Common Feng Shui Mistakes

This article was submitted by guest author Manuel Gil of Feng Shui At Work located in Dallas, Texas. Feng Shui At Work was founded by Michael Schnippering in 1999 and offers services in the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Colombia and Argentina.

Feng Shui Organizing your home or work space according to the rules of Feng Shui is an extremely rewarding and worthwhile experience. However there are often conflicting methods as to the best way to achieve results through Feng Shui. This can lead to confusion among people, and they can end up making mistakes, and therefore doing more harm than good.

The results of Feng Shui mistakes can be devastating. By not properly understanding the flow of energy through a space and placing furniture incorrectly, negative energy will be allowed to take root. This can result in poor health, problems with relationships, failing businesses, and money worries. It is vitally important to be aware of any potential deadly Feng Shui mistakes you might be making:

  1. Poorly Located Entrances. The entrance to a home is vitally important in Feng Shui, as it is where any good energy enters the house. As such any home-owners must ensure that the location of their front door is within a positive energy field. Failing to do so could result in problems in relationships and achieving wealth, as well as attracting visitors. Once the entrance is positioned properly is should always be well maintained.
  2. Incorrectly Placed Water Features. A water feature is often seen to be very beneficial in Feng Shui. The sound of running water is believed to promote feelings of relaxation and harmony. It is crucially important however to ensure that any water features are placed in the correct areas of a house or work area. Regardless of whether it is something small like a fish tank or something much larger such as a swimming pool, a water feature must not be placed in the west or north-west areas of a building. Doing so can have a negative effect of finances.
  3. Wrongly Positioned Beds. The bedroom is an extremely important area in Feng Shui, as it is where personal energy is restored through sleep, and it greatly influences marital relationships. The bed should be carefully placed to ensure that it is not split between two energy zones, as this will result in a split in the relationship. In general, a wrongly positioned bed will disrupt the flow of energy, resulting in restlessness during the night and a lack of quality sleep.
  4. Poorly Located Kitchens. The kitchen is another key area in Feng Shui. It is important that kitchens are not placed in a field of positive magnetic energy. In addition, any ovens contained in a kitchen should not be facing areas of positive energy, as it can be burned away by the heat emanating from the oven door, or the fire mouth. In short, as an oven is representative of the fire element, it must be located in an area which is compatible with that element.
  5. The Incorrect Use Of Color. Colors have significant meanings in Feng Shui, especially the elemental colors relating to water, wood, fire, earth, and metal. Great care must be taken not to place the fire color of red in areas where it can restrict creativity and productivity. It is not a particularly inviting color for positive energy, meaning it is best avoided in the living room.

Feng Shui Living Room

The correct use of Feng Shui in a home or work space will bring many benefits, however; great care must be taken to ensure the rules are properly followed. This will prevent mistakes being made which can have a detrimental effect on positive energy, and therefore; love, money, and health.