Yay! I am going to be moving into my own apartment with my husband and daughter! FINALLY! For the first time since we have been married!
ONE Big question: Our house does not have a view, windows in the living area, and two rooms. But we are facing a building. As soon as I enter the house, I am facing North.
It appears like sunlight will not be entering our homes.
Any thoughts, on how to ensure great chi and feng shui in this new place we will be calling home in a few weeks time?
The books I have I have not yet found any informatoin on importance of having sunlight enter the house etc.
I also want to protect privacy.
I'm an accredited Feng Shui consultatn and wrote an article a little while ago about the importance of light. You can find it here: (link removed by moderator)
It is important to maximise the light potential in your home as it can have an effect on the movement of Chi, lift the atmosphere and have an effect on our physical and mental health. In addition to what's mentioned in the article you can use light colours, light reflecting paint and furniture choice can really make a difference.
I hope that's helpful. I am based in the UK but do quite a few consultations remotely so please contact em if I can be of any help
First, congratulations! It is so important for us to have our unique, independent spaces, especially when married and raising a family! So this is wonderful for you and your family!
As you intuited, sunlight is extremely important for good feng shui. Books talk about windows and "views", but I am really surprised that you haven't read about sunlight. Muy importante!
So, my suggestions are the following:
Paint - Perhaps paint your living room in a yellow to mimic the sun. However, yellows can be a really tough color to get the right one. I wouldn't use bright yellow - it could be overpowering. Try a muted tone. In fact, yellow will appear a shade darker on the walls than it looks in the paint can, so try one shade lighter than the one you pick. And yellow needs some balance so you can pair it with a soft, warm white on the trim and doors.
Mirrors - Use mirrors to reflect and amplify the natural light that you do get. Mirrors can act as another window!
Plants - Live plants will bring wonderful vital energy to your new home! Here are some great suggestions for plants that will remove toxins from your home and some do not need much direct light:
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Clearing & Blessing - Before you move in, or immediately after, open all the windows and walk around your home with a smudge stick (sage) with the intent to clear out the energy left from previous residents. Imagine their energy going out the windows with the smoke. And then place your blessing on the home - it could be a prayer or prayerful request to bring in the most positive energy in every area of your life - health, family, children, career, abundance, etc. Another great way to clear your space is with sound. Read more here:
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And, even more than most homes, DO NOT let the clutter build up! Make sure that you maintain a sense of peace and relaxation and your new home will be a magnificent sanctuary for your new family to enjoy!
Best of luck,
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Since housewarming prayer party would be one way of bringing in positive energy and cheer at home. We do that in our community culture calling in a priest to bless the house.
That being said, if there are people/family who might not exactly feel/appear positive toward this accomplishment yet need to be invited.
Is there a way to space clear or protect the house from naysayers or those who aren't happy for your success?