You don't need feng shui training to know what makes you feel good. You can use feng shui elements and symbols to bring wealth to your home and increase the energy. Symbols are very important in the Chinese culture. Feng shui incorporates the use of many things symbolically.
Water in feng shui
Water is the main element that brings wealth to your home. Water should be clear, moving and free flowing. Think peaceful and relaxing.
A fish tank is one way to stimulate your wealth areas. Make sure fish are healthy and strong and always keep the tank clean. You can display pictures of water scenes, especially ones displaying abundance like a fisherman bringing in a big haul of fish. A water feature such as a fountain is one way to keep your abundance flowing. A picture of flowing water will work if you cannot place a fountain in an area.
Make sure you do not have vases of stagnant water and do not display photos or paintings of violent storms or other disturbing water scenes. Do not use water elements in bedrooms, as this will have a negative impact on your finances.
To enhance your wealth corners you can hang wind chimes, have a hanging mobile or hang Chinese coins tied with red ribbon. Make sure you use coins in the increments of 3, 6 or 8 with 8 being the most powerful money manifesting number.
Plants with round leaves are another good way to enhance your wealth area according to feng shui guidelines. If the plants have red or purple flowers, that is even better.
In your wealth and prosperity area, make sure to include photos or representations of things you want, such as goals or representations of abundance and prosperity. Harvest scenes indicate abundance. You can put photos up of the new car or house you are working towards. Anything that represents richness to you, like a jewelry box, should be placed in your wealth areas.
Other general enhancements for wealth are seashells or fish sculptures, healthy plants, Austrian crystals and, most of all, colors. The best colors for the wealth area are green, red, purple, black and gold, with the most effective colors being red and green. Another thing to do is make sure all doors open fully. You don't want a door that will not open all the way. This could affect your ability to make a comfortable living.
Kitchen feng shui
There are specific things you can do in certain rooms to increase your wealth and prosperity. The kitchen is a very important room whether it is in your main wealth sector or not. You should focus on using positive feng shui elements in the wealth corner of the room and throughout the entire kitchen.
Make sure your plumbing is in good working order. This also goes for your bathroom and anywhere else you have water fixtures. A dripping faucet is symbolically and literally money going down the drain. You should also keep your drains plugged when not in use. This keeps money in your possession. You do not want to accumulate wealth then have it go down the drain.
Other things you should do in your kitchen to attract wealth are place a small bowl overflowing with fruit on a kitchen table or island to make it look like you have an excess of produce. The Chinese believe the stove has a direct connection to wealth, so make sure to keep your stove and burners in good working condition and keep them very clean. You can also hang or place a mirror on your stove to double the number of burners seen and therefore increase your prosperity. Keep a copper, silver or brass teapot in your kitchen. Have many jars of spices and jars filled with pasta. Both of these symbolize wealth.
In your kitchen, bathroom or any room that has large amounts of water, you should use earth tones on the walls and floors. According to feng shui principles, this will dam the water so you can hold onto your money longer. Make it a habit to always close the toilet lid when not in use so your money doesn't get flushed away. You should keep bathroom doors closed and very clean.
Feng shui around the home
Feng shui guidelines mention other things you can do to enhance your wealth and prosperity, like placing a mirror in your dining room to make your table appear larger. Put a wind chime on the ceiling in your work area to attract wisdom and good ch'i.
In your bedroom, you should put all your valuables, such as your jewelry boxes, safes or piggy bank in the far-left corner of the room. In your living room, hang a round, clear crystal on an 18 inch red cord in the far-left corner to give your wealth a boost.
Feng shui principles can even be incorporated in your yard to attract wealth and prosperity. A fountain can be placed in front of your home; the water should flow inward towards your home. Make sure you turn it off at night to let the energies rest. If the southeast corner of your backyard slopes down and away from the house, put a light there to shine uphill. This sends wealth up to you. Place a windmill, weathervane, or any moving, spinning object in the far-left corner of your backyard to stimulate energy and attract wealth.
Feng Shui principles associate kitchens with prosperity, nourishment and health. For this reason the kitchen is one of the most important areas in an apartment, no matter how large or small.
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