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Metal Bells

June 25th, 2009 . by admin

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In different cultures, the bell has different uses and meanings. It can be used as a musical instrument, or as objects used in rites and rituals. The call of the bell can serve to gather people or to summon the mystical. Because of its ability to call upon the supernatural, the bell has become symbolic for cults in various cultures.

A pole or wooden clapper is used to strike the bell in East Asia. Depending on the sound produced in the process when the bell is struck, it may mean good or ominous news. Bell, when pronounced in Mandarin is a favourite for playing word games because it sounds identical to "success" or "to pass a test".
The feng shui element, Metal, is assigned to the bell for its shape, the sound it makes and the material it is made of. In the field of meditation, the bell can also symbolize both clarity and composure.

China Metal Coins

June 17th, 2009 . by admin

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Utilization of metal coins in China has been around since the 7th century BC. In China , coins are believed to deliver good luck, and this is similar to the ideas in several other cultures as well. Ancient coins that originated in China had a squared opening at the central portion. This allowed the energy of the earth (yin) to flow through. As for the energy of the heavens (yang), it is associated with the circular form of the coins.
 
Various symbols and marks are evident on the exterior of unique lucky coins. Nine coins strung on a string symbolize continuous good luck, while a bat signifies "Good luck is directly before your eyes." Good luck coins were usually carried to bring about safety or good luck. In addition, during marital rites, the bride and groom were showered with these coins and the bride had to receive them with her skirt. Messages such as LONGEVITY, PROSPERITY, GREAT RESPECT or MAY YOU AGE IN HARMONY were engraved on these nuptial coins.
 
Coins are good-luck pieces or safety amulets in feng shui too. Many coins, in quantities of three, five or nine, are thread on two red silk ribbons, in which the red color symbolizes happiness. The squared openings at the central portion of the coins allow the ribbons to be made to go through, which are then connected together to create a good luck ribbon. This good luck ribbon is suspended near the doorway to draw good luck and safeguard against danger and disaster.

Create Money Out Of Water

June 11th, 2009 . by admin

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Water in motion signifies life and energy. It alludes to chi energy akin to a magnet and supply energy for life.

Effervescing water in a domestic pond, being a continual supply of moisture for the atmosphere, removes dust particles in the atmosphere and produces ions in the air with important anions. All of these ions contribute to having healthy body and mental wellness.

The water should move smoothly over the stones and should give out a weak effervescing sound.

These are the guidelines for placing an indoor pond together:
1.    Align the stones and plants in areas where the plants will survive.
2.    Use the cycle of five feng shui elements in deciding the shapes, colors and materials.
3.    Make an attempt at achieving desirable yin/yang equilibrium.
The aforementioned implies that the holder for the pond has to be suitably large for forming a water surface with large enough surface area. In fact, stones and plants should be aligned so as to signify a tiger, dragon, phoenix and turtle in feng shui.

The crucial thing is to have clean water and plants that are growing and in good shape. The mechanical components, such as the pump, lamps and filters, have to be functioning efficiently too. It is advised that only water that is filtered with a charcoal filter should be used to cut down on lime and other unpleasant sediments on the stones, plants and the holder of the pond. 

Understanding Ying And Yang

June 6th, 2009 . by admin

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All things around us and impacting our lives consist of opposites. Yin and yang also suggest perfect agreement even though they are in contrast with each other. The archaic tai chi sign illustrates the masculine and feminine in the universe. Yin and yang form a complement to and rely upon each other, though no one thing is either yin or yang in essence. The well known yin/yang symbol consists of a black circle in the white part, conversely, a white circle is found in the black part. This demonstrates their interrelationship, in which if either one is non existent, the other cannot exist as well. There would be no yang if there is no yin. Correspondingly, there is no shadow in the absence of light, and there is no motion if rest is lacking.

In feng shui, the equilibrium between yin and yang leads to social agreement and union between human beings and their surroundings. This has desirable effects on the life and destiny of the individual. All the time, yin and yang are in continual motion, implying transition, in which day turns to night and night turns to day.

A suitable equilibrium between yin and yang leads to desirable feng shui. Excessive yang leads to excessive turmoil and hostile behavior, while excessive yin leads to excessive burden and inflexibility. Consistent efforts and being cognizant of the need to change are necessary to achieve appropriate usage of yin and yang.