By S.BS. Surendran
Dimensions, ratios and measurements play a key role in activating the good Vaastu or Fengshui of any building or plot. The school of Vaastu and Fengshui rely more on dimensions which confirm to what is referred to as “golden ratio”. The master builders of the past understood the value and significance of the Golden Ratio and applied it to such structures as the Great Pyramid at Giza and the Parthenon. The Great Pyramid at Giza is composed of Golden triangles. When the square base of the pyramid is halved and a vertical line drawn up the center, the slanted height forms a triangle that measures to the value of mathematical symbol Phi and the vertical height equals to the square root of Phi. Of course one does not need to understand mathematics in order to appreciate and recognize how beautiful this structure is.
In the modern times one of the classic examples of the application of the Golden Ratio is The United Nations Building. The building’s width when compared to its height reveals that every ten floors create a perfect Golden Ratio.
The Golden Ratio in architecture can help you find additional ways to enhance and create better Feng Shui designs and in turn improve prosperity and finances.
One of the important areas in a home where we can adapt Feng Shui to bring in new, unexpected luck, harmony and financial improvement is the bedroom. While the aesthetic elements are the first things generally noticed in a bedroom, the most important feature is truly the position of the bed. The key to success in both finance and career is to increase the amount of positive energy in your life. This can only be accomplished if your bed is stable, supported by a strong headboard that protects your chi as you sleep and faced away from the door.
Ensuring that the bedroom and the undersurface of the bed is clutter free is equally important. The placement of items, the colors and even the materials of certain items can make an enormous difference on the state of your life’s affairs.
Fengshui attributes several specific elements to financial prosperity and accumulation of wealth. Colors like red, purple and gold are heavily associated with wealth. As these colors are dramatic and deep, it should not be used in abundance instead, one could use them as creative accent pieces in the bedroom. Lampshades, candles and small trinkets are excellent items to bring in these colors as a decor which in turn activates the Fengshui.
Water has a powerful connection to career growth in Feng Shui. Although its presence in the bedroom is generally a Fengshui taboo you could. Place a small table fountain or an elegant piece of artwork depicting flowing water elsewhere in the home, but surely not in the bedroom.
Mirrors are equally beneficial as they relate to upward career movement in Feng Shui, but ensure that they do not directly face the bed and should never be placed on the ceiling.
In addition to red purple and gold, the color Yellow is considered auspicious too. It is a stimulating color that easily keeps your brain focused, while green is exceptionally calming. Hence having a balance of colors and the right Fengshui activation can aid your ability to move up the career and also accumulate wealth.
S.BS. Surendran is an accredited master feng shui consultant, traditional vaastu practitioner and bio-energetician based in Bangalore, India. He can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org