Ceiling fans get a bad rap in some Feng Shui circles.
Can it be true that their circular motion and blades create “killing chi,” harming us with their downward spiraling energy?
No — in fact, quiet, unobtrusive ceiling fans keep healthy Chi circulating and create good Feng Shui in homes and offices around the world, with the additional benefit of helping reduce the need to over-cool or -heat your space.
But you do need to be aware of two issues when comes to the Feng Shui of ceiling fans.
Issue #1: Feng Shui & Ceiling Fan Height
From a Feng Shui perspective, when a fan hangs too low it creates unseen pressures, similar to those of beams or a slanted ceiling overhead.
Just looking at the above picture you feel that your head might be cut off if you walked underneath the fan!
By contrast, this large fan is mounted nice and high in the space: the occupants will never feel threatened by its twirling blades.
I heartily recommend the installation of ceiling fans in your home or office, asking you first of all to make sure it can be hung high enough to be unobtrusive.
(top photo courtesy of ehow.com)