Mirrors are a very common Feng Shui setting and are used for many purposes. On the normal level, mirrors can make your home brighter and more spacious. Both improve the overall energy of your home. Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a small, dimly lit room and then in a large, bright room. Can you feel the difference?
Using mirrors or other small objects to regulate the flow of qi or energy in a room is known as the “partial addition method” or Xie Zi Fa in Chinese. When using the partial addition method, it is important that you also consider your goals. If you decide to add a mirror to your home as a feng shui feature, take a moment to connect with your intention and feel why you are adding a mirror to a particular area.
Because mirrors are reflective, they can be strategically placed to invite certain energies into a space. You can use mirrors to reflect and double what you want to amplify. For example, if you place a mirror in your office to reflect the trees outward, you are inviting the energy of the wood into your work. It represents the growth and expansion of your profession.
A popular feng shui setting is to mirror the burners of your hearth with a mirror. Your stove represents wealth. So if you double your burners visually and energetically, you double your chances of wealth. If you choose to place a mirror in this location, make sure it’s not so close that the heat cracks.
Correct the command position
Command position is one of the most important principles in feng shui. Mirrors can help you if you can not put your stove, bed, or table in the command position.
For example, if you can not see the door when you are in bed or sitting behind your desk or stove, it is helpful to place a mirror to correct it. A movable standing mirror can easily be adjusted so that you are in a command position. Adjust the mirror so that you can see the door or entrance to the room.
Being in control of the bed, desk, and stove can lower stress levels and increase your odds by making you more aware of people or things that might be in your way.
Invite the five elements with form
Mirrors are generally associated with the element of water. However, if you choose special shapes or frames for your mirror, you can also add additional elements.
Round mirrors represent the element of metal, which brings clarity, accuracy, and joy.
Square or rectangular mirrors add earth, which can provide stability, grounding, and self-care.
A tall rectangular mirror (think of a tree trunk) represents a wood element, which stands for flexibility and friendliness.
Triangular mirrors are a bit more unusual but can add a lot of style to your space as well as fire energy. If you are looking for passion, inspiration, or vision, bringing in more fire is a great choice.
Invite the five elements with the frame color
Another way to combine the elements when choosing your mirror is the color of the frame. The color of your mirror frame also affects the energy it brings into your home.
Metal: White and gray are associated with the element of metal, so frames in these colors activate the metal energy in your home. Frames made of metal also reinforce this element.
Earth: Colorful frames in brown, orange, or yellow colors bring the earth element into play. This also includes natural wood frames in brown or neutral colors.
Wood: Choose a blue, green, or blue frame to absorb the energy of wood.
Water: Choose a black or dark blue frame for water.
Fire: If you are looking for more fire energy, choose a bright red or orange frame.
Mirrors to avoid for Feng Shui
From a Feng Shui point of view, it is better to choose a mirror with an apartment surface or a convex or concave mirror. Avoid broken, cut, blurred, or mirrored mirrors. This also applies to groups of small mirrors. A continuous piece of glass is best.
But do not worry – this does not mean you should get rid of your favorite old mirror or stylish mosaic mirror wall. Not everything in your home should be a feng shui setting. One of the most important things to remember is that your home should be a place where you feel comfortable, so you can always have things in your home simply because you love them, no matter what. Whether they are considered traditional or not. Good Feng Shui.