Feng Shui is about creating a balanced flow of energy in your surroundings. You are a reflection of the type of energy flowing around you, because you absorb it. So, balance in your personal surroundings brings balance into your body and life. With balance come optimum conditions for healing to begin, whether in your health, relationships, career, opportunities or any other life area.
Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal make up everything that exists, from a rock to a leaf to a person.
Each element is linked to a colour, life area, and compass sector. Placing the right colours in each compass sector of your home creates balance. Colours can be in the form of a painting, ornament, cushions, rug and more.
Each element strengthens the next, so use the colour for the compass sector and/or the strengthening colour:
- Water strengthens Wood
- Wood strengthens Fire
- Fire strengthens Earth
- Earth strengthens Metal
- Metal strengthens Water
Life areas of the home
Each area of the home is associated with an area of a person’s life.
North: career, new beginnings, prospects, life’s journey.
NorthEast: personal development, self-improvement, wisdom, knowledge, studying, education, reflection.
East: health, vitality, family health, family relationships.
SouthEast: income, finances, abundance, prosperity, luck, opportunities, self-empowerment.
South: recognition in life, acknowledgement of efforts, reputation, fame, promotion.
SouthWest: love, romance, marriage, relationships generally. SW also boosts the energy of the head female of the home.
West: creativity, new projects, fun, social life, children, conception, new possibilities.
NorthWest: business, travel, networking, leadership, mentors, helpful people, people who can help you move forward or give support. This area also boosts the energy of the head male of the home.
Centre: balance, harmony, unity, overall health, energy, well-being, of all occupants of the property.
Where to place colour
WATER ELEMENT: N, E, SE: blue or black, separately or together
WOOD ELEMENT: E, SE, S: green
FIRE ELEMENT: S, W, NE: red, bright yellow, bright orange, purple, pink
EARTH ELEMENT: SW, NE, Centre, W, NW: beige, pale yellow, pale orange, shades of brown
METAL ELEMENT: W, NW, N: white, grey, metal colours: silver, gold, copper etc.
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