Monthly Archives: January 2013

Who Could Use a Little Luck?

We could all use a little luck, right? Good luck, that is. So why not create your own?

Dragons

I got these little dragons for Christmas. I had been wanting to get some ever since I began learning about Feng Shui.  Dragons are powerful and magical symbols that represent success, wealth, prosperity, power, good luck in love, and spiritual growth.

Dragon feng shui symbolizes masculine or “yang” energy that promotes personal power and creativity. And as a writer, I am all about creativity! Placing a dragon figure or picture in a room will activate the Chi (universal energy) of the room. The goal of feng shui is to attract, direct and nourish the Chi flow inside your home in a way that supports a good flow of Chi inside your body.

A dragon in any area of your house or workplace will bring good luck, but you can maximize it’s effectiveness by placing it in a specific location. An ideal spot would be in the Career Area of your home’s Bagua. The “bagua” is simply a grid that divides your home into different areas, like this:

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This year, the Northeast bagua area of your home is hosting a very auspicious feng shui star. There is the potential of excellent feng shui energy here that can attract luck and prosperity.
Another good place to put a dragon is facing your best/lucky directions. You can find out your lucky directions by first calculating your Kua number.

However, be careful not to place dragons in zones with low energy levels like closets, bathrooms, storage areas or the garage.

It is best to place your feng shui dragon:

  • in an open space
  • at eye level
  • facing towards the house to bring in the energy of wealth
  • in your living room or dining room but not in your bedroom, since that very same yang energy will not allow you to rest peacefully.

Since dragons are such powerful symbols, you don’t need a lot of them. It’s best to only have  a few in your house or place of business (five or less).

Here’s where I put my dragons:

Good Luck Dragons

Anyone else have any  tips for bringing good luck?

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Liebster Award

Thank you, Malkire, for nominating me for the

LIEBSTER AWARD

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 Here are 11 random facts about me:

  1.  I am 5’4″ (don’t tell the DMV, they think I’m 5’5″)
  2. I am an Aries, through and through
  3. My middle name is Sue
  4. When I was little, I wanted to be a teacher
  5. My favorite band is The Pretenders 
  6. My favorite tea is Rooibos
  7. When I was 15, I met Grace Kelly (and Princess Stephanie and Prince Albert) at their apartment in Paris
  8. I can cuss in 5 languages
  9. I love palm trees
  10. I secretly want a tattoo, of a palm tree
  11. I believe in reincarnation

Here are my answers to Malkire’s questions:

  1. If you could give any gift, what would it be and to whom would you give it? Happiness, to my children
  2. What is your favorite family tradition? We don’t have any
  3. If money were no option what would you do with your life? I would help people truly in need, anonymously
  4. What is the lastest book you have read? Any good? I read the manuscript of my critique partner and it was fabulous. When it comes out I will put the title here!
  5. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? I would be taller
  6. What is your favorite personal quality? My sense of humor
  7. If you could meet one person alive or dead who would it be? Audrey Hepburn

    Screenshot of Audrey Hepburn from the film Charade

    Screenshot of Audrey Hepburn from the film Charade (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  8. If you were going to die in one week what would you do? I would try to see everyone that is important to me one last time
  9. What food wouldn’t you try? Durian
  10. If any song could play when you entered a room which would it be? Unbelieveable
  11. What are you afraid of? Snakes

My questions for my nominees:

  1. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
  2. What is your favorite song?
  3. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  4. Who would you pick to play your part in a movie about you?
  5. What is your favorite food?
  6. What is at the top of your “Bucket List?”
  7. Are you a “why” or  a “why not” kind of person?
  8. What was the last thing that made you cry?
  9. Who knows you the best?
  10. Do you believe in reincarnation?
  11. What food do you think should be banned from the universe?

Now it’s your turn! Here’s what you do:

1. Add the award icon to your blog!

2. Link to your nominator to say thank you.

3. Each blogger should post 11 facts about themselves.

4. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you  & create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Choose 11 up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers, go to their blog, and tell them about the award.

And the nominees are: 

Connected Scribbles

Searching for the Toxic Baby

Conjugating Irregular Verbs

Tales of Dragons, Rabbits and Roosters

Praying to Darwin

A Thought Grows

The Cat Lady Sings

Left of Plumb

Rich Amooi

Lynsie Buchanan

thirsty richmond

Disclaimer: It took me over a month to get this post written and my nominees down. And now that I think about it, I totally messed up with linking to my previous “One Lovely Blog” award. So if you are nominated here please go visit this post to see if you were also nominated there. I know. But the awards will look so pretty on your website. 🙂

XO and Namaste

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