By Rupal Mehta Turner
The US stock market had an incredible run in 2013! With such a run last year and with the market not having seen an "official" 10% to 20% correction in two-and-a-half years, Wall Street pundits are saying we can expect a correction - and soon. What does a market correction mean for you? Even if you're not invested directly in the stock market, we all know how Wall Street can affect our 401Ks and personal finances.
Before the market turns down, here are some ways to use Feng Shui immediately to bolster your money situation:
1. Place a moving water fountain in the south or north sectors of your home. This year a "prosperous" planetary influence is visiting the south and the north. A fountain with clean water that runs continuously in these sectors can activate the unseen auspicious energies. This has the potential to bring about "money luck". Do keep in mind, however, that this is a general tip. For example, with my own clients, depending on their specific horoscope and what area of the home or office occupies the south or north sector, I may not recommend water or I may recommend combining water with additional measures to further strengthen the pull of positive money energy.
2. Clear out your clutter. The downward correction of the stock market will create a vacuum that literally pulls money away. By creating your own vacuum first, you may be able to pull money in before it's lost in the correction. That's why you need to clear your clutter now. Clutter is "stuck" energy and it's anything you no longer need, like or use.
It's anything that is unfinished, in disorder, messy or stacked up. You have to physically create "space" in order to attract "things" into your life. By throwing out things you no longer need, you create a vacuum in your life and one of the laws of the universe is that "nature abhors a vacuum" and something better comes and fills it. The minute you create an empty space, the universe seeks to refill it, sending good, fresh things your way. When I need new clients, I use this principle all the time. I'll clean out old office files and... new clients appear!
A word about clutter... It's not just the obvious stuff you see in your home that you no longer like or use. It includes old email message, old food in the refrigerator and expired prescriptions, old computer files and junk mail.
3. Leaks. The fresh, moving water in an auspiciously placed fountain is good - water leaking from taps, toilets, and pipes is the complete opposite. In fact, water that constantly runs from your pipes and clogged or slow drains can attract unending expenses. Literally, leaks can energize patterns that stimulate high expenses so money flows out almost as soon as it flows in. If you can't seem to get control of your money, don't just check your spending habits, also check for leaks around sinks, toilets, clogged drains, washer-dryer connections, and pipes. Before the coming correction, it is urgent to repair water leaks in your home.
These three Feng Shui recommendations are excellent first steps in blunting the negative impact of a market correction. But a word of caution: nothing is static. Energies change and what worked earlier in the year could actually work against you in later months. Plus, as I mentioned earlier, you may need to combine moving water (for instance) with other elements. This is because the energy of water interacts with the energies at play in your own unique horoscope and home or office.
Feng Shui and Vaastu Expert Rupal Mehta Turner publishes "The Prosperity Report", a biweekly ezine that reveals Feng Shui and Vaastu secrets for a thriving business and personal life. If you're ready to improve your finances, health and relationships by using the forces in your environment, get your FR*EE tips now at http://www.ClassicalFengshui.com