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 Wood, winter focuses on wisdom and prosperity, with attention on seduction for Yang Wood males.
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. Seek guidance from mentors and elders to progress your thoughts in a purposeful direction, and spend time by calming water to get in touch with your inner-wisdom.
Perfect Pairings: Find clarity of thought with the scents of Guiding Water and Sacred Water.
Declutter the center of your home or workspace. The corner diagonally opposite your living room or office door is a pulse point for wealth, so place a jade or fiddle leaf fig plant here to encourage prosperous energy. If you are owed money, now is a good time to retrieve it.
Yang Wood males will experience an increase in seductive energy, which can be channeled by placing a purple orchid in the southwest of the bedroom. Afternoon dates are most auspicious, and are supported by a wardrobe of cream, beige, yellow and brown. Those already in a relationship can also benefit from this energy by arranging romantic dates with their partner.
Perfect Pairings: Heighten your charms with the scent of Desired Earth and Royal Earth fragrances.< Back