Means of correction.
It addresses the basic tools that are used in Feng Shui to correct adverse situations. This lighting, candles, mirrors, crystals, pendants, bells, moving objects, plants, water, electrical, sound, etc. Using them, do not forget the basic principles discussed above. Any meaningful change, of course, improve your life, but if you have already achieved some success, think before you take decisive action.
Do not abuse the mirrors, plants, decorations, because you must achieve a balance, proportionality, the best location of the object in the space around you. When choosing items, consider the style of your home, your personal tastes and preferences of your family. Do not use the Chinese or Oriental symbols, if you do not feel for her strong preference. Each tool is described below has its own peculiarities. Knowing them, understanding the general idea, you can use them in different circumstances.
Light powerfully stimulates the qi energy and the outside and inside the house. Since light is closely linked with the elements of Fire, its effect is most pronounced in the southern part of the house or individual rooms. It also complements the quality of land in the south-west and north-east. The best source of light - natural light. If you believe that your house is not lit, you can change the curtains in a light or hang a mirror on the side of the window.
If the lighting is too bright, which means the predominance of Yang energy, better hang thick curtains, because not always a bright spot favorably. Lounge, in particular, the bedroom should not be illuminated as brightly as the room in which you are performing some work or to receive guests. Light can be either strong or weak, but it should not irritate the eyes. Fluorescent in Feng Shui is considered to be adverse to health.
Do not have a powerful lamp directly overhead, especially if you spend around them most of his time. Inappropriate, such lamps will be at the desktop, in your living room or dining room. With the help of floor lamps and sconces can make the room lighter and at the same time to create the effect of a soft, diffused lighting. Very nice lamps with switches with continuously adjustable brightness of light, especially in rooms that are used for different purposes. For example, increasing lighting in the living room during the day, you make it noisy and lively, and a lowered lighting in the evening, create a calm, peaceful atmosphere conducive to relaxation.
Candles are a source of light only when you have their lights, so do not hold a candle in the room just as a decoration. Light the from time to time, and the fire will fill your home enabling qi. Of course, it should be remembered that the candles a fire risk, and use the candlesticks, and not leave a burning candle unattended.
The candles in Feng Shui, it is recommended to install the north-east to reinforce the influence of the earth. If you light a candle in the alcove, or corner of the room, it will help disperse the energy there stagnant qi. Do not light candles in the southern zone of the room, because activated in this part of the element of fire will dominate the environment, but it is not always favorable.
Since mirrors attract and transmit power of Qi in Feng Shui, they are used differently. If because of the peculiarities in the layout of the room there was no area of the octagon ba-gua, using mirrors to create a "presence effect" and thus restore the lost balance. Mirror can reflect the adverse impact of sharp corners, to direct the flow of energy along a narrow passage or cluttered, visually conceal some places, for example, located next to the entrance door of a toilet.
Mirrors double those objects which they represent, therefore, placed in front of the mirror something useful or pleasant. For example, using a mirror can double the amount of food on the table in the dining room (maybe that's why in prestigious restaurants so you can often find a mirror?). But it is doubtful whether this method would be appropriate in the kitchen, where food is prepared and not just always looks so appetizing.
In the bedroom mirror in no case should not reflect the bed of the spouses, because it creates a "double image" of marriage, which is very favorable from the viewpoint of Feng Shui. Do not hang a mirror opposite the toilet or the door. Doing this, you will promote the fact that the energy of qi will not get in your house, because once reflected back. In the hallway to hang a large mirror to reflect the full image of man. Set your furniture around the mirror so as not to shrink from the reflection. Ideally, a mirror in the hallway should show all family members, not "cutting" the legs of children and adult head.
Mirrors should be kept clean, regularly rubbing them with a damp cloth. And, of course, as soon as possible, replace or throw away the cracked mirror. Even Russian will take a broken mirror brings bad luck. If your mirror cracking or, God forbid, broken, immediately carried him out of the house and buy a new one.
We have already said that the ba-gua mirror - a special mirror octagonal shape, with images of trigrams on the outside rim - can only be used outside the home. With it you can reflect negative energy emanating from the intersection of roads, corners of buildings, etc. Do not forget to see where you redirect the energy: you should not bring harm to the neighbors, because it is unlikely you would help, rather the contrary.
Crystals - is one of the main symbols of the element earth, so they should be located in the south-western, north-eastern and central parts of rooms. The commonly used transparent rock crystal, but you can put on the shelf "brush" crystals of amethyst or green garnet (uvarovita), ie, aggregates of small crystals in the form in which they occur in nature. Crystals improve the quality of natural light and will scatter it to all corners of the room by sending a favorable energy qi.
Crystal suspended on a cord or chain to the window, draw the room more light and energy. Such crystals are very well suited for dark and gloomy rooms. Cut crystals, suspended in front of the parlor window, the fine days will create a rainbow Yang, refracting and reflecting sunlight. This will foster a good mood and promote activity. Such crystals are particularly suitable for the living room or child's room.
Crystal or glass bowl placed in the south-western corner of the room, strengthen relationships, located on the north-east - will stimulate the desire for knowledge and education, in the east - will successfully implement career plans.
Charms, bells and movable objects.
Chinese hollow suspension (shamisen) and bells create a vibration of air, which has a stimulating and cleansing effect. They reduce the level of negative energy and promote conflict resolution. Hang them to be in those places where they will be periodically ring and create a pleasant sound effects. The sound of bells could be different depending on the shape, size and relative position of suspensions. Before you buy a set of suspensions or bells, be sure to listen to how they sound, assess how much you enjoy this sound.
In the zones of influence of the metal or water, that is, to the north, west and north-west, it is better to use metal pendants in the east and south-east - wooden, in the north-east and south-west - ceramic. According to Chinese tradition, the best sound set of seven, eight or nine suspensions. Hollow tubes direct the flow of qi energy up. To slow down the rapid flow of the movement of qi energy, his path will be placed suspension. In addition, they can be hung and where the flow of qi is changing direction. This will help smooth out sharp transitions. To create a favorable background use the protruding beams and overhanging ledges.
Moving structures, windmills, silk flags or pennants are used to improve the circulation of qi, do not give power to accumulate and stagnate in the corners of rooms. Watches also introduces an element of movement, but their choice should be guided primarily by considerations of personal experience and common sense. Moving objects can be placed wherever you would like to stimulate the energy of qi. For example, a mobile construction in the northeast corner of children's bedrooms will facilitate the circulation of energies associated with the knowledge and education.
Sounds can either reassure you or annoy. It depends on the nature of sound and the mood in the room. More sounds of shifting the balance towards Yang. Therefore, radio, included in the living room, enliven the room, if it seems too gloomy. Conversely, in the office and in a cozy bedroom, a loud sound unwelcoming, perhaps even irritating. Adjust the sound level in accordance with the purpose of the room and the needs of tenants. Here you can be guided only by common sense.
Since plants - creatures, they, like us, enjoy the energy of qi. But at the same time, the plants are the source of this energy, symbolizing life and refreshing atmosphere in the house. For plants necessarily need to take care, time watering them so they do not withered away, because then they will cease to be a source of qi. Flowering plants of its own color will help you to activate certain elements.
Plants can be used to stimulate the qi in the corners of rooms and to revive the space, which is not used. They are perfectly smooth sharp corners and reduce the negative impact of "hidden hands", especially if the pots with plants mask corners of bookshelves and office furniture. Plants with sharp leaves contain more energy and force Yang Qi to move faster. Plants with rounded leaves longer reflect the quality of Yin.
All the plants associated with the element of wood, so they should have: to reinforce the element of fire - in the southern parts of the room, to reinforce the element of earth - in the center, south-west and north-east. The best room for plants - a living room and dining room. In the kitchen and bedroom plants should be placed carefully. Cacti and other thorny plants can not be placed very close to people, especially in the south-west - in the area of human relationships. However, some authors recommend placing them on a windowsill as a kind of "physical protection" against thieves.
Artificial plants and flowers are less effective, but still can stimulate the movement of Qi, by keeping them clean and regularly washed the dust with a wet rag. Tracks from the dry plants, in principle, not affect the energy balance. If you have them, keep them in the least accessible places and change according to season.
Elements of water can be used indoors and outside it in the form of fountains, ponds, drinking fountains, aquariums. Arrange them in the north, east and south-east. As we have said, water symbolizes money. If your aquarium live goldfish - a sign of special good luck. The number of fish must be odd, and better, if one of them will be black, to absorb any negative energy.
To ensure good luck in financial affairs, the aquarium should be located in the southeastern corner of the room. Water in it should always be clean, oxygen-rich and constantly moving. Aquarium with stagnant water is unlikely to help your financial arrangements.
In the north room you can put a decorative bowl with water, for example, in the form of a turtle. It will emphasize a smooth and unimpeded nature of your journey through life. Encourage the appropriate sections in the house as possible with the help of pictures and photos of clean running water. Their well hang on the left of the door as the wishes of good luck.
Televisions, computers, CD players and other electrical elements may be Feng Shui living space. They can be put in certain places the room to activate the qi energy of the place. TV, located in the east room, will help create a positive mood and an optimistic outlook on life (although, depending on what program you prefer to watch).
Large and heavy objects symbolize stability, reliability and durability wherever necessary. Decorative boulders and sculptures can be used outside the home to create a calm, peaceful atmosphere, if the surrounding landscape seems to you too erratic or inconsistent. Large items should be placed in such a way that they do not block the movement of qi energy.
Symbols are used for the energy saturation of premises, they are especially good in the living room. You can choose whichever suits your character. For example, with red roses, you can create a romantic bath. Always choose characters that are special to you. Do not use the eastern symbolism, if these items do not fit into the interior or do not match your feelings. Also, remember that things foreign culture can resonate with aspects of your personal experience.
Symbols should be placed in the wrong place at home or room that you want to activate. For example, a picture with the beautiful scenery in the northern corner of the room creates the impression of a successful career as a vase of flowers on the north-west strengthen marital relationships. There are symbols that are closely associated with the elements of Feng Shui. They should be placed only in specific parts of the house. For example, bamboo, symbolizing the tree should be used where you want to emphasize the quality of this element, and metal bug will look good in the northern zone of living room (see "Symbols and Talismans").
Bamboo flute - a Chinese symbol that brings good fortune and protecting from evil. They can be used to dissipate the negative energy created by, for example, ceiling beams. Hang a pair of bamboo flutes in the beams at an angle of 30 degrees to the hole pointing down. If bamboo flute tie a red ribbon, it will bring more luck.
Paintings - especially powerful symbols. They should choose only guided by personal taste. In accordance with the principles of Feng Shui in the house they can take a very prominent position, or invisible altogether. If what is shown in the picture, due to the five elements and their symbols, then the picture should be placed in the appropriate place of this element. For example, the ideal place for painting, depicting a couple in love - the south-western side, which is linked to family relations. However, the painting, depicting a lone traveler, wandering on a deserted beach, there is unlikely to be appropriate.
Color can be used to stimulate and support, or in order to reduce the impact of a given element. In addition, it must be remembered that in the East and West colors cause different associations. In the East, red is considered auspicious, brings joy, especially in the New Year's Eve, the white color associated with mourning; yellow associated with longevity, the blue symbolizes the sky, and green - the growth and development. Think about how to relate these qualities in the pictures or characters that you decorate your home.