Edited from Rodika Tchi’s web article

To help you get started with good feng shui in your home, here are some helpful feng shui house steps for beginners:

  1. Clear Out Your Clutter,get rid of everything you do not love in your house. Clutter clearing is a time-and energy-consuming process that will feel like therapy, but it will help you “lighten up the load,” so to speak.Do not skip this step, as it is an essential one in creating harmonious house feng shui energy.
  2. Have Good Quality Air and Good Quality Lightin your house. These two elements are essential for good feng shui energy (called Chi) in your home. Open the windows often, introduce feng shui air-purifying plants or use an air-purifier. Allow as much natural light as possible into your home, and consider using full-spectrum lights.
  3. Define the Bagua,or the feng shui energy map of your house, by using one of the two main feng shui methods – the classical school bagua or the BTB grid. Once you define the bagua, you will know which areas of your home are connected to specific areas of your life. For example, in traditional feng shui, the Southeast feng shui area of your home is connected to the flow of money energy in your life.HERE ARE THE FENG SHUI AREAS OF YOUR BAGUA:
    • North (compass reading from 337.5 to 22.5)
      Feng Shui Element: Water
      Colors: Blue and Black
      Life Area: Career & Path in Life
    • Northeast (compass reading from 22.5 to 67.5)
      Feng Shui Element: Earth
      Colors: Beige, Light Yellow, and Sandy/Earthy
      Life Area: Spiritual Growth & Self-Cultivation
    • East (compass reading from 67.5 to 112.5)
      Feng Shui Element: Wood
      Colors: Brown and Green
      Life Area: Health & Family
    • Southeast (compass reading from 112.5 to 157.5)
      Feng Shui Element: Wood
      Colors: Brown and Green
      Life Area: Money & Abundance
    • South (compass reading from 157.5 to 202.5)
      Feng Shui Element: Fire
      Colors: Red, Orange, Purple, Pink and Bright Yellow
      Life Area: Fame & Reputation (a better translation is “The Light Within You”)
    • Southwest (compass reading from 202.5 to 247.5)
      Feng Shui Element: Earth
      Colors: Beige, Light Yellow, and Sandy/Earthy
      Life Area: Love & Marriage
    • West (compass reading from 247.5 to 292.5)
      Feng Shui Element: Metal
      Colors: White and Gray
      Life Area: Creativity & Children
    • Northwest (compass reading from 292.5 to 337.5)
      Feng Shui Element: Metal
      Colors: White and Gray
      Life Area: Helpful People, Blessings & Travel
  4. Find Out Your Feng Shui Birth Element and create a home to nourish and support your energy. For example, if your own element is Fire, you need to introduce the expressions of Fire feng shui element, such as the Fire element colors (red, orange, purple, magenta, pink, yellow), triangular shapes, etc.
    You will also need a strong Wood element in your home, as Wood feeds the Fire in the productive cycle/relationship of five feng shui elements.

    • THE FIRE ELEMENT:(ARIES March 21-April 19, LEO July 23-August 22, SAGITTARIUS November 22-December 21)
    • THE ELEMENT AIR:(GEMINI, May 21-June 21, LIBRA, September 23-October 22, AQUARIUS, January 20-February 18)
    • THE ELEMENT WATER:(CANCER, June 22-July 22, SCORPIO, OCTOBER 23-November 21, PISCES February 19-March 20)
    • THE ELEMENT EARTH: (TAURUS, April 20-May 20, VIRGO, August 23-September 22, CAPRICORN December 22-January 19)
  5. Always Be Mindful of the Feel of Your Home and how its energy influences your
    well-being. Make a habit of paying close attention to the so-called feng shui “trinity” that is deeply connected to your health – your bedroom, your bathroom and your kitchen. Nothing is static in the world of energy, so be wise and keep your home healthy and happy.

Teresa Van Lanen of Making Art of Life and Soul Connection, is an Occupational Therapist, Life Coach, SoulCollage® facilitator and Reiki practitioner.
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She works with individuals who are wishing to connect with their inner spirit for a balanced happy life. Look for her fall Soul Connection workshops this month on the events page of her website.

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