Crystals & Feng Shui: Supercharge Your Living Spaces
The ancient practice of Feng Shui dates back thousands of years. Feng Shuit is closely related to the Taoist vision that believes that all land and objects are alive and filled with life-force energy, sometimes known as prana or ki (pronounced “chee”). The concept of Feng Shui today is strongly linked to the placement of certain objects that can affect your life, either negatively or positively.
For example, do you find yourself feeling irritable, snappy or melancholic when you come home from work? Do you find yourself feeling anxious or depressed for no reason at all? Do misfortune and bad luck just keep popping up and you have no idea why? It might not be because of external influences – there may simply be an abundance of negative energy in your home attracting misfortune and making you feel down. You may just need a little Feng Shui in your life!
Moving the objects in your home around to promote good energy, allocating certain areas to places of “wisdom,” “love,” “peace,” and other positive concepts that can bring you good fortune is all part of Feng Shui; and if you want to crank up the volume even more and attract positive, happy energy into your life and home, then the best thing to do is seek the help of crystals!
How Can Crystals Improve Feng Shui?
Crystals are tiny vessels filled with phenomenal energy. The purpose of crystals is to help us – so they are always happy when you’re enlisting their help! When it comes to Feng Shui, crystals can be particularly potent as they all have unique, individual energy which can enhance the type of energy you are trying to create in your space.
Let’s take rose quartz.
This lovely pink crystal is known for attracting love and romance into your life, as well as healing from past hurts and relationships which left their scars. Let’s say you have turned an area of your bedroom in an area dedicated to ‘love’. Placing a cluster of rose quartz tumble stones on your desk, or a large rose quartz crystal near your bedroom door, or hanging rose quartz bracelets above your mirror can help enhance the energies of this area that you have already blessed as ‘love.’
So, when you are feeling lonely, or particularly down about a relationship, or wistful about lack of one, take yourself to this corner of your room and surround yourself in the loving energy that rose quartz amplifies.
Rose quartz is also particularly good for self-love. If you have been beating yourself up about something or lacking in self-esteem or confidence, letting yourself sit quietly in this area among the crystals and loving energy is a good way to boost your own self-love.
Another excellent crystal for Feng Shui is black tourmaline.
Tourmaline is a powerful crystal and not one that everybody can wear because of its intensity. It is most famous for warding off negative energy and protecting the user from malevolent forces. Therefore, black tourmaline is very good to use for the space you call ‘protection’ as it repels negative energies, either unconsciously sent from one person towards you or that you may have picked up while out and about in public. Black tourmaline also has the special ability to be able to transform negative energy into positive.
Likewise, choose crystals that have special properties designed to enhance the energies of your particular space.
- For areas dedicated to ‘wealth and prosperity,’ try tiger’s eye and pyrite.
- For areas of ‘peace,’ try amethyst and fluorite.
- For areas of ‘strength,’ try aventurine and clear quartz.
Decorate these areas with the crystals however you like and however feels and looks best to you.
Eventually, you should have a Feng Shui environment that creates peace, prosperity, happiness and good fortune all in one go – with the help of some wonderful crystals!
Tip: Have a piece of selenite in every area. Selenite is wonderful for cleansing other crystals and does not need to be cleansed itself (though for optimum power, it is a good idea to place it under the Full Moon for Moon cleansing or running a bit of incense through it). The selenite crystal can help keep other crystals fresh and revitalized!
Turning your environment into a place of Feng Shui is beneficial in every possible way. Not only can it attract positive energy and good fortune into your life, but it can also help you combat anxiety, stress, depression and other negative attributes that can send you into a negative spiral, such as exacerbating a poor diet or lack of exercise, both of which are also essential to well-being.
The crystals are there to offer assistance to you, to help you create a wonderful Feng Shui atmosphere all around you and provide you with a safe haven that can help shield and guard you against the storms of the world.