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How to Correctly Use Feng Shui Candles

Jun 9, 2008
If you are thinking about adding some feng shui elements to your home, you might have heard some people talk about feng shui candles. What exactly are feng shui candles and what are they for? How should they be used and are there certain places where using them is not real feng shui? Most feng shui candles don't come with instructions so it can be confusing knowing exactly how they should be used in your home.

The Five Elements and Feng Shui Candles

Feng shui teaches the use of five natural elements, namely, wood, earth, metal, water, and fire, and that there should always be a balance or harmony between these elements in any space or room of your home. What is meant by that?

To put it simply, different elements are able to feed or destroy each other. Wood can feed fire but water destroys fire. Earth can feed wood but metal destroys it. Feng shui does not teach about destruction but it does teach about balance. If you have a room that has strong earth elements, for example, such as the warm tones of your bedroom or living room, you might want to introduce the element of fire to bring some balance. This is where feng shui candles are used. Obviously you don't have a fireplace in every room and you can't set up a bonfire indoors but candles are affordable, small and safe.

How Feng Shui Candles Affect Energy

The fire element represents strong vitality and energy and any corner of your home or room which requires this energy can benefit from the fire element. A lot of couples who want to bring more energy or spice to their love life are encouraged to have some feng shui candles in the bedroom. The fire encourages you to enjoy the revitalization and energy. You do need to exercise basic fire safety precautions of course and make sure you extinguish the candles properly before going to sleep!

It is a good idea to use feng shui candles when you want to create energy in any room, such as the dining room or family room, when you want the family to be open and to gather together. The fire encourages everyone to have energy in their thoughts and conversations.

Where Not to Use Feng Shui Candles

Fire is a very strong element and for this reason you need to be careful not to go overboard using it. If you have a big fireplace in your house, you probably already have enough of the fire element. Don't line your mantelpiece with candles in this instance because this will be overdoing it. Keep the feng shui candles for another place in your home, far enough away from the fireplace not to compete.

And of course, you do need to exercise all cautions when using feng shui candles anywhere. Avoid using them in your childrens' rooms, or around pets who may knock them over.

When you decide to use feng shui candles, paying attention to the right and wrong way to use them will ensure that you will have a renewed energy in your home and your everyday life.
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