In this article, you will learn about feng shui tips, but before that, it is essential to understand what feng shui is. Feng shui is an ancient Chinese science of positioning buildings, objects, and elements in an environment to acquire harmony and balance. The meaning of feng shui is the way of wind and water. It originates in early Taoism but is yet well known today, spreading throughout China and Western cultures.
Nowadays, individuals and companies from all over the world use feng shui decoration rules to plan their homes and offices. Many feng shui for home directions are about what objects to set near or far away from windows and doors because Qi (energy) can enter and leave via those openings. The most effortless way to modify feng shui in a room is to add five elements: water, wood, fire, earth, and metal.
It is always recommended to hire a professional feng shui master to study what energies govern your space, and to be able to align and balance all energy patterns calculated through feng shui formulas, to ensure the effectiveness of the work done on the energy of the home,
It's time to dive into those 7 feng shui tips to attract your wealth and make small changes in your home:
1. ENTRANCE DOOR
The entrance door is considered the Qi mouth of the home, from where energy enters. Therefore, it is very important that the entrance is bright with plenty of natural light, and arranged correctly.
The placement of plants near the main door and mirror correctly placed invites positive energy and wealth into your life, but it is also important to avoid energy blocks in fronts of your doors, such as trees too close to the door or lamp posts. The door should not be aligned to the internal staircase, which means when you open the door you should not see a staircase in front of you, or mirrors, otherwise, the Qi will be pushed outside of the home.
The below image is an example of an inauspicious entrance door, where the tree blocks the Qi.
A tidy space is essential to ensure that the Feng Shui potential of the home is active, and the flow of energy is healthy and powerful. A home with clutter, even if hidden inside storage rooms or cabinets, won't have a good Feng Shui potential, no matter what remedies are applied. Hence the first step before hiring a Feng Shui Master should be to declutter your home and make space for new energy to flow in.
Adding plants is one of the most known feng shui home decorating ideas, however, it is not part of the classical feng shui science, hence plants won't enhance the feng shui potential of the home or office, but they would surely bring calmness and support people well-being.
In the Chinese culture, it is believed that the money plants and three bamboos bring wealth and money, however, these are only part of the Chinese cultural belief and not part of the science of feng shui.
4. WATER ELEMENTS
Water elements in feng shui, are associated with abundance and good luck in feng shui, however, it must be placed in the correct location of the home. Water is known to attract the Qi, and when placed correctly, it brings money, and prosperity and supports people's desires and aspirations. It can be placed to enhance career opportunities or good investments. If you are designing and building a home, the swimming pool or external fountain location should be assessed by a Feng Shui Master to ensure good prosperity and avoid money-draining energies. The water location can only be calculated by applying feng shui formulas in relation to the home and family dates of birth.
Adding mirrors to the home is one of the best feng shui tips to attract wealth, however, they must be placed correctly and the location should be measured and calculated through Feng Shui formulas, in relation to the home and residents. The areas where you should NOT place mirrors are:
-In front of the entrance door, reflecting you when you enter the house.
-In alignment with the bed, hence you should not see yourself or the bed in the mirror while laying in bed.
This does not mean that you cannot have mirrors in the bedroom or at the entrance, but they should be placed to avoid alignment with the bed and door.
The below photo shows an example of the incorrect placement of the mirror in the bedroom.
Keeping a clean kitchen is one of the best feng shui ideas for kitchen to attract health and wealth. The most important aspect to consider for the kitchen arrangements are:
-The stove should be placed against a wall, not on an island, otherwise, it will bring a lot of chaos to the resident's life.
-The sink can be placed on an island, however, it should not be aligned with the stove. This is known as a water-fire clash in Feng Shui and can bring health issues to the residents.
The below image shows an example of a wrongly placed sink and stove, where the Water-Fire clash is present hence inauspicious for the family's health.
In classical feng shui colours are not used to balance the energy flow, nor to activate specific energy patterns, but they are used only to create a certain feel to the room, depending on the activity that will be conducted. A Feng Shui Master would complement Feng Shui with the principles of colour therapy, to create either calming energy using tones of greens and blues, or to make a room more active when choosing vibrant colours like yellow and red.
Only the colour red is used in feng shui to represent the Fire energy, therefore it is important to calculate through feng shui formulas if the use of red is suitable for a specific room, or if it would weaken a positive energy pattern.
Hope these feng shui tips help you to start re-arranging your home and look at what areas can be improved. Our homes have their own energy blueprint which affects our life, health and well-being, and we should take care of our home exactly how we take care of our body and mind.
Feng shui is a great way to improve the energy flow of your home and improve the natural flow of your life.