When it comes to our furry friends we love them like family, but did you know they add to our Feng Shui too? Yup, they make our lives better, and anyone who has ever owned a pet knows this. Like most living things your pets energy affects you and vice versus. Stagnant energy is one of the most harmful components in Feng Shui and animals greatly reduce it. Here are 6 ways animals enhance your home and your life:

Winnie Poo and Harley Too

1) Love

There is no love like that of an animal. It is the purest form of love and adoration anyone could experience. They love you good times and bad, are always happy to see you and sense when you are down, making your day a little brighter. Even during the worst day your pet is there for you to lift your spirits and give you much needed l.o.v.e. This unconditional love boosts our Chi and helps a bad day turn great!

2) Stirring Loyalty Chi

Harley would much rather love up on you because no one is an enemy in his eyes, but dogs and cats provide security in all forms. Did you see this video of a dog harming a child in his own driveway? The family cat leaped into action to save the day. Animals are extremely loyal creatures and when their owners are in harms way they will often step up to the plate in unexpected ways. Dogs are notorious for this. Many pet owners will exclaim that their dog couldn’t hurt a fly, but given a dicey situation of stress, an accelerated heart rate and the feeling of fear and don’t be surprised if your pet steps in to be the hero.


3) Yang Energy

Animals are active. They bark, meow, swim, run, and hall butt through the house when they are happy. Nothing stirs up energy better than an animal. And nothing lifts your spirits than to see your pet jumping around and happy. When Harley throws his mouse up in the air or brings it upstairs to share with me nothing makes me laugh harder. Tabby plays on the stairs with cotton balls. It’s always been her thing. She’ll sit on the stairs and yowl until you come play with her. And Winnie Poo? Well she loves to play with just about anything, but there is no yang energy greater than a post Poo in the bathroom and a kitty bolting out of the cat box and down the hall. Hold on to the walls lest you be knocked over!

4) Nurturing

Animals take care of us in more ways than one. They make us happy, laugh and share our tears. They tend to us as we do to them. Taking care of an animal is one of the best feng shui tools in a home. As you care for them they care for you, a great lesson when learning goals and intentions. In order to gain clarity you must tend to your goals. A great lesson in cultivating Chi.

5) Friendly and inviting

Nothing welcomes a guest into your home or office more than an animal. When I had my retail studio several years back, Harley was a swift addition. I adopted him from the local shelter and was amazed at how he boosted morale and eased everyone in the office. The mailman, UPS gal, and other tenants quickly became our friends. I even had clients who would stop by to give him toys and say hello. Everyone including myself loves a Harley! What’s more, animals like us have a personality. They have quirks and traits that ease our Chi. When people come over to my home they are always greeted by the welcoming committee. Three sleepy faces, with perky tails suddenly appear out of nowhere to see who has arrived. If that doesn’t make you feel welcomed I don’t know what will!

6) Feng Shui Lucky Charms

In some Feng Shui traditions, pets are known to symbolize not only good energy but cats are considered good for financial luck and dogs help to boost and infuse energy in a home.

Harley the cat

No matter the argument, pets hands down are a great way to boost your home. They are great for both children and adults. I grew up with animals my entire life living on a two acre farm. We had horses, cats, Guinea pigs, fish and more. Over the years I have learned that having animals in my life not only makes me happier but mellows me out. They help put our lives in perspective and teach us what is most important, like love and family.

Do you have pets? Post their names below and tell me why you love having pets in your home!