Hello all! Tony, Fang Shui Master here again as a guest blogger. My Alpha Female thought it was time for me to share some more information about Fang Shui, or Feng Shui, as you humans call it. Feng Shui is an ancient art and was developed and practiced over 3,000 years ago in China. Feng means wind and Shui means water. In Chinese culture, water and wind are associated with good health, so good feng shui became associated with good fortune.
There are many things you can do to create a more positive energy flow, or Sacred Space, in your home or office environment. Using color according to the Five Feng Shui Element Theory is one way to create a harmonious balance, along with the Bagua. Depending on your space and how you want the energy to flow, choose colors for the wall, paintings, and accent items.
Fire – High Energy and Passion
To enhance your career elements and to achieve the recognition you desire, a balanced fire element is important. Fire is the Feng Shui element of the South, and it is recommended to also place the Fire element in the Northeast and Southwest feng shui areas of your home or business. Fire colors are Red, Orange, Purple, Pink, and strong Yellow.
Metal – Clarity and Precision
The Feng Shui Metal Element brings clarity, sharpness, and precision and efficiency. Metal is the Feng Shui Element of the West and Northwest, and is also used in the North of your home or office. Metal colors are White or Gray.
Earth – Stability and Nourishment
A strong and harmonious Feng Shui Earth Element in your home will help create stability, nourishment and protection for all your relationships. Earth is the Feng Shui Element of the Northeast, Southwest, and for the Center of your home. Earth colors are Light Yellow, Beige, and Sandtone colors.
Wood – Vitality and Health
The Feng Shui Wood Element will bring the energy of health, vitality and growth. It is also an expression of abundance, thus an ancient feng shui cure for wealth and prosperity. Wood is the Feng Shui Element of the East and Southeast areas of your space, and is also good to use in the South. Wood colors are Green and Brown.
Water – Freshness, Abundance, and Ease
Harmonious Feng Shui Water Element brings a refreshing energy of calm, ease, purity and freshness. Water is the ancient Chinese symbol of abundance, thus a potent feng shui cure. You can use fountains and mirrors as well to improve the energy flow in a space, or perhaps set tiles or walks to look like a meandering stream, which invokes the water energy element. The directions to use water in are the North, East, and southeast areas of your space, and the colors are Blue and Black.