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Feng Shui and the importance of picture frames
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This may seem a strange subject and one that you would not think was related to Feng Shui but I can assure you that picture frames and even the contents inside the picture frames can have a major effect on the energy in your home or office.

If you were to walk into someone else”s home and take a look around the house and saw pictures of distressing images like graveyards, dark and distressing woodlands and similar photos, chances are your first impressions of the home would not be good ones. This is due to the fact that humans generally take 10-15 seconds to decide whether they like something or not.

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With spring bank holiday coming up in the UK on the 26th May 2014, it is predicted that 45% of people in the UK make home improvements during a bank holiday and for many people; to put this in perspective, there are 63.23 million people in Britain and an estimated 28,453,500 people will be doing some type of home improvement. Lets say that only 10% of the 28,453,500 people decide to purchase and hang a new picture on their wall, that equals to 2,845,350 people that could potentially be seriously altering the energy in their home without even realising.

A picture frame can alter the energy in your home or office in five different ways…

  • Shape – All shapes are associated to the five elements
  • Size – With Feng Shui, there are both good sizes and bad sizes
  • Colours – different colours are associated with different elements
  • Material – The material used to make this picture frame
  • Image – This can have an effect with both energy and elements

Lets start with Shapes….

The five elements all lay host to different shapes which can really benefit you if used correctly but can also wreak havoc when used incorrectly so please read on to make sure you get this bit right.

Wood – rectangular picture frames are associated with the wood element which could include full body sized pictures and also, wide angled landscape city shots.

Fire – Triangular and spiky picture frames are associated to the fire element; although this shape is a lot less common, it is best to list it to make you aware of the influence that a picture frame this shape can have.

Earth – Square picture frames are associated to the earth element which is one of the most common picture frame types.

Metal – Circular picture frames are associated to the metal element and are commonly used for portrait photos.

Water – Wavy photo frames are associated to the water element; you may have never seen a wavy photo frame but this goes for photo frames that have a windy, flowing curve to the frame.

Now that you know what shaped picture frames are associated to which element its time to look at the effect that these picture frames can have by placing them in different areas of your home…

The five elements are used in Flying Star Feng Shui to weaken, enhance and cure both positive and negative Flying Star combinations which affect the Monthly and Annual Flying Stars. For more information on the Annual and Monthly Flying Stars, take a look here – http://www.fengshuiweb.co.uk/advice/teachyourselffengshui.htm

I would recommend starting with the Annual Flying stars and keeping an eye on the Monthly Flying Stars and keep track of where you place your picture frames around your home or office and which elements are attached to them.

Next we will look into different sizes and which ones are good and which ones are bad. Different sizes can have different effects; I have listed these below up to two metres which will cover most sizes but you can use our Academy of Feng Shui software that we created which includes everything you need to know to perform a home or office consultation to running a whole Feng Shui consultation business which also includes our Chinese Ruler section which will tell you auspicious measurements from picture frames to tables, televisions and so much more making sure you get your home or office as right as possible. For more information on our Academy of Feng Shui software, you can click the link below. https://www.fengshuiweb.co.uk/pages/fengshuisoftware

Auspicious and inauspicious measurements for picture frames – you can use these measurements to measure both width and height

0cm – 4.5cm – Chai. This denotes money luck
4.5cm – 10.8cm – Pi. This denotes financial loss, bad luck and legal issues
10.8cm – 16cm – Li. This denotes bad luck, financial loss and theft
16cm – 21.5cm – Yi. This denotes success in children and good fertility
21.5cm – 27cm – Kwan. This denotes luck, prosperity and family honour
27cm – 32.4cm – Chieh. This justin bieber movie tickets was arrested in Miami Beach early Thursday under suspicion of driving under the influence and drag racing. denotes ill health and loss of wealth
32.4cm – 37.8cm – Hai. This denotes disasters, sickness and arguments
37.8cm – 43.2cm – Pun. This denotes good financial luck, general luck and luck in exams
43.2cm – 48.6cm – Chai. This denotes money luck and good fortune
48.6cm – 54cm – Pi. This denotes financial loss, bad luck and legal issues
54cm – 59.4cm – Li. This denotes bad luck, financial loss and theft
59.4cm – 64.8cm – Yi. This denotes success in children and good fertility
64.8cm – 70.2cm – Kwan. This denotes luck, prosperity and family honour
70.2cm – 75.6cm – Chieh. This denotes ill health and loss of wealth
75.6cm – 81cm – Hai. This denotes disasters, sickness and arguments
81cm – 86.4cm – Pun. This denotes good financial luck, general luck and luck in exams
86.4cm – 91.8cm – Chai. This denotes money luck and good fortune
91.8cm – 97.2cm – Pi. This denotes financial loss, bad luck and legal issues
97.2cm – 102.6cm – Li. This denotes bad luck, financial loss and theft
102.6cm – 108cm – Yi. This denotes success in children and good fertility
108cm – 113.4cm – Kwan. This denotes luck, prosperity and family honour
113.4cm – 118.8cm – Chieh. This denotes ill health and loss of wealth
118.8cm – 124.2cm – Hai. This denotes disasters, sickness and arguments
124.2cm – 129.6cm – Pun. This denotes good financial luck, general luck and luck in exams
129.6cm – 135cm – Chai. This denotes money luck and good fortune
135cm – 140.4cm – Pi. This denotes financial loss, bad luck and legal issues
140.4cm – 145.8cm- Li. This denotes bad luck, financial loss and theft
145.8cm – 151.4cm – Yi. This denotes success in children and good fertility
151.4cm – 156.6cm – Kwan. This denotes luck, prosperity and family honour
156.6cm – 162cm – Chieh. This denotes ill health and loss of wealth
162cm – 167.4cm – Hai. This denotes disasters, sickness and arguments
167.4cm – 172.8cm – Pun. This denotes good financial luck, general luck and luck in exams
172.8cm – 178.4cm – Chai. This denotes money luck and good fortune
178.4cm – 183.6m – Pi. This denotes financial loss, bad luck and legal issues

Now for the colours –

Wood – Light to dark greens

Fire – reds, oranges, burgundies, purples and pinks

Earth – browns and yellows

Metal – whites, silvers, golds and coppers

Water – blacks, greys and blues

The materials and images are quite self explanatory although I can”t imagine you would have a picture frame made of water. I hope you have enjoyed reading this article and will take this in to consideration the next time you purchase a new picture frame.

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