Tips on Using Mirrors for Good Feng Shui

Feng shui [fuhng shwey] “is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure health and good fortune for people inhabiting it.” Literally, feng shui means “wind” and “water”. In Chinese culture, these two elements represent good health.

Mirrors are great tools to use for good feng shui. They symbolize one’s self image and clarity of mind. Proper positioning of mirrors in the house should be practiced to attract positive energy.

Here are tips on how you can use mirrors for good feng shui:

Tip #1 – Mirrors are best placed in the living and dining rooms. Large, floor length mirrors are best in these rooms. They create an illusion of a wider space which is lucky in feng shui. As much as possible mirrors, should reflect beautiful things from outside such as a flowing river, and healthy plants. Views of water brings prosperity while growing plants attract “growth” energy.

Tip #2 – Mirror in the entry. A mirror in the entryway creates a feeling of space which attracts positive energy in the home. Place the mirror on one of the walls of the entryway and not facing the door. Mirrors facing the door repel good chi from coming in.

Tip #3 – Mirror in cramped spaces. Place a mirror in narrow, cramped spaces at home such as the closet. Even if you are not a fan of feng shui, bringing a mirror in small spaces is a great decorating idea since it makes the space look more expansive.

Tip #4 – Wall mirror in the dining area. A big mirror in the dining area enhances positive energy. Whenever the family dines, or have guests over, it doubles the yang energy. A mirror reflecting the food at the table symbolically means doubling of wealth for the family. Make sure that the position of the wall mirror also reflects the people dining at the table. It’s not good to have the reflection of the diners’ heads “cut-off” in the mirror’s reflection.

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Tip #5 – In business, mirrors should reflect positive things. Don’t hang a mirror that reflects the toilet door, sharp corners, bills, and fire (e.g. stove). The idea is you place a mirror to reflect positive things that you want “doubled.” The mirror should reflect customers coming the shop, the cash register, and the products on display.

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