Feng shui your home with mirrors
Mirrors represent the water element in feng shui which symbolises self-image, refreshment and clarity of mind. They absorb and reflect positive and negative energy creating a hive of activity making their proper positioning vital. When properly placed, mirrors can draw in the beneficial chi or shift its flow dramatically ‘curing’ a negatively energised area. So use mirrors around your home wisely with the following feng shi tips:
a mirror near the entrance of your home to activate the water element of this welcoming space instantly. Make sure it is always on the side. Do not position the mirror directly opposite the doorway else the good energy will be reflected right out the door.
fragmented or broken mirrors immediately as this represents a broken image or a bad reputation. Also avoid smoked glass mirrors .They are hazy and prevent clarity of mind.
not hang mirrors directly opposite each other. This creates distortion and disorientation promoting the negative chi of that space.
a feng shui bagua mirror (A round convex cobweb like mirror) outside your house to deflect negative energy and the Sha Chi or ‘poison arrows’ that comes from sharp edges pointing directly at you, such as table corners, sharp edges of buildings or concrete structures.
feng shui areas to have a mirror are the east (health and family), south east (wealth and abundance) and the north (career paths) Bagua areas of your home. However avoid mirrors in the south (fame and reputation) bagua area of your home.
mirror facing a bed is considered a taboo in feng shui as it drains and depletes your energy when your body needs it most: while resting and repairing of cells. Ideally remove it but if the mirror cannot be repositioned just angle it so that it does not reflect the bed at night. However, if it is fixed, then cover it with a curtain or drapery so that you cannot see yourself in at night.
square and rectangular mirrors for balance, octagonal for power and circular mirrors to promote unity among family members.