When we speak of Easter, we speak of the Lily. 

As Feng Shui practitioners, we are mindful and aware of each item, and its meaning, that we put on placement. 

The Lily flower in Easter because of its pure white petal; the sanctity of the heart. Its pristine flow of divine energy; a white flame.   






Place the Lily in the Northwest corner, the mentor section because Lily represents encouragement, and a chance of success, to rise from the ash. 

The Lily also represents that we are coming into a full cycle of ourselves; therefore, we need to “reinvent” developing our interest and maintain a balance in life. 

It is also a sign that we are seeking rest, peace, and tranquility.  

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Gwen Coronado is the founder of  www.FengShuiSanDiego.Com and 

She is a sought after Corporate Motivational Speaker, teaching simple Feng Shui and the art of creating “Harmony in the Workplace”. 



Gwen also is a Feng Shui Columnist for the Asia Media America and The Carmel Valley Life. 

She firmly believes that Feng Shui helps in creating a healthy and balanced environment.  

Gwen has served as Sr. Vice President with Liberty Foundation and Security Consultants, Inc.  

Gwen is an advocate for mental health for nearly 2 decades.  

She wrote a book about Feng Shui & Mental Illness, and donated 100% of the proceeds to SDCPHA to benefit Mental Health patients.  

She credits her success by being a homeless teenage refugee to a self-made millionaire, and happily married to the first man she ever kissed by applying Feng Shui in all areas of her life: Wealth, Health, Career, and Relationships.  

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A unique home, you say! Yes, it is, but … 



According to Feng Shui, this home is a “DON’T in Feng Shui”. 

Why? Because it does not provide you “support”, stability, nor keep you “grounded.”  

A home should have solid walls, for safety, and windows should be sized accordingly, not overwhelm the house by having more glass than solid walls. 

When in doubt, keep it simple, solid walls, minimal windows, a square lot, and voila ~~ happy home, happy owners. 

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A beautiful, well maintained home, sometimes is not necessarily a good feng shui home.  

Take this home for an example: 



The roof is shaped like a triangle, representing fire in feng shui. 

Too many windows. Windows represent water.

(Too much water can drown out desires, dreams.) 

Fire (roof) and Water (windows) conflict each other. 

The sidewalk is straight path, directly a poison arrow. 

Ideally, the side walk should be curvy, like a river, so there is not rushing energy entering a house or office, creating too much (yang) energy.

The lot in the back is too narrow, and shallow, which means wealth cannot be retained.

 Fortunately, this home can be “Feng Shui cured.” 

 So if you find a similar home with a good price, don’t worry, buy it. 

And  you can contact us, ~  and we can do a “feng shui cure” after you move in. 





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Happy Easter! 

The words Easter and Rabbit most often come in the same sentence. 

Easter is spring, renewal, birth.  




In Feng Shui, Rabbits represent abundance in wealth, in love, and also a good symbol to increase fertility. 

Our home has two live rabbits – a pair.  Remember in Feng Shui, 

Love comes in pairs

Single comes despair.

It is wonderful to witness the love, affection and playfulness our rabbits give to one another.


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If you have rabbits, make sure to clean their “love nest” at least twice a day.  Remember? Rabbits represent wealth and love.  

You don’t want to soil your love nor have “financial clutter” in your checkbooks by having their “love nest” untidy, no? 

Also, westerners, for centuries, have carried a rabbit’s foot for good luck.  However, I myself would not do so because it is not symbolically “humane.”   

You cannot be happy if you have something that had life (breath, heart, emotions) that has suffered.  To have a rabbit’s foot means a rabbit had to die for you to have his foot.  How can you expect to have blessings? 

Remember, practicing Feng Shui is a karmic process that requires being mindful, and living a life with integrity to attract health, wealth, and happiness. 

If you are too busy, have no time, then don’t have live rabbits. 

These are the beautiful rabbit “toys” that I saw at The World Market; you can buy as many as you like, and place them in abundantly in your wealth, or relationship corners which is Southeast and Southwest respectively.   


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Love & Blessings from our home, including our rabbits, Be and Xi Muoi) to yours!  Peace! 

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Money does not make you happy, nor will it make you feel secure. 

Very true, indeed! 

A survey by a U.S Private Bank found that 64% of Americans who had an average wealth of $38 million or more still felt financially insecure.   So you see: 

Being happy, fulfilled, and secure must come from within. 




We all need to have all of these 5 elements in our lives:  


1. Spiritual ~ to keep us grounded and humble.

2. Health ~ to enjoy what we have  

3. Knowledge ~ to know the difference  

4. Relationships ~ to have someone to share  





5. Money ~ to make our lives easier   




If one of these 5 is missing, like a chair missing one leg, it is incomplete, therefore, it is not effective. 

Money is important, so important that this song describes a true meaning of money: 

“The best things in life are free 
But you can give them to the birds and bees 
I need money, that’s what I want 
That’s what I want, yeah that’s what I want 

Money don’t get everything, it’s true 
Though what it won’t buy I can’t use 
I need money, that’s what I want 
That’s what I want, that’s what I want 

Your love gives me such a thrill 
But your loving don’t pay my bills 
I need money, that’s what I want …” 

In Viet Nam, my birth country, we have a saying: 

Có thựcmới vực được đạo” meaning,

“Please do not preach to us when our stomach is empty.” 




Which, echoes what Gandhi once said: 

“There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”  

So dear friends, a reminder:  

Everything, including money, is energy. 

If we welcome money, money will come.

If we resent money, money will elude. 

After all, who wants to be with someone who doesn’t like us, yes? 

Mark your calendar, next week, Thursday, April 3, 2014 I will talk more about money, how to create wealth applying Feng Shui. I hope to see you all there. Let’s us be healthy, wealthy and enjoy our lives.   



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This Tet Lunar New Year confirmed my belief that paying forward returns good karma, even if it takes 30 years.


Here is my story ~~ 

30 years ago, I listed a property at Central Avenue when a Vietnamese elderly lady approached me asking me if I could help her and her friends buy that home.  

 A few hours working with them, reviewing their finances, and prequalifying, etc. …. I explained to them that they would be qualified, providing they came up with nearly $10,000 for the down payment.

 They looked defeated and desperate, then confided with me that they wanted to buy that house, and convert it into a Temple. 




 They told me that making payments would not be an issue because there were many Buddhists that would contribute monthly for the mortgage.  

They would be happy to have a temple within walking distance, because they had no transportation to travel to the only temple in Santee.  

However, to come up with the down payment would be difficult, and they asked me if I would talk to the sellers into waiting for them to find donors for the down payment because they didn’t want to lose the house to other buyers!  



I talked to the sellers, and they did agree to wait for them to come up with the down payment before accepting any other offers.

 Weeks, then months later, the sellers decided not to wait any longer.  I was instructed to take offers from qualified buyers that had waited and were still interested.

 I had to be the bearer of bad news.  Words cannot describe how sadly disappointed these ladies were, as they cried after hearing the news. 

 Have you ever seen elderly women cry?  I guarantee it will break your heart!

 I took a short walk to think about this, and all of a sudden, the light went on. 

I went to my car, took out my calculator, and started calculating numbers. 

 Bingo! I had found their down payments.

 I ran back to their home, jumping with joy, and told them:

 “Here is what I am going to do. The home for your temple is yours.”



“I am going to donate 100% my commission as my donation to the temple.  All you need to do is need to come up with the closing costs, and we can close escrow.”

 Again they began to cry, this time cheerfully, with happiness.

 I related my idea with the sellers, and bless their hearts too, they gave me the green light to move forward.

 Well, last Friday, having attended the Jade Buddha Tet Lunar New Year celebration at Nhu Lai Thien Tu, I was happy knowing that this was the same home of which I had I donated the required down payment, 30 years ago, and now enjoyed the celebration immensely.  




I gratefully watched how everyone had enjoyed the temple, and the New Year celebration. 



I was so touched emotionally, and thankful, that I had been able to contribute back to my community.

 Here is a photo of me and my longtime friend, Thinh.  He was also one of the organizers for the Jade Buddha Tet Lunar New Year event. 



It was absolutely amazing, living in the same city, and many years having passed, that we actually got to see each other again, face to face. 

 The New Year is festive, and aura-some, when spending time uniting with family and friends. 

Oh Yes! 2014, The Wood Horse year, will be a wonderful year; a happy new year filled with victory. I can feel it. 




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Flying Star Feng Shui is traditional Feng Shui using a LoPan (Chinese Compass), the 5 elements, the 8 trigrams, Lo Shu numbers, and the 24 Mountains analyzing positive and negative energy in an environment at a particular time.

 Flying Star Feng Shui is not intuitive Feng Shui or superstition.

It is one of the most effective Feng Shui applications having the most accurate results.

In Flying Star Feng Shui, each number (stars) represents good or bad luck, and can be found in each compass location of a house or office.  



The auspicious (good luck) stars bring good wealth, health, relationships and the inauspicious (bad luck) stars should be avoided.

In the year 2014, the annual Flying Stars will change their positions on February 4, 2014. Good and bad luck stars will fly into compass sectors reflecting changes in energy to each of the locations of a house or office.

Flying Feng Shui is similar to a weather forecast, giving you information to avoid the storms and hurricanes ahead. Knowing the sitting positions of these stars is prevention allowing you to apply cures & remedies to “bad luck” areas, and activate the “good luck” areas by placing the correct enhancers and activators.

2014 is a Wood Horse year in a Wood Year, and it appears every 60 years.


These locations should be avoided as much as possible: 

Sickness Star this year is in the East.

Disputes/Quarrel Star this year is in the Southeast.

Misfortune/Sickness Star this year is in the Northwest.

Violent Star/Theft/Burglary/Violence this year is in the Northeast.


Affliction (Bad luck) Stars


#2 Sickness Star (Earth Element) – The illness star, has negative influences on health issues, bringing physical ailments and diseases. 

#3 Dispute Star (Wood Element) – A bad star which signifies lawsuits, hostility and quarrels. Brings misunderstandings amongst families, friends and colleagues, trouble with the authorities. 

# 5 Misfortune Star (Earth Element) – Also known as Wu Wang or the Five Yellow star. It is considered the most malevolent and dangerous of the nine stars. Brings all kind of misfortunes, accidents, losses and death. 

#7 Violent Star (Metal Element) – This unlucky star brings loss, robbery and violence to the afflicted sector.

Auspicious (Good luck) Stars



#1 Lucky Star (Water Element) – Helps attain victory over competition. Enhances career promotion and monetary growth. 

#4 Romance Star (Wood Element) – Good star which improves romantic opportunities and also study & literary fortune for writers and scholars.

#6 Power Star (Metal Element) – Associated with good fortune and help from Heaven. Brings speculative luck as well as power and authority. 

#8 Wealth (Earth Element) – Signifies wealth, prosperity, success and happiness. Regarded as the most auspicious star of all the 9 numbers. 

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~~~ HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours ~~~


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It’s amazing how much a quarter of century has changed, for the better of course, from an optimist me. 

When I first began my Real Estate career, over a quarter of century ago, I was taught not to be buddies with other realtors because they were my “competition” and the competition was there to “steal” my clients. I was told they were foes, not friends. 

Being a stubborn young rookie, I refused to listen, and because of that.

I have been blessed to have many wonderful supportive friends that are colleague realtors, and they were the ones that “egged” me on to hold classes about how to sell homes to Asian Americans (cultural), and how feng shui could “make” or “break’ a real estate transaction.  

Now, with the wonderful world of Facebook.  I am so happy to see that we Realtors see each other as friends, not foes. 



There are 7 Billion people in the world, and there are not enough Realtors to assist them with housing needs.  So, there is no need to be worry about “protecting” your clients. 

 After all, even with our own spouses, children, and families, we cannot “tell” them what to do, so who are we to “dictate” to our buyers and sellers whom they should work with?

 Buyers and sellers will do what they want to do.  Karma leads them to whomever they choose.  If for any reason, they don’t choose us, I see it as the universe trying to spare us from future headaches. 

 So, don’t worry, be happy and keep on selling, one house at a time.  Happy New Year Everyone!   




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January 31, 2014, starts the Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year).  

It is the feng shui year of the Yang (excited) Wood Horse. 

We last had a Yang Wooden Horse year back in 1954 and this is actually a cycle of 60 years.




Are you prepared? 

 Feng shui cures should be in place by February 4, 2014 to enhance love, romance, wealth, prosperity, luck, success, business, career, health, and peace of mind.

 You can apply basic feng shui tips to harness the potential of yearly flying star energies and use it for best feng shui in your home or office.

 In order to apply feng shui updates more effectively, it’s good to know the Bagua (Feng Shui Compass) of your home or office.

 Be sure to have your positive feng shui areas clutter-free, brightly lit, with fresh active yang energy to allow for a good flow of energy in your home or office.



 Bagua literally means “8 areas,” and it is one of the main tools used in feng shui to analyze the energy of any given space, be it home, office or garden.

 Basically, the Bagua, is an all-important feng shui energy map of your home or office that shows which areas are positive or negative, that are connected to specific areas of your life.





You can easily define the Bagua, once you have a compass reading and a floor plan. This will show you the location of the different feng shui areas in your home or office.

Each of the 8 feng shui areas, or directions, has a specific feng shui element, and feng shui colors, as well as your life areas connected to it.

 The color you wear for New Year celebration, as well as throughout the year, can bring good luck. The best choice of colors to wear is based on the feng shui element of the current Chinese New Year, which in 2014 is Wood (green color).





2014 is the Year of the Wood element – the Wood Horse – so to be in harmony with the energy of the year, it is recommended to wear the colors of the Wood feng shui element – shades of green.

In addition to the feng shui Wood element, you can also wear the colors of the Water and Earth elements, because these two elements support Wood in its growth and well-being.

 Colors blue and black colors (Water element) as well as all earthy tones yellow and brown (Earth element) are also good in the coming year of 2014.

 Blue will enhance good relationship and communication, while yellow will balance money, wealth and success.

You can wear not only clothing, but all sorts of accessories in the green-brown color scheme, such as jewelry, belts, and scarves. 


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To make it even more powerful, you can choose jewelry with natural crystals and stones with the presence of Wood energy, such as green jade, agate, and green tourmaline.

Also good are crystals and stones with the presence of Water element energy – such as turquoise, aquamarine, pearls, and moonstone. 

 Or, go for a simple black color.




Although Horses are considered to have the energy of fire, for 2014, minimize feng shui Fire element colors; red, purple, pink, or dark orange because Fire destroys wood (wooden horse).

 Going with the Flow” in 2014 will mean another year of mixed finances although with more steady growth and recovery, however, very special cures and enhancers will be needed.

 In 2014, the #4 Relationship energy Star moves into the center of the Bagua (center of your home or office), relationships can be an issue without taking precautions. 

An “Annual Flying Stars Forecast” of Feng Shui is very important.

It calculates every particular combination of energies for the year, and helps us take precautions against destructive influences in a home or office.

 Be ready, feng shui correct, to welcome the high-energy, happy New Year of the Horse.   We welcome your comment.  Email us at Gwen@GwenCoronado.Com 


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