Sunday, August 20, 2023

Variety is the Spice of Life and so in Feng Shui


It is so rewarding and fun to enhance your home using Feng Shui principles. There are no hard and fast rules, but rather recommendations to help balance and improve the energy of your home. This positive energy will in turn help you to achieve your life goals.  

Feng Shui offers a variety of Ch’i enhancers for you to choose from. It’s not about just hanging crystals. It’s about finding the personal enhancers that match your personality and style.  All these enhancers are tools to help correct problem areas, balance the energy, and bring beauty into your environment.

Below is a list of possible enhancers. Each serves a purpose. As always in Feng Shui, they must be ones that you love!  You can choose one or more per given area, but for them to work make sure that they bring you joy, and that they are placed with intentionality and affirmations.

v  Art and Colors– These are my favorite ways to enhance. Using the Bagua choose art that represents the area.

v  Career – Moving waterscapes, such as oceans, lakes, streams (Black)

v  Knowledge and Self Cultivation – Calm wooded landscapes (Blues/Greens)

v  Health, Family, and Friends – Florals, family pictures (Blues/Greens)

v  Wealth and Prosperity – Art which represents opulence (Purple, Dark Blue, Red)

v  Fame and Reputation – Art which represents celebration or achievements ((Red)

v  Love and Marriage – Romantic art, or representing pairs (Red, Pink, White)

v  Children and Creativity – Whimsical art, representing children (White, Pastels)

v  Helpful People and Travel – Travel art, spiritual guides, mountains (Grey, white, black)

v  Center and Grounding – Art representing the earth, deserts, fields (Earth tones)      


v  Crystals – Round, glass, faceted ones are hung to anchor missing areas, circulate Ch’i  in tight spaces, and to block Ch’i from escaping.


v  Lighting – Electric, candles, natural sunlight all represent the fire element, and are especially
helpful in the Wealth, Fame, and Love areas.


v  Living Things – Plants and flowers are especially helpful in the Knowledge and Health areas, although their specific colors can aid in enhancing a specific Bagua area.



v  Mirrors – These are called the “aspirin of Feng Shui” because they can be used to anchor missing areas, enhance the Career area, and block negative energy.


v  Objects of Nature – Rocks are particularly helpful in the Children and Helpful People areas. Anything like shells or seed pods can be placed where they have the greatest association. For example, in the Love area if they were collected with your soulmate.


v  Sound Makers and Wind Dancers – These are great for calling in the Ch’i. Windchimes, whirligigs, flags and bells are particularly helpful in the Career and Wealth areas.


v  Water Features – Fountains, waterfalls, fish tanks are particularly helpful in the Career and Wealth areas. Make sure that the water is flowing towards the house.