Feng Shui Success Story: Dealing with “Sucky Neighbors” & Mirrors

Noisy Neighbors“For the last several months, I have been dealing with a very troublesome noisy neighbor situation. I love my apartment, and in all the years I’ve lived here, I had never had a neighbor problem until last fall, when a couple of very social guys moved in next door. They immediately began to have noisy parties nearly every weekend. Their party space was a large deck, located about fifty feet from my bedroom (our houses are VERY close together).

I tried a variety of approaches over the months to help these guys understand my need for sleep…to no avail. Letters and calls to their landlord, letters and calls to them…nothing really worked. A few weeks ago, while reading your book, I read about “deflecting” the energy of (as you called them on page 218) “sucky neighbors.” I put a mirror in my bedroom window, facing outward. This mirror has special meaning for me: it’s from the home of an aunt whom I loved very much. Seeing the mirror reminds me of her house, a place where I always felt safe and happy.

Within a few days of putting the mirror in the window, I received an e-mail from a police lieutenant. This officer had been brought into the noisy neighbor situation after I wrote a letter to my neighborhood association. In his e-mail, the officer stated that he had met with my loud neighbors and “read them the riot act.” They have been quiet as MICE for the last two weeks. Not even a loud conversation out on the “party deck.”  Wow.

Can’t wait to put some other cures in place and see what happens!”



Remember, mirrors can do several things depending on your intention:

1.      They can erase – like when you have a wall too close in front of a doorway you can add a mirror to “push that wall back.” Make sure your whole head is reflected in this one!

2.      They can double things – like when you want to have eight burners instead of four for a prosperity boost – you add a mirror near the stove to reflect the burners. A little one will do here – perhaps 4 to 6 inches in diameter.

3.      They draw in – like when you want to bring in a room that is “outside the bagua.” I’d say an average is about 8 to 12 inches in diameter for this one.

4.      And they deflect – like when you have “sucky neighbors.” I usually try to deflect them away from the farthest point I can. If you have a yard around your house and you are trying to keep away the obnoxious neighbors, then put the mirror all the way out against your fence at the property line! If you can’t to that, just up against your interior wall facing out towards their house will do.


  • Celeste December 28, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I too have had a young couple move into the adjoining condo, we share a north wall (in my career /ear sector) that also happens to be part of my video editing business studio.

    I’ve approached them multiple times, their landlord, the police and finally the condo association which got the landlord to finally get them to remove the bass speaker.

    I did place windchimes in my front yard tree (on the right of my front door) which seemed to help as they blast their music periodically rather than every weekend, However now the TV is up full volume so my question is how can I use a mirror cure?

    • Karen December 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm

      I’m not sure of the configuration that you have, but you would place a mirror somewhere between your living space and theirs (perhaps up against the wall behind furniture or a picture?) so that the mirror faces them.

  • D February 19, 2012 at 5:08 am

    My noisy neighbor lives upstairs. I can’t hang a mirror on the ceiling. Do you have a suggestion to help me sleep through four hours of video game hell ?

    • Karen February 19, 2012 at 10:14 am

      Place a mirror face up ANYWHERE above your head when you sleep – on top of a dresser, or up high in a cabinet…and then, I’d sit down and write the nicest thank you note (all with true loving feelings in your heart when writing) to that person for being son considerate of your sleeping time. The more you can believe this is a real note, the better…and if you place this note in a metal box (or wrap in aluminum foil) and place it in teh front right-hand side of your bedroom, or the entire home, you’re really juicing up the energies for yourself!

  • J March 29, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Have angry/noisy neighbors above, so put 4 mirrors facing up however I did not set an intention. Is this as simply as intending the mirror to deflect their issues & energies away from my home?

    I have a mirror by my front door as they slam their door which is beside mine….could an intention be set to deflect their anger?

    And is their a cure to keep uninvited guests away from front door if property is for sale?
    Is their a blessing to sell the home or to release all attachments so it does sell?

  • Dr. DIm October 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I know I’m risking being considered a troll. I apologize ahead of time.

    From the information given in the original post, it appears the mirror had nothing to do with it at all. It seems to me the letter of complaint to the neighborhood association was more responsible for bringing in the police and solving the noisy neighbor situation.

  • aiguan March 20, 2013 at 12:32 am

    my opposite neighbour lightings (LED white) facing directly into my front entrance and glaring towards me.

    What can i do to avoid the lights?? is it advisable to use the pa kua mirror or fu dogs???

    please help.


    • Karen March 22, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Yes, a mirror cure would work on one hand, but the helpful people box (see chapter 6 of my book Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life) would probably be a good way to tackle this. Place their names in your box, or even better write a thank you note to them for changing their lighting and put that note in your metal box in the front right-hand part of your house.

  • sarah rodriguez April 17, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I have a neighbor that deal drugs and do witchcraft. I put up the mirror facing these neighbors. It was up for a week when one morning I went out the back door and the mirror was on the ground. The colors faded and the mirror had dents . Is it still good.

    • Karen April 17, 2013 at 11:40 am

      Not 100% sure, but I’d get a new, fresh-looking and feeling one anyway.

  • Jo Ann April 24, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Re: Mirror size for deflecting noise from neighbors: Does the mirror have to be a certain size for this cure to have some success?

    • Karen May 4, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      No, but if you still hear it after doing it, consider that you need a bigger one that the one you used. :)

  • Tanis June 15, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    I have had a contentious relationship with my downstairs neighbor for 19 years. And the last three or four years she has illegally acquired a dog.
    Over the last year or so the dog has gotten noisier and noisier and noisier and to such a point that it barks at almost everything. Sometimes I think it barks just hear the sound of it’s own voice. I don’t know how to send generalized negative energy downstairs and to keep the dogs negative energy from coming up. Can I place a mirror faced down? If not how can I place it? Thanks. pretty desperate after 19 years

    • Karen June 17, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      Yes, mirror face down under furniture is a good way to go. And place the dog and the owner in your “helpful people box.” :)

  • ok December 8, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    I can tell you it works to put the mirrors where you need them I tried it and it works.I have these noisy next door neighbors in the duplex that are so noisy ,fighting at all hours of the day.They make noises like you wouldn’t believe. I finally had it when they would continue to bang and play music past 11pm.I looked up online the powers of mirrors and the adjoining wall we share from duplex I put up three mirrors kind of like in a row spaced out being about 10 inches or so I set them where they would make the most noise with the mirror facing them their wall.I was in disbelief when at first for a week no noise,no racket whats so ever.Then the next week nothing so far so good and I really believe when you set out the mirrors have the intention for good that you need them for goodness and to have peace .I set up those mirrors so whatever is setting the neighbors off to stay with them and not be brought into my space.The sizes of mirrors I used are midium sized not to big not to small and they work.

  • ok December 8, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    For J I know a question was posted in 2012 but I had similar situation living in duplex and I put cactus plants not to close to my door but by the side of my door and they are there to protect not only your house but also it seems to turn off my neighbors and they hardly come by my door since I put the cactus plants there .I added some good plants next to my door as to help balance out the energy of the cactus which is to protect the area.

  • Karen December 9, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    yes, and if a mirror breaks in feng shui it just means it was too small to do the job – not 7 years bad luck of some other superstition. :)
    Good job on thinking balance on the plants too!

  • Marie January 29, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I have neighbor that has 2 video cameras pointing in my windows. The police won’t do anything at all. She has flashed me and threatened me in front of the police. She has even took shots at my husband. She has place dead black birds along our fence line and she practices black magic. Two days before we moved in our home she had a wedgie board and a big party on our property. We were told this by another neighbor. I have tried everything with her but have had no help with the police. Her two children have even threatened us as well. We bought this home four years ago and it’s been a nightmare ever since. Can you give me any ideas on what to do? Thank you.

    • Karen February 3, 2014 at 8:58 am

      You’re not going to like the answer, but her goes. My advice is to COUNTER BALANCE rather than COUNTER ATTACK. And you can do this all in your mind too. If she puts black birds at your fence, visualize them as white doves of peace and thank the Universe for such a generous offering. If she screams at her, retaliate by sending her compassionate well-wishes as someone who holds such anger must be quite unhappy, right? Notice your unhappiness as it relates to hers. Can you see how you are both feeding the other? Like energy attracts like energy. So unhook from the dance by being conscious of your state and QUICKLY altering it back to one of inner peace when you see she has “gotton under your skin.” Now I know this is a tall order,…so perhaps start by writing a letter of forgiveness to her. To make it possible to do, pretend that you are in the hereafter and you all were just completing the final forms that you must fill out when checking out of your bodies and into the hereafter. You both are there looking back at your parts in the play of your life and saying – WOW – we certainly had quite a show going on there didn’t we! I learned a lot – did you? Thanks for helping me learn that! Then imagine that you shake hands or hug as if two combative actors after a play.
      The quicker you learn to unhook the quicker it will dissolve. It is an energy connection and you are BOTH PLAYING A ROLE.
      Hope that helps.

  • SC March 23, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    My neighbors harass me. They blame me for noise in the basement yet they see other neighbors coming in and out of the basement making noise at all hours, I still get blamed. They take my wet laundry out of the wash and co-mingle with other peoples laundry. Take my dry clothes and place them in wet areas. Use my entry way rug to hold open doors. Slam the entry door and wall mailbox doors (located against my living room wall) and say outside my door “that will give her a taste of her own medicine” and make comments loud enough to hear through the bathroom wall. Kindness did not help, complaining to the landlord as a last resort didn’t do much. I placed wind chimes next to my side entrance, which I use as a front door, but the door that enters into the hall (across from the neighbors) I cannot place chimes or a mirror. What can I do to get them to stop touching my items and stay away from me and my family? I am here for four more years.

    • Karen March 24, 2014 at 8:10 am

      Be nice to them ENERGETICALLY by writing them thank you notes (for being such great neighbors) each day for 27 days and placing those in a metal box that is placed in the front right-hand part of your home or on that part of your desk. Do’t stop writing that note until you have changed your energy to “believe it” in your body. A note with a big grumpy attitude will not help you succeed.

  • SC March 23, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    In addition, I placed small mirrors in my windows facing outward for when they walk around my unit to get to the back to do laundry. One mirror is in my window next to the main front door and the second is in the window when they turn to my private side entrance.

  • samna March 24, 2014 at 3:15 am

    my neighbour had put mirror in their front door. It reflects my kitchen and guest room. IS it good what should i do to avoid them. their front door faces my kitchen directly which has a windows. is it good??

    • Karen March 24, 2014 at 8:05 am

      There could be many reasons why someone would use a mirror like that so I’m not 100% sure what their intentions are. They might be getting something off and away from their front door to have more access to energy or push someone else’s energy off of theirs. Even if it is the latter it would not change your home’s energy — at most, it would help you keep your energy and not have it “stray” over to their property.

  • Brigit April 20, 2014 at 3:44 am

    I have a neighbor who came over to my home and verbally assaulted me after I reminded his wife of the code rules in our neighborhood. She wanted to raise chickens in her backyard, I was pretty upset and stoped the set-up before they had began to put together the chicken hatch. They have three boys and a dog who I also reminded them to not have the dog popping in our backyard…which I have witness.
    What do you suggest I do. We want to sell our house this summer.

    • Karen April 20, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life has tons to tips for such situations, but I’d especially concentrate on Chapter 6 – the Helpful People Chapter. Get them on your side with any of the cures found there and also to sell the house!

  • FAB May 13, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Hi, we have just moved into a house which is cut in half, so when I sit in the lounge we can hear our neighbour in their lounge. They are the worst neighbours on earth. It is also a double story house so basically downstairs is cut in half but upstairs is all oirs and we are ontop of her side when upstairs and next to her when downstairs. We want her to move but she has become a pain and a noisy neighbour and is dating trash… how and what can I do. Npt sure how to place the mirror and size… pls pls help

    • Karen May 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      Just place the mirrors against the wall downstairs facing them and under some furniture upstairs facing down so that their energy and noise reflects back to them and does not encroach into your space. I’d also add their names to your helpful people box (chapter 6 in my book Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life) – that’s a metal box placed in the front right-hand part of your room or home from when you walk in the door.

  • Annoyed May 21, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    So glad I found your post.have been dealing with very rude noisy neighbors that blast music and bass is so loud that it enters our house even with windows and doors close. We have a long fence separating the property. Am I correct with understanding to just hang the mirror with the backside facing me? How do you hang it if there aren’t hooks on the front side. I really want to try this. Should there be more than one?

    • Karen May 21, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      It can be hidden behind a plant or even in a pot…does not HAVE TO BE HANGING. It can be leaned up against the wall on the ground – that’s what I’ve got at MY house! Start small and add if necessary until you get results (or use applied kinesiology/muscle-testing if you know it to get proper amount to work.

  • claire June 1, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    We have very annoying neighbour in our close who has caused upset to many neighbours through their rude ways, driving on gardens, causing damage and disrespectful to everyone including rubbish tipping on my garden. I have put a heart shaped mirror on the drainpipe directed at them and asked for it to either change their ways or get out of the close. Will this work Karen? Its got so bad recently that arguments are now starting to happen. Is there anything else I or the other neighbours should be doing? We have tried to reason with them but they just hunch their shoulders and/or shout back. Thanks

    • Karen June 2, 2014 at 6:22 am

      Without seeing the setup I’d say that is a good start. As with every feng shui cure, once your create it and SET STRONG INTENTIONS OF YOUR PEACEFUL SOLUTION/RESOLUTION, then you observe the results. I might go so far as to sit down and write a thank yo note to them (perhaps someday you will send it but that is not what it is for at this time) telling them how nice it is in the neighborhood (I’m assuming that is what “close” means?) now that everyone is getting along and that EVERYONE including them respects the others. The more you can get into a grateful mind/emotional state and unhook from the feelings you have now, the more that energy can quickly calm down. BE the change you want to see if that thing we are going for here – although I know, at times like this, it is way harder to do than one might think. So, unhooking your energy is step one, and then “let “energy follow thought.”

  • Yvonne Hoffman July 6, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I live in a very difficult apartment building and stay completely to myself. I am 60 yrs. old and can barely climb the 4 flights of stairs. I have my cats and a dog. I noticed the transient neighbors had a mirror facing my deck. I just found out what this is. I am being harrassed & I have done nothing except I am a different color than they are and most of the building is. It scares me very much. This is terrible.

  • paul July 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    We live beside a family that does not respect personal boundaries , ie; come over unannounced , come over uninvited when we have other guests/ family ,continually come over when children are playing outside , again uninvited( they are too lazy to babysit there own ) . Our main entries are close , Our main door faces the side of their home , would a convex miior hung over our entry possibly cause them to move ?

  • Kell August 13, 2014 at 5:24 am

    My neigbour is making a loud beeping noise everytime he lock/unlock the car key. Will the mirror work for that ?

    • Karen August 14, 2014 at 1:21 pm

      Usually a chime hung between a particular noise and your house is the cure…but give the mirror a try and see! It’s all about observing the changes you make anyway!

  • Roger September 5, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Hi Karen. We have a not so friendly young couple who moved in next to our apartment a month ago. We share a wall between our balcony and bedroom. Our balconies is just outside our bedrooms. So their balcony is very close to our bedroom. Now, they continue to smoke cigarettes out on their balcony and chat in the middle of the night in balcony during weekend, despite us kindly requesting them not to do so. We have a little one, we really don’t want him to be victim of passive smoking, it is not fair for him, and cigarette smoke or noise from their balcony penetrate into our apartment unit very well. I have tried a moderate size mirror and a small mirror leaning on our wall facing their bedroom, but they still continue to do what they claim as part of their freedom. They told us they refuse to change. What can we do? Please help.

    • Karen September 5, 2014 at 9:33 am

      There’s a good book that I consider an extension of my book Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life called “Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting” by Lynn Grabhorn that has good ideas for this very thing if you have exhausted all the feng shui cures in my book like the helpful people box, and for the other cures/techniques in my book Make a Shift, Change Your Life like the Dream Diary and Plan the Party techniques…they are too long to write out but that should point you in the right direction!

  • DubhBairn78 September 24, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    I know there is a use for mirrors but my situation is much worse and I have heard about placing small brass cannons at high points of your home facing the horrible neighbors.. has anyone done this with success or loss and where would I need to place one to accomplish this success of stopping my neighbor with this feng shui technique.. Thanks

  • Kenneth October 4, 2014 at 4:37 am

    I have got neighbours who always smoke in their balcony, and the nicotine smoke drift thoroughly into our home everytime, affecting our little one. Despite multiple complaints through body corporate, they don’t listen. Any feng shui cure for that, Karen?

  • Leena December 21, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Is aluminum foil acceptable as a mirror? I thought I would place it behind artwork I’ve already hung with the shiny side facing my neighbors.

    • Karen March 13, 2015 at 11:20 am

      I’m going to say no for this cure…BUT intention is everything so if you give it enough, perhaps it is. :) How’s THAT for an answer? :)

  • kris December 28, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Great advice given here! I am having noisy and bizarre neighbor situations in my apartment life here. I already knew about the mirrors, and I employed them last night after a very rage filled 4 or 5 hours of my lower neighbors slamming doors so hard my place upstairs shook. they did it every 1-3 minutes continually, and even a bit a 3 am! I did call the cops. The mirrors did not work right away, but today there is total silence, do the mirrors sometimes have a delayed response? The other neighbor has been silent too. I am even wondering if they are all out of town. I did tell a friend about the mirror thing and it did work totally for her. Her neighbor no longer harasses her, or it happens very rarely now. It was immediate! I have heard of putting their name on ice in the freezer, but it feels sir tot creepy. I like your idea of changing the energy rather than counter-attack.

  • Rasmi February 18, 2015 at 1:19 am

    My main door faces the south direction and there is a glass window in the living room facing the main door (not exactly straight) and there is a bathroom window of our neighbour which is only a few feet from our house, which is visible from the main door seen through our window. We could hear the flushing of water, etc. in their bathroom from our living room which is irritating. What can we do for this.

    • Karen March 13, 2015 at 11:06 am

      sometimes a wind chime between you and a neighboring noise is a great cure – hang it outside between your home and theirs.

  • Murali March 8, 2015 at 10:42 pm


    I have a problem with my neighbors who stay opposite to my home and they are running a paying guest hostel,which is creating lot of nuisance in all aspects.Please give me a cure so that they should vacate the hostel.Nothing more than that.

  • Eileen Evans April 3, 2015 at 11:52 am

    My co-worker hung a mirror on the outside of her cubicle wall towards me! I assist customers daily who come to my counter. I asked her about why she hung up the mirror and she said she was reading about feng shu. Immediately I knew why she hung it and told her the meaning (which of course she already knew). She became flustered then stated she was doing it to keep the negativetity from the customers. I am deeply offended by this gesture and feel that she needs to change her attitude towards my fabulous customers (and me) not hang up a mirror at work. Other than getting over it and ignoring it, do you have any input. It is making me very negative!

  • nana April 13, 2015 at 10:58 am

    I have a neighbor that has mirrors face r house. We have had problems with this man for a couple of years. He calls the cops for us throwing water outside. What can I do? Can you tell me what the mirror mean?

    • Karen April 14, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      As you can see in the article, you can use mirrors facing a neighbor to energetically push their energy away from yours…so I think they are separating your energy from theirs. Hopefully it will lessen the “tangles” you have with each other.

  • Ella April 19, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Hi, I have noisy neighbours upstairs, we have spoke to them a lot but the other day they were jumping on the ceiling intentionally, so loud that the windows were shaking. The father is friendly but the mother and two young boys make the noise. I am hoping it’s quietened down for a while as my husband had a good chat to the father yesterday but is there anything I can do feng shui wise to stop the negative energy coming down, I’m very sensitive to it and we sleep underneath the noisy boys so don’t this this is very good for me energetically. Should I get a canon or a mirror? Thank you Ella

    • Karen April 20, 2015 at 8:55 am

      A mirror of course! :)

  • Julie K. April 20, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Hi Karen,

    Looking for your advice regarding a new issue with a next door neighbour at our cottage. The family of 4 to our north appear, to your face, to be nice, upstanding citizens but I fear, behind your back, they are actually passive aggressive. Before sharing my current situation with “Nina & Baron” (not their real names) and to illustrate what I have observed, a few years back, annoyed with their other neighbour to their north, they planted a tall (ie 12′) hedge along the entire property line. Nina gleefully told me what she was planning and called it her “F-you Hedge”. Not sure what the issues were between them (I think related to their kids not getting along and the neighbour not liking Nina’s choice of floor tile) but Nina’s north-side neighbour sold their house and moved a year or so after the hedge was installed. Since hearing and seeing that behaviour, I have been leery of Nina.

    About 3 weekends ago, we went to our cottage which is soon to become our primary full time residence (we are retiring). Our houses are very close together on this side — so close you can hear through the walls at times! But that is not the issue. I noticed a TV glare when I went to bed a few weeks ago but did not think much of it initially as it was only 11pm and I have black-out blinds. However, I woke up around 3am and noticed a “strobe light” effect shining from the gap between my blinds and window frame. I opened the blind to observe Nina & Baron’s TV still on at 3 am in the living room (all other lights off). I then realized it was not a TV rather a large (ie 40″) computer screen playing a slide show of their family pictures. The screen is directed from their living area (they never close their blinds – ever) right into my bedroom and bathroom windows only perhaps 10′ away. This has been going on for 3-weeks now, the slide show playing night & day, 24/7. Thankfully, it is only just spring and I do not have to have the blinds open with the window open to let in the cool night air as it would be impossible to sleep with a pulsing light (every time the picture changes in the slide show it goes black for a second and then flashes the next picture).The effect in the middle of the night is “strobe-light” like as if I am in a down town area not the country side! The light is infiltrating my bedroom and bathroom windows and walls. Karen, I am almost afraid to approach her as it is a most unusual situation to have to ask a neighbour to “turn off their screen”. I also feel as though my friendly request could spur a passive aggressive response. Perhaps we have unknowingly done something to annoy her and the screen/slideshow playing 24/7 is our punishment!!! Any input on how to proceed?

    • Karen April 20, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      The helpful people box in chapter 6 of Move Your Stuff is a good start for sure!

  • Ali I May 14, 2015 at 3:53 am

    This apartment we are staying in is 3BHK, the money belonged to my fathers hard earnings which our mother invested into this property, the whole place is very poor feng shui and the building owner later hired a tenant as manager he is abuse in late 40’s with no work, stays home all time, we are three siblings with sister married and parents already in late 60’s, we want to sell this apartment and registration is on mothers name and she has grown attachment of 13 years on this home, i have divided the house with BTB bagua and installed a crystal ball at southwest corner, crytal pyramid in southeast where our kitchen is located, kept a crystal turtle at northeast facing the maindoor and beside the entrance is our hope Ch’an chu money toad, this building where we own apartment has underground water sump at southeast, Neem tree and public toilet at southwest, transformer in northeast and extended apartment on northwest, we live on fourth floor, please suggest any remedies karen as being the only sibling living with parents have hard time finding employment in this place, recently when my elder bro got down on vocation he strongly opened up for need of financial assistance from family, please suggest a remedy for first thing to get employment and to create auspicious enery for sell.

    • Karen May 14, 2015 at 6:55 am

      I would follow a few more things from my book Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life and less on the directions…Give things your full intention to work for you in whatever way you are placing and rearranging items. I am also fond of the list I have in this blog for those feeling stuck: http://www.karenrauchcarter.com/how-to-use-feng-shui-to-get-a-job/
      Good luck.

  • Ali I May 15, 2015 at 2:45 am

    Karen, can i place pakua mirror on interior wall as to hanging anywhere on exterior wall at our place invites suspicious energy where a pass by neighbour may take it as magic thing, and can i also hang mirrors on interior wall facing up to push away smothering neighbour who stays level up and also for dettachment to surroundings

  • Jeanne June 13, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Your books arrived this week, and I’m reading them now. Need a job asap. But in the mean time I have a nosey apartment neighbor who let her dog poo in front of my door. I cannot get it off the cement so I placed a mat there and this morning I found pp on it. We have a Lease law but she does not use it. I love animals but work hard to keep my place clean and now I can’t get pass this mess. She knows I know it was her too. Would a mirror help? I’m putting on against the wall we share (my bedroom wall shares with hers) but should I put one at my front door too? Thanks in advance

    • Karen June 13, 2015 at 7:30 am

      Sure…I’d try both…and then put her name in your helpful people box (chapter 6 of Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life as long as you are reading!)

      • Jeanne June 18, 2015 at 7:55 am

        Thank you!!!!

        Today I’m working on cleaning up my fish tank (putting a gold cloth around the table) because its in my prosperity section, and I am fixing up my fame reputation area from chapter 3 too. I was laid off over 2 years ago and your recommendation to fix that area is exactly what I needed because the job I’m looking for has a ton of cross-over of people (possibly) knowing someone I worked with before. I had a great reputation, but my co-worker was not someone everyone cared for and they used to associate his bad behavior to me. Before meeting him, I was always held in the highest regard and never had these problems.

        Unfortunately, age discrimination is playing a bit into this problem (don’t look my age but googling me you can see it on those darn looking for websites), and bad credit (my biggest fear that will prevent me from getting a job). Before your books arrived, I put red candles in the fame area to have me seen in the highest regard, hoping the credit and age will not issues.

        Thank you again

  • Pauline July 5, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Could you explain the use of a concave mirror, Karen? I have heard that it is for absorbing bad energy. I am thinking of putting one above my back door to protect my house hold as that door is closest to our one neighbor who are not nice, to say the least. Thank you.

    • Karen July 14, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      I usually just use flat ones as they work well for mundane things like this, but if you want to put icing on the cake so to speak, go for it with the concave one. :)

  • Pauline July 22, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks for your answer, Karen. What is the difference between a concave mirror and a convex mirror in their difference effects on feng shui. What about cannons? Maybe not your cup of tea as a feng shui cure. At the moment, really feel like blasting our neighbors with it.

  • susan July 24, 2015 at 11:46 am


    we have very dangerous neighbours.They came after us but started harassing by spreading rumours about us in society,they use chemicals like laughing gas so that we cannot access our upstair rooms,after 5 years we came to know that we are subjected to poisonous gas,i hanged a mirror flat one against their window from where they carry out most of the activities.Please suggest some other powerful remedies to evacuate them.

    • Karen July 25, 2015 at 10:26 am

      I’d use anything and every cure that you deem appropriate from chapter 6 of “Move Your Stuff, change Your Life” (the helpful people box cures) and if you want to put the icing on the cake, Do the “Plan the Party Modernizer” from “Make a Shift, Change Your Life.” And if you want to go all out, read “Excuse Me, You Life is Waiting” by Lynn Grabhorn as there are lots of goodies in there as well to energetically unhook from their energies. Sooo many choices to do but they are all about cutting negative thought patterns and unhooking from the energies that bind you both.

  • Delia Amad July 28, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    I had neighbors putting break mirrors pointing my store down to my living room,we try to approached them to keep it away coz it’s badluck but they just ignore it and get mad at me.pls help me some advice…thanks ahead

    • Karen July 29, 2015 at 11:16 am

      Not 100% sure what you are saying here but read chapter 6 of my book Move Your Stuff Change Your Life for “Helpful People Tips” (or read other blog posts on the subject!) or Read “Excuse Me Your Life is Waiting” by Lynn Grabhorn for even more great tips on cutting away from negative energies. :)
      Good luck

  • delia August 3, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    we had a sucky neighbors practicing black magic against us. I hung mirrors inside my house pointing their door’s, but they’ve put mirrors too[a broken mirrors]which reflected our mirrors we’ve hung on too. please help me some advice to get rid of this…

    • Karen August 3, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      still standing by the reply I did for the last comment! :)

  • Vas August 11, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Hi Karen
    I am told i am not a metal person and to avoid. But i have mirrors in my East, South West North areas …basically all around the house. I put them to enhance my water elements in me. How can i cure this. I dont want to move those mirrors where possible as they are big ones. Thank you for your advice.


    • Karen August 11, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      I’m sorry but there are too many factors unknown to give you any decent advice here for several reasons……I would recommend seeking advice from someone who practices flying stars style feng shui if you intend to base your cures on directions at least though. Good luck. :)

  • Belle August 12, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Hi Karen..
    ive hung a convex mirror on the outer part of my patio. My neighbour that side has been cruel, rude a bully and has spread lies about my husband and I. Her dog attacked my dog on my lawn and her dog bit one of her visitors on the face, who needed plastic surgery.. i inocently told her visitor about the attack on my dog and ever since she has done some terriblly verbal stuff to me, my question to you is , i put this mirror up to deflect her behavior, but also with good intention, there has been a shift but im not sure if its good.. my partner and I are feeling angry and have had some arguements that is out of character.
    we are thinking of moving, i dont want to, this is my home… Please tell me what we are doing wrong, or how can we make it better…

    • Karen August 13, 2015 at 9:54 am

      I’d follow all the other suggestions I have given in this blog post as they all perfectly apply to you. :)

  • Jennifer August 16, 2015 at 2:55 am

    i use to help my old women neighbor after a few months she said to my husband that she stop coming to my condo because i told her not to come and knock my door anymore things that i know nothing about i never even remember telling that to her from then she making up stories about my family and start complaining and began to make trouble by going to the office let the management write a complain about my unit what should i do to get rid of her or stop her by always complaining in the office and leave my family in peace thank u if u could give me advice

    • Karen August 16, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      OK my friends…There is seriously a good list of stuff to do in the comments here – let me know if you’ve done them all and I’ll try to come up with something else that might be effective but I think this is a very good list! I can’t give specific things if I don’t have specific homes to work with so the next step is a consultation with me one on one.

      • jennifer September 2, 2015 at 10:54 am

        hi karen I live in a condo my front door facing northwest corner and have a bacony facing east south corner I hang bagua mirror on the right corner behind my front door facing my neighbor and a 7 rod windchime same corner behind my front door but it seems that its not working at all but instead my situation with my neighbor become worst and still keep making complain and spreading gossip about me and the management seems to believe everything she says what should i do to stop this neighbor from making my life misserable thank you if you could help me for this

  • suchi September 10, 2015 at 12:52 am

    Hi Karen, We have recently bought an apartment. Our neighbour upstairs are too noisy. they bang the doors, they walk soooo hard on the floor, bang kitchen utensils, they move beds and other furniture more than 10 times a day. sometimes the guy intentionally bang things in the afternoon time. Also, they keep an eye if we are home or not. When they walk i can feel so much vibration coming through. Also, their 2 kids jumping from sofas in the night time.

    I have told them twice politely and they do not listen. 3rd time me and my other family members have explained the situation but they says we will not stop. do what ever you can.

    Sometime they making noise constantly through out the day. I feel panic when they bang things. the noise is sooo hard.

    Please do needful. We really need help on this.

    Kind Regards,

    • Karen September 10, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Have you tried the mirror cure? That and the helpful people box cure from chapter 6 of Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life ought to be a great start on it. :)

  • Laura September 12, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Hi Karen, we have a neighbor’s bagua mirror facing our home. Since then our family has suffered ill heath and financial setbacks. I’very heard it’s bad to have two mirrors facing each other. Please advise thanks

    • Karen September 13, 2015 at 11:47 pm

      If that is your belief then place something red between your home and the mirror to stop that energy from coming your way. :)

  • Lena September 13, 2015 at 9:55 am

    I have two neighbors that live across the street from me they have son’s that smoke pot in front of the house during the day and night they don’t care who see’s them they have others that come over and join them. they are up all night smoking and drinking alcohol leaving their trash for me and my other neighbor to pick up. I confronted the father and he told me that he has no control over them. he said that they leave trash like that at there home and he has to pick it up. These guy don’t even work. I would love for them to move out. We have no homeowners association older neighborhood. What can I use to help with this problem. and I also have a neighbor to my right that places music all the time he has lower the volume down a lot because of me reporting to the police but he still places his music and he opens his garage door and sits in front of his house so it’s kind of of loud . He just installed a private fence between me and him so that I would not see him. what to do to stop all of this noises

    • Karen September 13, 2015 at 11:51 pm

      Chapter 6 of Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life is all about getting help from others so that’a good start. :) Did you use a mirror to deflect them away or a chime between you and the noise? That’s a standard cure for noises like that. Try those and see!

  • suchi September 16, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Hi Karen, Yes, I have placed the mirror 4×6 inches under coffee table facing up to them.

    Still, They are walking too hard intentionally (we can feel). Dropping things whole day and making loud noises. Also, they bang legs every few minutes. Just to trouble us.

    I am in such nightmare. Please help! This is our own property purchased just few months back and we are not in the situation of moving anywhere.

    Please help!!!


  • Nancy September 17, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Hello Karen,
    I just wanted to thank you for all the advice you have posted in this article and in the comments section. I had googled for information about angry neighbors for a friend tonight and chose your article to read.

    Everything you said confirmed what I had suggested to my friend to do (I had loud neighbors and also a troublesome landlord in the past). I will send this article to my friend and a make sure to tell her “always with your intentions in mind as you go”.

    I hadn’t known that you could put a mirror facing “up” or even facing a wall, so this was the best advice! Thank you! I’m sure you have helped many, and I intend to use your words to help my friend.

    Sincerely, and with best wishes,
    Nancy :)

    • Karen September 17, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      Glad to be of service!

  • Leslie September 25, 2015 at 8:35 am

    I am moving into a basement apartment next week.This article has encouraged me greatly. There will be people above me and on the side of me. There will be people walking through my area past my door to the pool area, not in the fall, but come next summer. Anyway, I have gone to the Dollar Tree and purchased several small square mirrors, used to put a candle on so they are real sturdy. I am going to line my closet space on the top shelf of each room that has a closet and intend that I never hear the noise from my neighbors. I also have a desk at work, it is a horseshoe shaped, I am the receptionist and it is crazy loud. I don’t know why I had not thought about it before, but I am going to get some more of those little square mirrors, 6 will do nicely I think, and place them face out in every direction that the noise comes from. Down the hall to the breakroom, in this hall are bathroom doors that slam every day, behind me are loud people in small cubbies, so are the fax machines and copiers right behind me .And there is remolding construction ongoing through Christmas. Any way, my intention to put a silence on the noise I hear everyday which brings me an undue amount of stress. Looking forward to some peace.

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