Modern medicine has made remarkable advances in the treatment of infertility for both men and women, but if you are trying to start a family and frustrated that things aren’t happening quick enough, you could get a little proactive. Feng Shui is an ancient form of geomancy, which teaches us how to balance our energy, or chi, by altering our surroundings. Just as it can help in every arena of our lives, it can help promote fertility.
As you might expect, if you want to enhance your fertility using Feng Shui, the best place to start is in the bedroom. Begin by clearing the floor, table, dresser and other furniture tops of any clutter, as all those sharp angles will disrupt the smooth flow of chi around the room. If you have any doubt, just clear the visible mess and stand in the room, noticing how much calmer and relaxed you feel when your room is free of unsightly mess. That is the essence of Feng Shui at work. When you feel calmer and more relaxed because your surroundings are conductive to relaxation, your chances of conceiving are immediately improved.
Obviously, sometimes it takes a little more than a clean and tidy room for nature to take its course, though. If you want to egg mother nature on, there are a few Feng Shui tricks you can try. Hang red paper lanterns either side of the bed, as not only do they symbolize the yang of the marital relationship, but they’re the color of passion, and will add spice to your décor. Other symbols to include to aid fertility include: a single hollow stem of bamboo; a dragon (on his side of the bed) to enhance his virility and light the flames of passion; and pictures with pairs of images, such as birds, people and fish. Images of two fish are considered particularly potent in helping with fertility as that is the symbol of marriage in Feng Shui. Another animal symbolically linked to pregnancy and fertility in Feng Shui is the elephant, so you could balance the dragon on his side of the bed with an elephant on hers, particularly if you want a boy, as elephants are linked to male children in Feng Shui.
Your attempts to influence fertility needn’t stop at the bedroom door, either. In fact, they should focus on another door entirely, your front door. In every aspect of Feng Shui, ensuring a free flow of energy into the house is vital, so clear clutter from your hallway, porch and entrance, both inside and out. That’s because a blocked entrance prevents good chi from entering the home.
Even modern medicine supports the ancient knowledge that the less you are stressed by your surroundings and the more they nurture you, the more likely you are to conceive naturally. You don’t have to take infertility lying down, and before you turn to more drastic measures, maybe it’s worth giving the practical and spiritual aspects of Feng Shui a try.