The Green in Feng Shui

The Green in Feng Shui

I’m wishing you a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day early as I’ll be away from my computer, or at best sporadically on and off it this weekend.

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But before I go…

This week I attended a Feng Shui presentation by Gail Cole from All Things Balanced. Have you seen All Things Balanced on Facebook?

Gail has been working with Feng Shui for the last 10 years, and her presentation certainly reflects that depth of knowledge. The first time I ever read a book about Feng Shui was back in 1998. I’ve read quite a few since then, but I’ve still been left with unanswered questions and confusions. Gail was able to answer my questions, and I have a lot more clarity about those things that were puzzling me.

So… in honour of Saint Patrick’s Day, here are a few things I learned about green in Feng Shui.

Green belongs to the WOOD element, one of the five elements in Feng Shui. The others are water, fire, metal, and earth.

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Green is the color of renewal, fresh energy and new beginnings.

Source: Re-orient Feng Shui

Green is balancing. It is calming, healing, relaxing, and tranquil.

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But did you know that if green is used in excess it can become tiresome? So that means too much of a good thing is not a good thing!

And apparently that includes house plants. Limit your plants to 2 or 3 in one space, as many plants take up all the live energy in the room.

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And if there is any dead foliage on them, remove it. If you have a plant that is dying, replace it with a larger, healthier plant.

Bamboo is considered a lucky plant in Feng Shui.

Source: Exotic Plants Blog

And black pots are used for grounding wealth.

Dried flowers are a no-no, as in taboo in Feng Shui, and that’s because they are, well, dead, so they are negative energy in a space.

Source: Laughing With Angels Blog

But silk or faux plants are okay as long as you keep them dusted and clean.

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And apparently when working with green in Feng Shui it is important to have several different shades in order to maximize the energy it brings.

Source: Alla Kondrat – Feng Shui @ Suite 101

There is a lot more to it… and I didn’t even touch on the Bagua! But I thought these few tips might be fun for you to contemplate.

Do you work with Feng Shui principles in your space? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

I hope you have a great Saint Patrick’s Day filled with lots of green (but not too much 😉 ), and that the wishes you make come true! 🙂



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