Ok, here we go. Holidays are fast approaching and here comes the family drama that goes with them. Ever wonder what happens to some families during the holidays? Why do people get cranky, irritable, stupid and rude? Not your family? Well, they could just be putting on a happy face while they’re there. What if they go home thinking, “Thank God, we got through that alive.” We may try to be cheerful during family gatherings, but sometimes those happy faces can’t make it through the evening. Children are especially sensitive to irritable energy.
So why? One reason is that there could be a few jackasses in your family, just like in everyone elses. But one other very likely cause of family discord is the disturbance of an energy known in Flying Star Feng Shui as 5 Emperor. Consider it this way. Imagine that all year there’s the spirit of a cranky old Emperor in your house. You don’t see him but he’s there all the same. He sits quietly as long as he’s not disturbed. But, when furniture gets moved around and people start coming in, making noise and brushing up against “his” area, he gets pissed. When that happens that irritation spills over to the visitors and you have a bunch of people snapping at each other for no real reason other than they’re feeling the prevailing energy of the room at that time. Kind of like walking into a room after a fight. You feel it, you’re uncomfortable, but you’re not quite sure what’s been going on.
So, what do we do? If discord is a holiday tradition in your family you can consult a Feng Shui Practitioner to advise you on how to avoid upsetting your “Emperor”, or you can just be very, very gentle with all the areas in your home…especially when it comes to moving furniture, slamming doors, and generally causing a disturbance. And, play holiday piano music. The sound of metal is calming, even to cranky old Emperors.