Feng Shui

Feng Shui means "wind and waters," and could be described as the Chinese art of placement. Feng Shui, like crystals is based on the idea that everything is made up of energy. By using Feng Shui with crystals and colour, you can make changes to your life at home and in the office. This ancient system teaches the appropriate placement of objects in particular areas related to important aspects of life in order to bring balance. Although crystals are among the most important energy conductors used in Feng Shui there are other helpful things, such as chimes and fountains. We have focused on trees as they are a crystal representation of nature and as such can double the potency of the placement.  We have shown some of trees in natural settings to enhance their appearance and also to give some ideas for how to display them.

Feng Shui reflects the Universal or Cosmic Feng Shui. The universe likes balance. When your life is out of balance because you focus all or most of your intentions and your cures on only one area of your life, the universe will respond and bring back balance The universe does not like any aspect of greed, which is really just an obsessive need for one thing. If you focus on one thing such as wealth, work or even health, you may achieve your aims, but you will suffer loss in other areas and you will not have true happiness or success.  Throughout life the more we give, the more room we make to receive blessings. Giving doesn't have to be monetary, it can be as simple as a smile at your child, praise for your spouse, or just calling your mother (or father) and saying you love them. All of these things and any others you can imagine will return the ch'i or energy you spend many times over. 

In Feng Shui, each area of the home (and also the office and garden) are divided into sections which are roughly wedge shaped, like sections of an orange with a circular centre, the central number is 5 - the primary door is located at No 1; Each section is known as a ‘house’ which governs the energy of that area

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1 Water (The Journey). On one level this relates to career; on a deeper level this area symbolizes the ability to flow through your life enjoying the journey and being clear on where you' going. All images relating to water are appropriate here; fountains, lakes, waterfalls and the ocean; water-colored crystals such as aquamarine, turquoise, and chrysocolla, images of aquatic creates such as frogs, fish, dolphins, whales, and fountains.

2 Earth (Relationships). This area symbolizes all relationships: business, romantic, teacher/student, etc. In its deepest sense it signifies receptivity, which leads to appreciation of others. Paired objects are appropriate here: two candles, gemini crystals, a pair of pillows (which also stand for receptivity). If working on attracting, deepening, or healing a love relationship, place rose quartz here. Images of turtles (which represent the earth and grounding) or animals which mate for life are helpful.

3 Thunder (Ancestors). Governs all authority figures including parents, teachers, bosses who deserve our respect. Often forgiveness must precede respect. This area relates to issues with the past and with authority. Appropriate stones include smoky quartz (to release negativity associated with the past), azurite (for understanding the past), and rose quartz (forgiveness). Since Thunder is sound - drums and table chimes are good here, as is a power animal or any image which for you symbolizes your spiritual lineage.

4 Wind (Fortunate Blessings). Wind blows new energies into our lives, which can be those of material blessings. Focus on prosperity in this area, but can also stand for professional acknowledgment, health, and other blessings. Citrine and emerald assist prosperity. Aventurine for health issues. Wind chimes to draw energy here. A buffalo, bear or frog for healing. Aroma-lamps are appropriate here.

5 Tai Chi. This area symbolizes the center and the reconciliation of all disharmony. This is an excellent location for clear quartz or an aromalamp

6 Heaven (Helpful Friends). Heaven represents the spiritual energy which creates matter. This energy is a gift, and this area relates to the gifts of kindness and assistance we both receive and give. Crystals, as images of spirit (or light) in matter, are especially related to this area, so all crystals are appropriate here. A particularly nice one for this spot is aqua aura (for self-expression through service to others). Images of angels and eagles, for Spirit. A good location for your favorite power animal.

7 Lake (Creativity) True creativity comes from the depths of our being, a source as invisible as the bottom of a lake. This area also relates to children, both in the sense of their being our creations, and to the playful creative spirit of a child. Malachite and carnelian enhance creativity, and this is another good location for a fountain. Dolphins are often considered symbols of creativity

8 Mountain (Contemplation) This area represents relationships with spirituality, the ability to withdraw from the world and gain strength from the inner spirit. This is a good place for stones which promote peacefulness and tranquility, such as amethyst and chrysocolla. An image of a sleeping cat may also be appropriate. Decorative boxes and vases are also suitable (to symbolize the empty, receptive nature of meditation).

9 Fire (Illumination) This area symbolizes inner fulfillment as an alternative from trying to create self-esteem from the opinions of others and the ability to share one' sense of enlightenment. All stones with fiery, pulsating energy, such as carnelian, ruby, garnet, belong here, as well as smoky quartz (for self-esteem). This is a good location for candles.

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4 Wind

wind

South East

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3 Thunder

thunder

East

sleeping cat

8 Mountain

mountain

North East

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candle

9 Fire

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South

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5 Tai Chi

Centre

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1 Water

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North

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2 Earth

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South West

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7 Lake

lake

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6 Heaven

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Northwest

One way to use crystals in feng Shui is to go by the colour of the crystal. Each area of feng shui can be put into a specific colour category, so with the correct coloured crystals are used it enhances the chosen areas in you home, life and working environment. Place the stones in the appropriate directions in your home to maintain a good balance of feng shui.  However, Personal preference is considered important in feng shui, so it is unwise to use a color, even if highly favorable and auspicious, if you do not actually like it.

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Color can affect people physically, emotionally & psychologically. By using one or more Feng Shui colors, you can strengthen the elements of Feng Shui. Feng Shui colors are divided into the cool (Yin) & warm (Yang) areas because all things possess these 2 components and their balance creates wholeness. The guiding principle in using Feng Shui colors should be to achieve balance rather than excess. Whether you are planning the color scheme of your home, office, garden or personal appearance, the following characteristics of the Feng Shui colors will give you insight into how they can be used in decorating your space & achieving the best balance.

White: The Chinese consider it the colour of mourning. Thus, it is not widely used. Occidentals, on the other hand, see it as the colour of purity, innocence, candour and openness. Using too much white in ones home could indicate a lack of clarity in one's opinions and indicate excessive openness to different possibilities.

Blue: It represents spirituality, the ability to look within oneself, consideration and care; it is associated with consistency and loyalty. In business, it stands for reliability and consistency. Blue is related to water.

Grey: Grey days complicate life. Grey is associated with fear and depression. Also related to water, it can be used with moderation around the main door.

Black: A powerful colour, black represents money and confers power. But it must be used in moderation. Because it absorbs a lot of light, it is used to balance brighter colours rather than on its own.

Green: It is used as equilibrium in the human organism and represents balance and peace. It is the colour of growth, one that promotes healing and tranquillity. Used to excess, it can inhibit development inasmuch as the atmosphere of extreme relaxation it creates may not be conducive to the resolution of problems. Green is related to wood.

Yellow: It is related to Earth and as such is a colour of blending which stimulates mental energy and represents wisdom. In China, it once was the colour reserved for the Emperor and his descendants because it was seen as a colour symbolizing control. Among other things, yellow is associated with patience and tolerance.

Orange: A creative colour, it stands for joy, solidarity, mental and physical energy. Depending on tones, it is related to fire or Earth.

Chestnut: It is derived from Earth and represents predictability, stability, practicality and roots.

Purple: The Chinese consider purple even more favourable than red. It is the colour of philosophers, dreamers, writers and visionaries, and is associated with high ideals, honesty, truth and love.

Pink: It stands for love and feelings and is credited with therapeutic powers against rage. It is said to quickly calm the anger of those who visualize it. It is a salutary colour that reminds us of joy, happiness and romantic love. It is related to fire or Earth, depending on its intensity.

Red: It is the colour of life, growth, happiness, joy, passion and virtue. It radiates energy on a wide range and stands for passionate love. Chinese wives dress in red because red brings them happiness and love. Red is related to fire.