Bedroom feng shui basics

As most of us spend a third of our lives in the bedroom, it’s worth getting it right. Why not start with these feng shui basics?

Ideally, your bed should be positioned diagonally from the door, against a solid wall. Placing beds directly under windows is not generally recommended, but if it’s unavoidable, be sure to draw the curtains or blind at night. Facing ensuite doors should also be avoided, as the watery energy may adversely affect your health.

Try not to position your bed directly under a beam; when running across your body they can affect your health (for example, across the stomach may bring digestive problems), while lengthways can cause rifts in relationships.

Feng shui looks at the total environment, so electromagnetic fields should be assessed (if possible, with a Gauss meter). Spending time in high fields can disturb sleep and play havoc with your health, so move chargers and modems, and check that you’re not sleeping near a meter box.

Feng shui for romance

Colour can affect us in powerful ways, especially on a primal level. Transform your bedroom from bland to boudoir with a good splash of red, and while you’re at it, ditch the white sheets. Shades of red, ranging from deep pink to burgundy, represent passion and arousal, while white symbolises purity and innocence. Enough said.

Smells can awaken our deeper senses in an instant, so pop an oil burner near your bed, make up a massage oil or try a few drops to the bath. Ylang ylang’s exotic qualities work as an aphrodisiac for many people, while oils like Cedarwood, Jasmine, Neroli, Patchouli, Pine, Rose and Sandalwood can also increase desire.

Activate your love sector, located in the south west part of your bedroom, with crystals, candles, romantic images or flowers (fresh or silk). When possible, place objects in pairs and display images that conjure feelings of romance. Save photos of your little darlings for the living room and make your bedroom an ‘adults only’ space.

Email jennyblume@iprimus.com.au or call 0411 631940 if you’re interested in a consultation. Sweet dreams!

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Feng shui compass sectors

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Want to try some DIY feng shui? I’ve draw up a simple feng shui compass sector chart (known as a Sheng cycle), to get you started.

Feng shui works on many levels – from simple to super-complex – but the principles are generally the same. Certain sectors rule particular areas of life (you may need a compass to work them out) … if family relationships have been rocky of late, try sprucing up your EASTERN sector, starting with a thorough clean and declutter, then boost the energy with plants or flowers. Lucky bamboo is also suitable here, along with timber, the colour green and happy family snapshots.

If you’d like to book a space clearing or professional feng shui consultation email jennyblume@iprimus.com.au for a free quote.

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What is space clearing?

‘Space clearing’ can be likened to spring cleaning your home on an unseen, energetic level. As negative vibes – from previous occupants, arguments or illnesses – are cleared, you should feel a fresh sense of energy and enthusiasm. After a clearing, objects may seem to sparkle or colours will appear to be brighter. Best of all, this energetic lift should reflect onto you and your family.

When are space clearings beneficial?
After moving into a new home
When you feel ‘stuck’ or need a lift
If the atmosphere doesn’t feel right
When the feel of past occupants is strong
After a death or run of illness
If nightmares are getting you down

What’s involved?
Space Clearing involves some preparation both at your end and mine, with the actual clearing taking roughly 2 hours. Before any space clearing, a thorough clearout is recommended. Hanging onto clutter  can not only trap you in the past, it can block fresh opportunities from entering your life. Various rituals and procedures are involved, including a protective four corner blessing.
Jenny conducts seminars, space clearings and feng shui consultations in the Sydney and Gold Coast areas.

Photo: Thanks to Nikki Yazxhi

For bookings email jennyblume@iprimus.com.au or phone 0411 631 940.

Woman’s Day Space Clearing story – 2012