Monthly Archives: June 2010

Perfect for Feng Shui: Aromatherapy Diffuser

Perfect for Feng Shui!

This is  the most INCREDIBLE essential oil diffuser  I have ever seen!  It incorporates light, sound, beauty, and of course therapeutic aromatherapy.   This short video explains all about it  It is awesome!  If you want to order one, or would like more information, click here  and scroll down to the bottom.  You can also contact me on that page if you have any questions.  Enjoy!


Home Numerology: How your Address influences your Home

 How to Figure out the Numerology of your Home

This is an excerpt from my book, Feng Shui that Makes Sense.  No material may be copied or used without written permission.

In most cases, what you will need to start with is the numbers in your home address (we’ll get to addresses with letters in just a second).  When we practice numerology, we always add the numbers up until we get to a single digit.  For example, if an address is4371 Main Street, we would add the numbers in that address like this:

4+3+7+1=15 Since 15 is a double digit number, we have to add the two numbers that make up 15 until we reduce it to a single number.  In this case, 1+5=6.  The Numerology for this home would vibrate to the energy of the Number 6.  Let’s do another one: 

86247 Bancroft Street breaks down this way: 8+6+2+4+7=27. Since the answer is a two digit number, we again add these numbers together 2+7=9 and we get the single number 9.  This home would vibrate to the energy associated with number 9.  Pretty simple, huh?

Addresses with Letters

Now let’s talk about a home that has a letter either for or in addition to, a numerical address. Apartments and condos frequently fall into this category.   Each letter has a corresponding number in Numerology.  By checking the chart below you can figure out the numerology of an apartment. What you are going to do is find the letter you are looking for and the number that corresponds to that letter in the chart. 

If you live in an apartment building, you most likely have an address that is associated with the entire building and then your own personal apartment number.  For example, say you live at 206 West Elm Street, Apartment 3B.  In this case we are going to pay the most attention to the 3B because this is the number that is unique to your particular space.  The 206 part of the address will apply to the entire building.  In this case 2+0+6=8.  The building itself with have an overall influence of the qualities corresponding to the number 8, however it is your individual apartment number that is going to have the strongest influence on your life experience while you live there.  In this case 3B vibrates to the number 5.  How did I arrive at the number 5?  By finding the letter B in the chart below, you will see that the letter B corresponds to the energy of the number 2.  When we add the number 3 to the letter B(2), we arrive at the sum of 5.  In this case, the apartment would be influenced by the qualities that relate to the number 5. So instead of being concerned with the entire address, you are really going to want to focus on the number that is unique to your apartment, condo or unit.  Here’s another one:

432 Orange Ave. Apt. 6G.  In this case, we need to figure out the numerology of apartment 6G.  As we can see below, the letter G corresponds to the number 7.  So the apartment 6G would break down this way: 6+G (7) =13. Since we ended up with 13, we need to add the 1 and 3 together so we will arrive at a single number.  1+3=4, so this apartment would vibrate to the energies associated with the number 4.  Do you get the picture?  It’s really fun to explore this subject and to go back through all the addresses where you have lived and see if your experience in that home mirrored the associations of the Numerology of that particular address.

Pythagorean Number System


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
S T U V W X Y Z  

 Addresses with Repeating Numbers

 When an address has a number that repeats, for example:

7221 Maple Street, there will be a secondary influence made by the repeating numbers.  In our example, 7221 adds up to a 3 Home in Numerology (7+2+2+1=12, and 1+2=3), this home will mainly vibrate to the energy of the number 3, but will also have a secondary influence of the number 2.  Interesting, isn’t it?

Characteristics of each Number

Once you have figured out the single number that corresponds to your address, it’s time to find out what that means.  Here are the basic qualities of each number as they correspond to a home address: If your address adds up to:


One homes are great for individuals searching for a fresh start in life. It is a great home for someone who is starting a new venture or someone who would like greater freedom and independence.  This number is a number of “never letting anything get you down.”  It is an optimistic, hopeful number. It can be a bit difficult for some people to share a one house as each person will tend to want to “do their own thing” rather than work as a team. 
Unlike the One Home where the focus is on the individual, the Two Home centers around teamwork and partnership.  Often people living in a Two Home will find themselves wanting to settle down in a stable, loving relationship.  This is also a number for creativity and beauty.  A Two Home is a great home to raise a family as there is great compassion for one another in this home.  One thing to be aware of if you are the mother in a Two Home is to take some time out to take care of yourself.  Mothers living in Two Homes are often so busy taking care of everyone else that they neglect to take care of their own needs. 
 Three Homes are great for communicating.  Often people living in a Three Home will find themselves talking on the phone, answering emails, and socializing a lot more than in other homes.  Sometimes the energy of a Three Home can feel a bit chaotic, so it is important to take some time out from always being on the go.


Four is a number that is concerned with stability and security.  When people live in a Four Home they may find the focus of their lives being centered around work and responsibility.  A Four Home can manifest itself as a place where either career or commitments take priority over family or social concerns.  It is very easy in a Four House to feel like life is “all work and no play”, so it is important to take small trips and to get away from the home in order to relax and enjoy life more.


I like to call the Five House the “Party House”.  This is the number for entertaining, socializing, and having fun.  It is the house where there is almost a constant stream of activity.  It can be fun, but it can also feel too busy and the occupants may find it hard to focus on one thing for very long.  Five is the number for change in Numerology, so those that live in a Five Home must be careful not to make snap decisions and regret them later. 


Six Homes are wonderful homes for raising a family.  This number is associated with children, creativity, beauty and comfort.  Often people that raise a family in a home still live in the home after the children have grown and moved away.  It is the typical “ancestral home” where happy memories of childhood and family gatherings take root.  The emphasis in this home will be creating a place of beauty and comfort. 

Seven is known as the “Spiritual” number in Numerology.  When people live in a Seven Home they may find themselves more interested in spiritual matters and self-development.  Seven is a great number for people that wish to grow spiritually, but as it focuses on the individual’s inner development, it can be a difficult home to share with a partner.  People that live in Seven Homes often prefer to be at home rather than go out and socialize.  This is a quiet, reclusive number and occupants must be aware of not becoming too isolated while living in a Seven House.


Eight is known as the “Money Number” in Numerology.  Does this mean you will make lots of money while you live in an Eight Home?  Not necessarily.  What the energy of an Eight Home does is focus your attention on money matters.  For some people this means they will increase their income dramatically while living in an Eight Home.  For others money concerns may take precedence over all other areas.  For those living in an Eight Home money will undoubtedly be an important influence while they live there.  


Nine is the number of Universal Compassion.  People may find themselves getting involved with a charity or organization dedicated to helping others.  Nine can also be the number of endings, meaning that often loose ends are tied up and long-term goals come to fruition in a Nine Home.  While many things may end while living with the Nine energy, something new begins.  There cannot be an ending without a beginning. 

Home Numerology gives us an exciting glimpse into the deeper meanings of our homes.  It is fun to go back over all the homes you’ve lived in and see how the number may have affected the experiences you had while living there.  Numerology is a fascinating subject and will undoubtedly raise your interest in learning more about this interesting topic.  For more information, please purchase a copy of my Best-Selling book, Feng Shui that Makes Sense: Easy Ways to Create a Home that FEELS as Good as it Looks.

Copyright protected c. 2014 Cathleen McCandless

Copyright protected c. 2014 Cathleen McCandless

Feng Shui Life-Assessment Survey

Feng Shui helps people by focusing on areas of their homes and lives that need improvement, but before we can make improvements we need to know what needs to be improved.

Whenever I am about to meet with a new client I have them fill out a detailed questionnaire.  The purpose of the questionnaire is two-fold.  One,  it helps me to get to know them better so I am better able to help them, and two,  it helps my client identify areas in their lives that are, and are not satisfying.  In order for us to change things in our lives, we first must identify what needs to be changed. This questionnaire helps us do that.

Instructions:  You will need a piece of paper and something to write with.  Read each question and rank it on a scale from one to ten.  Ten means the situation is the best it can possibly be, and one means it needs great improvement. Write the number value you assign to each statement on the line next to the number. You may want to include the date at the top of your paper.  Be as honest with yourself as you can be as you rate each item.

______  1. How satisfied are you with your career?                 

______ 2. Do you feel your life is moving in the right direction?

______ 3. Are you reaching the life goals you have set for yourself?

______ 4. Do you take time out for leisure activities and hobbies?

______ 5. Do you nurture yourself spiritually?

______ 6. Do you take time out to read and learn new things?

______ 7. How is the relationship with the family members you grew up with (parents, siblings)?

______ 8. If you have a family of your own, how would you rate the happiness of your family?

______ 9. Are you satisfied with your financial situation?

______ 10. Are you seen by others the way you’d like to be seen?

______ 11. Do you feel respected and appreciated by other people in your life?

______ 12. Is your romantic life satisfying and happy?

______ 13. If you have children, is your relationship with them as good as it can be?

______ 14. Do you make time for creative pursuits?

______ 15. Do you feel you have people you can rely on in times of need?

______ 16. Are you able to travel as much as you would like?

Now go back and look at your scores.  Circle anything with a value of five or lower.  Choose the item with the lowest number.  This is the area you need to focus on first.  Start now by completing these sentences:

I feel that the area of my life that needs the most improvement is (fill in the blank) ____________________________________________________________________.

In order to improve this situation I will need to ___________________________________

I am going to take positive action today by ______________________________________

Create a plan of action by doing at least one thing within the next 24 hours to help yourself improve this area of your life.  As you improve one area, move on to the next.

Life is dynamic and changes over time. It is a good idea to take this little quiz from time to time to check in with yourself and help you identify areas of your life that need the most help.  You will be amazed at how much more easily things improve when you take the time to identify what your problem areas are and then write down the steps you can take to improve them.  Give it a try! It works!

Copyright protected c. 2010 Cathleen McCandless

Attention Realtors and Home Sellers!

Hands-On Home Staging Workshop  

Date: Saturday, June 19th
Time: 10:00-4:00
Fee: $75
Location: To be Announced
Are you trying to sell a home or condo?
 It’s a buyer’s market in real estate right now, so sellers need all the help they can get in order to sell their property quickly for a decent price.
This class will meet at an actual home that needs staging where you will learn first-hand easy tips and techniques to help your property stand out from the pack. 
 This informative workshop will cover:
  • Subliminal messages that turn off potential buyers
  • How the buyer experiences each property (this may surprise you!)
  • How to prioritize what needs to be improved to enhance a home sale
  • How to simply stage a house for the least money and most impact
  • Design choices that can make or break a sale
  • Three small things every seller needs to be aware of
  • The role nature and natural elements plays in home buying and selling (again, this may surprise you!)
  • The different ways men and women buy property
  • And much more!

For more information or to register for this fun and informative class, please  click here   to email me.