As mentioned in previous articles, the feng shui of your kitchen is extremely important for the health of you family. Many practitioners believe that a kitchen with bad feng shui will not only affect the health of the family, but also shorten the lives of everyone in the household. Here are some advanced formulas to further improve your kitchen's feng shui.
The kitchen should never be located in the middle of the home. The center of the house is known as the ‘Central Palace’ or “Heavenly Heart’ of the household. This area should always be calm and peaceful. Having the kitchen here creates instability and long-term health issues.
The most important part of the kitchen is the stove. The stove should be treated with respect and honor, as it is believed to bring wealth and health luck to the family. The stove must always be kept clean to ensure good health for the entire family.
Most kitchens have the stove and water sinks located near each other. The sink represents the element of water while the stove represents the element of fire. As we have studied in the Five Element Cycles, the element of water clashes with fire. The kitchen stove must be place strategically to avoid such clashes. The kitchen sink should never be located near or next to the stove. There must be at least 1 or 2 feet of clearance between them. The sink or stove must also never be located opposite each other. If this is so, place a table or some platform between them both.
Having a floating platform in the middle of the kitchen is a popular interior design trend. As much as it is pleasing to the eye, the stove must never be located in the middle of the kitchen. The stove should be located against a wall where is it stable. Having it in the middle of the kitchen represents the element of fire going out of control.
The kitchen stove must also never be placed in front, in view of, or near a door. The doors of any room are where the flow of Chi enters a room. If the stove is located directly in front of a door, the food cooked there will be afflicted by excessive Chi, and cause problems for those who eat it.
As mentioned above, the stove is a sacred part of the kitchen. Never place a stove under an exposed beam on the ceiling. The beam will suppress the healthy Chi generated by the stove.
If you wish to find the best place to place your kitchen, you have to first find out your Kua number. After determining your Kua number (which is based on your year of birth) you will be able to determine your auspicious and inauspicious directions. Place the kitchen in one of your auspicious directions to attract good luck and good fortune.
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