Each direction of feng shui has a corresponding color, number, aspiration, element, and shape. The shapes have meaning and they can be used to create harmony and balance in your home’s décor. There are five main shapes of good fortune, and in general, seven shapes of misfortune.
These common shapes can be seen in the way a building is designed or the way a living room is arranged and can create harmony or disharmony, fortune or misfortune.
Let’s start with the most fortunate shapes. These shapes follow the five elements of feng shui.
These shapes are representations of water, wood, fire, earth, and metal. They can be used to harmonize the elements in your room, change your decor to harmonize with the direction of your room or tap the element of your personal directions.
This shape symbolizes the element of water. It’s an undulating, curvy shape that mimics the flow and fluidity of water. This is a shape that looks good in patterns in carpets or upholstery.
Use the wave shape when you want to more change in your life, transformation, and the smooth flow of opportunity.
Businesses that are involved with health (wood element) should employ the wave shape into patterns used in their décor or company logo.
The rectangle and its long upright shape denote the wood element. Like a tree, the rectangle shape is auspicious because it is a yang shape that brings new growth and vitality.
Use the rectangle shape for your business card for more growth.
In the living room, sofas are often rectangularly shaped are dining tables, making them auspicious pieces of furniture for health and vitality.
Rectangles are often used for headboards on beds and confer the benefits of health.
The point of the triangle is representative of the tips of the flames of fire as they reach upward. Like the rectangle, the triangle is a yang shape.
The upward movement represents good fortune, success, and material wealth.
A common triangle design is the chevron pattern. Use these carefully because when used in excess, it can add too much fire element and that can be fatiguing.
However, used in small amounts, it can be a big energy boost to your home and life!
The triangle is also representative of a point, and if the triangle is pointed upwards, it brings upward movement. Triangles should not be turned on their sides because they represent the tip of an arrow and its associated danger.
The most solid of the shapes, the square is a symbol of the earth element. Grounded and stable, the square shape is most often used shape in building because of its stability.
This is the shape that benefits relationships and health and is an auspicious shape when used to arrange a living room, for example.
The square is a wonderful shape for a dining table because it makes all those who sit at it equals. The square also makes a good shape for a headboard on your bed for good health and positive relationships.
Arc or Circle Shape.
The arc or circle shape is the shape of metal. They indicate movement and quickness, like the metal element. This is a shape of good fortune and the benefits of heaven when used in your décor. All rooms benefit from the addition of a circular item in either furnishings or accessories to help balance the squareness and rectangular shapes used in typical furnishings and furniture arrangements.
For example, circular tables create movement and make good choices when space is tight as they have no harsh edges to bump against.
The circular shape symbolizes the roundness and fullness of heaven.
It is a shape that is considered the most auspicious and egalitarian shape for use at a dining table, making everyone who sits at it equal in importance.