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Topic: The Master Bedroom with an attached toilet

Most master bedrooms come with an attached toilet and it is often that the  position of the bed directly faces the toilet door. What can we do?

Here are three ways to overcome this:-

Install a screen between the bed and the toilet door. If this is not possible then, you may consider any of the following alternatives:-

- Close the toilet door when not in use or

- Place a lamp on the side of the bed between the toilet door and the bed.

Cecil Lee
Center for Feng Shui Research
1.2.1999

 

 

Topic: Is a toliet at the North bad?

I have recently moved into a rented house which has its bathroom in the North. Worse still is that none of the windows open and there is a tiny vent in one window and no extractor fan. Since we moved here, I have been plagued with all kinds of head/facial illnesses, mouth ulcers, sinusitis, headaches, sore throat etc etc. I have moved most of the plants in here in order to soak up some of the dampness, I have placed a bowl of sea salt on the floor but nothing is helping. I have recently moved into a rented house which has its bathroom in the North. Worse still is that none of the windows open and there is a tiny vent in one window and no extractor fan. Since we moved here, I have been plagued with all kinds of head/facial illnesses, mouth ulcers, sinusitis, headaches, sore throat etc etc. I have moved most of the plants in here in order to soak up some of the dampness, I have placed a bowl of sea salt on the floor but nothing is helping.

A Feng Shui master would normally advise a person (where possible) not to have the toilet facing North or West. This was because in traditional Feng Shui practice, the North faces the cold and if the toilet faces the North, one may get digestive problems. If facing west, one may get `aggitated'.

Unfortunately, it may not be possible for you to shift it. perhaps you could in your diet take more `cooling' food. Not cold food but food that relieves heatiness.

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Question: My Eight House Chart states that my prosperity is in the NW sector. So sad, this is the place housing our third toilet and bathroom. It also has the laundry in this area and all rooms are well used. Any suggestions? Would small riverstones near the toilet bowl help?

In such a situation, nothing much can be done . Normally, the advice here is to cover the toilet bowl with the toilet seat cover and close the door. You can certainly try putting riverstones if you want.

Cecil Lee
Center for Feng Shui Research
January 1999

 

 

Question: My Eight House Chart states that my prosperity is in the NW sector. So sad, this is the place housing our third toilet and bathroom. It also has the laundry in this area and all rooms are well used. Any suggestions? Would small riverstones near the toilet bowl help?

In such a situation, nothing much can be done . Normally, the advice here is to cover the toilet bowl with the toilet seat cover and close the door. You can certainly try putting riverstones if you want (no `harm' done). Try also to keep the place `bright' e.g. try not to use dark colour floor/wall tiles.

Cecil Lee
Center for Feng Shui Research
January 1999

 

 

One bathroom in next to the main entrance and the other one is on the second floor, above the bathroom that is next the main entrance.
I've been told that it's good for bathrooms to put a mirror outside the bathroom door because the chi will be distracted and will not enter the bathroom and go away with the toilet's water. (is this correct?) I don't like the idea of hanging a mirror outside the bathroom that is next to the main entrance.

The current consensus amongst many Feng Shui authors is that a `normal mirror' can be used to reflect' Qi. As for placing a mirror outside the bathroom door, this could be `invented' by someone who feels that the above `theory' would work to reflect Qi.

Personally, like you, I don't like the idea of hanging a mirror outside the bathroom next to the main entrance. For one, it is not auspicious to place a mirror in the main entrance area.

However, it is acceptable to place mirrors in the dinning room but a Feng Shui Master would caution: Watch where you are placing it! As a Feng Shui Master will say if the location is inauspicous you will have `double' bad luck. To side track abit, Chinese dialect group: the Cantonese particularly like mirrors placed in their dining room. But do take note of this.

In your case, it would be advisable to simply close the door - will do.

Personally, in my years of doing Feng Shui audits or visiting new show flats, I do not recall anyone placing mirror outside the bathroom door.. and like you feel quite odd about doing so.

Where possible, since the bathroom is next to the main entrance, do check :

1. How compatible is the house for you? Use the Eight House Theory.

2. If this is one of your auspicous sector, you should try to paint the entrance (walls) either neutral white or the colour of the location. This is to create a more `yang' environment to counter the `yin' (bathrooms are Yin). The rationale here is to let in more Yang to `conquerer' Yin.

At the same time, for the toilet, keep it bright also. Can you confirm where is the bathroom door facing? Is it facing `out' to the living room? or it needs to be accessed from another location e.g. the kitchen. Ideally, the door should not face the living room. Does it face the dining room?

If you can provide me more details, I see what I can think of . and ponder over this.

3. Which direction is your main entrance facing? And is the toilet on the right or left of it and at which compass direction?

In addition, please note that many Feng Shui Masters feel that if you are installing mirrors please remember not to install too "short " a mirror such that it cut's off a person's head or when you view the mirror, part of your head is missing. This is inauspicious.

Do I need a full length mirror?

As for the lower part of the body, it is ok if the mirror covers say from the shoulder to the head of the body. For example like the bathroom mirror. You do not need to install a full length mirror.

Cecil Lee
Center for Feng Shui Research
January 1999