By Kathryn Weber
Go into almost any Chinese restaurant and you’ll see beautiful chandeliers. You might wonder if this is an effort to dress up the interior of the restaurant, and while it might be, chandeliers have a much more important symbolic place in restaurants, and indeed, your home. These chandeliers are thought to bring up the quality of the dining experience because chandeliers are thought to invite wonderful chi – and they do! Below are eight tips about feng shui and chandeliers, and why you need them in your home.
1.Chandeliers enhance dining.
If you’ve ever noticed Chinese diners, they often gather in large groups around the table. The chandeliers bring excellent chi to the restaurant as well as stimulating relationship chi to the diners. You see, eating and enjoying relationships with others go hand in hand in Chinese society and chandeliers symbolize this symbiotic relationship. The earth energy of the crystal and the stimulating light (fire, which also cooks food) are excellent enhancers in anyone’s dining room.
2.Chandeliers lift chi.
Without question, light is one of the most auspicious feng shui activators. It becomes doubled and tripled when that light is reflected in a sparkling crystal chandelier. The prisms of the chandelier crystals throw off rainbows which brings especially wonderful chi. Crystals represent the earth’s purest and highest form of energy, which is also a source of abundance.
3.Chandeliers as remedies.
Because chandeliers are earth energy, they are excellent as remedies for problems such as a stove and sink that are opposite one another. When this happens, there is a conflict between the man and woman represented by the clash between fire and water. However, the earth energy of the chandelier can act as a go-between, settling the quarrel between the two clashing energies.
4.Chandeliers welcome chi.
A wonderful way draw chi to your home is by adding a chandelier. Placed in a foyer or near the front door, the beautiful energy of the lighted crystals can draw beautiful chi energy to your home’s entry way.
5.Chandeliers help the woman of the house.
Women are symbolized by the earth element and “lighted earth” such as a chandelier brings wonderful luck to the woman of the house and to the marital relationship. It also enhances the relationships and love luck of all the household members.
6. Chandeliers lift bedroom energies.
If your room is dark or dull, a chandelier will easily bring the chi of the room up. Do be careful of hanging a chandelier over the bed as this is not recommended. If so, place a canopy over the bed or use a smaller flush-mount style here.
7. Avoid walking under large chandeliers.
Because of their pressing earth energy, it’s best to use chandeliers that aren’t too large or heavy if they’re in a place where they will be walked under. Use a smaller chandelier if you want it where someone will walk under it.
8. Activate critical corners.
Chandeliers are wonderful anywhere in the house, but they’re especially helpful in certain corners. Use chandeliers in the west and northwest corners where their light and earth energy will benefit the children and man of the house, the northeast and southwest, where their energy will help relationships and create family harmony and in the south to bring prosperity, success and material benefits.