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Feng Shui Expert Makes Gloria Diazs Home Luckier
FORMER Ms. Universe Gloria Diaz,
movie-television actress and mother of three, harnessed the feng shui
harmony and energies of her home with the help of expert Marites Allen .
The chief executive officer of the World of Feng Shui Manila
(Ground Floor, The Podium Mall, Ortigas Center, Tel. No. 9147112),
Allen started with an analysis of the place, beginning from the
Among other things, she found that the house was ruled by the
element of wood. To strenghthen house luck, she suggested the colors
green and brown, symbolic of wood and other colors that could symbolize
water energy, or natural wood finishes.
Red colors, she said, should be avoided for interior finishes, as
they suggested fire energy that could weaken the houses's luck and
drain resources away. In general, the house had a favorable color
scheme, though the color of some doors had to be changed.
Allen strongly recommended that the house's main door be moved
towards the center to avoid any potential loss of wealth. The relocated
door is now fronted by a Zen garden and mini waterfall.
The interior of the house was analyzed using different Feng Shui
formulas, such as 8 Mansions and Flying stars. Many simple,
easy-to-accomplish improvements were made as a result, such as
relocating an aquarium from a westerly location to where it could
better enhance money luck, removing mirrors from bedrooms to
strenghthen family relationships and relocating trophies, photographs
and famous mementous to the south sector.
Several key enhancers were been carefully placed in the house to
complement the other improvements. They included a pair of Fu Dogs and
metal rhinoceros to protect against intruders, crystals to enhance
money luck, tribute horse, framed picture of 100 birds, rotating
crystal lotus and a variety of lava lamps.
As Diaz also believes in personal amulets, Allen gave her a
bracelet from Tibet, the powerful "nine-eyed Dzi". With this, Diaz is
said to collect nine types of merits that help purify negative karma
and dissolve obstacles to success. The dzi is best suited to those born
under the Rabbit, Dragon and Snake signs, but since the 9-eyed Dzi is
the "king of all Dzi" then anyone wearing it would benefit from good
The following article is taken from the "Philippine Daily Inquirer, LifeStyle Section, 1st May 2005"