Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Feng Shui and Mirrors

Mirrors are great "band aids" for problem locations in the home. If you are missing an area of your floor plan according to the Bagua, hang a mirror on the wall of the missing area. A few guidelines for mirrors: Not facing your front door, reflecting a cluttered area, dining rooms or in the bedroom.

Minimize the use of mirrors in the bedroom or remove them altogether. This is because mirrors reflect the energy and send it to places other than where it should be. If you decide to keep a mirror, television or computer (which can also reflect and block energy) you should keep them in a wooden cabinet while you sleep so it will prevent this from happening and help you have a more peaceful rest. Never place mirrors opposite, next to or over the bed. 

In addition to bouncing too much energy around the room to allow for good rest, these reflective surfaces are thought to magnify problems and worries - and also that mirrors in the bedroom can invite a third party to interfere in your relationship. If you have mirrored closet doors, treat them like windows and hang curtains in front of them. Move other mirrors out of the room, face them away from the bed or drape them with a pretty piece of fabric when you turn in for the night.

Mirrors in a Dining Room create too much yang energy. If you are looking to create a calm, relaxing environment for a leisurely dinner and regroup with your family,rethink the mirrors. Mirrors will create an atmosphere where people will want to eat and run.

Stay away from tiled or smokey mirrors and make sure that mirrors don't cut off your head - you need a clear, positive image of yourself. Mirrors must not face each other, as this increases the energy and speed of chi, which should be slow and calm. Mirrors should be as large as possible in the bathroom, without any visible joints. Be careful not to situate mirrors in places where the toilet is reflected. Mirrors are great for over a fireplace, as it balances the fire and water elements.

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