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Mirror, Mirror On the Wall? Feng Shui How-To

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall?  Feng Shui How-To

Mirrors are often used in Feng Shui for a variety of reasons.

can expand a narrow hallway or draw sunlight into a dark room. The
author finds mirrors to be spectacular for long alley kitchens and
spaces that need to draw in natural sunlight.

Amazing things happen
when you use a mirror that effectively pulls in the outdoors and
warmth from the sun. But they can also have a negative impact.

One woman had a whole 10-foot wall of small strip mirrors. They
reflected the highway in front of her house. The woman who moved
into the house developed heart problems and multiple panic attacks.
Sitting in her living room it looked like the highway was driving
through it, with cars flying and swerving around the room. Worse,
the small mirrors made the images vibrate and distort!

Mirrors have a powerful effect on your well-being. How are you best
using mirrors? What might be harmful? What is the ideal use of

Mirrors are powerful and not to be taken lightly. Small mirrors can cause distortion and they often chop up an image.

Full Reflection Mirrors are Ideal
A mirror is ideal when you can see yourself clearly in it. It is the only time you see yourself, and it is best that it be a true reflection. A mirror that encompasses more than just a bit of an image, in other words a full picture, reflects balance and allows the brain to integrate.

One couple contacted the author. The husband felt that his efforts were going unnoticed at work. During a tour of their home the author noticed that the mirrors that were all very old and cracked, and hung very low. When asked why the mirrors were hung so low, the wife said that because she was shorter than her 6-foot-5-inch husband, she assumed he could bend down to see himself in the mirrors set for her height.

The problem was that he never did bend down, and energetically every mirror cut his head off; thus he never saw his own true reflection. The couple installed new mirrors. On some level he really did want to look in a clear mirror in the morning, and to his surprise he found that the new mirror that encompassed the whole upper half of his body helped him feel more integrated.

Spooky Mirrors
Have you ever walked by a mirror and felt spooked, as if you had seen a ghost? Well, certain arrangements of mirrors can be shocking. For example, two mirrors placed on opposite walls facing each other can be disconcerting and make you feel ungrounded, because when you look in the mirror you could see your reflection ad infinitum. This tends to bring up insecurities, as well as ancestral memories. The author saw this once in a place where two large mirrors faced each other, creating a whirlwind of subconscious issues.

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Adapted from Feng Shui: Back to Balance, by Sally Fretwell (New World Library, 2001). Copyright (c) 2001 by Sally Fretwell. Reprinted by permission of New World Library.
Adapted from Feng Shui: Back to Balance, by Sally Fretwell (New World Library, 2001).

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1:35AM PDT on Apr 15, 2012

Great article, thanks for sharing :)

6:39AM PDT on Aug 13, 2011

reflecting mirrors can work to create extensions, although the mirrors should not be identical and should slightly offset each other. I was able to successfully link my wealth and relationship areas and at the same time "remove" a bathroom positioned in my wealth area with this technique and the benefits became immediately obvious. The results in both areas became clear very quickly and is something that is easy to test. In the event that you feel stuck, it is a simple matter to remove one of the mirrors and change the situation.

Like all changes to your feng shui symbolism this one should be monitored carefully, which is easier if you make gradual changes and observe their effects rather than do a lot of changes all at once. At the moment I am feeling tremendous amounts of opportunities and potential emerging from this arrangement.

11:09AM PDT on Jul 15, 2011

gladly noted! many thanks............

5:02PM PDT on Jul 14, 2011

Mirrors are actually one of the primary Feng Shui tools with many uses. The effect of doubling can be added by strategically placing a mirror in the dining room (to have more food on the table) in a store close to the cash register (double the money coming in) etc...

10:01AM PDT on Apr 4, 2011

If you take two mirrors and faces them facing one another, you can create a chain reaction of mirror reflexion of countless copys of the same image.

9:57AM PDT on Apr 4, 2011

Mirrors are great cause they reflex beauty like a fine painting to any room. I have a few myself for that reason.

9:55AM PDT on Apr 4, 2011

When I look into a mirror it's like Mirror mirror one the wall who is this person on the wall. It's like to me a second demension, second world beyond. As if your someone else trapped in someone elses body sort of. Hard to explain.

9:53AM PDT on Apr 4, 2011

When I look into a mirror it's like Mirror mirror one the wall who is this person on the wall. It's like to me a second demension, second world beyond. As if your someone else trapped in someone elses body sort of. Hard to explain.

7:06AM PDT on Apr 2, 2011

This is the perfect answer for my kitchen! Thankyou!

12:11AM PDT on Oct 24, 2010

Thanks for the info.

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