Enhance Your Space with Feng Shui

Pandit Gopal Sharma

Here are some great simple tips that you can use to energize and brighten your space.

Universal wealth sector

The universal prosperity corner is the Southeast of any room, office, or retail establishment, and energizing this sector of the room attracts good fortune chi for the business or residence. Place a beautiful, healthy plant in the Southeast corner of your office or store. if it starts to look sickly, remove the yellowing or dead leaves and, if necessary, replace it altogether. Fake plants made of silk or paper are also equally effective, but keeping dried plants or flowers in the house and workplace is not recommended.

Sharp edges

When placing two desks, the corner of one desk may inadvertently point directly at the other desk like an arrow aimed at a person. this creates an unpleasant atmosphere and affects the stability and concentration of the person. avoid such “sharp” positions when making desk arrangements.

Scissors

This describes a situation where the sharp corners of two pieces of furniture point towards each other. Besides being a safety hazard, this also creates disharmony and hostility. Please avoid such configurations when placing your furniture.

Wooden arrow

This is an unfavorable influence created by a long passageway between the entrance and the bedroom door. the long, straight passage generates a strong and direct rush of chi. as a long object is classified as the wood element in Feng Shui, this is called a “wooden arrow.”

one remedy is to construct a curved door at the entrance to the passageway. rounded objects are classified as metal and help keep the wooden arrow under control. another preferred solution is to illuminate the passage by a suitable chandelier or focus lights to deflect the negative chi.

Exposed stove

Traditionally, the stove is a source of prosperous energy that is personal to a family. Placing the stove in an exposed location reduces its beneficial power. the stove should not be placed where it can be immediately seen by visitors entering the house. this is to ensure the privacy of the family and finances.

Placement of religious statues

Placing religious statues against the window creates an image of insecurity and instability. religious statues should be placed with their back against a solid wall to symbolize strength and stability.

Leakage of Chi

Coming in through the entrance, the Feng Shui energy, or chi, are usually drawn towards the two opposite corners before bouncing back and circulating around the house. But if these two corners are windows, the energies will escape through the windows instead of circulating in the house, thus causing a leakage of beneficial energy and opportunities.

If there is no wall space at the window corners to enable the energy to stay and circulate, put up curtains and plants at these corners to create some shelter.

Placement of bed

If the entrance is behind the head of the bed, the sleeping person will not be able to see anyone entering the room. this creates an atmosphere of insecurity. the best position for a bed is farthest from the entry with the back supported by a solid wall.

When the bed, the passageway and the entrance are in a straight line, a current of energies will rush directly towards the bed. a bed facing the entrance also lacks privacy. avoid this to ensure the smooth movement of energy in the house.

Position of toilet

The toilet is considered a dirty part of the house with poor energy. So having the bed face the toilet is unhealthy and it may lead to sickness. most master bedrooms in modern condominiums have this drawback. if this cannot be avoided, shut the toilet door when sleeping.

Placement of desk

The entrance is where energies rush in. Placing a work or study desk to face the entrance directly is inappropriate. the best desk position is at the diagonally opposite corner of the room; at a right angle to one side; with its back against a solid wall.

Desks should not be placed at an angle to the walls. not allowing the desk to lean against a wall creates an image of insecurity, like “floating on air.” moreover, placing oneself against a corner symbolizes diminishing business just as the space diminishes towards the corner. the best desk position is to lean it against the wall at a right angle to one side.

Inauspicious plants

avoid displaying stunted or deformed plants. Bonsai and cactus should be avoided in the house. although these look quaint and can be exquisitely beautiful, the suggestion of stunted development is not good. auspicious Feng Shui always suggests abundant growth. Sickly or dead-looking plants and flowers emit a negative energy that signifies loss. You should not use dried flowers in the house. Plants should always look healthy and green. the Chinese jade plant is highly recommended as it has succulent leaves that attract wealth.

The Chinese jade plant is highly recommended as it has succulent leaves that attract wealth.

Special marriage tip

A tip for energizing the Southwest corner to attract suitable partners for grown-up daughters is to place pebbles inside a shallow glass or crystal bowl, fill it with water, float some flowers on top, and place a floating candle in the center. this brings together a basket of all five elements; and lighting the candle each day will attract vital energy to the corner. if you use flowers, change the flowers and water daily. You can use pebbles of any color. mix the colors if you wish.

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