Best Feng Shui for Your Desk

The placement and layout of your desk is critical to the energy flow of your office. A few simple but crucial rules can help you to function more effectively–and less stressfully–at work.

Read this simple but powerful advice for your work desk here:

In an office layout, it is important to be able to see the door of your office so that you are not “stabbed in the back” with “arrows” or “daggers” of chi. This is one of the more common-sense applications of feng shui. If your back is exposed, and people approach you from behind when you are concentrating, then you may suddenly become “frightened”–which can make you feel ungrounded and disjointed.

If your back is facing the door and you canít move your desk, the cure is a bright object, such as a crystal, small makeup-mirror, or mirror-framed picture.

And did you know that your desk has different baguas just like your house or room? This means that, as you face your desk, the far left corner is the prosperity section. This might be a good place for a thriving potted plant, a gold object, or a wind chime.

Adapted from The Feng Shui Companion, by George Birdsall (Inner Traditions, 1997). Copyright (c) 1997 by George Birdsall. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from The Feng Shui Companion, by George Birdsall (Inner Traditions, 1997).

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Roberto Meritoni
Roberto Meritoni9 months ago


Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgenabout a year ago

Thank you :)

Dianne T.
Dianne T.1 years ago

Interesting but not sure I really believe it apart from the common sense aspects.

Tim C.
Tim C.1 years ago


Lady Kaira
Lady Kaira2 years ago

interesting thank you

Jenevieve P.
Past Member 2 years ago

My office is small, and unfortunately, I have no way to have my desk face the door, but it does overlook a large picture window to the front courtyard of my complex, so I can atleast see the beautiful sunny sky and feel the energy of the day! Along with this, I have a mini gym in my office, so I'm always reminded to GET MOVING AND BE PRODUCTIVE! Humorously speaking, it makes you feel "UP there", like you've made it, in a sort iof way, having a mini gym in the office. Commitment is always in your face! Ha!

Terry V.
Terry V.2 years ago


Ida Gian
Ida Gian2 years ago


Ana Marija Rumbak
Ana R2 years ago

Thank you.:)

Noura Kabbani
Noura Kabbani2 years ago

stabbed in the back with a fung shui arrow never heard that one :) very interesting its a shame i cant move my desk but i will put a little mirror i like facing the window lets my creativity sore