Beams, Poison Arrows, Chi and Bamboo Flutes


In Feng Shui, it is not good to sleep under a beam, have the edge of the beam pointing at you, or have the beam dissect your body while sleeping, or lie between you and your partner. 

The problem is, so many homes in Western architecture utilize beams as part of the structure and, in many cases, feature beams in the design. 


Our house Floyd boasts beams in every bedroom, so what to do? 


When I was living in Japan, I did see a cure being implemented involving bamboo flutes with red ribbon on one end. You were to hang 2 flutes slanting down at an angle and away from each other with the red ribbon on the bottom on the offending beam or beams. This would protect the inhabitants from any negative impact from the beams or their sharp edges. Because the flute is representative of how chi flows as the air does through the instrument, the flutes can act as a positive activation for better chi.


I will let you know how this works out in our room-stay tuned! 

Feng Shui and Ceiling Fans


It’s getting to be that time of year! The heat is on and so are the ceiling fans. I get asked often at this time of year if ceiling fans are ok in terms of Feng Shui-especially over the bed.


Ceiling fans are good and a necessary item in many homes, so they are a good thing to have. 

ceiling fan in room


As it relates to Feng Shui, it may not be good Feng Shui in these instances: If fans are running so high that your papers are flying around.

Why? Chi, or life’s breath, does not exist in extreme winds, so it cannot move through a space effectively if it’s been completely dispersed. Same thing applies to the inside of your home; too much wind is not good.

Over your bed:

The fan blades can be “cutting chi” if the blades face you. If you have a fan and sleep well and everything else in your life is good-don’t remote the fan. If you installed a fan recently and are having trouble sleeping, you may want to pay attention to your fan activity and your sleep habits. 

Rainbows and Butterflies….and Feng Shui


After my dad passed away, every time I saw a double rainbow, I decided that was him saying “hi.” Rainbows evoke feelings of positivity-the storm’s over, sun coming out and butterflies.


2020 was a year of tremendous loss, so, recently,  anytime I’ve seen a rainbow, I’m hopeful.


Rain, of course is water, and the water element is very powerful in Feng Shui. Water is akin to stimulation of ides, communication, business and the flow of currency. 


Rain water is also cleansing, ridding of negative chi, new beginnings. Too big a storm, or a destructive storm,  is not good, nor is a little spritz helpful.


We probably all need a good storm now to quite literally clear the air and offer a chance for better communication.

Looking for love in all the wrong places?


Looking for love in all the wrong places? You may be in need of a chi adjustment. Take a look at your bedroom and make sure that you have room on both sides of your bed to get out of the bed. It is best if you have matching nightstands and lamps or lighting. Pairs, pairs, pairs – your decor should focus on pairs of things, equal in size and look. Stay tuned; more on romance in our next FSF!