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Mix in Some Metal

The Five Elements - Part V

Alchemy is an ancient tradition that has survived due to the power and prestige of metals. Metal is also one of the Five Elements in Feng Shui. The Five Elements work in a cyclical manner, with each element affecting the other, just as an alchemist uses fire to form metal.

Most likely, your home contains all Five Elements, from building materials to furniture to décor items. Like any of the Five Elements, it is important to have the right balance of Metal in your home. Metal adds an element of structure and order into your life. At the same time, too much metal can make you feel on edge, sharp-tongued or too structured.

Some easy ways to mix metal into your home is by adding items made of bronze, silver, stainless steel, copper, steel or aluminum, such as lamp bases, appliances, metal art or metal-legged tables. Other ways to incorporate the energy of metal is to add round items, such as round pillows, a round mirror, or circle-motif fabrics.

Take note of metal items you already have in your home and see if you can spruce them up by cleaning or replacing them. For example, I just replaced my flimsy front door knob with a heavy-duty, antique brass knob that I found at a reclaimed furniture store. What a difference it has made to how the door looks and how I feel each time I come home.

Utilize your transformative powers by turning ordinary opportunities into “golden” opportunities by adding the alchemical qualities of metal to your home.

Tisha Morris
Certified Life Coach, Feng Shui Consultant, Yoga Instructor
Author of Feng Shui Your Life: The Quick Guide to De-Cluttering Your Home and Renewing Your Life and creator of Earth Home Smudge Spray

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