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12 Signs of Negative Energy in a House or Workplace + 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 12 signs of negative energy in a house or workplace AND how to cleanse it.

Signs of Negative Energy Build-up

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.

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.

3. Random Illness

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.

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).

6. Fatigue

Your body will be weighed down by negative energy around you and cause you to feel tired. 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.

7. Arguments

Just can’t seem to get along with your family members or roommates lately? 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.

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.

10. Lost 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.

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.

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. Smudging and Cleansing

Smudging is probably the most effective way to remove negative energy and eradicate negative spirits from a home. Before you smudge, you MUST open the windows or a door to allow the negative energy to escape. You don’t have to use white sage – rosemary is just as effective. Don’t know how to smudge? Click here to learn more! If you can’t smudge, try sprinkling with holy water, sweeping with a besom, spraying with smudge spray, or playing Tibetan singing bowls.

2. Fresh Air and Sunlight

In addition to smudging, 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.

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.

12+ Signs of Negative Energy in a House or Place of Work and How to Get Rid of It!


  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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 .

  6. 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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