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In this episode of Feng Shui Basics, I delve a little deeper into the subject of Feng Shui and its cure. Last blog I touched on the topic of Chi and Intention.

This time I will introduce you to two other important aspects of Feng Shui: the Five Elements and the concept of Yin and Yang.

Yin and Yang are two forces part of the cosmic universe that are complimentary opposites. Both are necessary and interdependent on each other, examples of Yin and Yang are, dim lighting (Yin) vs bright lighting (Yang). Floral patterns are Yin whereas geometric textiles are yang, curved furniture is Yin and straight angular furniture is Yang. All spaces require a balance of Yin and Yang energy to achieve harmony.

Another important concept is the introduction of the five elements to successfully obtain harmony and balance. These five elements are fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Each element is associated with a particular color, mood, taste, shape and season. These five elements interact with each other in a constructive and destructive cycle.

I am a firm believer in practical remedies and solutions. However, the reader should understand the metaphysical aspects of Feng Shui cannot be denied either. So care must be taken when introducing complicated cures, as they may result in un-intended consequences. For example adding a tall plant, one with smooth rounded edges is a good safe Feng Shui cure.

My final tip is to suggest consulting with a Feng Shui expert who can guide you on your Feng Shui journey. Just like self-medication is never a good idea, complicated Feng Shui remedies should be left to the experts.

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