There’s been so much snow lately that the kids in my neighborhood have filled the local park with big, comfortable igloos (and a few snowpeople, too, of course).
When I mentioned this to some friends one of them asked, what is the Feng Shui of igloos, anyway?
It turns out that igloos actually have excellent Feng Shui.
To begin with they’re perfectly round. The circle is the most perfect of shapes; it represents endless possibilities and the human spirit. In Feng Shui the circle is a powerful Yang symbol representing Heaven and the Metal element.
Secondly they have a single entrance, which is very clearly defined. There’s no confusion about where Chi (and human) energy can enter the space. The entry is very small, opening up into the welcoming warmth of the igloo itself, similar to Feng Shui’s “Bright Hall.”
Lastly they have a smoke-hole in the center of the roof. Chi energy wants to leave a space through a different opening than the one it entered by. It gets stuck in spaces with just one opening, like closets or basements.
So the smoke-hole gives Chi energy a way to leave the home after making its way around inside.
Can you think of anything I forgot? Let me know in the Comments!
(photo by Martin Burns on Creative Commons)