Feng Shui and the crystals

Feng Shui and the most popular Crystals

Crystals have long been said to have mystical properties. Certain crystals and stones have long been associated with healing abilities, the ability to focus thought or intent, or even transmutation. And this is no longer a question of faith.

We know scientifically that crystals, especially silicon crystals, are the main reason for faster and faster processing speeds in computers.

But there are other stones and crystals in Feng Shui that have different applications and uses to create beneficial energy to clear your thoughts!

One thing all gems and stones have in common is the belief that they represent the highest, most beautiful forms of vital and precious earth energies, refined in their color, beauty and intrinsic quality.

Her greatest quality is her ability to amplify energies like intention. Here are some of the most common and popular Feng Shui stones and crystals and how to use them.

Jade

Jade is both a crystal formation and a valuable gemstone due to its high value. Coloration can range from white to yellow to deep green. The greater the light transmittance, the greater the value of the jade. Jade is worn in amulets, pendants and bracelets.

A common way to wear jade is as a bangle. Jade is believed to purify the blood and promote good health and longevity. Jade is a multipurpose stone and a symbol of growth, wealth and prosperity. When shopping, remember that real jade will always feel cool or cold against the skin.

Quartz crystal

Clear quartz crystal has so many uses in Feng Shui. From using it to stimulate thought to creating harmonious relationships, quartz is versatile. Crystal points are often used to create clear thoughts and improve thinking ability.

Students often wear quartz points to help them do well on tests.

Quartz crystal is often fashioned into faceted crystals, smooth crystal balls, jewellery and chandeliers. When light is directed onto the crystal, it amplifies the faceted crystal by casting prisms of coloured light. Considered to be particularly auspicious and beneficial, this rainbow light can help an unloved person feel loved by bathing in the emitted coolers.

Citrine

Beautiful and lemon yellow, citrine is the color of the store. It represents the earth element with its yellow color. Due to its golden hue, citrine is said to attract wealth and prosperity. Someone involved in sales or business – or just looking to climb the ladder of success would benefit from a Citrine crystal on their desk.

Amethyst

With its deep purple color, amethyst is a royally coloured stone associated with great wealth. Amethyst can be worn as jewellery or displayed at home. Amethyst geodes are believed to possess great energy wealth and are often used in gemstone trees. It is also a great stone for protection when travelling.

Because of her connection with the Earth Mother, she is said to be able to keep a wandering husband at home. They are also believed to be able to provide healing energy and reduce anger and depression.

Rose Quartz

This is known as the love stone. The pink stone represents the sweet and tender feelings of love in a committed relationship. Singles who want to attract love can use rose quartz to attract love. When your relationship is struggling, keep a rose quartz heart nearby to encourage healing and loving feelings.

This beautiful stone helps us connect with our loving feelings. Worn as a pendant or placed in the home, rose quartz imbues all who come in contact with it with a greater heartfelt connection.

Cinnabar

Although not often seen in the west, cinnabar is widespread in the east. The mineral cinnabar occurs around recent volcanic activity or alkaline hot springs and is associated with mercury, pyrite, marcasite, opal, quartz, chalcedony and dolomite. It is rarely or never used in Feng Shui. What is most commonly referred to as cinnabar is actually a resin product.

 

 

 

 

 

Integrate Feng Shui into your Garden

How to incorporate Feng Shui into your Garden

When you hear Feng Shui, you probably think about the interior of your home. However, Feng Shui is not limited to interiors!

The Flow of Qi

Basically, the rules of Feng Shui that apply to a home can also be applied to an outdoor area. Overall, the goal is to create a smooth and calming flow of Qi, or life force energy. I’m sure you can walk through your garden with peace of mind without feeling blocked or constrained.

Well-placed retaining walls, pathways, and taller plants can really help direct the flow of Qi by guiding you through space. It’s also a good idea to use rounded edges and wavy lines for garden beds, which will create a smoother flow of Qi. You can also use irregularly shaped stone slabs to create a winding path. This allows Qi to flow smoothly and gather in space, and is generally more beneficial than a garden full of straight paths and sharp corners.

Set the Tone and Energy

It’s important to have a focal point in your garden, which draws the eye deeper into your outdoor space and creates ease. When deciding what to include as your focal point, consider the type of energy you’d like to cultivate. A warming fire feature, for example, will bring a different kind of energy to your space than a soothing water feature, a dramatic flowering tree, or a restful sitting area. Also, additions of the metal element with metal wind chimes can bring joy into your garden.

Balance Yin and Yang to Create Harmony

Using the Feng Shui principles of yin and yang helps create a more balanced design. You can do this by balancing hard (yang) and soft (yin) landscape treatments. To bring in more yang energy, think of boulders and masonry that create structure, boundaries, and clean lines. To soften the edges and bring in yin energy for balance, add plant matter around the hardscaping. Ornamental grasses are a good example of something that embodies yin energy with its gentle, swaying movement.

 

Feng Shui – Colour

When designing an outdoor space, you can keep it simple in terms of Feng Shui and colour. One way of working with Feng Shui and colour is to use 5 elements colour theory to create balance. The five elements represent different types of energy that all work together, and each element is associated with a particular colour. You don’t necessarily need to have all five elements represented in your space. Instead, choose a few that have the type of energy you want to invite into your garden. Here are a few ways to bring the five elements into your outdoor space using colour, and what they represent:

You can also balance yin and yang with different types of plants. Taller plants bring in more yang energy, while lower ground covers bring in yin energy. Integrating both gives the room dimension and variety and makes it appear more harmonious.

Wood element

The wood element is all about growth and vitality. This is easy to incorporate into a garden as it is associated with the colour green. Every tree, every plant or every bush contributes wood energy.

Fire element

The element of fire represents warmth and friendliness. It is associated with the colour red, which you can bring in through plants like Japanese maples or red geraniums.

Earth element

The earth element has a very grounding energy. Add yellow-coloured soil to your garden, like black-eyed Susan Vine or a yellow-flowered Potentilla.

Metal element

The metal element has a clear and concise energy. It is associated with the colour white, so you can add metal to your garden with plants like Bridal Wreath Spirea or a Shasta daisy.

Water element

The water element cools and is quiet. Water is represented by the colour black (or very dark navy blue), which is a bit more difficult with plant matter as there aren’t many black plants. You can look for something with black fruits like a blackberry. You can also bring in the water element with a water feature instead.

Work with an intention

Feng Shui principles work very well with landscape design, and many of the principles of both practices overlap. Another part of using Feng Shui when designing an outdoor space or garden is that it allows you to set an intention for your space. You can focus on a specific type of energy, which you can do by incorporating one or more of the elements above.

Another way to work with your intention is to map your garden using a Feng Shui tool called a Bagua. This allows you to identify specific areas like wealth or partnership that you might want to improve. To place the Bagua in your garden, you need to find the main entrance on the property and then place the Bagua according to the entrance for your entire property or backyard. Using the Bagua can be tricky at times, and it’s usually a good idea to work with a professional to make sure it’s routed correctly.

When in doubt, keep it simple! When you start designing your outdoor space, set an overall intention. For example, you might want to create a calming and welcoming space. Keep that in mind and then follow the basic guidelines above.

2022 – the Monkey

The monkey   

Monkey is the ninth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The Years of the Monkey include 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028…

The monkey is a clever, lively, and witty animal. Because of a lot of similarities to humans, the monkey is admired by people in many cultures and Chinese culture is no exception. In traditional Chinese culture, monkey has been considered a mascot to pray for the luck of official career as it pronounces the same with the Chinese character for “marquis (hou)” in ancient times. In some west areas of China, monkey is also believed to be able to protect little babies from evil spirits.

The most famous monkey in China is the Monkey King (Sun Wukong) born from a stone who is intelligent, brave, rebellious, and talented. Some similar personalities may present in people born in the Year of the Monkey, who tend to be lively, quick witted, righteous, brave, and humorous.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Shen
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Jin (Metal)
Yin Yang: Yang

People born in the Chinese zodiac sign Monkey are born with brilliant minds. Not only are they intelligent, clever, and always valued by teachers and parents throughout their youth, but they also have a strong body that will make them perform well in an organisation, and they tend to be great leaders than anyone else. At work, they show initiative and have the courage to face new challenges. In life, they are helpful and humorous enough to be preferred by people.

However, boasting can prevent them from achieving great success and they need more patience. Too many opportunistic behaviours can also affect other people’s impressions.

Strengths: Active, quick-witted, smart, humorous, sociable, capable, courageous, fair
Weaknesses: Show off, tricky, opportunistic, impatient, boastful