Present in everything we do, the elements are regarded as the building blocks of all natural phenomena. They are also integral to how we experience daily life.
The practice of Feng Shui seeks to bring balance by understanding how our element influences the six energies within—wisdom, socializing, creativity, seduction, prosperity, and status.
Each season elects an element as its leader. For autumn this is metal—a honed, lustrous substance that both clarifies and reflects. It is therefore no surprise that the coming months are a time to take stock, organize your thoughts, and look west as the sun begins to set on the year.
Just as spring was the season for a ‘clean sweep’, autumn is the season for ‘letting go’. Not just of the physical and mental clutter we have accumulated over the year, but also of any habits that may be depleting our corporeal and spiritual entities. Use meditation and yoga to clarify and uplift, and take a note from nature’s enduring cycle: falling leaves make room for new growth.
While always essential, breathing becomes particularly important during this transitional period. Autumn is associated with the lungs, so keep this organ healthy and clear by taking regular walks and maintaining gentle exercise. As the weather oscillates between warm and cold, sometimes unpredictably, keep a scarf to hand to protect your neck and chest. Most importantly, acknowledge the importance of the sigh to expel any sadness or stress that may be associated with the impulse.
For Yin Fire, this season focuses on socializing, prosperity, and seduction for men.
As the days draw shorter, acquire uplifting energy by interacting with others. We are communal beings and these connections will be a boon to your physical and mental health this autumn. To strengthen the bond between siblings, friends, colleagues, and business associates, arrange meetings at midday and adorn yourself in red, pink, or purple. Communication is key, so don’t worry whether meetings are in person or online.
Perfect Pairings: Increase your amiability by wearing Hypnotizing Fire or Velvet Fire fragrances. And if hosting, light a Hypnotizing Fire or Velvet Fire Candle to further support your energy.
Wealth energy abounds this season for those governed by the incandescent element. To nurture the flow of prosperity Qi, declutter both the west and northwest of your home and workspace. Opt for seats in the same areas while working, and face west or northwest to further enhance your affluence.
For Yang Wood men, seduction energy is strong in the coming months. Increase your allure by organizing evening encounters in the northwest of town. Be sure to wear an accessory in white, silver, gold, or light grey during liaisons, as these colors are particularly auspicious when it comes to amour.
Perfect Pairings: Heighten your charms with the scent of Matrix Metal or Metal Flower fragrances.