Are Religious Symbols in the Bedroom Bad Feng Shui?

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As a general feng shui guideline, it is best not to have the cross in the bedroom. Find a spot in the home that can serve as a prayer area, or a meditation space, or any other words we use for our spiritual practice of connecting to the divine. Stockbyte / Getty Images

Is it good feng shui or bad feng shui to have religious symbols in your bedroom?

A good feng shui bedroom promotes a harmonious flow of nourishing and sensual energy. Ideally, the principles of feng shui encourage that which contributes to a person's feeling of well-being. But in general, it would not be considered good feng shui to have religious symbols in the bedroom. 

This is not an easy question to answer other than during a feng shui consultation when the consultant is in the space and has a clear understanding of the energies of people and their home

Best Feng Shui for Bedrooms

There are a few features that all bedrooms with good feng shui have. First, good lighting is key, as is good air flow. Try to avoid aligning your bed directly with the bedroom door, keep clutter to a minimum, and don't have electronics like a television or a computer in there. To keep balance, have bedside tables on each side of the bed, and have a comfortable mattress with a strong headboard. 

And any art you're planning to display in your bedroom, religious or otherwise, should be chosen with care. Images can carry powerful energy that may disrupt the flow of chi.

The goal with feng shui in bedroom design is to create a space that lends itself well to rest, relaxation and sexual healing. The space should contribute to your overall feeling of well-being. 

Avoid the Number 3

Another note: the number 3 is not a good feng shui number for the bedroom. An ideal feng shui bedroom as a sensual and nourishing energy of love to support the personal growth of two people.

Number three in a love relationship can encourage the energy of trouble, so it is always wise to avoid prominent decor items in threes in your bedroom, be it three similar pieces of art, three similar statues of Buddha or three big identical vases.

When Religious Symbols Might Fit in a Bedroom

There are no hard and fast rules of feng shui, just guiding principles. In general, having religious symbols in the bedroom, such as a crucifix or Star of David, would seem to be inadvisable according to feng shui guidelines. They may introduce an entirely different kind of energy than the one needed for sleeping and relaxation. The cross, in particular, is a strong and potent spiritual symbol which has different associations or connections for different people.

But if the religious symbol in question gives you peace of mind, it would probably be OK to keep it in your bedroom. 

Keeping Religious Symbols Elsewhere in the Home

If you're conflicted about where to keep your religious symbols, you might be better off finding a spot in the home that can serve as a prayer area, or meditation space, or any other words we use to define the space for our spiritual practice of connecting to and honoring the divine.