Feng Shui need not be ornate nor involve Asian-style decoration if that is not your aesthetic. But yes, it does align with the old-style Puritan dictate of cleanliness being next to godliness.
Tim Ferriss has a new podcast up with Marie Kondo – the Japanese and Libra tidying maven.
I love her latest quote: “tidying orders the mind while cleaning purifies it.”
And as someone with Mars in Virgo, I fell avidly upon her work the moment I discovered it. Kondo is Mars in Capricorn, boosted by Jupiter. I had already been converted years ago by the excellent Karen Kingston Clear Your Clutter book. Kondo just took it to a new level of hyper-Zen.
Feng Shui Is Beyond Simple Decluttering Or Tidiness
Is it worth worrying about having a dazzling, clutter-free cutlery drawer or gleaming laundry shelves with zero grunge when some of the news and media flow is beginning to resemble a J.G. Ballard dystopian novel? Or your schedule is so insane that it is only do-able if you clone yourself?
Well, yes. It is an environment within your control, the energy of which you can uplift at Warp Speed. With just a duster and an industrial-strength garbage bag – no wands or fussy rituals required.
Add in some witchy-goo-goo measures like a line of salt across the threshold or essential oils that you can mop the floor with and voila – House Witched.
You Can’t Fuq With Your Feng Shui If There Is Clutter In Place
Feng Shui is a whole other level again. I don’t like the basic Ba Gua method – where there are different sectors of the house according to a predetermined map. I love so-called Flying Star Feng Shui which is complex, super-esoteric and highly effective. It actually works off the planets – albeit with Chinese names – and has to be done individually for each house, like a birth chart.
Feng Shui is one of the swiftest to manifest magical things that you can do. It is based on the Five Element Cycle and ancient Chinese astrology. See it like acupuncture, only applied to your living or working areas.
But you can’t fuq around with Feng Shui if you’ve got drawers full of clutter and stuck domestic energy. It would be like going to get acupuncture in dirty clothes, without having showered. Or taking high-vibe herbal tonics/medicine if your gut was so out of whack you could not absorb any of it.
Listen to my Housewitchery Rant to get more inspo on this!
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