HEM Feng Shui Incense - 5 Elements Pack
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Hem 5-In-1 Feng Shui Incense - All 5 elements are individually packed in 4-stick packs. Each Feng Shui Element is color coded:
- Yellow for earth 'stabilising form & balance';
- Red for fire 'activating energy';
- Brown for metal 'distilling maturity & restraint';
- Blue for water 'clarifying emotional perspectives'; and
- Green for wood 'bringing in opportunity'.
"Feng shui is an ancient art and science that was formalized over 3,000 years ago in China.
In literal translation Feng means "wind" and shui means "water." In Chinese culture, wind and water are associated with good health, thus good feng shui came to mean good fortune. Conversely, bad feng shui means bad luck or misfortune." - The Spruce (sourced online).
Here's some simple Feng Shui advice (for more in-depth information check out the links below)
- Energy, qi, (pronounced "chee"), should flow freely through your home, entering through the front door and exiting out the back. Clutter, sharp angles, nooks and crannies, and storage areas can slow down energy, causing it to stagnate and become unhealthful.
- Energy should not disappear so quickly it has no time to do any good, so if your front door has an unimpeded view to the back door, consider blocking it with screens.
- Busy streets, train tracks, and airplane flight paths all generate energy that may move too fast to enter your home. A wall, trees, shrubbery, and hanging plants are often used to slow down or to screen out fast-moving or negative energy. A weathervane or water, such as a fountain in the front of the house, might also help.
- Intersections create lots of qi. If your front door is not well situated, it could become bombarded with energy, making relaxation impossible. A mirror on the front of the house can deflect energy.
- Balance is a cornerstone of happiness and good design. Everything from exterior lamp poles to inside decorations might need balancing to generate harmonious energy.
- Sharp, jutting angles need to be softened by placing plants or statues in front.
- Furniture in the living room should facilitate movement and conversation. Since the living room is a yang area, consider adding yin influences with plants, soft cushions, and perhaps a fish tank.
- The foot of a bed should not be in a direct line to the door since in ancient China the dead were laid with their feet toward the door of the death house for easier access to heaven.
- Mirrors should not face a bed because the spirit leaves the body in the night and might get upset at seeing its reflection, causing a disturbed sleep.
- Round dining room tables are best since the circle symbolized heavenly blessings. Dining room chairs should be of an even number and should be comfortable. Décor should be simple so as not to distract from the food.
- Food represents wealth to the Chinese, and therefore the kitchens can generate general happiness. Kitchens should be balanced because of the presence of two major elements—fire, with its yang energy, and water, which is a yin force.
- The bathroom is the most yin room in the house because of the presence of water. Yang elements, such as bright colors or candles may be added.
- Gardens create a pleasant view. They should contain balance and have a natural look. Flowering plants will bring good luck.