Feng Shui Tips for Power

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The year of the Fire Monkey began on February 4th, 2016. The energies of this year are strong and can be unsettling because of its untamed nature.

Although the Monkey is intelligent, it is a mischievous animal. Symbolizing playfulness and humor and heightened by fire energy in 2016, this trickster is off to creating havoc in our lives. Tomatoes, if your life has taken unexpected twists and turns for the first 6 months of this year you may want to tame this animal with some simple Feng Shui adjustments.

Since water energy is on the opposite side of the Lo Pan Compass, adding water to the upcoming months will put out some of this fire and calm it down. Too much water will put the fire out, so be sure to use it in moderation especially if you are in the middle of a life changing business deal, relocation or romance. Another option is to fight fire with fire by putting yourself in a powerful position. Here are some Feng Shui tips on how you can get that monkey in control!

Feng Shui Tips for Power

Place a fountain near the entrance of your home or office. A water fountain or waterfall represents abundance in every area of your life. Let this energetic flow of water, bring health, happiness, great relationships and prosperity to your door step.

Make sure all in your space is in operational. Fix everything that is broken, especially any plumbing that may have leaks. This could be symptomatic of your funds slipping away. Also keep your drains closed and toilet seats down. If you are having financial worries-you may want to put full length mirrors on the outside of your bathroom doors. Exceptions are when the mirror would be facing your front door or your bed. These are inauspicious locations for a mirror.

Create an unencumbered “Ming Tang.” the Ming Tang is the entrance to your office and home. Chi (energy) flows into spaces through doors and windows. Clutter in these areas blocks the life force from entering. Clear the clutter for more opportunities and better health. There should be nothing behind your door-this represents unnecessary burdens. If you have hooks behind your door for hanging outerwear, umbrellas or towels remove them. The Fire Monkey has enough tricks up its sleeve!

Feng Shui Tips for Power

Locate your bed in the position of authority. When you sleep in a place of power you can see the entrance to your room while you’re lying in bed. With this view you can always see if anyone is approaching your room, which makes you less stressed and feeling in control. Lack-luster love life so far this year? Place red, apricot or pink fresh flowers in your room. Change the water and trim the stems every day and dispose of them on the first signs of the wilting or dying.

Boost your career with a better desk position. The year of the Fire Monkey brings many business opportunities but it is difficult to recognize them since the monkey energy can distract you with its pranks and shenanigans.  Position your desk facing the door but not in line with the door. If you cannot position the desk to face the door direction be sure to have a small mirror by your desk so you can see anyone who enters.

Tomatoes, these adjustments and tips will help you to bring in more opportunities and win more often in the year of the Fire Monkey! Let me know how it goes!



  • Debra Duneier is the Founder and President of EcoChi, LLC, a Feng Shui Master Practitioner, an accredited LEED® Green Associate and Certified Eco-Designer. Debra is the creator of the EcoChi® system of design and the award winning author of EcoChi: Designing the Human Experience, released September, 17th 2011. Her training, background and perspective have made her a resource on topics including: Feng Shui, Green Design and Sustainability and Wellness, for media outlets including Martha Stewart Radio, Brokers Weekly, Social Life Magazine, Barons.com, CNBC, MSNBC, NBC, Sierra Club, The Huffington Post and the Associated Press. In addition to her EcoChi design consulting business, Debra is a keynote speaker and also runs workshops and seminars for a variety of corporations and trade organizations. She finds grounding in nature, friends and family in her North Fork, Long Island home in New York. Visit Debbie at: www.ecochi.com/ or debra@ecochi.com

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