August 15, 2011
Here’s a very interesting article about Sea Shells:
Seashell Divination Readings
by Kate Silberberg
Seashells are beautiful and good for more than just helping you “hear the ocean”. Seashells connect us to the ocean, and to water energy. Water is the element that represents our emotions. By being in contact with seashells, we open and activate our intuition and sensitivity. This allows us to be able express our imagination, and our creativity. When we are able to express and share our emotions and ideas, we begin to heal ourselves and have a greater impact on others and the healing of the planetary family. Every species of sea creature has its own message for us that offers guidance for our lives. By learning the meaning of the shells you are attracted to in a seashell divination reading you can learn more about yourself, the underlying themes of your current life circumstances, and possible outcomes for the future.
Seashells enable us to gain clarity and gain insight so that we might make better decisions and life choices. They support and guide us , and nudge us along our path to happiness and fulfillment. In a seashell divination “reading,” a person would select about 5 to 10 sea shells from the collection, paying particular attention to the shells that really stand out to them at the time. The inner mind and higher aspect of the person having the reading will guide them to more clearly “see” the shells that have a message for them at that time. The client then arranges them in such a way that makes sense to them, a row, or a circle, or other pattern. The reader then explains the messages, citing the possible interpretations (sometimes there are many) for those particular shells in that particular arrangement at that moment in time. Five different people could select the very same shells, and each receive a different message because of the way they position them in their arrangement. Shells selected at one reading might not even be noticed by the client at the next reading, because of what may have changed in their life since the previous one.
Shells in Feng Shui
Shells have their own place in Chinese culture and history. Conch shells, cowrie shells or seashells are popular and have special meaning in feng shui. They represent a comfortable home and a feeling of contentment. Shells also represent protection, like a shield. Shells are believed to enhance the travel luck as well as to strengthen long distance relationship.
Beside improving relationship luck, shells are useful for attracting overseas business. They are also considered as an excellent symbol for people who wish to have harmonious relationship with the famous and the rich.
Where to Place Feng Shui Shells?
There are many types of shells but all of them represent the earth element in feng shui. You can place them in the south, south-west, west, north-east and north-west of your house. A nice large shell of at least 7-8 inches is more effective when placed at the south sector of your living room to enhance good reputation and name of the occupant. You can also place the shell in the northeast or southwest sectors of your living room to strengthen relationship and education luck.
People like to create a cosy love corner in the south-west of their bedroom by placing two shells filled with semi-precious rubies. In order to enhance the effect, they light two romantic pink candles near the shells and gemstones every evening. A conch shell in the southwest of your bedroom can also improve long distance relationship and create more time for the couple to spend time together. If you cannot find a large shell then you can have a small clusters of seashells to enhance the south sector of your living room or bedroom. Make sure that the conch shell is not too sharp and spiky but small protrusions are acceptable.
You can have a cluster of eight shells in the north-east with yellow or red decorative items. In the west area, you can have seven shells along with some soft toys in your children’s corner. This arrangement is believed can help childless couples to conceive.
To attract blessings from heaven, you can place six shells in the north-west corner along with Chinese or silver coins or other regular coins in each one of them. They can also be placed in the south-east (wealth corner) as they come from water. Placing four of these filled with pearls may help to increase your fortune. Before placing them, make sure you clean them thoroughly with water and salt.
According to some feng shui masters, smooth shells and spiny shells have their own different meaning. Spiny shells project more protection energy while smooth shells are more the energy of comfort, family and home.
Spiny shells on a window can be used as a safeguard symbol for the house, it would call the energy of protection. Smooth shells in the kitchen promote the energy of harmony, family and fun. A water fountain symbolizes money flowing into the house, you can add some shells so that the money is protected and retained. A basket of shells on your table by the front door can be used to represent a stable and prosperous career. Seashells in the guest bathroom brings harmonious energy to visitors.