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Unraveling the feng shui taboos about the kitchen

All feng shui schools believe that stoves and stoves play a decisive role in the success or failure of any family.

Preliminary statistics show that there are more than thirty taboos related to kitchens and kitchen architecture, of which the major taboo is “kitchen around the main door”.

According to feng shui researcher Professor Vuong Ngoc Duc (Chinese University – China), due to the important nature of the kitchen and kitchen for family fortune, many people consider the placement of the kitchen as a critical success factor. or failure of feng shui plans. Because of this, more and more taboos are associated with the kitchen, whether they are superstitious, naive, or anti-scientific.

Most of the “modern feng shui” taboos about the kitchen were arbitrarily honed, added or removed. Here are misunderstandings, taboos about the kitchen.

One of the first important factors when placing a kitchen is to have a correspondence with the door and the height of the homeowner. The dark kitchen is placed with its back to the direction of the house. The house faces north but the kitchen facing south is unfavorable.

The ancients suggested letting the oven (stove) cook “sit against the sand”, i.e. lie in the direction of evil and look towards the good. The kitchen door is a place to put firewood at the bottom of the pot to be burned, so it must be placed in a good direction, so that happiness will soon come true. The kitchen is not so clear that one can see it directly from the outside or the road from the door leads directly to the kitchen, so it is easy to lose assets.

The base for the stove should lean against the wall for stability, avoid letting sharp corners shine into the cooking area so as not to damage the air in the house. Do not put the stove under the bars so that the female owner is damaged. The kitchen is located opposite the toilet, the bedroom door, the health of the whole family is affected. Kitchens facing directly to the main door or behind the kitchen with windows are not good for fear that the wind will blow a warm fire and bring prosperity to the family.

Furnaces are classified as fire, most resistant to cold air and water, so do not place the stove facing north. Do not place the cooking table over ditches, gutters, or drains, and do not place the stove between two strong objects with the element of water, such as a refrigerator, sink, or washing machine. The kitchen should be placed in a high place, airy and full of light. Kitchen legs should not be wavy. It is forbidden to place a sloping kitchen, the kitchen roof must not leak…

Readers are easily confused, believe in the above taboo because it is explained according to the relationship of the five elements.

The kitchen is an important area in the house, so it is often considered by homeowners when designing and arranging it so as not to violate feng shui.  However, not all taboos about the kitchen are true.  Photo: WSJ

The kitchen is an important area in the house, so it is often considered by homeowners when designing and arranging it so as not to violate feng shui. However, not all taboos about the kitchen are true. Photo: WSJ

To explain the taboos related to the kitchen (including the problem of the kitchen around the main door), it is first necessary to return to the traditional house, including the big house (top house) and kitchen (bottom house). House); both turn to the yard or to the front yard and to the big house for convenience. At that time, if the mansion was Dong Tu Trach, the kitchen was located in one of the directions South, North, East or Southeast; In contrast, in a large house on Tay Tu Trach, the kitchen is located in one of the directions West, Southwest, Northwest or Northeast. According to this model, the kitchen is never “closed by the main door”, because both the big house and the kitchen share the same courtyard, going from all directions to the kitchen must go through the courtyard or through the terrace, the corridor that connects the kitchen to the house. .

So, a traditional kitchen can only be done on two sides of a big house. Not making a kitchen in front of or behind a big house is a natural fact, for the convenience of the family.

In the past, the kitchen was also a place to warm up in winter, so the stove was often placed in the center of the kitchen, convenient for everyone to gather to warm up. The stove is not placed close to the wall, not under the bar (in the kitchen) because cooking with grass, straw, firewood… can easily cause fires and inconvenience when picking up ashes and storing firewood. The walls, roof of the kitchen should be kept secret to avoid cooking on stormy days; the winter wind can’t warm.

The kitchen consists of a kitchen (kitchen) and apples (stove). When designing feng shui kitchen, it is necessary to distinguish the direction of the stove door with the direction of the kitchen door. If the kitchen is built according to the Bat Trach feng shui principle, the direction of the kitchen door should not conflict with the main door.

The “kitchen around the main door” taboo is actually to avoid placing the apple tree directly towards the kitchen door, because if the wind from the yard blows through the main door or window directly on the apple tree, the ashes will fly in the kitchen. Placing an apple tree towards the kitchen door will limit the heating space of the whole family, inconvenient when traveling, saving firewood around the kitchen… In winter when sitting to warm yourself, but when the wind blows, charcoal and ash will fly in the face, even burns. When cooking, the wind can cause the coals to hit the straw, firewood, and cause a house fire.

In the old days, when there was no iron or cast iron brackets, families often used clay to make vegetable heads, so they didn’t pour water in them to spoil them. , chamfer to avoid mismatch” as a recent deductive view.

In folk belief, there are many taboos associated with apples. Tao Quan is considered the god of “destiny” who rules everything in the family. Praying for oneself (for the children to follow) is always associated with Tao Quan. The feng shui “improvement of the kitchen to give birth to a boy” both derives from this meaning, and at the same time takes the laws of circulation of the air system that affect the kitchen as primary.

Many bibliographies clearly state that Tao Quan is “Dong Tru Tu par Tao Phu Than Quan”, so the folk theological conception says that the apple man should be placed in a deep position, without revealing the general. In addition, most families put an apple tree (garb) on the ground for cooking. If the stove is facing directly to the kitchen door, when opening the door to enter, the toes and lower body are “directly facing” in the mouth of the apple, committing the crime of disrespecting the “king of the kitchen” …

It can be said that the feng shui taboos related to the kitchen stem from the realities of everyday life. Its science is conformity to objective conditions, as well as being comfortable and effective in everyday life. The combination of feng shui with folk elements, while creating some kitchen taboos, was not as vague and implausible as it is today.

Cultural researcher Pham Dinh Hai

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