Renowned Feng Shui consultant Joey Yap gives us these tips to create a conducive study room. Read what you should look out for...
A study room is often used for obvious reasons, but occasionally accommodates purposes that stray away from its moniker. Even if it is for business purposes, these odd reasons spill over into the study room because it can sometimes be a tad difficult to pick a room for specific purposes. A lot of factors come into play like for instance, getting used to the ambience and surrounding energy.
In metaphysical studies, energy that is ever-present in our environment is known as Qi and you’ve guessed right – it does indeed play an important role in selecting and creating a study room that is conducive.
The rule of thumb with any room is to ensure that Qi is welcomed into the home through the Main Door according to your favourable Facing Direction. This Qi should be allowed to healthily meander to different parts of the home, and especially in this case, the study room.
A Study Room of Sorts
Based on the Natal Flying Stars chart, you would be able to plot a room that would best fit the role of a study. This chart is accompanied by a grid of nine boxes (3 down and 3 across; also known as palaces) that will be superimposed on the layout of your home.
Each of these boxes are represented by 3 stars; the one in the middle being the Base Star (used for advanced Feng Shui), Sitting Star at its top left corner, while the Facing Star can be found at the top right corner.
In tandem with your favourable Facing Direction, the Sitting Star and Facing Star both play essential roles in determining the location of your study room as each of them will influence your desired outcomes differently.
The Sitting Star governs what I call ‘people matters’ and this includes relationships, health and family issues. In classical Feng Shui, the best way to activate the Sitting Star is to utilise the area for activities that involve rest, rejuvenation or thinking. If you plan to use the study for these functions, it should be located at the Sitting Star.
Should you intend to use the study for matters relating to work, career, finances or wealth, the Facing Star would be the best location for those purposes. In order to activate this star, activities that involve movement within the space are encouraged.
Examples of these activities include opening and closing of the door, watching television and working. Little aquariums and fountains are also great additions to act as catalysts to good Qi circulation within the study.
Physical Flaws of the Room
Some features within the hold of a room are considered negative in Feng Shui tenets and can compromise Qi quality. It is important to ensure that the room is spacious, brightly lit from natural sunlight, and has windows that are habitually opened. This is to ensure that Qi circulates healthily within the study.
Avoid placing your desk under running beams; slanting, uneven or low ceilings as they can interfere with concentration. As the Qi makes its way into the room through the door, it is also important to avoid having your back facing in this direction.
Under certain circumstances, your favourable Facing Direction would point to rooms that are already occupied and difficult to relocate. This includes the likes of kitchens and toilets.
Worry not because all you need to do is look for the #8 Facing Star, which is also suitable for work-related activities that are usually undertaken in study rooms. If the current location of the study is a little off course from the above guide, log on to www.joeyyap.com for a clearer picture on how to create the conducive environment you need.
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