Is Your Home’s Good Energy being Zapped or Stalled? Below are 7 Different Ways Your Home Could be Oozing Bad Luck
The above question pertains to Feng Shui, although it’s a fun and freaky question when we’re approaching Halloween. With home decor, bad luck is another word for ‘bad energy.’ Thus the real matter of concern is, “is your home oozing bad energy?”
Your home’s ‘Chi’ or ‘good energy’ should flow freely and comfortably throughout your entire house in a balanced way.
To help you visualize ‘Chi,’ think of it as water. Is this metaphoric water flowing in a balanced way through your house, or does it pool and become stagnant in certain areas. Or is the good energy leaving your home before it has a chance to flow through it?
Feng Shui can seem very complicated. If you have yet to grasp the basics of Feng Shui, refer to this article.
This page is designed to help you answer some basic questions about your home’s features and layout. If you can make changes to help encourage positive energy throughout your home, then go for it.
1. Your Foyer Entry Way – Is it Leaking Bad Luck
The ‘Mouth of Chi’ is considered your entryway. It’s how your home absorbs the energy as it enters.
Is your front door directly aligned with your back door? If so, in Feng Shui, that means good energy will enter and exit immediately. Unfortunately, changing floor plan designs isn’t an easy fix, so check out these suggestions to help minimize the bad energy leak.
2. Your Staircase – Is it Redirecting Your Home’s Good Energy
A staircase directly open to the front door invites the energy away from the main floor by immediately ‘leaking’ it upstairs or downstairs. When changing a floor plan isn’t in the cards, you need to slow the energy down. In other words, when people enter, introduce items to the main floor foyer that immediately grab their focus and place it on the main level.
Since each home layout is different, think about pieces that stop the eye from roaming upstairs or downstairs. Try strategically placed art or plants. Keep the doors closed if you have doors to a basement, washroom, or laundry room on the main level.
Ensure you have lovely bright lighting in your entranceway. Think, ‘cheerful.’ Cheerful thoughts help you create a favorable environment, and light contributes to that mood.
3. Do You Have a Mirror Facing the Front Door?
That’s a no-no in Feng Shui. Even having it within five feet of the front door is a bad idea. A mirror facing the front door is said to reflect the good energy entering right back out again.
However, if you have mirrored closets near or facing the front door and replacing them isn’t possible, minimize the reflected leaking energy by placing items that help redirect or slow down the Chi coming in.
If it’s a mirror on the wall, relocate it.
With a mirrored closet, consider putting a non-reflective window decal over it. You can also try placing a plant near it. Your house floor plan will dictate what you can do.
Water fountains are an excellent choice for an entryway. If you can position a water fountain in the foyer to detract from the mirrored closet doors and draw the energy entering it and away from the mirrors, go for it.
4. What Color is Your Front Door?
In Feng Shui, the color of your front door is determined by which way your front door is facing:
- East Facing Front Door: Green, brown, wood tones, purple, black, blue
- Southeast Facing Front Door: Green, brown, sandy colors, wood, blue, black, light yellow
- South Facing Front Door: Magenta, coral, pink, purple, orange, green, brown, wood tones
- Southwest Facing Front Door: Red, clay, beige, sandy colors, light yellow, magenta, coral, pink, orange
- West & Northwest Facing Front Doors: Gray, metallic, white, sandy colors, light yellow, beige and clay
- North Facing Front Doors: Metallic, Blue, Gray, White, Black
- North East Facing Front Doors: Sandy colors, clay, beige, light yellow, coral, pink, yellow, red, magenta, coral
5. Do You Have a Water Feature in Your Home? Is it in the Wrong Place?
- Put a water feature in the foyer. However, make sure the water is continuously flowing
- You can place a water feature outside
- Ensure the outside water feature has the water flowing towards the house
- Place it in the east part of the home for good health energy and the southeast area for wealth and money energy
- Do not place a water fountain in the south part of your home. The southern area of a room/home is the fire energy area. Water and fire cancel each other out.
- No fountains in the bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen or under the stairs
6. Is Your Bed in the Coffin Position?
Sounds ominous! It’s not. If the end of your bed directly aligns with the bedroom door, it’s in the coffin position. If you want to learn more about the coffin position, you can read about it here.
7. Do You Have a Mirror in Your Bedroom?
The most probable answer is yes. You can read about mirror energy-sucking traits in this detailed breakdown of what all the fuss is about here.
The basic fundamental Feng Shui rule regarding mirrors in bedrooms is that they shouldn’t be positioned directly across from the bed; if your mirror is across from your bed when you go to sleep at night, place a sheet or blanket over it. Or, if you think this is absolute hogwash, ignore it. Belief is everything.
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