Feng Shui tips for your new home
There are many rituals associated with moving home. One of the most popular ones is having your family and, friends over for a housewarming party to commemorate your new beginning in your new home. Life is certainly full of new beginnings, and we seem to have established particular customs that correspond to each of those new beginnings. Although Feng Shui originated thousand of years ago in China, it is still widely implemented today throughout the world. It’s main purpose is to create, and sustaine an energetically balanced environment within one’s space. Whether you are moving into a new place, or would like to create, and sustain a more energetically balanced environment in your current home, continue reading below our Feng Shui tips for your new home.
- Space Clearing
One of the ways you can incorporate key components of Feng Shui when moving into a new home is through space clearing. This is the initial, standard step to traditional Feng Shui. Space clearing is an intentional act of removing any stagnant energy that has potentially lingered from former tenants. The idea is to clear out this energy to create a clean slate, a sort of new beginning, representing your fresh start in your new place. You may do this before moving in, or right after. Begin this process of blessing your new home by setting intention that you are creating new supportive and nourishing energy throughout the home. You may use different meditation techniques, and tools to help you get to a more focused, and calm state. As you begin, air out your home by opening all windows, and doors. This symbolizes old energy leaving your home, as new, revitalized energy comes in. Utilize a sage smudging stick, clearing candles, crystals, and/or essential oils to help you facilitate this process of clearing of your home. Any one will be just fine.
Once you performed the spiritual clearing part of your home, then comes the physical. Pro Tip ⇒⇒⇒ Minimize your exposure to harsh chemicals when cleaning your home, as most household cleaning supplies are comprised of toxic ingredients. This will reintroduce pollutants back into your home. Do it right with our tips on how to clean your home when moving.
- Rededicate the space in your home
Once you are done cleansing away existing energy, it is time to rededicate this place as your home. This is done through the act of introducing your personal objects of great significance into each room of your new home. These objects should hold a particularly positive feeling for you. Recognize the room they are now in, and visualize the happiness associated with that object. In an essence, by doing this you are establishing positive influence within that space. It is advised to begin from the entry point of your home, working your way clockwise, paying special attention to all the master rooms. Your kitchen, living room, bedrooms, bathrooms, and entry point is where you, and your family are likely to spend the most time. Carefully take your time going through each room.
Pro Tip ⇒⇒⇒ Family photos, plants, and other items of sentimental value are great items to be used for this ritual.
- Command Position
You will want to disperse the furniture within your new home following the feng shui concept of command position. Ultimately, the command position of a room is the space farthest from the door, facing the door, but not in direct line with the door. Placing the main piece of furniture of that room in the command position of a room, in an essence puts you in the position of being the commander of your own energy, life, and home.
In Feng Shui, a cluttered house equals cluttered energy, and mind. A messy room will affect the energy flow throughout your entire home. Even areas that are not instantly visible to you, such as closets, have to be kept tidy for a steady flow of energy. Try to be as consistent as possible when implementing this step.
- Define the Feng Shui Bagua of your home
Please Note ⇒⇒⇒ There are two different ways by which you can define the bagua of your home. Classical and BTB Bagua (Western feng shui bogua). In this article we will be discussing the BTB bagua, an easier, but just as effective method.
Bagua is the Feng Shui energy map of each space in your home that represents specific areas of your life. Bagua literally translates into “8 areas”. Basically, bagua divides any space into 8 areas, which will correspond to the most important areas of your life.
- Wealth & Prosperity
- Fame & Reputation
- Marriage & Relationships
- New Beginnings & Family
- Children, Joy, & The Future
- Knowledge & Self-Cultivation
- Career & Life Journey
- Travel & Helpful Friends
Each bagua area has a specific feng shui element, and feng shui color associated with it. There are 5 feng shui elements, and a rainbow of colors that correspond with each element, more commonly known as the feng shui color wheel.
- Wood: Green, Brown
- Fire: Red, Strong Yellow, Orange, Purple, Pink
- Earth: Light Yellow, Sandy/Earthy, Light Brown
- Metal: White, Gray
- Water: Blue, Black
Choosing the right or wrong color will have a big impact on your state of mind and your overall energetic balance. Carefully consider who will use the room most often, and the purpose it will serve. If you are decorating a nursery, it should be common knowledge that loud colors will not contribute to your baby’s peaceful night of sleep. You should also understand that even though a particular color is considered a good Feng Shui choice, if you hate it, it will have an affect on the overall energy, and your mood associated with that color every time you are around it. That’s why your personal connection to each color is just as important.
To begin defining the Feng Shui Bagua of your home, create a floor plan, and divide it into 9 equal squares. The reason you are creating 9 squares, and not 8, is because the 9th square will serve as the Heart of the Home, which contains within itself the energy of all 8 bagua areas.