OFFICE FENG SHUI TIPS
8 WAYS TO BOOST BUSINESS LUCK
The Year of the Water Rabbit promises to be a busy year for businesses. As the world continues its rebound from the pandemic, the feng shui luck forecasts predict new opportunities, new challenges, and for some, new competition. While there are many ways to help your business thrive, you can start by implementing these 8 office feng shui practices.
1. KEEP OFFICE CLUTTER TO A MINIMUM
It is worth putting in the effort to keep the main entrance, doorways, and walkways of your office free of clutter always. Not only does clutter block the flow of chi and allow stagnant energy to accumulate, research has shown that it acts as a constant visual reminder of work that is waiting to be done. This increases mental load on the brain, and indirectly affects everyone’s stress levels. By ensuring minimal clutter, you and your staff will naturally be able to focus and perform better, resulting in enhanced productivity all round. First impressions count for a lot, so if you also use your office to meet with clients, an office free of clutter and filled with good vibes could help you seal the deal.
2. PLAN OUT SEATING POSITIONS
Another way to improve productivity is to ensure your staff are seated facing their auspicious directions when at their desks. This will improve their performance and make them happier doing their work. Those in senior, managerial or sales roles should face their Sheng Chi direction so they make the right decisions, lead their teams effectively and help bring the business to greater heights.
Use our Kua Number Calculator to determine their best directions.
In 2023, the East plays host to the Tai Sui, while the West has the Three Killings. As one should never confront the Tai Sui or have one’s back towards the Three Killings, remember that EVEN if East is an auspicious direction for you, you MUST NOT FACE EAST in 2023. Pick one of your other lucky directions instead. This will make a big difference in avoiding unnecessary obstacles.
3. CHOOSE THE RIGHT LIGHTS
In feng shui, lights are a powerful source of fire energy, but it can also affect our mood and the way we work. For offices, stick to lights that have a cool blue or white tone. Warmer yellow lights can be too relaxing, creating lethargy and laziness. Don’t skimp on lights either. While you don’t want the lighting to be harsh, they must be of adequate brightness to create a conducive environment for everyone to work. Flickering lights and those that have blown are not just incredibly distracting but are also inauspicious, so do replace them immediately.
4. BRING GREENERY INDOORS
Plants are wonderful in the workplace as they introduce vibrant yang energy into an otherwise cold and sterile space. They are fabulous enhancers of the Wood element, the element which has life and brings growth energies. Best to place your plants in the East and Southeast, which are Wood element sectors.
Certain plants are considered more auspicious than others. Succulent “money plants” with round full leaves are great for attracting wealth and money luck. Lucky bamboo and plum blossoms are also wonderful choices, as they are believed to symbolize tenacity, good fortune and prosperity.
But plants with thorns and spikes send out countless poison arrows that dampen our chi, so avoid these at all costs. It is important to display only plants that are healthy. Look after them well, and remove dropping leaves or broken branches as soon as they appear, for your office space to continuously enjoy good chi.
5. INSTALL A WATER FEATURE
Water features support the Water element and are frequently used to unlock flow of income, wealth and prosperity. The best kinds are those that have tiers, with water trickling down in layers. Be mindful of size. Water features should never overwhelm a space. as too much water can signify “drowning”. Installing a water feature in the North enhances career luck. Because the North also plays host to the #1 Victory Star in 2023, having a water feature here will attract new opportunities and boost competitive luck as well. The addition of a water feature to the SE, meanwhile, activates for wealth and income.
6. REMEDY THE #3 QUARRELSOME STAR
Achieving business success will be an uphill battle if your business is plagued by the hostile chi of the Quarrelsome Star. This year, this star flies to the SE, directly affecting businesses whose main doors face SE. To prevent lawsuits, to maintain harmonious relationships amongst staff and to prevent conflicts from getting out of hand, display the Red Prosperity Elephant with Anti Conflict Amulet here. You can also decorate the entryway with a red carpet or hang auspicious art with red accents to quell its vicious Wood chi further.
7. ACTIVATE THE #4 STAR
Amplify growth potential by harnessing the cosmic energies of the #4 Relationship Star. This star fosters teamwork and brings good ideas to the fore, while boosting networking luck. It helps facilitate connections with stakeholders so that things can get executed more smoothly. As the dominant star of the year, its energies are considerably potent. Tap into them by placing the Cardinal of Connectivity Activator in the Center of the office.
8. CEMENT YOUR POSITION
For business owners, CEOs, top management: As leader of your business, the feng shui of your room within the office is of utmost importance. Check the Flying Stars against your office layout to determine the kind of energies you contend with, then counter any afflictive energies with strong cures and activate the auspicious ones with enhancers. Display a Rooster to counter office politics and a crystal sphere to absorb negative chi.
Position your desk diagonally opposite the door so that you are not constantly being disturbed by the flow of chi. Best to have a solid wall behind you for strong support and face your personal Sheng Chi direction. An artwork of rolling golden mountains on the wall behind where you sit, and the Lunar Mansions Harmonizing Plaque on your desk will strengthen your position further.