Did you know the clocks ticking away in your home or business right now can be your best friend or one of your biggest foes according to Feng Shui? A clock lets you know the time and delegates how much of it you have. Knowing what time it is can make you happy or it can make you anxious. Just stop to consider not only how much energy and emotion you get but also give to this simple mechanical object! Each occasion you glance at it, it’s not just giving you information. It’s also adding or subtracting to positive chi flow within you.
What other object in the home can get you to start running around like the rabbit in Alice In Wonderland because you’re late? The clock keeps you mindful that time is the one thing in the universe you can never get back. It also helps you maintain your schedule. Because they wield so much power in our lives, their placement should never be considered a simple “moving object cure” in Feng Shui.
One of the prime rules in Feng Shui is if something is broken, either fix it or throw it out. Where clocks are concerned, not following this rule can really come back to bite you. If it is broken, things will literally freeze in the area it’s placed in represents. Time will stand still. So, if things have been stagnant in your life lately, maybe you should check to see if your clocks are running correctly.
Conversely if a clock is running fast it can cause chaos in your life. You can be too much “ahead of your time”. Others, your family, friends, loved ones and employer will not see you in sync and you can miss out on a lot of opportunities as a result. The heart is often referred to as one’s “ticker.” More than once, I’ve had clients report to me that when someone in their family died, one or all of their clocks stopped at the exact time of the person’s death.
My father had a hobby of making wall clocks from odd things. He had one hideous creation of a timepiece surrounded by a dead fish’s jaw. It literally symbolized his heart in the jaws of death. To add to the horror, he hung it in the Fame gua of his bedroom. This gua rules the heart. He would always laugh off any suggestions to take it down. After he was rushed to the emergency ward and had quadruple bi-pass surgery on his heart though, it was soon taken down.
One of the most common mistakes I see doing Feng Shui analysis is the placement of clocks on a wall. They should never be placed so high that you have to strain your neck to see them. To experience a greater sense of ease, control, and be in the flow of life, hang the clock at eye level. Otherwise, time and a balanced existence is always out of reach.
If a clock is the first thing you see upon entering a room, you will always feel short of time. Guests walking into your home will not feel welcome. They will experience restriction upon entering. It informs them they are late or early. They also will feel a sense of limitation as to how long their visit should be.
A clock in a business should never be in a prominent position. If customers see a clock, they get overly anxious, irritated and will be less likely to shop in the store again. Have you ever wondered why they don’t have clocks in the casinos in Las Vegas? It’s because they want the patrons to lose all sense of time. When customers feel free, they spend more money gambling.
Clocks are metal objects in Feng Shui. Therefore, they should be placed in the metal and water guas – children, helpful people, and career. Because metal chops wood, hanging a clock in the family and wealth guas will cause stress in these departments of your life. Timepieces are methodical and accurate. Placing a clock in the correct gua brings structure and rhythmic harmony to the area.
Only one clock in the bedroom is allowed. It should be battery powered. If you have to have an electric clock, keep it as far away from the bed as possible. Too much electricity in the bedroom creates harmful electromagnetic fields. Eventually it will prove to be extremely detrimental to your health.
The Chinese consider it an insult for someone younger to give someone older a timepiece as a gift. It symbolizes to the elderly person their time is running out.
Judith’s Feng Shui practice specializes in home, office, and business environments. Many multi-million dollar corporations, risk management firms, doctor’s offices, hospitals, restaurants, law firms, and retailers have commissioned her. Judith is a charismatic public speaker and seminar leader and lectures in the United States and abroad. Her lecture expertise has been engaged by the top world cruise lines to enlighten and entertain their passengers. She is a popular guest on radio and television stations. She taught at Middlesex College in Edison, NJ courses on Feng Shui and the Tao of Color from 1993 to 2004. Judith wrote an Astrology column for NJ Holistic Magazine from 1993 to 2003. For more info, please go to www.FengShuibyJudithRyan.com or phone 201.858.1689.