The earth element: brings nourishment, stability and protection into your life.
The earth feng shui element is definitely the element that each home or office should have. As we’ve stated before, all 5 feng shui elements are needed for our well being – in different proportions for different spaces and different people. The earth element is the one to strengthen in your home no matter what your personal birth element is.
The earth element radiates downward. Adding this element to your home or office strengthens feelings of safety and security. The grounding support of earth energy should bring comfort to the soul and tone things down.
Color of Earth:
Browns, sierras, olive greens, and any other color that is somewhat muted. Nuetral colors such as sandstone, or granite work well for earth. Avoid the bright colors as they excite the energy of the room instead of control it.
Shape of Earth:
Integrate earth shapes into your floor plans by using squares, rectangles, and horizontal lines. Rectangles must be wider than they are tall, tables are usually inherently rectangular, perfect for increasing earthen energies. Furnishings made of earth materials are automatically classified as earth objects (brick, stone, clay, etc).
Old fashioned, simple works, including older books make great earth decor. Woven basket containers, large, antiqued-pottery with or without engraved designs are a great way to bring energy downward for that cozy, “homey” feeling. Solid chairs made from finished woods with soft cushions are a great way to simplify a room.
Granite table/counter tops with a wooden base symbolize strength and security. Pay special attention to the walls of a room. Thick walls can be a great way to enhance the earth feel of a room, built-in furnishings thicken a wall giving it more support. This effect can also be simulated using layered painting techniques, use the colors of the earth.
As you can guess from the name, the earth feng shui element brings the energy of grounding, nourishment, stability, support and caring patience.
With the very disconnected, hectic, as well as vastly artificial way of modern life, a strong earth element in your space will bring you back to your own center, calm and reassure you, as well as provide stable support for all of your endeavors.
Contact Janet for a personal Feng Shui Consultation so know how, where and when to introduce the element of earth into your home or office to balance Chi to bring you optimal energy flow.