A Beginner’s Guide to Feng Shui

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Did your water heater just break? Having bad luck lately? Not enough room in your apartment? Your apartment may be suffering from bad feng shui.

What is Feng Shui?

Pronounced “fung shway,” Fast Feng Shui defines feng shui as the art of placement or “the art of flow.” This term is no longer just an Asian practice, it has become part of the mainstream terminology. When literally translated from Chinese, it means “wind” and “water.” It is based on the thinking of Taoism’s chi and the belief everything is interconnected. Feng shui is not a religion, but the art of placing of objects and using space. Thinking of rearranging your furniture is a step in the right direction.

Looking for an apartment? Use the 3 P’s

If you are looking for an apartment, feng shui can be of help. Look for the 3 Ps:

Path of energy: One of the basic rules when decorating with feng shui is to make sure that the path of energy, whether good or bad, cannot flow through your home. This happens when windows are directly across from each other, or doors are directly in front of a window. When good energy flows through your home, you can have good luck one day and bad the next, since the good energy has just flown through. When bad energy flows through your home, it is believed to cause more than just bad luck, including death and pain. Although the bad energy can flow out of your home, it leaves its wrath and can be hard to fully get rid of.

Plenty of windows: The second rule is that when you open up a window and allow natural sunlight, only positive energy can flow through. When shopping for an apartment, look for windows throughout, but make sure that it does not violate the first rule. Ideally your window should have direct natural light.

Pastel colored kitchen: According to Lillian Too, your kitchen is a part of your home that influences your family’s health based on its design. One of her suggestions when decorating a kitchen is to have a beige, yellow or pastel colored kitchen. When you go apartment hunting, look for a pastel colored kitchen. With it, you are one step closer to creating positive energy to flow through your home. Without a pastel colored kitchen, a bucket of paint, and your landlord’s written permission can take care of this.

Modifying your current apartment? Follow the ABC’s

You already moved in and you want to decorate using feng shui techniques? Not a problem. Although feng shui is complicated and there are many experts who could provide an extensive analysis of your home, you can still do a few things to incorporate feng shui into your apartment. Just follow the ABC’s:

Arrange furniture: Start with an empty room. Once a room is empty, you can then fill it one piece at a time. You should begin with the larger pieces, like the couch, bed, television, etc. When placing each item, analyze whether the object is relevant to the area and whether people can flow through the room without running into anything. Ask yourself if you really need it in the room you are working on, or if it would better fit into another room, or if you should donate it. You don’t have to put everything back into the room that you took out. Get rid of whatever you have left after arranging each room. This is considered clutter and can slow down your positive energy.

Birthday symbols: Each individual has a symbol that is determined by their birthday. Use your birthday to find out what object you should place in the middle of your living room. Find your color, earth element (water, wood, fire, earth, metal) and direction, using a ba-gua. For example, my zodiac symbol is a rat, and since my birthday is in August, by the astrological weight and birth calculator, I should place a crab in the middle of my living room so that my wealth can be protected.

Clean up: As one of the most important steps to improve your chi, cleaning up can help. Positive energy can’t come through when there’s dirt and clutter everywhere. Start early, start now. If you haven’t cleaned your home lately, then your chi could be clogged up behind that dirty closet or in the messy bed you haven’t made yet.

Spring cleaning does not apply only to your home. You should neutralize the negative energy in your life and job. This can include people, bad habits, and anything that could potentially make your “chi” stale and slow. If you’re around negative people, of course you may not be able to get away from some of these individuals. If at all possible, you should try to minimize the amount of time spent with people who make you tired, depressed, angry, and suppresses your new opportunities. Instead, welcome new friends and opportunities. If people who are slowing down your chi live with you, when it comes to the end of the lease, it’s time to say goodbye. Bad habits die hard. However, while working on your home to improve it, you should also improve yourself. Whether you smoke, don’t put down the toilet seat, whatever your faults are, you should at least make an attempt to improve yourself. Ask, what can make your chi stale and slow? Work on issues in your life that increase stress, create fights, and make it difficult for you to get a good night’s sleep.

81 Responses to “A Beginner’s Guide to Feng Shui”

  1. January 28, 2006 at 1:51 pm, Anonymous said:

    I need help applying Feng shui to my room

    I am not old enough to Change my House ’cause its my moms butI can change my room BUT my room is very small my walls aren’t too big my room color is a shade of teal and my dresser is too big. according to another feng shui website, my bed is in the right place but my dresser sticks out a little bit what should I do?


  2. February 25, 2006 at 12:59 am, Anonymous said:

    Hi there. Im no feng shui expert, and i dont know what they would say. However, growing up and living at home, i used to rearrange my bedroom, on a regular basis… Like, once every month or 2. I find rearranging your space to be theraputic, as it helps refresh your own soul. A change is just as good as a holiday, as they say. I would recommend trying different angles and places for the drawers. I think that as long as it is as unobtrusive as possible, and does not cut off space and flow you should be right. Dont put it in front of the window!!! and try not to have it at the foot of the bed. if you put it in the corner, try to have it at an angle so it faces the centre of the room, i usually find this to be effective.
    hope this input gives ytou some useful ideas, Good Luck.


  3. March 20, 2006 at 11:09 am, Anonymous said:

    I am moving from my bedroom which shares a wall with the kitchen. I believe this is bad and am therefore switching rooms to take up a room closer to the entrance of my apartment. That room has a leaking heater that cannot be repaired. Please help me…I am in search of perfect health … am 49 years old and have been diagnosed with thyroid malfunction. Do you have any more tips for good health and career? I have been struggling for 3 years of underemployment with a doctorate.


  4. March 30, 2006 at 7:56 am, Anonymous said:

    i have recently bought an partment and want to decorate using Feng Shui guidance


  5. April 03, 2006 at 9:50 pm, Guest said:

    You do not need to be an expert in order to start deriving the benefits of feng shui.It is something that you can literally feel upon entering a room.
    The best thing that can immediatley help, is of course, clutter control. Also, try to strike a balance with your largest pieces of furniture first. Be sure that nothing is blocking the chi from flowing freely around the room.(let’s say your entering your living room or den space…you wouldn’t want to have to walk around a sharp edged coffee table in order to get to your sofa) There should also be a balanace of your high, medium and low furiture. For instance, it would look wrong (lopsided) if all your large furnishings where only along one side of the room! Always think of simplicity! Let the air dance…. : )


  6. April 10, 2006 at 3:40 am, Guest said:

    Makes for interesting reading. Guidance is very helpful.


  7. April 24, 2006 at 1:12 pm, Guest said:

    buy a new house and if you cant, put your bed nudged up in the corner.


  8. April 24, 2006 at 1:13 pm, Guest said:

    my parents wont let me redecorate my room like fung shui because they hate the word “chi”. What should i do?!?!?!


  9. May 01, 2006 at 6:07 am, Guest said:

    You need not to tell your parents that you are introducing Feng Shui in your room. Once it is done, it will automatically generate the positives vibes and probably your parents may also start believing in the magnetism created by the word “Chi.”


  10. June 06, 2006 at 2:47 pm, Guest said:

    When you walk in the front door of my new apartment, you can see a windo directly in front of you. How do I make counteract this?


  11. June 22, 2006 at 1:59 pm, Guest said:

    We are very tired. Hi! we need help, my husband and I are always very tired, we’ve tried everything, sleeping, food, exercising, etc. The curious thing is that my parents in law came to visit us and they felt very, very tired the time they spent here. I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong or if there’s something that can help us to have more energy. Thanks


  12. June 23, 2006 at 12:09 am, Guest said:

    Hi. I am moving into a two-room apartment. I have the smaller of the two rooms without any windows! The walls don’t reach the ceiling (sort of loft-style). The room is 9’x 10′ and I am freaking out. Any suggestions?


  13. July 16, 2006 at 1:35 am, Guest said:

    Help we had the downstairs neighobr die. Is this bad chi?


  14. July 16, 2006 at 3:31 pm, Guest said:

    I have the same “problem” here is how you can “fix” it. The only thing you can do is to cover the window so that the chi doesnt flow out. In my case, When you walk in the front door of my apartment, i have a bathroom facing and there is a window directly facing,so I must keep the door closed at all times. cover youre window you should be fine.


  15. September 12, 2006 at 8:53 pm, Guest said:

    My room is fairly large but i also have a lot of stuff, which includes bed, long dresser, stereo, end table and computer. My room is blue, and changing the color is not an option at this moment. On one of my walls i also have a 3 foot by 2 foot insert area. help


  16. October 01, 2006 at 5:32 pm, Guest said:

    yes. This apartment is obviously facing the wrong direction for your astrological birth weight. You should leave a.s.a.p. Do not leave ANYTHING behind and be sure to scrub the walls and clean your carpet/floring throughly to keep the bad energy from following you to your new place. A death downstairs is much unluckier than an upstairs death.

    Your welcome.


  17. October 14, 2006 at 11:39 am, Guest said:

    Everyone, I have a new immediate notice:

    If your walls of your bedroom are painted [pastel & the brighter version of these colors] Blue,Pink, Green and any other knock-off’s of these colors..

    You will encounter bad luck and vibes and your life will slowly pull away and fade out.


  18. October 14, 2006 at 7:40 pm, Guest said:

    Hi, I need help in deciding what colors to decorate the living room and bedroom. I have a hard time falling asleep and i get distracted easily, what color cheme would work in my bedroom and what color furniture such as bed frame, dresser and wood furniture should I chose?(which i share with my husband) I would also like some suggestions for the living room. A few colors that I was thinking of for the bedroom were pastels such as beige or peach (I’m just tired of white walls) but I’m worried our apartment won’t let us change the wall color. And for the living room I was considering a light teal, any suggestions how I can make our apartment a more tranquil and peaceful feeling place?


  19. December 05, 2006 at 11:16 am, Guest said:

    hi …i have just done my bed room in a pale pink …with white and pale green bed linen ect.. my bedroom is in the north east sector of my home …my head or top of bed is faceing south…iam a capricorn 24 12 61… and aparent a water tiger …iam looking for a comfort zone that helps with ..to find and hopefully helps encourage a relationship… ive been advised to bring more metalinto my home …my front door faces south/w….and back door is north /w my bathroom is south /w …my kitchen is rather long back door as above and a large window to the north east thanks i need some input


  20. January 09, 2007 at 1:05 am, Guest said:

    I am sorry that you are so obviously and utterly afraid of death and attach such negative feelings and emotions to it. I’m sure the media and misguided new-age gurus have had a huge influence on your beliefs. May I ask Why you consider death bad energy? I do not believe it is a negative occurance,or that negative energy vibrations linger from a death, unless negative circumstances (such as a violent murder, or suicide) surround that death. Normal death — from illness or natural causes — is normal and natural. I am not afraid of it and in fact when it comes I welcome it as ascension to the next level of existence. Death happens to every single living thing, and most truly spiritual people believe it to be merely a passing from the earthly dimension into another realm, where our energy takes on another form. I see absolutely no need to scrub away so-called negative energy and move one’s residence just because someone dies nearby happens to die — unless, of course, that person was a serial killer, because their ghost (negative residual energy) might remain trapped in the space and thereby affect the surroundings in a negative way. Please consider the logic of these comments before dispensing alarmist — and, incidentally, highly negative — thoughts and advice to inquisitive spirits on the human plane.


  21. January 17, 2007 at 3:20 am, Guest said:

    What do you do if you have a really depressed and negative neighbour in the apartment bleow you?
    Are their any remedies?


  22. January 25, 2007 at 1:27 am, Guest said:

    Hi is it bad feng shui to move into a house where a suicide ocurred 12 years ago? I am asking not for me, but an asian couple is buying a house and they don’t know that someone comitted suicide in the house. The realtor doesn’t want to say anything about the circumstance. Will this affect the family greatly if they buy the house and move in?


  23. February 04, 2007 at 4:59 am, Guest said:

    Hi i have a studio apartment and the main door is facing the east and the window is on the west i would like to know if its okay to place mirrors on the wall next to the door on the right inside the house and would like to know how best can i arrange my bed, my dressing table and my wardrobe.


  24. February 18, 2007 at 8:19 pm, Guest said:

    You should definately tell them anyway put yourself in their shoes. Also the realtor might have bad karma if he doesn’t want to tell them. You will feel much better if you tell them.


  25. March 04, 2007 at 6:55 pm, Guest said:

    Dear all

    I have questions regarding choosing my apartment.
    How to determine the facing of the apartment? The apartment consist of several units and when you go up by the lift, you can turn left & right for your unit. Inside the unit, there is bay window(not sliding door). So how to determine the facing of my apartment and my door?



  26. April 09, 2007 at 8:29 am, Guest said:

    I have the same predicament. And without getting too bogged down with the “feng shui litigation” I have picked what I feel is the front of my home and therefore which direction the back sits. No amount of books equals good ole fashioned instinct and intuition.


  27. April 30, 2007 at 7:46 am, Guest said:

    Living near cemetaries and Funeral homes..After a divorce ten years ago, I moved to a modest duplex a mile from the beach, thinking the area to be pleasant for a fresh start. I decorated it so nicely, and tried so diligently year after year to find a good husband. Instead, for nearly SEVEN years I had nothing but bad people coming into my life, harrassing and failed jobs, financial problems, health problems for my child and I, violence and chaos and stress. All of our pets found a way to escape including turtles and birds.The fish either jumped out of their tank or soon died.I began to look into Feng Shui, and learned I was living in a death triangle, wedge between two funeral parlors and a cemetary, all within a 2 block radius. An online Feng Shui person told me to GET OUT! Once I moved FAR away, to a great place, near the ocean, no cemetaries or funeral parlors, my job and health improved, my son did well in school.Upon arriving at my new place, I felt like Julie Andrews on top of the mountain in Sound of Music. I was at peace,happy,and I found my future husband. He actually lived closer back down to the city where I had lived before,a block from a cemetary, but no funeral parlors. He has been very successful, had a red front door, red bedroom bedding and we were very happy. Since changing from our favorable master bdrm per the feng shui rules ( for more closet space) and the bedding is now light blue, and the front door is creme, not red, we have been fighting a lot, but I like the light new colors. What kind of fix can I do? Our house has never looked newer, cleaner, brighter and better, but something isnt right.


  28. April 30, 2007 at 8:30 am, Guest said:

    I posted a rather long comment earlier about living between a cemetery and two funeral parlors. After reading more feng shui today ( three years after moving from that triangle of death a) learned that even my address was bad news: #42 NE 4th Ave. Feng shui says #4 is the only bad number/ number of death. Everything I have suffered and learned seems to be relevent to what was going on with the feng shui. Thinking back, I am amazed that a stray cat had sought me out at that strange place in order to give birth on my bed….We found a grand home for her as well as all her kittens, then moved. Maybe that was a foretelling of ” re-birth ” after so many pets had desperately sought to escape.


  29. May 13, 2007 at 11:42 pm, Guest said:

    Hi! We just move-in in our apartment. The door of our unit is directly facing the door of another unit.
    Is this bad for feng shui, if yes what should I place in my door to avoid or counter it.

    Thank you.

    [email protected]


  30. May 20, 2007 at 10:17 pm, Guest said:

    that is total insanity. tell your parents it isnt a religion or a cult or anything like that. it is interior design. the key to feng shui is keeping your room clean, just tell your mom that. the idea is that you can move about your room easily and all your posessions dont overwhelm your space. less is more is the simplest rule of feng shui. you can practice it without your parents even knowing! just clear your room of all the clutter and junk that you have had since you were 3, they will understand if you need your own box in the basement. you dont need insence or bamboo or crystals in your room to feng shui it (although chi does love them!), but you can be thoughtful of where you place what you have. put a pic of your mom in your relationships gua (back right corner) and put your bed catty corne to your door. also make sure you can see your door from your desk (put a mirror on the wall if you cant turn it…

    like i say, it is ridiculous that your parents “dont like the word ‘chi'”, because chi is good, so they evedently like being depressed? well, at least YOU know better! PROPS!

    carolyn from omaha-19


  31. June 17, 2007 at 11:51 pm, Guest said:

    I have lived here for about 7 years in this duplex and it never feels like home. my daughters room is above the kitchen(fire) and she hates to go in there.should I put a water fountain in her room to balance the fire?
    Also my mother is living with me right now (long story) and she is very negative. she is very disorganized and is a pack rat therefore my kitchen and living room is being overwhelmed by her things.i feel like the whole place is turning negative due to the fact that the clutter is at the base/the foundation of the house.Is this true? negative energy is taking over?i want to part ways with her but it is impossible to do so right now, she has been this way for 50 years!
    And I have never kept any neighbors beside me for more than 6 months, could my side be the cause of it? Help!


  32. June 18, 2007 at 9:57 pm, Guest said:

    Hi..i’m new with this feng shui thingy. pls kindly be advised..
    me and myboyfriend are very like this apartment with 2 bedrooms. the room is not too big, the front door is facing the door of the second bedroom. what should i do with it??
    and the front door also facing the entrance door or hallway.is it bad luck?????
    pls kindly help

    [email protected]


  33. July 01, 2007 at 4:35 am, Guest said:

    Hello, Is complete Feng Shui application applicable for a single room where the bed & the living area are combined?


  34. July 11, 2007 at 2:17 pm, Guest said:

    a bagua mirror on the outside of your door will reflect any negative energy trying to come in your home. Wind chimes are effective for breaking up negativity, too. Also putting something red on your doorstep (like a red welcome mat or a terra cotta flower pot) will draw in positive energy.


  35. July 11, 2007 at 2:24 pm, Guest said:

    generally, the facing direction of your home can be determined by looking for an open space. whatever direction your bay window faces seeds like the facing direction of your apartment (because you can look out over the street/park/neighborhood,etc.). the facing of your apartment is different from the facing of the entire apartment building and the facing direction does not have to be where your front door is.


  36. July 18, 2007 at 6:06 pm, Guest said:

    Me and my boyfriend are thinking of buying a house but just found out that the owner had passed away in it. We’re not sure if it’s from an illness or old age..but most likely natural causes. Is it ok for us to buy the place? Is there anything we can do to make sure her spirit will not linger? she lived there for over 40 years and died at the age of 98


  37. August 23, 2007 at 6:14 pm, Guest said:

    hi, i was just wondering what the best color to paint my room would be if im a 15 year old girl and my walls are white right now. thanks!


  38. August 27, 2007 at 2:12 am, Guest said:

    Hi, I just had a feng shui assessment of my apartment and have been told me livingroom and bedroom have bad divorce and depression energy in them as a result of the apartments actual construction. I am planning on moving as a result of this assessment because for the 4 years i have lived here i have sufferred bad depression and after my boyfriend moved in he did as well. He has since left and broken off our relationship. I need to know if anyone has any suggestions of help.. as I can’t just move out today.. I need to stay until i find a new home? Thank you


  39. August 29, 2007 at 8:45 pm, Guest said:

    Hey, I want to Feng Shui my house! There is alot of negative energy! Im 17, i think it would do my whole family good. but i dont want to mention im doing a “Feng Shui” thing on the house or my mum and dad wouldnt be to happy seeing they dont believe in it.. My mum is the main cause for the negative energy its like i can feel it i generally like to stay clear of a room my mum is in cause i suddenly feel somewhat angry or depressed and it causes fights between us. Especially between her and dad. I also believe it would be good that my younger brother didnt go through what i did during my high school years since it was then when my mum became a major negative energy. It unbalances the whole house! I dont like bad mouthing my mum but ive even seen some people and they say my mum appears to have a negative energy. She comes home in a bad mood, very tired and snaps at everybody over nothing but when out with friends, shopping or at work shes full of energy and fun to be with. I want to see if i can maybe fix her negativity at home by changing a few things around. I would like to also note in the kitchen My stove is opposite a sink, the dinning room and front lounge is red (we have a big mirror in the front lounge), her bedroom is green & quite messy with a wood bed & dresser. I have quite a big house i wouldnt say its completely without feng shui cause im working on my room, the bathroom & toilet being feng shui. but not to sure about the rest of the house..


  40. September 04, 2007 at 12:50 pm, Guest said:

    Hi- I’m actually an interior design student and I graduate in march so hopefully I can help ya out!
    I think you should paint your room a color that promotes rest such as in the color family of greens and blues, or neutral colors with an accent wall of a color of your choice. I think a bedroom should be a place of rest and so colors where that keep your mind wondering such as reds, oranges, and yellows should be kept out since they promote activity. Hopefully I was able to help ya out! 🙂


  41. September 10, 2007 at 1:35 pm, Guest said:

    If she lived till 98, its obviously a good home. No one with lots of stress lives that long. I say buy it


  42. November 12, 2007 at 10:09 am, Guest said:

    hi well im acturly only 15 but are family has had 2 much bad look and evry door faces a window can this be helped?? well bad luck asin houses burning dwn being robed n hundreds of stuff i would name but it would take 2 long anyway what would be the best wey 2 funshway a house. n will the window facing the door thing afect us badly is the curtins opposit r shut.


  43. November 15, 2007 at 10:12 am, Guest said:

    Feng Shui is very useful for the flow of Chi and so forth, although I’d recommend a professional consultant, beginners website like wofs.com or fengshuichinese.com and be careful with placing objects in certain places.

    All the best


  44. November 19, 2007 at 8:24 am, Guest said:

    There’s a basic guide for beginners to calculate your Kua Rating, is useful to find out what number you are and how to improve your situation:



  45. November 24, 2007 at 2:28 pm, Guest said:

    We have been looking for a house and we finally found one we really like. As it so happens, when I was walking through the house and now that I’m readying into this feng shui tips I noticed that the previous owners practiced feng shui. However, our real estate informed us that someone had died in the garage in March 2007 and the house was abandonded soon after. The house has been on the market for about 5 months now. I decided to ask the neighbors and turns out one of the sons committed suicide in the garage. We saw some pieces of wood on the garage floor but figured it was garbage but apperantly he hung himself. Do you think it would be a good idea to buy the home?


  46. December 02, 2007 at 12:17 am, Guest said:

    No…. do not. The spirits of those who commit suicide are often angry and territorial. Unless you are in a position to appease or excorcise a spirit, your dwelling in the house will not bring you true peace.


  47. December 02, 2007 at 12:17 am, Guest said:

    No…. do not. The spirits of those who commit suicide are often angry and territorial. Unless you are in a position to appease or excorcise a spirit, your dwelling in the house will not bring you true peace.


  48. January 13, 2008 at 3:08 pm, Guest said:

    Hi, My husband myself and our 5 year old son are moving to an apartment that has a funeral home next door,it is a large beautiful upscale complex,should we not move there?


  49. January 13, 2008 at 3:40 pm, Anonymous said:

    I need advice. We are moving into a nice upscale apartment complex, it is a big complex but next door is a funeral home not close but it is next door. Should we move there. Thanks for advice.


  50. January 26, 2008 at 5:54 pm, Guest said:

    Hello,any remedy for an apartment with the entrance through a garage? It is convenient but imagine when you open your main door, all you see is your car in a closed garage.


  51. April 19, 2008 at 7:01 pm, Guest said:

    First level studio apartment with front and back door. The floor plan is so unique to the typical studio apartment that is has been difficult to determine how to feng shui the place. Any suggestions?


  52. April 26, 2008 at 9:30 am, Guest said:

    no, a funeral home leads to bad luck and lots of bad energy will flow throw.


  53. May 05, 2008 at 10:33 am, Guest said:

    Moving into a new 1BR apartment. The floorplan is great but I have one concern. Instead of a window in the bedroom there is a backdoor with a window. What will happen to the chi?


  54. June 25, 2008 at 7:50 am, Guest said:

    If you have any other choice… don’t move there… however, sometimes it is hard to avoid moving close to a funeral home, hospital, graveyards… because they “put out” alot of YIN energy… which doesn’t lead to a perfect balance and draws in negative energy. What you want to do when you live to close to any of these kinds of places, is expose more YANG energy within your house. Painting your entrance door red will block the Yin from coming into the house. Or even putting a mirror on your front door to reflect the Yin energy away from your house…

    If you want some really good tips check out Lillian Too- she is a wonderful author of feng shui books… and without her advice I would be living the negative way!!


  55. August 10, 2008 at 12:11 am, Guest said:

    how do i figure out my FS idenity? isn’t there a differnce in what u do to your home depending on like your birthday or something? my current apt faces north. bedroom is in n/w corner of apt,living room n/e. kitchen (w/ washer/dryer) in s/e corner. bathroom in s/w corner.
    i’m house hunting and need to know things before i choose a forever home. where can i get answers please other than here one at a time?
    [email protected]


  56. August 30, 2008 at 7:45 am, Guest said:

    hey!! i just finished feng-shui-ing my bedroom and it is so peaceful now. no more bad vibes or anything!! ya’ll should really try this website, it’s tote-ally awsome.


  57. October 18, 2008 at 5:09 pm, Guest said:

    My daughter (16) n I moved into our first apartment. The day after we moved in my daughter was raped. She refused to move or switch rooms with me. What can i do to make her feel safe. by the way, she “cleans” her room everyday but every day it looks like a tornado hit. I know its gonna take time and counseling but i was hoping i could clear up the negative chi somehow.
    Thank you!


  58. November 08, 2008 at 8:14 pm, Guest said:

    my bedroom is almost infront of my window. I could see it from my huge window. Eversince I transfered here I get sick now I was even diagnosed I might have cancer. What should I do?


  59. November 21, 2008 at 11:19 pm, Guest said:

    Hi, My partner and i are looking at purchasing an apartment which is nearby a hospital. It is across the road, about 15metres down the street. We didnt notice the hospital on our first drive there as there are large palm trees that line the streets. The hospital site is barely visible from the bedroom/sunroom windows.
    Is it bad feng shui to be living that close to a hospital?? Also there is a nursing home nearby.


  60. November 22, 2008 at 8:22 pm, Guest said:

    We are placing my mother in a lovely nursing home. She has been in this same room before. She was the first person to use this room. After she left, a resident using the same room passed away. I am planning to place a Witches’ Ball in one of the windows, and I have two crocheted crosses. I will place one in her memory box that is right outside of her doorway, and I will place one inside of her room. Where should I place the other cross? Is there anything else that I can do to help remedy this issue?


  61. December 02, 2008 at 5:29 am, Guest said:

    hi!!! i bought a lot…the lot number is 25 w/c is under block 10…is my lot u think is lucky or not…


  62. December 10, 2008 at 11:04 am, Guest said:

    i strongly support your comments, without death there is no life. to have light there must be darkness, these are the principles of feng shui. harmony with the heavens, earth and humanity


  63. January 15, 2009 at 1:21 am, Guest said:


    We are looking for new home in apartment, what tips we should follow (like main door facing , bed room facing etc.)

    Thanks in advance.


  64. January 28, 2009 at 10:45 pm, nene said:

    hi am wondering if anyone out htere knows what object i shold put up in my livivng room or how to check it online, my sign is libra/snake in chinese zodiac…help!!!


  65. February 25, 2009 at 12:15 am, swani said:

    hi,i’m about to move in an appartment with #4 mixed is there badluck to it.i haven’ t move yet but i felt bad for d price to move in. but evryone are excited to move.is it babluck if i felt like this??? plz help me.


  66. March 25, 2009 at 9:19 am, ni quang said:


    I am about to rent this apartment at the corner , my mum tell me its like a L shaped caussing like a knife effect . I am confused whether this apply to my apartment or just to house


  67. April 30, 2009 at 1:03 pm, Kate said:


    i want to arrange my room according to feng shui, and my room just goes against everything stated by the feng shui 🙁
    i have four walls, one is purely window, other closet, and the other has shelfs on a side, my lamp is on the ceiling and falls right on top of my bed, unless i stick my bed close to a wall, but im either facing my door or looking up into the shelfs (any tiny earthquake when im sleeping will probably make everthing fall on me). my parents painted my room a very light green, which i dont like. it use to be white, but i could barely sleep during the summer, cause it was so bright. the only things i can move around are my two night tables(one i use to put the printer on), desk, chest, book shelf, bed and this tall night table kinda thing, where i put my stereo


  68. July 06, 2009 at 10:14 pm, mel said:

    I have been living in my apartment for 3 years. When i first moved in I painted all neutral colors with matching furniture it was boring, mind you in live in a nyc apt. pretty small but my living room is long sort of shape as a rectangle. I thne painted lilac with blue accents but still doesnt represent something which is missing not sure what. Now after 3 years my husband decided he want to paint all walls red accent with black white and coffee. Im pretty scared lol.. FYI Im a dragon. Well do you think the red will be ok.


  69. September 17, 2009 at 2:28 pm, patricia said:

    I live in an apartment that have large mirror closet. I can not find a space to put my bed because I find myhusband and me are alway seeing ourselves in the mirrors in the bedroom. I read somewhere that mirrors facing the bed can lead to infidelity however I am not concern with that. I trust my husband and he can trust me. However what can I do about those huge closet mirrors in the bedrooms


  70. October 02, 2009 at 5:23 pm, sari said:

    I did feng shui in my flat 10 years ago. Nothing goes well.
    Currently i have a legal problem related to my flat. i have lost a lot of money.
    is there a way to resolve it with fengshui?
    Like putting documents, letters , photos, or symboles in a particular corner?


  71. July 19, 2010 at 6:32 pm, feng shui bagua said:

    wow! I find amazing this thread and soo many comments. As a feng shui master I am glad to see so many people interested in such a conversation. Congrats! I find a lot of people with several questions that I´d like to answer one by one (I am not a spammy person, so I leave my only in the name/URL)


  72. August 19, 2010 at 6:35 pm, Kua #2 said:

    If you are born in August you should place a Lion with a coin in its mouth, not a crab. The crab is the symbol of Cancer/Moonchild which is in July.


  73. October 30, 2010 at 6:40 am, hagrid said:

    our latrine chamber is situated in south-west side of our house and water reaserver is situated in west side of our house. please tell me that those possition are right or wrong?


  74. September 28, 2011 at 5:21 am, anne29 said:

    we are moving in anapartment but the apartment has already a history someone commited a suicide before, will ity affect us? will it give some bad energy? what to do? thank you so much


  75. November 08, 2011 at 4:03 pm, chris said:

    I’m worried. My house seems to go against all the major feng shui principles; location, direction , Windows, doors . My family has been living what I thought was a charmed life ; happiness health , wealth and a beautiful baby for about eleven years. We recently had a gathering and conversation turned to life happiness and a Chinese friend was explaining how his parents had to approve his house according to feng Shui and how he could never live in our house it would never get approval. I did some reading and by feng Shiu we need to move. Why is something I never knew about starting to worry me so much. So after eleven years of mostly satisfaction we need to up & go or my marriage will colaspe and due to our open fire and stove facing north west I the male will suffer great illness… Ahhhh my wife thinks I’m crazy about worrying. Should I worry so much or can feng Shiu be overcome or changed by ones positive thinking . There was no worry or problems until I spoke with a Chinese friend. Ahhhhelp..


  76. November 14, 2011 at 5:40 am, bailey said:

    Im terrified of our new apartment! help ! please! my boyfriend and i have been together four years . normal couple. occasional arguing. anyhow our last apt was pastel colors . the sun shined threw everyday. our open space for parking. unfortunately i couldn’t be here to pick this new apt. the day we moved in i felt very dark and negative. closed in dark garages, third floor, long empty hallways,the the entrance door faces living room window, and the worst part is there is absolutely no. no! sunlight that shines threw at anytime. ive been depressed since we’ve movedin , always argue, am i goin nuts? i haven’t had a peaceful night of sleep- i always have nightmares. he wakes me up 3 or more times a night. i don’t know what to do? please help is it this place?


  77. January 03, 2012 at 9:48 pm, Ryan said:

    Hi. I’ve had better luck living at home with aging parents than I’ll ever find in any apartment. The old apartments were built in earlier periods and no longer (rarely) harvest good luck. For newcomers to feng shui, studying monthly, yearly, and period flying star charts is basic and essential. I rearrange my rooms on a monthly basis. I live in an older part of the home, much of it renovated, and I’m wanting to someday build a home on the farm for just me. I can barely keep my funds straight for myself that I don’t see having children as feasible.

    Flying star charts are available to study at world of feng shui’s website.

    I had bad, bad luck at the last apartment that I dread ever having to rent again. It was built in the seventies and I hated everything about it. I couldn’t settle down to help it, either.

    This was the home I grew up in, I’m in the room I was in when I was in high school and I’m 31 yrs old. I feel young, and I think this comes from absorbing energy passed on from those times.

    But wait, I know you’re thinking 31 and living with 60 year olds. That, or I’m in a house that had nothing but death and disease, mice, and poor foundation. But above all else, with the spiderwebs, the backed up sewage and other catastrophies homes typically have to offer, you cannot beat a crooked river or creek in the north of the property. I have to align my back several times daily and still sometimes don’t get relief. The person living there who finally passed away was crippled with a crooked back so bad that it took so much from her – namely her sense of security and love for her family. And for fifteen years, her brother was in a nursing home bedridden with diabetes after living in that house.

    I have no knowledge or courage when encountering these things in a family sized home or a studio apartment, so I feel I am safest where I’m at until I can build a small cabin or something suitable for the period of 8 that we’re in now.


  78. September 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm, Master said:

    These are just helpful ideas for Feng Shui I ‘ve been using.I have felt less tired in my new duplex since using Feng Shui.There are many awesome sites for Feng Shui on the web to help .First always make sure the clutter is cleaned up no matter where it’s at clutter kills energy and good chi.Then you can start planning which project you go to next lets say the front door of your home make sure you have plants and if you have indoor plants money tree and bamboo are very lucky plants never put cactus plants in a home they are meant to protect outside.Make sure there is no clutter at your door postive chi should never be blocked.Lucky things for your home to create happiness water fountains,goldfish,crystals,pictures with two people in it,open windows with natural light and fresh air,no red sofa,no mirrors in room,no tvs in room if you have one at night when you go to sleep drape it,always keep bathroon door closed and tiolet seat down and put things in bathrooms like seashells,rock in the right hand corner to weigh down negative flow.Kitchen should be beige,or pastel colors,things that are broken are no good fix them or throw them out ,no leaky faucets and broken tiolets always use your burners or stove even if you just turn them on for a second they add money to the home always keep stove clean.Chinese coins are good to hang up at doorway purple or green flowers symbolize increase.When you get better at this get a compass,map out your home with a bagua map and learn your kua number to see what directions benefit you so when you want to lets say work on your fame for example red colors enhance that direction,pictures and symbols of what you want to achieve,medals,triangle shapes.Just remember if there are things that are blocking the good flow,walk space,window try to remove them if you don’t feel good in an area of the home try to work in that space arrange it so it feels better sometimes even color change helps. Improve the mood and use sage here and there to cleanse a home throughout to get rid of negetive energy it helps as well as candles.When you become an expert you will see little things feel great like 9 stalks of bamboo = fortune 3or 6= happiness 5or7 stalks health 8 stalks =wealth and abundance you can put them in areas you want to increase what you want.I put a money tree at my desk. Mainly it’s an attitude of happiness and changing things to benefit you .Never put things under your bed or sleep under a window or sleep with your feet going out the door.Even things like painting the door,or taking things that hang over you can change everything if you cant take down lets say a hanging ceiling fan you can hang a crystal from it to disperse bad energy.Bowls of fruit,flowers even if not real work in the livingroom anything round,sqaure or rectangular work for tables nothing sharp.Clocks are no good to look at it reminds you of mortality in the livingroom.Turtles and elephants are luckyCoins attract money use red ribbon to tie together place at doorknob or hang,bells are healing.Avoiding negativity will create a great place for you it will happen one step at a time but can be done.Whewwwww.


  79. April 21, 2013 at 9:09 pm, Alisia Jackson said:

    I have a complete basement section it has a bathroom a bedroom and 2 made rooms so 3 rooms or spaces for sleep and living area i was thinking of putting a fish tank in the basement but not sure what colors to use for decorating!!


  80. December 05, 2016 at 3:24 pm, Joy Bird said:

    My daughter lives in an apartment and her apartment is at the top of a stairwell, so every time someone comes through that door they see her door. It's a very small eco flat (like a bedroom more than apartment), so her bed is across from her entrance door.

    Please let me know what kind of mirror do I put on her door? Should she put a colored picture or something on the door as well? Should she move her bed?


  81. January 28, 2017 at 7:26 am, jaja said:

    hi, i want to ask for an advice.. i have 2 turtles in my condo, according to fung shui, tutles must be placed on the north part of the house, in opposite part of main door, or in the backyard. But i also heard that they can't be placed in bedroom. our condo is small and no division, if i would place my turtles on the opposite main door, they will be on my bed side. It will be bad and attract negative energy? thanks for the help.


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