Feng Shui can enhance luck and good fortune. But how Feng Shui Mirrors can be used at Home?
Well, it might be silly to think what a simple mirror can do if you never used Feng Shui. You might be a little sceptical about the holistic way you could decorate your home or add some “Feng Shui” in your lives but, why not try it out and see the results for yourself?
It could bring that luck☘ and good fortune you are waiting for!
Have you ever noticed a happier atmosphere at home after cleaning your house or redecorating a room?
Feng Shui is not something “trendy”. Since ancient times people are using it to make the energy flow. Feng Shui is a philosophy and can be used by anyone alongside any belief system.
It is a skill, and with practice, you will be able to position furniture, change mirror placement and other items within the environment as you become more aware of your surroundings. Sometimes just moving a piece of furniture to another corner of the room makes all the difference in the energy.
Have you ever feel uncomfortable when you step in a room and out of the blue decide to turn it around, change curtains, cushions or move a sofa to another room? So why not use our intuition and apply Feng Shui techniques to change positively the energy in your house.
Have you noticed how do you feel after a “Spring clean”? Sometimes just opening a window feels refreshing but it can also bring fresh energy.
I feel that it is important while I am cleaning my house, to have good thoughts. So, for me, I think that it is not just a physical cleaning it. It is much more than that.
But how does it work? Or what exact this mean? Can we use feng shui for luck and attract good fortune?
What is “Chi” or “Qi”
Let’s be simple and say that Chi or Qi is the energy that runs through everything. As Feng Shui is based on the mixture of our own chi and the environment we live, if we choose and give the Universe a hand, it would make the energy runs smoothly, in the direction we desire.
It sounds simple, right? Well, I mentioned on my other post about “believing”, so you might like to have a read on it here.
I am writing from my own experience as I tried and it worked for me. It is also a way to think positively as you are creating something in your head and you are believing and sending the message to the universe. It is an excellent start to make things to happen!
How to benefit by using Feng Shui Mirrors in our Home – Feng Shui Mirrors Placement
Well, many celebrities and business are using it, so why not you? If we can feel better in a nice and fresh environment, it makes sense to enhance where we live with simple changes and not spending a fortune!
This could be redecorating a room or move some furniture to different places or add or remove mirrors to promote good fortune.
So, let’s talk about Feng Shui Mirrors: Mirrors reflects, right? Whatever the mirror is placed it will reflect back the chi into the room. If you learn how to positioning mirrors according to Feng Shui it will reflect and bring good vibes into your life!
Have a look at your house. What are your mirrors reflecting right now?
Remember its also the “intention”, “the feeling”, so when you looking at the mirror have positive thoughts and create your desire from there…
How to use Feng Shui Mirrors?
Feng Shui mirrors can be used to fix an issue, or better explained, to let the energy flows in a dormant area or long corridors where the chi moves rapidly.
All mirrors should have frames and be kept clean. Never keep a broken mirror and make sure it reflects your whole image. It also shouldn’t have joins or mirror tiles, and please do not hang mirror opposite to beds, doors or each other(see below).
You can also use Feng Shui Mirrors in quiet or dull areas as under the stairs, a basement, a loft, a dark space, etc. Place the mirror in a place that the natural light can be reflected in this specific area or corner that you identified.
Let’s see some examples below:
Feng Shui Living Room Decorating – The basics Feng Shui Tips
Feng Shui living room decorating it is about the family, reunion and feel good together, so its important that the seats are against the wall (so protected) and there are lots of space in front of you. In the picture above you can see a beautiful sitting room and a mirrored coffee table in the centre.
This is a very good example of how to use Feng Shui Mirror in the Living room with a bit of twist and imagination! So, what’s the mirror is reflecting? The windows, the light from the outside and that are the energy we want inside!
That’s the principle, but be careful in adding a mirror right opposite a window if it is not reflecting inside the room, so sometimes a convex mirror is a good idea or place the mirror in a corner.
Good Fortune Symbol: Pi Xiu
Pi Xiu, is a hybrid mythical creature with a Chinese dragon head and a body of a lion. This represents strength and agility.
An interesting legend says that he once defecated on the floor of Heaven. Because of that, he was punished by spanking which caused its rectum to be permanently sealed. Additionally, his diet would be just gold, silver and jewels. Pi Xiu he can eat but cannot expel it!
This is the main reason for using the Pi Xiu symbol of acquisition and preservation of wealth and especially in Feng Shui and especially helpful for those who are going through a bad year.
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How to use Pi Xiu in Feng Shui
- When moving into a new home
- After house renovations
- Should face out of the house
- Display in areas of the house need to attract good fortune/luck
- Use the male and female statues at the house entrance
- Do not touch their mouth of Pi Xiu or placed in the bathroom or kitchen as it would ruin the wealth
- To have protection always with you, use a bracelet or a keychain
Feng Shui Bracelet – Give yourself a lucky boost
The Mythical Hybrid creature, PiXiu, a winged lion here represented in a beautiful gold bracelet it is said to increase wealth and generate and promote Feng Shui cure and good fortune.
This special and unique bracelet is infused with a Mantra which makes the bracelet even more powerful. Pi Xiu does not just promote wealth but protect against negative energies so why not keep it very closed to us wherever we go?
Bathrooms and especially toilets are knowing of a place that drains the energy of the house. Therefore, toilets seats should be always closed, I know… it’s difficult when you have men in the house… but it’s worth to try even if you need to put a note on the toilet seat or change to one that closes automatically…
Mirrors in the bathroom should never reflect the toilet seat, so place them like the picture above or behind the door and keep the bathroom door always closed.
How to use Feng Shui Mirror Placement in Bedroom?
It’s really lovely to see big wardrobes reflecting a nice bed right? Well, in Feng Shui it is a big No-No. So, keep mirrors in the bedroom it to a minimum, if possible cover it when you are sleeping.
The picture below is an example of a mirror in a bedroom using Feng Shui. It is not reflecting the bed and it is reflecting lovely flowers and the natural light from the window.
Yin and Yang
This is the Yin and Yang symbol. Yin represents the dark, cold, negative and feminine. Yang represents the white, the hotter, positive and masculine. Both need to be balanced and complementing each other.
You can help this balance bring more Yin or Yang into your life according to your needs. For example, if you are feeling cold or have frequent illnesses or depression this means the Yin is high and to balance its recommended to wear bright colours, do martial arts and get rid of clutter as examples.
When the Yang is high you might have dry skin, suffer from stress or in a need to be in control. To balance and bring more Yin, it is recommended to meditate, wear clothes in pastel colours and get close to nature.
Feng Shui Bedroom and Feng Shui Bed
The bed position is extremely important so try to place the bed away or in front of the door. Its also recommended not place the bed in a wall that is annexed to a bathroom. If this is not possible, use wallpaper, fabric or any extra wall covering to balance the energy.
Natural materials as wool or cotton are the best choice for a mattress instead of synthetic materials and cotton futons are also recommended as it supports the chi flow.
The bed is also another important part of the furniture that you need to think about when decorating your bedroom. You can transform your room into a Feng Shui bedroom, sometimes just re-positioning your bed or choose one made of wood frames which attract more yin.
To enhance your relationship, add some bright colours in your room. Yellow bedding is ideal and you will have a perfect Feng Shui Bed. See picture below:
Feng Shui Bedroom Colours
You don’t need to spend fortunes and buying new furniture or expensive bed clothing or curtains. Just by making your house a Feng Shui House, the energy can flow harmonically. You can simply use colours and objects that you already have or add flowers in the right spot!
If you find difficult to coordinate colours and decorate your house beautifully let’s have a look at the basics of the colour wheel so we can use the colour coordination with Feng Shui.
It would be easier as we are talking about “Feng Shui” if we relate the colours with the 4 elements: Fire, Earth, Air and Water.
We can also link de colours with the seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
So, let’s see below:
When we are decorating we shouldn’t have any strict rules. We want to be comfortable and around things and colours that we like. However, we can add some sparkle by using Feng Shui to enhance all the goods the Universe can bring to our lives.
Follow your instincts and if you do not like a colour or an object in your house: Change it! Move it! Get rid of it! Do something and you see how you feel.
Think about what you would like to bring to your life as a good fortune. See some examples below:
Orange and Cream colours can create a warm room, so you could use in walls, frames, flowers, cushions
Greens and natural plants are a good source to add to your decoration especially when you feel a need for new ideas or need a change to happen.
Blue is peaceful and can make a room restful and help free the mind from worries and confusion.
Purple and Violet: To get the purple tone we need to mix red and blue so purple represent the change, the transition to go up to the next level.
It has expansive energy and brings a new dynamism to our lives.
Feng Shui Bagua Mirror Rules
When and where to place Bagua mirrors?
Bagua Mirror Rules – The Good Fortune Asset
1- Must be placed just on front doors (outside the house)
2 – Never hung inside the house
3- Just use it if there is bad energy in front of the house, for example, a river. Its reflect the negative energy from outside into our houses.
“Qi” or “Chi” and our body
The basis of Chinese Medicine is to harmonise and restore the “Qi” in our body through Acupuncture. If you never tried and wants to know more, read the guest post from my friends Margareth and Chris here and let the energy flows!