Getting ready for fall can be a lot of fun, especially if you apply the principles of Feng Shui to your surroundings in anticipation of the transition from the lazy days of summer to the coldness of the winter months ahead. The biggest part of Feng Shui for your home this fall involves keeping your chi moving or flowing.
The summer element, fire, is giving way to the winter element, water, and transitioning your home is important to maintaining the health and tranquility of your space. The fall of the year is a time when Mother Nature is shedding her leaves and allowing the past to go. We can do the same thing in our home and office décor. Begin by:
- Clearing out clutter. Clutter brings to mind decay and can clog your vital energy. Clutter is typically caused by our resistant to a particular area of the home. If you want good things to come inside during the fall and winter months, then rid your space of clutter, whether it is old books and magazines and other items that are cluttering up your space, or whether it is too many collectibles and odds and ends lying about. Put order to chaos in order to allow the free movement of chi, or positive energy, in your life.
- Move energy. The corners of your room are where your chi tend to come to a stand still. Keep chi moving with artwork, plants or small items of furniture that invite the movement of energy. A fountain or the flow of air via a wind chime is also a good way to move your chi.
- Organize your closet. Chi can become stuck in closets, in a way, stored. Keep your closets free from old, unwanted items that you don’t use (make a run to Goodwill to make a donation), to keep chi moving.