Feng Shui: Easy Beginners Guide

feng-shuiBy bringing the ancient art of Feng Shui home, you’ll  enjoy more balance, harmony and life-enhancing spaces within the environment you create! Designed with the feng shui novice in mind, we’re jumping right in with these easy feng shui tips for home.

If you’re like me, you can probably pick up on the energy or atmosphere of a room, a home or an office rather easily.  Wherever we are, it’s possible to become aware of the atmosphere of a space through all of our senses. More importantly, even subtle nuances of a space’s atmosphere can deeply influence our mood and the way we feel.

If you don’t like the way a room looks, you can redecorate it and change it’s appearance. The same is true with regards to changing a room’s atmosphere. You can make any room feel any way you want it to by simply applying these easy feng shui tips.

Easy Feng Shui Tips

The first step is to determine a room’s imbalance. Sometimes you may sense that the energy in a room seems off, but you’re just not sure what exactly is wrong. In feng shui, this usually is related to an imbalance, which can be defined by the four elements. In order to find and correct the imbalance, ask yourself how does the space make you feel while you are in it.

Common Feng Shui Room Imbalances

Here are several common feelings associated with rooms that are imbalanced and their associated element issue.

  • Claustrophopic. The space feels crowded. Overwhelming. Intense.  Issue:  Too much air.
  • Inability to concentrate. Forgetful. Scattered. Fuzzy.  Issue:  Too little Air.
  • Dull. Bored. Lack of energy. Desensitized. Issue:  Too  much Earth.
  • Restless. Overwhelming desire for change. Uneasy. Impulsive.  Issue:  Too little Earth.
  • Dis-empowered. Insecure. Meek.  Issue:  Too little Fire.
  • Angry. Out of control temper. Edgy. Wanting to argue.  Issue:  Too much Fire 
  • Emotional. Overly sensitive. Weepy.  Issue:  Too much Water.
  • Insensitive. Callous. Hurtful. Disconnected.  Issue:  Too little Water.

Feng Shui Quick Fixes

Once you have identified the room imbalance, add or subtract the following items to correct the elemental imbalance.

Air:  music, chimes, images of birds, lavender scented candles

Fire:  gold or orange decor, soft candlelight

Water:  a fountain, water garden, fish tank, mirror, water plants, jasmine scented candles

Earth:  plants, herbs, crystals, sandalwood or cypress candles

Feng Shui:  Harmonious Influence of Color

Add or subtract the following colors which evoke the following feelings and responses:

Stimulating Colors of Feng Shui

  • Red.  Power, Self Confidence, Purpose. Energy. Passion.
  • Orange. Uplifting. Brings Joy, Positive Energy, Creativity.
  • Yellow. Stimulates Thought. Creates Energy. Invigorates. Symbolic of Vitality.
  • Pink. Harmony. Warm Feelings. Passion, Encourages compatibility.

Soothing Colors of Feng Shui

  • Blue. Calming, Cool, Peaceful.
  • Violet. Peaceful calm of blue combined with energy of red. Good Balance.
  • Green. Stable. Warm. Grounded. Peaceful. Authentic.
  • Pastels. Good to balance bright, primary colors.

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