‘Chi’ means the power of life energy; that which Feng Shui is all about. If the ‘Chi-flow’ in your living or working environment is somehow blocked, you might feel that because certain things in your life do not function properly. Here are 7 Feng Shui tips to activate the ‘Love-chi’ in your life.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is more than 3000 years old Chinese philosophy and knowledge based on a balance of energies in one place. Feng means wind and Shui means water. In Chinese culture, wind and water are associated with health. Good feng shui stands for happiness, harmony, and health. Bad Feng Shui stands for bad luck, bad health, and problems in love. You pronounce Feng Shui as “fung shwei”.
Feng Shui en Yin Yang
Feng Shui is very much related to the balance between Yin and Yang. Where Yin (feminine, black) stands for peace and quiet, Yang (masculine, white) stands for energy and light. For your bedroom and bathroom, you need Yin. For your living room, your kitchen, or your office you need Yang.
By being aware of Feng Shui you can transform negative environmental characteristics into positive ones in a relatively simple way. You change, as it were, the Chi (Qi or life force) flow within a room. Wind and water are the carriers of Chi. By giving your environment good Feng Shui, you can give your health, your feelings, and your love life an enormous boost. Below are seven Feng Shui tips to activate the ‘Love-chi’ in your life!
1. Use the power of mandarin ducks
In China, the brightly colored male duck and the soberly colored female duck are often spotted together. They swim next to each other and smooth each other’s feathers. The pair is often depicted in Chinese carvings or ceramic wedding gifts. Mandarin ducks are monogamous. Once they have found a partner, they are inseparable from each other for life. That is why this duck is the perfect symbol of loyalty and good marriage. You can buy mandarin ducks, as figurines that come in a pair. Mandarin ducks must be kept as a pare and placed in the corner of your bedroom, office, or living room.
2. Remove mirrors that are facing the bed
The bedroom is both a place of rest and a place of sensual energy. Provide warm colors for the walls and bedding. Use colors like gold and warm red. Avoid electronic equipment. Provide lights that you can dim and use heavy curtains. Buy a bed with round shapes, without right angles.
Mirrors can create miracles if used correctly. Mirrors make the space bigger and brighter, attract the desired energy of abundance and tranquility, correct various design flaws, and attract more vital energy into your home. It is, of course, very important to know exactly what you are doing with mirrors, because the random placement of mirrors, no matter how beautiful or visually appealing, can often cause bad feng shui energy. A mirror facing the bed is known to be bad Feng Shui and it can have adverse effects on your sleep in many ways.
3. Add yin energies in your bedroom
There are a few things to consider when placing your bed in your bedroom. First of all, the placement in relation to the door. Feng Shui also has to do with our instincts when we talk about safety. And to get a good night’s sleep, it is very important that we feel safe and comfortable.
Whether you believe in the workings of Feng Shui, Yin & Yang, Chi’s or not, doesn’t it seem very familiar to you that you have a natural preference for sleeping with a view on your door? Now that I’m reading about this I absolutely recognize it! We naturally feel safer if we can keep an eye on the opening to our bedroom. Instinctively, it’s just not a good idea that you could be sneaked in from behind and/or that someone could come in without you seeing it. Recognizable?
It’s best not to place your bed directly opposite the door because this makes you naturally vulnerable again (the idea that someone entering can see you immediately). You then lie “uncovered” as it were. Furthermore, you are too exposed to the direct incoming energy flow. Preferably place your bed diagonally opposite the door so that you have a direct view of it.
4. Get rid of objects that remind you of failed relationships
All the objects in your house that remind you of him or her will only depress you. Even if you sometimes want to relive your happy moments, they will only make you feel lonelier in the end. You can keep one thing as a reminder. Just don’t hold on to it. Throw the rest of the photos, love letters, gifts and roses in the container. Remove all photos and messages from your phone. This is a good way to make a new start.
5. Have flowers in your home
Plants and flowers are very important in Feng Shui because as living creatures they are important carriers of Chi. Plants purify the air and give us oxygen. Use plants with rounded leaves. Never use cacti or other plants with spines. Remove dead plants and dry leaves from your living room immediately.
peach blossom luck
The peach blossom luck is an interesting feng shui formula that can be applied when one is looking for love. It is mostly used when looking for a serious love relationship, but sometimes the peach luck can be used to attract like-minded friends, too. Peach luck concept is based on four pillars of destiny calculations (called Tao Hua luck) and is used to help you attract best-suited love energy for your type. While many feng shui love cures are popular and exciting to apply, none of them is as surrounded by mystery and promise as the peach luck blossom cure.
To know the correct peach blossom luck position for your flowers in your home, use your animal sign.
West: Monkey, rat, dragon.
East: Tiger, horse, dog.
South: Snake, rooster, ox
North: Pig, rabbit, sheep
6. Use candles
Inspire love with candles. Candles can add sensuality to your environment so you might want to stock up. Candles are one of the most powerful Feng Shui cures. Lighting a candle will light and expand the energy in any room. To enhance the energy of candles, choose candles in red, orange, or yellow color. Pink and multicolor candles are also fine.
7. Be aware of your personal lucky areas
Since there are a lot of Feng Shui factors that influence love in your life, you need to know your personal lucky areas in your home. Try to find personal lucky areas in your house that you feel most comfortable with.
Feng Shui can help you attract more luck and success. It is helpful to know that ancient feng shui masters defined three levels of luck — Heaven, Earth, and Mankind. While you cannot change your date and place of birth (Heaven Luck); you can definitely strongly improve your other two levels of luck. Your Earth Luck is strengthened when you live in a place with strong and vibrant Chi. Feng Shui in the house provides inner balance and therefore less tension and quarrels. Correctly furnished rooms give energy where needed and rest where the body and mind need to relax.