Should you reuse or discard the annual feng shui cures for your home?
Reading Part 1: What To Do with Your Annual Cures
Part 3: How To Energize Your Cures
If you are an avid follower of feng shui, you are certainly familiar with the annual feng shui updates. Tracing the movement of good and bad feng shui energies, the Classical feng shui school called the Flying Star recommends every new year a specific placement of feng shui cures in one’s space in order to avoid the potentially negative energy and to strengthen the positive one. The feng shui stars, or energies, follow a certain pattern of movement that is calculated based on the ancient Lo Shu Square, and cures are placed on or before Chinese New Year (Lunar, not Solar).
What do you do with your existing annual feng shui cures, though, when it is time to apply the new year updates? Do you discard your feng shui cures and buy new ones, or do you reuse them? Let’s explore this in more detail. There are many popular annual feng shui cures, and it is important to distinguish between the cures that are placed to increase and stabilize the positive and auspicious energy, and the cures that are there to protect and neutralize the negative energy.
It goes without saying that the annual feng shui cures that are placed for protection will accumulate a lot of negative energy, while the cures that are placed to strengthen and anchor the auspicious energy will mostly still emit positive energy. Before deciding what should you do with your annual feng shui cures, divide them into “protectors” and “enhancers”. Many cures fit into both categories, so your decision can be based on how a specific annual or monthly feng shui cure was used last year.
PROTECTORS. These are the feng shui cures that you used in the challenging areas of your home or office bagua. Some of the most popular annual cures that go into the “protectors” category are the Salt Water cure, the Pi Yao/Pi Xiu, the Fu Dogs, the Blue Rhinoceros, the Chi Lin, and the 6 rod metal wind chimes.
ENHANCERS. These feng shui cures are placed in the bagua areas of your home or office that host the auspicious stars. The most popular positive energy enhancers are crystals and crystal Money Trees, the Laughing Buddha, Chinese coins, the Lucky Bamboo, a variety of fountains, the Money Frog, etc.
BOTH FUNCTIONS. Many feng shui cures — such as the Medicine Buddha, the Wu Lou, the Dzi beads, Kwan Yin, the Dragon, the Elephant, 3, 6 or 9 Chinese coins, various crystals and stones can be used in both challenging, as well as auspicious areas of your home.
Your decision to reuse or discard an existing feng shui cure will depend on the following two factors: (1) how a specific cure was used throughout the year and (2) the material that your feng shui cure is made of. If your cure is made of durable, good quality material such as various crystals and stones, brass, high quality glass or polished wood, in most cases you will not discard it but rather cleanse it thoroughly, then activate it.
By the same token, if you used a feng shui cure that is made from low quality material (plastic, resin, etc) you will be better off discarding it and buying a new one. There is only one very popular annual cure that is never reused — the Salt Water cure. Often this cure is changed several times during the year; which happens if the salt water cure absorbs too much negative energy and looks like it cannot do its job anymore.
You will also discard a feng shui cure if it has broken parts, of course. In rare cases a crystal will absorb an overwhelming amount of negative energy that will not be released during regular crystal cleansing. In this case, it is always best to burry the crystal back into the earth (or give it to a natural body of water). The “protector” feng shui cures are the ones that need most cleansing (if made of good materials) or even discarding (when made of low quality materials).
To sum it up, there are two ways to go with the annual feng shui cures: (1) reuse them , after cleansing and energizing and (2) let them go/discard them. As we already looked into feng shui cures that are best to discard, let’s see now how you can cleanse and energize an existing cure in order to be reused as an annual feng shui cure.