Feng Shui Overview
YellowAdds lots of warmth and radiance to space and life
In traditional feng shui, the center of your floor plan (if you draw it out and make a big X through it from corner to corner), is a great place for yellow to create a grounded and healthy space. Yellow can make your eyes tired, so it isn't a great color for notepads and website backgrounds. Yellow is also a color associated with stimulating the intuition in some schools of thought.
GreenRepresents the Wood element in feng shui, promoting change, growth and flexibility
Studies pioneered by environmental scientist Robert Ulrich have shown that seeing a leafy landscape full of trees while healing from an illness can increase the healing rate. Wear green to do yoga or write with a green pen when brainstorming. Adding green where you need to be more creative — even the color of your iPad case! — is a fun way to integrate more of this wood spirit into your days
BlueRepresents the water element, the start of the cycle of nature
Blue can boost self-esteem and help you to communicate more clearly. It can help with creative problem-solving and even in calming anxiety. Dieters take note: blue is an appetite suppressant for many. In large doses, blue can be introverting and overwhelming, so take it easy with blue to maximize its benefits.
RedGalvanizes action and can raise your heart rate
Red is a color associated with fire, an element that sparks rapid change in a feng shui sense. Red is magnetic and powerful: just a bit does the trick Red doors, associated with traditional feng shui, are thought to welcome in more prosperity. One controversial study in the UK suggested that women who wear red on first dates are more likely to get a second date!
VioletGreat color for meditation rooms and other spaces where spirit prevails
Violet is associated with wealth in the feng shui bagua map — used often in the far left of a home from the entrance door to amp up the prosperous energy. Violet is more “spacey” than it is social, so less is often best in rooms meant for socializing.
OrangeFabulous color to mix into décor where you want to add warmth and cheer to life
Orange is associated with health, and it's a great color to use when healing from an illness. Deep orange is uplifting in small doses and yet pastel or coral and peach shades can transform walls and really make a room happier.
MagentaDoesn’t have a single wavelength of its own, like other colors in the rainbow do
Considering that it's halfway between red and violet in wavelength, you might think we should see it as green … but instead we come up with magenta in our brain. This is part of the reason that magenta is associated with magic! I always write my wish lists and to-do lists in magenta. Try magenta in places that could benefit from more imagination and some positive energy.
Feng Shui is heavily influenced by the Elements
Fire produces Earth, which produces Metal, which produces Water, which produces Wood, which produces Fire.
Wood destroys Earth, which destroys Water, which destroys Fire, which destroys Metal which destroys Wood.
In considering the Feng Shui of locations and home interiors, understanding these two cycles of the Elements enables practitioner, Feng Shui Renee, to incorporate Western Feng Shui and the Bagua Map to produce "tranquility" and be productive with the surrounding.
Feng Shui focuses on creating a nourishing flow of "chi" (life force energy-spirit) through personal self, residential, commercial and event environments. Correcting intangible factors such as "predecessor chi," allows to emphasize on the client's intentions for positive change and growth. This form of placement-recognizes that we are powerfully connected to our environment.
Feng Shui Basics
Providing simple music with each breeze, wind chimes should be placed near an open door or window to lighten up the room and give it a pleasant environment. Wind chimes are symbolic of serenity and tranquility and are also thought to bring luck to whoever listens to them. Wind chimes can also incorporate other symbols of animals or dragons (performed orginally), opening up a whole variety of meanings and purposes.
Feng Shui candles come in a wide variety of colors, shapes, sizes and meanings. Each color candle is representative of a different goal, including as an example: wealth, love and success. Candles can be slightly scented and their warm glow is seen to spread energy and life around the room. Because of the small flame, candles are associated with the element of fire.
A small family shrine is one of the centerpieces of Feng Shui in the household. The family shrine should be a composition of things that are important for you, including photos of loved ones, symbols of your life, or other reminders of your dreams and aspirations. Usually set in a small alcove or quiet corner of the room, the shrine should not be neglected, but should be periodically rearranged and kept in order.
Feng Shui Renee
Feng Shui Renee, Certified using the Chinese system and Western Feng Shui, practices Western Feng Shui primarily. The modern version of Feng Shui, "Western Feng Shui" is in many cases better suited to a western crowd and lifestyle.
Although it does not use the compass directions like the Masters used, Renee instead places the Bagua Map according to the location of the front door. This method of Feng Shui remedy has a very solid foundation in ancient "form" school principles. Western Feng Shui becomes a path for personal growth and self-transformation. It is a valuable tool in the quest for self-actualization and a deeper connection to Spirit/Chi. Yes, it is a different practice in many ways from the classical Chinese compass-oriented Feng Shui. Times have changed, and Feng Shui changes with the times. Renee, for one, is helping with that change to make a positive difference. Certified Feng Shui Consultants, as Renee, of the Western "style" of Feng Shui are guided by a sincere desire to assist their clients in achieving happiness and greater success in their lives.
Feng Shui Renee Practitioner is also Certified and Licensed as a Fashion Feng Shui® Facilitator. This combination offers the Western Feng Shui contemporary methods with the power of self esteem. Scientific data in the Feng Shui energy value, supports Renee's practice and because has experienced the power and effectiveness first-hand.
"I value the traditional practices, and incorporate them when I can. I do have a strong personal preference for the flexibility and client-focused approach of Western Feng Shui, which allows for a greater degree of collaboration and personalization with my clients."~ Feng Shui Renee