Friday, July 22, 2022

Images Play an Important Part in Feng Shui

While working with clients, I help them move their art and objects to the most auspicious places for enhancement and Ch’i flow.  That is because, pictures., symbols, sculptures and other images may trigger subconscious associations for us and serve as psychological motivators. They can be used as powerful Feng Shui cures to encourage certain associations, strengthen intentions, or prompt emotional responses.  For example, a picture of a happy couple makes us think of love and relationship, a trophy connotates fame and success, a picture of an expensive car can be an symbol of wealth and prosperity. 

Of all the Ch’i enhancers, I find that working with colors and art gives you almost instant gratification. Art is the soul of a room; it gives it energy and life, and it is easy to identify how it enhances the Feng Shui of a space.  To enhance the Ch’i in your home, choose art that elicits positive feelings and makes your heart sing. Remember that in Feng Shui everything is alive and is constantly talking to you. What you surround yourself with can nourish or drain you. Therefore, ensure that every art piece in your home is one that you love and that portrays a serene or inspirational subject matter. Art depicting violence, death, distortion, or negativity is not recommended. 

To get the most benefit from art and colors, match them with the function of each room. Choose romantic and sensual for the bedroom, lively, colorful art for the living room, and powerful and motivational for the home office. Use the Bagua map to help you choose the appropriate images and colors that correlate with the goals in your life.   Each of the nine areas of the Bagua is associated with colors and art representations. For example, if you want romance, and your Love and Marriage area is in the dining room, choose images that are romantic and appropriate for your dining area. If you wish to improve your health, and your Health and Family area is in the bathroom, display images that evokes radiant health and vitality. 


Career Area:

Images - paintings, photos pertaining to moving water (oceans, rivers, etc.), asymmetrical shapes, and black frames    

Colors – black or dark colors

Knowledge and Self Cultivation Area:

Images- paintings, photos representing calm nature scenes (forests, ferns, vineyards, etc.), columnar shapes, and wooden frames    

Colors – blue and green


Health, Family, Friends Area: 

Images - paintings, photos representing fresh, healthy vibrant flowers, family, friends and/or you in a healthy state, columnar shapes, and wooden frames    

Colors – blue, green, and floral


Wealth and Prosperity Area:

Images - paintings, photos or sculptures representing opulence and wealth, tall round leaf plants, bubbling fountains, triangular, cone shapes, and wooden frames    

Colors – purples, blues, and reds


Fame and Reputation Area:

Images - awards and certificates, paintings, photos or sculptures representing celebration, animals, birds, stars suns, fire, upward movement, inspirational quotes, triangular, cone shapes, and wooden frames    

Colors – Red


Love and Marriage Area:

Images  - paintings, photos or sculptures representing romance, pairs of items, pictures of you and your significant other, pictures of couples, triangular, cone shapes, and wooden frames    

Colors – reds and pinks


Children and Creativity Area:

Images  - paintings, photos or sculptures representing creativity and whimsy, pictures of children or child art, round shapes, and metal frames    

Colors – whites and pastels 


Helpful People and Travel Area:

Images - natural stones, paintings, photos or sculptures pertaining to spiritual guides, and/or mentors, places you have traveled to or aspire to visit, pictures of mountains or natural stone, circular shapes, and metal frames    

Colors – white and grey


Center Area:

Images - paintings, photos or sculptures representing earth scenes, deserts, wheat fields, yellow flowers or trees, rectangular shapes    

Colors – yellows and earth tones


Look at the art you have in your home. Jackson Pollock said, “A painting has a life of its own.” What is each piece “saying” to you?  No matter how positive and creative you may be in your inner world, if your home or work surroundings are contradictory or present energetic barriers, you are likely to find it difficult to manifest all that you desire. By paying attention to the flow of energy around you, beginning with the images and colors that surround you, you can align your inner intentions with your outer realities to make your life a conscious act of creation.