Feng Shui of Reykjavik. Feng Shui Bagua of Reykjavik. Feng Shui Bagua of Iceland. Feng Shui Consultant in Reykjavik.
I’ve just visited Reykjavik, Iceland and as a feng shui consultant, I couldn’t help noticing some interesting feng shui aspects of this small but beautiful city.
Reykjavik – the relationship area of the bagua of Iceland
Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and the largest city, with a population of 123,246 people (the population of Iceland is only 332,529). Reykjavik is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxa Bay which from feng shui bagua perspective is the relationship/marriage area of Iceland. Since Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and a major tourist attraction, it can make sense from bagua perspective that this city would establish good relationships with the rest of the world (everyone speaks very good English). The main international airport Keflavik is even further to the southwest of the country. For the residents of Reykjavik, according to statistics, marriage is not that important though. The birth rate is dwindling as well. I haven’t noticed many children or babies.
Bagua of Reykjavik
Looking at the bagua of Reykjavik it looks like city center is in the helpful friends, travel and clients area of the bagua. This is also where the port is and when big cruise ships come in with thousands of tourists, the whole city is buzzing with excitement and expectation.
The energy of Reykjavik in the summer is quite good but not brilliant. I would rate it at 7/10, for all kinds of reasons. Read below.
Yin & Yang
Although the weather is changing constantly, it seems that there is not that much architectural diversity in Reykjavik. There is a lot of sameness when it comes to buildings. For that reason, I would rank yin and yang aspect at only 4/10.
The Icelandic motto “þetta reddast” can be translated as “it will all work out fine”.
Five elements are well balanced with all elements (water, tree, fire, earth and metal). I would rate it at 8/10 with predominant elements of earth, water and fire. Iceland is a volcanic country. My ranking for five elements is 8/10.
Water (shui) element
Iceland is surrounded by the Greenland Sea and North Atlantic Ocean with an abundance of a very good drinking water from glaciers. The whole country is powered by geothermal energy. All houses have two taps for water: one for hot water coming from the ground already hot and boiling for washing and cleaning (not suitable for drinking) and one cold water tap for drinking water.
Air / wind (feng) element
The quality of air is excellent in Reykjavik and Iceland. The winds can be strong but that also means that the weather is very changeable.
Wood or tree element missing
Driving from Keflavik airport one can’t stop wondering about the Moon-like, volcanic landscape. No trees. And when in Reykjavik, I haven’t noticed a single corner flower shop. Of course, people love nature and will do simple and little things to bring some nature to their home or workplaces. I’ve noticed that a lot of shops have flower pots outside the front doors. Also, people have flower boxes outside their windows or doors, like this one below at 20 Norðurstígur, Reykjavík.
Values of Icelanders
• Homes are important to Icelanders. Most Icelanders dream about owning a property. There is a shortage of properties in Iceland though. Most people live in flats and apartments.
• Work ethics is high in Iceland. Icelanders are hard working and value work so much that some people have even two or three jobs going. The wages are high but the prices are high too.
• Peace is also highly valued. Please note that it was Reykjavik that hosted the meeting between Gorbachev and Reagan. The former French consulate, called Hofdi, was the site of the Reykjavík Summit in 1986 which resulted in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Also, the Imagine Peace Tower (Icelandic: Friðarsúlan, meaning “the peace column”) is a memorial to John Lennon from his widow, Yoko Ono, located on Viðey Island in Kollafjörður Bay near Reykjavík.
• “Þetta reddast” philosophy. The Icelandic motto “þetta reddast” can be translated as “it will all work out fine”. Life hasn’t always been easy in this barren, harsh country and Icelanders have developed an attitude which sometimes appears a bit carefree. When faced with challenges, Icelanders believe that things will work in time – even the biggest problems have solutions. Þetta reddast attitude could be a reason behind Iceland being one of the happiest nations (or is it because the city has the highest percentage of marijuana smokers – not technically legal). Þetta reddast is also a good reminder and a very practical advice to relax and be optimistic when faced with challenges and problems.
Most people know about Björk Guðmundsdóttir. Other famous musicians are the post-rock band Sigur Rós and a band called Of Monsters and Men.
Mayor of Reykjavik
The current mayor of Reykjavik is Dagur Bergþóruson Eggertsson. The previous mayor was Jón Gnarr who was a successful and well-known comedian and actor and originally the whole thing was a joke. Surprising his Best Party’s campaign was successful and he won and served as the Mayor of Reykjavík from 2010 to 2014. His campaign promise was to make Reykjavik a fun place. He wrote a book about his four years as a mayor of Reykjavik called ‘How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World’. Eddie Izzard, a British comedian, is going to run for a mayor of London in 2020. I’m not sure why and how Eddie decided to run for a mayor but I’m sure Eddie Izzard is reading his book to learn from his mistakes and successes to become the next mayor of London.
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Top feng shui tips for Icelanders
1) Get better sleep. During the summer, sleeping in total darkness is essential for melatonin production. Make sure that you have totally blacked out windows or wear the sleep masks. I’ve noticed that many houses have inadequate blinds that let in light which will definitely disturb sleep.
2) Get more plants. Nature and weather are very prominent in Iceland. We can’t control them. But you have control over the plants you can have in your home or garden.
3) Add more pleasure and fun things to your homes and workplaces. Jón Gnarr, the previous mayor of Reykjavik run his campaign on happiness and fun. Even though Iceland ranks high on the happiness index (in the third place in 2017, behind Denmark and Norway), more fun and pleasure will always work for your homes and workplaces. Steven Johnson in his book ‘Wonderland – How play made the modern world’ suggests that it is play and fun that drives and progresses humanity (not war or other domains). Nations that value fun and pleasure have higher rates of innovation and creativity. Add fun games, puzzles, sensual and pleasurable objects and anything that brings a smile on your face and others.
Feng shui consultants in Reykjavik
A quick Google search revealed that there are no feng shui consultants in Reykjavik. So if you live in Reykjavik or anywhere in Iceland and are looking for a feng shui consultant feel free to call/text me on +44 7956 288574 for a quote for feng shui consultation for your home or workplace. I’d be happy to travel to Reykjavik or do a remote feng shui consultation via Skype / FaceTime or Whatsapp. Email me
I’d be happy to come to Reykjavik and teach feng shui class or workshop if you’re willing to organise it.