Feng Shui: The Year of the Earth Dog

2018 is the year of the Earth Dog, a universal 11/ 2 year in numerology. This signals a balance between individuality and partnership. A year of duality and delays, 2018 is a reminder for us to live with patience and integrity, to take care of our health and be of service. The structure provided by the earth is the conduit through which the other elements flow. Symbolically, earth represents the gestational period inside the womb where the basic structure of the body is formed.

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

Traditionally floral and musk scents are representative of the earth element, and when used as a dimension of design, create a feeling of grounding and stability. 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 to create harmony with your surroundings. You can do this by creating balance between the built environment and the natural world. A small focus on residential well-being can have a profound effect!

Power colors that honor the Earth element:

    • Terracotta
    • Light Yellow
    • Sand
    • Beige

Power colors that support and feed the Earth element:

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

In this year of the Earth Dog, you should adhere to the following 5 classical Feng Shui tips for 2018:

    1. No digging in the Southeast, North, Northeast, and Northwest
    2. Add a symbol of protection or talisman to the Northwest
    3. Add a saltwater cure to the North
    4. Ensure there is no clutter in the West
    5. Consider placing crystals on all four corners of your home to stabilize the earth energy

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