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.
Autumn is the season of vulnerability, trees shed their leaves and bare their branches ready for new growth. This vulnerability applies to us too—we must slow our rhythms, let go of the past and expose our hearts to the lessons of
Autumn is also the season of harvest. To reap the good we have sown throughout the year we must learn to let go. Whether physical, mental or spiritual, it is easy to grow accustomed to our burdens, and acknowledging these patterns is the first step. So, declutter and organize your home, limit your focus on people and places that deplete you, and open your spirit to the fresh opportunities that await.
The metal element is strong this season. Associated with strength, endurance, order and clarity, it can also impart sadness. So follow nature’s lead and replace rigorous activity with calm walks in nature—the fresh air will lift your mood and invigorate the lungs, an organ associated with metal. Meditation and yoga can also help clear the mind of negativity—metal is the leader of the five elements, therefore organization and routine are the key to maintaining balance.
Lastly, draw your attention to the west where positive Qi will flow, so keep this area of your home organized. Challenging energy can also enter via the northwest, so use metal ornaments to disperse its power and calm the effect. Autumn is a time of self-care, introspection and shedding old habits—give yourself time and attention and you’ll be ready to seize every opportunity the coming months present.
For Yin Water individuals, autumn focuses on status and wisdom, with special attention on seduction for females.
This season aligns with your personal power and status. If you want to enhance this aspect of your life, write down your aspirations in a planner or create a vision board to place in the northeast of your living or office space—the northeast is an auspicious direction this season.
Autumn evenings are a good time to turn inwards and reflect upon the year’s lessons. Seek wise words from mentors and elders, and take note of advice that can attract purpose into your life. Nature also has wisdom to share, so spend time outdoors and pay attention to the west, an auspicious direction. Remember that mind and body are one, so nourish yourself with seasonal foods such as warm soups and spices, avoiding cold raw foods. Ginger will help counteract autumn yin energy, and honey in hot water will soothe the throat and support the lungs—an organ of focus this season.
Perfect Pairings: Encourage wisdom and clarity with the help of Matrix Metal and Metal Flower elixirs.
Seductive energy is particularly powerful for females this season. Wear brown, cream, beige or yellow, and arrange afternoon dates in the centre of town. Place purple flowers in the north of your bedroom to further enhance your powers.
Perfect Pairings: The charms of Desired Earth and Royal Earth fragrances will enhance your seductive energy.