We’re approaching the most Yang moment of the year, the Summer Solstice, which occurs next Tuesday, June 21 2011, at 1:16 pm eastern.
Whether you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor garden or simply have a windowbox or two, now’s the time to make the most of it to celebrate summer, the Season of Light.
Since gardens are naturally dominated by the Wood element, to feel truly balanced and nourished you’ll want to make sure yours includes the other four elements.
Wood represents new beginnings, growth and flexibility — ideas that are evident in every plant in your garden.
Here’s how you can easily bring in Feng Shui’s other four elements.
- For Fire, the element of passion and enthusiasm, use the color red in flowers and accessories, and make sure you have good lighting.
- Bring in Earth, the element of stability and nourishment, with clay pots or square decorative tiles;
- Metal, the element of organization and discernment, is found in white flowers, rounded shapes and metallic objects.
- Meandering shapes — or fountains, of course — enhance the Water element, which represents your spiritual life.
(photo by ABG)