Five ways to feng shui your finances

Use feng shui to boost your finances and turn your home into a wealth-attracting powerhouse.

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Have you ever considered that the arrangement of your living space could influence your personal finances? As someone who's grown up with a mom who’s a feng shui expert, I've seen first-hand how this ancient Chinese art of placement can create harmony between people and their environment.

Feng shui isn't just about aesthetics; it's about fostering better energy flow to attract prosperity. So, let's dive into some insider tips on how to use feng shui to boost your finances and turn your home into a wealth-attracting powerhouse.

1. Declutter your space

The first step in any feng shui practice? Decluttering. Trust me, clutter is as much a barrier to your financial well-being as it is to good Chi (energy) flow. Start with the spaces where your financial activities happen: maybe it's a home office or that nook where you sort out bills or check up on your budget every month. Keep these areas neat, organized and clear of items you don't need. This not only clears your space but also your mindset, paving the way for financial clarity and success.

2. Activate your wealth corner

In feng shui, there's something called the Ba Gua (an energy map), and according to this, your wealth area is the southeast corner of your home or office. First things first: find this corner and clear it of any clutter or broken items. To activate this zone, add elements that symbolize wealth, for example, a lush jade plant or a gently bubbling fountain. Water represents wealth, and its flowing nature mimics the flow of money into your life. It's all about setting the right stage for abundance to come in.

3. Use colours and shapes strategically

Colours and shapes are not just decorative elements; they're powerful tools that can boost your financial success. Want to know a secret? Purple, red and green are like the VIP colours of wealth in feng shui. Consider finding a purple pillow or hanging some red curtains in your wealth corner. As for shapes, circles are great, as they represent metal and echo the energy of money and riches. It's about subtle cues that align your space with wealth vibes.

4. Introduce symbols of wealth

In feng shui, certain symbols, such as Chinese coins tied with red string, gold ingots or a wealth vase can draw prosperity your way. Place these in your wealth corner to attract financial success. These aren't just decorations; they're powerful symbols that set your intention for wealth and help manifest it. Make sure these symbols harmonize with your space aesthetically; they should look like they belong there.

5. Focus on the front door

Your front door is literally the entry point for all the opportunities in your life, including financial ones. It's known as the "mouth of Chi", so you want to make sure it's inviting and unobstructed. A clear, well-lit path to your door invites positive energy (and opportunities) inside. Maybe add a new doormat or give the door a fresh coat of paint; black and blue are good choices, as they symbolize water and abundance.

Feng shui is about more than just rearranging furniture; it's about setting intentions and creating an environment that supports those intentions, including financial prosperity. It's about the psychology of money, too. With these tips — decluttering, activating the wealth corner, using strategic colors and shapes, introducing symbols of wealth, and focusing on the front door — you're not just decorating; you're inviting wealth into your life. And remember, the key is in your intention; be clear about what you want to attract and let the energy do the rest. Here's to a wealthier home environment.

This article was written by Jordi Lippe from The Motley Fool and was legally licensed through the DiveMarketplace by Industry Dive. Please direct all licensing questions to

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