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Signs of Negative Energy in a House or Workplace 14+ And What to Do!

There are so many reasons negative energy builds up in a house or in a place of business. Negative emotions, arguments, illness, and even stagnant air can produce negative vibrations that linger. And strangely enough, the causes of negative energy are also sometimes the signs! So how do you tell if negative energy is building? Here are 14+ signs of negative energy in a house or workplace AND how to cleanse it.

Signs of Negative Energy Build-up

Before we get into the signs, keep in mind that just one or two of these things present in a household doesn’t mean the entire house is polluted with negativity. But if you’re experiencing one or more on a regular basis, and the whole household is feeling the effects, it’s likely you have a toxic environment that needs cleansing.

1. Mood Swings

When you go home or to your workplace, do you automatically find yourself in a bad mood? Maybe you were in a good mood until you stepped in the door. Mood swings or moods that come out of nowhere is the number one sign of negative energy in a house or workplace. It also doesn’t just apply to you. It could be someone else in your family who goes from happy to angry in a few seconds. Or at your workplace, a coworker or boss.

2. Financial Troubles

Lately it seems your bank accounts have been suffering, as well as your family’s prosperity. If you’re having money troubles, it’s possible this is a sign of negative energy in a house or at your job. Negative energy tends to block the flow of other energies – and money IS energy so it may be blocked by the negative. If your place of business is experiencing money problems, you may need to remove the negative vibrations.

3. Random Illness and Injury

Are people in your house getting sick inexplicably and more often lately? Random illnesses and infections are a sign of negative energy in a house or workplace. Side note: be sure to rule out mundane reasons for illness/infection in a house like changing your air filter, making sure there’s no mold in the house, dusting/cleaning regularly, etc.

Infections can be a sign of negative energy in a house.

4. Nightmares

One of the first signs of negative energy in a house is nightmares, in my personal opinion. Whenever I start having nightmares regularly, I know I’m past my date to cleanse my home. Bad dreams and nightmares are often caused by a build-up of negative energy in one’s house. This also includes sleep paralysis, sleep walking, and night terrors. Of course, sometimes there are medical reasons for these things. Which should be ruled out, as well.

5. Negative Thoughts

Similar to experiencing mood swings for no known reason, negative thoughts out of thin air is also a sign of negative energy build-up. Negative vibrations affects humans holistically (meaning on every level: body, mind, soul). Not just negative thoughts, but potentially out-of-body thoughts. As in you’re having violent notions or visions that aren’t your own. And you recognize it.

6. Fatigue and Sleeplessness

Your body will be weighed down by negative energy around you and cause you to feel tired. You may be extremely tired but unable to sleep well. You toss and turn but get no relief. In addition, you feel a heavy weight on your shoulders that won’t lift. This is a sign that a lot of negative energy has taken up space in your house or workplace, particularly if others are always tired too. Again, rule out medical causes, but otherwise…it could be toxic vibes.

7. Arguments and Discord

Just can’t seem to get along with your family members or roommates lately? Arguing with your coworkers over nothing? Arguments and spats are a sign of negative energy BUT also cause the negative energy in a house or place. It’s a negative feedback loop! One begets the other and so on. So, if you can, stop arguing with the folks around you. Be the first person to try to raise the vibrations.

Constantly dropping and breaking things is a sign of negative energy building up in a home.

8. Broken Glass and Objects

Clumsiness from more than one person in a house may indicate a build-up of negative vibrations. Has glass been broken more than once? Are you constantly dropping things? Negative energy weighs on our auras and can cause us to feel scattered and imbalanced thereby causing physical clumsiness.

9. Shadows

Shadows in your peripheral vision or in places they aren’t normally seen is a BIG sign of negative energy building up in your house or workplace. I don’t just mean shadows, I mean darting shadows or looming darkness. This could be the negative energy itself OR a negative entity that’s been attracted to the negative vibrations. Shadow people, the hat man, and shadow spiders are all common entities attracted to toxic environments.

10. Losing Items

Similar to breaking things and being clumsy, losing items like your keys, jewelry, money, etc. indicates you’re dealing with negative energy that’s leaving your brain scattered. Time to cleanse, ground and center yourself.

11. Stress and Anxiety

You’re normally an easy-going, happy individual. But lately you’re stressed out for no particular reason. Maybe you’re even dealing with panic attacks or constant worrying. These are signs of negative energy getting stuck in a place. It’s effecting your ability to cope with daily stressors. (Here’s how to use witchcraft to relieve anxiety.)

12. Miscommunications

It doesn’t matter what you say or how you say it, your family member is mad at you. All the time lately. Not being able to articulate your emotions or thoughts clearly PLUS your family members not understanding your intentions is a sign of negative energy in the house.

13. Accidents

Accidents in the workplace or in the house tend to happen. With or without negative energy building up. However, if they’re happening more than usual, it could be a sign it’s time to cleanse and bless your space. Sometimes certain traumatic accidents can draw negative emotions and toxicity to a house or workplace, so be aware of that too.

14. Death and Tragedy

Death isn’t caused by negative energy, necessarily. But when a death takes place in a home or other space, and particularly if it isn’t expected, residual energy can linger and cause issues. Sometimes a person’s ghost or piece of their soul is left behind at the site of their death, also causing negative emotions and environment. If you’re living in a house where there was a recent tragedy, it could very well be a hotspot for low level entities and residual energy buildup.

Arguments are just one sign of negative energy but can also cause the negative energy in the first place!

What To Do About Negative Energy In a House or Workplace

So now you understand why these stressful things have been happening – it’s negative energy! But what do you do to get rid of the negative energy building up at home or at work? There’s a few effective ways to remove negative energy – all methods of spiritual cleansing.

1. Smoke-Cleansing and Cleansing Rituals

Smoke-cleansing is probably the most effective way to remove negative energy and eradicate unwanted spirits from a home. Before you smoke-cleanse, you MUST open the windows or a door to allow the energy to escape. You don’t have to use white sage – rosemary, cedar, juniper, and lavender is just as effective. Don’t know how to cleanse with smoke? Click here to learn more!

If you can’t smoke-cleanse, try sprinkling with holy water, sweeping with a besom, spraying with purifying spray, or playing high vibrational music. Don’t just cleanse your space, cleanse YOURself.

2. Fresh Air and Sunlight

In addition to cleansing, open a window. Let the sunlight and fresh air in! Dark, stagnant places are breeding grounds for negative energy.

3. Raise the Vibrations

Since you understand that negative energy caused these issues, you have to be the one to change it. Raise the vibrations in your house or workplace by being a positive role model for others. Instead of arguing or getting irritated, try to understand what the other person is saying. Add high-vibration and soothing crystals to the space like selenite, rose quartz, sodalite and lapis lazuli. Houseplants also aid in raising the vibes. If the colors in the space are dark and depressing, add some pops of color to brighten it up.

4. Music and Mood

Play soothing or uplifting music at home or at work to help lift the mood and vibrations. Diffusing essential oils like eucalyptus, mint, orange, lemongrass and lavender help to invite positive energy into a space.

5. Clean and De-clutter

If it’s been awhile since your house or office has had a thorough cleaning, now’s the time. Dirt, debris and clutter all serve as ways to trap negative energy. The Chinese practice something called Feng shui which is basically a way to keep the energy flowing well through a house or space – often this consists of a clean, open space! Get rid of things that no longer serve you. Clean and organize. You’ll feel better.

6. Bless the Space

We talked about raising the vibrations with positive talk, thoughts and music. But also consider blessing your home or workspace in the name of your guides, ancestors, or gods. Whatever you feel is appropriate. Some people just ask the Universe to send positive, healing energy to their home or workplace.

Signs of Negative Energy in the Home or Workplace and What To Do About It


  1. Linda

    March 9, 2022 at 9:09 am

    I have been getting sick lately more often such as muscle weakness, tommy ache been in and out of doctor physio and hospital. I just back from overseas my hometown. Since back from there I am getting all this else I am healthy person. My mother suddenly call me yesterday said are you sick again. She went to Mata- good witch craft and she told her I have bugs in my body. Crap:(( I do believe in witchcraft as I have been affected lot while in hometown.

    I was asked to take medication for worms. I have been putting salt n water overnight and flush them into toilet

  2. victoria farina

    October 20, 2021 at 4:14 am

    twice i have been to a doctors office and when we finished talking i had to leave in a hurry as the negitive energy was so powerful

  3. Pradeep

    October 11, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    True i was affected by negative energy in my house bad luck sickiness and problems due to others for no reason and things get cut atvladt moment. I feel luck blocked due to negative black magic send jealous envious people. I too get bad dreams and i clean abd smudge house but still not enough it seems. House dosent me to leave house makes me sick or tired.

  4. Lwazi

    July 10, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    I can relate to almost everything you said, have experienced quite a few of these at home. Thank you for the much needed advice

  5. Laurel bucher

    March 15, 2021 at 12:57 am

    I’m a nurse in long term care. Had a bad dream a last week of a dark figure, I wen to turn on a light in my closet and the (figure) was imagined to be standing on the other side of the door. Now my cat has attacked me 3x , viciously. He’s in a cage. I truly believe someone/thing attached itself to me. Work is very joyless, and negative especially after Covid.

    1. Treeza

      May 21, 2021 at 7:26 am

      What you said .. THIS–> ” I truly believe someone/something has attached itself to me” Such a powerful, yet simple way of describing personal negativity. always getting “sideways” with people, jobs even strangers.

    2. Halina

      April 7, 2022 at 12:12 pm

      I work with energy and often find that praying to Arch Angel Michael for protection works.
      Your cat may have attacked you because he/she could sense your fear.
      Cats have a strong psychic ability and are known to protect their owners against negative spiritualforces.
      For this reason I would not keep your cat in the cage as he/she was probably trying to warn you and
      it is cruel to lock your cat up like this especially as your cat was just trying to help you.
      Hope this helps, please allow your cat out of the cage and give him/her some love as love heals.

  6. Anonymous

    February 2, 2021 at 12:51 am

    I feel you all I recently experienced a house full of stuff and glad I prayed so hard . I took a stand with God’s help ofcourse and faced and saw a spiritual word I knew existed but never saw it .

  7. Niki

    January 10, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Since reading this I have learned was to cope and deal with negative energy. I am so glad I have found this group and you all help so much.

    1. Angie

      August 2, 2020 at 11:35 pm

      Did you follow everything they recommended and how are you feeling now ? I am in desperate need of removing whatever this is I feel has a hold on me !

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