Feng Shui can be used to enhance the luck of the family as a unit. Particularly to the children of the household, it can be used to enhance academic luck, bring rebellious kids under control and prevent sibling rivalries.
Therefore, here are some tips to do so:
According to the Feng Shui, each child has an auspicious sector. You can place their beds/study desks in these directions to enhance their luck.
Eldest Son - East (Placing images of the dragon in the East sector will benefit him further.)
Middle Son - North
Youngest Son - Northeast
Eldest Daughter - Southeast
Middle Daughter - South
Youngest Daughter - West
Do not place your children's bed directly under a ceiling light as it will direct the flow of energy on them. This is known as Sha Chi (煞气) or killing energy which can be very detrimental to one’s health and well being.
- Beds should preferably have solid headboards and should be placed against a solid wall. This is to symbolize a strong support (靠山 kào shān) during sleep for the kid and hence bringing good luck to him or her.
- Ensure that children are not sleeping on the floor and also the size of the bed is not shorter than their height because the child may fall sick frequently.
- Try to ensure that they have the same size bed. If the size of bed or mattress for each of your children is different, this will create jealousy and petty resentments among them.
- Bunk beds are a common item of furniture because they are both fun and save space. However, in Feng Shui, allowing your children to use bunk beds can result in bad health and illnesses. This is because the child who occupies the bottom bunk will have bad chi pressing down on him or her.
According to Feng Shui, the root cause of children's illnesses can often be traced back to their bedroom. If you feel as if the energy in your child’s bedroom is causing him or her to become ill, place a Wu lou in the room. Let your children wear a Wu lou or ping an kou pendant to ensure he/she is safe from the danger of illness and harm caused by intangible energies.
Create a good balance of yin and yang in your children’s bedroom. Yang energy is important for growing kids but too much of it will cause them to be hyperactive. Balance it out with some yin element. Pick a wall color that is neutral such as white or cream. You can add some bold yang elements such as posters/ painting but avoid using bright colors for the whole walls or curtains. Ample natural light is important to bring in sheng chi into the room, essential for kids to grow up healthily.
When you place your child’s writing or study desk, make sure he or she sits with a wall behind; this is a symbolism of a solid support, which will help the child to learn and grow. In addition to this, a child seated at a desk which is backed by a wall will not have the tendency to fidget and procrastinate, and will also have a longer concentration span – this will result in better quality work and learning efforts. If this cannot be done, hang a painting of something solid such as a mountain behind. Avoid sitting directly facing a window. This will reduce the focus of a child needed to study well.
The negative energy from the toilet or staircase directly will make your children unmotivated in their studies, disobedient and rebellious. Therefore, do not locate your children's bedroom directly in front of one. If that can’t be done, hang a metal wind chime above the door (on the outside of the bedroom) to disperse the negative energy.
A personal study crystal point, when held in either hand during work or studying, will help any student achieve a higher result in any academic pursuits. This special crystal is an item used to bring about a higher sense of concentration and focus, in addition to clearing the mind and creating a stronger memory. This crystal will also help to inspire and motivate. When you are not making use of the study crystal, display it on the Northeast sector or on your desk.