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Entrance/Foyer Feng Shui Design Dos & Donts

picture-21 Your entrance starts right outside your door. Look at the environment surrounding your door and ensure your home entrance is clearly defined, well lit and inviting. Watch out for big trees, utility posts or roads coming right at your door. Those send negative energies to your home. You also ideally don’t want to be located in front of a cemetery, a cross road, a bar or any disruptive establishment.

Your front door is called the “mouth of Chi”. The entrance is the space where Chi energy first enters. It is also the space where family and friends are welcomed. That is were people get the first impression on your home and where you get the first feel when coming back from a long day of work outside.

It needs to feel inviting, bright and free of clutter to let the maximum god energy coming in to nourish your home and support your life.

Here are some great Feng Shui tips to keep your entrance sending you great energy

Dos

1- Install good lighting and a light color walls to brighten up the space and make it welcoming.

2- Place a mirror on one of the side walls in your entry hall to enlarge the space and bring in more energy as well as inspirational artwork to help support your journey and life goals

3- Keep the entry clutter free by removing shoes, boxes, luggage, children trolleys...

Donts

1- Display a mirror right opposite the door. This bounces back the Chi energy out before it nourishes your home

2- Keep a dirty all rug. Replace by a fresh welcoming new one and keep it tidy

3- Let a damaged door or loose handle get in the way of your opportunities, repair and replace as needed

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Feng Shui House Numbers - What is Your House Telling You?

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Feng shui house numbers, like all numbers in feng shui, carry significance. Numbers can enhance the characteristics of a space. Because feng shui deals with single digits only, the easiest way to determine your feng shui house number is to add the numbers together.

Let's say your address is '1257 Elm St' Simply add 1+2+5+7 = 15. Then add 1+6 (the numbers in 15) to get 6. Take that number and refer to the meanings below.

Or you can take this one step further and assign a number value to each letter in your street name, and add that as well. This is an even better indicator. Here the cipher for that:

A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, E=5, F=6, G=7, H=8, I=9, J=1, K=2, L=3, M=4, N=5, O=6, P=7, Q=8, R=9, S=1, T=2, U=3, W=4, X=5, Y=6, Z=7.

Finishing the example above, the math would look like: 1+2+5 + 7 = 15, 1+5 = 6, then E (first letter of Elm) =5, L=3, and M=4. Add 6 (the number already derived) to your house name numbers: 6+5+3+4 = 18, 1+8 = 9. In this case your feng shui house number would be 9.

What Those Numbers Mean

One: Independence, new beginnings, oneness with life, self-development, individuality,progress and creativity

Two: Duality, balance of yin and yang, polarities, attraction,good for couples, balance and marriage of opposites.

Three: Mind, Body and Spirit; the Trinity; expression; communication; fun; optimistic; expansive; and creative

Four: Foundation building, security, the elements of the four directions, discipline, organization, productivity; work, service

Five: Freedom, change, passion, curiosity, excitement, fun, adventurous, impulsive

Six: Love, home, beauty and the arts, generous, caring and nurturing, children

Seven: The inner life, mysticism. The seven chakras, religion, spiritual ritual and ceremony, the path of solitude; contemplation, meditation

Eight: Power on the physical plane, material prosperity, abundance, leadership

Nine: Completion, humanitarianism, selflessness, wisdom, compassion

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The power of your Front door

 

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According to Feng Shui principles doors are known as the "mouth of chi." Energy enters a building through the front door and also through each door in your home and/or office. Personally, I don't believe that Feng Shui is that black or white. If things are going well for you then my belief is to leave things the way they are. However, if you are feeling stuck or opportunities are not coming your way as much as you'd like then take a look at the doors in your home or business and make adjustments.

1. Make sure that all doors open and close easily. If they are stuck or difficult to open, it could hinder opportunities from coming your way.

2. If two doors bang into each other when opened simultaneously, it could lead to arguing. This is known as "bickering doors." If possible, either change the direction of one of the doors, remove one door and replace it with a curtain, or get an accordian or pocket door.

3. Doors that squeak, stick, have broken latches or handles should be repaired.

4. Ideally, doors should open to the widest view of the room.

5. It's not a good idea to hang things in back of a door. This prevents the door from fully opening and suppresses the chi.

6. Please be sure that there's nothing obstructing the doors in your home or office. Piles of clutter should not be in front of any door.

Your front door is the most important door of your home or office. Make sure it's very visible from the street, and no trees or bushes are preventing people from clearly viewing your door.

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Feng Shui Bed Guidelines - Do You Have a Good Feng Shui Bed and Bedroom?- Part 3

 

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 Feng Shui Solutions for Your Bed & Bedroom Challenges

The truth you need to know is that very few bedrooms have perfect feng shui. Unless you had the luck of designing and building your house with feng shui in mind, you will, most probably, have to face some challenges while creating a good feng shui bedroom. 

Without any further introductions, let's go straight to the challenges you might encounter in a modern bedroom and find the best feng shui solutions for a good feng shui bedroom you absolutely deserve! 

Let's start with the biggest, or most common feng shui challenges in a modern bedroom.

MOST COMMON FENG SHUI BEDROOM CHALLENGES:

  

Mirror facing the bed You probably know that a mirror facing the bed is a big feng shui red flag, or a feng shui "NO!" for a good bedroom. Either a mirror from a closet door, a mirror from a piece of furniture or a free standing mirror - you do not want a mirror to reflect your bed across or above it when you are sleeping. It is a disturbance to your resting time.

Bed in line with the door Be it the bedroom door, the door to the balcony/patio, the ensuite bathroom door or your closet doors, you do not want your bed in line with any of the doors in your bedroom.

Beams, ceiling fan or a chandelier above your bed The only thing you want above your bed when you sleep is a soft canopy. This is about it. Nothing heavy, nothing hanging, please do not hang chimes and bells above your head, this is bad feng shui.

 

Sharp angles (sha chi, or poison arrows) pointing at you when you sleep Be it from the nearby nightstands, from a further away piece of furniture, such as a chest of drawers, or from a sharp wall corner - be sure to neutralize all the sharp energy aiming at your bed. 

Bed under the window In addition to a good headboard, you always want to have a solid wall behind your bed. When you sleep under the window, your personal energy tends to get weaker in time, as it has neither proper support, not protection.  Windows on the side of your bed are good.

 

Bed under a sloped ceiling When you spend time under a sloped ceiling, your energy is being heavily constricted and is under constant pressure. As nighttime is the only time when your body can do the deep work of regenerating itself, sleeping under a sloped ceiling restricts this work, thus one's health may suffer. Sleeping in a bed under a sloped ceiling can also contribute to emotional instability and low energy. 

Bed with access from only one side A bed with access from only ones side limits the flow of energy to your bed. While it looks like all is quite and you are sleeping, your body is busy doing a lot of work and is looking to use all the energy it can to improve your health. When the flow of energy to your bed is restricted, your body does not receive the optimum help it needs. In addition, if you are in an intimate love relationship, having a bed with access from only one side can limit the open flow of communication between partners. 

 

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