Fans and Feng Shui

Fans were used in China as long ago as 1000 BC.  Some deities are depicted with a fan intended to drive out evil spirits.  In feng shui, fans are primarily used for guiding energy in a desired direction.  Even if hung on a wall, the fan’s symbolic meaning will still serve its purpose.

The symbolic effect of a fan can be enhanced by the use of color, a motif (peacock, dragon, crane) or a calligraphic design (luck, long life).  Some applications for fans in feng shui treatments include placing on a staircase to guide energy upward, in a long hallway to guide energy, or in large rooms to improve the circulation of energy.

It is important to note that the open side determines the direction of the flow of energy.  Never point the fan straight up or straight down, but always at an angle.

A helpful affirmation to say while placing your fan is: “Energy is flowing, and I determine the direction.”

Source:  Feng Shui Symbols by Christine M. Bradler & Joachim Alfred P. Scheiner.

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Dr. Terri Parrott has a bachelor’s degree in speech communication, a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate degree in business administration with an international management concentration. She has been active in the financial industry for over twenty years; having worked as a banker for two of the largest United States based banks and a financial advisor with one of the largest investment firms in the United States. Terri has also been a sales manager for a large United States based rental car company, as well as adjunct professor in the business department of Florida based universities. She is the author of three blogs: • godandwisdom.com focusing on quick-read concepts of ancient wisdom with a modern twist • mindprompts.com focusing on personal energy and meditation techniques as well as holistic approaches to everyday life • greatwrinkles.com focusing on a light-hearted look at growing old. She has authored Quick Tips for Your Small Business, a quick reference book offering hands-on information for small business owners. Dr. Parrott has also published the following e-books available through the Amazon Kindle site: • Embrace Chaos to Create Change focusing on non-traditional ways to bring about lasting change in your thoughts and behavior. • Voice on the Phone: A Quick-Read Guide to Successfully Building Customer Relationships Using the Telephone. A practical guide for anyone relying on the telephone as a sales tool. • Quick, Easy Ways to Compute Everyday Business Formulas: A Handy Reference for Small Business Owners.