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 Yin Wood individuals, autumn focuses on prosperity, status and seduction.
Declutter the centre, northeast and southwest of your home and workspace to allow wealth energy to flow this season. Further enhance the effect by placing a healthy green rubber plant diagonally opposite your living room or office doorways.
Autumn aligns with your personal power and status. If you want to enhance this aspect of your life, write down your aspirations in a planner or create a vision board to place in the west of your living or office space—the west is an auspicious direction this season.
Seductive energy is powerful this season. Males should wear chocolate brown, and arrange afternoon dates in the centre of town; whilst females should wear white, silver and gold, and arrange romantic evening dates in the west of town. Both males and females should place purple flowers in the north of the bedroom.
Perfect Pairings: Male charms can be heightened with Desired Earth and Royal Earth elixirs. Female powers can be enhanced with Metal Flower and Matrix Metal elixirs.