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 Wood, this season focuses on creativity, status, and seduction for women.
The clarity of autumn is a boon to creativity, so use this time to further your talents and awaken your untapped potential. To support this, situate yourself in the south of your home or workspace when creating, and ensure you are facing southward to amplify the effect. Place fresh flowers in the south of your home or workspace to further strengthen your creative energies.
Perfect Pairings: Invite inspiration by lighting Hypnotizing Fire or Velvet Fire candles in your home or workspace, and by wearing elixirs in these fragrances to enhance your flow.
Personal power also comes to prominence this season. Place a vision board in the northwest of your workspace to channel this Qi and focus your intentions. Remember that autumn is about letting go of what’s holding you back.
For Yin Wood women, seduction energy is strong over the coming months. Increase your allure by organizing evening liaisons in the northwest of town. Be sure to wear an accessory in white, silver, gold, or light grey—colors that are particularly auspicious when it comes to amour.
Perfect Pairings: Heighten your charms with the scent of Matrix Metal or Metal Flower fragrances.