Feng Shui: How to Place Mirrors?
Feng Shui practitioners believe that mirrors contain the energy of the water element and can draw in beneficial Chi, since in ancient times the original 'mirrors' were lakes or other watery surfaces. Thus mirrors play an important role in reflecting, activating, circulating and deflecting different energies around your house.
Feng Shui mirrors have multiple beneficial effects; when placed by a practitioner, they can help alleviate a number of difficulties. Here are several ways to make the most of mirrors’ use for your home.
1. To double your income put a mirror over the stove so that the burners can be seen in the mirror when you are standing right in front of the stove. In Feng Shui the stove burners represent sources of income, so by adding the mirror you are visually doubling the burners.
2. In Feng Shui the ideal house shape is either square or rectangular. The cut out corners of the house represent the missing areas of the house's guas or parts of your life. If your floor plan is missing a corner, place a mirror on the opposite wall to "create" the missing area.
3. Never hang mirrors in the end of a long hallway since they will mirror reflect the flow of chi back, making it difficult to let that energy to spread out and into the rooms.
4. Always frame your mirrors in wood or metal. Unframed mirrors have sharp edges that create "cutting chi" that is bad for health and almost everything else.
5. Take out mirrors of your bedroom since otherwise they will reflect back your old ideas and feelings while you are asleep, making you feel "stuck" in different areas of your life. At least make sure to rearrange your bedroom furniture so that no mirror is facing the bed head on.
6. Don’t hang mirrors directly across the front door. They will reflect the chi from coming in through that entryway – the most important source of chi for the whole house.
7. To attract more opportunities put a mirror on the right side of the entryway to your house.
8. Keep your mirrors bright and clean to deflect Sha Chi (negative chi) away from the home.
Keep these tips in mind when it comes to your home interior design!