Problems with health, financial stability, and children

by Samara
(Bowie, MD)

Lately my husband and I have problems with our health and concerns of our finances. My husband’s income is so low now, he is a waiter in hotel, and my job is cutting staff. We feel tired, depressed, and have problems with my older married sons who no longer speak to us. So I want my home to be comforting, healthy, and loving and a place for our last son to do great in his last year of high school. My living room is red with white curtains and a black leather couch and oriental vases. There is a corner file cabinet and computer in the corner and a fire place. I don’t have the finances to do a big change, what’s your advice?

Dear Samara,

The first step to applying feng shui in the home – regardless of your budget or financial circumstances – is to get rid of everything you don't use or love. The next important step is to clean and organize your home. Clutter, dirt, and filth brings down your personal energy and negatively affects the flow of chi in your home.
After you have de-cluttered, then you can begin making feng shui adjustments. Since I don't know the placement of your living room within the bagua map, I cannot make specific decorating suggestions. I would advise you to consult the bagua diagram to make sure that red is a suitable color for your living room. For instance, red isn't very beneficial for an area like family/elders. Generally speaking, you want to choose a wall color that everyone will enjoy. Read more about feng shui colors for living rooms.

From the description of your troubles, I would advise you to focus on the creativity/children and family/elders area. These two areas are closely aligned, meaning you can receive great benefit from working on them simultaneously. More importantly, consider addressing the health and center since all areas flow in and around the center.

Next, you might want to devote some time to the abundance/prosperity and helpful people/travel areas of the bagua. These two areas are also closely tied together.

Don't feel overwhelmed, you don't have to completely redecorate your house. Sometimes it only takes minor changes to make a big difference. Make sure these areas are clean and clear, that the chi is flowing freely, and that they have the right enhancements. Lighting, plants, mirrors, paint, and artwork are all relatively cheap investments.

I wish you well on your journey,

Click here to post comments

Return to Feng Shui FAQs.

shui and beyond


"In our deepest moments of struggle, frustration, fear, and confusion, we are being called upon to reach in and touch our hearts. Then, we will know what to do, what to say, how to be. What is right is always in our deepest heart of hearts. It is from the deepest part of our hearts that we are capable of reaching out and touching another human being. It is, after all, one heart touching another heart."
- Roberta Sage Hamilton