Are there Any Restrictions to the Feng Shui Use of Candles?

Understand how to use candles for best feng shui

feng shui use of candles
Being a Fire feng shui element, candles invoke the energy of purification and inspiration, they warm up the energy and help release daily stress. Matthew Wakem/Getty Images

Are there specific feng shui guidelines for the use of candles? Yes, of course. Many modern decor items have specific guidelines for their use as feng shui cures, and candles are no exception! In fact, candles can become a very powerful feng shui cure if you know how to use them.

To start with, candles are the strongest expression of the feng shui element of Fire in your space (unless you have a fireplace, of course!). Being that powerful, there are specific feng shui guidelines that are good to follow when you want to create good energy of your home.

As an expression of the Fire feng shui element, candles invoke the energy of purification and inspiration, they warm up the energy and help release daily stress. Candles also bring a creative and vibrant quality of energy to any space, as well as fill it with passion for the sacredness of life. 

If there is one space in your home that should not be without candles, it is definitely your bedroom! Modern bedrooms are sorely missing the vital quality of sacred passion, and burning candles - good quality candles - can help ignite this energy. As well as purify and warm up the space, of course!

Going deeper with the feng shui guidelines, candles are much welcomed in certain areas, and best used with caution in other areas of your home. How would you know where to use them freely and where to limit your love for candles to just one or two small ones?

Defining the bagua of your home will help you with the best feng shui use of any cures, including candles. The bagua is not hard to define, and it is your roadmap to creating good feng shui in your home.

Candles are best used in the feng shui areas of South, Southwest, Northeast and the Center of your home. When using candles as feng shui cures, be mindful about their colors, as well as the color of the candleholder (if you are using tealight candles).

Why do you need to do that? Because being a strong expression of the Fire feng shui element, your candles are best placed in the bagua areas that thrive on the fiery energy of candles. This will keep the energy in your home harmonious and healthy.

As far as their use in specific rooms in your home, along with the bedroom, candles are also excellent to use in the bathroom, as well as the living room.

Another important aspect of the use of candles at home is the health aspect as relating to the quality of indoor air. There is quite a bit of research showing that the soot from a paraffin candle contains many of the same toxins that are produced by burning diesel fuel. So, it is worth investing in natural candles, such as beeswax or soy, unless you use the paraffin candles in an area that has excellent ventilation.

Do your own research and go for the best quality candles you can afford; at least for your bedroom!

Burning a high quality candle in your bedroom for about 15 min before going to sleep can considerably shift the energy and contribute to a much better sleep.