How Do You Use Feng Shui In Each Room Of The House?

How do you use Feng Shui in each room of the house? Learn how to use Feng Shui with existing floorplans to promote good energy. Using feng shui in each room of your home can help lift your spirits, improve...

Using feng shui in each room of your home can help lift your spirits, improve your health, and enrich your personal relationships. Because of these benefits, people have taken a great interest in feng shui. In fact, according to the American Feng Shui Institute, there are now more than 300 feng shui books on the market.

Many of these books focus on placing a grid, called a Bagua map, over the floor plan of your home so you may section off nine areas of the home that correspond with certain aspects of your life, such as marriage, career, wealth and others. The books teach you how to arrange furniture and decorating pieces within these nine areas to either lift energy (or chi) in that particular aspect of your life. Yet, Bagua mapping and furniture arrangement isn't all what feng shui is about.

According to, a website by PSYCH-K facilitator and Feng Shui and Energy Balancing Specialist, Sheila Wright, "The basic philosophy of feng shui is that everything is energetically connected and always changing."
So, whereas many books ask you to simply use a Bagua map and arrange furniture in various ways, they don't address the fundamental principles of feng shui and how aspects of your space change or interact over time.

In order to learn how to best use feng shui in each room of your own home, you should consult a professional, preferably one that is certified to practice feng shui and that is familiar with the basic principles of the art. You can contact the American Feng Shui Institute for a certified practitioner in your area.

A professional certified practitioner, such as Wright, must first have a clear understanding of the basic principles of feng shui. These principles include the study of Yin/Yang, the Five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water), the Eight Trigrams (representing time, family and the seasons), the East/West compass theory, the solar system, and the environment.

Wright adds, "Feng Shui is based upon a set of theories and complex calculations derived from the Yi Jing, The Book of Change and an in-depth understanding and application of the basic principles taking into account a physical relationship between the natural environment and surrounding magnetic fields."

Wright practices the principles of the Compass School, Flying Stars; this school is one of five feng shui schools. Compass School, Flying Stars focuses on the Eight Trigrams of the Book of Changes, and the lo shu or magic square, which divides a house, building or room into nine areas. According to Wright, each trigram is related to a compass direction, an element, season of the year, various parts of the body, members in the family, a color and specific shapes.

"At first, I use a compass or lou pan to take a directional reading of the home or building and to determine the directions of the house from the front door," says Wright.
Then Wright gathers information from the individual such as the person's date of birth and the construction date of the building to complete the Flying Stars calculations and distinguish favorable and unfavorable directions for the individual.

In addition to using the Flying Stars method, Wright adds that she dowses or clears out negative energy from homes before applying feng shui principles: "I dowse to identify invisible earth energies and invisible metaphysical energies like disturbed emotional energies or negative thought forms that could have been there before or that could have been created, such as anger, resentment, illness and fights."

Though it is not part of a traditional feng shui session, Wright feels that dowsing makes feng shui principles more effective and powerful.

Bringing feng shui principles into each room of your home isn't just about grids and furniture placement. A learned practitioner is the best bet for experiencing the benefits of feng shui.

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