Present in everything we do, the elements are regarded as the building blocks of all natural phenomena. They are also integral to how we experience daily life.
The practice of Feng Shui seeks to bring balance by understanding how our element influences our energies within - wisdom, socializing, creativity, prosperity and status.
As the seasons change so does our focus. Spring is the season of growth - Yin gives way to Yang, and the leader of the elements, wood, takes charge. Like the branches of a tree, this energy moves upwards and outwards and so begins a period of fresh ideas and endeavors.
To ready our minds for this challenge we must pay attention to our space - physical clutter is mental clutter - so a simple spring clean will help you prepare for the adventures ahead. Take daily walks in nature to help your body attract the incoming Yang energy, and rest your eyes often as they are closely linked to the liver, an organ of special attention this season.
Be aware, however, that seasonal change can also elicit anger, so periods of calm and relaxation are vital to maintaining balance. Therefore, with your attention facing east, take regular breaks from your devices, exercise and spend time in nature to absorb the vitality that is beginning to emerge.
For Yang Fire, spring focuses on socializing, wisdom and status.
Optimize this energy by arranging midday meetings with friends, family and colleagues either online or in person. Spend time building your social media presence and express your sociable energy with a wardrobe of red, pink, and purple.
Perfect Pairings: Enhance your social energy by wearing Hypnotizing Fire and Velvet Fire perfumes or by lighting the candles of these scents at social gatherings.
To promote wisdom, pay attention to the body both inside and out. Nourish your body with nutritious local food, practice yoga and meditation amongst nature, and bring plants into your living space to enhance the serenity. Seek guidance from mentors and elders to progress your thoughts in a purposeful direction, and support your mind with uplifting literature. Morning is a good time for reflection.
Perfect Pairings: Find clarity of thought with the scents of Golden Wood and Magnetic Wood.
Challenge your mind with books and activities that inspire you, and increase your personal power by attending workshops either online or in-person. A wardrobe of black will help you express your assertiveness this season.< Back