By Kathryn Weber
One of my favorite places to vacation is the beach. I used to live on a remote atoll in the Pacific Island (Google Johnston Island and you’ll see me in a gas mask as well as pictures of this tiny pimple in the Pacific) and it was there that I began to notice the variations of blue in water. The island is the most remote landmass in the world and because it is, the water is pristine.
The atoll is actually an extinct volcano, so living there meant we were living at the top of the volcano. All around the island was extremely deep water, so the water by the island was almost clear and then as it became deeper, it looked like the shades of blue on a paint chip from the hardware store: light at the top and deep blue, almost black, at the bottom.
All water is not created equal though.
Some water is light, pale and sun-drenched, some water is turquoise or cornflower blue and begs you to dive in, and some water is thousands of feet deep and so dark you can’t see a hand in front of your face.
The same is true with water in feng shui.
Water is the element associated with career, job and business opportunities – and generating more income. Water is considered yin in nature because it takes things inward (think of a stone thrown in a pond) and falls downward. In feng shui, water is also considered to be a danger. If you’ve ever witnessed a flood or a hydroelectric dam, you know the awesome power water yields.
Yet of all the elements of fire, metal, wood, and earth, it’s water that has the greatest power to create wealth.
That’s why water’s associated color, blue, is so critical – even more so than black, the more common feng shui color for water. Few people have ever witnessed water so dark that it’s black, but most everyone has seen water that’s blue.
Your association with an element is more powerful when it’s relevant to you.
And, while I know that black is the color of deep water and the color of water in feng shui, it’s blue that most often makes me think “water,” and chances are you do, too. For this reason, the color blue is especially important when you want feng shui to bring you money.
Read the tips below about blue and make the color a priority if wealth is what you’re after!
Blue doors welcome money.
If your home faces southeast, north, east, or southwest, painting your door a rich blue will help to stimulate wealth – and almost INSTANTLY! Blue represents water at your front door, which is extremely auspicious. Don’t miss an opportunity to paint your door blue if your house faces one of the favorable directions. And, if you’ve painted it black, that’s great, too!
Blue jewelry beckons money to you.
Wearing metal jewelry helps to stimulate wealth because metal makes water in feng shui, so be sure to select and wear blue jewelry and accents – especially in the Year of the Rabbit. If you are an east person (Check your kua number here), this doubles the effect!
Blue is for beginnings.
In feng shui, everything comes from nothing. When you want to get something started, the color blue can play an important role. The color blue and its associated element, water, is symbolic of the New Moon, when the moon is dark. It’s at the time the moon is new that seeds planted have the greatest chance of occurring. This makes the Chinese New Year so important – because it coincides with the first New Moon of the year.
Blue wallets and purses for are best in some years.
Most years, red is the color for wallets and purses. For instance, in 2011, the rabbit, a spring-time animal and wood-element animal sign will be battling the annual metal energy. This will hurt the animal’s natural tendencies and mean that money will suffer. To help you through the year – and increase your income and accumulated money – carry a blue wallet and purse. This can be especially helpful if you’re an east person.
Blue for promotion, love, and fame.
Wherever the annual 4 Star visits, that’s the spot to add blue. Blue colors are a perfect stimulator – but they don’t “over-stimulate” the 4 Star, which could lead to infidelity. Instead, use blue colors and accents versus real water. This will help you get recognition, especially if you speak or write for a living or if you are a student. It will also help singles in search of romance attract a love interest. For those who are married, the blue color will help to feed their romantic inclinations without over-stimulating the four star so as to invite a third party to the romance.
Blue is the color of career, business growth, and opportunity.
Blue colors are associated with the north, the direction of career and business opportunity. When you undertake new career endeavors or want to expand your direction, put your focus on the north sector and be sure to use the color blue – and water, too!
Blue for generating wealth.
When most people want to create more wealth and prosperity, what they really want is more income. But they most often activate the southeast wealth sector. This is incorrect because the wealth sector is the sector of accumulated assets – not generating income. For that reason, add blue colors to the north to stimulate income and generate money.
Blue for growing assets.
If you have a stock portfolio, investment or savings accounts that you would like to see grow, then adding blue to the southeast wealth sector is the right thing to do. Adding blue here will help you amass more wealth and accumulate more money and see a rise in your investments. That’s because water feeds the southeast sector of small wood and it benefits by having water here. You can also find out where your Water Star 8 is located and put water there, too!