Best Feng Shui Books to Help You Live a Better Life

Feng shui stands for “wind-water” in Chinese. It’s about the flow of energy in your external environment and it originates from ancient China.

The way you arrange your furniture and what you place in your bedroom, living room, or office can affect the natural flow of energy, also known as “qi” or “chi” in Chinese. This, in turn, will affect your health, wealth, success, relationship, and etc.

Below is a list of best feng shui books. Some of them teach you how to declutter your environment, while some of them go beyond feng shui and combine other related systems and subjects. There are books for beginners and advanced practitioners.

So scroll down the list and choose the one that is the most suitable for you.

Top 10 Best Feng Shui Books

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1. A Course in Real Feng Shui by Althea S.T.

This book is for people who are serious about understanding feng shui. It goes beyond the typical topics of decluttering and furniture arrangement.

Comprehensive and written methodically, this book explains the history and key concepts that feng shui was based on such as Qi, Yin and Yang, Five Elements, and Eight Trigrams. In this book, the author also reveals hidden secrets that you will normally receive only in feng shui classes.

A winner of the Body-Mind-Spirit Book Awards of Europe, this book makes advanced materials on feng shui simple to understand. Definitely a book suitable for professional practitioners and feng shui consultants.


2. Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life by Karen Rauch Carter

If you are a beginner to feng shui and you feel overwhelmed by traditional information on this subject, this is the book for you.

Written in a light-hearted and humorous manner, this book helps you to prioritize what’s important to you and get you started. In each chapter, the author focuses on one specific area of your life such as prosperity, careers, relationships, health, and family. There are nine categories in total. You can just delve into the areas that you need the most enhancement first.

Read this book if you want an easy-to-follow and practical approach to decluttering and rearranging your house.

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3. Feng Shui Your Life by Jayme Barrett

If you are interested in both feng shui and interior design, this is the book for you. Filled with colorful diagrams and beautiful photos of homes like an interior design magazine, reading this book will uplift your mood and give you some aesthetic ideas.

Being a personal fulfillment expert too, the author goes beyond the traditional feng shui principles and furniture placement. In this book, she also helps you strengthen your internal feng shui and define what’s most important to you now.

It’s definitely a book for people who want positive transformations in life.


4. Feng Shui that Makes Sense by Cathleen McCandless

If you are someone who is skeptical about feng shui, this is the book for you.

In this book, the author dispels a lot of superstitions and separates the myths from the actual tips that work. She also gives rational explanations as to why you should avoid something and how some of the remedies from the past may not be applicable to the modern world we are living in.

This book covers both the outdoors and interior of your home and gives you tips for every room in your house. It is suitable for readers who are looking for a practical and common-sense approach to feng shui.

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5. Western Guide to Feng Shui by Terah Kathryn Collins

This book is a practical guide to teach people in Western cultures how to apply and benefit from feng shui.

Many of the Western habitats are placed on lands that ancient practitioners would never have chosen. Instead of finding the perfect plot of land, they usually start with a structure that already exists. So to practice feng shui today, we have to blend traditional feng shui wisdom with western ideas.

If you are new to feng shui and you want an easy read, this is the book for you.

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6. Flying Star Feng Shui by Stephen Skinner

Unlike most feng shui books in English which focus only on interior decoration and the space element of feng shui, this book includes the timing element of feng shui too.

The subtle energies present in our living environment are constantly changing. The Flying Star Feng Shui explains why our luck changes over time and how we can stay ahead of it. 

Comprehensive and packed with tons of complex information, this book is more suitable for advanced practitioners or beginners who are already familiar with the basic feng shui and are willing to take the time to study the topic in more depth.

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7. Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui by Karen Kingston

A leading feng shui practitioner who coined the term “space clearing” many years ago, the author focuses only on one aspect of feng shui in this book — clearing clutter.

As per the author, putting items in your space to activate prosperity doesn’t work if the space is full of clutter. You need to clear your clutter first. Clutters create stuck energy that stops the flow of chi in your environment. Even if you don’t add elements of feng shui as you go, clearing clutter will make you feel better.

If you want a book that inspires you to clear the clutter you have accumulated over the years, read this book.

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8. Feng Shui for the Soul by Denise Linn

As per the author, our homes are not only homes for our bodies but are also homes for our souls. If you want to create a nurturing home for your soul and transform your home into an environment for spiritual renewal, read this book.

Rather than just following the rules and restrictions of feng shui, this book introduces the term, Instinctive Feng Shui. The author believes that every one of us has the ability to intuitively pinpoint exactly what is out of balance at home or at work, and then cure it.

This book is best suitable for someone who is intuitive or someone who is open to learning something less regimental or structural.

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9. The Holistic Home by Laura Benko

If you want a peaceful home that resonates with your mind, body, and spirit, this is the book for you.

The author believes that feng shui has to be implemented in a holistic way. If you just clear the physical clutter in your home but you don’t deal with your mental clutter, soon you might start to accumulate clutter. Or if your change is not connected with the unseen, spiritual energies, your change will not be supported.

In this book, the author unites all three aspects and combines different subjects such as psychology, interior design, wellness, green living, and the flow of energy. It’s suitable for readers who want a more holistic approach to feng shui.

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10. Feng Shui and Health by Nancy SantoPietro

If you want to study feng shui with the main purpose of alleviating your illnesses and improving your health, read this book.

In this book, the author teaches you how to foster wellness through home furnishing placement and design. You will find out the common room layouts that can lead to illness and how to correct them.

This book combines both the internal energy system (the chakras) with the external energy system (feng shui) to give you a more comprehensive approach. So it’s more suitable for advanced readers who already have some basic knowledge of both systems.

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Yong Kang

Yong Kang

Hey there, I’m Yong Kang, best known as Nerdy Creator. I’m an author of seven books. I write about spirituality, self-compassion, and mindfulness. I love reading books, especially non-fiction. The list above is a combination of what I have read and my research. Each year, I create a Top 10 list of my favorite books.