Metal Element

Metal in Feng Shui is the symbol of wealth and protection.

Metal is associated with both wealth and protection. Think of all the weapons made from Buddha with Orchidmetal. Metal cures are often used to ward off evil influences. Some practitioners use metal in conjunction with other protectors, such as deities and animal images, or those of mythical creatures.

In Feng Shui terms, metal is a symbol of organization and holds its form well. Although gold is the premium metal, there are many different types of metal we can use. Pewter is considered by many to be second only to gold.

Some metals which can be used for Feng Shui are:

• Stainless steel
• Aluminum
• Brass
• Sterling silver
• Silver plate
• Iron
• White metal

When we include metal in our décor, we need to be careful of sharp edges. Sharp corners in a room are to be avoided. We need to look for nice round edges on our metal enhancements.

Metal is associated with money and perhaps the most frequent form that the element is used in is Chinese coins. These coins are round with a square cut in the center. This makes it easy to tie several together with red ribbon or thread. People often place a group of three connected coins in their cash drawers, appointment books, or with their business records. They are considered especially auspicious for attracting wealth.

Metal wind chimes help us in more than one way. Yes, they provide the element, but the musical sounds they make soothe us and make our environment more pleasant. You can hang them outside on the porch or patio, or near a window that you frequently open to let in air.

Metal colors are white and all metallic shades: gold, silver, chrome, brass, and bronze.

A Feng Shui Consultation by Janet can help you know how, where and when to introduce the element of metal into your home or office to balance Chi to bring you optimal energy flow.

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