Updated: Apr 22
The perfect feng shui house.
The type of house in which Qi flows free of obstacles and meanders from room to room; in which all positive energies are enhanced and activated; in which all negative energies are sucked down sinks and toilets; in which the water fountain in the front yard spews money at you; and at which potential love matches line up for kilometres outside your front door.
Well, we can all keep dreaming because there is no such thing!
I wanted to write this post to appease any fears that you might have about the feng shui of your home, because I know how easy it is to get hung up on details which, when you look at the bigger picture, really aren’t anything to worry about.
Does my house have perfect feng shui?
Do I do everything in my power to make it have as close to perfect feng shui as possible?
But, I do feng shui what I feel to be most important in my home and most beneficial for myself and my family, and make adjustments whenever necessary.
There are so many feng shui ‘rules’ that if you were to try and apply every one of them to your home you’d probably end up dizzy from running around in circles and bald from tearing all your hair out in frustration, because the thing is, not every feng shui recommendation will fit all homes because every home is unique.
Look online and you’ll probably read that for good feng shui you should decorate each of the nine Bagua sectors of your home with it’s corresponding colours, and look, if you can actually make that work and have it flow nicely in your house then sure, but I’d be very surprised if it looked any good. Remember, it’s much more important to decorate your home so that you actually like it!
I actually wonder whether this was something the previous owners of my house tried to do, because when we bought the house every room was painted a different colour. And I’m talking like a burgundy red bedroom, royal blue kitchen, yellow living room and an apricot rumpus room! It looked like a rainbow had thrown up all over the walls.
And you know what we did? Painted over everything in white!
You’ve probably also heard the scary rule about keeping your toilet lid down to prevent money loss—heck, even I tell people that! But there’s no need to get your knickers in a knot if you forget every now and then. In fact, I’m actually leaving my toilet lid up at the moment to drain away some of the sickness star energy in that area. Realise that there are so many other factors that contribute to wealth than just your toilet lid, including things like whether you have the willpower to stop at the shops without making it rain in Chanel.
The fact of the matter is it’s impossible for a house to have perfect feng shui. In my home I focus firstly on the energies of the flying stars that are native to my house as they have the greatest impact, as well as the impact of the flying stars of the current year. Furniture placement is important too, but I’m not overly fussed with details like whether my pot plant should be in this corner or that one, nor the fact that my coffee table isn’t round.
It’s about prioritising.
Because, truth be told, a round coffee table really isn’t going to make a significant difference in your life unless it stops you from banging your shin on a corner every time you get up off the couch. Will my next coffee table be round? Maybe, but only if I find one that I really like and that suits the style I’m going for.
So don’t stress!
If everything in your life is going great, then great! However, if you feel that a particular aspect of your life needs some assistance, then definitely look into what you can do to improve it. Just don’t get hung up on every little thing you read out there because the stress from that is going to do more damage to your health and wellbeing than having the the wrong colour cushion in your living room.