A reader asks:
“There is a huge round mirror above my bed’s headboard. It reflects light from the window that is on the wall directly across the room. Does this mirror create Bad Feng Shui?”
Mirrors are often called the “aspirin of Feng Shui” because they’re used in so many Feng Shui adjustments, but one place mirrors don’t belong is the bedroom.
Here’s how a mirror creates bad Feng Shui in your bedroom:
- The hard, reflective energy of a bedroom mirror catches every bit of light and magnifies every sound, interfering with your ability to get a good night’s sleep.
- A mirror disturbs and stirs up the atmosphere in the room.
- Mirrors reduce the feeling of sanctuary you need in your bedroom to care for your health (and your love life!).
In particular, a mirror directly above your bed creates a “window-like” effect.
In Feng Shui we avoid placing the head of a bed beneath a window — even a symbolic one — because we don’t want your Chi energy to escape as you sleep.
To have the best Feng Shui in your bedroom, move mirrors out of the room and into other spaces in your home — your hallway, living room or dining room, for instance.
If you can’t move the mirrors out of the room, find a way to cover them while you sleep.
Now — soak up the feeling of relaxation and calm you instantly feel, just as soon as the mirrors are gone.
(Photo credit: Richard on Flickr)