simple shui tip: return to center

observe what’s happening in the center of your home first. this space is a metaphor for what’s happening in your life right now. its energy has an upper hand in all areas of your life because it’s the only life area on the Feng Shui map (aka: the bagua) that is *in touch* with the other 8 life areas. so, its space can influence change efficiently and quickly. my suggestion?

TIP ONE: bring in something lush and living here. fresh chi LOVES to serve up welcome refreshments in ALL areas of your life.

TIP TWO: add a pop of yellow. you could paint a wall yellow, but you could also invite yellow hues in with a rug or artwork; put out a bowl of lemons; or use yellow candles, like beeswax.

TIP THREE: ground the space. the element Earth is associated with health luck (and relationship luck) on tap here. so, rocks and stones, imagery of lush landscapes (mountains, fields, horizons), +/or square shapes and horizontal stripes all cater to the *evening out* chi Earth provides.

TIP FOUR: dress it with a crystal or two. consider what energy you want to spruce your life with and add it accordingly. a few quick ideas: MOONSTONE is great for starting fresh. JASPER is incredibly nurturing. RUBY restores vitality. OBSIDIAN shields against negative energy and gives anxiety the elbow! QUARTZ CRYSTAL can amplify strength and healing. and TIGER’S EYE both motivates and clarifies chi.

TIP FIVE: finally, nourish the center of your home with a good balance of yang elements. bright colors, happy sounds (like music or outdoor sounds), and the invitation of warmth and comfort do the trick nicely! when a space is too yin – which can present as a favoring of dark décor/spaces, dim or no lighting, +/or an overly hushed or quiet space – the yang energy gets suppressed. this can squelch our health and relationships. and without that balance over time, relationships might struggle; getting projects off the ground will feel challenging; and rebounds and comebacks will feel more out of reach. xo