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 Yin Wood, spring focuses on creativity, wisdom and socializing.
To promote creativity, declutter the south of your home and workspace, and brighten the area with fresh flowers. Allocate quality time to bond with those that inspire and motivate you, such as children, if you have them, or staff if you manage a company. Creativity thrives in relaxed environments, so place a small fountain in the southeast of your living space to benefit from the soothing sound.
Perfect Pairings: Invite inspiration in your workspace with Velvet Fire and Hypnotizing Fire candles.
Like creativity, wisdom grows from calmness. Support your mind by looking after your body with exercise and a healthy diet. Care for your thoughts with uplifting literature, and seek guidance from mentors and elders to progress in a purposeful direction. Use the evenings for reflection and spend time by calming water to get in touch with your inner wisdom.
Optimize this energy by arranging morning meetings with friends and colleagues either online or in person. Green is powerful for you this season, so express your sociable energy with clothing and accessories in this color.
Perfect Pairings: Reinforce your personal element with Golden Wood and Magnetic Wood fragrances, to enliven social gatherings.< Back