As the principles of Feng Shui take into account the overall balance of one’s environment the element of Wood plays its integral part.
Inside, wood as part of the interior design plays a role both visually and physically. Outside, the landscape impacts the overall look and feel of any home or office.
During spring time, trees and plants remind us of new growth. With everything in bloom the connection between oneself as a human being and the natural environment can be felt as this cycle of seasons has started. The natural cycle of growth is never-ending, and what was planted two or three years ago seems to be flourishing and growing more than ever.
Every new sprout, leaf and bloom has a calming effect on our souls; it is tranquil and without realizing it these trees and plants block neighbors from gazing into what we call home.
Outdoors, using trees and plants is the normal choice for the element of Wood and can be used to keep the flow of unwanted energy from entering our homes or offices. Blocking the negative energies from the “virtual river” created by roads and traffic is a highly desired effect of the landscaping.
The Wood element is known to bring Spirituality, Romance and Love, Scholastic Achievements and Creativity to a space and the inhabitants of a home or business in a particular area.
Not every house or office has the Wood element present as a manifestation of the Chi energies. A Feng Shui Consultation by Janet can help you know how, where and when to introduce the element of wood into your home or office to balance out the flow of Chi to bring you optimal energy flow.
Objects that can be easily integrated into your interior surroundings for the wood element are: Furniture and accessories made of wood, wood paneling and siding, wooden decks and roofing, and fabrics made of natural fibers such as cotton, hemp, and rayon. Also representing wood are floral-patterned upholstery fabrics and tapestries, indoor and outdoor plants, and silk and plastic plants and flowers. Visual art that depicts lush landscapes, gardens, plants, trees and flowers symbolize wood, as do green and blue colors, including turquoise.
The energy of Wood element is the energy of expansion, unlimited growth, abundance, vision, steadiness and survival, too. It is green color, of course, as well as brown, it is upward growth, it is joyful, happy and grounded at the same time. A healthy plant or tree is most happy when it has deep roots so it can stand tall and reach high to the sun and sky.
The art and science of Feng Shui with its more than 2,000 year old history permits us to mathematically calculate the optimal use of the Five Elements to provide an energy balance for our homes and offices.
The most successful Feng Shui consultants understand the best way to remedy your environment is based on the age of a building (year of construction), an exact compass reading as well as the individual floor plan of a home or office.