Because feng shui is all about energy flow and enhancing your life through your home, it naturally follows that you can use feng shui to attract and nourish every relationship in your life – including friendships!
Whether you want to attract a new friendship, strengthen current friendships, or heal a broken friendship, feng shui can definitely help!
How to Use Feng Shui for Friendship
One of the first things you should do when using feng shui is getting clear on your intention.
Do you want to attract a new friendship? Do you want to heal a current friendship?
Do you want to get along better with coworkers? Do you want to boost a long-distance friendship?
Do you want to deepen current friendships?
Your intention is everything in feng shui.
Moving things around in your home with a specific purpose fuels all of your results.
Here’s how to do it!
While there isn’t a specific feng shui friendship corner, there are specific areas of your home that relate to friendships and relationships. They are:
- Your home’s feng shui love and relationship area
- Your dining room
- Your kitchen
- Your living room, family room, or sitting room
- Other areas you use for entertaining, like outdoor entertaining areas
When using feng shui for friendship, the first thing you want to do is look at these areas and make sure there isn’t anything in those areas that could be holding you back.
Don’t worry, we will go through each one in detail and it’s not a hard process!
Feng Shui Relationships Area
The feng shui love and relationships area is usually mentioned with regards to romantic relationships, but it also relates to other relationships like friendships, relationships with coworkers, and even your relationship with yourself.
Whenever you want to work on any relationship in your life, whether strengthening or healing an existing friendship or attracting a new one, the love and relationship corner is the first place to look.
The relationship corner is the far back right 1/3 of your home, when standing at the front door, looking inside. (See this post for more information about how to find your home’s relationship area: how to use the feng shui bagua map.)
Look for things in this area that can cause issues, like:
- Broken items
- Lots of unused items
- Unfinished projects
- Dirt, dust, and grime
- Home improvement or home repairs that need to be done or finished
- A room that is rarely used
- Large windows or doors directly across from each other (or across from the front door)
- Sad artwork
- Dark, gloomy colors
- Lots of bulky furniture
- Items blocking doorways or walkways
- Burnt out light bulbs or light fixtures that don’t work properly
- Sad artwork
- Pictures of you and friends that you no longer have a relationship with or speak to
- Old pictures of you or your friends that reflect a time in your life you no longer relate to
- Lots of cactus plants
- A large fireplace
- A closet stuffed with clutter
- Dead or dying plants
Often when you look at this area you’ll find something that sticks out to you.
It might even become super obvious that something in this area is dragging down the energy.
Do what you can to organize it, refresh it, and uplift the energy.
If there are lots of broken items, fix them or get rid of them.
Make sure everything is clean and in good working condition.
If this is an area of the home that is often unused, like a guest bedroom, go in and give it a good cleaning and open the windows and doors to let in fresh Chi (life-force energy).
This can go a long way towards refreshing the energy in that area!
Other places to consider when using feng shui for friendships are entertaining spaces.
These are areas of your home that are designed as shared spaces or areas where you would host others.
These areas are communal spaces in feng shui:
- Dining rooms
- Living rooms, family rooms, or sitting rooms
- Outdoor entertaining spaces
Of course, you don’t have to give these areas a complete overhaul.
Just look at them with fresh eyes and see whether or not they are set up for entertaining.
Look for any of the items listed above to see if they exist in those areas.
Also, consider whether or not you would like to entertain guests in those spaces.
If there is something in those areas that you wouldn’t want guests to see, that can affect your friendships even if you aren’t inviting people over to your home on a regular basis!
Feng shui in our homes often reflects what is going on in our outer lives (and vice-versa) which is why feng shui is so powerful.
Your home doesn’t have to be magazine-worthy in order to attract good friendships.
It just needs to be somewhere that you feel comfortable.
If you have areas of your home that are neglected or covered in piles of laundry or paperwork, or areas that go unused, then that’s a reflection of stuck energy.
If you want to attract new friends or enhance current friendships, make sure those areas of your home aren’t holding you back!
Also look for:
- Furniture that is all on one side of a room (so talking to others is difficult)
- Children’s play areas that are unorganized or super cluttered (this can attract unorganized or immature relationships)
- Objects you have negative emotions towards – like gifts or family heirlooms you don’t really like or don’t have a good relationship with
- A dining table piled with clutter, paperwork, or laundry
- An unused dining room or dining room next to the front door
- A large TV or a room centered around a TV or gaming system
Look at these areas of your home and see if anything reflects your friendships or relationships.
Furniture that isn’t set up for spending time together or that’s focused on a TV can reflect friendships where you barely speak to each other.
Dining rooms represent a sense of community and strong family bonds/friendships, so if they are unused, extremely cluttered, or right next to the front door, it can reflect relationships without deep connection.
Relationships become “pass-through” situations where people don’t want to sit and stay awhile.
Spend some time refreshing, cleaning, and rearranging those spaces.
Set them up for good conversation and spending time with your friends or family members!
Set up seating areas that encourage people to sit and stay for a while.
You can also put a bowl of fruit in your kitchen or dining room to symbolize sharing food and good fortune with your friends and family.
Don’t forget to also smudge those spaces to remove any stuck energy or bad vibes and reset their Chi with the intention of welcoming new friends or renewed friendships into your life!
(See this post for more information: how to smudge your home and remove negative energy.)
Feng Shui for Attracting New Friendships
Your front door is very important in feng shui.
It is how the Universe sends you fresh energy, new opportunities, and yes, new friendships! Chi (life-force energy) enters your home through your front door.
One way to use feng shui to attract new friendships is to refresh your front door with the specific intention of attracting new friends.
- Clean your front door. (And front porch area, if you have one.)
- Make sure everything is in good working order.
- If you have a front porch light, make sure it works and the light bulb works.
- Shake out your door mat (or buy a new one if yours is overly worn or in bad shape.)
- Wash your front door. Use a dash of dish soap or cleaner and a pinch of salt. For even more fresh Chi, you can add a few drops of orange or lemon essential oils! This removes any stagnant Chi and ensures the new energy that enters your home isn’t muddied by old, stuck energy.
Once you’ve refreshed your front door, you can also turn your porch light on every day for at least 3 hours during the day, for 9 days.
This activates the fire element, which is a catalyst for change!
It alerts the Universe that you are ready for new things (and friendships!) to enter your life.
If you don’t have a front porch light, don’t worry!
It’s just an extra feng shui enhancement that helps set your intention. It won’t hold you back if you can’t or don’t do it!
Once you’ve used feng shui on your front door, don’t forget to actually take steps towards meeting new friends! Feng shui complements your actions, it doesn’t replace them.
Feng Shui Cure for Friendships
If you have a friendship that is currently struggling and you’d like to fix it, here’s a feng shui cure for you!
After going through your relationship corner to make sure everything’s clean and in good working order, add one of the following to that area:
- A crystal for friendship, like unakite, emerald, or rose quartz, to attract love, compassion, and healing in your relationship.
- A potted plant with soft rounded leaves, like a golden pothos or anthurium, to help your relationship grow.
- A picture of you and your friend together (at a time when you were happy!) to remind you of happier times together.
Place this item somewhere in your love and relationship area with the intention of calling energy and healing to your friendship.
When you put your friendship cure in the relationship area, feel the feelings of you and your friend having a strong relationship again!
If your friend were to text or call you right now, how would that feel? Feel those feelings as you place your friendship cure.
As often as possible over the next few days, feel those feelings!
This will magnetize your vibration.
You might even find that your friend reaches out to you right away!
But if not, don’t despair.
Every time you think of your feng shui friendship cure, send your friend good thoughts and feelings.
Those good vibrations will always be answered by the Universe, even if it’s not in the way you think!
Now that you know the best feng shui tips for friendship, you might also want to know:
- Crystals for Manifesting Anything You Want (The Ultimate Guide!)
- how to do a feng shui space clearing (SUPER EASY TIPS!)
- 7 feng shui kitchen tips for creating a healthy & wealthy home!