Spring into Spring
In the Medieval calendar, Spring was the start of the year. Makes total sense to me. The beginning of Spring is March 21st. The spring equinox is where day equals night, after which hours of daylight outnumber hours of darkness. When spring is in the air, we feel a sense of anticipation, of change, of new beginnings, of lightness. It’s time to be more energetic, creative, sensitive, thoughtful, humorous and action oriented. We start to introduce crispy, green vegetables into our diets, feeling them cleanse and energise our bodies. We spring clean our homes, making them feel light and bright. It’s the time of the pioneer, the entrepreneur, the inventor so devising action plans, creating goals, motivating team mates and organising strategies are all good moves to make at this time.
So far so good, but did you know we can also choose what to wear to help us meet our objectives? For some of us though, new challenges can mean stress and fear so any tool that helps us overcome these negative thought patterns is a god send.
Spring is the represented by the element Wood. Think of plant life and you’ll not be too far out. Choose shades of green and blue, fabrics made from a plant derivative such as denim, linen, cotton, floral or plant based patterns – lots to choose from in the shops at the moment – columnar designs such as corduroy or stripes (lots of those in the stores too). Wood is about getting physical, being able to easily move, so choose simple outfits that allow you to do so. Sounds crazy – but it works. Try it for yourself, and please let me know your results, or chat to me about a virtual or face to face Fashion Feng Shui session. If you click on the link you can see a presentation I gave on the subject to the Feng Shui Society
or go to:
for a really quick 5 minute overview.
For even more information go to www.fashionfengshui.com.
Also take a look at Sue Woodd’s books on the seasons which give lots of information on what to eat, exercise programmes, pampering and lots of other goodies.