If you feel like your house can benefit from additional protection, feng shui might be able to help. Not all feng shui cures have an exotic, oriental look, so most of the time you can choose a cure that looks appropriate for your taste, as well as the period style of your home. Cures can range from treatments at your front door, the design of your garden, the addition of a water feature, and so much more.
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Strong Front Door
Best protection starts with prevention, this is where a strong, solid and balanced front door is very important for the energy health of your home. Keep your door unobstructed, maintain it well, and consider some color and material choices that might be best suited for the feng shui of your home. A strong feng shui front door can transform energy flow through your home into a strong and powerful one.
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Solid House Backing
Everybody does better with good, strong support. "I have your back" is one of the nicest things to hear, isn't it? Just like you need to have your back covered, the same can apply to your house. Living in a house with strong backing makes you feel stronger and supported, that is for sure. Find out what it means to have good and solid feng shui backing with additions like a vertical wall garden, tall, backlighting, and rear garden with good feng shui guiding principles applied.
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Smart Feng Shui Garden Design
A good feng shui garden is more than just a beautiful, relaxing space. The smart use of feng shui principles in your garden will create strong protective energy for your house, nourishing it with vibrant energy and cocooning it in sweet protection. Learn more about water features, rock formations, and the placement of chimes in your relaxing green space.
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Cures for Bad Neighbors' Energy
If you find yourself in a challenging situation where there is constant low energy reaching your house from your unsettling neighbors, there are several feng shui cures for handling this type of energy. Think high fencing, reflective surfaces, and a rock garden.Continue to 5 of 25 below.
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Tortoise As Protection Cure
The turtle or tortoise is a classical feng shui cure for strength and protection. If you like the energy of the turtle, there are numerous ways you can benefit from it in your home or garden. Depending on what you need, you might want to have symbols of the tortoise located at the back of the house or placed in an area of the house where you feel you need more protection.
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Uplifting, Happy Energy
The stronger and happier the energy in your home, the less power any negative energy will have on your house. Cultivating happy energy in your home might be your best protection cure. Understand your home, figure out what areas are lacking happiness and joy, and accept that you can change things and make it better.
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The Dragon Symbol
The feng shui dragon is a powerful and auspicious traditional feng shui cure and an excellent feng shui symbol of strong yang or male energy. Adding a dragon in the bedroom, office, or kitchen has some symbolic meanings that can bring you marital bliss, prosperity, and good fortune along with protection.
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Crystals and Stones
Natural stones and crystals can help with so many feng shui tasks, not the least of them being protection. Explore the different properties of various crystals and stones and choose the ones that are right for you and your home—to start, take a look at rose quartz, clear crystals, hematite, citrine—the possibilities and energy healing combinations are endless.Continue to 9 of 25 below.
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The Bagua Mirror
One of the most popular, or well-known feng shui protection cures—the famed bagua mirror—is one to use with caution. Learn all about the bagua mirror and see which one you should use (if you decide you need one). The main thing to remember with a bagua mirror is that it should never be used indoors.
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Tall Wind Chime
A high quality, tall metal wind chime can provide strength and protection for your home, especially if placed in the right bagua area of your house (one that is nurtured by the metal feng shui element). Ideally, you want to place the wind chime outside, not inside your home.
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You must have seen the fu dogs, or imperial guardian lions at the entrance of many Asian businesses—whether it is at a bank building or a travel office. Usually displayed as a couple, fu dogs are believed to bring strong protection and blessings of wealth. If you like their energy and feel that they will go well with your home, you can display the fu dogs close to your front door (they do not have to be big to work).
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The feng shui applications of elephant symbol energy are many—from protection to wisdom to fertility. If the energy of the elephant symbol speaks to you, consider using this beautiful and strong protection feng shui cure in your home.Continue to 13 of 25 below.
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In most cultures, it is considered auspicious to have a water feature close to the house. Water brings the energy of renewal, fertility, abundance; it clears and purifies all low energy. Water also protects from bad energies; you might have heard the expression "bad spirits cannot cross water," which has quite a bit of truth in it.
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While there are many different Buddha statues and Buddha mudra hand gestures you can choose from to bring good energy into your home, the most effective feng shui cure for protection is the "no fear" or abhaya Buddha mudra. If you can find a big enough statue for the front garden of your home, or anywhere near the main entrance, this will certainly create strong protective energy.
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The Right Front Door Color
The right feng shui choice of a front door color will bring strong energy to your whole house, while the wrong choice will weaken the energy. To find the best color and material choice for your front door, you need to know its facing direction. Each direction has different recommendations for a strong front door.
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Mystic Knot Design
The mystic knot is one of the most often used symbols in feng shui. Being a combination of six times the infinity symbol, this feng shui knot symbolizes a long and happy life full of good fortune. It is also a powerful feng shui protection symbol.Continue to 17 of 25 below.
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Bright Lights on Your House Numbers
Having intelligent lighting outside your house is not only a beautifying feature; it is also a strong feng shui house protection cure. It is important to have your house numbers well placed and well lit.
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Sphere Shaped Objects
The most common use of the feng shui protection power of a sphere is the witch's ball that you can see in many gardens. The sphere shape can also be subtly incorporated in many modern house exteriors. A sphere with a reflective shape is the best cure, as it reflects any potentially negative energy.
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Protecting Power of the Color Red
The color red is the auspicious representation of the fire element, which is the energy of the sun and life. Smart use of red accessories in your home will bring joy, strength, and protection.
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Chi Lin or the Dragon Horse
Chi Lin is a mythical Chinese creature with the head of a dragon, the body of a horse, and the scales of a carp fish. Also called the dragon horse, or the Chinese unicorn, Chi Lin brings strong, protective feng shui energy with blessings of good health and prosperity. Whether you use it as a small figurine or wear it on your key chain, Chi Lin is very loyal to its owner and protects the house from evil spirits.Continue to 21 of 25 below.
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Dzi Beads Design
The image of the eye has always been a very powerful symbol in all ancient cultures. The eye is vigilant, all-seeing and protective, thus the wearer of jewelry with the eye design is somewhat protected by its vigilance. The same principle applies to a house, incorporating (in a subtle way) this design in your house exterior is considered to bring protection from malevolent energies.
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The Yin Yang Symbol
The yin yang symbol has a very complex, ancient energy that has multiple uses. One of the feng shui uses of the yin yang symbol is for harmony and house protection. Also, think about what it represents—balance. Balance items in your home that will promote good energy flow.
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Strong Center of the Home
The center of your home is very important for keeping the overall energy in your home strong, happy, and protected. Think of the center of your home like the beating heart of your house, nourish it and it will nourish the house with good energy.
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Pi Yao or the winged lion is one of the most protective feng shui cures with double duty—it is used for protection, as well as to attract wealth. You can use this symbol like you would a set of fu dogs or Chi Lin.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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Your Chinese Zodiac Sign
Using the imagery of your Chinese zodiac sign is believed to make your energy, as well as the energy of your house stronger and more protective.
These cures are just one way to protect yourself, another way is to learn more about the feng shui discipline and dissuade yourself from common myths that are incorrect about feng shui.