What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is the Chinese art focusing on the flow of Qi (life’s energy) and a way of understanding how it moves in our surroundings and how our buildings, their interiors, and our environment affect us. By applying Feng Shui you find that you have opportunities to improve every aspect of your life. Feng Shui promotes appreciation of beauty, balance, light and tranquility.
It may sound like an obscure Chinese dish but literaly translates to “wind and water”. Feng means water (a symbol, analogy for wealth) and Shui means Wind.
What are the elements of Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is heavily influenced by the theory of the Elements. In the Chinese scheme of the Universe, there are five of these elements: Fire, Water, Wood, Metal and Earth. So, the candles are only one element – Fire. When we burn them we will experience the element of fire.
The five Elements are also associated with colors, seasons, directions, and planets.
– Fire is red, an auspicious color. Fire is also Summer and the South.
– Water is represented by the color black. It is also the North and Winter.
– Wood is green and it is also the East and Spring.
– Metal is white or sometimes gold. Metal is symbol of the West and Autumn.
– Earth is yellow and it is the Center.
Five Elements have a mutually Productive Cycle and a mutually Destructive Cycle.
In the Productive Cycle Fire produces Earth, which produces Metal, which produces Water, which produces Wood, which produces Fire.
In the Destructive Cycle Wood destroys Earth, which destroys Water, which destroys Fire, which destroys Metal, which destroys Wood.
If one were born in the EARTH year, then having too many plants (Wood) would not be very auspicious. On the other hand, having red things, lights etc. (Fire) would be very conducive since Fire produces Earth. Earth people should sleep near or at the center portion of the house.
How do you use beeswax candles in Feng Shui?
Candles are the strongest expression of the feng shui element of Fire in your home (if you do not have a fireplace, of course). Being a Fire feng shui element, candles invoke the energy of purification and inspiration, they warm up the energy and help release daily stress. Lighting a candle will uplift and expand the energy in any given space. If life seems dull and routine, light a candle. Warmth, passion and excitement will ensue.
Beeswax candles are of an Earthy Beige – Orange – Yellow color and thus promotes confidence. This candle is great for living rooms and library, study areas. Use it to enhance a spiritual connection, peace, and stimulate intuition. The Beeswax blend is very good in meditation rooms or sacred spaces to focus energy. Also, because the fragrance is relaxing, it can be used in a bedroom (but make sure you blow it out before you fall asleep).
As well yellow feng shui candle symbolizes the earth and is used for having harmony and union in a relationship. So if your romantic life or relationship is going through a rough patch then a yellow Feng Shui candle can do a lot to balance the energy. As the colors of Feng Shui are important, so is the placement of the candles strategically. It is best to follow a bagua map to make sure candles of the appropriate color are placed in the right direction.
Yellow beeswax candles will work best at the central part of the room/house so if you have a table in the centre of your living room/dining room do use our bees wax candles to enhance your success in family life, health and relationships.