Thursday, September 29, 2016

Ms. Feng Shui Tea-Totaler- Power in Elements!

Good morning my fellow feng shui enthusiast. As I am sipping my cup of green tea on a rainy day a thought occurred to me about the power of elements in our environment. The elements; water, wood, fire, earth and metal correspond to the seasons in nature. Each element has specific characteristics that mirror these qualities. When they are incorporated in design they have a powerful impact. For example, I am sitting in my office right now surrounded primarily by the elements of fire and earth. Why? My office is located in the northeast portent of my entire home. The northeast relates to a time of year between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox. It is a point on the compass that represents the earth axis line connecting the northeast through the center to the polar point of the southwest. It is considered a strong earth line. In 5 element theory, each element passes through phases or cycles just as in nature or what we experience as the seasons. The earth element is considered the stabilizer between each season. In other words, when we pass from lets say summer to fall, there is a transition phase where the weather begins to change. The temperature begins to get cooler but then all of a sudden we may experience an unusually hot day. The earth element is the stabilizer between each season to navigate that flow into temperature changes and other changes that we visually see happening. We don't just jump into a season but rather dance with it and settle in.

In 5 element theory, a practice followed closely in feng shui application, the assisting element to earth is earth. Think of it as its best friend or sibling. The parent or supporter of earth is fire. Therefore, as I sit in my comfortable office, located in the northeast portent of my home, it is decorated in fire and earth elements to assist and support the aforementioned earth direction (northeast). The power behind choosing elements that assist and support the element associated with a specific direction boils down to comfort, ease, harmony and success. So the next time you look to decorate a room be sure to take note where the room is located before delving into your paint choice and other decorative items. Here's a simple guide in designing any room in your home or office: Feng Shui Designs in a Flash. Just scroll down past my other publications and you'll find this jewel when it comes to designing your environment for harmony, success and a fabulous overall look!

~Mary Jane -