Lillian Too's Easy-to-use Feng Shui: 168 Ways to Success

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 1999 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 168 pages
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Looking for luck, love, wealth, and health? The world's best-selling writer on feng shui takes you step-by-step down the road to happiness! Lillian Too, renowned author of books and articles on this ancient Chinese art, divulges the secrets of controlling the powerful forces of ch'i to bring success into our lives. With 179 tips on everything from personalizing interior decoration to improving family relations, it's the most practical, thorough, systematic, and stunningly illustrated guide to eliminating every obstacle standing in the way of contentment. Enrich personal space by identifying auspicious corners, good fortune directions, and life-enhancing elements, and organize the household to intensify their beneficial qualities. Need to improve finances? Grow orange or lime plants, whose ripening fruits symbolize prosperity, or hang coins or bells on the doors. Sleep on an authentic Feng Shui bed, let carpets create solid foundations, and fill vases with the right flowers. Protect the home or office fr om the "shar chi" or "killing breath" of open shelves. And there's a reason traditional Chinese matriarchs keep cleaning paraphernalia out of sight-they know that visible brooms will "sweep away" the family's livelihood. Try one of many effective methods for ensuring togetherness and harmony between kinfolk, for helping children do well at school, and for attracting romance. As you put these time-tested ideas into practice, you'll feel your world getting better and better! 160 pages (all in color), 7 3/4 x 9 1/4. DELUXE PAPERBACK WITH FLAPS.

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User Review  - Ravenari - LibraryThing

This book is great for people who a) believe in Feng Shui and b) want to improve all forms of emotional, relationship, material, and business success in their lives. She shares a lot of information, including how to work out which corners of your house are the most auspicious and inauspicious. Read full review

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User Review  - BookAddict - LibraryThing

I love this book, but I am addicted to feng shui books :/ I like how it covers more than just decorating. A lot of stuff seems extremely superstitious, like not putting your files next to a bathroom ... Read full review


Chapter one Feng Shui In The Home Enriching Your Personal Space 1 Determine Your Auspicious Corners
Find Your Good Fortune Directions
Be Aware of The Energies In Your Space
Identify Inauspicious Structures Around
Counter Arrows That Hit Your Main Door
Sleep With Your Head Positioned Correctly
Sit In Your Best Feng Shui Position
Good Eating Feng Shui Brings Good Luck 9 Take Care of Your Rice Bowl
Hang Auspicious Art in the Office
Keep Your Office Secure 88 Hide Cleaning Equipment
Chapter four Feng Shui To Boost Your Career Improving Your Chances For Success 89 Activating Your Career Luck
Success Luck With Feng Shui Doors
Sitting in Your Power Position
Desk Shapes and Placement
Find Your Best Directions For Business Travel
Win Recognition With Feng Shui

Personalizing Your Interior Decoration 10 Understanding the Four Pillars in Feng Shui
Memorizing Your Enhancing Elements
Identify Your Destructive Elements
Keep Some Goldlish or Some Carp 14 Display Auspicious Calligraphy
Hang a Painting of Peonies For Love
Create Good Luck With the Right Colours
Grow an Orange or Lime Plant
The Feng Shui of Plants in the Home
Create Curtains That Bring Good Luck
Sleep on an Authentic Feng Shui
Let Your Carpets Create Solid Foundations
Feng Shui Tips on Flowers in the Home
Hang Feng Shui Coins or Bells on Door Handles
Watch Where You Position Your Cooker
Place HiFi Equipment Along the West Wall 26 Keep Brooms and Mops Out of Sight
Do not Overdecorate Your Toilets
Dissolve the Shar Chi of Open Shelves
Chapter two Feng Shui In All Your Relationships Enhancing Love and Family Happiness 29 A Family Room to Create Harmony
Happy Family Portraits Bring Togetherness
Mandarin Ducks to Enhance Your Love Life
Mirrors in the Bedroom Cause Problems
Separate Mattresses Lead to Separation
Dont Sleep Facing the Door
A Few Tips for Childless Couples
Coping With Difficult Children
Attract Romance and Love
Get HimHer to Commit
Energizing Your Love Corners
Beware Exclusively MaleFemale Energies
Keep Things in Pairs
Happiness Decor For the Bedroom
Get Help From Mother Earth
Hang a Chandelier in the South west
Enhancing Your Friendships 45 Boost Social Life With Feng Shui
Windchimes to Increase Your Popularity
Strengthen Friendships With Pine Branches
Avoid Having Three in a Picture
Seating Friends at a Dinner Party
Knives and Scissors in Friendships 51 Knives Make Horrible Gifts
Create Good Luck For Those Around
Pointing a Finger Creates Bad Feng Shui 54 Heaven Men and Devil Men
One For the Road the Last Drink 56 The Feng Shui of Taking the Last Piece
The Feng Shui of Serving Refreshments 58 Never Serve with Chipped Crockery
Chapter three Feng Shut In Your Office Enhancing Your Work Space 59 Choosing Your Personal Work Space
Energizing Your Compass Group
Activating Your Lucky Directions
Protecting Against Bad Feng Shui
Avoiding Killing Chi 64 Feng Shui Cures For Sitting Problems
Slow Down the Energy in Your Space
Take Note of Seating Arrangements
Orientating Your Negotiating Position
Personalizing Your Office Arrangements 68 Energizing Your Desk Top For Career Success
Enhance Your Career 70 Creating Support With a Mountain
A Turtle For Stunning Success
A Water Symbol For Good Fortune
Position Your Telephone For Luck
Place a Lucky Crimson Bird in the South
The Lucky Number 8
Block Excessive Sunlight
Use Colours For Good Fortune
Feng Shui Dimensions For Chairs and Tables
Lucky and Unlucky Objects 79 Networking Luck From the Northwest 80 Use a Wealth Bucket For Prosperity
Plants in the Southeast For Profits Luck
Coins and Bells For Prosperity
Create Element Harmony in Door Design
The Luck Implication of Windows
Keep the Feng Shui Fish For Good Fortune
Energizing the Feng Shui of Your Files
Pressing Down the Nasty Five Yellows
The Prosperity Signature
The Feng Shui of Watches and Clocks
Personal Grooming 99 Dress According to Your Five Elements
Balancing Elements With Shapes
Avoid Combining Elements Destructively
Pattern and Colour Combinations
Dirty Torn Clothes Create Negative Vibes 104 Never Hang Washing Out Overnight
Good Grooming Makes Good Feng Shui
Wearing and Carrying Auspicious Accessories
Create Facial Balance With Makeup
The Feng Shui of Your Dressing Table
The Feng Shui of Facial Enhancement
Attracting Powerful Mentors 110 The Dragon Symbol Is Allpowerful
The Phoenix Symbol For Successful Opportunities
Use Your Success Direction For Mentor Luck
Activate all the Symbols of Protection
Dont Get Stabbed in the Back 115 Use Your Northwest For Patron Luck
The Chien Trigram Brings Powerful Help
Chapter five Feng Shui For Better Wealth Luck Enhancing Personal Money Luck 117 Protect Your Income With Feng Shui Coins
Sit Facing Your Success Direction 119 Design an Auspicious Calling Card
Bury a Lucky Money Box in the West 121 A Sailing Ship Loaded with Gold
A Personal Wealthenhancing Water Dragon
Create a Personal Wealth Vase
Invite the God of Wealth Into Your Home
A Threelegged Frog For Luck
Keep a Pet Terrapin For Good Fortune
Retail Shop Owners and Managers 127 Make a Better Turnover With Tinkling Bells 128 Stick Three Lucky Coins on Your Cash
Reflect the Till in a Wall Mirror
Three Tips For Good Shop Layout Design
Display the Lucky Horseshoe Shape
Hang Bamboo For Longterm Good Fortune
Good Feng Shui Design For Restaurants
Fire Symbols For the Property Business
A Plant in the East Ensures Growth
Balance the Elements of Your Business
Earth Energy Brings Good Fortune
Tycoons With Corporate Buildings 138 Guard Your Corporate Signboard
Lucky Numbers Bring Prosperity
Auspicious Corporate Logos
Grand Entrances For Excellent Feng Shui
Beware of Inauspicious Shapes
Head Offices Must Have Solid Foundations
Check the Position of Your Building
Redeveloping is Bad For Business
Chapter six Feng Shui For Different Rooms In The House The Front Part of Your Home
A Bright Hall Brings Good Fortune 147 Winding Pathways Slow Down Good Chi 148 How Flower Colours Enhance Your Home
Plants to Attract Precious Yang Energy
Beware of Bad Luck Aimed at the Door
A Door Flanked By Water Spells Tears
Auspicious Feng Shui Gate Design 153 Fu Dogs For Protection
A Spacious Foyer Brings Good Feng Shui
Place a Family Altar Auspiciously
Make Your Front Door Lucky 157 Front Doors Should Not Face a Toilet
The Taboos of the Main Door
Avoid Hostile Pillars Facing the Main Door
House Layouts and Elevations 160 Make Your Staircase Lucky and Auspicious
Double the Luck of Your Dining Room
The Importance of Kitchen Locations
Enhance the Flow of Chi in Your Room
Cures for Corners and Beams 165 Magnify Your Luck With Secondary Doors
Take Care of Your Bedroom Feng Shui
Too Many External Corners and Pillars
A Proper Roof For Protective Shelter

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About the author (1999)

Lillian Too is the world's most prolific and highest selling author of books on Feng Shui. Since publishing her first book on the subject in 1995 in Malaysia, she has written over a hundred books and sold over ten million copies to a worldwide audience. Her books have been translated into 31 languages.

Lillian received her MBA from Harvard Business School and at first pursued a very successful corporate career in banking and finance. Following a distinguished career in these fields she retired to become a full time mother and writer. Her first international title The Complete Illustrated Guide To Feng Shui published by ELEMENT publishers of the UK was the 1997 summer bestseller at the Barnes and Noble. Since then Lillian has become a much loved author famed for simplifying Feng Shui and popularizing this living skill.

Lillian Too is also the founder and chairman of, a feng shui merchandising and franchise company, and the Lillian Too Certified Consultants Institute.

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