10 Feng Shui tips to turn your house into a truly happy home!


Everything around us is all about energy, and the principles of Feng Shui teach us to manage and balance that energy in the right way, so that positive vibes around us can be captured and make our lives better. Feng Shui can also help us be free from the negative energy.

Home is where the hearth is, they say, and to make it even more peaceful and to increase the happiness quotient in the family follow these simple Feng Shui tips -

1. The Entrance
The first thing you notice, when someone (or you) enter/s your residence, is one of the strongest filters that your subconscious mind will receive. It is, therefore, important that what you first see is beautiful and refreshing. So, you may put a nice painting, fountain or something visually elevating at the place of entrance.

2. A Baby's Signal
If you want to buy a new flat or house, and do not wish to or cannot consult a Vaastu or Feng Shui consultant, you may take a new born baby there. If it cries, without any external influence or cause, it means that the house/ premises does not carry a positive energy field. On the other hand, if the baby remains calm and smiles/ plays/ laughs, it indicates that the house/ premises has a good, positive vibe/ aura.

3. The Tibetan Bell
In order to improve the overall energy levels of your house, ring the Tibetan bell around the house every few days. This will make empower the positive energy in and around your house.

4. The Three Legged Toad
Place a model of Three Legged Toad in a way at your home that it faces the main door. This ancient and mystical Feng Shui symbol, which signifies wealth and prosperity, will help you improve your savings, earnings, and thereby, your financial status as well.

5. The Unwanted Guests
If you regularly sit at a place near the main door or entrance of your home, or have made a cute, little reading or praying/ meditating corner, ensure that you never sit with your back towards the main door/ entrance of your home. This is a trick, however, which you can use to get rid of the unwanted guests from your home. You can make them sit on such seats, where their back faces the entrance, and you will see them leaving soon :)

6. Clean the Clutter
Now, that's simple and quite well-known too. Too much of clutter in a home tends to invite or trap a lot of negative energy. So get rid of the trash. Also, never keep broken or damaged instruments and items at your home, like watches, telephones, mixer, electronic items, ball pens, cassettes etc., for they carry negative energy. Keep getting rid of this junk, and you will see how light and clean your home's aura feels.

7. The Flooring
Check if any tile or an area of flooring is broken. If you find that a part of the floor is broken in your home, get it repaired or replaced, as soon as possible, because the negative energy it spreads may affect your relationship with your family members. If repairing is not possible, you may also put a carpet to cover the damaged area.

8. The Name Plate
Keeping a name plate, clearly written address and number of your property on the outside wall of your home has reasons beyond obvious. As per Feng Shui, this is very important, as it helps direct the opportunities towards your home, and the ethereal opportunities do not miss you this way.

9. The Fish and Water
Feng Shui considers flowing water and floating fish as very important and auspicious symbols, which help reduce negativity and invite positive vibes. However, they need not be overdone or wrongly done. For example, you may place a fountain or a water feature in your home, but it should not be very large, as this can create energy imbalance. If you wish to install a water feature, go with a small size, try to keep the water moving and clean. If you keep a fish tank/ home aquarium, ensure that the water is clean and clear at all times. Also, you may keep a small statue of fish at your home in your bedroom, as this is known to avert misfortune.

10. The Placement
Try placing your bed in such a way that it does not face a mirror on the opposite. In short, you should not be able to see your reflection in the mirror, when you sleep. In your kitchen, do not place the stove directly across a sink. The doors and gates in your home should ideally open inwards, and be of the double leaf kind to welcome the auspicious Qi energy. Use a full-height gate in the West to obstruct negative Yang energy. Do not hang a wind-chime over your bed as it may have attracted and absorbed negative energy during the day. Try ensuring that there is no tree facing the main door or window of your home, as it could result into poor health of your family members. Alternatively, you may place a convex mirror on the outer wall facing that tree.

09 May 2015

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