September 6, 2016

The symbolism of mirrors in feng shui

In feng shui, mirrors occupy an important place, because they are unlikely vehicle of positive, chi, energy. For mirrors, depending on the shape and size, we can say that they can slow down or speed up the movement of positive energy mix through the home, depending on what problem we want to correct.

If the mirrors are hard with a nice flat surface, they enable quick flow of energy, while the mirrors with convex surfaces scattering chi energy in different directions.

In addition to mirrors, in the regulation of reduced or accelerated chi energy in the home, it can be take advantage of shiny objects (door handles, shiny metal containers, ornaments, paintings in a glass frame). According to feng shui rules, glittering details on the door are mostly effective in eliminating negative chi energy than mirrors.

Types of mirrors according to feng shui

For the balancing chi energy, feng shui uses two types of mirrors:

- Flat - Concave- Bulging - convex
The flat mirrors are tasked to direct the chi energy in a particular direction. Convex mirrors have a different task - to direct the energy in several different directions.

The flat mirrors are tasked to direct the chi energy in a particular direction. Convex mirrors have a different task - to direct the energy in several different directions.

According to the geometrical shape, the mirrors can be round, rectangular, square, diamond. 

Round mirrors are usually convex, and are used to direct energy in several directions.

Rectangular mirrors are usually flat and direct energy in a particular direction.

Square mirrors are stable, and have a task to retain chi energy.

8 Rules for the correct use of mirrors in feng shui

1. Hallways

If you want to place mirrors in the hallway, pay attention to the length and width of your hallway in the home. If you have narrow hallways, place mirrors on the both sides of the hallways, so that the energy can flow from one to the other wall. If the hallway is dark, with no light and with the curves, set the convex mirror on the curve, so that the energy and the light can refused and directed towards the interior of the hall.

2.  Small rooms

To make a small room look bigger, set a big and flat mirror.

3. Stairs

If the front door located beside the stairs, put the convex mirror to channeled chi energy to the interior of the house.

4. The size of the mirror

The rule for choosing mirrors to the feng shui is clear - to select a sufficiently large mirror in which you see your head as a whole, or if you have a vertical mirror, you could see yourself whole. Do not place the mirrors in position which will cut forehead or chin, as this interrupt influx of chi energy.

5.  Bedrooms

Feng shui recommends that you do not put mirrors in the bedroom, even the smallest one. Some experts believe that the mirror is acceptable in a children's room, but all agree that they should be avoided in the bedroom. For the mirrors are said to reflect the aggressive energy into the bedroom, disturbing the harmony between persons; also mirrors in bedroom could cause bad luck in love for a person who is not married. 

Dressing table with mirror should not be facing the bed. If you have a dressing table with a mirror that you want to keep in the bedroom, try to place it so that the mirror is viewed from the bed, not to the bed.

6. The position of the mirror

Never place mirrors in vertical layers, because it will only hold chi energy.

7. Windows

Do not place a mirror on the window frame, because it interferes with the circulation of energy through the window.  Do not place mirrors opposite the window, not even the door, because it will reject chi energy that enters the room.

8. Clean the mirrors

Always clean and maintain the surface of mirror shiny. In the event that it breaks or is damaged, be sure to replace it.