In this article, you will learn the basic principles of Feng Shui, discover your birth element and its symbolism, suggested colors, gemstones, and mala beads to compliment your meditation practice.
Feng Shui Basics
The ancient peoples of Asia regarded the heavens, earth, and themselves as part of one holistic system known as Feng Shui, or “good fortune”. With this system, they established the five elements, which are categories for balancing everything in the Universe, including people. Its foundation is to help man live in harmony with their environment or surroundings.
These elements, Earth, Fire, Water, Metal, and Wood interact with yin and yang creating different manifestations of chi, the life force energy in all beings, and the subtle vibration expressed by inanimate objects.
Feng Shui's holistic approach to life persists in abundance where health and medicine, lifestyle, and the journey of spiritual salvation are interconnected.
One of the integral parts of Feng Shui is a routine meditation practice, as you meditate over time this habit refreshes your spirit and promotes a sense of oneness with the universe, as well as aiding relaxation, reducing stress, and increasing harmony.
Find Your Feng Shui Birth Element
To determine your Feng Shui element fInd your birth year below, then scroll down to learn about your element.
Earth symbolizes fairness, wisdom, and instinct. Earth is a nurturing environment that enables living things to grow. It supports and interacts with each of the other elements. Earth people are loyal dependable and patient. The Earth person is practical and a tower of strength during a crisis. They prefer to take their time. Patient and steady, they naturally possess a great deal of inner strength.
Mala Beads for Earth Element:Obsidian Aegis features Tigers Eye, Mahoghany Obsidian, Onyx
The symbol of fire is summer and heat, it can bring light, warmth, and happiness or it can erupt with great violence. Fire stands for honor and fairness. Fire people are innovative and passionate, they crave action and are natural-born leaders. Fire people dislike rules and have a great sense of humor.
Metal symbolizes autumn and strength, it represents communication, brilliant ideas, and justice. In nature, it represents solidity and the ability to contain objects. Metal people are strong and intuitive, they pursue their ambitions with great strides and like to be organized, all the while being independent and content.
Mala Beads for Water Element:Confidence Mala features Sodalite, Onyx, Aventurine
Wood symbolizes spring and life. Sturdy as an oak in its Yang form and supple as a succulent in Yin, wood energy is expansive and versatile. Wood people are enthusiastic and artistic, they have brilliant ideas with outgoing personalities. Before committing to a plan they like to visualize, then undertake tasks with enthusiasm.
Bright Mercury brings us illuminating guidance and amazing connections. Under its influence, sparks of insight blaze about our mind's eye, seeking and perhaps, attaining true wisdom. In astrology, Mercury represents our way of thinking, speaking, writing, and how we communicate in general.
Meditation has been found to be very effective in dealing with stress. It has been recognized in both the scientific community and spiritual community as a healthy solution to a number of emotional and mental challenges.
You can understand how chakras affect mental, physical, and spiritual health by learning about the qualities and associated colors. Each chakra has a special duty and vibrates at a particular frequency which corresponds to the vibrations of certain colors.