by Rev. Vikki Anderson, An Advanced Certified Feng Shui Practitioner
Bathrooms are very important in Feng Shui since they hold the largest drains in the home. Money is represented by water whether it is a stream on your property, a leak in your pipes, a fish aquarium or a running fountain. Water running down the drain means that money is draining out of your life or being flushed down the toilet. That does not sound like a good prospect for the financially savvy person.
So men, close the lid to the toilet seat. The intent is to keep the energy/money in the home, not losing it by letting the water run down the drain.
Keep shower curtains/doors closed at all times.
Place a bagua (eight sided mirror) outside of the bathroom door. It could be placed above the trim of the door or on the door if it is secured.
A large beveled mirror can also be hung on the outside of the bathroom door reflecting the energy (chi) back your living space or office and in many instances, it gives the appearance of a larger more continuous space.
Another wonderful Feng Shui cure is to put a 60 mm round leaded crystal on the ceiling between the bathroom door and the toilet. The intent is to deflect the energy from running down the sink or toilet and bouncing it back into the home.
A simple cure would be to keep the door closed at all times; however, it might be difficult to know when someone is using it.
Depending upon which gua your bathroom resides in, you may wish to use the colors of the specific area to amplify the positive effects of the bagua area.
Keep items in the area color coordinated with the area of the bagua. For instance, if your bathroom is in your fame area, (the red colored and triangle shaped areas), you may wish to have red towels and coordinate it with red items with points such as gnomes with their red hats, red stars, red butterflies and how about a pointed leaf pattern on your shower glass door or a stained glass snowflake? You can use this method for all the nine areas of the bagua. You may also wish to keep red candles in this area since the element that governs this area is fire.
Do yourself a favor and get rid of old or mismatched bathroom towels and face cloths and have a unified look in your bathroom.
With these simple cures, you can be assured that your finances will be more secure and more prosperous opportunities will be available for you.
For a private Feng Shui consultation, call Vikki at 973-492-3110 or email her at Starscape50@optonline.net or visit her website at http://www.fengshuimoon.com. Do not reprint all or part of this article without using author’s full name or web site url. Copyright 2008-2010 with upcoming book entitled, “Feng Shui This!”