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 the six energies within—wisdom, socializing, creativity, seduction, prosperity and status.
As the seasons change, so does our focus. Winter brings the rise of Yin energy, encouraging us to retreat and rest as nature hibernates. Yin is most associated with water—still on the surface, yet swirling with energy below. This makes winter a perfect time to meditate, replenish the energy we have spent throughout the year, and prepare for action when the time comes. Special attention is drawn to the kidneys: so conserve energy with early nights, early mornings, warm clothes, and gentle exercise. Keep fear under control and use it to your advantage, as a little fear can instigate positive change. Therefore, with your attention to the north, keep warm, meditate and recharge in preparation for the seasons of growth to follow.
For Yang Metal, winter focuses on wisdom and creativity.
To promote wisdom, pay attention to the body both inside and out. Yin energy dominates in winter, so balance this with gentle exercise and warming meals, such as soup, to build Yang energy within. Afternoons are the perfect time for reflection. Seek guidance from mentors and elders to progress your thoughts in a purposeful direction, and spend time in nature to get in touch with your inner-wisdom.
Perfect Pairings: Find clarity of thought with the scents of Royal Earth and Desired Earth.
Declutter the north of your space to optimize the flow of energy. A calm mind is key to creativity, so place a water fountain in the north of your work or living space to promote relaxation. Evenings are the best time to focus on a project.
Perfect Pairings: Invite inspiration with the scent of Sacred Water and Guiding Water candles and fragrances.< Back