9 Feng Shui Home Tips

Carolynn in Idaho asks:

I’ve heard about Feng Shui, and was hoping you could tell me a few quick tips (without having to remodel my home) to discretely increase the positive energy in my house and, most importantly, inspire me to remove the clutter…

Psychic Marin ext. 5113 responds:

Think about the homes of people you know. There will be a broad range, from cozy homes to horrid environments you’ll never set foot in again. Some houses feel inviting, and upon stepping inside you feel warmth and friendliness, and are likely to smell the aroma of freshly baked treats. Other homes may appear cluttered, and well-lived in, but if you’re sensitive to surrounding energy, you may find this type of environment frazzling. Perhaps you have been in a house that looks like it was straight out of a magazine – so pristine that you felt as if you were in a museum, a show piece that you may find it hard to imagine living in. After taking note of all the possibilities, realize that your home is a unique reflection of yourself. How do you want to be perceived?

Geomancy is the sacred art of understanding and aligning your surroundings with elemental energies. The ancient Chinese Feng Shui system that has gained popularity in the Western hemisphere is probably the most well known form of Geomancy. Feng Shui means “wind and water.” In this system, principles are derived from the Taoist belief system, whereby the focus of life is balancing the yin and yang energies to create comfort, yet a feeling of active energy. In layman’s terms, this means that in a home, it is arranged to avoid energy from becoming stuck, while steering the energy in a gentle flow throughout the home, and removing any energetic leaks.

If you want to adopt some basic Feng Shui principles to increase balance and flow in your environment, either your workspace or home, follow these inspiring yet simple steps:

1. Scaling Down

Walk around your house, and take a look at your possessions. Don’t be afraid to dig deeper into cupboards and closets. Are items neatly arranged within an organized fashion, or toppling over? Old stacks of exposed magazines, bills, and obsolete VHS tapes can be the worst culprits for interfering with energetic flow. Ask yourself, “Do I use this?” “Do I need this?” “What is the item’s purpose?” “Does it enhance my environment?”

The first rule of creating a more balanced home is to eliminate the clutter that interrupts the flow. Dissect your environment, room by room, and eliminate the things you do not need. You may wish to make several different piles: garbage, recyclables, donations to thrift stores, items to hand down to a friend, and items you want to store away that have sentimental value but are not necessarily for display.

2. Exterior Décor

Fountains, lush plants, and birdbaths along an inviting walkway to your front door will bring a feeling of pleasure to your doorstep. Wind chimes placed outside your front door or on your porch will distract and capture any negative energies prior to them entering the house.

3. Color

What colors are in your environment? Color creates the mood and freshness in a home. Quite often, painting is one of the last things you may consider when redecorating, but you may want it to come first. A new color can dramatically change the undertone of the energy in your surroundings. Perhaps you may want to invest in one of the digital computer remodel programs where you can upload images of your house and sample the wall colors. This can be an instant method for capturing the energy you want to permanently create.

4. Toilets

Always keep the toilet lid closed. If not for sanitary purposes alone, keeping the toilet lid down prevents the positive energy from going “down the toilet.” As water is an element to carry energy away, you don’t want the positive energy in your home to inadvertently be flushed away.

5. Hallways

In Feng Shui, the hallway is an important location within the home. It should reflect your personality. Is your hallway dark and gloomy, or cheery with appropriate lighting and wall decor?

6. Doors

Can visitors see into your front door? Can they see into your front door, and all the way into your home through the back door? If this is the case, you may feel that there is an energy vacuum, or draft. On a visual level, it directs the energy to what lies on the outside and around the home as opposed to what is in the home. To correct this problem, you can close any interior doors, or place furniture in between the direct pathway.

7. Red Door

Some Feng Shui practitioners say the only appropriate color for a front door is red, because it represents an invitation to happiness and prosperity. In ancient China, red is associated with wealth and the upper classes, therefore red is often utilized in decor to create a sense of prestige.

8. Crystals

A crystal on the desk is believed to dispel negativity, and bring about clarity and focus in business. Throughout the home, crystals can be placed to move energy, as they act as distractions if there is a protruding corner or an awkward hallway. If you sense that there is a feeling of “broken energy” in the flow of your home, or a wall that is a burden, simply place a quarts crystal at the base of the wall or dangle a crystal from the ceiling to redirect the energy flow.

9. Desk Position

In office settings, the most important factor is the chair. The chair commands power and attention. Not only may you want to opt for a fancy leather chair, you will want to avoid placing your chair where the back is facing the door. As the animal instinct in us will always want to “see what is coming,” placing your back to the door may make you unknowingly feel a little anxious, or constantly on alert, both leading to emotional exhaustion, which is not productive for the workplace.

Your home is a reflection of your inner world. When your energetic flow is blocked in your physical surroundings, it is difficult to achieve a rhythm in your life. Victorian Master Craftsman William Moore had a golden rule for homemaking; “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

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5 thoughts on “9 Feng Shui Home Tips

  1. libby 5288

    Love the article, I am a true believer in Feng Shui, I have for several month have change my home completely, what a difference in my life n my career, things just starting changing in such a beautiful way, got rid of junk that I heard for years, so since then I have cleared everything n now it is such a positive environment for me now, yes, by keeping things from the past slow many things for me, now the energy around my life is now very empowering just from clearing old past n coming into a new clear energy of success n love.. Thank You Marin, for this GREAT Article. Love n Light to you n continued success also:))

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  3. Jacqueline

    Hi Marin,
    I love your tips, I have used feng shui, in my home for years, the first year of reading everything I could find on the topic, then finding one that I didn’t have to take a college course in order to apply the system into my life, I first wanted to test the process before really rearrange everything in my life, so I used items in my home, applied them in the proper places, also I used a lot of construction paper to line the very tops of my shelves (of course where no one could see them) under beds, between mattress, behind the clothes in my closet I taped foil and white paper.

    Through-out the days and I mean days, everything in my life started to completely change for the good, I was amazed through the year I would continue to place additional items in the appropriate areas.

    The second year, well yes I went over board I painted walls ( of course in a very tasteful manner), and is all I can say is “WOW” I am impressed….

    Thanks so much!
    Blessings and Big Hugs!
    Jacqueline x9472

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  4. velvetoversteel

    Great tips, Marin! The first step of ‘uncluttering’ your house is so key. Getting rid of things from your past, makes room for new and wonderful things and experiences to come into your life. Also, if you don’t ‘love it’ or it doesn’t make you feel good when you see it, then don’t keep it! That helped me get rid of a lot of ‘stuff’ that was just slowing down the energy in my home. It was very empowering too knowing that clearing out things is a step in moving ‘forward’ in my life, instead of looking back!

    I love Feng Shui tips and articles. I too hope to read many more of these types of post.
    Hugs,
    Coreen @ VOS

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  5. Gina Rose ext.9500Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi Marin,
    Nice article and these little tips DO work……I use them in my own home…..would love to read more articles on this topic.

    Blessed Be )O(
    Gina Rose Ext.9500

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