Feng Shui Tips for
Your Home Office
by: Sam Stevens
Did you know that
over 50% of women now run their own home
business or work from home? Get your
compass out and find the following
directions because we are going to try
and make things run a little smoother
for you using the ancient art of object
placement - Feng Shui.
The most ideal
locations to situate a home office, in
order of best to second, third ad fourth
best are the North (the Career Sector),
the Southwest (the Wealth sector), the
Northeast (Skills and Talents sector) or
the South (the fame and recognition
sector.) If possible try to locate your
home office in one of those locations.
Here are some
other general tips that are thought to
bring prosperity to your business.
- Always sit
with a solid wall behind your back
to ensure that you have support in
your life. Never sit with a window
- In the office
always place the fax machine,
telephone, and computers in the
southeast wealth sector, as this
will attract more contacts.
- Position your
desk to have a clear view of the
door. If this isn't possible, hang a
small mirror so you can easily view
the door's reflection.
- Don't put a
shelf over your desk. This
symbolizes burdens the world
crashing down on you at any moment.
The heavy shelf also symbolizes
burdens and difficulties.
- Avoid having
sharp accessories, such as a paper
cutter blade or the corner of a
Xerox machine pointed at your desk.
It is shar chi that symbolizes the
cutting knife-edge or a disapproving
finger pointing at you.
- Make sure
that you can walk completely around
your desk in a full circle. This
makes sure colleagues or workload
does not cramp you. You should have
space to breathe!
- Do not have
clutter in your office. Desktops
must be kept tidy and clutter free.
Avoid placing In and Out trays on
your desk. Try to keep what is in
use on your desktop.
- If you own a
NCR or cash till try and place that
in your southeastern wealth corner
- Avoid placing
cactuses in your office as the
needles of these plants are thought
to create negative shar chi. Shar or
sha chi is stagnant or harmful
- In your
office, never have the main door
opening into your desk as this
causes you to be faced with
unexpected situations to deal with.
Never have a door jamming against
your desk, or your prosperity will
always be blocked.
- Do not place
your desk in a room so that it is
between two doors because this
causes chi to rush by and pass you
by along with all of your good
fortune. In other words the good
energy walks in one door, right past
you and out the back door!
- Never set
your desk at the top of a staircase
as chi will roll down the stairs and
cause you loss of opportunity and
wealth. If this is unavoidable,
place a mirror above the front door
looking in and facing the staircase.
- If people
entering your business immediately
face a wall and a long corridor try
placing a hanging crystal in this
area to allow good chi to
accumulate. Also place mirrors here
to direct the chi into your office.
- Do not place
large electric equipment, such as
photocopy machine or microwave near
to the main door. These are
considered to be "hot" items that
cause energy to dissipate. Heat
causes the dispersal of good chi.
- Do not place
paper cutter or fax machines or any
machine with a blade next to the
front door. The "cutting" energy can
cause staff and customers to be
unpleasant and even possibly to back
stab and fight each with other.
- Do not place
an empty vase next to the main door,
as empty vessels suck good chi
trying to enter your place of
business. If you have a vase make
sure it is full of flowers!
- If you have
candles in your office, light the
wicks to make sure they are burnt,
even if you don't plan to light the
candle. An unlit candle is bad feng
shui as it represents the
limitations of possibility.
- Place a fish
tank or fishpond in the southwestern
corner of your office. If this is
not possible consider building a Koi
pond in the southwestern sector
outside your building.
- To enhance
your wealth and prosperity, position
your indoor water feature in the
southeast element of your home or
office. For career luck, place it in
the north. A tabletop fountain made
of bamboo or flat round stones is
always good for this purpose.
- If you have a
company signboard or logo it should
be optimally placed in the
southeastern area, the Southern area
or the northern area of your home