Feng Shui principles applied to
architecture, home site and interior
design are practical and common sense
directives not silly superstitions. Before
you build, you should take care of the
Slopes can create negative chi
Avoid a slope incline more than 45 degrees.
Apply remedies and cures for shar
Home near a power station
Avoid power stations. They generate energy
and can create energy chaos resulting in
If you have no choice, place Feng Shui
bagua mirrors outside the home to refl ect
negative chi away from home.
Home beside or in front of a cemetery
A house that overlooks or has a view of a
cemetery is considered ill placed since a
cemetery is a place of death.
You can use bagua mirrors on the outside
of the home to help diminish the negative
chi, but you should avoid living near a
House beside or near a junk yard
This kind of clutter can be overwhelming.
Negative chi is diffi cult to counter.
Streets and Houses
The layout of the street in relationship
to your home can either carry positive or
negative chi to you.
Avoid a house on a street that forms a
noose around the house.
Intersections and dead-end roads that
dump into your home all bring poison
arrows and too much chi.
House numbers need to be visible and
Winding streets in hillsides and
mountains help slow down the chi.
Driveways should end at your house and
not run along side your home and away
through the back yard or in another
direction. This kind of layout will assure
opportunities bypass you.
You can help free up chi energy by applying
basic Feng Shui principles.
This is where chi energy enters your home
so you should make it inviting and easy
for the energy to enter.
Remove all obstacles such as shrubbery,
objects, furniture, etc.
Lighted entrance - Replace burned out
Remove dead plants, trees and shrubbery.
Trim and neaten up yard.
Keep sidewalks and entrance swept and
Replace worn out doormats
Oil squeaky hinges
Tighten up loose doorknobs
Repair or replace torn screens or blinds.
Don’t align the front door directly across
from the back door or the chi will go right
through the house and out the back door.
Staircases can cause the chi to rush
through the front door and upstairs
depriving the fi rst fl oor of positive chi.
Don’t place a staircase directly across
from front door entrance.
Don’t make staircase cramped and narrow
Don’t place a bedroom door that opens
directly into a staircase.
Don’t use a spiral staircase - This causes
energy to twist and rush upward and
create negative chi.
The kitchen is the heart fi re of the home.
Don’t place kitchen facing front door Don’t place kitchen facing bedroom
Place kitchen in same direction (Kua) as
main income-producer of home
Don’t place oven and range in Northwest
sector of kitchen.
Keep oven, microwave, freezer, and
Wash dishes. Don’t let them pile up in
sink or on countertops.
Throw away spoiled food
These are places of waste and debris
removal. They are also sources of water
which signifi es wealth. Don’t wash your
money down the toilet.
Close toilet lid before fl ushing and keep it
closed when not in use.
Keep bathroom door closed at all times.
A red, black or dark blue mat around the
base of toilet will assure wealth protection.
Place a mirror on the inside of bathroom
door to refl ect any negative chi and
containing it to the bathroom.
These are the places where you want good
relaxing chi energy fl owing freely.
Don’t place bed directly across from door.
Don’t place bed in front of window.
Don’t sleep with feet facing door.
Don’t sleep underneath beams.
Place pink sheet over king size box springs,
which are actually two twin beds, to avoid
Suspend a faceted crystal ball from
overhead ceiling fan to defl ect negative
Windows and Doors
Energy enters and leaves your home
through doors and windows. You want to
be mindful of this energy fl ow whenever
Replace broken windowpanes.
Make sure all windows and doors open
and close easily.
Replace tattered, torn or worn window
Repair broken door and window locks
Avoid placing furniture that blocks doors
Feng Shui is a matter of common sense
and good hygiene.
Vacuum, sweep or mop regularly
Wash windows and door panes
Mow yard regularly
Keep up with laundry
Repair leaky faucets, sinks, etc. These
create drains on your fi nances.
Replace burned out bulbs
Replace dead plants and trees
Declutter and organize closets and drawers
Once you understand the basic Feng Shui
rules, you can create a better energy fl ow
in your home.
Lighting in Feng Shui can often be used as
remedies for problem areas.
The theory in Feng Shui regarding lights
and the illuminating of problem areas is
about chi energy. Light is the physical
manifestation of the Sun (solar energy). It
also produces heat, which, of course, is
yet another form the energy. Light is very important in creating a home
conducive to balanced chi. A home that is
too dark will have too much Yin energy.
Windows and skylights can help, but in
cases where there aren’t enough windows
or enough light entering your home, you
can remedy this with appropriate lighting
placement within your rooms.
Lamps for More Light
Lamps are one of the easiest and best
ways to introduce more light into certain
areas of your home. The rooms where you
perform more activities and tasks require
excellent lighting, such as the kitchen,
hobby room and reading areas.
You can add fl oor lamps and table lamps to
introduce more Yang energy. Floor lamps,
especially torchiere lamps, brighten up
dark corners. A torchiere fl oor lamp is an
excellent choice since the light shines up
to the ceiling and is refl ected back into
the room. The upward lighting can serve
as a cure for overhead beams by negating
the inauspicious energy associated with
Entrances Need To Be Well Lit
You should make sure that the entrance
to your home or offi ce is well lit. Lights on
either side of the outside door are the ideal
to draw positive chi inside. Make sure you
replace any burned out light bulbs. Many
businesses leave the outside lights on day
and night to ensure a continual attraction
If you have a home offi ce, you can use wall
scones on either side of the door to your
offi ce. Sometimes adding wall lighting
can present more expense and structural
problems, so you may wish to use fl oor
lamps instead. Don’t forget to add a few
plants to help create healthy chi in your
offi ce space.
Feng Shui principles dictate that
symbolism can be powerful. This holds
true for lighting fi xtures. For example,
you should avoid a low-suspended light
fi xture that hangs from the ceiling. In Feng
Shui, this symbol is one of hanging and considered very inauspicious for those
who dwell in the home.
For a room that is too dark and you need
more lighting, you need to be careful not
to make the room too bright. As with all
things Feng Shui, you need to make sure
that your lighting has a good balance and
isn’t harsh. You may need to add more
than one lamp to ensure that the lighting
In the same respect of lighting, multifaceted
lights that fl ash shadows over
the ceiling or walls are considered
inauspicious. The reasoning behind this is
that light should illuminate (Yang energy)
and should be the predominant, not the
dark and splotching shadows (Yin energy).
Dim Lighting for Bedrooms
If you have a room such as your bedroom
or a meditation room, then lighting plays a
very important part of the room function.
You don’t want light that is very bright in
your bedroom. Choose what’s called soft
light for your bedside lamps and avoid
harsh overhead lighting and wall scone
lighting, unless your light control has a
dimmer switch on it. A light fi xture directly
over the bed is considered inauspicious
and can lead to health issues with your
liver and eyesight.
If a certain area of your home has too
much wood energy, then you can counter
it with bright lights since fi re is the element
associated with light. Some Feng Shui
practitioners suggest the combination
of light and fan overhead fi xture since
the movement of the blades will fan
the fi re of the lights.
Full spectrum lighting is the best
lighting you can have in the areas
of your home where there’s activity.
Full spectrum lighting is a great way
to bring the outdoors inside. Avoid
placing full spectrum lighting in your
bedroom and opt for other kinds of light
bulbs that provide softer light conducive
Don’t Forget Exterior Lighting
If you have an imbalance outside your
home, you can often use lights to remedy
any issue. Many times you can install
fl oodlights, landscaping lights, wall
sconce lights, and ceiling lights to correct
Feng Shui problem areas. If your home
has a missing corner, a light placed in the
missing corner can often be all you need
to do in order to restore balanced chi.
You can use lighting in Feng Shui to
continue your goal of balancing the chi
energy in your home.
Classic Feng Shui requires knowing the
building’s Flying Stars locations and the
Kua number as well as your own fl ying
stars and Kua number. Use basic Feng
Shui rules and principles to improve your
offi ce environment, business and career.
Outside Offi ce Entrance
Make the entrance to your offi ce a clutter
free zone. Remove any obstacle clients
have in navigating into your offi ce. If you
work from your home, strive to create an
offi cial entrance.
Place fl oor lamps or wall sconces on either
side of the outside door
Add a plant on either side of the entrance