Managing and minimizing negativity in feng shui requires an analysis of your home.
Determining Problem Areas
If you know enough about feng shui, you can conduct an analysis of your home using Form and Compass Schools of feng shui or Black Hat Sect feng shui.
Flying Star Chart
Form and Compass feng shui, also known as classical feng shui, is the best way to determine negative influences affecting your home. You'll need to know the year your home was completed, take a compass reading to determine your house's facing direction, and create a Flying Star chart of your home.
This chart reveals the areas of your home that need feng shui cures to either activate elements or reduce the negative effects of elements. This is the most important chart for reducing negativity in your home. If you don't know how to chart your home, then you should turn to a feng shui expert who practices classical feng shui.
What You Can Do
There are simple things that you can do without an analysis to immediately reduce and minimize any negative aspects in your home.
Declutter Your Home
You've probably heard this many times and there's a reason why you have. Clutter is the most detrimental and source of negative energy. It clogs the flow of chi energy through your home. Blocked energy brings stagnation, disease and financial loss, so it's imperative that you get rid of the clutter.
Repair Leaky Faucets
Go through your home and test all faucets. Get underneath the sink and make sure all of the fittings are secure and you don't have any leaking water. Leaky faucets draw negative energy into your financial arena. A constant leaking faucet drains your finances.
Toilets That Constantly Run
If you have a toilet that runs or you have to jiggle the handle to make it stop running, then it's time to buy a new float kit and replace the existing one. Unchecked this creates a negative impact on your finances, usually in the form of mounting never-ending bills.
Clean Your Home
Keeping your home clean is just common sense for good hygiene, but it's easy to neglect, especially if you have a busy lifestyle. The accumulation of dirt, dust and cobwebs blocks chi from entering your home and causes a buildup of negative chi. Don't let the dirty dishes accumulate in your sink. This stops the flow of your money and puts you in limbo.
Everything in Working Order
If you have any equipment that doesn't function properly, either get it repaired or replace it. A malfunctioning piece of equipment attracts negative energy and soon you'll notice other appliances, computers and equipment begin to break down.
Light It Up
If you have any room in your home, usually the North facing room, that is overly dark, then bring in more light. Replace heavy draperies with blinds or shutters. Buy a couple of floor lamps that reflect light onto the ceiling. If your ceiling is white, then the additional light is magnified.
Enter with Chi
Examine your outside entrance into your home. Are there any obstacles blocking the way that you must walk around in order to gain entry? If so, remove this immediately. Obstacles in a pathway, either outside or inside your home, creates negative chi and deflects good chi attempting to enter your home. If this happens, then the existing chi in your home becomes trapped and stagnant. Make sure your outside entrance is well lit, landscaped and welcoming. These things reduce the negative chi and assist healthy chi to thrive.
Beautify Inside and Outside
Beautiful landscapes and interiors draw equal energy just as a dilapidated neglected home attracts negative energy. If you're like most people, you have a budget by which you live. There are things you can do, as you can see by now, that require little to no money that reduces and eliminates negative energy.
- Create a plan of action and tackle the outside of your home.
- Trim the shrubbery. If it's too overgrown or a few decades old and dying underneath, then replace it.
- Paint the exterior. Peeling paint creates a pattern of negative energy because the places where the paint is separating from the wood traps energy. It's the same principle as [[Free_Clutter_Tips|clutter and dirt accumulating in your home. Scrape away the old paint and give your house a fresh coat of paint.
Adding Feng Shui Cures
There are many reasons you may need a feng shui cure.
Imbalance of Element Energy
You may need to activate or deactivate element energy. If you have too much energy in any sector of your home, you'll want to add feng shui cures to weaken it. If there is too little element energy, you'll need to add appropriate elements to activate the energy. The important thing to remember is to create a balance of energy and not over-compensate which will make matters worse.
Roads that dead-end at your driveway, buildings that overshadow your home, corners of neighbor's outbuildings or home that point to your home are just a few of the possible exterior poison arrows.
Place a bagua mirror outside or in a window turned out so the mirror reflects the poison arrows away from your home.
Deflect interior poison arrows created by architectural features with plants, multi-faceted crystal balls suspended from the ceiling or by moving the object or furniture creating the poison arrow.
Learning about Managing and Minimizing Negativity
Understanding how negative chi builds up in your home is just the first step to managing and minimizing negativity. You can advance as far as you desire in your feng shui learning and practices. The tools a feng shui practitioner or student uses such as the Flying Star Chart can help you eliminate some of the more powerful negative influences hidden in your home.