Colors: What does Red Mean? Feng Shui Color Theory

Feng Shui Color Theory: RED

Red is one of the most powerful colors.  Red means different things in different cultures.  In Feng Shui Red is the color of fame and notoriety.  It is also a color that gets noticed.  If you wear the color red, you must be prepared for the attention that you will get.  One person that comes to mind for their powerful use of the color red is Hillary Clinton.  Nearly at all significant gatherings of her peers, she wears red, usually it’s a red suit.  She is very smart about the use of this color.  In many countries red is the color which ladies get married in…the color of love, think of red hearts.

In Feng Shui color theory red means energy, good luck, courage, passion, marriage, faith and communication. The emotions that it is associated with include anger, irritation, passion, courage and outrage.

The ideal location for the color red is nearly always in the middle back wall, as you stand in the doorway looking inside, this is the Fame area of any room or generally in your home, check out the Bagua map for more clarification.

My next tips will talk about other specific colors and their meanings.  A great book about color is Living Color Master Lin Yun’s Guide to Feng Shui and the Art of Color by Sarah Rossbach and Lin Yun

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Candee Pearson

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Colors: How can I use them to Support My Goals?

Color is powerful!  What are your favorite colors?  Do you use your favorite colors in your home, clothing or landscaping?   Are you afraid you’ll pick the wrong colors?  Our goal is to find those colors that make you say, “I love the color I chose to paint my house”.  Or that you get repeated compliments about your favorite shirt. Utilizing the power of colors can really help achieve your goals, especially when your favorite shirt gets you  compliments and you feel great about yourself; now that’s  power we all want and deserve.

I recently heard someone describe an average, nondescript image as beige.  Beige is being used as a default, when you may be uncertain about what colors you really like, or timid  to display your true personality for fear that your friends will think negative thoughts.  Beige and white are the default colors in the United States…WHY?  What if it was green or blue?  Why is it that we surround ourselves in our indoor environments with a single default color?  Our eyes are not used to this monochrome scheme.  In nature we see green grass, blue sky, brown dirt, red leaves and white snow.  We are used to seeing a variety of colors and that soothes our psyche.  To be contained in a room that has no color variation can cause irritation.

Therefore, the goal is to figure out what your favorite colors are.  When you look at your house, landscaping or the clothes you’re wearing and say,”I just love how those colors make me feel”  or “I feel so powerful in this red dress”.  Eliciting those powerfully positive feelings with your favorite colors is a goal of Feng Shui  which will, in turn, help achieve major shifts in your life.

My next tips will talk about the specific colors and their meanings.  A great book about color is Living Color Master Lin Yun’s Guide to Feng Shui and the Art of Color by Sarah Rossbach and Lin Yun

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Candee Pearson

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Sell Your House Quick with Feng Shui: Get the Edge on Your Competition

Are you finding yourself in a world where there are a lot of houses for sale, and you need to sell ASAP?  Where are the buyers and how do you find them?Having a good marketing plan is essential.  But the most important component is making the house the most appealing and desireable compared to its competition.  In order to get the edge on your competition there are simple tips that can be used:

  1. Clean everything thoroughly
  2. Remove clutter such as papers, pictures, magazines, garbage etc.
  3. Fix all broken, scratched, or damaged items
  4. Remove excess storage, rent a storage unit if you have to; everything must be super organized, even the garage
  5. Remove excess furniture, less is more.  Orient the sitting part of the furniture so that you see the seat first, not the back of a chair or sofa.
  6. Organize each room to its fullest potential.  The master bedroom needs a luxurious bed with pillows and bedding that encourages that relaxing decadent feeling.  It’s organized, clean, and welcoming.  A room that could be an office or bedroom should have the appearance of a fully functioning office or bedroom.  Imagine how it could best be utilized and stage it in that capacity.
  7. Clean up the entire yard and make it look appealing. Mow lawn, rake leaves, trim bushes, plant annuals or perennials and organize the garden shed. Make it obvious where the front door is located, by having a path, mailbox, house numbers, welcome mat, wind chimes, plants or other artwork.

Home staging and professional landscaping are proven tools that can sell a home on average 40% faster and 10% higher!  Most of the time all you have is time to get prospective buyers to feel like they could enjoy living there and that there are no significant reasons they feel any negativity.  You need to make the best first impression, so EVERYTHING must look PRETTY.

One book that can help is: Sell Your Home Faster with Feng Shui…  by Holly Ziegler.  She has an expanded version of these ideas.

For only $65 for an hour consultation I can help you to make the best first impression.  Contact Candee Pearson 970-764-5615 or email candeepearson@fivestarfengshui.com http://www.fivestarfengshui.com

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Candee Pearson

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Best Position for the Stove; Using Feng Shui’s Command Position

My last 2 topics discussed the best location for the bed and desk; so in the same vein the stove is the other important object to be placed in the command position.  Thus, to reiterate, the command position is as far from the entrance to the room, facing the door, with the solid wall behind you.  One of the most difficult to achieve these goals is with the stove.  Most of the time the stove is facing the wall, with the door behind you.  But, if you have an island and can view the door as you are cooking at the stove, you will feel the power of the command position.  In my house I remodeled so that the gas stove  faces the dining area, which faces the doors and the primary chopping area also faces the doors (there are 2).  The feeling that I get when I am cooking is one of power, clarity and safety knowing that I can see anyone approaching the doors.

In an ideal world, the best kind of stove is gas because of the benefit of fire & efficiency.  The location is in the command position, far from the door, facing the door, with a solid wall behind you as you face the stove.  Because the stove assists us as we create the nutrition we need for our families; placing the stove in the command position will create  many positive outcomes for each person’s goals.

If you’re saying to yourself, ‘wow I have the opposite of all these suggestions’.  Well, I have found that so many people do.  If you have a stove that faces the wall and the door is directly behind you; the cure for that are mirrors or shiny objects behind the stove.  My favorite shiny objects are copper pans, molds or other artwork.

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Candee Pearson

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What is the Best Position for a Desk? Using Feng Shui’s Command Position.

One of the most challenging issues for people is how to orient ones desk.  Since I have learned about Feng Shui’s command position, I am very pleased by its results.  The command position states that the item, generally a desk, bed or stove, is located as far from the door, facing the door, and a head against the solid wall. A few years ago at a workplace I switched desk positions and turned the desk to face the entry.  The room was a large room with 5 desks, most facing the wall.  After I moved my desk to face the entry I got a number of positive compliments.  I felt better and was more productive because of a few key factors:

  • I faced the entry, so I could see everyone who was coming into the space
  • My back was against the solid wall thus the energy was more stable and supportive  i.e. didn’t go out the window or the door
  • I could communicate easily with my co-workers and not have to turn my head; but they had to turn their heads
  • My view was out the window at the great scenery

Overall my desk was in the power/command position in the room; i.e. farthest from the door, back against solid wall, facing the entry which contributed greatly to my success and productivity.  I recommend  everyone to find their command position in the room and orient your desk in this way.  You will be amazed at the positive results.

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Candee Pearson

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Which Direction Should I Sleep?

I get asked a lot, is it good for my head to be pointing a certain direction? Since this method of Feng Shui is known as the Compass Method, to me it’s not as important as having your head against the solid wall and that the bed is as far away from the doorway as possible. The method of Feng Shui that I practice is called the Black Hat Sect (BTB) which is based on the idea about how the energy flows through doorways and around your home or office. There are many types of Feng Shui, but I think that the BTB is the most realistic and works in our modern times.

The keys to the most peaceful sleep include:

  • Removing items that plug into outlets.
  • Making sure no mirrors reflect over the bed as you sleep.
  • Closing all doors while you sleep.
  • No storage under the bed.
  • Each person has their space for books & bedside lamp & table.
  • Calming pictures
  • Calming colors
  • Thinking in terms of two’s if you are a couple; i.e. 2 pillows, 2 lamps etc
  • Being able to see who’s coming in the doorway.
  • Clutter free.

I know you may be curious what the Compass method says about the sleeping directions, so here is what they say:

Head pointing North=Enhancing physical Manifestations and Balance.

Head pointing South=Enhancing Ability to Remember Dreams and Develop Intuition.

Head pointing East=Speeds Life Up (good for depression and sluggishness).

Head pointing West=Slows Life Down (good for stress and hyperactivity).

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Candee Pearson

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Feng Shui Chi Enhancers: To Enhance Your Success!

 There are a number of items that you may place in your home or office that will increase your success.  Certain items are most appropriate in specific locations, but the items below generally will enhance the energy in your home.  Below are some ideas for feng shui chi enhancers that will help you enhance the positive energy to bring you the most success.

  • Art & Wall Decoration – Paintings, collages, collections, textiles, sculptures
  • Colors – Enjoy your favorite colors around you and in your clothing.
  • Five Element Associations
  • Wood=Blue & Green
  • Fire=Red & Bright Colors
  • Earth=Yellow & Earth Tones
  • Metal=White & Pastels
  • Water=Black, Blue & Dark Tones
  • Crystals – Large round faceted crystals circulate the most chi
  • Lighting – Effective natural sunlight is best, but candles and other types of effective lighting  is good
  • Living Items – Animals, plants & flowers
  • Mirrors – Generally large mirrors are beneficial, except in the bedroom…i.e. no mirrors in the bedroom or over the bed
  • Natural Objects – Shells, rocks, sticks, seeds or pods.
  • Sound Makers – Bells, Wind Chimes, music, instruments
  • Water Features – Fountains, birdbaths, ponds, waterfalls etc
  • Wind Makers – Whirligigs, flags, mobiles, banners or weathervanes

While this list isn’t exhaustive, it will give you ideas to assist in creating the space of your dreams.

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Candee Pearson

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