Could Classical Feng Shui be to Blame for Your Kitchen Blunders?

We’re not all natural chefs. But if your family are frequently feeling bloated or suffering indigestion, it might not be your culinary skills (or lack thereof) to blame! Some common kitchen Classical Feng Shui blunders could be setting you up for problems. So if you’re planning to remodel your kitchen, or are looking at new apartments, keep a note of these points.

kitchen with fire water clash

Avoid a Fire Water Clash

A Fire Water clash in Classical Feng Shui happens when your sink and your stove are either directly opposite each other, or directly beside each other, at a distance smaller than 50cm. If your kitchen is in this configuration, you can expect chronic health issues in the family, with a particular focus on eye and heart issues. 

Is your stove positioning causing indigestion?

If your stove is directly opposite your door, any Qi entering the kitchen will hit the stove head-on and creates aggressive energies that will infuse into your cooking. Structural beams above your stove will do the same thing, send condensed energy down into your meal, causing similar but even more severe complaints to a door opposite your stove. Kitchen Classical Feng Shui works to keep aggressive energies like these away from your food. 

Whilst we’re taking stoves – is your stove unstable?

A stove on a kitchen island feels like a great idea. In our modern world, kitchens are more social than ever, and the thought of cooking without having your back to your guests is very appealing to a lot of us. 

Your stove has a huge impact on the health of your household, so an unstable stove means unstable health. It might look gorgeous, but a stove in a kitchen island will never be as stable as a stove against a wall. Coughs and colds, aches and pains, stomach bugs. You can expect your entire household to be plagued with them! 

You might see similar problems if your stove is beneath a window and not a solid wall. As well as being unstable, you run the risk of negative external features emitting negative energies directly into your stove, and harming the health of anybody who eats food prepared there. 

How’s The View?

Windows in the kitchen are important! Sunlight pouring through the window makes you feel good, and it brings plenty of healthy Qi with it. Electric lights can’t offer the same benefits, so at least one window in the kitchen is crucial. 

Make sure the view out the window is pleasing. One secret for great kitchen Classical Feng Shui is, if it feels right (or wrong) then it probably is. If you see anything you don’t like the look of, then chances are you should trust your gut and it’s not a source of harmful Qi. Pylons, busy highways, dumpsters, and power plants are all examples of things best not viewed from your kitchen window.

large sunfilled kitchen windows

Avoid Central Kitchens

We’ve already discussed the importance of a bright window in your kitchen, so it should go without saying that a kitchen right in the centre of your house is not a good idea. As well as the lack of healthy Qi bringing sunlight, a stove in the centre of your home can have long-term damaging effects on the ‘heart of the house’. Severe, chronic health issues are likely to develop over time 

Advanced Tip! The Breadwinner’s Direction

This is a bit more complicated. You might not be able to tell at a glance like the other tips, but this one is powerful if you can get it right! If your stove knobs are pointed in the favourable direction of your family’s main breadwinner (ideally the wealth direction) you can expect financial success.

stove in breadwinner direction

The kitchen has an impact on everyone in your home, so it’s important for the health and wellbeing of your entire family that your kitchen Classical Feng Shui is right.

Susanne Schutz holds four Master Degrees in Chinese Metaphysics, and practices in the areas of Classical Feng Shui, Bazi Astrology, Date Selection, and Qimen Dunjia. As a Chinese Metaphysics Consultant, she works closely with her clients and through detailed consultations, identifies their goals, and provides remedies and suggestions to achieve results.

If you’d like to know more about how you can improve your kitchen through Feng Shui, book a Feng Shui Audit with Susanne.