Feng Shui For Dummies, 2ed

David Daniel Kennedy, Lin Yun

ISBN: 9788126554041

460 pages

INR 699


Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway), which means wind water, is the ancient Chinese study of harmony and energy flow between you and your physical surroundings. Now, Feng Shui For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how you can apply Feng Shui principles to your home (inside and out) and workplace (from window office to cubicle) in order to achieve a better life.



About This Book  

Conventions Used in This Book  

What You're Not to Read  

Foolish Assumptions  

How This Book is Organized  

Part 1: Getting Started: Feng Shui Made Clear  

Part 2: Energizing Your Home's Exterior  

Part 3: Feathering the Nest: Nurturing and Nourishing Indoor Spaces  

Part 4: Going to the Next Level: Using Feng Shui for Life Change  

Part 5: The Part of Tens  

Icons Used in This Book  

Where to Go from Here  


Part 1: Getting Started: Feng Shui Made Clear

Chapter 1: Discovering the World of Feng Shui

  • Demystifying Feng Shui
  • The Meaning of the Term Feng Shui
  • Ancient Chinese Secrets: The Big-Picture View of Feng Shui
  • Unearthing Basic Feng Shui Principles
  • Understanding the Schools of Feng Shui
  • Looking at Feng Shui Factors That You Can Use to Your Advantage
  • Finding Life Solutions with Feng Shui
  • Getting Additional Help


Chapter 2: Mastering the Principles of Feng Shui

  • Chi: The Energy of Feng Shui
  • The Types of Chi
  • The Flows of Chi
  • Cultivating Chi
  • Positioning: Your Place in the Scheme of Things
  • Presenting the Three Life Pillars
  • The Psychology of Feng Shui
  • Basic Pointers for Feng Shui Success


Chapter 3: Unveiling the Secrets of the Octagon

  • Discovering the Magic of the Octagon
  • Orienting the Octagon
  • Troubleshooting Octagon Placement
  • Changing Your Life with the Octagon


Chapter 4: Picking Up Your Feng Shui Tools

  • So What is a Feng Shui Cure?
  • Using the Three Phases of Your Cures
  • Opening the Feng Shui Toolbox: Creating Your Cures
  • Making Minor Additions to Bring about Major Changes


Chapter 5: Harnessing the Energies of the Five Elements

  • The Energies of the Five Elements
  • Placing the Five Elements in Your Environment According to the Octagon
  • The Cycles of the Five Elements
  • Using the Five Elements in Different Cure Methods
  • Applying Five Elements Cures for Life Change


Chapter 6: Tapping the Inner Power of Feng Shui

  • Introducing the Outer and Inner Aspects of Feng Shui  
  • Discovering the Magic of Intention
  • Applying the Power of Intention to Cures
  • Revealing the Secrets of the Three Secrets Reinforcement
  • Frequently Asked Questions about the Three Secrets Reinforcement


Part 2: Energizing Your Home's Exterior

Chapter 7: Harnessing Nature's Power to Enhance Your Outdoor Spaces

  • Looking around the Neighborhood
  • Investigating and Curing Potential Nearby Negatives
  • Eliminating Home and Lot Problems
  • Sitting Pretty: Ideal and Not-So-Ideal Home Positioning
  • Enlivening Your Lot with Healthy Trees and Plants
  • Using Color to Empower the Life Areas of Your Property
  • Engaging the Power of Water
  • Positioning Outbuildings


Chapter 8: Making the Most of Your Lot and Home Shape

  • Discovering What Shapes Mean to You
  • Enjoying Balance: The Positive Effects of Symmetrical Shapes
  • Defining Projections and Missing Areas
  • Locating Projections and Missing Areas
  • Enhancing the Benefits of Projections
  • Curing Missing Areas
  • Fixing Irregular Home and Lot Shapes


Chapter 9: Open Sesame! Creating a Welcoming Entry

  • Recognizing the Importance of the Front Door and Foyer
  • Dealing with Driveway Issues
  • Clearing the Way to the Front Door for Natural Chi
  • Making the Most of the Mouth of Chi
  • Moving On In: Mastering Interior Entryway Problems and Solutions
  • Being Aware of Continual First Impressions


Part 3: Feathering the Nest: Nurturing and Nourishing Indoor Spaces

Chapter 10: Reinventing Your Home's Layout

  • Looking at Your Home: Front and Back
  • Finding the Center of Your Home
  • Addressing Neighboring Rooms
  • Curing Opposing Doors


Chapter 11: Maximizing Results in the Bedroom

  • Putting Your Bed in the Commanding Position with Four Important Principles
  • Exploring Additional Bed Positioning Secrets
  • Recognizing the Critical Importance of a Good Bed
  • Improving the Power of Your Bed
  • Placing Your Master Bedroom in a Powerful Position
  • Considering Your Bedroom's Shape and Layout
  • Enlivening the Entryway into the Bedroom
  • Remembering the Purpose of the Bedroom


Chapter 12: Now You're Cookin': Feng Shui for Your Kitchen

  • Understanding the Energy of Food
  • Maximizing Kitchen Location, Layout, and Stove Placement
  • Looking at the Stove: Your Home's Energy Generator
  • Solving Miscellaneous Kitchen Problems


Chapter 13: Home is Where the "Shui" is: Enhancing Your Family Areas

  • The Living Room, Family Room, and Den
  • The Dining Room
  • Kids' Bedrooms
  • The Bathroom
  • The Garage
  • The Basement
  • Utility Rooms


Chapter 14: Sprucing Up the Bits and Pieces

  • Doors and Doorways
  • Windows: The Eyes of Your Home
  • Angled Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Beams
  • Hallways: A Home's Main Energy Arteries
  • Stairs
  • Pillars, Columns, and Posts
  • Fireplaces


Chapter 15: Power-Boosting Your Home's Energy

  • Lighting Up Your Life to See Positive Results
  • Adding Life with a Splash of Color
  • Keeping Things Shipshape and in Working Order


Chapter 16: Improving Your Apartment with Feng Shui

  • Addressing the Common Fate Principle
  • Examining Your Building's Structure
  • Optimizing Your Living Space
  • Delving into Details That Make a Big Difference


Chapter 17: Using Feng Shui in Your Office to Enhance Your Career 

  • Using the Feng Shui Octagon and the Five Elements in Your Office
  • Working with Your Office Layout and Floor Plan
  • Putting Yourself in the Commanding Position at Work
  • Making Sure You Have a High-Quality Desk


Part 4: Going to the Next Level: Using Feng Shui for Life Change

Chapter 18: Hitting the Ground Running: Your Fabulous Feng Shui Action Plan

  • Avoiding the Road to Confusionville
  • Gathering the Information You Need for Success
  • Honoring the Importance of Focus
  • Addressing the Three Life Pillars
  • Analyzing the Energy of Your Lot and Home


Chapter 19: Taking Care of the Big Three: Your Money, Honey, and Health

  • Generating Cash Flow
  • Putting Pizazz Back into Your Partnership
  • Maximizing Health and Vitality
  • Enhancing Wealth, Relationships, and Health All at Once


Chapter 20: Looking Before You Leap: Selecting Your Next Home with Feng Shui

  • Understanding How Feng Shui Can Help You during the Home-Selection Process
  • Starting Off the Feng Shui Home-Selection Process on the Right Foot
  • Evaluating a Home's Feng Shui Features
  • Assessing and Addressing Predecessor Energies


Chapter 21: Creating New Energy with Feng Shui Blessing Ceremonies

  • Dealing with Unseen Occupants in Your Home
  • The Advantages of Feng Shui Blessing Ceremonies
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Feng Shui Blessing Ceremonies
  • Tips for Performing Feng Shui Blessing Ceremonies
  • Out with the Old, In with the New: The Rice Blessing
  • The Citrus Water Blessing


Chapter 22: Unleashing the Genie: Personal Feng Shui Empowerment

  • Putting Bad Luck to Bed
  • Getting Personal with Feng Shui
  • Letting the Sun Shine In
  • Feeling Clean, Clear, and Refreshed with Meditations


Part 5: The Part of Tens

Chapter 23: Ten Principles for Success with Your Feng Shui

  • Retain Your Energy
  • Pay Attention to Life's Feedback
  • Follow Your Intuition and Act with Urgency
  • Fine-Tune Your Feng Shui
  • Keep on Keeping On
  • Work on the Mundane as Well
  • Continue to Increase Your Knowledge
  • Keep the Faith
  • Enlarge the Team
  • Employ Special Timing for Stronger Cures


Chapter 24: Ten Tips for Finding the Right Consultant and Sticking with the Plan

  • Gauge Your Commitment Level
  • Set a Working Budget
  • Nail Down Your Intentions
  • Find a Real (Professional) Consultant
  • Discover What's Involved in a Consultation
  • Make Sure the Vibe is Right
  • Get Specific Action Items
  • Just Do it -- All of It!
  • Track Your Cures and Keep Your Eyes Peeled: Change is A-Comin'
  • Document Your Life Changes


Chapter 25: Ten Tips for Selling a Home with the Help of Feng Shui

  • First Things First: Taking Care of Business
  • Activating Your Helpful People and Money Energies
  • Enter Buyer, Stage Right
  • Sending Out Your Message with Sound
  • Enhancing the Visibility of Your Entrance
  • Removing Obstacles from Your Entryway
  • Letting the Good Times Flow with Fountains
  • Cleaning Like Your Sale Depends on it -- 'Cause it Does
  • Start Moving Now
  • A Little Birdie Told Me: The Birdseed Cure


Chapter 26: Ten Unique Calligraphies to Bless Your Life


Appendix: Feng Shui Resources



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