By Kathryn Weber
Feng shui is a wonderful way to create improvements in your life simply by aligning the items in your bedroom. These can include your bed, your desk or computer, even your stereo.
Properly aligned, you can expect to see improvements in your relationships, your studies, and your health. You might even find a new love as a result! Use these tips to get your room in harmony with your life.
Important Basic Feng Shui Bedroom Do’s and Don’ts
DO use a compass
Stand in the middle of the room and hold the compass level and waist-high. Then make a diagram of your room, creating nine squares. Put the correct direction on each square. Now you are ready to move the items according to compass or your personal auspicious directions. (A compass only costs about $2-$5 at Wal-Mart or Target.)
Give yourself a mini-space clearing
–If you decide to use feng shui in your room, then clear out all unnecessary items and junk from your drawers, closet, and under the bed.
–Clean thoroughly by vacuuming, dusting and washing windows, ceiling fans, etc.
–Now you’re ready to feng shui your room, but follow the DON’Ts below:
Have open book shelves opposite your bed or behind you as you study. These act like knives and will encourage people “talking behind your back.”
Have water or pictures of water (this aggravates asthma, allergies, and can encourage respiratory or sinus problems). So take out the Zen fountain or fish tank.
Have plants in the bedroom. Plants use up body energy in your bedroom.
BED DOs and DON’Ts
DO make sure it has the widest view of the room and entryway so you can see the door easily
DO try to sleep with the top of your head pointing in one of your personal feng shui directions (see below)
DO have a solid wall behind it (or at least curtains) vs. a window
DO make sure you cannot see a bathroom, toilet, or stairs from the bed
DON’T have the bed against a shared wall of a bathroom or toilet
DON’T have a mirror or television that reflects the bed
DON’T have your feet point out the door from your bed
Using personal feng shui: Having your head pointed in one of your auspicious directions (AD) is one of the best ways to tap good luck. Click here to calculate your personal feng shui directions. This link will tell you what directions are the best for you. Even if your room is in the Southwest portion of the house and this is not a good direction for you, you can still orient your bed so that your head points in one of your good directions.
DESK DOs and DON’Ts
DO try to place your desk in NE corner of your room
DO always sit where you can see the door and anyone entering the room easily
DO try to face one of your AD
DO keep a bright light turned on here to enhance your education luck
DO hang a lead crystal from the ceiling here, or place rock crystals in this corner of the room and in the NE corner of the desk for better study concentration
DO add a globe to this location to improve test scores and success in school
Place in East corner if wood
Place in West corner if metallic-colored, or if painted white, silver, or gold
Place in North if black or blue
Place in SE if green
Place in South or SW if red, orange, purple
COMPUTER, PHONE, & STEREO
Place phone in the NW corner of room to bring more helpful people into your life.
Keep stereo playing on low volume while you are away to keep energy active in your room and attract helpful people to you.
Mirrors: Not recommended in the bedroom. If used, make sure you cannot see yourself from the bed.
Lamps: Place one in the south (fame and recognition; a lava lamp is great here!), the NE (educational luck), and the SW (to help you with your sweetie or bring one if you don’t have one already — lava lamps are also great here,too!). The lamps will energize these areas.
Pictures: Make sure are these positive images that make you happy. Violence, dark, or brooding-types of pictures are not suitable for a place of rest and relaxation.
Troubles with mom and dad? Place a happy picture of your family in the East corner of your room to help these relationships become easier and more harmonious.
Looking for a new love? Place a picture of your heart’s desire in the SW to help this relationship — or to encourage a new one relationship, place a picture of your “ideal” person here.
Bulletin boards: Hang these on the south wall of your room. Pin pictures of famous people, letters of recognition, awards, ribbons, or certificates here for more added recognition any kind of accomplishment is perfect for this location. Add red colors, images of birds and photos to have lots of friends and social opportunity.
A light that illuminates this area is especially helpful! Place trophies on a shelf in this location for continued success and recognition. Paint this board red for an extra boost in recognition energy!
Clutter: If you don’t feel well or you’re having troubles in your life, clear your space. Get a box and do a thorough cleaning out. This doesn’t mean you have to throw things away.
Store them in the garage or attic. If after a while you don’t use any of these things, then donate them to charity. Do make note of how you feel once your room is clear.
With a harmonious environment, you are sure to be more comfortable, enjoy yourself more, and do better in life. If, you have used any of these tips and found them helpful, I’d like to know about it! I’m always interested in hearing from teens who have benefited from feng shui!