Feng Shui 101: How To Bring Luck Into Your Home
If you want to attract good luck, wealth, and happiness into your home, here are some simple feng shui cures you can do for your home without breaking the bank for charms or home renovations.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is a traditional Chinese practice that involves arranging your home in a way that promotes positive energy flow and harmony. “Feng Shui” literally translates to “wind and water,” which are two elements that are believed to influence the flow of energy (“chi”) in the environment.
While some aspects of Feng Shui may be based on cultural or personal beliefs, many of its principles are rooted in common sense and practicality. Many people who practice Feng Shui believe that it can help create a more harmonious and balanced environment, leading to a happier and more fulfilling life.
How To Bring Luck Into Your Home with Feng Shui
1. Have a Plant
Not only are they lovely additions to your home, but plants also purify air, attract positive energy and create home balance. Plants can be especially helpful to fill empty spaces that only accumulate dust and stagnant energy like the space above cabinets.
If possible, choose plants with rounded leaves and avoid thorny plants like cacti.
2. Identify the money corners
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The Chinese Bagua identifies the southeast corner or the far left corner of your home as the Wealth Corner. The north corner or Career Corner is also considered as a money corner because a good career means a steady flow of income.
To attract wealth, money corners must be kept clean and decorated with charms such as the wealth vase, laughing Buddha, gold coins, and other symbols of wealth.
3. Keep an aquarium in the living room
A well-maintained aquarium with colorful fish in the living room or in the front room of the house enhances money luck. The running water and colorful fish activate the auspicious “chi” or life energy and dissipate the “sha chi” or attacking energy.
Never keep an aquarium in the kitchen, the bedroom nor the center of the house as it can bring sickness to your spouse and financial struggles for your breadwinner.
4. Open the windows
In feng shui, windows are a gateway to opportunities. However, a dusty and closed window hides new experiences. Experts advise to keep it clean with a vinegar solution and old newspapers and to open it as much as possible to let natural light and air enter the house – attracting and creating harmony at home.
5. Position the bed facing north
The bed is the most important furniture in your home. When placed in the right location, it can bring you good fortune and a better quality of sleep.
How to place your bed for good feng shui and better sleep?
The head of the bed must always face North and should be positioned against a wall. Also, the head of the bed must not directly face a door. Most importantly, avoid sharp wall angles and pointed furniture edges near your bed. The sharp points emit constant “sha chi” or attacking energy resulting to illness and depression.
6. Clean the house and fix what is broken
Spring cleaning may be a modern addition to feng shui advice but it is one of the most important of a good home. A messy cluttered home surely does not invite good luck or good mood. Regularly cleaning rids your home of old energy, and attracts fresh and new “chi” or positive energy into your home.
As much as possible, keep your furniture, appliances, lights, pipes and other stuff inside the house in tip-top condition. Anything not in proper working order should be repaired, removed or replaced to prevent negative “chi” from settling into your space.
Did you know?
Shi Chi or low, decaying energy is present in houses that experience death, repressed emotions, a lot of clutter and lack of order. To purify your home of bad vibes and bad energy, it is important to have a space clearing session at least once a year.
7. Decorate with lucky colors
Fire and Metal elements will be periodically deficient during the year of Earth Pig. To correct that, wear the colors associated with Fire and Metal which are red, orange and pink (for Fire); white and golden (for Metal) for luck.
The same thing can be said with decorating your home and office. To increase the chance of making more money and multiple success in 2019, decorate your home and office with different shades of red, orange and white. You can also add blue and green accents to symbolize Water and Wood elements.
8. Close the toilet lid
Water symbolizes wealth. However, the direction of water flow dictates where the wealth is going: whether towards you or away from you. A flushing toilet symbolizes flushing down wealth out of your home. Hence, you should always close the toilet lid and bathroom door after use to mitigate the outflow of wealth and good luck.
9. Declutter your entryway
If your home has more than one entrance, use the main door because it is the welcomes good “chi”. Your entryway should also be free from clutter such as packages, shoes, wet umbrellas or anything that could block the door. The clutter disrupts the flow energy, resulting instead to negative energy.
Moreover, make sure you oil your door hinges whenever needed. Squeaking door hinges are considered the crying of a door – a sign of bad luck, preventing good chi from entering your front door.
10. No pointed edges
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In feng shui, protruding pointed objects and sharp edges are considered dangerous. The sharp points, also called poison arrows, emit “sha chi” or attacking energy that can make you feel irritable and unsafe. Ideally, use only furniture and décor with rounded edges and avoid pointed objects such as paintings, sculptures, furniture, and thorny plants.
If your existing furniture has sharp edges, look for ways to soften them. For instance, you can drape fabric over a table, add a vining plant to the shelf or place a lamp in room corners. You can turn the furniture or art diagonally to minimize the corner’s effect.
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