A BROKEN CLOCK:
Not only is it bad Feng Shui to keep broken things in your home, but if that item is a clock and it chimes, it might bring a death to your family.
A BLACK DOOR:
Even though you might think this dark hue is chic, according to the Chinese Feng Shui tradition, a black door invites bad luck into your home—but not if your door faces north.
It’s not just broken mirrors that bring bad luck. Legend says this reflective glass can steal your soul, which is why Victorians traditionally covered mirrors when someone died, in case the deceased’s spirit gets trapped inside.
AN OLD CALENDAR:
Or even a calendar that is presenting itself on the wrong month or day of the month. Since this item is supposed to be a reminder of passing time, if you use it in the wrong way it’s believed to adversely affect your life.
At the first sign of a chip, you should toss your teacup, plate, or bowl. Why? Well, according to Feng Shui practices, dishes symbolize wealth and family. When you eat on cracked plates, you’ll subconsciously welcome troubles and failures into your life.
We’re looking at you, cacti. Plants with thorns (with the exception of roses, whew) will bring negative energy and bad luck into your home, according to Feng Shui practice.
If you forget to water your plant and the leaves go brown, it’s time to say goodbye. Even holding onto dry flowers is considered bad luck.
EMPTY ROCKING CHAIRS:
Bad news, moms: The Irish believe an empty rocking chair invites dark forces to come sit in it. Even worse: If the chair moves on its own accord that means the malicious spirit has already settled in it, and may bring death and back luck to your family.