6 Ways to Strengthen Earth Chi in Your Home
A simple Taoist Feng Shui method to improve the quality of energy in your home is to strengthen earth chi. Earth chi is so important that it used to be almost synonymous with good Feng Shui.
Taoist Feng Shui accepts that heaven and earth together produce the natural phenomena on which humans are built. This is the trinity of tien, ti, ren – or heaven, earth and humanity. In this trinity, earth chi has the greatest impact on your wealth. Here are six ways to add power in and around your home:
Always have earth materials as your ground floor. Use marble, granite, or tile. Solid tile or marble slabs are better than broken marble or terrazzo. Anything that is broken or has a random design suggests an unstable foundation. Avoid wood or carpets on the ground floor.
Surround your home with stones to create good vibrations – a few stones on the four corners indicate that the Earth Chi is strong and stable. You can also build a symbolic mountain of gold (a pile of stones with some gold leaf on it) to create a direct connection with the earth / sky axis. This is very cheap.
Create a wall behind the house to signal the mountain that will support you. This doesn’t have to be a solid wall – anything over 1.2 m (4 feet) will do. A wall is always better than trees to give you support.
Create a square patch filled with sand or pebbles to strengthen the earth chi on the front of the house. This strengthens the symbolism of the earth element energy.
Manifest the three mighty earth numbers 2, 5 and 8. For example, you could use two round crystals, five yellow rocks and eight medium-sized pebbles. You can emphasize any number. Since we are in the eighth period, the emphasis on eight will bring happiness. The numbers 2, 5 and 8 describe as parent string numbers in the Flying Star system of Feng Shui and when they occur together they manifest great happiness.
Hang a painting of a strong and solid looking mountain in your home to aid your endeavours. In Flying Star Feng Shui, a mountain picture in the corner of the house or living room that houses the mountain star 8 brings tremendous happiness in health and relationships. The mountain picture is also incredibly lucky when it hangs behind you at work or even while sitting. This is a symbol of powerful earth chi and is needed for professional advancement and for maintaining one’s own wealth.