Travel industries are back in full force and the options for a getaway abound. If you have upcoming travel plans, ensure that things go smoothly and that you return content, happy and most importantly, safe with these 5 important feng shui tips.
CHOOSE AUSPICIOUS DAYS TO TRAVEL
Not every day is a good day to travel. On bad days, obstacles and malevolent energies in public spaces are more prevalent. These can sap one’s Yang energy and put one in harm’s way, affecting those with low levels of personal chi the most. One way to work around this is to travel on auspicious days, when things are likely to progress smoothly. Obstacles like delayed flights, luggage issues and problems with immigration are less likely to occur, interactions with others are more amiable and helping hands are never far away, making for an overall pleasant journey.
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CARRY PROTECTION AMULETS
When visiting new and unfamiliar places, it is important to shield oneself from any negative chi or dark spirits that may be residing there. A fabulous travel amulet to have is the Travel Protection Amulet with 28 Hums.
You can also wear the White Umbrella Goddess Scarf (White) which invokes the protection of the powerful goddess, Sitatapatra, or the 12 Eye Dzi Bead with Black Onyx; both extremely effective at repelling catastrophes, spirit harm and misfortune.
PROTECT YOUR HEALTH & BELONGINGS
One of the worst things that could happen on holiday is falling ill or succumbing to injuries. This can cause the entire trip to be wasted and even result in big expenses. Make sure to bring the Healing Herbs & Longevity Amulet or Medicine Buddha Pendant along to boost health luck and to stay safe.
Threats to health are more likely in August, when the monthly Illness Star flies into the center of the Lo Shu square. Best months to travel are April, June, September, October and November but those born in Rabbit years must continue to stay vigilant. Carry amulets!
There is also always the chance of losing luggage in transit or falling victim to pickpockets in crowded areas. Keep belongings safe by clipping the Armoured Rhino and Elephant Amulet onto your bag and packing it in with your luggage.
RITUALS FOR A SAFE JOURNEY
Depending on the direction you are traveling in, there is a ritual you can perform on the day to help ensure a safe and successful passage.
|DIRECTION YOU ARE TRAVELLING TOWARDS
|DIRECTION YOU ARE TRAVELLING TOWARDS: North
|RITUAL: If travelling to the North, scoop a mound of Earth and throw towards the North direction before you start your journey.
|DIRECTION YOU ARE TRAVELLING TOWARDS: Northeast
|RITUAL: If travelling towards the NE, swipe the air three times with a bamboo stick tied with red thread.
|DIRECTION YOU ARE TRAVELLING TOWARDS: East
|RITUAL: If travelling towards the East, ring a bell 6 times in the easterly direction before setting off. Alternatively, hang a windchime in the East until you return.
|DIRECTION YOU ARE TRAVELLING TOWARDS: Southeast
|RITUAL: If travelling towards the SE, strike a 7-Metal Singing Bowl with a wooden mallet seven times before leaving your home.
|DIRECTION YOU ARE TRAVELLING TOWARDS: South
|RITUAL: If travelling towards the South, drink a large glass of water just before leaving home. Alternatively, wash your hands and feet before travel.
|DIRECTION YOU ARE TRAVELLING TOWARDS: Southwest
|RITUAL: If travelling towards the SW, swipe the air three times with a bamboo stick tied with red thread to safeguard against harm.
|DIRECTION YOU ARE TRAVELLING TOWARDS: West
|RITUAL: If travelling towards the West, light a red candle or burn some incense and point in the direction of your destination.
|DIRECTION YOU ARE TRAVELLING TOWARDS: Northwest
|RITUAL: If travelling towards the NW, light a red candle or burn some incense and point in the direction of your destination.
CLEANSE YOUR HOTEL ROOM
This is a vital yet frequently overlooked ritual. Some hotel rooms are occupied by many people, while others may have been left unoccupied for some time so before you get comfortable, the first thing you should do is perform a cleansing ritual. The easiest is with a small singing bowl. The vibrations it emits when gently rubbed with the wooden mallet refreshes the energies of a space and clears off bad spirits. Once the cleansing ritual is complete, display the small and handy Red Tara Protection Amulet in your room for the duration of your stay to ward off bad energies and people with bad intentions. Now, all you have to do is relax and enjoy yourself!