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The perfect shop

There was a shopping mall close to my house in Mumbai. The mall in general was doing good business, but there was one shop in particular that seemed to be very unlucky.

By Shivani Adalja

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Published: Sat 24 Aug 2013, 3:46 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:42 AM

Every few months a new business was opened in that shop and in no time they would go bankrupt and close down. As a result, many people lost money and no business ever prospered from that location. Many years later when I became proficient in the science of Feng Shui, I decided to visit the shop to assess the energy flow.

What I discovered was very interesting. The shop had some bad stars at the entrance and these stars were part of the Natal Chart so they were never going to change. However it was possible to find suitable cures for these ill-placed stars and neutralise them. I suggested a few changes to the owner of the shop which were implemented with a lot of scepticism. But since then the shop is gradually doing well and so far they have not gone out of business.

So if you are in the process of renovating your shop, the following tips should help you in attracting good energy and bring in new business. The location of the shop is the key. If the shop is facing a busy road it is considered to be good Feng Shui only if the traffic is able to stop outside your shop. There should also be a walkway for people to walk in and bring energy inside the shop. Avoid buying a shop opposite a garbage disposal area or hospitals. When securing a shop in a mall, pick a location opposite the escalators or near the elevators as the energy movement is likely to be high around these areas. The entrance of the shop also plays a very important role in Feng Shui.

It is of vital importance that the Flying Stars Natal Chart for the shop has good numbers at the entrance. In other words, there should be good energy at the entrance of the shop. Keep the entrance open so that the energy can rotate and blend in. The entrance should be well lit and must have bright colours to enhance good energy. The window display must have strong lighting to create active energy flow. Mirrors should always be hung opposite the shop entrance to attract more energy inside the shop. Ensure that the lighting inside the shop is bright and powerful, helping you to create a high-energy environment for successful business. Last but not least, place your cash counter away from the main door, in a suitable corner of the shop. By doing so, your finances will not leak and expenses would be low. The key to designing the perfect shop is to create a suitable environment for business to flow and create a unique shopping experience for all your customers!

Shivani Adalja is an Abu Dhabi-based well-being expert. She runs the Alignment Insitute which offers effective solutions that focus on stress management and overall wellbeing. Email

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