Some of the most frequently-asked questions in Feng Shui can seem small or mundane at first.
But because they’re asked so repeatedly and urgently they’re actually some of the most important questions I answer in my work as a Feng Shui consultant.
Here are Feng Shui solutions for a few of these issues. Be sure to let me know if you have nagging questions, or would like to know more about any of these typical Feng Shui challenges.
You never know — your question might be just the thing many other people are looking for the answer to.
1. Where should dirty laundry go?
Dirty laundry, one of the most “Yin” items in your home, is best placed out of sight in a closet, where Chi energy circulates only minimally. If possible place it in a “Yang” Bagua area such as Knowledge & Self-Cultivation to balance its energy.
2. What if my stairs face the front door?
Chi energy can sometimes be viewed as an unruly child, jumping at the opportunity to tumble down the stairs and out the door! The closer your stairs are to the front door, the greater your Feng Shui challenge.
Gently guide this vital energy away from the door by placing something substantial near the bottom of the stairs — a plant or small sculpture, perhaps — steering Chi in the best direction to impart its goodness to the rest of your home.
3. Help! — my bathroom is in the center of my home.
To maximize your Health, Feng Shui likes the center of your space to be open, uncluttered and stable. This is the opposite of the small, closed-off qualities usually found in bathrooms, which are also active with moving Water energy.
Stabilize your bathroom with Earth and Wood elements: square tiles, yellow and green colors and healthy plants that grow vertically.
4. What’s the best place for kitty litter?
Feng Shui looks at kitty litter and similarly awkward items — trash bins, for instance — as part of the Earth family, because that is where they are headed after they leave your home.
Place these difficult Yin objects in a Bagua area where your own Chi energy is strong and can withstand any possible negative associations.
5. I feel like I’m running into a wall when I enter my home!
If you face a wall within six feet of entering your home, over time your progress in life will begin to feel blocked.
Hang a piece of art that has depth on the offending wall — a landscape or abstract painting, perhaps — to welcome you, your guests, and good Chi energy into your home while providing a sense of spaciousness and ease.
(photo by ABG)