Feng Shui Placement of Mirrors
Feng Shui Mirror Placement
Mirrors are part of Feng Shuis reflective nature. There are all sorts of legends tied to mirrors. And because the creation of mirrors can be traced back to viewing our images in the reflections of water, it is no wonder that mirrors are considered good luck in Feng Shui, just as the ancient Chinese viewed water itself.
Feng Shui mirror placement can have a powerful role in terms of decorating principles. For instance, in relation to water as mentioned above, mirrors bring the positive chi of water into a space. This is especially beneficial in those instances where water features such as fountains are considered detrimental to the overall energy flow of a room. The positive chi of a mirror can be a great substitution.
Because mirrors have reflective properties, they can deflect any negative energy back to its source to prevent an overpowering negative chi from entering a space. The Bagua mirror with an octagonal shape is one primary example of this type of use. The Bagua mirror can only be used outdoors and is especially protective against outdoor poison arrows that point to your home such as a building across the street shaped at a weird angle.
The placement of mirrors in the Feng Shui style have the power to shift a flow of energy in a space. For instance, if your room does not have many pleasing architectural elements or perhaps only has one window with a view, you can position a mirror directly across from the window. The natural light which holds a positive flow of energy is then reflected back into the living space to be dispersed, creating better Feng Shui. When you have a small room, mirrors have the power to create the illusion of a larger space. This opens up the energy in the room and allows positive chi to circulate properly.
There are a few instances in Feng Shui when you might need to use mirrors, although you will not actually be able to use them for any practical purposes. One situation where mirrors are used in this regard is if you have a room located above a garage. In order to keep the oppressiveness of the garage from permeating up into the floor of your room, place a mirror on the floor with its reflective surface pointed down. This will reflect back any negative vibes that the machinery in the garage could bring. The best place to place a mirror like this would be under your bed.
Another situation where installing a mirror is rather different is when you have a room with low ceilings. Low ceilings press down on your head and shoulders creating a depressing and stressful situation, as if you were carrying the world on your shoulders.
You will want to install a mirror above your head with its reflective surface pointing toward the ceiling. This will reflect the oppressiveness of the low ceiling back up thus lightening the atmosphere of the room.
You will discover that there are three main kinds of mirrors that are employed in Feng Shui:
1.Regular one dimensional mirrors in a variety of shapes and sizes
2. Concave mirrors which are mainly for outdoor use and produce compact upside down images.
3. Convex mirrors can be used outdoors and indoors and serve to protect the room in which it is installed
There are also particular areas of the home where a mirror would be most beneficial. For instance, if you placed a mirror in the north part of the house that represents your career and life path, you will enjoy success.
The same Feng Shui principles apply in the east and southeast areas of the home that represent your health and family and wealth and abundance. By the same token, there are a few places where you do not want to place a mirror.
Do not install a mirror on the wall facing your main entryway. This will reflect any incoming energy right back out the door, instead of allowing it to circulate throughout the home.
You also do not want a mirror installed facing your bed because guess where all that energy is reflected?
Feng Shui is the strategic placement of items in a room to maximise the flow of positive energy in the ares of prosperity, good health, and general well being.
Mirrors can play a significant part in boosting and shifting the energy flows in a room.
Feng Shui mirror placement “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for mirror placement
Do reflect dining and living areas. Dining rooms are the perfect location for mirrors. Because the dining represents a family’s wealth, this in effect, magnifies this energy. Living rooms where families hold parties and gatherings are also good locations to hang a mirror and can double the number of people in the room for a more festive chi!
Do Hang mirrors that reflect the the garden in to the house.
Do Hang mirrors to reflect light.
Do Use clean edged mirrors.
Do Hang mirrors to reflect you at head + shoulders height.
Don’t reflect negative views. Make sure mirrors aren’t placed where they’ll reflect a toilet door, a fireplace (above a fireplace is fine), a stove top, or messy areas. When you can see an ugly view in a mirror, this magnifies the energy. This is especially true of fire. A little fire keeps you warm; a lot of fire can quickly become excessive energy.
Don’t use fragmented mirrors you should be able to view yourself in one whole mirror.