothing paths as the only suitable activities. It advises against buying a boat or opening a water course today.
We will return tomorrow on a Fire Tiger day. Until then, enjoy now!
Finn & Slim Shooey