1) Thorny Plants
Greenery in the home is a trend that isn’t going anywhere soon, especially amongst millennials. Plants have been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, can lower your blood pressure and clean the air inside your home. Thorny plants like cactus and other sharp or jagged plants, are thought to bring bad luck.
To bring good luck into your home, try adding the Money Plant (Crassula Ovata) or Money Tree Plant (Pachira Aquatica) to bring wealth and prosperity, Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena Sanderiana) to summon fortune, happiness, and prosperity, Orchids to enhance happiness, relationships, and fertility or Citrus trees in indoor containers to attract money and good fortune.
2) Mirrors Facing The Bed
Mirrors in the bedroom are thought to bring about all sorts of bad luck, like inviting outside influences into your relationship. According to feng shui, mirrors can also disturb your sleep as they are believed to bounce energy around the bedroom resulting in restlessness and amplified anxiety.
Alternatively, hanging mirrors across from beautiful views or anywhere you want to place an intention, such as expanding opportunities in your life. One such place is the dining room, which, according to feng shui principles, represents our ability to hold wealth. Perpendicular to front doors, in hallways (but not at the end of hallways) or in the living room (except above the sofa) are all great places to utilize mirrors in your home to bring good fortune.
3) Ill-Placed Calendars (And Old Calendars)
If you have a tendency to keep your old calendars it’s time to break that habit for the sake of your home’s luck. It is believed that old calendars serve as reminders of passing time and by displaying it on a past date, you might inadvertently cut short your life. Yikes!
Calendar placements that align with feng shui principles can help foster goal achievement and support auspicious energies. Try placing or hanging your calendars in northern walls or areas, such as the north section of your desk, or the north facing wall in your home office to stimulate a good work flow.
4) Paintings of Shipwrecks
If you or other members of your home have had a string of bad luck, you;d be well advised to get rid of any shipwreck paintings (or other distressing paintings) in your home. They are believed to encourage bad energy and negatively affect behavior.
Lucky or auspicious artwork uses the colors and images associated with a specific area of aspiration to create positive energy for the viewer. Paintings or prints of goldfish are lucky for wealth, your career and health, dragons bring luck, mountains bring support, and ducks are said to bring love, fidelity and a happy marriage.
5) Broken Items
It is best feng shui practice to immediately toss plates that are chipped or broken as it is believed eating on damaged plates welcomes trouble and failure into your life. Keeping broken items brings negativity into your home as they are a constant reminder of the items uselessness. Broken clocks are also bad luck. If a broken clock chimes it is believed by many to mark that there will be a death in the family.
Increase your homes luck and positive vibrations by immediately fixing or replacing damaged items and only keeping items which elevate your happiness and which you believe to increase your luck, prosperity or health.
6) Black Front Door
While most of us might see a black front door as a strong, timeless and elegant choice, feng shui says having a black front door welcomes bad luck into your home – unless it’s facing north, then it’s acceptable.
If you have a north facing door, painting it black strengthens the energy of your home. According to feng shui principles, south-facing doors should be painted red or orange, north-facing doors should be blue or black, west-facing doors are best with gray or white, and east-facing doors should be brown or green to bring the most luck and prosperity into your home.
Do you keep any lucky items in your home? Let us know in the comments!