(image from a fab a Fall wreath round-up at Shelterness)
Fall is inching closer and though the leaves don’t quite turn in Los Angeles until January or so, if they ever do, my fondest New Jersey memories were of late September leaves flooding the streets and collecting in crunchy orange piles that we would jump in and stuff into old clothes to make scarecrows. Fall is back to school time, a time to launch new ideas and the perfect time to create a nest indoors for a dynamic season ahead. Here is some fabulous feng shui that I found in my inbox from a feng shui pro that I happen to love to read, Carol M. Olmstead, that will help you prep for fabulous season ahead!
|Feng Shui Tips for Fall by Carol M. Olmstead of Feng Shui For Real Life.
It’s still hot in many parts of the country, but there’s no doubt that Fall is on the way. As the days get shorter and you start spending more time inside your home, it’s the perfect time to make a few Feng Shui adjustments to welcome the new season. Fall is also a good time to check out your existing Feng Shui cures to see if they need to be adjusted, because they can wear out over time. Keep in mind that colors fade, furniture wears out or goes out of style, or your preferences in art change. Here are 10 easy Feng Shui tips to help you welcome the Autumn season.
- To attract new opportunities, replace your doormat in the Fall, and at the beginning of every new season.
- Make sure your house numberis clearly visible from the street so positive chi can always find you, especially at night as the days grow shorter.
- Pull up dead summer annuals and cut back perennials in your garden, because they represent stale chi; replace them with colorful mums or hardy pansies that will give you active chi until the first frost.
- Display a bowl of fruit or vegetables on your kitchen counter, like red apples or colorful gourds, to symbolize that your kitchen will never be empty and you can always afford to feed your family.
- Clear the cobwebs from your outdoor furniture before you cover it for the winter because accumulated cobwebs symbolize being so wrapped up and stuck that you can’t move forward.
- Even if the weather turns chilly, open your windows occasionally during the cooler Fall months to let in some fresh air and positive chi.
- Remove dead leaves from your gutters and roof since they represent dead chi accumulating on top of your home, and trim back any large limbs that overhang your house.
- Fall is a good time to rearrange your furniture, even if you only move the sofa a few inches closer to the window or the lamp to a different side of the table, to bring new energy into your room.
- Burn scented candles in your home to change your perspective for a new season: vanilla to make a room feel comforting, peppermint to curb your appetite, strawberry to boost energy and make you want to exercise, a floral fragrance to enhance learning, pine to enhance well-being.
- Start a new habit — when you change your clocks from daylight savings time back to standard time, also toss the expired packages and old spices from your pantry.
Love this, all of it!!! xoxo Dana
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Fab list! Can’t wait for fall and all the new energy that comes with the changing seasons.
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