A lot of people want to work in a Feng Shui office. If not the whole office, at least the own seat is preferably be Feng Shui optimized. I have seen people, mostly of executive grades, employing a master to adjust the settings in their room in hope of boosting their luck in career.
You don’t actually have to pay for Feng Shui office design. In this article I’ll introduce 3 simple yet effective ways to optimize the Feng Shui in your office. There is no special accessories required, and you don’t have to do difficult calculations. Want to learn how? Let’s start now!
#1 Feng Shui Office Element – Back Support
No, I do not mean chair back support, I mean the backing of your seat or desk. Traditional theories believe that the back of your seat is related to the support you receive from colleagues and your boss in the office. With a big backing behind your seat, you would have support by others.
So the best seat is one that is backed by a wall. In contrast, most home office workers sit in front of the wall with a walking space behind the seat. This is not a Feng Shui office.
What if your seat do not have a wall at the back? Well, many modern offices are built with plywood or MDF board partitions. Although these partitions are usually not full-height (from floor to ceiling), if there is a partition like this at your back, the higher the partition is better the support is.
Now if your office does not even have such partitions? Try hanging a jacket or coat in brown on the back of your chair. Brown is “earth” (土) according to Five Element (五行) theory. Putting “earth” behind your chair is to simulate having a mountain at your back (靠山). Of course the effect of this is far less than having a real mountain or wall, but still it helps a bit.
#2 Feng Shui Office Element – Plant
Do you have small plants in the office? Plant belongs to the “wood” (木) group according to Five Element theory. Wood is good for study and career but you need to know the correct type and quality to place on your desk or in your room to create a Feng Shui office.
From 1 to 9, the number that brings good study and career luck is 4. If you have a flower pot in your office, put only 4 flowers in it, nothing more nothing less. That is why many gurus recommend accessories of 4 for Feng Shui office setting.
For color, green is the color of “wood” so ever-green plants are more appropriate. If not, you can put colorful flowers which are good for interpersonal relationships. Do not use plant with spines and prickles, e.g. cactus.
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#3 Feng Shui Office Element – Always on the Left
Most of us have a messy desk with piles of documents and books that the bookshelves just could not accommodate them all. Beware of how you place and pile them on your desktop because it could affect Feng Shui.
A good Feng Shui office should be high on the left and low on the right. By that I mean if you pile up books and documents have bookshelves on the desk, those on the left should be higher than those on the right. Why? It is because the left hand side means people who help you and the right hand side means challenges. This is a less known Feng Shui office tips that not many people know.
Wait… Here’s More
The above are only a few of the many Feng Shui methods you can apply to your workplace. There are more methods, including Flying Star and Ba Gua Feng Shui, which could sharply increase your career luck. I have written detailed report, Feng Shui Office: Your Quick Start Guide explaining almost everything you need to know to Feng Shui your office. Want to read this book? Click the link below to learn more.