At a recent event where I spoke about Holistic Health and Feng Shui, I had a great feng shui question about fireplaces located in the center of a home; or in the health gua when considering the bagua. Here is the question and answer...
Question: I am purchasing a home that has a fireplace in the center of the home. How can I feng shui to keep us healthy?
Answer: Fire is a very strong energy and in some places is good feng shui. However, a fireplace in the center of your home could "heat up" health issues. The goal is to neutralize the energy by adding a water element such as a picture or artwork with a water theme or a large mirror over the fireplace. Crystal vases with healthy fresh flowers on the mantle or a bowl with 5 round multifaceted crystals will also neutralize the powerful fire energy; again the intent is that water (energy) puts out fire (energy). When not using the fireplace-place a beautiful screen in front of it. You can purchase the crystals at Feng Shui Emporium-I have a link on my website Feng Shui Services of New England.