July 2, 2021
After the front door, the kitchen and bedroom are the two most important factors. Why is the kitchen so important? This is where the family’s food is stored, prepared and cooked. The energy of this room transfers to the residents and is directly connected to the emotional, physical well being and prosperity of the residents. A home with a good Feng Shui kitchen has happier and healthier residents. I see it all the time.
In the last 20 years I’ve read over a thousand books on Feng Shui and there is a lot of misinformation surrounding kitchens. Some of the more crazy things I’ve come across are:
Like most new home designs today I prefer the open concept kitchen attached to the Great Room. But is that good Feng Shui? It depends. The classics describe the ideal kitchen as placed at the back of the home, away from the front door and away from the areas of entertaining. This makes sense. Keep the cooking smells (and the servants back in the day) at the back. Even today in mansions and castles, the kitchen is a separate room.
If the only reason you have a kitchen is because it came with the house, does it still matter to the Feng Shui? Absolutely. Regardless of whether you use the kitchen or what style of kitchen you have, we must analyze with Forms. Always in Feng Shui, Forms, or physical location and environment, are evaluated before Formula. If the physical environment is negative and produces Sha Qi, the formulas based assessment isn’t able to produce a positive effect. So before you worry about anything, make sure your Forms are good.
Here are some guidelines to go by:
The most suitable location for the kitchen and stove, along with building design and Forms assessment, is determined using the Eight Mansions House Gua system. Eight Mansions Formula is based on the buildings sitting compass direction. There are four positive and four negative locations. The kitchen should be located in a negative sector of the house based on the House Gua. According to the ancient classics, the kitchen is located in a negative sector as it has the capacity to suppress negative Qi.
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Marlyna Los is a master level Feng Shui Expert, Metaphysics Consultant and Spiritual teacher who shares her knowledge and insights for life and living in clear and simple ways. She has 20+ years of experience and training with 11 Feng Shui Masters including 40+ years of spiritual studies and psychology training. She was honoured with the title of Master in 2006. She is known for her ability to merge ancient metaphysical teachings with spiritual, psychological, Western thinking, and practical application.