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If you want to create good feng shui in your present house, or are looking to buy a new house that has good feng shui, there are some simple, basic feng shui guidelines that can help you.
Outside your House
A good feng shui house has no Sha Chi (attacking) or Si Chi (low) energy around it. Carefully study the outside of your house, look at your surrounding with fresh eyes. Do you live in a cul-de-sac house, or a T-junction house? Do you live close to the railroad? Is your backyard sloped? Usually, these houses will have challenging feng shui that needs to be taken care of.
Creating a beautiful garden, no matter how small, will help attract beneficial feng shui energy to your house.
Unobstructed Front Door
A good feng shui house has a smooth, strong and clear energy flow to its front door.
Is the Chi, or feng shui energy flow blocked in its way to your front door? Is there a big tree, or any other feature blocking the flow to your front door? Or, maybe your door needs some loving care, such as a better feng shui color, new hardware, etc. Do you block the pathway yourself with recycling bins, old pots, shoes outside the front door?
You need to remove obstacles.
If you are working on improving the feng shui energy in your home, do not neglect your closets, put them high on your feng shui to-do list.
If your closets are over-cluttered and busy, having the doors closed will not help you much. More than that, in feng shui closets are connected to your innermost, your deepest, and often hidden feelings about yourself.
Think of the state of your closets as a feng shui test of your self-esteem. How healthy is your self-esteem? How clean, peaceful and beautiful is your inner world? Open your closets and take a look. No worries, nobody is looking, it is just you and your closet.
In feng shui the area connected to your money, or financial prosperity and abundance, is the Southeast area of your home or office. This is the classical, or traditional feng shui school way to define your money area.
Now, if you decide to work with the Western feng shui school, then your money area is in the upper left area of your space.
This short video will help: Feng Shui Bagua: Clear and Simple
The feng shui element of your wealth & money area is Wood, and you know that Wood is strengthened by Water (which nourishes the Wood) and by Earth (which gives the Wood a firm foundation to grow).
- A money plant
- A feng shui lucky bamboo
- An air purifying plant or
- Any other vibrant plant that will thrive in the lighting conditions of the area
Check out our list of beautiful and easy-to-care for plants for your home.
2. A water feature, a mirror or an image of water.
You can bring an actual fountain to the area, which will be great feng shui!
Mirrors are excellent feng shui money cure, too. You can also display images with water such as a beautiful waterfall, a lake, a river or an ocean. Make sure the water is clean and flowing (versus muddy and stagnant).
3. Emphasize specific shapes in your money area decor.
Each feng shui element is expressed in specific shapes, so you can bring the desired energy with shapes such as:
- Rectangular (Wood element)
- Square (Earth element)
- Wavy (Water element)
Be it in the shape of picture frames, fabric patterns or the wallpaper design, these shapes will bring the right energy to your money area.
4. Images of forests, parks or vibrant green leaves, trees, grass, etc will bring the feng shui energy of the Wood element.
You can also bring images of natural landscapes with interesting land formations – from sandy beaches to mountains and canyons (to represent the Earth element).
5. Choose best feng shui colours to decorate your money area (be it with wall colour, fabrics or decor details.) You have a variety of colour choices, such as:
- Earthy/Light Yellow
You can also bring a splash of red to activate the area (or its energy variations such as coral orange, magenta, purple or pink). Be sure, though, that this is just a colour splash, and not the main colour decor for your feng shui money area.
6. Consider some classical Chinese feng shui cures for prosperity. Just be sure that you genuinely like them and they work with your home decor.
Here is a list of the most popular traditional feng shui cures for wealth:
- Feng shui aquarium (or representation of specific fish)
- Chinese coins
- Wealth vase
- Abundance ship
- Laughing Buddha
- Citrine or Pyrite crystals