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Simple Feng Shui Tips for Your Home

Feng Shui is an ancient art and science which was developed in China almost 3,000 years ago. This complicated body of knowledge that unleashes the understanding of the balance of a particular area brings good health and fortune to the life of the residents.

Feng means wind and Shui means water. As per the Chinese traditions water and breeze stand for good health. Today, with the mass acknowledgement of the benefits of feng shui, home buyers and dwellers have increasingly become interested in making their habitats feng shui compliant.

7 Steps to Feng Shui:

1. De-Clutter The House:

You should initiate this practice by getting rid of the unwanted items in your house. Clutter clearing is a time as well as energy consuming process. You need to think more than twice about items before throwing them away. This is an essential step to create space in your house that reverberates feng shui energy.

However, only the unwanted, broken and trash objects should leave the house. Thorough cleaning is also imperative for this process. Space is needed to ensure the admittance of light and breeze to the inner areas of your home.

2. Ample Air and Sunshine Should Enter The House:

Fresh breeze and sunlight help you to create the good feng shui energy that your home needs. This energy is called Chi. Keep your windows and balcony doors open to allow both in all the rooms of your house. Get air con to help get rid of stagnent air. Although it requires ongoing support and maintenance, it is a good way to get air. This is good for internal plants as well. Also, at night, consider using full spectrum lights in the rooms.

Feng shui means utilization and channeling of energy, and light is the strongest form of this: Both natural light and artificial light influence the internal energy of your home.

According to feng shui, light is the first nutrient within your living space. Exposure to good quality light is important for a good energy flow within you.

3. Get a Feng Shui Energy Map (Bagua) of your House:

A Bagua, or feng shui energy map, will help you know which part of your house is connected to which part of your life. To create a map you can use two methods: traditional and BTB grid.

Bagua literally means ‘8 areas’, more specifically the 8 directions of a house: north, east, south, west, north east, north west, south east and south west. Each direction has a specific element, a specific colour and a life area connected to it.

The following chart gives you the feng shui element, colour and compass reading for each of the eight directions:


Compass reading: 337.5 to 22.5
Life area: Career and Path in life
Colour: Black and Blue
Feng Shui element: Water


Compass reading: 67.5 to 112.5
Life area: Family and health
Colour: Green and Brown
Feng Shui element: Wood


Compass reading: 157.5 to 202.5
Life area: Reputation and Fame
Colour: Bright Yellow, Pink, Purple, Orange and Red.
Feng Shui element: Fire


Compass reading: 247.5 to 292.5
Life area: Children and creativity
Colour: Gray and White
Feng Shui element: Metal


Compass reading: 22.5 to 67.5
Life area: Self cultivation and spiritual growth
Colour: Earthy, Light Yellow, and Beige
Feng Shui element: Earth


Compass reading: 112.5 to 157.5
Life area: Money and abundance
Colour: Green and Brown
Feng Shui element: Wood


Compass reading: 292.5 to 337.5
Life area: Travel, blessings and helpful people
Colour: White and Gray
Feng Shui element: Metal


Compass reading: 202.5 to 247.5
Life area: Marriage and love life
Colour: Sand, Beige and Light yellow
Feng Shui element: Earth

4. Basics of Feng Shui Elements:

To create perfect balance and energetic vibrancy in all the corners of your house you have to get the basics of 5 elements in feng shui right. For instance if you are worried about the health of your family you should place wooden elements in the East corner of your home; to achieve prosperity add wood and water to the southeast corner of the apartment etc.

Basic principle of feng shui is the five elements in it: wood fire, earth, water and metal. These interact between themselves in specific ways to generate Productive and Destructive cycles. These elements get better expressed in various shapes: wood- rectangular; water- wavy; metal- round; earth- square; and fire – triangular. These shapes and elements can be used creatively in your home to create simple yet effective designs.

The use of colour with it adds to the effectiveness of these feng shui elements. Knowing ways to use colour in your home always adds balance and energy to your home. The combination of colour and element is mentioned in the above table.

5. Birth Element Knowledge:

Knowing about your birth element is also another important factor you can introduce into your house which will nourish and support your energy. There is a feng shui chart that determines our birth element, it is primarily calculated on your date of birth.

If your birth element is fire, add expressions of fire to your interiors. Also add the colours of the fire element like pink, yellow, red, orange etc. Adding of the wood element will also help you keep a productive cycle for your home as wood feeds fire.

6. Kua Numbers and Lucky Directions:

Kua means life area. According to the norms of feng shui each of us possess a kua number and a lucky direction. Kua number is a complex division of people present all around the world. It comes from the popularly known concept of Flying stars school of feng shui. It divides all the people into two sections- the East and the West. The East is further sub-divided into 1, 3, 4, 9 and the West has 2, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

Knowing your Kua number is important because it helps you find your lucky direction. Knowing about your lucky direction will help you chose your home or arrange your bed in a certain way, so that you can have access to ‘chi’.

7. Be Closely Aware of the Aura of Your Home:

You should be closely acquainted with the feel of your home because on it depends the well being of your family members and their good health. This mindfulness of feng shui ‘trinity’ is deeply connected to everyone present within the contours of your household.

Nothing is static in this world and hence to understand and comprehend the functioning of the living areas, you have to pay close attention from the moment you initiate feng shui living standards in your inner space.

Thus, applying feng shui norms to the inner area of your house will help you and your family have a positive energy and vibrancy in your life. The concept of feng shui offers a number of cures to your life. It is essential for you to know that the different items present in your home can create a positive as well as a negative energy. If negative, arrange these in such a way that their combined energy influences you in a good way. Once you understand the basic theorem, you can start perceiving its useful results.