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!

      • Krishna March 18, 2017 at 1:22 pm


        Karen, If you can please help regarding placing mirror face up anywhere above head, I tried this but no , relief , I am using a flag mirror should I use a convex mirror, Please Reply.


        • Karen April 8, 2017 at 6:34 pm

          a flat one usually will do and if not get a bigger one!

  • 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.

    • Kathleen May 24, 2017 at 9:01 am

      Well sometimes police are not entirely ethical, and so maybe protection from unethical police, etc. is what was needed. Isn’t that possible Dr. Dim? (Apropos.)

  • 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.

      • KW September 30, 2016 at 9:41 am

        Hi Karen, can you share the significance of doing this for 27 days? Why 27? Thanks!

        • Karen January 3, 2017 at 12:47 pm

          9 and numbers that add up to 9 are considered the highest energy level – in a nutshell…

  • 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!

      • Tricia shackell February 1, 2018 at 11:50 pm

        Karen please help for the past 8 yrs my neighbour has made my life hell she blames me for her husband dying but he died of a chest infection she shouts abuse at me on the street she stands in the street just staring at me she’s abusive to me I have Parkinson’s and am stressed every time I go out can you help me Tricia

        • Karen February 2, 2018 at 4:24 am

          That’s what the tips are for. 🙂 Chapter 6 of Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life and the book “excuse me your life is waiting” have more tips too!

  • 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.

  • AR October 18, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Recently put privacy film on all my windows (mirror), get a lot of sunlight and not much privacy. Neighbor across the street apparently did not like this so she purposely has 3 flashing strobe lights that flash into my home, 1 red and 2 white. She also doesn’t like that I have a camera in my window which faces her house but it was installed solely for the purpose of watching dogs that poop on my lawn….but she also goes onto my property to “visit” the neighbor on my right. Should I put mirrors in my windows?

    • Karen November 1, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      I’d wait to see if you get results from the film first…maybe you’ve already counterbalanced it if you intended it to reflect already… 🙂

  • lina October 21, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    my neighbours are very annoying to an extent where they started rumours to an extent which is effecting relations too,i used a mirror of length say 12 cm and 6 cm wide.which started effecting them but their nonsense activities like intruding into our garden etc have not stopped.

    • Karen October 30, 2015 at 11:25 am

      Sounds like you need the same answer as the other person: Hang a chime between you and the noise and get into working the Helpful People and Travel Gua in your house – that is in chapter 6 of my book Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life…there are all kinds of cures in that chapter that may help! and also, sometimes if a mirror breaks, it means it couldn’t do the job and you need a bigger one…just sayin’ in case it breaks.

  • Ally October 23, 2015 at 3:35 am

    I have new people who are renting the house behind my apartment. They are an awful family with children who scream and fight every single day after school for 3hours and all day on Saturday & Sunday. My living and bedroom are directly facing them so I’m either woken up or have to leave the apartment entirely to have a moments quite. The family who lived there before them (the owners) were a beautiful family that I loved. I have placed mirrors (inside with mirror facing towards them) & a bagua mirror outside facing them but the noise continues. I am miserable now they live there. What else can I do to make the noise stop and ultimately make them move out quickly?! Please help.

    • Karen October 30, 2015 at 11:23 am

      Hang a chime between you and the noise and get into working the Helpful People and Travel Gua in your house – that is in chapter 6 of my book Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life…there are all kinds of cures in that chapter that may help!

  • sidharth November 1, 2015 at 3:43 am

    hello karen, i want to discuss a problem with you. actually one of my neighbor has just placed bagua mirror in his wall facing towards my home. from few days i have noticed that his home environment become calm, peaceful and my home environment getting worse day by day, my family members become violent on small-2 things. so i just want to know its effect of that mirror or its just my misconception.

  • Nikki November 1, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Hi Karen,
    I hope you can help as I’ve got significant problems with my next door neighbors. It began a year ago when I caught the male spying on me through my windows with a pair of large binoculars- I confronted them as a couple and the woman started threatening me – telling me she was going to get me, had the power to ruin my life etc. initially I didn’t take this seriously however a couple of months later I saw her and another woman performing a ritual in circle in their yard. Immediately after this occurred I began experiencing paranormal activity in my home – glasses and other objects moving on their own and feeling like something was touching my head and neck when I was in bed at night. My dogs also began acting strangely and barking/growling fiercely at nothing. I called in a paranormal team who were able to clear the home and also captured infrared photos of the entity which looked like a tall man in a hat and long coat. They said that it was a negative/demonic entity but they were unsure of how it had gotten in. After this, the house was fine and felt good until this weekend (which was Beltane). We were out for most of the weekend and now the house feels very dark and wrong again. I feel strongly that they have done more spell work against us again. I might add here that I’m clairaudient and clairsentient and have been a long term meditator for 15 years. I’ve never felt or experienced such dark energy before, nor do I really know how to counteract it. I feel like they are very strong dark magic practitioners and I am scared for what they may do next.

    • Karen November 1, 2015 at 6:47 pm

      I just never know how to answer these because I never know if anyone actually follows the cures I suggested in this article or not…You might want to work on the front right=-hand part of your house…meditate on compassion and love and forgiveness etc. as well as other things…but I know of little about your physical environment to make specific cures…hope that helps.

      • Karen November 1, 2015 at 6:53 pm

        It could be either way…you might want to try to place a small mirror facing back at them – perhaps hiding it in a planter or someplace out of sight…then watch…with so little info, all I can say is “experiment!” And maybe place their names in your helpful people box if you know what that is!

  • anna November 5, 2015 at 7:36 am

    My parents moved into a new home a few years ago and since that time have had nothing but one problem after the next. I noticed the other day that the neighbors right next door to my parents home have a begua window facing my parents home. It’s facing the south-east side of my parents home. Could this be the culprit of my parents bad misfortunes since moving here? My parents came to find out the previous owners had a lot of misfortune as well. What would be a cure if this is in fact the culprit.

    • Karen November 5, 2015 at 8:07 am

      Maybe. maybe not. You can do a space clearing method like burning salt (place 3 palm fulls of epsom salt in a mug that you are willing to ruin, place mug in pan for fire safety, pour Bacardi 151 rum in mug to just cover the salt, light a match and place inside to burn the alcohol..while burning do any prayer, mantra or intention that seems appropriate…something like “any negative energies be transformed into positive energy or released from this space”)
      AND/OR, counter with a mirror to negate their mirror. 🙂

  • irene December 27, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    My house is small. Infront of my house is a covered court that elevated higher than floor..and the stair going down from the court is inline with my main door….i dont know but since moved in (2 months ago) it seems i am having financial difficulties..my main door is facing east..and before my loft stair is inline with my toilet door..what i did was i made my stair L shaped…my loft stair is located diagonally far left of my main door…pls help me.

    • Karen December 29, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      I’m not a million percent sure I’m picturing the correct thing here, but if you walk out your front door and have to go UP steps, you may want to possibly place uplighting in the area, or even place mirrors face up in this area to lift the energy…in my book I say add “up stuff” to downward-descending areas – pictures of clouds, treetops, the sun, hot air balloons, etc…not sure how to do that outside, but hope you get the idea!

  • angel January 28, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Years ago when I moved in there were trees separating me from my neighbor who lives directly above me, we are on a slope so she looks down on me and we are physically in very close proximity.
    The trees were removed for driveways and I became extremely exposed.
    I have had issues with her dog killing and maiming my cats, telling contractors what
    I was supposedly doing, ie. putting retaining wall in which led to them cutting in right
    on the boundary and needing me to put one in when I was just leaving the existing bank plus another similar circumstance where I had to put in another retaining wall and also ending up with her retaining wall built on my property!
    Cutting off my corner with her fence then she and relatives abusing me for not re-instating it when I paid for a full boundary fence on my property to separate our
    driveways as I figured it would be cheaper in the long-run than paying repairs on mine where it would get used for her to swing in and pick up speed to get up the hill.
    She has a ‘butter wouldn’t melt’ appearance to others but takes her bad temper out
    on me and accused me of torturing her pet???? wtf (I found it injured and got it collected by animal welfare to care for it as I had no idea where it belonged).
    She has gone through phases of leaning on the horn as going past my door,
    doing the same coming up behind me when I was going to my letterbox, presumably to give me a fright. (To be honest I was grateful for the fence for safety).
    Recently I saw her shopping and she came back to corner me to tell me she was sick and I could leave her alone wtf again, lol
    I have caught her staring before and just laughed and she didn’t like that either.
    Trouble is I am concerned as she and her side-kick seem a bit screwy to me and it’s all very High School and their friends take on the fight as well.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated as I don’t feel comfortable/safe and it’s not nice having to be aware because you are not sure what’s coming next.
    Given the geography, a fence doesn’t provide privacy.

    • Karen January 28, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      Lots of things will work but you must be willing to give it up IN YOUR HEAD that she’s a menace…Thank her for the lesson of non-judgement. Thank her for showing you how you had a shadow side of retribution and revenge so that you can better yourself…The more you can unhook from the negative thoughts, the faster she will disappear from your world. My book Make a Shift, Change Your Life has many techniques to help with this as well as the book by Lynn Grabbhorn called “Excuse Me Your Life is Waiting – things like writing letters LOVING letters to them (don’t worry, you don’t have to send it!) or planning a party to denote that “it’s all over and things have worked out in your favor…and if you want to go traditional feng shui, place the thank you note to her in your helpful people box (metal container) and place that box in the front right=hand part of your home. 🙂

  • christele January 30, 2016 at 3:45 am

    Hello, what can I do when noisy neighbors are below my apartment? Thanks for your response. Christelle

    • Karen January 30, 2016 at 9:55 am

      Place a mirror under a piece of furniture facing down to keep their noise from coming up to your ears. 🙂

      • christele January 31, 2016 at 1:47 am

        Thanks for your reply. Gratitude !!!! Christele

  • lori January 30, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Hi Karen
    I have a nasty neighbor next door that has placed a Bagua mirror in her window facing my home . I’m not sure how to counter her intentions and would like to know what you would recommend to do. Should I place one facing back? Should I hand a wind chime? I don’t want her bad energy to attack my home


    • Karen January 30, 2016 at 9:54 am

      You CAN do the mirror facing back if you wish – But I’d do it with compassionate intentions…”What you give you shall receive.”

  • Lori January 31, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Thank you Karen for your reply! I’m not sure which bagua she has facing me be it flat ,concave or convex.. Which should I use to face back?


  • Kc March 1, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    I’ve tried a rectangle mirror facing up and placed intent but still deal with a stomper and moving furniture all night. I tried communicating and introducing myself but they won’t come to the door. I don’t want retaliation banging on the ceiling. I tried sending positive energy by sending a Christmas card so they would by the address the unit below them, mine was occupied no change. Is there a certain place in a room, size and type of mirror that would help? I think I’m using the wrong kind of mirror.

  • aditya March 6, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    A electricity transformer and a temple opposite to my home both is across the street how can i use bagua mirrors on front door.

    • Karen March 7, 2016 at 10:16 am

      Using a mirror with intentions of deflecting the energies away is the goal – if it is coming form multiple directions, perhaps a convex mirror is in order. Place it above the door if the offending items is in line with the front door…place it on the side it it is on the side, etc.

  • Sigrid March 11, 2016 at 6:36 am

    Hi Karen
    I have a neighbour on my bedroom side of my house (westside)(southern hemisphere) that has a dog that barks at night randomly sometimes until 2am, I feel sorry for the dog and dont understand why they even have one when they never ever give any attention at all, its stressing me out that ive started to feel mild anxiety to go to my bed and have been sleeping on the couch on the other side of the house, I want to sleep in my bed!..does this mirror cure apply to barking dogs?

    • Karen March 11, 2016 at 6:42 am

      Yes, it is a good cure for that issue as well as another traditional cure where you hang a wind chime somewhere between you and the offending noise believe it or not. Experiment and see which one (or if you personally feel the need use both) works best for you and report back! 🙂

  • Nancy March 19, 2016 at 7:53 am

    I have a very long boundary with most despicable neighbors. (also family) one member unnecessarily drives through our front meadow with heavy equipment, boats and his golf cart. There is a right of way there that he really has no reason to use other than to annoy us. I purchased a bunch of small mirrors 1 1/2 inch. I was thinking of putting then into the soil at intervals along that boundary facing away from our property. Is this a bad idea? I could put up fewer of them on the boundary stakes. They are about 3 feet high. I have several sets of chimes on my porch also. Help!

    • Karen March 19, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      Do it…hidden or not…but I will say that if you can do it “with love” energy and say in your mind, “here you go…you can keep all your loud energy all to yourself!” or something like that, it will be more effective. 🙂

  • Shri April 10, 2016 at 4:25 am

    Will the mirror cure work for bitchy collegues at work?
    I have a square mirror facing her cube.
    Unfortunately it hasnt made any effect.
    She is out to sabotage me abd my work and make me look bad.
    Any other cure i can try at my office?

    • Karen April 10, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      There are lots of cures in my book Move Your Stuff, change Your Life…have you read it?:) I might also recommend a book called “Excuse Me, your life is waiting”: by Lynn Grabhorn. Unhook from the energy connection to stop feeding the negative…send her love in other words, however easier said than done…thus the book recommendations for energetic and physical changes to do. 🙂

  • Pam October 6, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    We have had an ongoing situation with two specific neighbors which have a great influence on other surrounding neighbors. The noise and deliberate aggravation escalated to the point of having to address it to the association. Having done so we are being retaliated upon in several indescent methods.
    We live in a very small close knit development. Quite literally four foot driveways!
    One neighbor goes as far as throwing his last backwash of beer onto our house and garage door when he walks bye. Putting nails and large staples in our bushes, blowing his yard debris into our yard. When I cross the street…he accelerates his vehicle to scare me. A couple of these men have a severe drinking problem and I am very guarded when alone! Sadly, I could go one and on.
    I have become focused on creating a boom-a-rang visualization process to see if I can manafest some quick results.
    Have been doing some reading about the bagua mirror technique, but, yet unsure?
    My husband is unwilling to move due to the financial implications.
    Do you have any more suggestions?

    • Karen January 3, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      Read and do as many appropriate things from my Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life book…especially using chapter 6 – the HELPFUL PEOPLE chapter. 😉

  • stormy weather October 21, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    looking at previous post I have an idea of what to do; however these people are the absolute worst. Older couple. One is in law enforcement. NOT retired. Other (unsure since she lies!) a retired school teacher. Both are dumb as a door nail and very very retard in the since that they cannot see the progress of the 21st century. That is the best I can put it. Dumb Dumb Dumb. Which isn’t surprising since the husband has a govt paid job. Hard to get but when you get them; they are the laziest jobs in the world. 🙁 Problem with these crap neighbors is we live in the south. They park cars in the backyard. Cover things in tarps and are pretty much trashy hill billy mex trash. We have endured 4 years of lights pointed at our bathroom/bed room windows. (fixed with blinds and sun shades. We have had them point cameras at our garage; harass our kids, make threats, call police. You name it; the wife has done it. Husband doesn’t but in because he is Law enforcement of TRAVIS COUNTY TX so he would lose his job for doing such crap, (maybe). But on top of all that she spreads rumors, tells lies and simply tries to get people to hate us.. she has used the same MO for years; though it hasn’t worked we are thinking of moving far far away from her wrath!!! and would like to sell our home soon. What can we do to get this ball rolling and make new people moving in not worry about “crazy neighbor” next door??? We have tried tiny cannon (it’s all we can afford) and mirrors outside and inside pointing back at them… any suggestions.. I am tired of the cameras from backyard now pointed at my property after I made a stink about them pointed at the front.. seems like no matter what I do these people or the wife is out to get me no matter what cost.. HELP.. what should we do??????????

    • Karen January 3, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      I’ll say this one again: Read and do as many appropriate things from my Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life book…especially using chapter 6 – the HELPFUL PEOPLE chapter. 😉

  • Julie Ann November 9, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    when using Convex Bagua mirrors, is it possible to actually wear one on your clothing, (hidden of course) to deflect away negativity ???? if you are around a particularly destructive person, and do not wish to absorb their energy ???? can you do this or is this not advisable. ??? Very keen to know this thankyou.

    • Karen January 3, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Sure – A mirror is a cure no matter where it is!

  • georgina November 18, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Please I want to move or to sell my house, since 7years here my daugters get sick, one cant walk at all,please help me what to do to sell it, all my friends have gone, even no calls from them, relatives the same, when someone comes to my home or call to sellers, all disappears ,always say “sorry we cannot help you, not selling, not rent the house” and dissappear. No one get in my house, no friends, no relatives,…. Please help me.someone from abroad told me that always send bad… Energy, to my home. Before was friend. All friends changed to enemies. We always quarell, my has band and girls are siriously sick and I’m afraid of me not to get sick and then who can help my children? Thank you! Please don’t let this to read from anyone, may be this can be read from them…

  • Jillian Mills December 26, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Hi Karen,
    I was wondering why you suggest, in your book, a mirror deflecting bad neighbors is preferably kept hidden from view? I was considering placing a decorative one next to my front door, but it would be visible. Also, if I placed it there, it might be partially obstructed by a pillar I have in front. Does the entire mirror need to have a clear view of their house – in that case, keeping it hidden becomes more creative.

    • Karen January 3, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      It does not matter if it is hidden or not…just trying to not stir up more questions from sucky neighbors!

  • Tami January 18, 2017 at 5:38 am

    I have a neighbor who walks/stomps around all night long and I haven’t had a good night’s sleep since I can remember. Where should I place mirrors facing up? (I’ve tried ear plugs and sleep with a fan on and I still hear her every single night no matter what the hour is)

    Thank you!

    • Karen January 18, 2017 at 7:01 am

      FAce up – higher than your head – like on top of high piece of furniture or up in a cabinet somewhere. 🙂

  • Liliana February 9, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I have people renting my basement apartment for almost 3 years and I want to get rid of them because they dont pay the rent on time or the check is not good , besides their kids destroy the aparment and they dont care. and the most of the time they ask for food that I can borrow them because they said Im to lazy to go to the store and ask for sugar, milk, lemons etc etc I never say no because I feel sorry for the kids, we dont have contract I want they to leave. I really appreciate your advise.

  • Anne February 27, 2017 at 3:52 am

    I know this is an old thread but I just found it. My creepy neighbour is underneath my flat. Can’t solve this one with mirrors… They are old, sick and very very creepy. My flat feels full of their vibes and its draining me. In fact the neighbours all round, except one are all really creepy. Never had this before… 🙁

    • Karen February 27, 2017 at 6:57 am

      Not sure why you cna’t place a mirror face down under furnituer but if you say so…Or, perhaps use the “Helpful People Box” from Chapter 6 of my book Move Your Stuff, change Your Life instead!

  • Dora March 1, 2017 at 12:03 am

    Hi Karen
    I live in am apartment building and for the first time in my life I am going through a terrible nightmare with two of my neighbors. I’ve been through many bad experiences(in particular from one of these two neighbors) but what is happening right now that is really really shocking and that there is no way of describing how I feel about this is that I I am starting to all of a sudden feel a sudden sharp pain in my heart or my head, or my stomach or my chest etc. Would you be able to tell what is the meaning of these pain I am experiencing and who or where should I contact an expert that can help me with this please? Also, One of these neighbors lives right downstairs from me and her bedroom is downstairs from mine. In the middle of the night , I wake up in a sudden like aggressive way by like a banging sound. once I am awake, I keep hearing a lower sound banging sound like in order to keep me awake. As soon as I start falling
    asleep again she makes the banging sound hard enough for me not to be able to go back to sleep again and she keeps doing these for a couple of hours or so. Also, sometimes I wake up on the same sudden aggressive way and begin feeling like a terrible tense vibration that doesn’t let me sleep. These had never happened to me before and I keep thinking “this can’t be happening to me. All of a sudden, I am experiencing this terrible nightmare with two neighbors. I will explain you about my other neighbor next time Karen. Thank you

  • Dora March 2, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Thank you Karen. I appreciate your advice.

  • Betsey March 15, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Hello. My problem is very large tree in neighbours garden very close to joint boundary and which blocks my sun and light (they are on my south side). The roots are in my garden and due to roots and shade I am unable to grow anything. I have asked politely numerous times if they will remove tree and even offered to pay cost of doing so but they refuse to do so. I feel closed in and depressed. Can you suggest anything I can try to deflect the oppressiveness back to them and to lighten the energy in my space.

    • Karen March 15, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      You can sit quietly each day and ask that tree to take all its energy down into the earth…but if that is too woo-woo, then use your helpful people “thank you note” (chapter 6 of Move Your Stuff change Your Life) celebrating the newfound niceness and wisdom about taht tree with your neighbors. 🙂

  • Betsey March 16, 2017 at 1:58 am

    Thank you Karen. Will try to follow your advice.x

  • Jane April 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    These people have put a mirror looking out, reason? Because they don’t want kids playing in the street

    • Karen April 13, 2017 at 8:41 am

      Everybody has their intentions! 🙂

  • Rupa May 13, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Hi Karen ,I am Rupa from India.We have some bad neighbors,their are group of two families started creating disturbance in our peaceful life.Three females actually.Facing the issue from last 5 years.From teasing to witchcraft they are doing it all.Our main door is facing north(one neighbor has their house,they live next to us) and we have another door at the kitchen that is facing east(Another neighbor has their house at this direction & this house is at our left side).We are tired of their mental torture.
    Is there any remedy to get out of these negative energy.
    Please help.
    Thanks 🙂

  • Aaron j curtis May 27, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    From my experience using mirrors on crappy neighbors, it worked and had 2 or 3 lots of neighbors move out on the right and left sides of the house we rent.
    But there’s a really dodgy annoying possibly drug dealer living out front directly across the road. I’ve had a mirror setup for ages and tried it in a few different positions but he’s still there unfortunately.

    Maybe it’s not working so well due to the direction and the house has a fence covering up the lower parts of the house.

    • Karen May 30, 2017 at 6:50 am

      Try a convex one as well as perhaps the “helpful People Box: remedy from chapter 6 of my book Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life. Here is the link if you don’t have it already: http://www.karenrauchcarter.com/get-my-books/ 🙂 That remedy rocks!

  • Volita August 3, 2017 at 3:45 am

    Hi there,

    I have a front door that leads directly into my bathroom. Can I hang a mirror on the far wall in bathroom facing back out the door to defect chi from going in there?
    Also my house is on the corner of a t intersection is this a poison arrow? Many thanks, Volita

    • Karen August 3, 2017 at 3:58 am

      I would hang a crystal between the two doors and create an eye-catching something away from teh door so when one enters, you are attracted away from the bathroom. And on the T intersection, if you are on the corner you are probably fine, It is when you are opposite the street that dead ends that you might need a mirror above the front door.

  • April September 23, 2017 at 3:59 am

    I don’t feel so alone anymore with terrible neighbors. Would a mirror work on a dog? The neighbors allow their dog to poop on my front yard. We both have fenced in backyards but this guy stands outside and watches his dog piss and poop on my front yard. I came back home early and saw it unleashed and him staring at us. At first we cleaned it up , then we started throwing it back with a shovel, I did place a small mirror facing their house and it seemed to work for a short time. But I came back after having to evacuate for a hurricane and there’s a pile of dog poop waiting for me. We parked our car on our front lawn blocking the dog but he goes in front of it. To add insult to injury I don’t have a lawn, just rocks. I am very fed up with my own fear as well to solve this. The guy intimidates me and I feel vulnerable that I have 3 kids and a husband who has a lot of physical problems and walks with difficulty. I am working on my own projections probably fueling this behavior and getting a small fence but should I get a bigger mirror? Does it work on animals?

    • Karen October 9, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      I might employ the helpful people box as well as possibly doing the mirror cure for this. Get a metal box and write a thank you note to this guy and dog…”Thank you so much for always being helpful to me by keeping my property clean, etc.” place this in the box and place the box in the front right-hand part of the home from the front door – see chapter 6 of Move Your Stuff Change Your Life for more Helpful People Box tips or watch this video: http://www.karenrauchcarter.com/feng-shui-101/to-know-feng-shui-is-to-know-the-bagua/

  • Michelle December 11, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I just purchased both the convex and concave bagua mirrors in a desperate attempt to deal with my mentally disturbed neighbor. Both my husband and I have been subject to bullying from this neighbor for the past 6 years. In fact many people have sold their homes and moved from our community because of him, however, I will not be forced out of my home. Unfortunately, the police are unwilling or unable to do anything with him and this makes it worse. Which leaves us the victims to try to deal with him on our own. I have tried all methods, being nice, ignoring him, trying to talk to him, yelling, ect. I realize that he is mentally unstable and nothing I do is going to make a difference. Since I am a law abiding citizen, I cannot take matters into my own hands and do what really needs to be done. The past 6 months, his obsessive behavior towards us has escalated to the point I am feeling afraid, however, this still is not a concern to the police. We have security cameras, and have him on camera, trolling our property line in the middle of the night, hiding in our bushes, and staring at our cameras, for hours..he has followed us on the highway and in town for hours, and if we venture on our deck or outside, he stands on his deck and will watch us all day sometimes. NO matter what time we leave our house, day or night he is watching and will come out his door to wave or flash his porch light on and off. And every night between 9 pm and 11 pm, he will flash a bright light towards our house turning it off an on for the entire 2 hours. It is un-nerving the dedication and devotion that he spends on us. I am now, looking at un-conventional methods to hopefully, get this under control. I hope that the Bagua mirrors will work, I understand that they should only be used in extreme cases for re-directing negative energy, but I feel this situation qualifies. I have also made my own witch balls and will be hanging them in the windows hopefully to stop all this negative energy towards us. I am also going to be placing large gazing balls around the yard in the spring and salting the property lines and house , I would appreciate hearing about any other methods that you have found to help rid this negative energy.

    • Karen December 12, 2017 at 11:19 am

      The intention behind your cures is that they “have already worked.” Can you FEEL that in your bones, see it in your mind’s eye, and give a shout of thanks when you execute these cures? That is the “invisible energy push” that seems to be missing in the equation. The intention is 60 to 70% of the cure. If you are doing these things and thinking, “NOTHING IS EVER going to change this crazy dude” then you are receiving that right back. If that is done correctly (that is why hiring a consultant is good – they have no long-time-suffering with the issue and can usually see it complete when clients simply can’t imagine it.)
      A ring of salt around your property, then a ring around your home and then a ring around your bed might be extra helpful if using that salt.
      If this does not work and you can’t hire someone, then perhaps sit silently and figure out what buttons this is pushing and what lessons you can learn from it. It seems the other neighbors learned “Life is too short to live in the drama.” Your stubbornness may be the lesson to learn here…or the “if you keep doing what you always did (in this case – thought this guy is a crazy unrelenting douffus) you keep getting what you always got. Where else did such drama show up in your life so that this pattern can be traced back to and unhooked? If this guy was an angel sent here to teach you something, what the heck is it? Dig deep and you might find the perfect “other” cure (my teacher said it was the most powerful of all) that can unhook the entire chain of negativity.
      Good luck my friend.

      • Michelle December 19, 2017 at 12:40 pm

        Hi Karen, while your response was not quite what I was expecting, I appreciate the suggestions of the salt, and the more “positive” thinking when I will be putting up the mirrors. Yes, I am stubborn, and thank goodness for it, as I refuse to give up my home because some lunatic feels he has the right to influence my life. Maybe one day I will figure out what why he was sent to me, as I believe everything happens for a reason – good or bad. In the meantime, I have a Native smudging ceremony prayer booked for my home, and will continue to look at ways to keep the negative energy away. Thanks Again.

  • Michelle January 2, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Hi, UPDATE: It has been 2 weeks since I put a 3 x 2 foot mirror in my window facing the “neighbor”. The first night, he “blinked his flashlight” like normal. However, the 2nd night, only 3 times, and the next night twice. He has stopped the flashlight blinking or shining his spotlight at our house for 12 days now. He continues to do other annoying things..but at least the flashing lights or spot light has stopped. Some of the neighbors were starting to notice the flashing lights and were looking in their back yards..so this might be why he has stopped?? I have not hung up the Bagua mirros yet, as I am concerned about their power and definitely do not want to hang up while I was upset. So far, I am pleased with the regular mirror I put up and I also put up a large stain glass panel in the other window facing this neighbor, it gives us privacy without blocking light or my view. I hope these “solutions” can help others in dealing with problem neighbors. Thanks!

    • karen January 2, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      That’s definitely progress! Thanks for the feedback – I hope it helps others see how you do something and then observe for results and then tweak as needed!

  • Laura January 14, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Hello karen! I need help my neighbors down stairs are using some type of electronic device, that vibrates my c ouch and my bed whenbim sitting or laying down !! I have rumors in my stomach and I am getting sick from the constant vibration! I can’t sleep in my bed they put this device whatever it is on my ceiling and it vibrates my bed! When I use the toilet they follow me and attach the device to my ceiling and it vibrates my toilet! Then they send some type of vibration thst hurts my ears please help me!

    • Karen January 14, 2018 at 8:18 am

      Did you do the cures suggested here? Those and use the Helpful people box cure in chapter 6 of my Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life book ought to do it. 🙂 Don’t hook into the hatred for them. It only hurts your body more. One wild card note might be to call your utility company and tell them you’d like to have your home checked for EMF’s. Maybe they will knock on their door as part of their detective protocol?

  • Laura January 14, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Ok! I’m knew to your site!I’m going to join! I also placed a mirror under my couch. I have to buy more mirrors! Also Im going to get your books! They are turning up a sound wave I feel it in my head! I’m going to call the electric company and put in a request ! Karen is there anything else I can do! I have notified the police and landlord they say it’s nothing they can do with out proof.
    Thank you! I’m so Grateful to GOD that I ran up on your site by accident!
    Or was it Divine intervention?

    • Karen January 14, 2018 at 10:17 am

      Everything good and bad is divine intervention.:) There’s something for you to learn about yourself with this issue. It will all work out in the end however it works out. 🙂

  • Laura January 15, 2018 at 10:59 am

    I ordered your book move my stuff!
    I will get it tomorrow! I also used the mirror faced down under my couch!
    I have been looking at other post also.Thank you very much!