Staircases – problems and remedies
Having a staircase near the entrance of a house can cause the Chi to rush up and down in an unsettling manner
Staircases have always been a controversial topic in Feng Shui. Some believe them to be unlucky. However, it is not that staircases in themselves are bad Feng Shui but their shape, material, location and design properties can disturb the inherent energy composition of your space. For example, as per the Bagua, the southeast and east sector is ruled by the wood element. Thus, placing a metal staircase here would slow down financial and career growth proving to be a recipe for disaster.(According to the destructive cycle of the 5 Element Theory, metal cuts and destroys wood). Similarly, concrete staircases are ideal in the west and northwest Bagua area of the home or office.
Staircases with good Feng Shui accumulate and evenly distribute the Chi among the different floors or levels there- by attracting good fortune into your home. They are conduits that can either constructively channel the essential life force or obstruct and drain wealth and resources.Watch out for these common Feng Shui problems when it comes to staircases and remedies for the same are:
Problem: Staircase located in the centre of your home (especially spiral or metallic ones) are unlucky. They divide the home and its occupants causing rifts, conflicts and differences. It is also responsible for the loss of good fortune.
Cure: The focal point responsible for the delicate yin-yang balance is the centre or ‘heart’ of the house. To slow down the pace of this fragmented and chaotic energy, place suitable wind chimes at the base of the staircase. This will balance the elements and guide the Chi harmoniously.
Problem: Staircase aligned with or starting at the main front door of the house. The front entrance is the ‘mouth of the Chi’ that absorbs maximum energy into your space. A stair- case right next to it causes the Chi to rush up and down in an unsettling manner every time the door opens. This stresses the occupants, causing anxiety and neck related issues.
Cure: Draw away attention from the staircase by installing a non-metallic decorative figurine/statue or a big potted plant nearby. However, if this is not possible due to space restric- tions, then hang well energised crystals from the ceiling between the door and the staircase.
Problem: Long staircases are common energetic liabilities in duplex apartments or buildings with staircases accessible from the exterior. Such staircases make opportunities and good luck take a longer time to come by.
Light up the stairway with small up lights along each stair. Wrapping an artificial green vine or creeper around the railing will help speed up those pending promotions and combat other unforeseen delays.
The positive energy in your house can multiply if the staircases are built in the right corners