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The kua number of auspicious directions can be applied in the dinning room to benefit all members of the family. Use a compass to check the direction that each place setting will be facing and then allocate that place to one member of the family.
There is greater flexibility of directions if you use an eight-sided Pa Kua table, but you can use any kind of dining table and round tables are said to be very auspicious. Square and rectangular tables are also acceptable from a feng shui viewpoint. But make sure that no one sits at the corners. Never eat with the corner pointed directly at your stomach as this is very inauspicious.
The Basic Rules of Dining Right
Choose your nien yen (love) direction as your dining direction. You do not need to use your wealth direction. When all the family are facing their wealth direction, the amount of aggressive yang energy generated can sometimes cause heated argument to arise over the dinner table. You should also not eat facing one of your four bad directions, especially your total loss direction. Doing so brings enormous bad luck indeed.
Tips for the Dining Room
Designing a Feng Shui Dining Room
The Effect of Poison Arrows in the Dining Room
The effects of poison arrows from different directions are as follows:
Southwest will cause womb and stomach problems such indigestion and miscarriage.
North affects your kidneys and ears.
East results in illness associated with the lungs and feet.
Northwest gives you headaches and severe migraine.
West causes lung problems and danger to the head.
Northeast causes back problems and vulnerability to accidents affecting the hands and fingers.
Southeast causes illness associated with the thighs, the buttocks and also cause you to be easily susceptible to the flu and colds.
South causes heart and eye problems.
Correcting Negative Chi in the Dining Room
Place a potted plant in front of the sharp edges of any protruding corner or column.
Move the dining table out from under exposed overhead beams.
Overcome the heavy energy from exposed overhead beams by placing a pair of bamboo flutes in the shape of an “A” over the edge of the beam.
Place curtains or blinds at windows to disguise ugly views.
Protect the dining area from excessive glare from the sun using curtains or blinds.
Check the Flying Star natal chart numbers of the dining area and use element therapy to overcome the effect of bad number combinations in the chart.
The following article is taken from the "Feng Shui World (May/June 2009)". To subscribe, please click here.