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How to Use Mirrors for Good Feng Shui

How to Use Mirrors for Good Feng Shui

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Mirrors are a very common feng shui adjustment and are used for many purposes. On an earthly level, mirrors can make your home feel brighter and more spacious. Both of these qualities improve the overall energy of your home - close your eyes and imagine yourself in a small, dimly lit room and then a large, bright room.

Feel the difference? The use of mirrors or other small objects to adjust the flow of qi, or energy, in space is known as the “method of minor additions,” or Xie Zi Fa in Chinese.

When using the method of minor additions, it is important to bring in your intentions as well. If you choose to add a mirror to your home as a feng shui adjustment, take a moment to connect with your intention and realize why you are placing a mirror in a particular area.

Double Vision

mirror with a plant Suhyeon Choi / Unsplash
Because mirrors are reflected, they can be strategically placed to invite some energies into space. You can use mirrors to reflect and anything you want to enhance. For example, if you place a mirror in your office in such a way that it reflects the trees outside, then you are inviting the energy of wood into your work. It represents growth and expansion in your career.

A popular feng shui adjustment is to reflect your stove burner with a mirror. Your stove represents money, so doubling your burners visually and energetically can double your wealth opportunities. If you choose to place a mirror here, make sure that it is not enough that it will break with heat.

Correct the Commanding Position

standing mirror next to a desk with plantLiana Mikah / Unsplash 

The commanding position is one of the most important principles in Feng Shui. When you cannot bring your stove, bed, or desk into a position of command, a mirror can help. For example, if you cannot see the door on the bed or on your desk or stove, it is helpful to place a mirror to fix it. A movable permanent mirror is easy to adjust to keep you in a commanding position. Set the mirror so that you can see the entrance to the doorway or room.

Being in a commanding position on your bed, desk, and stove can reduce stress levels and increase your chances as you know more about someone or things that may come your way.

Invite the Five Elements With Shape

wood framed rectangular mirror over a desk and chairKirill / Unsplash 

In general, mirrors are attached to the water element. However, by choosing some shapes or frames for your mirror, you can also bring in additional elements.

The round mirrors represent the metallic element, which brings clarity, precision, and enjoyment.

Square or rectangular mirrors bring into the earth, which can help with stability, grounding, and self-care.

A tall rectangular mirror (thinking of a tree trunk) brings in a wooden element, which can help with flexibility and loving-kindness.

Triangular mirrors, while slightly more unusual, can add a lot of style to your space as well as fire energy. If you are looking for passion, inspiration, or visibility, then bringing in more fire is a good option.

Invite the Five Elements With the Frame Color

A corner of the modern, stylish and bright bedroom with plants and mirrorOscar Wong / Getty Images

Another way to incorporate elements into your mirror choice is through the color of the frame. The color of your mirror frame also has an effect on the kind of energy it will bring to your home.

Metal: White and gray are associated with a metal element, so frames in these colors will activate the energy of metal in your home. Frames made of metal will also add this element.

Earth: An earth-toned frame in brown-orange, or yellow, will add an earth element. It consists of natural finish wood frames in brown or neutral tones.

Wood: To bring in the energy of wood, choose blue, green, or teal frames.

Frame.Fire: If you are looking for more fire energy, then move to a red or bright orange frame.

Mirrors to Avoid for Feng Shui Use

Hallway interior with big white mirror, straw hat, white shirt and basket with clothes near wall. Modern cozy hall interior.Anastasiia Krivenok / Getty Images 

From the point of view of feng shui, it is best to choose a mirror with a flat surface or a convex or concave mirror. Avoid mirrors that depict broken, sticky, cloudy or distorted images. It consists of groups of small mirrors.

A continuous piece of glass is best. Don't worry though, that doesn't mean you need to get rid of your beloved vintage mirror or your stylish mosaic mirror wall.

Not everything in your home is a feng shui adjustment. One of the most important things is that you should have a place in your home that you love, so you can always keep them in your house just because you love them, even though they are traditionally "good". Feng Shui.

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