Crystals and Feng Shui in the Home
What is feng shui? This is a simple question that can be difficult to answer. Feng shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure health and good fortune for people inhabiting it.
Feng means wind and shui means water. In Chinese culture wind and water are associated with good health, thus good feng shui came to mean good fortune, while bad feng shui means bad luck, or misfortune.
Feng shui is based on the Taoist vision and understanding of nature, particularly on the idea that the land is alive and filled with Chi, or energy.
The ancient Chinese believed that specific land’s energy could either make or break the kingdom, so to speak. The theories of yin and yang, as well as the five feng shui elements (Earth, Metal, Water, Wood, Fire), are some of the basic aspects of a feng shui analysis that come from Taoism.
The main tools used in a feng shui analysis are a Compass and the Bagua. The feng shui energy map, or bagua, is an octagonal grid containing the symbols of the I Ching, the ancient oracle on which feng shui is based. Knowing the bagua of your home will help you understand the connection of specific feng shui areas of your home to specific areas of your life.
Crystals are used in feng shui in a variety of ways, all with one single goal - to create good feng shui energy in your home.
In feng shui, crystals are widely used for the specific energy, or the vibrations they bring to your home or office. For example, the rose quartz crystal is used to attract love and romance, as well as heal a broken heart.
Feng shui-wise, the rose quartz crystal emanates specific frequencies that promote heart healing. Black tourmaline and hematite have strong protective energies, while citrine helps heal self-esteem issues, as well as attract wealth and abundance.
Using a compass and a Bagua to determine which areas in your home correspond with which feng shui property/direction you can enhance the energy of that area with crystals.
Here is a list of crystals that are associated with each of the eight directions, and the centre of the home:
NORTH - Azurite, Black Tourmaline, Clear Quartz, Hematite, Iron, Jet, Obsidian and Snowflake obsidian, Smoky Quartz, Sodalite
NORTH-EAST - Cream or Beige stones, for example, Moonstone, Howlite
EAST - Amazonite, Amethyst, Apophyllite, Aventurine, Calcite, Celestite, Copper, Fluorite, Rose Quartz
SOUTH-EAST - Green stones
SOUTH - Carnelian, Citrine, Clear and Rutilated Quartz, Fire Agate, Garnet, Gold, Herkimer Diamond, Ruby, Sunstone
SOUTH-WEST - Rose Quartz
WEST - Aquamarine, Blue Chalcedony, Blue Lace Agate, Jade, Labradorite, Moonstone, Opal, Silver
NORTH-WEST - Gold, Rutilated Quartz, White Quartz
CENTRE - Use a Quartz Cluster or Crystal Sphere, such as Rainbow Quartz for energy or Rose Quartz for calm and serenity
WEALTH CORNER -Place a Citrine Geode to increase abundance
LOVE CORNER -Place a Rose Quartz to attract romance -you can also place a large piece beside your bed