The Family Pet and Feng Shui.
Pets “lift the Chi” in the home, bringing good Feng Shui with their warmth and energy They bring Yin and Yang energy with their vibrancy even when you are not home.However, while it’s nice to have a pet, the first priority must always be the pet’s health, safety, and care. Pets in poor condition are very bad Feng Shui and this applies to all pets………dogs/cats/fish/birds/rabbits…….etc.
Every time you cuddle or play with your pet, you add positive energy to your life. Aged care and nursing homes are aware of this inter connection so they invite animals to visit with the residents. These happy and healthy animal friends carry this delightful positive Chi with them.
Both cats and dogs know where the positive and negative energy areas in your home are located. A cat will absorb the negative energy to keep it away from people and dogs recycle it, send it out as positive energy. So keep an eye on your pets and learn from them.If your pets are allowed to roam free in your home , your cats by nature will go to the most negative parts of your home ….where there are electrical devices………..and dogs to the most positive.
When you have pets, maintaining a balance of harmony is very important. One Feng Shui rule is that pets should not sleep on a couple’s bed,if they sleep in the room it should be in their own beds on the floor.Sleeping on the couple bed is disrupted to the couple’s energy . Visitors should not be afraid to enter your home in fear of your dog…this fear creates too much Yin and the home energy will be dragging and motivation low as the dog rules. When pets are given full reign of the house the animal now comes first, so beware as the pet will scare away any potential friendships/love relationships. You must re-established your authority with this pet so that the home is allowed to draw people or a new love interest in, especially if you are single and hoping for a relationship.
Cats, are yin animals and in Feng Shui bring financial luck . If you only have cats, offset their yin energy by keeping lights on and music playing to keep your home active and energetic when you are not home.
Dogs are Yang animals and belong to the element earth. Could be why dogs love the beach!! Choose brown or yellow bedding for them.. red is also a good colour .
Many masters believe that keeping birds in cages is not good Feng Shui They believe that birds are born free they should be allowed to fly free. Birds do increase the chi of of your environment and some consultants do believe as long as you do not confirm these beautiful creatures to small cages and allow them to fly free on occasion in your home play and interact with family ,their chippings will bring good chi to your home.
The Five elements in Feng Shui are ,water, wood, fire, earth and metal and all these are usually found in fish tanks , so having an aquarium in the home will certainly enhance your wealth luck with yang energy generated by the constant swimming of the fish The most important rule is to keep the aquarium clean,as dirty water and unhealthy fish will attract bad chi and cause a lack of success and health problems..The best placement of your fish tank is in the south east,or in the north sectors and always to the left of the front door( as you face it from the inside) never in the bedroom, kitchen or center of the home.To activate positive Feng Shui keep nine fish,eight gold and one black.The black is to absorb the bad luck.
So it’s good Feng Shui to have pets,but keeping them healthy ,fed and clean is vital to their happiness and to yours. I have the privilege of knowing two ladies who have devoted years to the welfare of cats and dogs,one a dear friend, Trish ,who lives in Sydney and the other Dawn who lives in Malaysia.Both these women are to be commended for the work they do for countless cats and dogs,who are abandoned and neglected and in need of loving homes. Whenever you save animals who are in need of shelter you get good Karma .
A big thank-you to all the “furry children” ,Louie, Diesel, Bella, Rocky, Charlie and Su Lin who helped enhance my article .They are all dearly loved.
Love your pets.
“Your article on dogs is so true, having my two shih tzus with me now has been absolutely wonderful as we love them dearly” Wendy
“Beautiful article Cathy. “ Patricia