Energise your home with candles

Updated on Feb 20, 2012 01:11 PM IST

Candlelit environs are soothing. Engergise your home with candles using feng shui. The reason why candles are such a popular home decor item is because they can transform the mood of a room.

Hindustan Times | ByRitu Kapoor, New Delhi

It just takes a few candles to make a room look cosier and elegant. The reason why candles are such a popular home decor item is because they can transform the mood of a room. The lend their charm in two ways: First they radiate fiery chi into the atmosphere. Second, seeing the wax melting, transforming to a gas and burning is a hypnotic sight that also changes your mood making you relaxed.

Using candles can be a stimulating experience that makes you get in touch with your emotions better.

Candles radiate a soft orange light and have the advantages of not generating the EMF of electric lighting. This type of light is ideal when you want to create a soft, romantic atmosphere.

In terms of the five elements, candles are associated with fire chi. Here are some ideas for using candles in your home. The candles must be lit in order to have any effect, but make sure that you do not leave them burning when you are not in the room. Lighting candles for half an hour per day should be sufficient.

To feel more expressive, outgoing and social, place a large number of candles in the southern part of your home. This strengthens the southern chi there, helping to change your emotional state.

To feel more settled and intimate in a relationship, place a couple of candles in the south-west part of your home. The fire chi of the candles supports the soil chi of the south-west, making it easier to realise these feelings.

To feel more clear-minded and to get interesting insights into your life, try lighting a candle in the north-east part of your home. The fire chi of the candle supports the soil chi of the north-east. Here you can try meditating looking at the candle while facing north-east.

To heighten feelings of romance, put a pair of candles in the west part of your home. Place the candles in clay holders so that there is harmonious relationship between the fire chi of the candles and the metal chi of the west.

The sight of fire and water can be very dramatic, and floating candles in your bath creates this effect. Similarly, a water feature with candles is striking and stimulating. To make the elements of fire and water harmonious, bring in wood chi by putting the candles in wooden oats.

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