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Litter Box Feng Shui – Updated!

There’s this thing that no one is talking about. I’m not sure if they just don’t obsess about such things as I do or if they just don’t have cats, but either way, I’m about to give up all my Feng Shui litter box, art of placement secrets right here and now. Unless you are lucky enough to have a fenced in backyard with a cat door, and cats that will happily poo in your garden, you have had to deal with the eternal question of where to put your cat’s litter box. Since I have grown up with cats my entire life, and I have been studying and teaching Feng Shui for over 20 years, I feel like a genuine expert on this topic.

When I was in college, I moved into an off-campus apartment with two girls. One of them got a cat and then left it every weekend to go to her boyfriend’s house in another city. This wouldn’t have been a big deal except that she refused to clean out the cat box. Clumping cat litter was just becoming popular back then and she seemed to believe that because it was so expensive, it would last indefinitely. After several weeks, her cat’s box was becoming intolerable and since she was out of town again, I cleaned it. All I remember about this event afterward is that she was pissed when she came home and insisted that I replace the litter. I have no idea if I did, but knowing me, I didn’t!

I was not aware of Feng Shui at the time, but I do remember the layout of the apartment and I have since Feng Schway’ed it from memory. It does not surprise me one bit to discover that her cat’s filthy litter box was in the Relationship or #2 gua of our apartment. Looking back, it makes perfect sense that we completely lost touch. I am not saying that our friendship ended because of the placement of her cat’s litter box. I am saying that the litter box, in this scenario, accurately reflected the status of our friendship.

In a lot of ways, Feng Shui has some psychology to it. In fact, it is this piece to the Feng Shui puzzle that keeps me so intrigued. Everything in our home or workplace is a reflection of something else in our life. Everything is placed either by accident or on purpose to create or reflect something seen or unseen. We can become aware of subconscious and unconscious patterns and habits when we use Feng Shui on purpose. In fact, that is what makes it so fun.

This brings us back to my original query of where to put the cat box. In order to decide this, we need only look at the primary element of a cat box, sans the pee & poo. Litter represents earth so once we determine which part of the room either creates or supports the earth element, we will have our answer. Conversely, we can approach it from the specific life area within the bagua that seems the most logical.

To keep things on the easy side, I am going with the logical explanation. Since the act of cleaning out a cat box on the daily is indeed an “act of service”, it fits nicely with the #6 gua of the bagua which is the Helpful People, Service and Travel section of the nine gua bagua. (See the bagua example below). When standing at the door to any room, aka the mouth of chi, the #6 gua of the bagua is in the far, front right corner.

Now, let’s face it. Even with the cat box in a Feng Shui appropriate place, it is still an unattractive piece of decor. With this in mind, I have a few suggestions for making it less obnoxious. If you are limited to where you can place the cat box, I recommend hiding it inside a piece of furniture and placing small, round beveled mirrors facing out on all sides of the cat box so that it effectively “disappears.” Even if you don’t have it hidden inside a piece of furniture, placing small mirrors on the outside will then reflect all the things that are around it and it will appear to disappear.

1.) You can put something over it to disguise it.

2.) You can place a small mirrors facing out, around the box so that the box itself appears to “disappear”.

3.) You can go to your local thrift store and find an end table that can be transformed into a perfect kitty box hideaway.

4.) You can order fancy cover from Chewy or some other online source.


The Light is Green so Go!

Last week, I was sitting at a red light, glancing at my watch every few seconds, silently willing the light to hurry up and turn green so I could go.  According to my calculations, I would still be on time to my yoga class as long as the light turned green in the next few minutes.  Just as it was my lane’s turn for a green turn signal, the unthinkable happened.  It skipped us.  After another four agonizing minutes, it was our turn again, and . . .  it skipped us again.  By now, I was about to lose my mind and started shouting profanities at no one in particular.  Worse still, there were two other vehicles in front of me and a long line of cars behind me.  I was trapped.

Apparently,  I wasn’t the only who had noticed that we had been unfairly singled out and skipped by the red light gods because the first person in line gunned it and ran the light.  This was good because it meant that there was only one person in front of me.  It happened to be a giant pickup truck, but I was undeterred.  I was ready when it was our turn again.  There was just no way we would be skipped 3 times in a row.  I was so wrong.  Needless to say, I eventually ran that bitch and barely made it to my class.  I was so flustered though, that I forgot the key code and was a complete stress ball of anxiety.  Great way to start a yoga class don’t ya think?

When things like this happen to me, I think to myself, why did that just happen?  It can’t have been a completely random occurrence, right?  Red lights don’t just stay red three times in a row.  Of course, for all I know, it happened even more than that, but I didn’t stick around to find out.  One thing is for sure, it got my attention!

Here are the facts.  I was at a red light waiting for it to turn green.  I was waiting on something outside of myself to give me permission to go.  Doh!  Being the analytical seeker that I am, this got me thinking.  Is there any other aspect of my life that feels like this light?  In other words, is there anything that I am allowing to keep me stuck?  Well as a matter of fact, the answer is yes.  And that is why I got stuck at that fucking light!  It’s the only logical explanation.  I don’t know why all the other people in line had to suffer so that I could learn this lesson.  Sorry y’all! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Now, I am not advocating running red lights here.  I am only suggesting that when a red light refuses to turn green when it’s supposed to, maybe it means something else.

This is one of the ways that I use Feng Shui in my private consultations.  It is not enough to notice that there are doors that fight and missing areas and broken things scattered around our home.  Where are they?  What does it mean?  Why did you or I move into a home with this type of design?  Is there more to it?  Is your home trying to wake you up and get your attention?  I know the answer.  Do you?

If you want to know more about your house and what it is trying to tell you, call me today and let’s analyze it together.  I am certain I can tell you something that will inspire you to get unstuck or that will give you the permission you don’t need so that you can  start moving toward your destiny.