Do hard corners hurt you?
Hard edges are a feng shui problem. These edges are often easy to miss and can be hidden. Sharp edges and corners can come from doors, square columns, shelves, cabinets, even furniture arrangements.
In feng shui, strong, rough edges are similar to the blades of a knife, and your energy should be treated that way. However, some edges are worse than others. Edges that point to the back, such as those on bookshelves behind a desk, or around the neck, shelves on a wall, or open cabinets, are considered especially dangerous.
Look around your home and office to see if there are knife edges pointed to somewhere of importance, like your bed, your desk, your dining table, or anywhere you spend a lot of time. Next, consider whether these hard edges are worth the risk of exposure. Most of the time, with a simple rearrangement, you can keep the shelf or cabinet without having to get rid of it.
Protective feng shui is one of the first steps to take when looking to improve the feng shui of a home or office. Protecting yourself from the dangers of rough edges should be on your checklist so no one is left unprotected or exposed. Read the tips below for more ideas on how to handle damaging edges.
1. Never put shelves over your head.
This type of shelves can press the head. If they are simple boards, the sharp edges of the boards can be damaging. Placed on a desk or against a wall, a sharp edge overhead will make it difficult to think clearly or make good decisions due to pressure. Remove them and place them elsewhere.
2. Watch for the tray or raised ceilings.
These are very popular in home construction now. If you have one of these on your head while you sleep, you may feel pressured, have headaches, or have trouble sleeping. You could even have financial difficulties. Try moving the bed away from this edge or create a canopy that covers the edge with fabric.
3. Be careful with the shelves.
Shelving should never be directly in front of or behind you. This can cause confrontation and backstabbing, especially if these shelves are in operation. Move the shelves so they are not aligned with your body. This is especially important at work or while you sleep.
4. Avoid the headboards of the bookshelves.
These have a LOT of sharp edges and are not good for you. In addition to fuzzy thinking, you could also suffer from head ailments ranging from sinus to poor vision to headaches.
5. Notice the L-shaped arrangements.
This type of arrangement creates the effect of “blade” or “ax”. The long side is the “knife blade”. Where do you see these? In L-shaped desk arrangements where the long blade of the knife is usually your desk! Separate the furniture. Do the same with the sofa arrangements as well.
6. Square columns have hard edges.
Hang a 6-rod hollow wind chime in front of the column to raise the energy or place a vine at the bottom to grow around the column, or place a tall plant, curtain, or screen of some kind in front of the column. These columns are very dangerous if they are aimed at your table, at your bed and, worse, at the door of your house.
7. Wall shelves create knife blades.
Wall shelves, especially those at neck height, act like guillotines. Make sure they are covered and not at the level of your head or neck, especially if they are located somewhere where you work or stand a lot (such as next to a stove or sink). Knife blades on the head can cause a very serious loss.