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The Feng Shui Metal Element

The second in our 5 element series is the Metal Element.  You may be surprised at what is considered a metal element and how it can improve your environment.  Learn what adding more metal elements to your space will do for you in this month’s newsletter.

If you are looking for clarity and a clear sense of direction the metal element might just be what you need to set yourself on the path that is most beneficial to your life aspirations. Our Experts will share how to sharpen your insights.
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Featured Expert Articles
Creating a Feng Shui Garden: Metal Element

I love incorporating the 5 natural elements into a Feng Shui garden setting. Metal is especially fun as it is a great hard scape material and is represented by round and oval shapes. Also, the colors of white, silver and gold are metal. Find out more about the Feng Shui element of metal in your outdoor spaces.  
Metal Element in Interiors

While there are many facets of feng shui including furniture arrangement, the Bagua Map, space clearing, and even the modern practice of clutter clearing, the five elements are one of the primary tools used to balance the energy in spaces. The five elements connect us with our homes and our homes to nature and beyond. 
Feng Shui Glossary Word of the Month: Metal

One of the Five Elements represented by the color white or grey. Its movement is still, inward and contracting. Metal energy is very precise, logical, and has leadership qualities. It represents the West sector of the Bagua with number 7 and Northwest with number 6, spherical shapes, Autumn season, and the lungs and skin.
Also called Xin

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Feng Shui Tip of the Month: Which bed frame is better according to Feng Shui?  Metal or Wood?

A metal-frame bed can surround your body with a distorting magnetic field while you sleep.  The element of metal is a conductor, so by having an abundance of electronics surrounding you when sleeping, blended with a metal bed-frame creates easier transmission from those appliances to you.

Wood-frames deflect magnetic energy.  They also represent the energy of support when sleeping while also associating with career. A rested body, mind and spirit equals stronger productivity during the day, easier manifesting of new ideas and energy to follow through.
"Pin"spiration - Metal

Take a look around your home or office to see how many metal elements you can find.  Remember it is not just metal you are looking for but also the shape and color that could represent metal.  Click to pin this image.

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Feng Shui School Spotlight - Academy of Exquisite Living

The Academy of Exquisite Living is dedicated to supporting individuals who wish to create an exquisite life for themselves and for others. We currently offer the Inspired Feng Shui Practitioner Certification Course, in both live and online versions, to teach individuals how to become confident, qualified, certified feng shui practitioners. We are in the process of building other courses that will also support your exquisite life from the aspects of the mind, body, spirit, and of course, the environment.  

Final Thoughts

Color is one of the easiest ways to shift the energy in your space with Feng Shui. Each color is an expression of one of the Five Feng Shui Elements: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood.

Remember, scientifically color is light and light is our number one nutrient. Although you might not believe whole-heartedly in Feng Shui, there is definite logic behind the use of color and moods, aka Chromotherapy.

Metal Element
  • Metal represents clarity and preciseness
  • Primary colors of metal include: gray and white
  • The symbol for metal is Circle
  • Metal elements in your space or home brings the qualities of sharpness, precision, clarity and efficiency
  • Pure White in the west of your space or home will bring supportive energy for all your creative endeavors
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