Growing up in Asian culture, I have never been unfamiliar with Feng Shui and Feng Shui crystals. I remember when I was 6 years old and my family was moving to a new house, a Feng Shui consultant was invited and gave suggestions about how to place everything in the house. My parents followed these rules and advice precisely. But I have always been curious, and doubtful, about this ancient philosophic system and how it actually works.
If you have gone through my beginner’s guide of healing crystals, you may remember that we have 7 chakras in our body that altogether perform as an energy field. Our home is just like our body, it also has chakras with different functionalities. In Feng Shui, that’s called the 5 elements: fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Each one of them plays an important part of the overall balance of our family. So what exactly is Feng Shui and how can we use it to create a more energetic home which attracts positivity?
Here in this post, we are going to break down the basic principals of placing crystals in your home, which, will not only make your place a joy to live in, but also enhance the luck and health of the entire family.
What is Feng Shui?
In Chinese, Feng Shui means “wind and water”. It represents the connection between human and the environment he lives in. The Feng Shui concept is all about optimizing the surroundings to bring luck to people. Most Chinese have a strong belief in Feng Shui. Even for the younger generations who don’t share the concept would still make adjustment accordingly when it comes to building a house or moving into new offices.
In Feng Shui, the key element is called Qi ( or Ch’i) which means “air” in Chinese. It represents the energy of a home or a human body. When our Qi flows and gathers in a right way, we will be strong and healthy. When the flow is interrupted, our luck and well-being will be affected. The purpose of Feng Shui, according to Janie Samson, is the “art of placement” that enables you to tap the beneficial energy to the maximum. By simply changing the place of putting things and furniture, or by placing a certain kind of healing crystals in the house, you can bring good luck into your life.
Which Feng Shui Crystals to Use?
In tradition Feng Shui theory, crystals are categorized in colors. And each color represents different energetic properties that will strengthen or balance the Qi of the family. If you are trying to decide which stone is best for you personally, go check our beginner’s crystal guide.
White/Clear Crystals: the Vacuum cleaner
Example: Clear Quartz, Stalactite
White crystals are super powerful in attracting energies. It’s no difference in the Feng Shui theory. White or clear crystals like quartz are like a super strong vacuum cleaner, it attracts negative or harmful energies and keeps our home a peaceful and calm place to live in.
Stalactite exists mostly in caves but can also be used at home to cleanse negative energies ( image from The Stripe)
Yellow Crystals: Wealth booster
Wealth and fortune is always a major topic in Feng Shui. Yellow Crystals are considered to be the symbol of money and wealth. With proper placement, they will help to boost your luck and career and eventually give impetus to a financial success.
Citrine is one of the most powerful stones of wealth and abundance (image from EnergyMuse)
Red crystals: the Red Bull
Example: Red Garnet, pink tourmaline
Red is always the color of passion and fire. So as red crystals. Putting red crystals in your home will drive more passion to your relationship with families or your other half. It also works for those who are always feeling tired or stuck at some point in life and simply need a boost.
Violet/ Purple Crystals: The Amplifier
Purple Crystal represents balance and wisdom in Feng Shui. It will enhance everything mental or spiritual like memory, wisdom, and intelligence. Therefore, it is one of the most popular Feng Shui crystals in China.
How to place your Feng Shui crystals?
Choosing the right crystals may be important, but knowing where and how to place them is essential. In Feng Shui theory, healing crystals will only work when they are placed correctly. With wrong placement, they might block the flow of Qi, create a negative energy field and lead to negative results. So how to place your babies in the house? With the following 4 tips, you are good to go.
1. Declutter your home
Yes, the first principle is not even about where or what. Imagine your house or office like a giant energy field. The electricity of human bodies and crystals are constantly flowing in patterns. If your house is a mess, the clutter will cut off the energy flow and make your house like a chaotic playground for energies. So before even start to pick a crystal for your house, make sure it’s all cleaned and tidied up.
2. Identified the energy map of your house
Here in the graph is a Bagua Map in Feng Shui which indicates the location of the energy properties.
For example, if you would like to bring more passion to your marriage, putting the red crystals in the south-west corner of your house or bedroom may be a good choice.
But these are basic directions. In traditional Feng Shui theory, other positions are also important. For example, the Wenchang corner stands for academic success and the Tianyi corner represents healing from severe diseases and the way to identify the corners are way more tricky than just using a compass.
Download our FREE Feng Shui Crystal cheat sheet now to know where exactly to put different kinds of crystals for different purposes.
3. Get the right size of crystals
Compared to our body, home or office is usually a larger space to fill. So when it comes to interior decoration, bigger pieces of crystals are a more popular choice. But the size really depends on the area also. If you live in a small apartment, you may not need a giant amethyst geode for it might be too strong.
4. Be super cautious about putting crystals in your bedroom
Usually, the bedroom is a place where we relax and sleep. But our mind doesn’t stop working totally when we sleep. Instead, our subconscious mind takes over and help to heal and grow mentally. Putting small pieces of crystals can help to accelerate this process. However, if the power of Feng Shui crystals is too strong( for example, putting a large piece of red garnet or amethyst on the nightstand), it may affect your sleeping by keeping your subconscious mind too active. The right way to do it is to choose a small piece of crystal for your bedroom and cleanse it regularly.
Using crystals in your home correctly will not only enhance the overall style but will also bring you unbelievable progress in your business, enhance the health of your family and bring you even closer together. Make sure to choose crystals and place them wisely. Found out exactly how by downloading our Feng Shui Crystals Cheat Sheet now.