Elements associated with theProsperity Gua: color purple; bones,especially hips; windVirtue: GenerosityLocation: upper left hand side of theBaguaSalome Waterhouse, a Feng Shuipractitioner and the protagonist in TheFeng Shui Mysteries, helps solve crimesand household misdemeanors (like notlowering the toilet’s seat and lid). Here’swhat she has to say about Prosperity.Before activating this gua, be specificabout what you want. For example, if youwant money, state a specific sum and thereason you want this amount. Feng Shuiis not simply about hanging a crystal andwaiting for the riches to pour in. You areactivating your intentions. You must be aparticipant in order to attract the energiesof prosperity to you. Once you have aspecific goal in mind, then bring elementsthat appeal to you such as multi-facetedcrystals, a money vase, the color purple(also vibrant red and green). Thesethings stimulate your intentions each timeyou see them. Construct a vision boardwith pictures of what you desire. Recallthose times when you received exactlywhat you wanted and embrace thatfeeling. Prosperity is a perception with anemotional foundation. Use the positiveemotion to attract a positive outcome.Another potent aspect of prosperity isgiving. In the Charles Dickens’s classic,A Christmas Carol, Mr. Scrooge, theprotagonist, is considered prosperous.Dickens’s story tell us Mr. Scrooge hadwealth but he didn’t have or understandtrue prosperity until he began to give. Theold adage certainly applies here: Whatgoes around comes around. When yougive, and give with passion, you stir uppositive energy. Giving makes you feelgood, and when you feel good you attractwhat you want.When prosperity is merely seen andnot felt, when acquisition of wealthand material objects becomes apreoccupation, when giving is ignored,then prosperity is an illusion and all thatwas gained can be lost in an instant.In some countries, prosperity residesin simply having a supply of freshwater. (Go to www.water.org for moreinformation.)FENG SHUI TIPSIf you give over this area of your dwellingto pets, chances are good that muchmoney will be spent on them (i.e., vetbills, expensive toys, etc.).Look to the gua directly opposite for moreinformation. You will see that oppositeProsperity is Helpful People/Travel. Otherpeople factor into our own prosperity andabundant life.Let’s Socialize!