Feng shui at its essence is just another application of the law of attraction. If you set up your home in a way that helps you to think about wealth, feng shui can attract wealth into your life.
Feng shui and wealth
Here are some ways to surround yourself with images of wealth and abundance so that you will attract even more into your life:
- Make sure everything within sight looks clean and new. Repair broken items and re-paint old items if necessary.
- Keep containers of food and drink more than half-full, to give the image of having plenty
- Have fresh fruit available in a bowl or basket, or grow living plants (avoid dried flowers as this represents death and decay).
- Store your small change in a glass bowl in a visible area to form the image of increasing wealth.
Your home’s wealth area
The various traditions of feng shui suggest different wealth areas of the home or room. Apply the above feng shui wealth ideas to these areas for the best results:
- South-east section of the room or home
- Back left corner of the room (facing the room from the entrance)
Symbols of wealth
In feng shui, there are symbols that represent wealth. You could try putting some of these symbols of abundance in the wealth areas of your home:
- Bowl of coins (as above)
- Lucky bamboo plant
- Green or purple grapes
- Flowing water (small fountain or aquarium)
- Pictures of the house or car your dream of
Your kitchen and wealth
The kitchen is probably the most important part of your home where wealth is concerned, because it represents nourishment. Feng shui wealth tips for the kitchen:
- Ensure it is bright and spacious, so that chi can flow easily through this room that is used to feed the family.
- ‘Enlarge’ a small and cramped kitchen with mirrors so you feel ‘bigger’ when working in it.
- If you cannot see the entrance from your work area, use mirrors to allow you to see when someone enters the kitchen.
- Keep your stove clean and rotate among the burners (using the same burner all the time represents ‘limitedness’ in the way you think and live).
- Locate the trash bin out of sight and definitely not in the wealth corner (south east or back left according to various traditions).
- Place symbols of abundance in the wealth corner, like green and purple grapes, nine round oranges, or fresh flowers.
A sensible attitude to Feng Shui and wealth
Adopting the right attitude to feng shui is important. Some people may put some grapes in the south-east corner of their kitchen for a week, then complain that they are not yet millionaires yet! That entitlement attitude alone is bound to ensure that they don’t become wealthy!
Feng shui, even if you believe in it, is merely an enabler. The best analogy I can think of is the proverbial supportive wife behind the successful husband. The wife enables him to focus on his work and succeed, but he won’t become rich just sitting at home staring at his wife all day.
Success and wealth, ultimately, come from working hard. A conducive environment makes it easier to succeed. Feng shui aims to create that conducive environment. The environment alone, however, does not guarantee success.
With that in mind, I hope that these feng shui tips create an environment of abundance in your home and mind, and bring you success and wealth.
43 replies on “Using Feng Shui to Attract Wealth”
I seem to agree with pretty much everything that was authored inside “Using Feng Shui to Attract Wealth | Joyful
Days”. Thanks a lot for all of the actual advice.
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We all have some medicines for usage at home. Please suggest where can we place them. Thanks for the reply.
I have a friend with a restuarant – unfortunately her garbage room which is caged iff lies in her weath area of the restarant (9 sqaures). She does not have the space to move this area anywhere else – will hanging sheets of blue, purple and red fabric over the caged are help? or hanging gold coins on red, purple and blue ribbon? Anything else we can do to assist with her. Thank Lore
Thanks for sharing your friend’s problem. Unfortunately I’m not a fengshui master and therefore hesitate to give such specific advice. I’d recommend seeking out a qualified fengshui expert in your friend’s area to take a look at the actual space before suggesting possible fengshui remedies. All the best!
Thank you very much. I was first introduced to Feng Shui while listening to “The Secret.” There is a wealth of knowledge at our finger tips. Thank you for sharing your time and understanding. Much success in all you do.
Welcome, and thanks for your comment. Funny, I don’t remember reading about feng shui in The Secret. Guess it’s time for me to re-read the book. There’s a lot of the law of attraction in feng shui, without specifically calling it so. Success to you too, Keith.
I very much enjoyed reading this article! Having symbols of wealth surrounding us is a way to keep thoughts of abundance in our consciousness, and since our lives reflect what we think about the most, abundance will be ours.
Many good points in this article, thank you for writing it!
You phrased it very nicely – this is a way to keep thoughts of abundance in our consciousness… so that our reality will start to manifest this. Thanks for dropping by and I’m glad you liked the points.
Another really useful post on the subject! My apartment move is still underway so this series is invaluable. Thanks for the articles, Daphne!
Glad the tips are coming in useful. I’m trying to apply some of them myself right now, and it’s kind of fun.
Hi Daphne. I’m enjoying these posts on feng shui. The part about rotating the burners on the stove is intriguing, and I like the idea of keeping spare change where it can be seen. Right now, mine is inside a piggy bank that itself, is not very visible. But, oh no! My trash is located in the wealth corner. And I can’t figure out where else to put it, short of moving it to the living room. Not many choices in the way this apartment is laid out.
I just learnt about rotating burners on the stove too. On the surface it seems silly, yet the logic is so sound – our actions represent our thinking and limited our choices in the kitchen could be symptomatic of limiting our choices in other areas of life too.
Sometimes the layout of a house or room just doesn’t allow us to do exactly as we wish, like where to put the trash. Maybe just make sure the trash can has a lid on it? Anyway these are just general guidelines and I wouldn’t lose sleep over it, especially if the rest of your house is set up with abundance!
All right, all right, I’ll change my kitchen light bulbs. This post has been a “tipping point” that has spurred me into action.
LOL Chris. What on earth is wrong with your kitchen light bulbs? I’m so honoured to help you achieve tipping point – that book title is one that affected me profoundly so I’m happy to pay it forward 🙂
Thanks for this post. You’ve done a good job of demystifying this practice. It’s time for me to dump that spare change in a glass bowl and let it do its thing.
“De-mystifying” is a nice word, thanks for that. I’ve included only what I understand, leaving out the bits I feel are pure superstition. The coins in a glass bowl is a good tip to try out. I’ve seen this in some houses and my first thought is “Wow that’s a lot of money if you counted it!” which surely is a thought of abundance. So it does make sense to me.
Some people consider that feng shui is superstitious. I haven’t learn about it too much but I think we can find logical reason to feng shui.
Thanks for these insights, Daphne. 🙂
I used to think that feng shui was superstition too, and still do after a certain point. There are some tips with logical explanations as you say, and these I’m happy to try out.
I love how you are breaking this down. Feng Shui offers a lot of information that I haven’t yet had the patience to read about!
There is so much to feng shui that I’ve just skimmed the surface here, and that’s enough to give me ideas for interior decorating already.
Great list. I cant wait to outfit my home in a more simple way once we relocate. We have way too many things laying around. They are there because we USE them, but they can be better stored when we’re not – especially in our offices.
You’re right – the trick is to have convenient storage like drawers and cabinets where things are kept unless being used at that moment. This gives the place an uncluttered, professional look. Have fun outfitting your place!
This is very interesting. I have never learn too munch about Feng Shui, I do remember growing up we live plants in the house 🙂
I wish you and everyone here great feng shui wealth.
Thanks for sharing
Imperfect Action is better than No Action
I only started learning about feng shui a few years ago. Before that I thought it was all silly superstition. Live plants always make me feel alive and happy, no wonder they are good feng shui (only in the right parts of the house though).
Wishing you great wealth too,
Hi Daphne .. yes like your readers Feng Shui seems an interesting concept – however clearing one’s space, environment and letting freedom flow through one’s home and head seems to be the most sensible .. we end up with so much clutter.
However the bed and sleeping situation has ‘floored’ me! I’m a no 8 – the bed is a north/south alignment, but I sleep under the roof .. not much I can do in an attic situation .. so can’t quite see how my head should be in the south west .. No doubt it’s being sensible! I sleep well and there’s space in the room ..
Have a good day – Hilary Melton-Butcher
I’m still trying to understand ‘best directions’ myself, and don’t take it as seriously as I do the rest of the feng shui principles eg no sharp corners. In the feng shui books, if you can’t sensibly sleep in your best direction, there are three other good directions, so there’s some flexibility here. I wouldn’t bother too much with this though. As long as your bed is in a safe place where no surprises are likely and you can get a good night’s rest that’s probably good fengshui.
Hope all is well with you.
I have always wondered why I have never quite liked dried flowers, even though they can look so pretty in an arrangement. When I read what you wrote about them, I noted a resonating voice inside that says “yes, that’s why”. I don’t use to pay that much attention to feng shui but come to think of it now, I will.
I hope not to go overboard though. When I went to Beijing, my husband got “trapped” into paying for a “pi xiu” statue that costs $888. The seller said that it will improve my husband’s business. My husband has always been the more superstitious one and decided to buy it.
I am not sure I can say that business went up because of the statue. But earnings definitely rose because both of us diligently applied basic principles of law of attraction and clearing money blocks, after a few months of downturn (caused by cutting off ties with a greedy business alliance partner).
Attract Abundance Always,
Now you know your intuition is quite accurate, at least when it comes to dried flowers. I used to love them, except that they disintegrated and messed up the floor. I still have one vase of dried flowers for sentimental reasons, but don’t have lots around the house anymore.
I know what you mean about going overboard. I’ve never heard of a ‘pi xiu’ statue. There are so many feng shui symbols like stone lions, three-legged frogs, chinese coins etc. I didn’t cover these in my posts as I don’t quite understand them, and think it’s better to use symbols we understand and which have some meaning for us.
Great tips. If our physical senses can perceive a wealthy environment we will feel more abundant. This feeling is what causes wealth to flow into our lives. Ryan
Welcome, and thanks for your comment. You are right that so much of the feedback to our brain is via physical senses that we might as well create feelings of abundance with these. Well said.
I never knew that a person could attract wealth via feng shui. Very cool. You are right, it is similar to the Law of Attraction. It is amazing how more and more people are becoming aware of the power of thought and intention. It is nice to see. Hope all is well. 🙂
To most Chinese businessmen, feng shui is everything. They get feng shui masters to help choose an office location, advise on the decor, plan the architecture… all before the business even opens its doors. So yes, feng shui is a very big part of wealth thinking in some parts of Asia. Hope life is treating you well too, my friend.
Oooh, I could use a little wealth in my life. Thanks so much for posting this. I’ll have to get to work on my apartment ASAP!
Hey Positively Present,
I got so excited researching and writing these posts that I too wanted to get to work decorating my apartment ASAP. It’s a wonder the posts got written at all 😉 Happy decorating!
I missed the first two posts so I just went back and read them. What great information! There are several things I’m already doing to avoid distractions and I’m glad they fit so well into feng shui. These are such easy things to do and are wonderful subconscious reminders of abundance.
Thanks for the posts!
Glad you read all the three posts on feng shui. Hopefully they gave you a general idea of creating a good environment to live and work in. Good to know that you’re already doing several of these things. Your phrasing is lovely – “subconscious reminders of abundance” is exactly what feng shui aims to achieve, I think. Thanks!
Beautiful write up.
I don’t get all the principles yet, but I think your points on avoiding distractions, reminding yourself what you’re focused on, and surrounding yourself with abundance are pragmatic and effective.
Thanks. I’ve only included the more sensible aspects of feng shui here, meaning I can understand it with my rational mind. I agree with you that up to a certain point, the principles are pragmatic and effective.
I find Feng Shui fascinating. I wonder how some of the ideas evolved.
“Adopting the right attitude to feng shui is important. Some people may put some grapes in the south-east corner of their kitchen for a week, then complain that they are not yet millionaires.”
LOL…I’m heading out to get some grapes just in case. 🙂
I suspect the evolution of feng shui is like the law of attraction. People have known about it for millenia, and then a tipping point is reached and now EVERYBODY knows about it. Just my guess…
And oh yes, definitely get those grapes. And then sit back and wait for money to fall from the sky 😉
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These are wonderful ideas, Daphne. Thank you.
Some friends of ours have their own brand of feng shui, too. 🙂 They keep a small, ceramic (?) glass (?) frog by the entrance to their home with a gold coin its mouth. They say it attracts wealth. Have you heard of this? So far it seems to be working … 🙂
Hi Chania Girl,
The three-legged frog with a coin in its mouth is a well-known symbol of feng shui. So is three Chinese coins (with a square hole in the middle) tied together with red string. I didn’t include those in my post because they are a little far-fetched to the rational mind, compared to say a bowl of coins, where the connection to wealth is more obvious.
I think it’s more important that the symbol represents wealth to YOU. For example, if a frog doesn’t get you excited, then use something that does. I’m going to use bottles of wine in my wealth corner because that reminds me of good times, friends, and abundant free flowing wine!