Salt Water Cure Feng Shui

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Salt Water Cure One of the most powerful cures in Feng Shui

© Written by Michael Hanna November 2006 and updated in 2022

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A closely guarded Feng Shui secret until we revealed the formula around twenty years ago and now copied by everyone although many still use them incorrectly and for this reason I have written this page to clarify yet again as whilst extremely powerful, if used incorrectly they have a very negative effect.

Salt Water Cure

I have personally used salt water cures for thirty years and if set up correctly you can get excellent results and also a fast working cure to combat sickness and bad luck. We use them for the #5 and #2 stars and this year 2022 you would place them in the southwest and centre but you should also use them on your fixed flying star if you have done your own natal chart. If not, it may be worth considering our software as it calculates the flying stars automatically for you amongst many other Feng Shui formulas. In 2022 the #5 and #2 will be located in the southwest and centre palace respectively. With the #2 in the southwest palace, this can cause many problems if cures are not placed, the software will come in handy for 2022 and for the next 2 years as it gives much advice on cures and enhancers.

In traditional Feng Shui, you do not have to cure every part of the home, if your #2 or #5 star fall in a bathroom, cloakroom, utility or any other less important room you do not really need a salt cure. If it falls in a bedroom, lounge, office or other room that you spend time in you need to set a cure up.

Frequently asked questions:

Q) Can the salt water cure be covered or placed in a cupboard? 

A) No, it must be exposed to the air (qi) otherwise it will not absorb the negative energy, many people place them in cupboards and wonder why the crystal formation is not high, it is because it is not working. Place it in an open area where it is exposed to the air (qi).

Q) I really do not want my partner or visitors to my home or business to see the cure, what can you recommend?

A) I have many clients who require cures to be discreet and as I always say you do not need to have your home or business looking like a Chinese restaurant to have good Feng Shui. I would suggest placing the salt water cure on a cupboard/shelf and then placing a photo frame or similar in front of it to hide it, as long as the top of the jar/glass is exposed
to the air that is fine. Make sure that you regularly check the salt water cure as it may need to be topped up with water, especially in the summer months.

Q) I have read that you can use normal coins to place on top of the salt, is this correct? 

A) I have clients who have used normal coins without any positive results, so I would advise using Chinese i-ching coins. The ones we sell are superb quality and come from a good dynasty which is very important. The four Chinese characters should be face up, this is the yang side of the coin.

Salt Water Cure

Q) Why do we use six Chinese i-ching coins? 

A) Because six is the Trigram for Chi’en and this is a metal element and weakens the negative earth of the #5 & #2 stars. This is the same reason we use six Chinese coins tied in a row and a six hollow metal rod wind chime. These are the parts of the formula that other Practitioners do not know about and why so many websites just try and sell the cure
without adhering to all of the above.

Q) Do you only use a salt water cure for the annual 2 & 5 stars? 

A) Absolutely not, if you have done a natal chart on your home and know where the fixed #5 & #2 star you should also use them here as this is even more effective at reducing bad luck and sickness. If you do not know how to do a natal chart it maybe worth considering our Feng Shui software as this not only calculates your natal chart for your home or business, it also gives advice on colours, cures and enhancers for every part of your home. The software is now used in every part of the world by Feng Shui Masters, Practitioners, students and enthusiasts; it is our pride and joy. Follow this link for more details software.htm

Q) I have been told not to have water in a bedroom; does this apply to a salt water cure?

A) A very popular question and one that does not apply, a salt water cure is fine in a bedroom and any other room in the home, if you think about it, it is no different to having a glass of water beside your bed each night. This is called a “yin” water cure. The type of water you do not place in a bedroom is a “yang” water cure like an aquarium of water feature with a pump, the water movement makes it yang and this is harmful in a bedroom. So a salt water is needed in a bedroom for the annual stars and also fixed stars as these cause even more problems to health and luck.

Q) How often do I change the salt cure and when should it be placed? 

A) This depends on the amount of negative energy in the home, we have some clients who change there salt cure 3-4 times a year because the build up of crystal around the rim is very large and sometimes up to 4-5 inches and flowing down the sides, they really do look incredible. Other clients change them once a year and always on the Chinese New Year (around February). Although they should be renewed on Chinese New Year they can be set up at any time of the year

Q) What size glass/jar/container should I use? 

A) We use a normal size pint glass that would be used in a pub. If you are from a country that is not familiar with pint size, this is a container around 750cl in volume. I have copied a photo of our new salt cure below to give you an idea. I prefer to use glass containers and I have many clients who use similar size coffee jars with great results, the pint glass I like as it is the perfect size for the top as it is exposed the air (qi).

Q) What will happen if I disturb or knock-over my salt cure? 

A) This is actually quite common and one that you want to try and avoid, having this cure in a building is like having a bee’s nest in your home or business, it will not harm you if left undisturbed but start poking it and disturbing it, it will sting you. If the salt cure is only a few months old it should be okay, but over three months with a lot of crystallisation around the rim you must renew it as you will have disturbed a lot of negative energy. When you place the cure make sure it will not be disturbed for the time it is there. Also be careful when cleaning around the jar, do not get tempted to pick off the crystals on the rim and do not knock it when cleaning.

Q) What other cures can be placed near the salt cure? 

A) It is good to have metal cures close to the slat cure as these will also weaken the negative earth. Good metal cures are a wu lou, six Chinese coins tied in a row with red ribbon, signing bowl etc.

Q) How do I set my salt water cure up?


  1. Fill up a glass jar; with table or rock salt to about three quarters full.
  2. Place six coins on top of the salt in a circle. Make sure the coins are Yang side up; this is the side with the four Chinese characters. Don’t worry if the coins sink into the salt as you pour the water.
  3. Fill the jar to the top with tap water. It would be a good idea to place a mat under the jar to protect furniture or flooring.
  4. The jar will form crystals over time; this shows that it is working to absorb the negative energy.
  5. Make sure the water is always topped up.
  6. Do not cover the top of glass/container.
  7. The salt water cure should not be placed in a cupboard.
  8. Try not to touch or move the jar too much as it stores a lot of negative energy.

Remember to place a sizeable mat under the jar / bowl of the salt solution to protect the table that it is on, because in time, the solution will absorb the negative energy and will crystallise around the top of the jar. If the energy is severe, it might spread all around the surface of the furniture. You may wipe around the surface of the table, but do not touch the rim of the jar / bowl at all. 

Q) How do I dispose of my old salt water cure? 

A) At the end of each Chinese New Year you should throw your old coins, glass and water/salt away. Because they store so much negative energy it is best to place the whole glass into an old Tupperware type container and seal the top and throw straight into the bin. If you do not have a container pour the water down an outside drain (one at the back of house that leads away from the building) and place the salt/glass and coins into a plastic bag and place in bin. Do not recycle the coins or container, you will be guaranteed bad luck if you do so.

Q) I have seen a salt water cure on another website for £55.00 is this better than yours?

A) I was sent the link to this website and many others over the years and they are still selling the same cure which is identical in look to ours although the information they give is very dangerous, we sell the salt cures at a very realistic cost to ensure most people can afford them.

New salt water cure
(below two photos and the right one is the same cures two weeks on)

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The below is a small example of salt water cures sent
in by clients or Michael has taken at their home or business.

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154 thoughts on “Salt Water Cure Feng Shui

    1. Hi Banipersad,

      I’m afraid I don’t know what this could mean, although I would recommend removing the cure and would set a new one up in its place.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

        1. Hi Jo,

          I’d recommend using I-Ching coins from a good dynasty as this is part of the makeup of the cure and will bring a positive influence to the salt cure.

          I hope this helps.

          Kind regards,

  1. Dear Daniel,

    Question: my salt water cure got accidentally knocked over; some water spilled, jar didn’t break, but portion of salt crystallized on the edge of the jar broke up. How bad is it? Can I continue using the same jar/coins/salt? Or what do I do? Thank you. – marina

    1. Hi Marina,

      I would recommend placing the whole cure in a sealed bag or container and disposing of it by placing it in a bin outside of your home and then replacing the salt cure with a new one.

      As long as the broken piece of crystalised salt was not left for a long time and is replaced with a new cure, this should be fine.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

  2. What material should the coins be. I know I keep seeing yours are great and I don’t doubt that but I am wondering still what type of material should these coins be? I get a mix of must be brass to alloy is okay.

    1. Hi Wendy,

      The coins can be made from brass, alloy, solid gold, copper or brass.

      I hope this helps 🙂

      Kind regards,

    1. Hi Taliah,

      The best locations for salt cures in 2022 are in the southwest (2 star) and centre (5 star).

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

  3. Am I doing something wrong? Part of my room is in the southeast, so I put the salt cure in that corner. Ever since I put it there, bad things have been happening to me. Arguments, bad luck, boyfriend cheating on me, broken pipe and water leaking in garage… all in just 3 weeks.
    I mean, the salt cure seems to be working well. It’s crusting, it’s bubbling over, since I followed directions and there’s tons of bad energy in my house.
    And I did put it in the right sector of my house… so what could be wrong? Please advise. Thank you.

    1. Hi Kelly,

      I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been having problems lately and this sounds as though this could be caused by the monthly Flying stars if it has happened in the last few weeks.

      I would recommend taking a look at the link below and read up on the north as we have the monthly #3 star here which can cause arguments, relationship issues and overall bad luck.

      The southeast is the right sector for the salt cure and will be absorbing negative Qi if it is forming at the top of the lid.

      I hope this helps and hope things improve soon.

      Kind regards,

    1. Hi Janiece,

      The salt should not fully dissolve and you should have a large surface area of salt underneath the water with the coins on top. I would check that you have around 75% salt in the jar to 25% of water and top the salt up if needed.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

  4. When getting rid of our salt cure, some salt spilt over my hands! I’m extra worried as i have someone close to me having an op soon. What can i do?

    1. Hi,

      This would only have a short-lived effect and as long as you washed your hands after, this should not cause you any issues 🙂

      Wishing you luck with the upcoming operation.

      Kind regards,

  5. Sorry phones acting up.

    I just wanted to clarify, can I use pennies(a site said from the year 1982 or lower )

    1. Hi Miki,

      The salt cures can be placed in the southeast and north from the 3rd of February.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

      1. I did some research about this and I’m comfortable with your site to try this. Can I use pennies (a site mentioned

        1. Hi Diane,

          You can use normal pennies although I don’t like to recommend this as the results are never as good and you need to make sure that the year of the pennies that you use came from a good year where there were no disasters, wars etc.

          I hope this helps.

          Kind regards,

    1. Hi Amie,

      If your salt cure is not forming, this usually means that there is little negative Qi in this area which is a good thing.

      The salt cure should be about 3/4 full of table salt or rock salt and then filled near the brim with water. If the water gets low, you can carefully top it up.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

  6. Hi I have fixed Star 5 in the center of my apartment and it’s in my bedroom I also have fixed Star 2 in the southeast that falls in my bedroom and the anual Star 5 falls in my bedroom as well I put the salt water cure for the anual Star should I also put salt water cure for the fixed stars? I already put the traditional cures areas where the fixed 2 and 5 Star I’m just wondering if I should put a salt water cure on it as well thanks

    1. Hi,
      You will need to let me know if they are the mountain, water or period fixed stars to advise you?

      1. Hi the number 5 star in the center is a water start and the number 2 star in the southeast is a mountain star. Thanks 😊

  7. Hi, I put salt water cure about a month ago and noticed that water inside has begun to diminish as the salt builds up around the rim. Do I add water to the cure? Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Mike,

      I would carefully pour water in the middle, trying not to move the salt too much. You can top this up whenever it starts to look like it is drying out.

      Kind regards,

  8. Hi Daniel,

    I just pour about 3 quarter full of sea salt into a glass cup amd place it a the north area of my home today.

    Say if i want to remove it or adjust the placement, is it ok?

    Do we use hand to touch the glass cup if there is crystal around in the future or how do we remove the glass from the place?

    Any advice please


    1. Hi Tse,

      When disposing of the salt water cure, you should carefully pick it up and either put it in a tupperware container or dispose of it straight away outside of the home.

      They are fine to move just after placing although once it has begun to crystalise, I would not recommend moving it.

      Kind regards,

  9. I did not know how to dispose of water cure. I washed out the salt in my back yard, outside a sliding door to our garden. I have pea gravel there and salt cannot harm plants. However, having just read the proper disposal method what can I do now? I’ve put the containers with the coins into a plastic bag for disposal but what about the salt in our garden gravel that has seeped into the ground? Dumb, really dumb move.

    1. Hi Terry,

      I would try to dissolve the salt in the gravel with a hose or bucket and keep soaking it away over the space of a few days. If you’re in the UK, the rain will help this.

      Do not worry about it too much, Terry as the rain should wash a lot of the salt away.

      Kind regards,

      1. Hi do we need to replace the feng shui cures such as the pagoda in the 5 star section every year like we replace the salt cures or can we reuse for the next year and move to next section? Can we put in sun to cleanse and reuse? Thank you

        1. Hi Niyaa,

          The Pagoda and other cures can be reused for #5 star cures as these are more substantial and are safer to reuse. If any cures have been tarnished or damaged, I would recommend replacing them when using them to treat inauspicious stars.

          I hope this helps.

          Kind regards,

          1. Hi Dudai,

            Yes, this will be fine. I would do a test on one of your cures first to make sure they come up well.

            I hope this helps 🙂

            Kind regards,

  10. I bagua’d our house wrong (used western vs traditional) and placed a saltwater cure on the opposite part of our house (no wonder things have been crazy!). Is it okay to move the cure to the right part of the house or should I just dispose it and make a new one? I’ve only had it a month.

    1. Hi Beashi,

      If the salt cure is not properly formed with lots of build up around the rim, this should be fine.

      If it is already quite built up, I would recommend replacing it.

      Kind regards,

  11. is it true if we accidentally hit the 5 – 2 sector (natal chart) all our family members will experience bad luck until 2024?pls adv and thanks in advance

    1. Hi Rizal,

      The menacing formation is not a nice combination at all but you can place metal to suppress this combination. It is important that this area is kept quiet as a lot of noise can activate this area and cause problems. I would try and keep this area as quiet as possible and hang a wind chime indoors along with some good quality metal such as weightlifting plates.

      Kind regards,

  12. Hi there,

    I had my house cleansed by Feng Shui Specialist for the New Year as I’ve had a few bad ones, was told I had everything more or less right just some geopathic stress. (SWCures in N, E, W) Been trying to finish off a fireplace that we decided not to put an iron wood burner in (due to 2018 forecast) in the east, and broke my arm! Is there anything I can do to unsettle the bad luck? There is a fish tank in E/SE next to fireplace. Currently a lot of bricks and concrete applied.

    Looking to finally rid myself of what seems like constant bad luck.

    Kind Regards


    1. Hi Hache,

      I’d introduce some blue colours into the east of your home for the year and especially while you are finishing off the work here.

      If you haven’t already done so, I’d read through the annual flying star analysis and implement the advice in the article as this will help things a great deal; here is the link

      I hope this helps, Hache.

      Kind regards,

    1. Hi Sara,

      I’d recommend using normal table salt as I find that Himalayan salt does not form as well.

      Kind regards,

  13. Dear Daniel:

    Can you please advise if I should move my bed, as the head of the bed faces Norththe /foot of the bed faces south.

    It seems the North is an inauspicious location for the year of the dog.

    However, if I move the bed to the South/facing the North, the bed will be in a bad placement to my bedroom door.

    I have a spot where the head of the bed will face NW and foot facing SW, is this advisable?

    thank you,

    1. Hi Jay,

      You could place your bed in the northwest although you will need to place a Jiang Wu Tai Sui plaque along with an Arowana Fish sitting on a bed of coins to pay respect to Tai Sui and avoid problems.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

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