Of the eight aspirations, the two most often asked about are money and love. These two areas of life have a major stake in our happiness, especially our relationships. You can buy almost anything, but you can’t buy love. Having love luck in your life and relationships is a type of fulfillment that can only be given from one person to another.
The southwest corner relates to love, your relationships, and the type of loving bonds you build.
This is also the area that relates to the woman of the house. This is one of feng shui’s most important corners. It makes up a trinity of center, northwest, and southwest, which are called the 3 Heavenly Palaces.
The southwest sector is also the corner of the female breadwinner.
Most generally, men have been the primary breadwinners and women have played the supporting role. But in today’s society, women now often earn more money than their partners, and some are the sole supporters of the family.
Whether women are single mothers, single earners, and the spouse is the homemaker, women’s roles have changed significantly. It seems apropos, too, as women are considered to be of the “big earth” element, and there’s no questioning the support and presence and the “rock” that mothers and females are in the home and in society.
If the woman of the household makes the most money, then she is the breadwinner and it’s the southwest corner that must be protected and enhanced, and it’s her personal feng shui directions that should be favored.
The quality of the southwest corner’s luck influences the relationship luck of everyone in the household.
Relationships and the love we feel is key to our happiness, so taking care of this corner of your home is essential.
When this corner is missing, it will be difficult to develop marriage luck for the children of the household or the woman of the house will often be frequently absent. Marriages may also be strained and could lead to divorce or one or the other partner leaving the marriage.
In the long run, the absence of the southwest corner can also create a loss of the mother or for the mother or woman of the household. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that the southwest corner is protected and if it’s missing, try to fill in that corner with a lamp post or a patio.
It’s also advisable to enhance the southwest corner of the living room with love symbols and a bright lamp to lift the energy for the woman and the relationships of the house.
The southwest is symbolized by earth and the square shape and yellow or ochre color.
Earth-related elements are excellent energizers for the southwest corner of the home. These can be in the form of crystals, vases, crystal objects such as bowls, china, earthenware, or stones, such as from a patio.
Fire is an enhancing element to the southwest corner so by adding candles, lamps, and red colors in this corner, you will help to provide protective and supporting energy to the woman of the house and to the marriage.
The southwest relates to the number 2.
This is the number of the mountain and big earth energy of the southwest corner. It is helpful to have an image of mountains, earth, maps, or countries in this corner as well as images of love or the trigram kun that is represented by three solid lines that are broken in the middle.
Another symbol that is well known and enhancing for the southwest is the double happiness symbol that supports love and relationship luck.
Always try to add two objects in the southwest corner of the house to enhance marital happiness and the luck of love and the woman of the house.
Images that have pairs are also excellent enhancers. Happiness is believed to be in pairs, that’s why having matching nightstands and lamps on either side of the bed of a couple is regarded as good feng shui, although not always favored by interior designers.
What to avoid in the southwest.
The southwest direction is drained by wood. Having an excess of plants and flowers in the southwest corner of the living room or home can create a draining effect on the woman of the house and on the marriage and relationship luck.
Metal is also an element that can also be draining for the love corner. This is because metal is taken out of the earth.
Therefore, avoid having large wood or metal objects like filing cabinets or lots of electronics here as it will create relationship fatigue and could create anxiety or lethargy in the woman of the household.
Simply put, having metal and wood in this corner defeats the earth element of the southwest.
This can result in relationship problems, illness, or job loss for the woman of the house. It could also make for a sad and isolating existence without the love, partnership, and caring that comes from happy, fulfilling love relationships, whether marital or familial.