"The Value of Metal -- Feng Shui's Element of Prosperity and Prestige"
by Kathryn Weber
In feng shui, metal is the element you don't often hear much discussion about. Most often metal is regarded as a cure for negative energies, especially earth afflictions such as the 5 Yellow and Black 2 that cause both illness and financial difficulties.
But metal is a wonderful element that when activated properly can bring patronage luck - the "who you know" kind of energy that separates truly successful people from those with just average success - heaven energy and power, and the all-important water of wealth.
Let's take a look at the element of metal....
We know from basic grade-school science that metal is a conductor.
It conducts energy like electricity and is used to promote the generation of water in feng shui, which in feng shui is shorthand word for wealth and prosperity. Its shape in feng shui is either the arch or circle - both have lots of movement.
Just think of a coin's round shape and how they are spent and move through circulation, or even a wheel. The arches of aqueducts transported water in ancient Rome.
Tapping auspicious metal chi will put metal's conductive properties to work for you to move what's stuck in your life, attract heaven energy to you, bring people to your aid, and open the gates to the luck of personal favor. Adding metal in the right locations will stimulate windfall luck and business opportunity.
Read these tips for putting metal to work in your life and home!
Tap the 1 Star.
The 1 Star in feng shui is the star of business opportunity - and the money associated with it. In short, it's the "generating money" star. Paying it special attention by adding metal wherever it's located will stimulate the 1 Star by making it produce water (read: money) for you.
Add metal windchimes, coin trees, and metal bowls wherever the 1 Star is found. In 2014, the 1 Star is in the southwest. Because it's the star of opportunity and career, ringing a bell in this sector can stimulate more business!
Stimulate the 6 Star.
Ready for more patronage and assistance from people in the position to help you? The 6 Star is the star to activate. It can help stimulate more diversity, too. This is especially helpful for increasing your presence in other countries, bringing energy to your home or office that helps business and life to keep moving and not stagnating.
If you have a home that faces the location of the 6 star or an office or bedroom located in the 6 Star sector, you should also wear beautiful jewelry to bring more luck and favor to yourself. Display a clear sparkling faceted crystal ball or faceted gems to empower the 6 star with crystalline earth energy.
The new black is white.
White is also the color of metal. It is a prestige color. Just think of all the homes with white sofas, white fluffy rugs and sleek Persian cats. Women who wear white are usually very fashionable and attract a lot of attention. White evokes elegance and any color paired with it instantly looks more beautiful. White is a power color especially when paired with striking gold jewelry. Wearing white will attract more help and you will move faster through the day because white is a yang color.
Get unstuck with metal.
One of the most difficult medical problems is poor circulation. When circulation is poor, health declines. That's true in feng shui, too. To create more wealth and prestige "circulation" use Chinese coins to start movement again. A perfect example is to put three tied Chinese coins in your wallet, checkbook, and bank account books or files.
Attract heaven luck.
The northwest is the sector of the father, patriarch, and it's also the sector of heaven - and the heaven men who can help you get ahead. These are the power-brokers that can make or break careers, make helpful introductions, and help you widen your circle of contacts. It's a prestige position and it benefits by the addition of the Chien trigram. The Chien trigram is made of three solid unbroken lines stacked on top of one another. Display this symbol in the northwest or wherever the 6 Star is located.
Use Chinese coins.
Adding coins under carpets at the entrance to your home helps move prosperity chi into the house. Put the coins in a line of six or eight in an arrow shape. You can use the coins just about anywhere! I even have a Chinese coin hanger that I put on my thumbdrives for my laptop to make my work more auspicious and generate more money.
Carry amulets and protectors.
Amulets are a wonderful way to carry heaven energy anywhere you go. Placed in a purse or pocket, metallic wealth amulets can be carried to attract prosperity energy. These are especially beneficial for anyone who works in the sector of the 1 or 6 Star or whose home faces the direction where the 1 or 6 Star is located.
Carry them in your pocket when you negotiate a mortgage -- or a raise! Amulets can be protective too. A good example is a blessing amulet that protects against nasty gossip or negative feelings. Metal amulets are the best conductors of energy - especially for money and protection.