Feng Shui in Your Home
Literally translated, feng shui means wind water. Good feng shui in a home can mean good, positive energy flow, resulting in good luck. The flow of energy in the different regions of the home are created and regulated with different items and colors. Following some simple tips and guidelines can help bring a positive energy flow into your home.
One simple thing you can do to improve the feng shui in your office or home is to bring plants into the space. The healthy, vibrant energy from nature will help you improve balance in your life.
Feng shui plants are chosen for their abilities to purify the air. They include the:
- Areca Palm - removes all tested indoor air toxins
- Lady Palm - removes most indoor pollutants
- Bamboo Palm - removes benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde
- Rubber Plant - removes formaldehyde
- Dracaena Janet Craig - removes trichloroethylene
Fountains can be used inside your home to improve feng shui. For feng shui, the fountain does not necessarily have to look Asian. They do, however, have to work harmoniously with your home decor style.
Water energy, which symbolizes wealth and prosperity, is brought into the home with feng shui fountains. There are three areas of the home in which feng shui fountains work best:
- East - good health for the family
- Southeast - prosperity and abundance
- North - wealthy career path
Avoid placing your fountain in the southern region of your house, as this will interfere with fire energy, which represents fame and reputation. Since water puts out fire, it is not a good idea to put the fountain where you should really have a fireplace.
It is also important not to put the fountain in your bedroom. Water energy, when brought into the bedroom, brings about an environment of constant worry.
Different types of mirrors are used in homes for good feng shui. Mirrors give the appearance that the space is bigger than it really is. They are also used to draw in the beneficial chi or energy. With proper placement, mirrors can create positive energy flow within your home.
- Standard Mirror - regular mirrors with regular frames mean different things for feng shui depending on their shape and frame material. A round mirror with a gold leaf frame will bring wealth and abundance.
- Concave Mirror - used predominantly outdoors on a front patio or back deck. The mirrors produce a condensed, upside-down reflection.
- Convex Mirror - used to protect. Used indoors and outdoors to protect the house and the contents within.
For good feng shui, avoid putting mirrors on the wall directly facing the front door. In addition, avoid putting mirrors on the wall facing your bed.
When placed strategically around your house, crystals can help produce positive energy flow and bring good feng shui.
- Black tourmaline, obsidian, and hematite - place these just inside or outside your front door for their protective energies.
- Rose quartz hearts (2) - place these in the southern (or love) region of the house for a happy energy flow. A bowl of rose quartz crystals can also be placed in the bedroom for the same effect.
- Blue kyanite - used in jewelry or as decorations. Blue kyanite crystals do not need to be cleansed because they never attract negative energy. Promotes protection and relaxation / stress relief.
- Citrine - used in jewelry or as decorations. The citrine crystals attract wealth. Like blue kyanite, citrines don't ever need to be cleansed.
It is a good idea to cleanse the crystals by submerging them in pure water. They can also be smudged during feng shui space clearing sessions.
- Purple - avoid using this color on the walls. An overuse or use of this color on the walls can trigger blood disease. If you must, limit the use of purple to lighter shades like lavender. Purple, however, can be used freely in the healing or meditation space.
- Red - use moderately in children's rooms, but freely in the kitchen, living, and dining rooms. This vibrant color signifies fire and passion and is used to represent love, happiness and marriage.
- Green - used everywhere but in the North Region. Green is a color that balances your whole body, being the color of growth and healing.
- Orange - the good and the bad. Orange is the fire element for feng shui energy. It should be used in the South, Southwest, and Northeast Regions and avoided in the West, Northwest, and East.
- Pink - the universal color of love. Pink should definitely be used in the Southwestern Region of the home. It is also most appropriate to use in a little girl's bedroom. Pink flows well with orange, green, and black and can create positive energy in those combinations.