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Mirror & Blinds

In a room where they have mirrors, they are supposed to have like blinds too. but, should you keep the blinds open?

The main important consideration is to ask a question: Does the mirror like object face the bed? If yes, where possible this should be avoided. As these are blinds for the window and if they have mirrors, the best suggestion is to use a curtain instead if this is possible. If you keep the blinds open, the main consideration is: is there sufficient privacy afterwards?

Also, she has a hallway where there are two doors across from eachother. they are not directly across from each other. One is a off to the side and not directly across. she is wondering if she should keep the doors open. in general also, what are they rules about keeping doors open?

In traditional Feng Shui practice, two doors should not face each other directly. If the doors do not face each other directly then there is no threat. But if they do, avoid leaving the doors open all the time. The rationale for this is because the two persons occupying each room would tend to `quarrel' with each other after sometime.

Cecil Lee
Center for Feng Shui Research
February 1999

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I have been collecting dragons for many years. I have about 20 of them - mainly ceramic. I am also a dragon in Chinese astrology. Is there any particular place I should have my dragons, or do I have too many?  Also, because I have a very small house, my computer is in my bedroom. Are there any 'cures' for this?

The only thing that Feng Shui Masters advise is to place the dragon at the East wall. It should not " seemed " to be hungry (ie the dragon article you have ) as it will mean that you have problems feeding "yourself".

However, in your case, you can collectilvely place all the dragons at one location. Preferably on the East side of your house and not the West side (yin side).

A dragon can also be used to point at your entrance door `to guard it'. On the other hand, you can use it as an alternative to say a cannon to point at a posion arrow.

Let me illustrate what problem I am currently facing:-

When I first moved to my new house, it is a condominium with a swimming pool. Further away, there is a house with an octagon roof with a flag post on it. It had created a poison arrow to my house.

I countered this by placing a wooden dragon facing this `posion arrow'. The dragon is on top of my display cabinet. It worked.

Unfortuantely, because all the floor tiles that was layed by the builder's sub-contractor was inferior, many house tiles popped up. Ours nearly did so one week ago, we had to move all the furniture into the house and let our contractor re-do the tiles.

I was very hesitant about removing the dragon but no choice as the tiles had to be laid.

True enough, for the last week, since then, the subsidiary of had this spammer forging our domain name. What he did was to use a Canadian dial-up account and sent massive spams thru lots of unprotected UK servers which did not implement anti-spamming and allowed ther network to be used as a relay for sending spams. Worse still this spammer forged our domain and make it seemed as if the mails originate from our servers. We were thus bombarded with tons of mails.

I really wish that the renovation is over and quickly place back the dragon to counter the poision arrow. Now we are defenceless!

Cecil Lee
Center for Feng Shui Research
January 1999

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Boost Study

Question: I'm a student and wish to boost my study and exam luck. Is there a way to activate it?

You can apply the eight house theory and study facing your best direction. On the other hand, make sure that your table is near to good lighting.

Under Traditional Feng Shui, if you can obtain a pagoda or a conical object place it on the top right hand corner of the table.

Question: I understand that it is not advisable to have open shelf but I do have one and I cannot afford to change one. Is there any remedy to it?

This is acceptable as it allows you convenience to browse thru your work. An open shelf is `more' in the situation where it faces your bed rather than the study table. In addition, you can easily "devise" a cloth cover to act as a screen. E.g. a clean sheet of towel or fabric. This will add as a dust protector.

Cecil Lee
Center for Feng Shui Research
January 1999

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I would like to know more about the tortoise which is supposed to improve our fenshui.

Overall, there are two main areas with regards to the tortise:-

1. The Four Symbolic Animals Principle url: Four Symbolic Animals

There is a detailed write-up on the four symbolic animals principle where the princple is very simple, for the tortise, it represents `rock steady' or a `solid backing' or support. The purpose of this principle is that for a home / office etc. there should be a `solid back' and it is inauspicious to have a water course / canal etc.. behind's one house. Artificial `tortise' behind one's house include a brick wall, a fence with creepers/ bushes/ plants or simply planting trees.

Another important concept here is that the Phoenix or bird should be always `in front'. What this means is that a bird should be able to fly freely in an open space. Water is also good at the front (but not stagnant water). Since there is water at the front, nothing can be built over it so the space in-front has a good view. this promotes good Qi. For more information, do go to the above url to read the article.

2. Tortise objects

I am not sure if you have read an earlier article at this url : Click here The title is " The Lo Shu Square : The legend of the Giant Tortise " If you have not read it, do find out more. In fact, the magic square written on the back of the Lo Shu Square is the basis of how both the Flying Star Theory (dynamic considers time dimension) and the Eight House Theory is applied using it.

You can also find torises swimming in Chinese Temples as tortise represent longevity.

But do becareful of rocks with undefined shapes in the garden which may represent `bad influences'. Particulary, if it is shaped with an open mouth aimed at your house.

Similiarly, if one places rock tortises in the garden, do not have them with open mouths unless the open mouths have something in them e.g. a `gem stone' etc. such objects will bring calamity to the people living in the house.

3. Eight Associations or Eight Asspirations or Life Associations.

Under this general theory, the career section is considered to be at the North. If there are no inauspicious Feng Shui stars e.g. under the Flying Star theory, some people place living tortise or teripins at either the North (water element). If there is a `need' to enhance the wood element at South East or East (wood element). An aquarium or tortise is used at these locations. ( Note: Under the 5 elements concept, Water helps to produces Wood). Again, I like to caution that this is a very GENERAL theory of Feng Shui.

Some do not want to rear tortise, so one can also buy paper weights of a tortise and if under the Flying Star Theory, there is a mountain star (the condition is that there must be a solid wall at this location) , one can place a tortise `paperweight' to represent a `mountain'. Remember the 4 symbolic animals theory?

Cecil Lee
Center for Feng Shui Research
March 1999

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