Head of the Bed: The Feng Shui Choice
A young couple seeking feng shui guidance on buying a bed to start their life together asked about having a fish tank head board. They loved the thought of having fish and water moving all around them during the night. They wanted to know if a fish tank head board was good feng shui?
Having a new bed is a great way to start a new relationship. Having the correct bed and headboard is an important choice for the couple as it’s the foundation for the relationship. The head board provides energetic backing and protection during the night supporting both the relationship and life choices. Following the guidelines of feng shui, there are a few issues with having a head board where the dominant element is water, as in the fish tank head board the couple was inquiring about.
The true intent for a bedroom is having a place for sleep, rest and romance. The couple should seek the type of head board that grounds and supports them as individuals and a couple. An “active” head board is the opposite type of energy needed to solidify the relationship. The issue of sleep is also a concern with a “moving” head board. One might wake feeling unbalanced or complain of “sea legs.” Consider the fish tank head board as “sleeping with the fishes,” which is a negative idiom used in the English language. Another reason to keep water elements out of the bedroom is that water is the element of emotion-or tears. Happy tears, or sad tears, strong emotions do not belong in the bedroom. Another concern with the water dominant head board might be the feeling of having to get up through the night to use the bathroom! This couple should consider a wood or upholstered head board to give the protection and support needed while sleeping, resting and romancing.
The best feng shui advice is to stick to basics. Purchase a strong, firm head of the bed and enjoy the benefits of a positive secure relationship. Namaste!