Feng Shui: The Year of the Earth Boar

In Feng Shui, 2019 is the year of the Earth Boar, a universal 12/ 3 year in numerology. It is the trinity, which energies support creativity, discovery and self-expression. The 2019 year of the Boar is the end of the 12-year zodiac cycle and the major closing of the 60-year Chinese calendar cycle. This makes it a perfect time for review. As the earth element (stability and protection) is over the water (abundance and prosperity) element, you will want to make sure you have a nourishing mix of the elements in your environment and allow plenty of fresh air and light in to support movement and avoid stagnation and inactivity.


Spring will bring a time of renewal and a signal to refresh and balance our own spaces. For generations, humans have gravitated toward and worked in harmony with the organic allure of nature’s fundamental elements that make them feel calm, at peace and welcomed into a space. Nurture the earth energy of 2019 in your space by using a few simple earth-centered Feng Shui design principles.

Principles of Feng Shui: Earth as a design element is associated with large-scale furnishings, ceramics, stone, marble, granite, horizontal lines and square shapes. 

Traditionally floral and musk scents, such as jasmine, rose and oriental lilies, are representative of the earth element. When used as a dimension of design, they create a feeling of grounding and calm. Whether it’s relevant to your residence, boutique or hotel, Feng Shui says to live in accordance with the visiting energy of the year and create harmony with your surroundings. You can do this by creating balance between the built environment and the natural world. A small focus on interior well-being can have a profound effect!


Power colors that honor the Earth element:

    • Terracotta
    • Pale Yellow
    • Sand
    • Coffee
    • Beige

Power colors that support and feed the Earth element:

    • Red
    • Orange
    • Yellow
    • Purple
    • Pink
    • Magenta

These colors will help to keep situations dynamic and moving forward.

In this year of the Earth Boar, take note of the following 5 classical Feng Shui tips for 2019:

    1. No digging in the Southwest, Northwest, Northeast, Southeast and South
    2. Bring in fresh roses into the Northwest sector of your space
    3. Add a saltwater cure to the Southwest, West, Northeast, Northwest and Southeast
    4. Ensure there is no clutter in the Center
    5. Consider placing rose quartz or peonies in the Southwest


Choose natural design elements that embody your style and aspirations. As always, it’s best to integrate Feng Shui elements in a subtle way that speaks to your intent for the space. Happy New Year!

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