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How to Use Mirrors to Harness Positive Feng Shui Energy

Dale Hyde is a noted pagan author who is also a Wiccan High Priest with a coven. He is the author of many pagan-related articles.

Learn how to strategically use mirrors in your home to increase positive energy.

Learn how to strategically use mirrors in your home to increase positive energy.

Mirrors Are Important in Feng Shui

In feng shui, mirrors represent the water element and are popular because they can expand a space and reflect beauty. As such, these reflective objects are sometimes called the 'aspirin' of feng shui.

Mirrors in your home should be clear—not distorted, cloudy, or reflecting tiled surfaces. An unclear mirror can distort, cloud, and break up the energy in your home. It is also good to have frames around your mirrors so you don't experience 'raw edges' in your life. Beveled mirrors are fine because the edges are smooth and rounded.

Mirror Facing Front Door

When placing a mirror in your home, it is very important to consider what the mirror will reflect. For example, be careful about placing mirrors in places where they reflect the entrance of the front door. This placement isn't optimal as the mirror will push any energy or opportunities right back out the door. Placing mirrors along the side wall in an entryway is okay as long as you can't see the entrance in their reflection.

Mirror Placement for Wealth

Many people attend a feng shui seminar and hear about putting mirrors in the wealth bagua of the home in order to increase wealth. It bothers me that more is not explained about this, because the mirror can actually increase clutter (as opposed to wealth) when inappropriately placed. For example, if this area is the laundry room, placing a mirror here could instead be increasing the amount of laundry. If a mirror is in the kitchen reflecting the sink, then dirty dishes may double. Personally, more laundry, or dirty dishes doesn't represent wealth to me. If you have a 'bill' basket, make sure it is not near a mirror—this can symbolize doubling the bills you have to pay. If you have mirrored closet doors in your office, be careful what they are reflecting. You sure don't want to symbolically double your workload!

Mirrors can absorb or reflect positive or negative energy. Keep your mirrors sparkling clean to reflect the true beauty of yourself and your home.

The flow of feng shui is evident with the use of this mirror. Notice it is near the front door, but doesn't reflect it.

The flow of feng shui is evident with the use of this mirror. Notice it is near the front door, but doesn't reflect it.

3 Types of Mirrors in Feng Shui

There are three categories of mirrors to consider when working with feng shui.

1. Typical

These mirrors are found in various shapes, such as oval, round and square. Most will have frame materials of wood or metal. You can generate some wonderful feng shui by focusing on the frames of these mirrors. An example would be a mirror that is round and has a frame of gold leaf. This would work well with feng shui wealth and abundance when placed in the southwest feng shui area of your dwelling.

2. Concave

These types of mirrors are usually used outside. They mostly produce a condensed reflection that is sometimes upside down.

3. Convex

A convex mirror possesses protective qualities as they serve to be a watching eye. These can be found outside in quite a few places. When incorporated inside your dwelling, they become a part of your protective feng shui.

Dos and Dont's of Using Mirrors for Feng Shui

These pointers will help give you some insight on the dos and don'ts of using mirrors when working with feng shui energy.

  • Do Create a Complete Reflection: Always use a whole mirror that allows you to see yourself from the neck to the top of your head. Completeness is found whenever you view yourself.
  • Do Bring Nature Indoors: Place mirrors in areas that will pull in the reflection of nature from outdoors. This amplifies Mother Nature's healing energy inside of your home.
  • Do Use Mirrors to Help in Dark Areas: If you have dark areas in your home, use mirrors to pull light into those areas. An example would be a dark hallway—place a mirror that will reflect light down the hallway. This helps feng shui energy flow throughout the home.
  • Do Place a Mirror in Your Entryway: The entryway is always an important area of the home to focus on. By placing a mirror in the entryway, you are activating the water element. You also allow yourself to grab a glimpse of yourself on the way out of the home, which creates positive energies.
  • Don't Place Mirrors in Bedrooms: Avoid hanging mirrors in your bedroom. One of the main reasons for this is that a mirror will catch every ray of light and bounce it around the room. This can create an environment that invites fitful sleep. They also will disrupt and destroy a positive atmosphere in the bedroom.
  • Don't Let a Mirror Reflect the Front Door: You do not want to see a reflection of yourself within five to seven feet of the front door when you walk into your home. This will send your personal Chi energy right back out the front door.
  • Don't Use Aging Mirrors: Get rid of mirrors that are old and create distorted images of yourself—these need to be done away with. These types of mirrors will make you feel distorted and sometimes even prematurely aged!

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Comments

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on July 26, 2013:

Glad that you enjoyed the hub as well as the photos. :)

manatita44 from london on July 26, 2013:

Nice pics and great mention on mirrors. I like them but I see the amazing ones only in fancy hotels. Thanks Bro.

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on January 26, 2013:

Hello Nakia,

Not sure about my high ranking, lol. I have my doubts at times here on HubPages. But I check in and do keep tabs on things.

I am glad that the article has benefited you in many different ways and areas.

We will soon be moving to a newly constructed residence and we will certianly be incorporating much about the mirrors in the way we design the interior as well as other aspects of Feng Shui.

Thanks for stopping by, reading and sharing in comment. :)

Nakia Deon on January 26, 2013:

Awesome article. I see why your ranking is so high. As a newbie here at Hubpages I am learning so much from this one article. I came here to learn about mirrors but what I got was an education in how to write and organize a high quality article.

And I learned about mirror Feng Shui too. How cool!

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on October 02, 2012:

Thanks elle! I know that it will take some time to review where you have mirrors and some are hard to move around, however, changing locations can certainly enhance your living environment through feng shui!

Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting. :)

elle64 from Scandinavia on October 02, 2012:

Excellent , I have to consider where I have my mirrors in my house.

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on October 01, 2012:

Thanks! It sounds like a wonderful concept that you shared about creating good feng shui energy with the mirrors in the cupboards. :) I can imagine that it would make the living space very comfortable indeed!

Thanks for stopping by, reading and sharing in comment. :)

Anna Sidorova from Russia on October 01, 2012:

Great hub. Good advice. In Russia we have special cupboards with mirrored surfaces instead of back walls. We put glasses of crystal, all kinds of beautiful dishes on display as well as statuettes and "treasures". With mirrors, it doubles everything on display. The doors are made of glass, so the whole thing is transparent. All together, it makes a very good feng shui.

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on September 30, 2012:

In the past, I also used mirrors strickly in place of paintings and loved doing that. Since learning of the attributes of using mirrors in regards to feng shui, I have started along that path of decorating.

Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting. :)

Marvin Parke from Jamaica on September 30, 2012:

I use mirrors a lot as decorations instead of paintings. I am new to this concept but I find it interesting.