We asked Joey Yap, Feng Shui author and founder of the Mastery Academy of Chinese Metaphysics for some general tips on how to Feng Shui our love lives, and this is what he says.
Of course, if you’re serious about changing the luck in your love life, you’ve got to actually sit down with a Feng Shui master who will map out something more personalised for you, taking into account variables like your ba zi (birth time) and mian xiang (face reading) – more on that later.
Ba zi (birth time) is an ancient system that interprets the hour, day, month and year of your birthdate to help you understand more about your personality treaits and behaviours. You and your partner can use this to help shed light on your strengths and weaknesses, and use this awareness to better your relationship.
NEXT: Judge him by the face →
There’s a saying that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but the Chinese art of mian xiang (face reading) suggests that you can tell a lot about a person from their face alone:
Water person (chubby-shaped face): Someone who’s entrepreneurial and an opportunist.
Metal person (oval-shaped face with broad chin and forehead): Forthright and highly principled.
Wood person (oblong, elongated and thin face): Persistent and always striving for success.
Fire person (triangular-shaped face with defined cheekbones and nose): Polite and motivational.
Earth person (wide face with wide mouth, nose and ears): Trustworthy and diligent.
NEXT: Adjust the direction of your bed →
In feng shui, there’s a belief that we all have our own yan nian direction, which is the optimal direction from where qi (positive energy) can be harnessed. If you’re going through some relationship problems, it’s advisable to adjust the direction of your bed so that your head sleeps pointing in the direction of your yan nian. Consult a feng shui expert about this so you get the direction right!
NEXT: Decorate with flowers →
In Mandarin, “peach blossom luck” refers to your luck in love. Activate this by using water features, or placing a vase with flowers in a strategic place. As for when an how, it’s best to go for a consultation as adding too much of one element can create more trouble for you instead.
NEXT: Check on dates before going on dates →
Date selection is an important part of feng shui. It’s believed that you should commence a certain activity on an appropriate date where conducive energies are present. Generally speaking, you should avoid “bad dates” (which are rather complicated to work out, but you can read more about it here). There are also personal bad dates, so if you really want to know, it’s best to consult a feng shui expert.
NEXT: Check your Ba Zi to understand yourself more →
By Team Joey Yap, from CLEO, December 2017
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