Has your romantic life been on the blink lately? Perhaps you’ve recently had a relationship that’s gone sour. You may think it is you, or perhaps you blame it on your ex. But maybe it isn’t you, it’s those dried flowers you have prominently displayed in your hallway, or the full length mirror in your bedroom. Feng Shui has applications for the home, office, and yes, even your love life.
Feng Shui (pronounced fung schway) is, in simple terms, the ancient Chinese Art and Science of placing things in our immediate environment in such a way as to improve our health, balance, security, and prosperity. It has been a carefully guarded secret for most of the last 3000 years. Now, anyone can enjoy the benefits of Feng Shui in their own lives.
There are several systems which are used to determine how to arrange your home to enhance your love life. The one that applies the most for our purposes is the Pa Kua system. In Pa Kua, the southwest corner is the love and romance sector of the home.
The first thing you’ll need to do is break out your compass and determine which corner of your home is the southwest corner. If there is a bedroom there, that is great. If there is a bathroom there, not so good. That will keep your romantic interests flushing away as fast as they arrive.
Now look more closely at that southwest corner. Is it badly lit and full of clutter? That means your love-live will suffer the same fate. Think of the southwest corner of your home as a reflection of what you want your romantic life to be. By ridding it of clutter and adding the proper décor, you can rejuvenate your chances of attracting just the right special someone for you.
You’ll also want to look in the southwest corner of your bedroom. Try putting a vase with beautiful fresh flowers in it. Many Feng Shui masters suggest a painting of a beautiful flower, and not something prickly, in the southwest corner. The Chinese do not like dried or dead flowers. Always keep some sort of fresh flower there instead.
Also good for your romantic endeavors is a pair of wooden ducks or a painting of two ducks. Ducks mate for life so these are very good symbols for your own romance. If you don’t like how the ducks look, you can simply put two rubber ducks there.
Mirrors on the ceiling and walls, especially full length mirrors, are definitely not good. These big mirrors symbolize portals that the energy from an uninvited third party can enter.
For those of you who dislike Chinese décor, the best westernized version is the classic lava lamp. Pink or Yellow goo flowing up and down in your romance sector is sure to create good energy flow. You can also use pictures or statues of loving couples.
For a final touch consider painting the walls adjacent to the southwest corner bright red to symbolize passion. Be careful not to go overboard, but put some of these Feng Shui tips into practice for your own love life and get ready to see what happens.
Charles Chang is a Feng Shui enthusiast and author. He enjoys helping others with feng shui tips through his articles and website.