Archive for June, 2008

Lotus

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Lotus: The Buddhists and the Hindus both consider the lotus to be a sacred flower that symbolizes purity and the unfolding of life. It is an enduring symbol of creativity, purity, peace, and tranquility; both Buddha and Vishnu are often pictured with or on a lotus blossom.

The many petals of the lotus represent the endless possibilities and opportunities in life. We all have talents and abilities…the things we are good at and the things we are passionate about. Use the lotus as a symbol for your ever-expanding life!

White Magnolias and Orchids

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

White magnolias and orchids symbolize good taste and femininity. In China the magnolia is considered to represent purity and truth. The Chinese use the bark and the flower buds as herbal remedies. Consider these flowers as the blank canvas which you will paint with your joy, and express with elegance your truths!

Chrysanthemum

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Chrysanthemum: This flower is a native of China and represents happiness and laughter. They are frequently found in Chinese homes, as they symbolize comfort, happiness, and a pleasant life. They are also related to nobility and strength of character.

In the Fall, we enjoy the many colors of Mums and they remind us that even though Winter is coming, we are blessed with the richness of the natural world and “fed” by the beauty of those colors!

The Five Flowers of Feng Shui: Peony

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Peony:The peony is a native of Mongolia and Siberia and it represents wealth and honor. In China it is known as ” the plant of twenty days,” as it’s blossoms remain fresh for almost three weeks. The peony tree can live for 100 years or more. In your garden it is best placed in the wealth corner of the garden.

Frogs and Wealth

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

A china frog, carrying a coin in his mouth and placed inside the front door is supposed to attract wealth to the house. Other symbols of wealth are: fish, a coin jar, a photo or painting of a babbling brook or gentle stream, or a blossoming plant.

Black

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Black is a representative of the water element. There should be a touch of it in every room. Sometimes a black picture frame is enough. It is mysterious and independant and is associated with the career area of you home or business. It is not appropriate for children’s rooms, therapy rooms, or living rooms.

Think Pink

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Pink: Pink is linked with purity of thought and has the positive association with happiness and romance with no negatives. It is suitable for bedrooms and a hint or accent of pink should be in the far right corner of every room for positive thinking and good relationships. This is not the best color for kitchens and bathrooms, however.

Going Green

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Green: Green symbolizes growth, fertility, harmony and money! It’s one of those colors that works well in almost every area in the home. It is healthy and refreshing and brings optimism, freedom, and balance, It’s rare negative influence is envy. This color is a great choice for therapy rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

Purple

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Purple: This color is all about wealth and vitality. It is dignified and spiritual, and positively motivating. It’s a good color for bedrooms and meditation areas but not the best choice for kitchens or dining areas.

White

Monday, June 16th, 2008

White: White symbolizes new beginnings, purity and innocence. It’s positive qualities are freshness and cleanliness…it’s negatives are coldness, starkness and lifelessness. It deflects chi rather than holding it so it should be used sparingly. Best for bathrooms and kitchens, it is not suitable for bedrooms or dining rooms. The best usage for white is for ceilings and trim.

Blue

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Blue: Blue is peaceful and soothing and is linked with spirituality, contemplation, mystery, and patience. It’s positive associations are trust, faithfulness and stability. Negatives are melanchlia and coolness.. Blue can be used in bedrooms, therapy rooms, and meditation areas. It should not be used in family rooms, dining rooms, and studies.

Red

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Red is stimulating and dominant, it reduces the size of rooms and increases the size of objects. It is most useful as an accent color. It isn’t advisable to use this color in children’s bedrooms, dining rooms or workshops. It is associated with warmth, prosperity and stimulation, but also anget, shame and hatred.

Yellow

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Yellow: Yellow is associated with intellect, it stimulates the brain and aids in digestion. It’s positive qualities are optimism, reason, and decisiveness, while it’s negatives are exaggeration, rigidity, and over-stimulation. It good for hallways and kitchens, not advisable for bathrooms, meditation rooms, or bedrooms.

Orange

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Orange: A powerful and cheerful color, orange encourages communication, creativity, and intellect. It’s negative qualities are rebelliousness and irritability. It best usage is in dining rooms, hallways, and living rooms. It is a poor choice for bedrooms or small spaces.

Brown

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Brown: Brown suggests stability and weight. It’s positives are safety and elegance, while it’s negatives are dinginess, depression, and aging. It’s a good choice for studies but not for bedrooms.