Feng shui practitioners believe that there are important factors to consider when choosing or moving into a new house. According to those who believe in feng shui, the way in which your home and possessions are arranged can have an impact on how events occur in your life. For example, a positive arrangement can bring good energy and good things while a negative arrangement can cause your positive energy to leave. There are several tips that may help ensure that your new home has "chi," which means "good energy."
The first thing to consider is how to remove the remnant energies and chi of the past to prevent them from affecting you negatively. There are two general types of chi that you want to clear out: shar chi and si chi, which are bad energy and stagnant energy. You want your new home to be clear of such negative energies so you can fill it with your own positive energies, particularly sheng chi, which is auspicious.
One way to bring in the positive energy is to use a Tibetan space-clearing bell, which produces a melodic sound when rung. Ring the bell a few times in each room of your new house. Let the sound resonate until it stops. You may also burn incense during this process.
Examine the layout of each room in the house. According to feng shui principles, the bedroom should not be situated over the kitchen, any open space, or a laundry room. On the other hand, bathrooms should not be atop a dining area or kitchen. Arrangements such as these may promote illnesses within the home. The northwest portion of the house should be free from elements of fire, such as a fireplace. Any fire-related element in the northwest is believed to invite challenges and difficulties for the man of the house. The southwest area, on the other hand, indicates fortune for the woman of the house.
Color is perhaps the simplest way to shift the energies in your space. Colors are expressions of the five feng shui elements: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood.
Fire represents passion and high energy. Fire element colors include red, orange, strong yellow, pink, and purple. Earth represents nourishment and stability. Earth element colors include beige, light yellow, and other earthy colors.
Metal represents clarity and preciseness. Metal element colors include gray and white. Water represents ease, abundance, and freshness. Water element colors are include black and blue. Wood represents health and vitality. Wood element colors include brown and green In feng shui, color is a lot like music--uplifting and nourishing. The more colors you can harmoniously combine and absorb, the greater your sense of well-being will be.
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