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Feng Shui Tips for Home Interiors in Dragon Year 2012-13

February 28, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 210


Organise your environment according to basic Feng Shui principles and soon positive results appear. High expertise isn't required-just get the basics right, implement some 'tips' and you are underway. Extensively used in both homes and offices world-wide, particularly in China and South East Asia, Feng Shui is increasingly popular in the West because of its inbuilt benefits.

Entrance Halls

Ideal 'Ming Tang' (Bright Hall) appearance means these should be well lit by day and by night and uncluttered to facilitate Qi-flow. Mechanical door-bells have the same energising effect as wind-chimes but before you install these be sure you like their sound!

Water (Year Element 2012-14) supports Wood so wooden wind-chimes with any number of tubes (except four) are ideal to deploy.


Doors ideally, should be at right-angles to descending staircases. Otherwise a sudden fall in status or position is likely.


The 'eyes' of the building, these should be clear and free from cracked glass which has negative connotations in Feng Shui. Should sharp-edged 'poison arrows' (1) face windows, keep these shut and use drawn curtains as a screen.


High well lit ceilings are ideal as low poorly lit ones cause headaches and depressions. Exposed beams and uneven ceilings can have similar effects and one should avoid eating sleeping and sitting beneath these. Suspended ceilings can overcome some of these problems.


Avoid sharp-edged shelving with pointed corners (and especially sitting with your back to these) as they can correspond to interior poison arrows. Position shelving as low as possible.


Avoid sharp-edged square and rectangular dining-tables in favour of round or oval designs. Do not position the dining table directly underneath the upstairs toilet to avoid unfortunate and unhealthy leaks from above.


Be aware of what these reflect into the space concerned (e.g. the toilet pedestal or trash-cans outside). Ideal views (e.g. of water or garden flowers) can come from outside or pictures hung strategically in internal locations. Avoid having mirrors directly facing the bed in the bedroom. Mirrors in the dining room, reflecting food on the table, however, may convey notions of abundance.


Beds should not be at right-angles next to or face the bed-room door (the Mortuary Position). Ideally there should be a wall at one side for protection. Avoid sleeping with your head underneath a window.

The Kitchen

Neither Washing Machine, Refrigerator nor sink should be immediately adjacent to your cooker (as Fire and Water would be in conflict). Position your cooker separately elsewhere. Store kitchen knives out of sight when these are not in use.

Flowers and Plants in the Home

Whilst fresh flowers on display energise internal environments, dried flowers are dead and desiccated-artificial plastic varieties are preferable as these simulate life. Spiky Cacti are considered sources of Shar Qi in Feng Shui and should be avoided also Japanese Bonsai plants, as the latter represent stunted and retarded growth.


The above basic recommendations 'Cures' and tips represent basic principles of Feng Shui which are easily applied. Those interested in exploring this field in more depth should go on to consider the 5 Elements or 'Wuxing' implications of internal decor, design and the placement of objects.

Feng Shui Consultant Peter Allsop M.Ed. also publishes 'Red Dragon Martial Arts Ezine'. Longevity Training, Iron Shirt, 5 Elements Qigong, Daoism, Chinese metaphysics and Astrology feature among his interests alongside Gem and Crystal Feng Shui. Explore the free resources at or

Senior Student of GrandmasterYap Leong, Peter also teaches Shaolin Kung Fu and Qigong in Yorkshire and Derbyshire U. K. as Shaolin Fists International Area Instructor for the region.

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