August 2012 - Animal Prints

As I always say, our home, our rooms, our closets, even our office desk all tell us a lot about what is really going on within our lives. And, it can be an overwhelming task to tackle the space in order to start making changes. Sometimes what we just need is a push, especially if the space we are talking about seems to be very stale and stagnant.

Sometimes what a space may need is real active chi (the life force). That can easily be acquired by bringing in live animals, such as dogs and cats. And, I should know, because I recently dog sat for 9 days Tara, my “little” big yellow lab and Zoey, the “BIG” little Havanese puppy. They wiped me out! And, they definitely stirred up the chi in my home.

Now based on the Five Element Theory pets and animals, in general, represent Fire and bring out a loving spirit in people. So, having pets is a good thing. However, it is also a very big responsibility that is not for everyone.

Still you can benefit from the animal spirit without actually bringing in a live animal. Add animal prints accessories into your space…and I am talking about “faux” prints. Add a leopard print throw blanket or a tiger throw rug in your living room. How about Dalmatian or cow print wash cloth or kitchen towels? Creatively, there is so much you can do to symbolically add this live energy into your space.

On a side note, animal prints are also auspicious for single people looking for a partner. The more you wear them, the more they can help. A printed scarf or a tie just might get you a date!

I mention animal chi now, because on August 6th the month’s energy will change. In general, August will have stillness energy. There may be a sense of having to climb a very steep mountain and having no feeling to initiate anything. That’s OK, though. We all need some quiet time for awhile. However, making sure we keep this “alive” is not a bad idea too.

So, for your homework this month is to “chill” and get some animal prints.

Until next month, be well.

Franca