|Cleaning Out The Closet Myths|
Like rumours, old wives' tales can be tantalizing and a guilty pleasure to many. Fueled by convenience and ignorance, however, many of these old wives' tales often ended being accepted as "the truth" by the general public. Hence, it's common to see many parts of Feng Shui still being plagued by this stigma- all the way from popular entrée like Main Door or Kitchen to something that people might not normally associate with Feng Shui like lighting or patio.
It is interesting to point out that, despite being a less famous article of Feng Shui, wardrobe is certainly no exception to the rule of this game. So read on, as this will help to de-clutter the clumpy myths of your closet.
You can be creative with your wardrobe conception as long as it piques your fancy. There are certainties no restrictions or special rules to your choice of using a traditional two-door closet, or a walk-in one. Feng Shui is all about proportion. Hence, it is not essentially a main concern if your closet is not consuming whole lots of footprint. Walk-in closet, however, is a different story, but more on that later.
Squeaky wardrobe door can be a nuisance, but to say that it emits Sha Qi is simply exaggerating a completely misunderstood fact. Another famous misconception- shoes in the closets. Just because in the dialect of Cantonese, the word for shoes, 'hai' sounds very much like a sigh; people tend to avoid the whole shoes business. But think about this: how is it by putting your shoes away from your bed helps in solving your personal issues?
The Real Deal
Referring to your House Gua, a walk-in closet should not be placed in these positions: Southwest, Southeast, East and North. Generally, try also to opt out of wardrobe with too sharp of an edge. If that is not feasible, just ensure a significant gap is given between the edge of your wardrobe and the head of your bed.
Apart from psychological-effects, mirrors in front of wardrobe can reflect lights and lead to an influx of Yang Qi in your room. This pattern will cause disturbed sleep and in the long term, health and relationship may be afflicted.
As this analysis on wardrobe demonstrates, a little bit of knowledge can be your guidance to separate the fables from the facts. Let this be your guidance to instill a little more discretion in whatever you're being dished up with in the future.
The Bedroom is one of the Key Areas Assessed in any Feng Shui audit and is often the subject of request for tips or taboos from clients and students alike.