Friday, December 28, 2012

Colors Meanings and Feng Shui

Colors affect people in different ways. By using the right colors, you can strengthen the elements of Feng Shui. These wonderful colors are divided into cool which is Yin and warm which is Yang. There must a balance at all times because everything possesses these two components.



Aside from Yin colors being cool, it also represents healing and relaxation. To give you an idea, here are the colors.

• Blue has yin energy because it reflects love. It also creates a feeling of peace and trust. Since it is the color of both the sea and sky, Feng Shui experts associate it with adventure and exploration. Among the different shades of blue, navy blue is the color that best describes intellect and wisdom.

• Black symbolizes money and income. It is great for those who are focusing on their careers especially when this color is combined with metal. In Feng Shui, it is the color of emotional protection and power.

• Next is purple that lies at the end of the spectrum. In Feng Shui, it is associated with spiritual awareness as it is excellent for physical and mental healing.

• White represents confidence, poise and purity. Feng Shui experts use this color in combination with gold and silver as it generates a calm atmosphere.

• You also have green which is represents balancing, normalizing, nurturing and refreshing. It is the color of balance, harmony, healing and health in the emotional, physical and spiritual aspect of things.

Yang colors tend to be fire and wood elements. It is these colors that provide you with positive energy or enthusiasm and here are the colors.

• Yellow represents cheerfulness and friendliness. However, too much exposure to this color can be bad because it often leads to anxiety.

• Orange helps you strengthen your concentration especially in times when your creativity runs dry.

• Tan or being represents the colors of the earth. It portrays neatness and helps conceal emotion.

• Lavender is the color of sexual indecision. Feng Shui experts believe this color suggests an ability to be manipulated.

• Maroon is one of the shades of red. In Feng Shui, this represents indecisiveness.

There are other colors aside from those mentioned that represent Yin and Yang in Feng Shui. If you want to know more about it, do some research as this is written in books and also posted online.

As mentioned, these colors should be used in different combinations with other Feng Shui elements in order to balance the Chi. These elements are namely earth, water, fire, wind and metal.

Each of the colors above represents one of these elements and by making sure there is balance, you will be able to bring prosperity wherever you need it like in your home or for your business.

For instance, if you want balance in the bathroom, you shouldn’t add the color black as there is enough water already there. Doing so will cause an imbalance and surely you wouldn’t want that to happen.

The wonderful colors of Feng Shui can be used to your advantage depending on the energy you need. For you to achieve prosperity, you have to bring them into your home or office not only in the colors of the wall but also the furniture and décor as well.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Feng Shui Symbols for Prosperity and Abundance

Choosing Feng Shui symbols need not be hard. You don’t really need to stuff yourself with crystals, essential oils or other things that may not necessarily be in harmony with each other. The key to having good Feng Shui is balance, and you need to be able to have the qualities of balance to invite the good things and experience the pleasurable effects of Feng Shui in your life. There are many kinds of Feng Shui symbols, and you may have to orient yourself properly about these Feng Shui symbols before hanging any in your home.

In choosing the right Feng Shui symbol, you must have some emotional relationship to the object you are using as a Feng Shui symbol. Some of the Feng Shui symbols are meant to provide cures for bad luck. The others are meant to supplement what is already inherently there in your home or office. The mood that you want to convey must be established right from the very beginning before you shop around for Feng Shui symbols so that you will find the appropriate symbol that will fit your needs.



Crystals

There are quite a lot of crystals available for Feng Shui, and familiarizing yourself with each one of them and their functions will help you acquire what you need to be able to invite prosperity and abundance in your life. When you are using crystals, make sure that you take good care of it and wash it regularly to avoid dust or clutter from overpowering it.

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Essential Oils

Some of the more relaxing aromatherapy oil varieties include the lavender oil, which is very good for helping you attain peace of mind in your environment. Essential oils are very conducive to providing a positive environment for your home or office. Just make sure that you use the right amount of oils so that you will not overpower your environment with too much oil. Also, for purposes of variety, have some stock of various oils so that you will be able to experience different modes of environment even by just changing the scent.



Fountains

Fountains provide serenity and the element of water in the environment. If you have a fountain that is quite unobtrusive and physically appealing, place it in such a way that it will complement metal and not overpower your fire elements. Fountains complement metal elements so make sure that you are able to position it with the metal elements in your home or office.

Bagua and other Feng Shui Tools

The right orientation for the Feng Shui bagua is also important if you are to use it in your home. The Feng Shui tools that you might need must also complement each other so that you will not find yourself in the middle of a clashed set of Feng Shui symbols. Chinese coins tied with a string are also another form of good luck charm.

Animals

Animals are also considered part of the Feng Shui symbols. Some of the attributes of the animal being used is actually assimilated by the environment according to Feng Shui experts.

The Color Factor

Color is also an important aspect of Feng Shui. The visual appeal must not only be derived on what goes with where, but it must also be grounded on the right colors you need. It all depends on the mood that you want to convey.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Feng Shui Theories


Feng shui theories today mainly work with the goal to arrange the environment made by humans in certain spots known to have good Qi. In order to find this spot, it should be the right location and an axis in time based on the accepted theories. In order to understand it better, here are some of the theories that feng shui has been known to uphold in its practice.

Qi

The Qi, pronounce as "chi", is a difficult word to understand and is usually left as it is, without translation. In the most literal sense, the word means "air". In today's feng shui, Qi is similar to the word "energy". A more traditional explanation of Qi as it relates to understanding of local environments, the orientation of buildings, and the interaction between the land to the vegetation and the soil quality. An instrument that is used to determine the flow of Qi is the luopan.



The theory of Qi stems from the different beliefs from the Axial Age. One such belief holds that the heavens influence life on Earth. This may seem outrageous to some people, but scientists today now know that space weather exists and can affect some technology such as GPS, power grids, communication and navigation systems, etc. and the internal orienting faculties of even birds and other creatures.

Polarity

Polarity is another theory used in the practice of feng shui. It is expressed in feng shui as the Yin and Yang Theory. Polarity that is expressed through yin and yang can be compared to a bipolar magnetic field. It is made up of two forces- one creating a force and one receiving it. Yang is the force acting and yin is receiving. This interaction is considered as an early understanding of Qirality. The Yin Yang Theory and connected to another theory called the Five Phase Theory or Five Element Theory.

The so-called "five elements" of feng shui are water, wood, fire, earth or soil, and metal. These elements are said to be composed of yin and yang in precise amounts. The interaction between the two forces became the foundation for the practice of feng shui and how it is said to strive to achieve balance.

Bagua

The two ancient diagrams that are known as the bagua are common fixtures in the practice in feng shui. They can be compared to the cardinal points of the compass today. The bagua diagrams are also linked with the sifang or "four directions" method of divination that was popularly used during the Shang dynasty although the sifang is considered to be much older.

It was also known to be used at Niuheliang as well as a big fixture in the Hongshan culture's practice of astronomy. And it is in this area of China that can be connected to Huangdi, who was also known as the Yellow Emperor. It was Huangdi who was known to have invented the south-pointing spoon.

The cardinal directions that contained in the bagua diagram are said to be determined by the marker-stars of the mega-constellations known as the Four Celestial Animals. The East is considered to be the Blue Green Dragon. The South is the Red Bird. The West is also known to be the White Tiger while the North stood for the Dark Turtle.

These feng shui theories also loom large even in today's practice of trying to achieve a good balance in the environment as well as the lives of people.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Simple Feng Shui Tips for the Home


The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.  Norman Vincent Peale.
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Part of an ancient Chinese art and science, feng shui is basically concerned with the harmonious relationship between man and his environment.  It is based on a Taoist idea that nature is alive and has energy in different forms.  Many modern aficionados assert that feng shui is the practice of arranging objects, such as in the home, to help attract positive energy.

The following are a few basic feng shui tips for the home:

  • A marble table in the house is not good for the career since it attracts work stress.  A red sofa set too is often said to give rise to work obstacles and troubles.  Replace that marble table with a wooden one, and that red sofa with any other color.
  • Have enough lighting in the rooms because light is an important source of energy.  In dull spaces where natural light from the window is limited, paint the walls with yellow, which represents sunlight.
  • The bed should be placed next to a wall.  You must not also sleep in a way where your feet are pointed towards the door, as this has negative connotation.  A mirror where you can see yourself in as you are lying in bed has to be removed, or covered with a blanket as you sleep.
  • The doorway should not be obstructed with anything, such as shoes and other items.  A clear entrance allows the positive energy to freely enter the room.  It is also advised that the seating is so arranged that anyone inside the room will be able to see the door.
  • Placing mirrors in the room help positive energy dart through the area.  They amplify the amount of light inside the room.  Mirrors also make the room appear much larger than it actually is, giving a cozy vibe.
  •  Plants represent nature, and having your self surrounded by them evokes the healing and nurturing vibrations of nature right into your room.  However, dying or dead plants attract negative energy, so take them out immediately.
  • Make sure that there is no refrigerator, washing machine, dishwasher and even sink placed opposite the stove.  Fire and water clash; this might stir up negative energies that may cause the family members to have disagreements with one another.
  • Never allow your children to sleep on the floor because it may cause them to get sick often.  Ideally, positive energy flowing underneath the bed is beneficial.  So it is advised for your children to sleep in beds with space beneath them.  However, it is not recommended for them to use double bunk beds because the child sleeping beneath will get sickly.
  • The flowing of positive energy is generally interrupted by disorder or clutter in the room.  Positive energy should be allowed to flow freely in the room, and from one space to the other.  Clutter has to be removed especially from the center of your house, which is considered the heart of the house.
  • Keep your bathroom clean and the bathroom door closed at all times since you don’t want the negative energy inside it flow outside.  You might also want to close all doors in the home as you sleep as it helps provide health domestic relationships and promotes health.
For beginners, feng shui does not have to mean using particular tools to come up with a harmonious home.  Sticking to the basic aspects is enough to attract the right energies into your home.

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