Affliction Deflection

The cornered rat

Your guide to smooth whiskers in the Year of the Rat

One of the bread-and-butter activities of Feng Shui masters is apotropaism, or the prevention and warding off of ill spirits. Every year, the patterns of the universe throw up potential adverse energies - for our purposes we describe them as imaginary stars or heavenly bodies. The role of the Feng Shui master is to position your world in space, and then change its organisation appropriately throughout the year, so as to either completely counteract those bad energies or ameliorate them as much as possible.