7 Feng Shui mirror mistakes

7 Feng Shui mirror mistakes

There are many ways in Feng Shui that you can use mirrors to your advantage.

Some of the most popular ways are to reflect a beautiful view, bring more light into your space, or make the space appear larger. But equally important are the ways of not using mirrors, or the Feng Shui mirror is not.

The following tips address some of the ways mirrors are displayed that are considered bad Feng Shui and could create more problems for your home and life.

1. Never reflect the door.

A mirror should never be placed opposite a door or entrance. When this is the case, health and wealth can be sapped and opportunities crowded out.

This applies to a residence or a business.

Mirrors placed at the back of a store attract more business, but they should not be seen from the front of the store.

There was once a bakery with mirrors on the back walls of the store that went out of business. Passersby on the street in front of the bakery could see the cars and passersby in the walls behind the store.

This was followed by other bakeries and restaurants, which also ceased operations. Eventually the mirrors on the back wall were removed and the new bakery has moved in there for over five years.

Check reflections from multiple directions.

Mirrors shouldn’t reflect a bathroom or a front door, but you might not even know they are unless you take in all the views.

For example, one house had a mirror above the fireplace opposite the front door, but it was only when you went to the second floor, which was open to the living area, that you could see the mirror reflecting the door.

Be sure to check your mirrors from different spots to make sure they’re not reflecting off the door, bathroom, or kitchen.

2. Never reflect the bed.

When a bed is reflected in a mirror, it can cause insomnia and restlessness. It can also double the number of people in the room, and in Feng Shui thinking this could mean unrest in the relationship and lead to infidelity.

3. Do not reflect a chimney or stove.

Fire is the element of joy and helps us stay warm and cook our food. However, reflected fire can bring in too much fire energy, which can cause fear, fatigue, and anger.

For this reason, it’s best not to install mirrors that reflect the stove (a common Feng Shui recommendation that can cause problems), the kitchen, or a fireplace.

4. Avoid using mirror tiles or sets.

A solid mirror is great Feng Shui, but mirror sets that are hung with gaps look like the image of what is being reflected is being cropped, so these are best avoided.

5. Never place mirrors at the end of a hallway.

Mirrors hung on a wall in a hallway are positive for slowing energy and brightening a dark room, but they should not be placed at the end of a hallway.

Placed at the end of a hallway, mirrors often distort from afar, adding a spooky feel. You can also be disarming when you see a person’s reflection in the mirror, when you’re walking from one room to another, or when you see your image at night.

6. Avoid installing mirrors at the top or bottom of the stairs.

Whether placed at the top or bottom of the stair, mirrors at either end of a stair cut off a person’s image and can be confusing. Below they crop the image of the person coming down the stairs. At the top of the stairs, a mirror can push energy down the stairs.

7. Never use Feng Shui mirrors.

Pa kua, bagua or Feng Shui mirrors are often sold in Feng Shui shops. However, these mirrors radiate powerful energy and should not be displayed without the guidance of a qualified Feng Shui professional, and even then only in very specific cases. Displaying these mirrors can often spell bad luck for those who put them up, so it’s best to avoid them.

Feng Shui treatments for bedroom

According to the principle of Feng Shui – treat bedrooms as sacred spaces

Keep your bedroom clutter-free for a peaceful, restful sleep.

Treat this area as if it were a sacred place, since this is where you spend all of your sleeping, unconscious time. Here you leave the conscious world and enter another dimension. Here you dream dreams and let yourself go. Here you rest, enveloped by the world. So keep this space sacred and special.

Keep the bedroom energy free of negative, harmful, stale, or hostile energy.

So throw out things that acidify the energy. Instead, only place things in your bedroom that you love, things that make you feel pampered and beautiful.

Practical tips

Don’t keep clothes high up on raised shelves in your bedroom. This is a bad idea as they create heaviness above the sleep level. Keep your winter wardrobe in one closet and keep all your suitcases in another room.

Keep all exercise machines, bikes, and wall mirrors out of the bedroom.

Your place of rest is not your gym.

Make sure all work-related things are kept away from the bedroom. Do without a desk here so that no work waste accumulates in the bedroom. Keep computers and phones away. Let kids have a dedicated study instead of a desk in their bedroom. If your house doesn’t have enough space for this, try placing the desk a little away from the bed so clutter that accumulates on the desk doesn’t disturb the sleeping child.

Store all dirty clothes in a laundry basket.

Nothing is more yin than dirty clothes; the energy it emits permeates any room fairly quickly.

Don’t place trash under, over, or next to a bed.

Always keep beds clean.

Keep all doors clear of debris.

So they open and close smoothly.

Never hang questionable art on your bedroom walls.

Make sure you never hang anything that looks menacing or that might attract misfortune.

Keep windows clutter free.

Curtains can be left open or closed at night, but it’s advisable to let the light in once the sun has risen. Nothing brings out better yang energy than morning sunlight.

Transforming life with Fengshui

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It is important to tune into the clearing process. The plot itself is a departure from a normal daily routine. It’s a departure from routine, and the mind gets a creative jolt that’s not unwelcome. When the mind focuses on the process of clearing out physical space, it automatically goes into purification mode.

Each time you clean up your mess, it will take less time than the last time and the whole process will feel more and more natural. It gets easier each time, but the most important thing is to start because once you experience the benefits, you’ll want to do it again and again. Thus responding, the mind adapts and contributes to any useful activity.

Keep your kitchen clean because all junk there is bad

Garbage accumulation in the kitchen can be quite dangerous. This is because bad energy can seep into the food you eat. Cooked food is not as susceptible to absorbing yin chi (which can cause disease) as cold food because it is already yin. If you’re a salad-and-sandwich person, make sure your kitchen stays reasonably free of the yin energy that comes from kitchen clutter.

Revitalise your kitchen

You need to declutter your kitchen as often as possible to avoid the harmful accumulation of Yin Chi. Below is what you often need to do:

Clean the fridge. Do this once a month to keep leftover food from getting lost in your back and rotting into poison. Do the same with the cabinets that store food. For example, people have a nasty habit of ignoring canned food for so long that it goes bad before they realize it. The same happens with exotic sauces and condiments, which become harmful junk in half-opened bottles and containers.

Check out cookware. In the kitchen, all physical trash is bad and should be thrown out. Not only stale food and groceries fall into this category, but also broken plates, cups and bowls. Cooking pots and pans don’t last forever either and should be broken and replaced.

Don’t buy a new skillet just to keep the old one with its scratched Teflon surface; or hold on to that worn out, ugly coffee maker that you’ve already replaced with a brand new model.

Check the trash cans. Make sure to clean up the garbage regularly and throw away rotting food. Also remove the kitty litter and make sure any goldfish bowls here are kept clean. Messy, dirty kitchens ruin more marriages and cause more heartbreak than you can imagine. Of all the rooms in the house, this is the place most prone to Yin energy accumulation, so treat all physical garbage in the kitchen as bad and get rid of it.