Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of creating a harmonious environment. Use the 8 tips below for arranging your home or office with Feng Shui principles in the New Year.
1. Keep the front door clean and bright
Some people like to stack random things and even garbage in front of their front doors, which is likely to hinder your financial luck.
2. Keep an open area of space on the front side of the house
If there is a clear area in front of the house or office, it is a sign of good luck. On the contrary, if there are tall trees or electricity poles obstructing the view, or if the view is blocked by buildings or other things, it is considered to negatively influence a person’s career.
3. Keep lights lit brightly
Light signifies hope and fortune. If the lights are dim, it will be hard to bring in financial income. Rich people always light their homes brightly, especially during festive occasions. Good lighting builds positive energy. People who keep their lights dim will not have fortune flow into house.
4. A large living room accumulates good luck
A well-structured living room is essential in a house. There are several points to keep in mind: windows and door-to-hallway connections are considered drains on the body’s energy and financial luck, so these layouts should best be avoided.
5. Beds and desks should not face the bathroom door
It is believed that if beds or work desks are next to bathroom doors, they will tarnish luck and cause disease in the kidneys or urinary system.
6. Avoid fake flowers and plants
Whether a residence or work environment, plants and flowers add positive energy. But don’t substitute with fake flowers or plants. They imply false hope and negatively affect people’s relationships.
7. Don’t store weapons in the house
Some people do martial arts using swords or knives as a hobby, and keep the weapons on display in their homes. But if positioned in certain way, the swords and knives will hurt relationships and cause couples to quarrel.
8. Know the direction of water flow in nearby rivers, streams, lakes, and seas
In Chinese thought, water symbolizes wealth. The direction of water flow is very important in Feng Shui.
If your home or office faces the water or is close to a body of water, you should know the direction of the water’s flow to understand how it affects your luck. This time of year, water (rivers, lakes, and seas) flowing from the south will bring good luck, whereas water flowing from the north will bring you a heavy workload, and you’ll need to bustle here and there.