Shui Tips for Your Kitchen
Shui (say "fung shway") associates the kitchen
with both health and prosperity. Couple this perspective
with the role of the kitchen as "the heart of
the home," and you can see that any feng shui
problems in this room can have a significant impact
on your family. Here are some quick tips for improving
the feng shui of this important area of the home.
housekeeping is good feng shui! Keep your kitchen
shiny and clean for the best possible energy.
A cluttered, dirty kitchen will have stagnant,
dirty energy, which interferes with your ability
to cook and enjoy healthy, nourishing food.
When you are poorly nourished, your ability
to work hard and earn a good income will suffer.
clutter counts. An excess of stored food in
the pantry or freezer can become clutter if
it far exceeds a reasonable amount for your
family. Old, stale food has old, stale energy,
even if the expiration date is still months
(or even years) away. Clean out your food cupboards
and refrigerator regularly.
nutrition is also good feng shui, so try to
add more healthy, organic foods to your diet,
especially fresh fruits and vegetables. Start
thinking of junk food as clutter that you are
putting into your body, and maybe you'll be
able to resist that next cookie or donut.
stove that is not in good working order implies
a problem with financial resources. If any part
of the stove (burners, oven light, fan, etc.)
does not work, get it fixed as soon as possible.
unused stove implies untapped resources or ignored
opportunities. Even if all you do is boil water
for tea, rotate which burner you set the kettle
on so that all of them get regular use! And
use the oven, too, from time to time, instead
of always relying on the microwave.
you stand facing the wall while you cook, this
leaves your back exposed, a position that is
considered weak in feng shui. Hang a mirror
on the wall over the stove so that you can see
what's going on behind you while you cook.
a mirror so it reflects the stove burners visually
doubles the number of burners. This symbolizes
doubling of your income; more good food = better
health and strength = ability to earn a good
and water fight each other, so the placement
of the stove and sink is important. If they
are directly opposite each other, this can lead
to arguments and conflict within the family.
Fix this by placing something green between
them, such as a green rug on the floor or a
living plant on a table in the center of the
room. (A sink and stove that are side by side
also weaken the energy of the kitchen. Again,
place something green between them.)
stove is symbolic of wealth, so it is important
to keep its fire energy strong. Wood feeds fire,
so plants or plant imagery (or again, the color
green) are all good to have around and near
flowers bring beautiful uplifting energy to
the kitchen. Place a bowl of fruit, a vase of
flowers, or a living plant on your kitchen table,
windowsill, or wherever the layout of your kitchen
allows. (In feng shui, dried flowers have no
life energy in them, so they are not recommended.
If real plants are impossible, you can use very
lifelike fake ones, but the effect will not
be as strong.)
nine is a feng shui power number, and oranges
symbolize good luck, you can bring good luck
energy into the kitchen by placing nine of the
biggest, roundest, most perfectly orange oranges
you can find in a bowl in the center of the
room, on top of the stove (yes, you can move
them while you are cooking!), or in the far
left corner of the room. Always keep some oranges
on hand, so each time you take one from the
bowl you can add another to keep the total number
at nine. Be sure to use the older oranges first,
so none of them rot or dry out; if it's not
good to eat, it's not good feng shui!
your kitchen is clean, bright, and welcoming,
the heart of your home is filled with good feng
shui. The care and attention you give to enhancing
this important area of the home creates a powerful,
positive energy that supports the health and prosperity
of your family.
© Stephanie Roberts
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