Feng shui practitioners know all about applying this ancient Chinese discipline to improve the energy flow in home and office spaces and in the landscape. But they may not know that feng shui principles can be applied to any space in which you spend time.
Yes, you can even feng shui your car. Feng shui is all about creating good energy, so any space in which you spend time is a place appropriate for feng shui practice.
If you spend quite a bit of time driving, then applying good feng shui in your car should be a priority. The basics of car feng shui are the same as the basics of home feng shui. Let's go through them one by one as they apply to your car.
Clean and Free of Clutter
Keeping your car free of clutter will keep your own energy uncluttered, so to speak. Be sure to regularly clean the cabin of your car, as well as the trunk space. The fact that the clutter might be invisible does not mean that it does not influence you. If you keep your car and every area inside it clean and clutter free, good feng shui is almost guaranteed.
Clean, Fresh Air
The air in the car's cabin—especially in a new car—can contain a notable level of chemical pollutants. If you drive for just a bit, this should not be a problem, but if you drive for extended periods of time, be sure to keep the air fresh and clean.
If weather permits, open the windows often; if not, use a simple car aromatherapy diffuser.
You can choose different essential oils for different moods: peppermint and lemongrass will be highly energizing and help you maintain a clear focus while driving, while lavender or sweet orange will be soothing and calming.
Feel-Good Energy Enhancers
A variety of objects can improve the energy within your car.
This can include anything from favorite colors and sentimental items to rock crystals and images. Please note that practicing good feng shui does not mean hanging knick-knacks from the car's rearview mirror, as you sometimes see. Such practice is actually bad feng shui, as it distracts your attention away from focusing on the driving.
Feng shui always works best when applied in a subtle way. For example you can place hematite or several clear quartz rock crystals in your glove compartment rather than placing crystals on the dashboard or hanging them from the mirror.
And of course, having good music to play is another feel good instant energy boost.
Best Colors for Your Car
As far as which car colors are best feng shui, it is best to be guided by your feelings. For example, if you love the color white, then a white car is good feng shui for you. You can also define your best colors by determining your birth element and choosing colors that are appropriate for your element.
Also keep in mind the condition of your garage or parking area. The area in which your car is stored will also affect the energy of the car itself, so it's a good idea to also practice good feng shui in your garage or car port.
One last word on cars and feng shui. When parking the car, it is always best to park it facing away from home. The explanation for this is easy: a car facing you/your home can create an energy that is slightly attacking (Sha Chi), which is best to avoid.