Kitchens are gathering, especially in autumn, places to create, nourish and feed ourselves, our families, and friends but especially with Fall in full swing, the kitchen shifts willingly to the work horse of the season. The Feng Shui symbology of the kitchen is very unique and multi-layered and revolves around increasing positive energy in the kitchen to generate household prosperity, happiness and good health! Food brings people together for nourishment, celebration and connection. Creating a bright and well lit, welcoming, clean kitchen and that loving vibrational will enhance the meals you create there and amplify the healthy and happy results you want.
The Kitchen is associated with the FIRE element because the hearth of the home
Or stove is located here. Because the kitchen and in particular, the stove, help create nourishment that allows us to have energy to work and prosper, the kitchen and stove relate directly to the home’s finances. Good stove Feng Shui includes maintaining and repairing any broken burners, cleaning your stove cooktop daily and keeping it spotless, using all of the burners and rotating them daily. The stove, ideally, should be placed in the “Commanding” position, in the middle of a center island, if there is room, to promote being in control of one’s own finances.
KITCHEN Feng Shui TIPS
Make sure you actually use your kitchen to prepare meals to show how much you want to nourish your loved ones;
For the same reason, avoid having dirty dishes on counters or sink overnight;
Clean and sort thoroughly inside cabinets, the counters, floors and make the kitchen sparkle;
Assess what you really use in your kitchen and remove or store appliances from counter that are just getting in the way of an organized working space;
Kitchens should be well lit, well ventilated, and clutter free;
The placement of the kitchen should, if possible, be towards the back of the home;
Kitchens placed in the center of the home should be avoided;
Repair any and all leaking faucets, drains, refrigerators etc. and creaky doors;
Do not place knives on the countertops, their “sharp” negative energy weakens the Fire energy associated with the kitchen area;
Make sure the sink or refrigerator is not directly next to the stove (Water puts out Fire) if you desire financial abundance;
The stove should be in good working order at all times and spotless to draw more wealth and positive energy into your life;
If possible the stove placement should be in an island configuration or in the “Commanding Position” to be in control of one’s wealth/finances;
Microwaves should not be placed over the stove, blocking the stove’s
Positive “Sheng” energy;
Balance out the kitchen with all Five Elements, usually Four Elements of Fire, Water, Metal & Earth are already present so add a small plant or fresh flowers for the Wood element to encourage positive and balanced energy flow in the kitchen;
Choose a color that corresponds to the placement that your kitchen occupies in your home and if in doubt, white shows off the vibrancy of our food best!
Choose artwork that reinforces health, abundance, happiness and vitality.