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 strong negative effects in one home while being quite manageable in another home. Let's look at what makes a staircase in the center of a home bad feng shui and how to neutralize its effects.
In feng shui, the center of any space is considered to contain the heart of the space, also called the yin yang point. Energy-wise, it is kind of like a command central - all other areas of your home are depending on it and are looking to it for energy nourishment and recharge.
But first, do you know how to find the center of your home or office? This might sound like a simple question, but if your floor plan has an irregular shape - and many floor plans sure do! - then watch this short video, it will help you:
The overall energy of the staircase is the energy of up and down motion and continuous movement. The quality of this constant movement is determined by many details such as the staircase materials, colors, design, incoming light, etc.
For example, a circular "screwdriver" design staircase made from metal in the center of a home or office will definitely have worse effect on the overall energy of the space than a typical staircase with wood risers and good, solid railing.
There are also many elements in the house itself that determine the specific effect of a staircase in the center of a home. A big, spacious home with a good flow of Chi, a well designed kitchen and bedroom, tons of light and fresh air, as well as a strong energy Wealth area will be less affected by the negative energy of the center staircase than a small home with a stuck flow of Chi, a poorly designed kitchen, and an energetically disturbed bedroom.
As the heart of the home - just like the heart in your own body - is thriving on openness, calm, strength and peace, the continuous drilling motion of the staircase is disturbing the stability and joy necessary for good feng shui in the center of the home.
More often than not, houses with a staircase in the center will attract, or create, the pattern of constant struggle in the lives of people who live there - either emotional or financial struggle. A center staircase will also tend to create the energy of instability and worries and fears. Sometimes this can lead to actual complications with the physical heart.
What is important to understand is that each house is unique, just like each person is unique, and the issues I am discussing with you may or may not apply to your house (if you happen to have a staircase in the center). It is also important to know that there are no mistakes and we always attract the houses that show us where we need to do most work - this way houses can definitely be very strict and even frustrating teachers, just like all the major relationships in your life.
Ok, so without me going on an on about the negative effects of a staircase in the center of a home (or office), let's see how you can remedy this situation if you happen to live in a space with a center staircase. Here are the 3 steps to help remedy the bad feng shui of a staircase in the center of your home or business space.
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