Ceiling Fans in Feng Shui by Laura Cerrano Feng Shui New York consultant
Should I have a ceiling fan or should I not have a ceiling fan? That is the question, when it comes to Feng Shui. Traditional Feng Shui suggests not to have ceiling fans throughout your home. Why? Feng Shui believes the motion of a ceiling fan mimics that of a chopping blade or propeller. This represents cutting energy or cutting Chi. It's seen as over long periods of time, the "cutting" motion will takes it's toll on your health and energy source.
It is strongly recommend not to have a ceiling fan in the bedroom, especially if it is directly over your bed. When sleeping you bodies energy is most open. BUT, there are exceptions to the rule and Laura Cerrano NY Feng Shui consultant understands we have to be practical and functional with Feng Shui suggestions in today's world.
Paying attention to the details when choosing a ceiling fan can help lesson the effects of cutting energy, according to the Feng Shui Principles.
Referring back to the first image:
- Be aware of any sharp points on your Ceiling Fan
- Do the the blades them self look sharp?
- Are there any edges or points coming in your direction? This fan has a light which is good, but notice the light fixtures design referencing that of an arrow head pointing down directly where you may sleep or sit.
photo Courtesy of Laura Cerrano's New York City East Village Feng Shui Client
Some simple ideas with what to look for to enhance the energy of your ceiling fan:
- What does the center design of your ceiling fan look like? Round, curved, flowing?
- What are the colors of your ceiling fan...if any? Colors can promote healing, this is a fact not theory :)
- What are the designs of the blades themselves? Are they curved or at least have rounded edges? The ceiling fan below looks like giant leaves and gives off a much softer breeze compared to the traditional styled ceiling fan
- How loud is your ceiling fan? Sound can play a factor as well, this is especially important in the bedroom.
- What is the location of your ceiling fan? If possible, it is not recommend to have one directly over your bed. It is usually best placed off to the side. If you have on in a living room, Feng Shui suggest not to have it directly over the location where people sit.
photo Courtesy of Laura Cerrano's NYC Feng Shui Client
Laura agrees we do need fans, especially during the Summer season. These are just some simple ideas with how you can change the energy of your fan without getting rid of it.
Happy ceiling fan shopping! :)
*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since graduating from the Country's very first School for Feng Shui Studies that was licensed and accredited in 1997. Carole provides on site Feng Shui Consultations Long Island NY, Queens New York and New York City -Hamptons NY.
New York Feng Shui Manhattan New York City Manhattan NYC Consultant Laura Cerrano is a Second Generation Certified Feng Shui Consultant who has trained with Feng Shui Long Island and Masters from across the Country including Shamans to incorporate Native American beliefs and Space Clearings into her Feng Shui Consulting Firm, Feng Shui Manhattan New York City NY. After co-consulting on site for many years Laura began her own business in 2000 and has a strong client base in New York City, New York, Long Island NY, Queens, Brooklyn, New Jersey and the rest of the New York Tri-State area.
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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times.