Written by Maria Giglio
Why moving furniture gives you thrills? Ask the Universe.
Feng Shui (风水, literally wind and water), the traditional Chinese geomancy, teaches how to set up our living space so to keep the Universal energy, Qi, in balance between its opposites Yin and Yang, and thus live better.
Want to know how? Here are some tips!
Take a compass
Suppose you have a compass. At the centre, you have Yin and Yang. Each direction instead represents an Earth element and an aspect of human life.
Colours channel energy. Want the sun to shine in your social life? Use bright colours like yellow to grant the right amount of Yang in your living room.
In bed instead, opt for darker tones to help you relax or use red to enhance passion.
The right spot
Want to get that promotion or have more love in your life? Put them in the right place!
Place your kitchen stove to South to Fire up your meals. Point your bedroom to Southwest to improve relationships.
Mirror, mirror…off the wall!
Mirrors reflect Qi energy and double it up, so they are perfect for hallways or small spaces. Don’t put a mirror in front of your front door: it would reject good luck.
In bedroom, avoid placing a mirror facing the bed. As it reflects the personal energy of the sleepers, it bothers their rest. Also, by doubling up love luck, it enhances the chance of infidelity between lovers.
Don’t take the use of plants for granted. As plants are full of Qi on their own, they can help or stop the correct flux in the house depending on their position.
If you enjoyed this very short guide about Feng Shui and want to learn more, here are some readings for you:
- Jayme Barrett, Feng Shui Your Life
- Karen Kingston, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui: free yourself from physical, mental, emotional and Spiritual Clutter Forever
- Karen Rauch Carter, Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life: How to Use Feng Shui to Get Love, Money, Respect, and Happiness
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