It’s Feng Shui time! I’ve recently just moved and was stuck with a wall mirror I couldn’t effectively place anywhere which is the catalyst for this week’s blog post. Mirrors are a big thing in Feng Shui with powerful energy and if you don’t hang them in the right spot or get the right mirror, you’re doomed. We’re going to discuss mirrors in this blog, the where, why and what and the fixes to make it right.
Mirrors are confusing for Feng Shui peeps because someone put a horrifying fear into them stating that if you place a wall mirror in the wrong spot, your whole life is going to Hell in a hand-basket and you will be doomed with bad luck until you move it or destroy it. Ah, such is not the case. Not really, anyway. Let me clear the air a little bit for you.
I’m going to very simply break down the best and worst places for a mirror and when I’m done you can run around your house like a crazy person rearranging all your mirrors. Before I start, make sure you have a Bagua Map you can refer to or at the very least know where your life areas are, otherwise this will all come out sounding Chinese (no pun intended).
The energy of a wall mirror: The best and worst places for them
In your career area but make sure it does not face the door. A lovely oval or round mirror is best here and make sure you can see your whole head.
At your front door facing out (like when you open the door coming into the house you are looking right at your mirror..bad bad bad). This placement forces all the energy right back out your door. You want fresh air and energy to enter your house.
In your foyer area, front door area, but facing away from the door. (see above). This is a great place to hang a wall mirror as it enlarges the space (if it happens to be a tad smallish) and gives the look of wide open spaces and prosperity.
At the end of a long hallway. No no no!! Why? Picture a never ending long tunnel that seems to go nowhere. You feel lost and scared and anxious. This is what that placement can do to you. Trust me on this one.
Any water area of the Bagua Map. The mirror is a lovely addition to the water areas. Make sure you keep them clean and free of scratches, chips, or cracks.
In the Fame or Love and Relationship Area (these are Fire areas, Water puts out Fire) Remember these areas need fire. If you do have a mirror in these areas make sure to balance out the energy with a good amount of fire.
And here are a just a few little tips for your mirror.
- make sure you can see your whole head in the mirror
- make sure it isn’t broken or cracked
- do not have it facing you in bed in the bedroom
- you can use it in a small room to make the room look bigger
- try to stay away from those designer mirrors that have teeny little mirrors all around them or they are bezel (? I think that’s the right word) cut. You want to make sure you can see yourself clearly in the mirror.
- keep mirrors out of Fire Areas but if you can’t, make sure they are not huge!
- little decorative mirrors (candle holders, little pics with mirrored frames or any decorative piece like that) are fine anywhere.
Decorative wall mirrors
I’ve been in so many homes that have decorative wall mirrors and though that’s not a bad thing, you still need to follow the rules of mirrors. Even with these ones. Especially with these ones. Many of them are bezel cut, or tiny little mirrors that stem out of a bigger mirror. You must still make sure that you can see your whole head clearly in this mirror.
Be very careful when buying mirrors either for yourself or as a gift for others. Mirrors have such powerful energy and if not placed or purchased properly, can cause a lot of damage, emotionally and financially.
Feng Shui mirrors
I just call them all Feng Shui mirrors because of the power they hold and the energy they give off. If your Feng Shui mirror doesn’t feel or look right where it is, move it or remove it. Remember to never hang or keep anything that doesn’t feel right to you. The biggest rule of thumb always is to love what you have and where it is.
Mirrors are certainly a beautiful, yet powerful, thing in Feng Shui. If you have a mirror and are concerned about where it is or where you should place it, I hope these tips helped clear some of the mystery for you. If not, leave a comment below or fire off an email to me. I promise I’ll get back to you!
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