If you can’t see the door, there’s a subtle uneasiness that someone (a monster? a burglar?) might be creeping up behind you. Therefore, if you have to sit face in to a desk in a cubicle, the feng shui advice is to place a small mirror in a position that allows you to see behind you.
For similar reasons (to prevent that feeling of uneasiness) do not store heavy items on high shelves or on the top of cabinets. A free-standing bookshelf that’s stuffed all the way to the top is similarly unsafe.
Someone working in the kitchen above could be in grave danger in an earthquake if those big ceramic crocks should fall. My client, in whose kitchen these pots lived, immediately removed them when I pointed this out to her.
More feng shui tips for earthquake preparedness:
- Take a look around your house for potential hazards.
- Remove heavy objects from high shelves
- Secure free-standing bookshelves and your water heater to the wall
- Secure big objects like TVs to the wall – even if they’re at waist height a child could get hurt.
- Make sure you don’t have heavy art or anything in a glass frame over the bed.