Feminine, matter, dark/night, shade, winter, wet, curved, organic,
small, soft, cool/cold, receptive, wide, passive, valley, moon,
low, down, in, negative, earth & metal, fall/winter, ornate,
floral, creation, north, inner, time.
*Keep in mind when you add black to any color it becomes more yin.
Example; Red (yang) adding black becomes burgundy (yin). Yin colors
also are deep, rich, darker & some jewel tones. Colors black,
navy, purple, indigo etc.
Masculine, spirit, light/day, sun, spring/summer, dry, hard, straight,
warm/heat, bright, creative, active, positive, up, out, sky, mountain,
high, large, plain, narrow, electricity, geometrical, material,
physical, intellect, wood/fire, heaven, south, outer, space. *colors
– pale, light, bright, rich and some jewel tones. Colors red,
pink & white.
The Yin and Yang symbol, you'll notice that the
small circle or the "eye" is of the opposites colour.
Also, it was obvious that there was heaven (the sky) and there was
earth (the ground), the earth could be tilled or ploughed, thus
it was moveable, a broken line of the I Ching (Yin), the sky could
not be touched, thus it was unmovable, a solid line of the I Ching
(Yang). The Yin is Black, and is winter and cold. The Yang is White
and is summer and warm. And yet, you cannot have one without the
other, because whilst they are opposite, they also need each other,
Now, the universe is not just black and white, there
are colors (natural colors) there are grades between Black and White,
so the two basics can now be split, from heaven (sky), we get both
summer and spring, from Heaven (sky) we get winter and Autumn, this
is the "Four Seasons". From this we also get the points
of the compass, North, South East and West. When these four are
split again, we get the famous "Eight Trigrams", which
allows us to add the cardinal points on the compass, so now we add
North East, North West, South West and South East. Within these
points are the elements which represent all the gifts of fire, water,
wood, metal, creation, mountain, wind, and heaven.
All these things can be put together to form an
octagon, this is the Bagua the luckiest most auspicious symbol of
them all. So now we can see the significance in a Feng Shui survey
of your home, that by placing the Bagua over your house, aligning
it with the compass points, and therefore with the magnetic force
field of the whole planet, we can read its energy forces, align
its power with 5,000 years of awesome human knowledge and with the
power of the universe, a power so great and yet so invisible to
those who do not learn how to work inside its energy field (N.F.S.A.s
(Non Feng Shui Awares)), they never feel it, never work inside its
power lines, never feel the wind in their sails! The glory of that,
the wonder of it, is something to behold, a feeling of power yet
with a sobering feeling of your mortality, the classic Yin and Yang.
The irony is we ALL already know this stuff,
we All feel this from time to time, we just do not allow the chi
to flow, to fill our lives, when you do this correctly, everything
and I mean everything changes for you as a person of the modern
YIN / YANG PRINCIPLE
Feng shui promotes balance. The Yin Principle.
The right combination of yin and yang are very important when creating
good feng shui. Some rooms are more important to be more YIN - the
soft, low lighting, quiet places like bedrooms for restoration,
rest, healing, the accumulation of chi and intimacy. Studies and
library’s are best when more yin to promote concentration,
reflection, contemplation and a low amount of distraction. Keep
in mind studying is an inward process and a “taking in”
of in-formation. Any place you want to promote peace and quiet is
best more yin, like a meditation space. Too much yin and one becomes
sedated, passive and lazy. And last, bathrooms can be more yin.
Bathrooms are already yin because of all the water elements –
shower, toilet and sink. It’s good to add a bit of yang to
balance the mostly yin quality, however having a darker color (yin)
in the bath is appropriate. Adding upward energy (yang) to compensate
for the downward flowing drains (yin) is balancing to a bathroom.
Upward energy can be added with vertical stripe patterns on shower
curtains and wall paper. Elongated plants and/or flowers help create
upward energy, besides all plants and flower patterns are yang.
Furniture in the shape of a column brings the energy upward - wood
element. It’s important to hang a leaded crystal between the
door and toilet, if you see the toilet from the entrance of the
room to raise the downward flowing chi. Basements are yin because
they are at the bottom of the home and often underground. Gardens
like a place where one can sit and enjoy the view, meditate and
be at peace (yin). Shade is also yin. The sun, yang.
Yang rooms are all the others – family room,
living room, office, studio, dining area and especially kitchen.
These are rooms that we are busy in, entertain our friends, commune
with family members and roommates. We bring our family and friends
together to visit, communicate, nourish and especially grow! These
rooms like to be yang to promote growth. We want to nourish our
projects (office), our bodies (kitchen), our family (family room),
and friends (living and dinning area). Yang rooms are bright and
rich colors, good lighting, sound (music, TV, computers), communication
devises (telephone, TV), information (computers, books or library)
Feng Shui promotes harmony
– Five Element Theory
Creating harmony with the 5 elements is crucial with feng shui.
All rooms need to have all five elements represented in different
degrees depending on personal chart information and room intention.
You can feel when a space is balanced and comfortable to be in.
Having all 5 elements represented creates a living sanctuary. Our
space in harmony brings peace of mind, body and spirit.
Feng Shui literally means wind / water. Both wind and water have
energy currants flowing through and changing, all the time. Creating
a meandering flow is important in feng shui. When you enter a space,
one’s eye ideally should meander around at the beauty (furniture,
art, objects) before flying out another window or doorway at a view.
Shape of space
Squares and rectangles are the best shape for all homes, rooms,
gardens and property. Because these shapes are the Earth Element
they give the best support and security to a home and its occupants.
Earth shapes create whole space and have solid grounding.
Oed Feng Shui Consultant