Easy feng shui decorating with the Fire element: bring passion, success, and romance into your life
The energy of the Fire feng shui element is the energy of the bright sun, happy celebrations, and glorious, joyful achievements. Fire element also brings the energy of strong sexual desire, passion, and romance. It warms your heart, nourishes and sustains you. There can be no life on this planet without the life-giving energy of the sun, and there can be no good feng shui energy in any space without the bright, bold and happy energy of the Fire feng shui element. So, how do you decorate with this powerful feng shui element?
The secret of successful Fire element feng shui decorating is in knowing when and where to make it strong, when to tone it down and when to avoid it completely. This is true of any feng shui element, of course, but especially so of the Fire element as it can literally burn your energy (when it is too strong compared to other feng shui elements). Let’s look at the dos and don’ts of the Fire feng shui element use in good decorating of a happy home or a successful office.
As personal understanding and experience are the unspoken (and glorious!) rule of the successful feng shui decorating, I always encourage my readers to start with a personal connection with the feng shui element they need to bring into their home. Search for a personal memory, impression or a good idea that speaks to you of fiery energy.
How do you feel the fire energy? How would you express it? Fire feng shui element is in the warming glow of the candle, the sensual warmth and light of the bedroom fireplace, and the mystery of breathtaking sunsets. Fire feng shui element is also in the “Danger” and “Stop” signs, in the ravaging forest fires and destructive human emotions such as rage and violence. As always with good feng shui, it is all about finding the right balance; too little fire and the house has no happy energy, too much fire and you can literally watch tempers rise and conflicts abound.
Personally, for me fire is warmth, relaxation, and sensuality, it is a heart opening and joy-giving element. Fire is also creativity, passion, and fun. I have a lot of fire in my own personal energy, and I love its creative, bright and happy presence in my office area. In our living space, though, it works best to tone it down a bit. I find it more restful this way and it certainly also works best for my family. It is a fine balancing act of strengthening the Fire element in areas where it needs to be strong without overwhelming me or my family members.
Find your own, unique and comfortable expression of this powerful element, see what works for you and your home by consulting the basic feng shui guidelines below. I am structuring the Fire feng shui element decorating basics in 3 clear and easy sections: “When”, “Where” and “How”; and then the infographic below should help assimilate and apply the feng shui info.
To Decorate with the Fire Feng Shui Element
Bring the energy of the Fire feng shui element when you lack creative expression, you feel cold and lonely, your energy feels weak or when you need strong energy to bring to life creative projects, be they personal or business projects. You can also bring a stronger Fire element into your space when you need more recognition for your work.
To Focus on Fire Element Decor
The Fire feng shui element should be nourished and strengthened in the South, Southwest, Northeast and Center areas of the bagua of your home or office (if you are working with the classical feng shui bagua). If you are working with the Western, or BTB bagua, then welcome the Fire element in your Fame and Reputation, Love and Marriage, Personal Growth and Cultivation and the Heart/Center bagua areas.
To Decorate with the Fire Feng Shui Element
There are numerous ways to express each feng shui element, as you will discover in our exploration of 5 elements in feng shui decorating. The 3 basic ways are: color, shape and specific decor items. Fire element is best expressed in colors red, purple, orange, strong yellow, magenta and pink; triangular and star shapes and actual fire decor items, of course.
This infographic should be an easy reference for using the passionate Fire feng shui element in your home or office decorating. Now let’s explore the Earth feng shui element.