Feng Shui Design for February 2012

Valentine’s Day brings our feng shui focus to the SW and/or back right corner area of our homes. This is the relationship/partnership/marriage area of the entire house or of a single room — especially the bedroom. The bedroom is a great place to start looking at the relationships in our lives. Often you will find that the room reflects what is going on in your life. How does your bedroom show it? Pay attention to the most personal space in your home — your bedroom. Give it some physical attention and add your best intentions for creating, defining or improving your relationships. This is the perfect time to do this. It is a fact that some very famous couples have recently split up recently. It’s that time of the year when cabin fever develops and tempers can soar. Despite our mild winter in the Midwest, discord can still happen. This stress is temporary. Take a proactive approach to keep your relationships positive. Feng shui can help. Any positive changes you make (even if it is just dusting under the bed — unless you are pregnant) or symbolic items you add (like crystal balls to improve your love life) will remind you that harmonious relationships make for a happy life.

red crystal heart on ribbon

Love in your Space / Feng Shui Tips for a Better Bedroom Life

  1. Place your bed so you can see the main door to your room. You don’t want your chi’ to be interrupted or startled. In the rear of the room, catty corner from the door is best. If this can’t be done, a well placed mirror that reflects the doorway ( but not you) can help you see who may be coming in. It’s also great when the bed is in the right direction for you.
  2. You don’t rest well if your bed is in direct line of the door. Too much energy (chi’) is flowing directly towards you. If this is the only way you can place the bed, keep the door closed when you are in bed. Also, slow down the chi’ by putting something (such as a crystal ball) between you and the door. RELAX! (The Chinese consider a bed placed with your feet in line with the door as bringing bad luck because they carry the dead out the door feet first.)
  3. Make the bedroom a relaxing place. Leave job or work related items such as computers, desks, etc., out of sight (preferably in another room.) Display only pleasurable items pertaining to hobbies and fun; do only recreational reading.
  4. Reduce clutter and blockages. Clutter creates confusion. Make sure energy flows easily, smoothly around the room and in the closets.
  5. Remove the “ghosts” of relationships past. Old love letters, ex’s slippers in the closet still have his/her energy. The old energy can linger on your sheets, too. For a fresh start and new beginnings, invest in new linens and maybe even a new mattress or bed.
  6. Use the relationship color pink to enhance chi’ on bedroom walls, bedding and/or in accessories such as a pillow, candles and flowers. You can “get lucky” with peach. Blues or greens are great colors for growing children’s rooms. No white blankets (Chinese shrouds) but white sheets are okay.
  7. Create a healthier bedroom. Keep electricity usage to a minimum. Those LED clocks aimed too closely at your head all night can bombard you with electromagnetic fields, sound waves and who knows what else. Why risk it? Just a few inches can make a big difference. Avoid electric sheets and blankets. Remember computer energy goes through walls. Watch where outside wires attach to the house.
  8. Green plants give off oxygen, use carbon dioxide, reduce formaldehyde and symbolize growth and life. Water plants and flowers can be thought of as nurturing love. You can bring some into the bedroom.
  9. Don’t let wooden beams or soffits come between you and your bed partner. You don’t want beams to come across your bodies, either. If you can’t remove the beams, bamboo flutes can lift the oppressive energy.
  10. Activate your bedroom energy with feng shui energy movers
    1. Multifaceted crystal balls and crystal hearts (available by mail order) in the relationship area (back right) or SW corner of the room can energized dead space and revive partnership.
    2. Round mirrors promote understanding between partners and give insight.
    3. Mirrors expand your horizons and double your space but be careful with mirrors in the bedroom. It is thought that your spirits get up in the night and leave the room, unless they see themselves in a mirror and become confused and stay close. Then you don’t sleep as well.
    4. Elevate your mood with the sound of a brass bell or wind chime hung near the bedroom door so it will ring. It will also let you know if someone is entering.
    5. Stones, geodes, statues, pottery and heavy things add stability to an unsettling situation in a relationship and/or can help you hold on to a spouse.
    6. Fragrances (incense, oils, etc.), soft music and sensual fabrics complete setting up a feeling for romance and appeal to all our senses.
    7. Add ten times the power to your feng shui adjustments by stating your intention for those adjustments. Use the Three Secrets of body, mind and spirit. Visualize, meditate, pray for the results you want, state this out loud (mantra) and channel the energy by flicking your fingers or folding your hands in a prayer position (a mudra).

Crystal hearts with colored crystal beads on hangers

Lunar Calendar

February 7th — full moon

February 14th — Valentine’s Day

February 20th — Presidents’ Day

February 21 — new moon & Mardi Gras

March 8th — full moon

March 11th — Daylight Savings Time begins

March 12th — Mercury goes retrograde