Your pet is a Feng Shui master

All animals are very sensitive to their environment. While humans have evolved distancing themselves from nature, our companion animals are still in touch with the primeval instincts of their wilder ancestors who relied upon them to survive. All animals will naturally seek  harmony.


Cats are known to be attracted to bad energy and geopathic stress. They can detect these disturbance zones biologically. 

It is said that they absorb the negative energy whether it is from electric sources, radiation, sickness, disease, pain, residual energy or geopathic stress to help shield others from its harmful effects. Maybe that is why they do sleep so much! Poor things need to recover from processing for us.

Some as well say that they are able to convert this bad energy into more auspicious one. In any case, just by paying attention to your cat and the way it behaves in your home, you can pinpoint areas of bad energy and act on it since in a long run it can be harmful for your health as well as for the health of your pet.


Dogs are also capable of this biological honing device. However, unlike cats, they don’t absorb negative energy and they avoid staying around it. So if your dog does not like to stay in a certain area or behave in a strange way around a specific place, pay attention, chances are it is an area of bad energy.

Dogs are also sensitive to small variations of the magnetic field.

Among all the animals, they are the most empathic and like to give comfort to people when they are upset.

Sacred space

In Feng Shui as in a lot of shamanic traditions and cultures, it is important to create a sacred space. You can create a sacred space, for example, by making an altar to honor your ancestors or a specific altar in your meditation room or area.

But what about creating a sacred space for our pet(s)?

Cats in particular are extremely sensitive to the energies given off by different objects and the energies generated by different configurations of objects. They respond very well to the creation of beautiful, harmonious settings placed at their level. Placing small container plants close to the floor along with mirrors and sacred objects makes them very happy. They respond immediately to this kind of decorating in their behalf and therefore spend far less time of top of furniture. You  can create an altar for your cat decorated with fresh flowers (non poisonous), shells, rocks and a small statue or image of St Francis, patron of animals.

You can also place pictures of your pet or previous pets in the health and family areas: it honors them and brings health and harmony in your family. ​In Feng Shui, the family area of a room is located in the middle of the left side from the entrance door. The health area is located in the middle of the room. If you have a piece of furniture there such as a coffee table, you can place your pictures on it.

Share with us your comments and your experience with sacred space, I would love to hear about it!

Dogs and cats in ancient China

As you know, Feng Shui originated in ancient China and if you have read my post pets-in-history  , you already know that dogs and cats were considered in a very different way at that time than nowadays.

Dogs in ancient China

  • China is considered to be the cradle of many dog breeds and in ancient China the dog was one of the most honored and cherished animals. Pekingese dogs were the companions of Chinese emperors and these dogs could only be owned by members of the Chinese Imperial Palace. They were believed to bring luck and dispel evil spirits. 
  • The Chinese lion dogs or Foo dogs were the sacred dogs of Asia and were used as statues for protection as they are still used nowadays.​ (They are still used as figurines or statues in Feng Shui)
  • The  Yellow Emperor made the dog one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. 

Cats in ancient China

  • Some cats were viewed favorably: the Butterfly cat whose pelt has spots was considered lucky as were cats whose coat was a particular shade of gold, they were thought to attract wealth. Nowadays in all Chinese stores lucky cats can be found and you can also use a piggy bank in the form of a cat for the piggy bank method and even put the picture of a cat in the wealth area.
  • If in ancient Egypt cats were revered as gods ( for example Bastet an Egyptian goddess of love had the head of a cat and to steal or kill a cat became an offence punishable by death), in ancient China things were different.
  • In northern China, the god who protected the harvest, Li-Shou was depicted as a cat.
  • But mainly cats in ancient China were considered to have associations with the darker side of the occult and to be connected with the demons. Like the tiger and the lion, the cat was believed to have the ability to chase away evil spirit.      

Modern science discovered that in fact cats are attracted to bad energy areas (see  my post your-pet-is-a-Feng-Shui-master. Tell me what what you think! I would love to hear about your experience in the subject.

Pets in history

    A long time ago

  • The partnership between dogs, cats and humans has a long history. Dogs were domesticated long before cats probably as long ago as 35,000 years. Mainly they were used by men for herding and hunting. 
  • Studies show that cats were first domesticated in the Near East about 12,000 years ago at the time of the first agricultural societies in the Middle East Fertile Crescent. They were used to protect crops and grains against rodents.
  • In exchange for they services, those animals got protection, shelter and a reliable food source.

  In the modern time

  • Dogs are trained to render all kind of services from guiding the blinds, helping in natural disasters, police work to detecting drugs and cancer cells.
  • But mainly since the fifties, dogs and cats are used as companions and are now part of our household, a member of our family. As such they have their own health care system, schools, beauty parlors, food industry, funeral sites and so on. They are seek for love and support. We are more related than ever to our pets and that is why they should be considered in a Feng Shui consultation.

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