Usually, not much thought is given to bathrooms, especially when it comes to Feng Shui as they are thought of as “taboo” areas of the home. However, it is in the toilet that the greatest amount of negative energy accumulates. Therefore, it is important to protect the home from the destructive force and equip the bathroom according to Feng Shui bathroom tips.
Some Feng Shui masters suggest making the bathroom as small as possible, keeping it out of sight, and even away from the main house. I do not support such extremes! In this article, I want to share with you the adjusted (for modern living) Feng Shui bathroom tips, taboos, and cures.
The Bathroom And Sha Chi
The theory of Feng Shui is based on one important rule: when Chi is entering the house it should be dispersed throughout the rooms without obstacles. This harmonious Chi flow is very important for maintaining harmony and peace in the house, attracting prosperity and health.
Chi does not like it when the house is messy when there is a lot of junk. Such an environment can disrupt its circulation and turn vital energy into a negative force that leads to relationship problems, money loss, diseases, and all kinds of troubles.
The bathroom is the most vulnerable place for Sha Chi energy.
Sha Chi, or “killing Chi”, is the Chi that has low Feng Shui energy vibes. It originates from negative surroundings and can cause various detrimental effects. It brings misery and disease.
Often Sha is formed in places where it is dark and dusty. Such energy is carried by withered flowers, garbage and old things, dirty dishes, and cobwebs. It is associated with bad odors, called Sha-odors, which often accumulate in the toilet room.
Sha is able to get into the toilet and toilet tank. It is able to go through different holes and disappear together with the drafts through the window.
When flushing water, a large amount of energy is destroyed, and with it, well-being. However, this will not affect the Feng Shui of your house if you follow the 7 Feng Shui bathroom tips described below!
7 Feng Shui Bathroom Tips
Now let me share with you how to Feng Shui your bathroom so it doesn’t affect the energy of the entire house in a bad way.
Tip #1: Make sure that your bathroom is not located in the Northwest or Southwest sector of your house
The first and most important thing you should watch out is where your bathroom is located. Check out what sector it occupies by using the Bagua map.
Make sure that your bathroom is not located in the Northwest or Southwest sector of your house! The Northwest represents the Patriarch and a toilet here flushes down his luck. Similarly with the Southwest sector that represents the Matriarch.
The element of Northwest is Metal. In the bathroom the dominant element is Water. Now ask yourself: how does Water affect Metal? That’s right – water covers metal with rust! That can’t be good for Feng Shui of your house, right? In addition, the drains in the bathroom are the place through which the energy leaves the house.
This situation has a tangible impact on a man – he has no energy, no power, it’s hard for him to support his family and express his masculinity. If a man is inherently weak, he will continue to live in such a house, staying on the sidelines. But if his nature is strong, he will leave such a house sooner or later.
The Southwest bathroom weakens the hostess of the house, disconnects her from the partner and family. According to statistics, a very large percentage of single women have a Southwest toilet.
It’s also bad for business because it leads to an inability to establish good partnerships. And if a businesswoman has such a bathroom the problem doubles.
If you already live in a house with a bathroom in the Northwest or Southwest sector, and you cannot change the layout of rooms, then at least spend a bit of money to make sure the toilet bowl itself is not located in the Northwest or Southwest of the bathroom.
Tip #2: Avoid golden bathtubs and toilets!
To have a golden bathtub or even a toilet is not just vulgar, it is very bad Feng Shui. It doesn’t even have to be real gold for it to bring bad luck, because tubs wash things away, and when you line your tubs with gold, you symbolically flush or drain away your money luck every time you use your tub.
It’s better to go for regular stainless steel tubs, and regular materials like ceramic, plastic, or Perspex toilet seats.
Tip #3: Do not locate your toilet above the main door
This is a major taboo!
If you already live in such a house and have been suffering a bit of bad luck after moving in, it is so worth your while to spend the money to make some changes – either to the location of your bathroom or to your main door. This configuration is one of the most dangerous ones!
Tip #4: Make sure the toilets do not share walls with beds
When designing your bathroom, make sure your toilet does not share a wall with your bed. It’s OK to have the bedroom right next to the bathroom. But just make sure that something less inauspicious shares the other side of your bed wall. Like a mirror, or sink, or bathtub.
Tip #5: The bathroom can be big, but the toilet should be small
The taboo associated with bathrooms is usually specifically confined to the toilet bowl, so if you have a beautiful big spa-like bathroom, it is OK. Just remember to keep the actual toilet small. It is better to confine the toilet in a small room within the bathroom. And make sure you keep the door to your toilet closed at all times when not in use.
Tip #6: Choose the right color scheme
Bedrooms are good when slightly more yin than yang, as bedrooms are where you’re meant to relax and sleep. Bathrooms, although they’re meant for relaxing, are also where you scrub and cleanse yourself, so it should be a touch more yang than yin.
So go for colors that are bright rather than dark. Whites, creams, and pastels work a lot better for bathrooms than blacks, maroons, or khakis.
If you go for a dark color, make sure the walls contrast nicely by painting them a complimentary light color. As long as you have balance, and the balance is tipped in favor of yang, you should achieve a good color scheme.
Tip #7: Choose the proper decor and decorations
To adjust the flow of energy, you need to properly decorate your bathroom. The decorations in the bathroom should show the essence of the Water element. It’s OK to have pictures of:
- the ocean;
It is forbidden to hang images of the sun, its rays, sunset, dawn, desert, and landscapes in the bathroom. All of them belong to the element of Fire, which contradicts the Water element.
The main thing is to avoid dark, yellow, and orange tones.
Feng Shui Bathroom Taboos
According to the Feng Shui rules, you should always avoid:
- Broken plumbing – leads to money loss;
- Leaking out the water of the drain tank – leads to financial loss;
- Open toilet lid – leads to the spread of negative energy from the toilet into the living space;
- Dirty floors, garbage – create destructive energy;
- Dirt in ventilation grilles;
- Bad smell.
It is important to keep the bathroom clean for the wellbeing of all family members.
The Bottom Line
Sometimes the house itself can be clean and cozy, and the decorations and talismans can be arranged in accordance with the the Feng Shui rules. However, people who live in it may still get depressed, face financial difficulties, and constantly quarrel. If this is your case, you should pay attention to where your bathroom is located. This can help you find the cause of the trouble and a way out of the situation.
I hope the above tips will be helpful for you and serve as a tool for creating good Feng Shui in your home!