by Kathryn Weber
It happens to everyone. Your brakes go out, the air conditioner dies and your dog has to have surgery. When bad luck happens, it happens in threes, as the saying goes. And when that much happens all at once, it can take a toll on your finances. Suddenly, that darling pair of shoes goes away, and maybe you get behind on your rent or car payment. That’s when you need money fast, and feng shui can help!
8 Feng Shui Fast Money Tips
1. Make change.
Money is just another form of energy and when it stops or comes to a trickle, or you’re met by surprise expenses, you need something to happen quickly. One of the fastest ways to make a shift in your energy that makes a change in your bank account is to move 27 things in your house. Be sure to keep count and move something in every room.
2. Spruce up your front door.
Without question, the money is always at the front door. Give your porch and front door area a good cleaning. Is there a broken light bulb or a dying plant? Anything that doesn’t work properly, look auspicious or that’s dirty (like a light fixture with dead bugs in it), will lower your financial energy. Spruce up your front door and walkway. Add a pretty pot of flowers here and keep the porch light on and the area will-lit to invite money and opportunity to your home.
3. Focus on the foyer.
Once you’re past the front door, your foyer is the next area that is key to income and inviting opportunity into your home. Make sure the foyer looks auspicious, with bright lighting and an attractive entrance way. Make sure there are no dings or paint scuffs on the wall. If the carpet is dirty, clean it or add a new rug.
Add a vase of pretty flowers and make sure the area is clear and that shoes aren’t bunched at the front door. Energy lowers by an overabundance of shoes, so if you have a pile here, remove them and put them in a closet. Consider adding a picture of water here to give it even more of a financial boost.
4. Point the way.
We hear a lot about poison arrows in feng shui, but sometimes there are good arrows – especially when the arrows are pointing money into your home. Add an arrow (or three) made out of Chinese coins under your rug at the front door. This literally points the way for money and tells it “go in here!”
5. Get your financial house in order.
Keep money flowing in your life by keeping your finances neat and orderly. The more you pay attention to money, the more it pays attention to you. Some people think it’s crass to be financially focused, but that’s mistaken thinking.
It’s also a mistake to think that if you aren’t rich, there’s no point in keeping your financial life orderly or investing. Clean out your files or create a filing system to keep your bills and payments orderly.
Once you begin paying close attention to money, your energy shifts and money starts coming in. Ignore money and money will ignore you.
6. Start seeing gains.
My grandmother used to say that “water draws water.” What she meant by that is that sometimes drawing water from a pump required putting water into it to help it come out. It’s like wealthy people who just keep getting wealthier – water draws water.
Once there’s momentum, the energy builds on itself. It’s also why when you have money problems, they just stay with you.
You have to break the momentum by accumulating money. Find a clear jar to put money into every day. Put whatever you can into it – a small bill or some coins –just do it every day. This is especially potent if you do it beginning on a New Moon.
Put your money jar where you see it so your eyes can take in that image of money growing. It sends a message to your mind that you are focused on money. Keep a positive thought as you put the money into the jar and focus on the feeling money growing for you. Feng shui is very focused on symbolism and seeing money grow on a daily basis will draw money to you.
7. The look of wealth.
Put your best image forward by dressing the part of someone who has money and who makes money. Get your handbag and wallet cleaned out and fill it with lots of bills – even $20 in $1 bills can be a big “wad” of cash. Make sure you look the way you want to feel – flush with money.
8. Clear up any “money drains” in your home.
To open the way for money, make sure you do a good decluttering in your house. Watch, too, for things that look damaged or broken (glasses, plates, bowls) and get rid of them. Go around your house and make sure there is no dripping water anywhere or toilets that are leaking and constantly refilling – these symbolize loss of money.
If you have one of those plants that has tendrils that you pin up or a sad plant that doesn’t look full, lush and healthy – pitch them. It’s better to have no plants than to have plants that don’t look healthy.