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Member Name: NikkiH
Date: 24/06/01, updated on 24/06/01 (56 review reads)
Advantages: Increased revenue for shops
Disadvantages: cost me money, did not work
Feng Shui seemed to be the in vogue word last year, and I fought against jumping on that particular bandwagon, however I have to admit I did recently succumb. One of my colleagues at work is very "into" Feng Shui, and after much persuasion I decided to give it a go, and see if it would bring any improvements to my life. A lot of FTSE 100 companies have been adopting the technique in the offices in order to make the best use of the positive energy forces, and they are hardly likely to waste vast amounts of money on an unproven theory...or are they??
My friend decided to concentrate on a few areas of my life in order to maximise the Feng Shui.
Firstly, my love life. As most parents of young babies will know, your love life tends to take a very back seat. My husband and I both work long shifts, and rarely see each other, and then when we do, we are so exhausted we hug our sides of the bed and nothing more.
My friend explained that generally when the love life needs improvement, you have to energise the southwest corner of your home. Right.....and where would that be??? However, she prefers a more personalised approach, and introduced me to the kua formula. In order to find the formula for you, you have to discover your kua number.
Add the last 2 digits of your Chinese year of birth based on the lunar calendar. If the sum is higher than 10, reduce to a single digit. For men, deduct this number from 10. For women, add this number to 5. If you get a 2 digit number, keep adding until you reduce it to a single digit. The result is your Kua Number.
e.g. birth year 1986, 8 + 6 = 14, then 1 + 4 = 5. For males 10 - 5 = 5 (kua). For females, 5 + 5 = 10, then 1 + 0 = 1 (kua).
You get that?? Read it slowly if not. I promise it is easy to do.
Once you know your kua number, you refer to a table to discover where your personal love mansion, also known as nien yen is located.
My year of birth is 1974,
so 7+4=11, then 1+1=2, and added to 5 makes 7. This makes nien yen in the northeast.
Now I had my kua number, and nien yen direction, my friend told me to concentrate on my sitting room as well as my bedroom, but to avoid water and plants in my bedroom. My kua number told me to focus on the northeast, (which I did with some help from my husband), and I was told to display a cluster of medium quartz crystals, a crystal tree, 8 solid crystal balls, a pair of puffed crystal hearts or a pair of crystal mandarin ducks, and also to use scented candles.
Like the gullible fool that I am I bought a crystal tree at my local shopping centre, and indeed it increased prosperity....of the shopkeeper!! Then I waited...and waited...and needless to say I am still waiting. My husband is even claiming that he could have the marriage annulled due to the lack of activity of the last year!
I have to say I have only had my suspicions confirmed that this is another fad which will cost me money because I was desperate enough to give it a go.