“Does Feng Shui have anything to do with animals?” Brad R. asked at a recent lecture I did at The Ohio State University. You’re asking if there is such a thing as equestrian, avian, bovine, canine, feline, etc., Feng Shui?
Some chuckled at the concept, and the answer is yes. My clients don’t laugh because they know energy affects everything. Animals, like humans, are affected by their environment. When it’s a supportive and nurturing environment, they thrive. When it isn’t, they struggle. A case in point are horses I worked with in Arizona. One was stubborn, difficult to train, and aggressive with other horses. We Feng Shui’d the barn to evaluate energies that we were working with and against. After correcting challenging energy, we:
- Moved horses into different stalls according to the barn’s and their good directions
- Changed their feed bags so the horses had good directions behind them
- I recommended that when the owners showed the horses, they use their (and the horse’s) good directions, and decorate the horses with their good energy colors.
The owners called to report the ornery horse turned into a dream champion (behavior improved and was winning).
Think about your home. If you have a cage-trained animal that spends most of its time in bad energy, the animal may experience illness or behavior problems. Another case in point is a Rottweiler dog that had aggressive tendencies. I determined the dog slept near strong electromagnetic (EMF) energy. We moved his bed to a location with a safe range of EMF and his owner said the dog seemed like a different dog (improved personality and behavior). So yes, Brad, Feng Shui can hinder or help animals.
When it comes to fish tanks, moving water is a powerful source. If the tank is in an area where water won’t reduce existing good energy, or that area needs a water remedy, the fish tank can work to your advantage. However, moving water is a very yang (active) element. I don’t recommend a yang water source such as this in a bedroom. A bedroom is meant to be a yin (resting) environment, and water may affect your sleep.
So equestrian, avian, bovine, canine, feline, etc., Feng Shui? You bet!
Let me know how this works for you.
May you be exceedingly, generously, and joyfully blessed!
Diana Garber, Feng Shui Master