Feng Shui and Mirrors

Feng Shui and mirrors

© By Daniel Hanna 2020

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“Life is like a mirror. If we frown at it, it frowns back. If we smile, it returns the greeting”

Mirrors have always been an everyday item traced right back to 6000bc in Anatolia, Turkey where they used polished pieces of natural volcanic stone like Obsidian. Mirrors play a very important part in Feng Shui and can be used as remedies and cures. They help Qi energy to move more harmoniously through your home or office. They can also make a small room look larger, a dull room look brighter, increase your wealth and your luck, and deflect bad energy. A mirror really is an amazing tool that has so many practical uses around your home or office.

  1. The front door of your home or business is crucial to the flow of Qi in and out of your property. Try this simple test. Stand at your front door and look out, checking to see what poison arrows (Sha Qi) are directed at your home/office. Sha Qi are lampposts, corners of neighbouring buildings, a road pointing towards your front door, end of a cul-de-sac, anything you feel is pointing at your home in a threatening way. The cure for this particular problem is a Ba Gua (Pa Kua) mirror. I have listed the different types below.
    Feng Shui poison arrows
  • Flat Ba Gua Mirrors – These are eight sided with a mirror on the inside and trigrams on the outside. These are the most popular and can be purchased at most good Feng Shui shops. They are used as a general cure for any of the above problems. Check prices before buying, we have seen some web sites charging up to 215% more than our prices for an identical mirror.
  • Convex Ba Gua Mirrors – These will reflect and expand Qi energy; they are mainly used to remove overbearing images such as a large neighbouring building, which may be an office block, prison or tower block. You should never use a Ba Gua mirror inside your home or office. You can use a normal convex mirror inside your home. For example, if you have a staircase directly in front of your front door your Qi energy is coming into your home/office and going straight up the stairs, which is not good for the whole home/office. Never have a flat mirror directly opposite your front door as any Qi entering is sent straight back out
  • Concave Ba Gua Mirrors – This type of mirrors should be used to draw in good Qi. For instance if you have a good setting for Feng Shui, such as a river, hills etc, place the mirror on the outside to draw in this good Qi.
  1. Good Feng Shui – One important tip for Feng Shui is to never be in a position where you cannot see what is behind you. A typical case would be sitting at your desk with your back to the door. The ideal solution would be to move the desk so you are facing the door; however this is not always possible, therefore the best cure is to place a normal mirror in front of you so that you can see the door behind you. Do not use a Ba Gua mirror though.
  1. An excellent cure that we have used for many businesses is placing a mirror beside your shop cash register with a crystal faceted sphere hanging above. We have always had really good feed back on this cure; we even use it ourselves! It is said to double your wealth luck.
  1. Never place two mirrors opposite each other as they just bounce the Qi energy from one to another.
  1. Mirrors and bedrooms, hmmmm tough one this. I am sure 99% of our readers, male or female and myself included, would not like to do without a mirror in the bedroom. If you have a mirror you should try and have a full-length mirror where you can see all your body when looking into it, or a mirror that you can see your entire head. At night they should be covered as well as any reflective items such as TV, computers, glass picture frames etc although this could get quite tedious but I really would recommend it as it will have a positive effect. You only need cover the ones that look onto your bed. When you sleep you expel unwanted thoughts and emotions through Qi leaving your body, a reflective material such as a mirror, TV etc. sends them straight back to you.
  1. Long corridors or narrow hallways. Stagger mirrors on either side (never have them facing each other) to slow the Qi energy as well as creating a wider and brighter area. At the end of the hallway try and place the mirror where it can catch some natural light to flow through the area.
  1. Always keepyour mirrors and windows clean and replace broken or cracked mirrors immediately.”you can lose up to 30% of natural sunlight from having dirty windows or mirrors”

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30 thoughts on “Feng Shui and Mirrors

  1. Can I install a mirror in the East sector, or South sector of the house in 2021? Where is it auspicious to place a mirror and in what direction should mirrors face in 2021 to attract good luck and success?

    1. Hi Eva,

      Mirrors can be placed in different sectors of the home and the main areas to avoid are opposite your front door as you walk in or facing a bed, window or door.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

  2. Hi
    I have a mirror in the living room facing another mirror in our dining area. No other walls to put either of the mirrors.Though their is a small post separating living and dining.


    1. Hi Joy,

      I would recommend removing one of the mirrors as two mirrors facing each other will create stagnant Qi around the home.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

    1. Hi Maya,

      I would not recommend having a mirror above your bed; if you cannot remove the mirror, I would cover it with a blanket when you are in bed.

      Kind regards,

    1. Hi Sofia,

      A small mirror should be fine but if it is large, I would use a round or rectangular mirror instead.

      Kind regards,

    1. Hi Maya,

      I would place the mirror somewhere in your studio that is not in line with your body when you are sleeping or facing the main door.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

  3. Hi Daniel –
    I can not move my desk. Do you have any suggestions, as my desk position currently is very suboptimal at work:
    1) My desk faces another individually directly, the only thing between us are each of our 3 monitors
    2) To my left about 10ft away directly is a mirror wall and in front of the mirror a faucet. Next to the faucet is a water cooler and a refrigerator
    3) Behind me is a wall of windows and directly behind me, in addition to the window is a semicylindrical wide pole that spans from ceiling to floor (so imagine behind my chair – half of it is the window, and half is this pole, but more broadly the wall of windows and pole are in back of me)

    Truly appreciate your advice. I’ve been sitting like this for 2 years and truly feel alot of negative energy both from the person who sits next to me to my right and the person who sits across from me.

    1. Hi Amy,

      If you cannot move your desk, there is a lot you can do to make it as good as it can be.

      To start, I would keep the desk as clean and tidy as possible as clutter can slow performance and productivity.

      Good cures to have on your desk are a dragon statue, an abacus, and a crystal globe as these all help with career.

      I’d start with these suggestions as you should see a difference from this, Amy.

      Kind regards,

  4. Hi
    Just need to know where to place my mirror please
    My front of house is facing west as is my front door
    Thankyou !

    1. Hi Melissa,

      If you have poison arrows outside your front door, I would hang them above the entrance.

      Kind regards,

  5. My home is one of four homes all on a very busy intersection. I am trying to sell it and everyone loves the inside, but fear the busy intersection. Is there anything I can do to help with this. I have two doors (front and side door). The front door faces west and side door faces north. The intersection is NW of the house. Please advise.

    1. Hi Rai,

      I would recommend placing a Ba Gua mirror outside your front door to block negative energy coming in to the home.

      Good luck with the house sale, Rai.

      Kind regards,

  6. Dear Michael,

    We have very problematic neighbors behind our house. Despite having a tall fence between the houses, can we position two or more (convex or flat) Bagua mirrors over the large, wide sliding glass door in the back of our house to resolve this?

    We’ve also heard of people positioning a cannon towards neighbors and/or businesses to force them to move away. Is this also worth considering?

    Many thanks for your consideration and advice,

    1. Hi Brian,

      I would recommend using a concave ba gua mirror to neutralise the negative energy coming towards your home.

      People do use cannons for businesses in Feng Shui although I would not personally recommend this for a neighbour as this is quite a severe cure and is better used for a building where nobody is permantently living in.

      I hope this helps, Brian.

      Kind regards,

  7. Dear Michael,

    We have very problematic neighbors behind our house. Can we position two or more (convex or flat) Bagua mirrors over the large, wide sliding glass door in the back of our house to resolve this?

    We’ve also heard of people positioning a cannon towards neighbors and/or businesses to force them to move away. Is this also worth considering?

    Many thanks for your consideration and advice,

  8. I have very very evil bad neighbors with a mirror opposite of my front door and also want to place up a mirror on my door. what should I do?

    1. Hi Pactrick,

      Doing this will create stale energy between both homes. I would recommend placing a screen or bush between your home and your neighbours home as this will separate the two properties and will also block the Ba Gua Mirror pointing towards your home.

      Kind regards,

    1. Hi Celle,

      I would not recommend this as any positive energy that enters will leave straight away, leaving you with a stale energy in the canteen.

      Kind regards,

  9. Is it a good feng shui to place a mirror opposite the reception/cashier desk?since the waiting area is narrow & across to it is the reception/ cashier desk.

    1. Hi Gigi,

      If possible, I would try to angle it slightly away from the reception or try to place something like a clothes rail between the reception and mirror.

      Kind regards,

    1. Hi Kylie,

      Ideally, it is best to keep a hall clear as it lets the positive energy flow through although if the stool is small, this should not cause problems.

      Kind regards,

  10. Sir
    I want to keep mirror inside my shop opposite main entrance. My shop is West facing. I want keep mirror on East wall.please suggest m

    1. Hi Hemanth,

      When you place a mirror opposite a main entrance, you are reflecting any energy both good and bad that is coming in to your store which will lead to stagnant energy and can slow and even stop business. I would recommend having the mirror either on the left or right side of your entrance.

      If you wish yo use a Ba Gua Mirror, I would place a convex mirror outside your entrance above the door.

      Kind regards,

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