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.
Autumn is the season of vulnerability, trees shed their leaves and bare their branches ready for new growth. This vulnerability applies to us too—we must slow our rhythms, let go of the past and expose our hearts to the lessons of
Autumn is also the season of harvest. To reap the good we have sown throughout the year we must learn to let go. Whether physical, mental or spiritual, it is easy to grow accustomed to our burdens, and acknowledging these patterns is the first step. So, declutter and organize your home, limit your focus on people and places that deplete you, and open your spirit to the fresh opportunities that await.
The metal element is strong this season. Associated with strength, endurance, order and clarity, it can also impart sadness. So follow nature’s lead and replace rigorous activity with calm walks in nature—the fresh air will lift your mood and invigorate the lungs, an organ associated with metal. Meditation and yoga can also help clear the mind of negativity—metal is the leader of the five elements, therefore organization and routine are the key to maintaining balance.
Lastly, draw your attention to the west where positive Qi will flow, so keep this area of your home organized. Challenging energy can also enter via the northwest, so use metal ornaments to disperse its power and calm the effect. Autumn is a time of self-care, introspection and shedding old habits—give yourself time and attention and you’ll be ready to seize every opportunity the coming months present.
For Yang Fire individuals, autumn focuses on creativity and prosperity, with special attention on seduction for males
To enhance your creativity this season, declutter the centre, southwest and northeast of your home and workspace to allow positive Qi to circulate. Use the late afternoon to focus on your creative projects, and place fresh red flowers in the northeast of your living or workspace to balance the environment.
Perfect Pairings: Use Desired Earth and Royal Earth fragrances to further enhance your creative energy.
Declutter the west of your home and workspace to allow wealth energy to flow freely. Place a healthy green rubber plant in the corner diagonally opposite your living room or office doors to further enhance positive Qi.
Seductive energy is particularly powerful for males this season. Wear white, silver and gold, and arrange romantic evening dates in the west of town. Place purple flowers in the north of your bedroom to further enhance your powers.
Perfect Pairings: The charms of Metal Flower and Matrix Metal will enhance your seductive energy.