Feng Shui of Staircases in Your House

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    Tthe Feng Shui of Stairs in Your House

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    A staircase -- no matter in a home or in an office -- has a bit of a challenging feng shui reputation. Why would staircases be considered bad feng shui? Well, in simple terms, a  staircase has the energy of constant up and down movement, so it usually creates an unsettling quality of energy.

    However, this is a very general statement, because there are sure better and worse feng shui staircases, all depending on their design, materials, as well as specific location within the feng shui energy map...MORE (called bagua) of your home or office. If you are worried about the possible bad feng shui of your particular staircase, It is important to know that you can always apply good feng shui tips and balance the energy of a staircase. 

    Here are the worst feng shui locations for a staircase, as well as some practical feng shui tips to help create better energy. 

     

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    Feng Shui of Staircase Location and Design

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    Staircases have a challenging "status" in feng shui. Almost as bad as the bathroom, but not quite as bad. To understand the feng shui essence of this challenging reputation, try to feel the energy of a staircase by spending a bit of time close to it. Be completely still and try to sense its energy. You will feel a unsettling quality of energy, a constant up-and-down movement that varies a bit depending on the staircase design and location. This is not to say that staircases are ... Read...MORE more

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    Feng Shui of A Staircase in the Center of Home or Office

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    A staircase in the center of a home or office is not ideal feng shui. The negative effects of a center staircase are stronger in a home than in a business space. However, as always with feng shui applications, there are many details to take into consideration, and a center staircase is no exception. Having a staircase in the center can have very ... Read more

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    3 Feng Shui Tips for A Staircase in the Center of Home

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    If you have a staircase in the center of your home or office - no matter the design, materials and colors - you might want to look into applying specific feng shui cures in order to balance its energy. As a general rule, a staircase in the center is not good feng shui and needs a bit of care and attention. When working on creating good feng shui in your home, always choose cures that work with your home decor, cures that make sense both visually and logically (yes, feng shui can be very...MORE logical!) Do not go for feng  shui cures you do ... Read more 

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    Feng Shui Tips for A Staircase Facing the Front Door

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    The main door is called "The Mouth of Chi" in feng shui, as this is how the house absorbs its much needed Chi, or energy nourishment. When a staircase is facing the main door directly, the feng shui energy rushes up quickly to either the lower, or the higher floor, thus leaving the main floor without feng shui energy nourishment. However, this is a very ... Read more

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    How To Improve the Feng Shui Energy of A Staircase

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     A staircase in itself is not bad feng shui. You have to have a staircase in a house with several levels, don't you? The feng shui concern with staircases is that a staircase typically creates a quality of energy that is unsettling. Depending on the energy flow of a specific home -- as determined by its floor plan -- this unsettling energy easily spreads out throughout the house. When trying to access the feng shui of a specific staircase, look at two factors ... Read more