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Ying & Yang: Opposites attract!


You’ll hear a lot about the concept of yin-yang in feng shui circles. Yin is the feminine principle: curves, round or oval shapes, softness. Yang is its masculine counterpart: angular lines, square/rectangle/triangle shapes, hard corners. To create a feng shui flow, it’s wise to incorporate both yin and yang throughout a room or home. Be conscious of the balance between the two. This day bed from the Moderne Maru Collection by designer Carol Gregg for red egg illustrates the beauty of combining both circles and squares in one piece of furniture. Note the yin-yang variety of cushions used here as well. BTW, “maru” is Japanese for circle.

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The Feng Shui of Food

Title: The Feng Shui of your Food Location: JenaWellness 1133 Broadway Suite #1107, New York, NY 10010Description: Marie Burgos,Interior Designer and Feng Shui expert for Manoblue Design LLC will explain how to improve your energy by optimizing the Feng Shui of your Food and making your dining experience a nourishing and happy everyday life event.  


Learn how to create the best atmosphere in your kitchen and dining room with Feng Shui. Set up your energy kitchen. Discover the yin and yang of good food. Improve the harmony of friends and family and tranquility of your dining experience including the perfect romantic table setting. Fun and practical tips will be shared and explored to establish a favorable feng shui life in cooking, serving and dining.Start Time: 6:30Date: 2008-10-08End Time: 8:00  

The Meaning of color and Feng Shui


In theory, the color of a room has the power to affect your mood. 

Colors can make you feel warm and comfortable, or anxious and excited. Some colors even make you feel hungry. Colors can become associated with events or people in our brains.

In Feng Shui, Color is one of the easiest ways to shift the energy in your space.

The ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui has been in practice for over 4000 years.  It is a belief in using colors, the placement of objects, and creating a flow of positive chi to enhance a person’s environment for the best results of balance and harmony.  Colors are incredibly important in this practice and each one represents different aspects of nature.  

The correct placing of these colors in the correct area of a home is essential in creating the right balance for success, happiness, and serenity.  Using Feng Shui color can revitalize the chi in a home or office and help the occupants find a deeper level of peace.



The Feng Shui colors can also be broken down into categories of yin or yang colors.  

Yin colors are considered to be more relaxing and promote healing of the body, mind, and spirit.  These colors are useful to use in bedrooms and nurseries.  Blue is a yin color.  It is thought to be soothing and restful.  For example, when you picture the ocean, you see a picture of serene, calm water.

On the other side of the spectrum is the yang colors.  These Feng Shui colors are considered to be a little more vibrant than the yin colors and compliment their yin partners perfectly.  Red is the most obvious of the yang colors.  It is excellent for creating emotional excitement.  Red is also incredibly invigorating and for that reason should be used carefully to avoid over stimulating the mind and spirit.  When used correctly, red has the ability to add energy to an environment.



It is good to know the color’s meanings for decorating purposes. Most colors can be associated with a personality, and using colors that match your personality will make your house truly feel like home.

As a Feng Shui Interior Designer, I always use color with a purpose. 

Warm colors can make people feel cozy, warm, cheerful, energetic, or soothed.

Cool colors can make people feel cool, calm, relaxed, comforted, creative, balanced or fresh.

Neutral colors are stabilizing, comfortable, unifying, and strengthening.

Some colors are too bright to be anything but accent colors.

Some colors can be paired with other colors to look striking.

Some colors can be used to help other colors stand out more.

Using the Feng Shui color practice to enhance my clients homes and life proves to be incredibly beneficial.  

In my next postings, I will explain the meaning of each color and how to get a Feng Shui advantage with color for your home or your office.

Marie Burgos

What does it takes to be a Donald Trump business?

 The answer is...Feng Shui! Since you are a business oriented person, you might be thinking:”Oh great, here it comes another fad that sounds too good to be true.” Well, the fact is, you do not have to believe in Feng Shui for it to work. Whether you believe in the law of gravity or not, it exists, and it affects everything you do. As Donald Trump says: “ I don’t have to believe in Feng Shui but I use it because it makes me money”
 It is no surprise that famous people like Trump, Tiger, Oprah, and Spielberg, along with the largest companies of the world such as Coca- Cola, Sony, Shell, Procter & Gamble, Citibanks and others, “actively” embrace Feng Shui. These companies and people practice Feng Shui principles as a way to add value to their service, increase their profitability, create harmonious relations among employees, and to reduce employee turnover. Not only that, Feng Shui differentiates them from their competitors while multiplying their earnings and free time.  
 Feng Shui is not a fad, nor a religion or superstition. Feng Shui is an art and science that unites ENERGY... time, space, people and the environment as one integral entity. Consciously arranging your office and furniture to create a healthy, peaceful and dynamic flow of energy relaxes the nervous system, inspires the mind and calms the emotions. In business, this equates to higher productivity, improved health, better relations, and more prosperity and financial fortune.
 Want to boost your carer with Feng Shui? Here are some easy to follow office tips:  
 Make a vision board with images and words that inspire you to reach your goals. Add a mentor. Describe your ideal job on a red paper. Be detailed.  
 Make space for opportunities: De-cluttering will clarify your space as well as your mind. It will decrease stress, improve focus, efficiency and your end results.
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 Be in control of your space and life. Seat where you can see the entrance door and have control over the whole room. Add a mirror if the lay out does not  allow it.
 Be Color coded
 Use Yin & Yang colors in function of your needs. Dress with black for power. Dress in blue for communication flow. Dress with red for motivation and energy.
 Use the Water element

Have a water feature or art work illustrating water at the entrance or in the prosperity area of your office to bring new opportunities. 

Feng Shui means BUSINESS!


Marie Burgos, Feng Shui Expert and Interior Designer 


Feng Shui wedding: “ Choosing the dress”

They’s all about the dress!

According to feng shui, a color representing the element earth, such as very light beige or a cream color, would attract good luck and therefore would be ideal for your dress. Besides this, feng shui also recommends to wear or carry something red. Red is the color of happiness, and you would be attracting it by wearing at least one small detail in that color. Another great option is to wear a Yin & Yang dress for positive energy and  a strong balanced relationship.

Your fabric choices are also important.

The couple and their bridal party should wear a combination of heavy and light fabrics to add balance and good energy to their attire. Heavily textured fabrics, such as brocade, satin, and shantung,- describe a quiet energy -- considered the yin. Light fabrics, such as organza, tulle, and chiffon, are louder and more excitable materials -- those are the yang. 

Here are some examples:

The Earth Dress  for good luck


The Red accent dress for happiness 



 The Yin and Yang dress for balanced relationship


Manoblue Design will help you organize your dream Feng shui wedding. Manoblue Design also does group presentations on Feng Shui weddings. More information on  or email to book a Feng Shui wedding consultation.