Feng Shui Mirrors
Learn to use them correctly

By using your feng shui mirrors wisely you will be assisting the universe to help you to create wealth and prosperity. Mirrors absorb or reflect positive and negative energy which makes them powerful transmuters of energy and must be used with caution.

Allow your mirrors to reflect beautiful surroundings, thereby doubling the beauty and avoid them from reflecting anything that is not attractive.

In feng shui, there are a few different kinds of mirrors. First there is the traditional mirror used for decorating. Next are the feng shui mirrors which are either concave, which is shaped like a bowl or the convex mirror which protrudes like a ball. There is also the bagua mirror which is usually a flat mirror. 

These feng shui mirrors are usually bought from a provider of feng shui items and are usually 4 to 7 inches big, with a wooden frame around the mirror which is usually in the colors of green, yellow, black or red. The frame has eight sides around the outside with a round mirror in the center. It's important to know the difference between all the different mirrors since they all do something different and are powerful so they shouldn't be used incorrectly. 

Concave, Convex and Bagua Mirrors

Since the concave mirror is bowl-like, it collects energy. It then neutralizes and absorps negative energy passively without dispersing the harmful energies. A concave mirror encourages good chi to be continually attracted into your home. 

The convex protruding-like mirror is for reversal and can be very aggressive as it returns negative energy to the sender with force which can be harmful. A convex mirror should never be used except under very specific conditions.

To use the convex mirror, be certain that what is reflecting in it is something that will enrich and improve your life, for example, perhaps a beautiful garden scene. Since whatever is in the view of the convex mirror will bounce back to you, you don't want it to be of a negative energy, but only of a positive energy.

But give this thought some consideration. What if the garden had weeds or bees in it. You would not want the bees and weeds to multiply. You could be very unpleasantly surprised by what could bounce back to you. So to be on the safe side, simply avoid using the convex mirror. 

Instead, the concave, bowl-like mirror will resolve any issues in a pleasant and efficient manner. 

Using Feng Shui Mirrors Outside of the Home


The concave or convex mirror must always be used outside of the home. Do not place a concave or convex mirror inside the home. A bagua mirror that is flat or any flat mirror can be used inside the home. Sometimes a bagua mirror is concave or convex, rather than flat, and must be used only on the outside of a home or building.

A feng shui mirror diverts fast moving and disruptive energy away from your home. Step outside of your home to see what energies are pointing your way.

One of the most common problems is if your home has a vertical road coming straight towards your home with a "T" junction right in front of your home. With a setting like this not only is your Chi escaping down the road but the incoming energy from the cars coming towards you can be exhausting. This is the perfect time to place a concave (bowl-like) mirror either above or to the side of the door or window of your home which aligns the most with this road.

If your doors or windows face a rocky cliff or mountain, a high voltage tower, a cell phone tower, a sharp roof-line from a building facing you or anything that looks sharp, then place a concave (bowl-like) mirror outside or to the side of your door or window. This will neutralize the sharp energy coming your way.

If your front door faces a staircase or a long corridor, then place a concave mirror by your door to prevent possible bad chi from flowing into your home.   

If you see any obstacle as you look outside such as a big tree or something that seems to be blocking the flow of chi, then use the concave mirror. 

Protection When You Can't Use a Mirror

If you live in a hi-rise building you obviously can't put a feng shui mirror outside of your windows. Yet living in a hi-rise could bring you problems. For instance, if there is a building across from you blocking your view this is not auspicious energy.

Or you may have neighbors across from you that have bad energy and it feels as if it's invading your space. Or perhaps there is construction going on across from you and there is a crane pointing in your direction which is sharp/sha energy. 

If for any reason you need protection, but can't apply  feng shui mirrors, then place a replica of a cannon in your window sill. In traditional Chinese feng shui, the cannon is known to give you protection. You will be able to find a cannon in any feng shui store, including online stores.

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