If you want to find ways to invite a little (or a LOT) prosperity in your life this year, the Chinese art of feng shui can help you do just that. Developed more than 3,000 years ago, the art and science of feng shui was designed to help balance energies or “chi” (circulating life energy) within a space to help promote harmony, good health, and fortune. It can help people improve certain aspects of their life like love, health, and wealth.
So if one of your goals this new year is to attract money into your life, here are a couple of simple things you can do in your home to invite wealth in, according to feng shui experts.
9. Get a wealth vase
The feng shui wealth vase is basically a magnet for wealth. It is said to attract and strengthen the flow of wealth energy in your home. Wealth vases are traditionally made from Tibetan Buddhist temples, although there are many places where you can get one of these now. Just be sure to ideally choose an oriental-looking one. Although there are specific things you can do to make your own wealth vase, the general idea is to fill it with significant and prosperity-inviting things, as well as make it with your own clear intention to wish for wealth. You are also meant keep it out of sight. Read here for more specific instructions on how to make your own wealth vase.
8. Invest in a fish aquarium
Water, specifically aquariums, are auspicious in feng shui. They are said to bring a harmonious combination of wealth-attracting factors. Aside from being beautiful, when taken care of properly, aquariums are said to amplify energy in any space and therefore attract more abundance and wealth chi.
7. Check your home for broken things
Any broken thing inside the home is an energy vampire. It will suck the good energy out of your home! So if you want to create a good positive energy in your living space, be sure to start by scanning your home for any broken stuff and taking care of those either by replacing or fixing them. Anything related to plumbing, most especially, should be kept in good shape. Otherwise, you might experience a “financial clog”.
6. Get Chinese coins
Consider it a lucky charm, but other than for protection and good luck, you can also get those brass Chinese coins for attracting money. You can display these in your home by either hanging them on the wall, framing it, or by simply placing it on any surface. You can even just hide it out of plain sight, so long as you can still see it. Just make sure the yang side, the side with the four characters, are facing up. Another popular way to keep these coins is to carry them in your wallet or pocket, usually in three coins tied with a red ribbon.
5. Create a good working space
Your work desk, whether at home or at the office, should never be facing a wall as this creates a sort of block that puts a limit on creative flow and opportunities. If this is the case, re-arrange your desk so that it is facing space or a window with a view where you can feel a better flow of energy. Placing chairs in front of your desk for visitors is also recommended to help attract prosperity.
4. Place citrine crystals on your windowsill
Citrine is the “stone of light and happiness.” It is also said to foster the energy of wealth and abundance, so therefore having one and placing it on your windowsill can help attract the flow of money energy into your home.
3. Decorate your home with plants
Plants are sensitive to energy, and are therefore indicative of the energy flowing in your home. When your plants are lush and blooming, it is a good sign that the energy in your home is alive and abundant. But if your plants are browning, sagging, or dying, it is a tell-tale sign that the energy in your home is low and stagnant. Keep plants around, and make sure they are well taken care of and thrive so that good energy is also invited into your home.
2. Create an abundant front door
Your front door is the first access into your home, so you want to make sure that it is in a good and bright spot. The idea is that you want money to flow effortlessly into your front door, so you want the path to your door unblocked. Make sure the space is welcoming and abundant, and that the door is working properly and doesn’t jam. You can even decorate it with plants or wreaths.
1. Add a fountain
Adding a fountain into your home is said to help attract prosperity into your life, as water fountains are a major symbol of wealth in feng shui. It is recommended to be placed at your home’s exterior, in the direction of the Southwest or East. Once you set up the fountain, make sure the water is flowing and put 27 coins in it to help activate the water energy, with the help of the metal element of the coins.
Although these feng shui tips are said to help attract money and abundance into your life, it is good to keep in mind that these are only meant to help clear energies in your home and give you support to achieve prosperity. At the end of the day, feng shui will not bring you wealth if you do not work for it. Good luck!
Have you tried any of these feng shui tips before? How did it work for you? Tell us in the comments!