Fast Feng Shui Tip Of The Day: Get A Fan To Propel Your Life Foward!

Jul 31, 2012 | Feng Shui 101

One of the greatest lessons I learned from my acupuncturist is that circulation heals.  If you are stuck in any way in your life, you experience a lack of circulation. Even if we have air conditioner blowing our of vents, there is a simple way to “direct” the cool flow of circulating air and energy through your home: a fan! 

A great fan (like the one above from Shabbylull on Etsy) can move air our of a stale corner, can be positioned to create a calming wave of breeze through an entire room, or can even purify the air in the kitchen or garage where we need extra circulation with all the combustion happening in those areas! 

I am not a proponent of the idea that you should sleep with a fan blowing directly on you; I AM a proponent of the fact that a great fan can wake up the air in your bedroom before you go to sleep.  Be safe with children, animals, people and fans: some are quite dangerous if they are not protectively covered and placed out of direct contact with little ones (and clumsy ones) amongst us. 

Also: I loathe ceiling fans, especially over beds.  Its a bad feng shui situation to have a propeller chopping up the air rapidly in a circle overhead in any area of your home, but the bedroom is especially bad news. 

There are so many ways you can use a fan to symbolically and literally get things moving: give it a try today! Oh, and incidentally, there are fabulous vintage fans on Etsy!   xoxo Dana


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  1. Alexis

    I am cleaning and moving my fans tonight! Get that good air moving!

  2. Zoe

    Is it ok to have a fan in your money corner?

    • danaclaudat

      oh totally! all that motion can stor things up and clean them out…I rarely recommend this as a go-to solution though unless there is absolute stagnation in this area of the home + my client’s life. fans are a great way to get the energy flowing in a home overall….!

  3. Ken

    I love vintage fans. I’m gonna bay on. I have a ceiling fan in the livingroom. I just it often.

  4. Lou

    How are ceiling fans different from other fans? Isn’t it still a circular, rapidly chopping thing? What about gigantic floor fans? Or those industrial size fans? Where do you put those fans? Facing towards the window or door?(but doesn’t that blow your good chi out the window?) In a corner near the door? Or near the bed?

    I’m just really confused about what makes two similar things better and how to better utilize the fan, especially in very small bedrooms that don’t get any sunlight.(Student housing. The only window is blocked by a massive building not 6 feet away from the window. The window also opens directly to a narrow corridor between the two buildings that functions as rubbish collection area! Talk about stinky feng shui!)

    • danaclaudat

      Lets simplify. And very good question. 1. all fans that are OVER HEAD/ OVER BODY while you sleep and no good in my book. I don’t care what they look like. Physically, an air conditioning duct isn’t doog to sleep under either. Acupuncturists call catching colds “getting a wind condition” because the direct cold wind is thought to bring it on. 2. the overall idea is optimum circulation. 3. A fan blowing, say, kitchen exhaust or fumes from an artists studio is not blowing chi out a window. There are really never that many reasons other than ventialtion issues to blow air straight out a window or door directly.
      You need to get yourself full spectrum lihghtbulbs like “Reveal” bulbs and see how mych “sunnier” you feel. And get outdoors as much as possible. No natural light is no good for your psyche! xxx Dana



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