The basic theory of Feng Shui (meaning ‘wind ‘and ‘water’) is to create a positive setting for the circulation of the invisible energy flow present in our living environment. The course of the life force (Chi) around us influences our success, relationships and health. Obstructions to this flow can cause disharmony resulting to adverse repercussions. To achieve balance and accord, Feng Shui consultants guide us as to- ‘what’ and ‘how’ to arrange the matter around us. As per Feng Shui guidelines, synchronization and stability can be achieved by arranging personalized objects, in the right manner in our surroundings.
In Feng Shui, art plays a very important role in energizing the atmosphere. It is one of the easiest and most flexible elements that can be used to modify energies and attract positive vibrations. The artwork selected should candidly communicate the motive and secure the objective accurately.
Water signifies prosperity, success and wealth. Select a landscape with flowing water for the North segment of your house for abundance in cash inflow or career advancement. The course of the flowing water in the artwork should give the impression of moving in the direction of the viewer, in other words towards the house. Shown below are some of the artworks by Master’s suitable for the North sector of the house.
La Grenouillere by Claude Monet
Fishing boats at Sainte Marie by Vincent van Gogh
Rest along the Stream by Alfred Sisley
Artworks that exemplify love, togetherness and happiness needs to be placed in Southwest sector of the house, for energizing love, deepening family relationships and developing new associations. Shown below are some of the artworks by great Master’s apt for the Southwest subdivision of the house.
The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
The Luncheon of the Boating Party by Renoir
A painting that radiates potency and longevity is good for the Health sector of the house (East).
Wheat Field with Cypresses by Vincent van Gogh- (Shown Below) The evergreen trees cypress in the painting signify longevity and strength. Scenic slush greenery and cultivated fields make the painting best suited for well being and liveliness. The wood element in the painting is also favorable for the East.
Irises by Vincent van Gogh– Irises an ornamental flowering plant that survives in hard conditions like dried semi-desert and rocky mountains illustrates potency and dazzling energy. The solid long stems with blossoming flowers make it a powerful print for healing and fertility.
Artworks or prints that communicate movement and new opportunities should be placed in the ‘Fame and Reputation’ segment of the house (South). Select a print with vibrant colors, blazing with energy and packed with action.
Starry Night over the Rhone by Vincent van Gogh– The numerous spiral stars signify new opportunities and activities. The Water element in the painting adds positive energy for success. Activate your ‘Fame and Recognition’ sector with this energized painting.
Poppy field by Vincent van Gogh- The fiery red poppy flowers against the brilliant green fields painted with animated brushstrokes, if placed in a South region, it will be favorable for ‘Fame and Reputation. Trees and mountains in the background suggest growth and support.
Southeast region of the house, which is for ‘Prosperity and Abundance’, needs artworks that symbolize good fortune, ampleness and opulence.
Still Life with Quince Pears by Vincent van Gogh- The painting screams abundance and prosperity. The gold-like yellow pears are most appropriate for dining hall or kitchen.
The Harvest by Vincent van Gogh- Harvest the most productive season of the year symbolizes good fortune and rewarding results. A print most appropriate for acknowledgment and acclaim.
‘Creativity and Children’ division (South) of the house requires an artwork denoting expansion, a new beginning and prosperous growth.
Almond blossom by Vincent van Gogh– The budding almonds in the painting illustrates beginning of a new life and growth. Placing this print in the ‘Children and Creativity’ section would be fruitful.
Small Pear Tree in Blossom by Vincent van Gogh- The painting represents prosperous expansion and profitable results, most appropriate for creative development and new foundations.
For ‘Knowledge and Skill’ zone (Northeast) a tranquil and composed artwork would be fitting. It should signify inner growth and spiritual expansion.
Rose bushes under the Trees by Gustav Klimt – The rich foliage highlights the Earth energy of the Northeast sector. The tree adorned with multiple dabs of green indicates change of season which in Feng Shui denotes positive alteration and willingness to accept change. The flowers symbolize rewarding results. A potent print for the ‘Knowledge and Skill’ zone.
Heidelberg by E Phillips Fox- This artwork also grounds the earth energy for Northeast. The green foliage and serene atmosphere awakens insightful and intuitive thoughts.
Finally, select artwork that communicate the most with you and expresses your intentions. Instead of deciding base on commercial ads selling Feng Shui products, rely on your instincts.