Feng Shui for Altar in your Home

Altar is a sacred place in the house. The best luck will bring the altar to the other side of the world, which is associated with the date of birth of the owner. The altar should always be well lit and kept clean. It is recommended to constantly keep on the altar two included nightlights.

When installing an altar in the house, observe the following instructions:

1. If the images of the saints are tiled, then each image should consist of only one tile.

2. Wooden images of saints should consist of a single piece of wood, without voids.

3. On bronze images of the saints, facial features should stand out sharply.

4. In the picturesque images, the eyes of the saints should be directed downward.

5. For any damage to the images of the saints, seek the advice of a priest.

The following requirements are imposed on the altar table:

1. Most preferably, a table made of wood or concrete.

2. The iron table should not contradict the dominant element of the entire home.

3. It is not recommended to use a glass table.

4. The altar table must be of the correct size.

5. Do not place scissors, medicine, or dirty objects on the altar.

As for the location of the altar, follow these rules:

1. The altar should not be under the stairs or next to the toilet.

2. The altar must not be placed so that the toilet adjoins its back or side wall.

3. The altar should not be in front of the washbasin or toilet door.

4. The altar should not be facing the corner of the room.

5. The altar should not face the pillar and be located under the ceiling beam.

Additional recommendations related to the altar are as follows:

1. The vase for the incense sticks should be made of copper, but in no case made of marble.

2. The vase should not be higher than the image of the Buddha and above the middle of the body of the image of the saint.

3. Place the “five lucky objects” in the vase.

4. The lamp above the head of the Buddha or saint must be round in shape.

5. Candles or lamps on the altar should be paired and the same.

6. Images and the altar should receive the blessing of the priest.

7. Before setting up the altar, consult with the priest about a suitable date.

8. The altar offerings should consist of fresh flowers, tea, fruits, and sweets.

9. If portraits of ancestors hang in a prominent place in the house, then it is imperative to arrange an altar for the Buddha or saints.

10. Every morning, light candles or scented sticks on the altar.