5 ways to Boost Career Success with Feng Shui

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“The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.” – Barbara Sher

by Hipster Feng Shui
by Hipster Feng Shui

It’s a fact – Many individuals spend more time at work than with their families. And with many individuals extremely dissatisfied with work and feel like their career is going nowhere, what can be done?

Here are 5 feng shui ideas for your office or work space that I have personally used myself and would like to share with you to help you boost your career and success luck!

1. Sit in a position of power

Feng Shui is about balance and energizing yourself through the arrangement of your environment. This is true whether you at home or at work. How can you feel powerful in your office or cubicle if you are blocked by a wall or if your back is placed in a vulnerable position? One of the most important aspects of career Feng Shui is to ensure you are in a position of command. Here are some tips:

  • Sit with your back against a solid wall as this symbolizes support.
  • Avoid sitting with your back positioned towards the entrance of a cubicle or an office door to reduce the likelihood of office politics and betrayal by colleagues. If you can’t reposition yourself, place a mirror e.g. on your computer monitor so you can see the reflection of who is coming
  • Sit in your lucky personal growth direction if possible based on your Kua number.
  • Do not sit in front of a wall as this can cause you to be easily irritated.
  • Make sure that you are not sitting directly in front of the entrance, as this symbolizes that you will leave or be let go.
  • Sit in a comfortable chair that supports your back properly.
  • Sit a position that is not confrontational – meaning don’t sit directly with a colleague directly in front of you, especially if it’s your boss! This can lead to many disagreements.

2. Reduce Politics

Almost everyone I know has experienced office politics in some form – including myself. During my 10 year career in the Silicon Valley, one thing that I found to be very effective in minimizing politics, jealousy, and back stabbing was to place an image or figurine of a rooster on my desk. Here is an example of the rooster that I place in my office.

by Hipster Feng Shui
by Hipster Feng Shui

There are many different types of roosters out there, made of different colors and materials. Just make sure that the rooster figurine or image you pick is compatible with the Bagua feng shui map.

3. Clean your clutter

How can you think clearly and creatively when your workspace is overwhelming. Too much furniture? Get rid of clutter to allow the energy to flow! Messy desk, file cabinets, or computer desktop? Make sure you keep everything work related neat to reduce negative chi. Having a pile of files and junk in your office hinders the project progress. Same is true with your desk. Likewise, clean up digital files and emails on your computer regularly.

4. Enhance your Career Corner

Turtles, tortoises, or dragon tortoises symbolize longevity, career success & good luck. Put one in the North Direction of your office space, as North is the bagua sector for Career.

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You can also place a small table fountain on in the north area of your work space to boost your career luck.

5. Create Harmony and Support

I would not have a successful career without the harmony and support of my colleagues and my family. To help create harmony and support in your relationships, I recommend putting a smooth crystal ball on the southwest corner of your office space. I have found this little addition to be very powerful. I especially like this one I purchased from Amazon.

Besides activating career support with Feng Shui, you must be around positive energy in order to succeed in your career.  As someone once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” This is very true!

Final thoughts

I am fortunate to have had a successful career working for some of the most prominent companies around the globe, including Apple, KPMG, IBM, among others. Through the practice of Feng Shui, combined with other healthy habits, such as positivity, mindfulness, exercise, balanced diet, meditation, one can greatly improve his or her life – including one’s career!


Patty is the creator and founder of Hipster Feng Shui. She is a wife, pet mom, vegetarian, tree hugger, world traveler, and Apple fan-girl. Seeing so many stressed and unfulfilled individuals in today’s society inspired Patty to help others by sharing her deep knowledge of Feng Shui and other lifestyle tips. Patty believes everyone can achieve peace and harmony through Feng Shui and lifestyle design while having fun! She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and worked at Apple and KPMG prior to founding Hipster Feng Shui. Subscribe to receive Feng Shui tips and find Hipster Feng Shui on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


  1. where is the career corner in simple terms is it as you look into the house from the front door on the left?

    • The career corner is in the north, but it’s best to accurately measure and determine the bagua of your floorplan using a compass.

  2. Yeoh Lay Yen Reply

    I’ve been following your posts & doing my own learning but not good though.
    I’m married with a girl & luck is not at my side.. unable to survive in office politics therefore resigned without a job. Been jobless for 3 months & drying up my savings… on the other hand, facing marital problems with my husband whose kua is 6 & mine is 4. He’s 5 years younger than me.
    Ive been suspecting him on looking out on other younger girls… both of us are sleeping in different rooms for 1 year…

    Everytime I open up to strike any conversation with him is nuisance to him… am very very sad in life…

    Hope you can help me to improve my family, wealth & career.
    Many Thanks!

  3. If horse picture is good for career success…pls help me where to place it and how much horses needed

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