#The Luck Of Good And Bad Corners In Feng Shui
Feng Shui “corners” are based on our daily lives, giving purpose to the art and home decorating. There are nine categories that Feng Shui calls “corners”: love/marriage, health, family, fame, Career, prosperity, wisdom, creativity, and guidance. These “corners” are found in the home in specific floor plans.
By understanding where these corners are situated in the home, owners can delve deeper into a self-actualizing house and become healthier individuals based on living arrangements alone.
Feng Shui Corners in Your Home
First, we determine where each of these “corners” is located in a house. Love/Marriage is found in the far right-hand corner of the room. Creativity is on the right-hand side of the room, and wisdom is in the near right-hand corner.
A career is found at the door, while fame is directly opposite the entrance. Prosperity is located on the far left-hand corner of the room, family is found on the left-hand side, and guidance/self-actualization is found on the room’s rear, the left-hand corner.
By understanding where these “corners” are located, we can now focus on redecorating our homes and how different floor plans can hinder these “corners.”
Physical Corners in Your Home
When faced with the daunting task of redecorating or buying a new house, finding a space that will limit stress is essential. An easy way to create a living space that reduces stress is by understanding that we and our surroundings emit energy called “chi” (pronounced ki) and that these energies impact our daily lives.
For instance, physical corners emit chi that can either soothe us, remain stagnant, or stimulate us to the point of stressing us out. Here are ways to identify these corners and solve these problematic features in your home.
Physical corners come mainly in two varieties: protruding and internal. Protruding corners usually are created when there are extensions to your house, and internal corners give the room shape and space.
Since protruding corners cut the chi of a room, it is essential to balance the space’s energy around it. When chi is cut, it can create a sense of disorientation by the trapped, swirling energy.
Good And Bad Corners: How To Maximize Chi
Chi can also be cut when corners of tables are facing chairs or sofas at an angle. The way to obtain good chi from your surroundings is to have an open flow for the energy to pass quickly. However, if you are in a rented home or an environment you cannot physically change, it is essential to follow these solutions to balance these spaces’ energy.
The solution to protruding corners is to place a large plant with round, floppy leaves on the floor or hang a basket of trailing plants in front of the corner. It is said that plants emit their kind of energy.
Yin plants (small, round, bushy plants like spider plants or money plants) help reduce high-energy spaces and help protruding corners in houses. Another thing to do, especially with furniture, is to move either piece of furniture to not be at an angle from each other. You may also place a plant on the corner of a table if you cannot move your furniture.
Good And Bad Corners: How To Use Mirrors
Internal corners become stagnant. Since the corner faces inwards, people usually place an armchair at an angle in front of them. This creates a space behind the chair that is unused and causes stagnation.
When unused space is unused, the energy cannot flow and eventually build up. Dust also indicates if an area is stagnant. Stimulation is needed to speed up the chi in these areas, which can come in many different ways.
Mirrors, refractive crystals, spotlights, plants, and sound can speed up the energy in an internal corner. Mirrors and hard, shiny surfaces are considered yang, normally the faster energy. By hanging a mirror in the corner, one can notice the flow of chi being moved around. If you cannot find a mirror, refractive crystals follow the same principle and can be amped up by adding a spotlight or floor lamp.
If this doesn’t work or doesn’t interest you, you can use yang plants to liven up an internal corner. Use plants such as dracaena, palms, or other long, upward-facing plants with pointed leaves. And at last, sound, either coming from wind chimes or a stereo system, can help brighten the corner’s stagnant energy.
Creating Harmony Within the Home
Now we understand both Feng Shui and physical corners, creating harmony within the home by looking at floor plans and trying to fix the irregular ones. Let’s look at this plan and apply our knowledge of Feng Shui and physical corners.
Every room should be a perfect rectangle or square. This is the ideal plan to redecorate since there are no physical problems with the corners in each room. The only problem space would be the hallway, but there is no need to worry about stagnation since there are windows on either side.
This room also has a principle of Feng Shui, where too many doors are cramped into one space. So for simplicity’s sake. An easy way to fix arguing doors is to place a large plant in front of the least-used door.
If both doors are constantly being used, you may want to reconsider which door you would like to use more frequently. “Arguing doors” implies that the room’s chi is constantly disturbed and does not flow easily since different energies pass through each door. So now to look at the more problematic house plan. We can use physical corners to solve a room’s issues by finding the problems.
A bay window by the table structure causes protruding walls. This gives the room its irregular shape. Here are my suggestions for this particular example. Add tall plants before the protruding corners to balance the chi and soften the space.
You can add the hanging yin plant in the corner to avoid stagnation since it is an internal corner. You can always add a light fixture if you do not want a plant. And finally, remove the island. But it cuts the flow in the room. If you cannot remove it, try adding rounded corners or moving the dining table to avoid missing chi.
Thus, Feng Shui can alleviate stress and helps you and your loved ones grow healthy.