Called the aspirin of feng shui, mirrors are one of the most popular (and powerful!) feng shui cures. Used as an expression of the Water feng shui element, the right placement of mirrors can bring beneficial energy to specific areas of your home or office.
Because mirrors bring the energy of the water feng shui element, they are used as effective cures in the bagua areas that benefit the most from this feng shui element. This means that you can freely use mirrors in the East/Health, Southeast/Money and North/Career bagua areas of your space.
The next powerful feng shui use of mirrors is to draw a beneficial quality of energy (called Sheng Chi in feng shui) into any home or office. For example, a mirror placed in a way that reflects a beautiful view from the garden will draw this good feng shui energy into your space.
Mirrors are also used to expand a space and create more light, of course!
Also, because mirrors are the perfect representation of the water feng shui element, they always bring the energy of refreshment and calm into any space. So, if you find the energy in your home too busy, chaotic or hectic, placing several mirrors—with good feng shui in mind, of course!- will calm and refresh the energy of your home.
In other words, if you live or work in a highly stressful environment, a strategic feng shui placement of mirrors will sure calm its energy. Notice we say strategic because you can also create havoc with the bad feng shui placement of mirrors.
When it comes to the feng shui of mirrors, it is always good to know what you are doing and decorate wisely.
There are 3 types of mirrors used feng shui:
- Typical mirrors defined by shape (oval, round, square) and frame materials (wood, metal, etc.) For example, a round mirror in a gold leaf frame can be a beautiful feng shui wealth and abundance cure and work very well in the feng shui money area of your home or office.
- Concave mirrors. In feng shui, the concave bagua mirrors are mostly used outside; the mirrors produce an upside-down, condensed reflection.
- Convex mirrors have protective qualities, serving as a watchful eye. Mostly used outside in feng shui, although can be used inside, too, especially if nicely framed. The bagua mirror is a special type of feng shui cure that should never be used inside a home.
Best feng shui areas to have a mirror are:
Feng shui areas to avoid placing a big mirror are:
It is also not good feng shui to place your mirrors so that they directly reflect each other. This creates a very active, as well as weakening type of energy that is not promoting good feng shui in your home.
If you have little ones at home, try to have at least one full-length mirror where that they can see themselves fully (rather than have mirrors where they see just the chopped image of themselves). This will contribute to higher self-esteem, as well as a stronger sense of inner security. It is bad feng shui to keep a mirror that is chipped or broken.
In feng shui, mirrors are considered very powerful, so use them around your home wisely.