After almost seven years of professionally teaching and practicing feng shui, I’ve learned a few things about the unique challenges and concerns of natives of various astrological signs when it comes to interacting with their homes. Of course there is a lot more to you than just your primary (sun) sign (rising sign, moon sign, etc.), so you might recognize yourself in more than one of these, but here’s a general overview of what I’ve observed.
You’re a grass fire and you need space to spread and burn – in the form of open area to dance, exercise, or just let your fiery energy have space to breathe. I know clearing clutter isn’t your favorite thing to sit and do, but when things are convenient and easy to find, you are so much happier. You also like fiery accents, like twinkle lights, reds, purples, and pictures of people and/or animals.
You like a sense of stability and earthiness in your space (think solid furniture, plants, browns and earth tones), but passionate, sensual touches are what really make your heart sing (e.g. deep reds, soft fabrics, delicious fragrances). Keeping the clutter cleared and energy fresh help lighten you up and balance out your earthy nature.
You like things light and airy so that your lively mind and childlike playfulness can have the ambiance they need to swirl and twirl. Wood finishes, metal touches, whites, greys, and shiny things. And you like it clean, especially the windows! Healthy plants can keep you grounded while satisfying your desire for upward movement and growth.
Your home is your sanctuary, and when you’re home, it’s most important for you to feel safe, open-hearted, and free to be yourself. To infuse your home with coziness, ask yourself: what says “cozy” to you? Quilts? Woodsy incense? Organic cotton sheets? Also, photos or other representations of the ocean will help align you with your much-needed feeling of “home.”
Your sunshiney lion/lioness nature is more at home outside or out in the world, so while you like your home, you don’t relate to it in the same way as the other signs. Rather than a nourishing place to be, you see it as an extension of yourself, and your unique beauty and personality. So to create a home you feel great in, it might be helpful to consider creating the perfect set for the movie that is your life. (Ask yourself: what would my character’s house look like?)
There are generally two ways Virgos can be when it comes to the home: those who strive for perfection (but never feel like they actually reach it), and those who don’t even attempt perfection and live in relative chaos. For both, it’s ideal to recognize let go of the ideal of “perfection” and do your best to keep the clutter cleared and everything else clean and organized, because you won’t truly feel comfortable in your skin until you do.
More than any other sign, Libras have a fundamental need for lightness, order, and beauty in the home. You adore surrounding yourself in light colors such as white, cream, grey, and beige. Fresh flowers and flowers in the garden are a must. When clutter or aesthetic disharmony appear, you feel utterly unlike yourself, so it’s in your nature to deal with them right away.
While you flourish in a relatively bright, simple home setting (to balance out your complex depths), you enjoy hints of ornate detail, along with imagery that evokes water, the ocean, and/or nighttime and darkness. You also enjoy living in a setting that feels sexy, so think sensual textures and imagery, woodsy scents, etc.
You enjoy settings that feel down-to-earth and authentic, but you also crave accents that are fun, eclectic, and exotic. You might do well to decorate with neutral colors and pieces and then get some fiery/sparkly/unique finishing touches in Chinatown, a flea market, or an import store. And for most of you, your kitchen needs a spice rack!
For most Capricorns, “staying on top of the housework” is paramount. So, while clearing clutter doesn’t always come naturally to you (except in those wild energy bursts you get every now and then), when you stay as clutter-free as possible, you not only have a much easier time keeping the house in ship-shape, you also lighten up your energy field and balance out your tendency toward seriousness. And, all your many ambitious projects feel easier and breezier: what could be better?
While some of you have the natural lightness in your home associated with the other air signs, others have homes that tend to get filled with interesting little tidbits, books, and conversation pieces. In truth, your home might not have as much of an effect on your state of mind as the other signs since your mind is such a realm unto its own. Still, it can be helpful to keep an eye on the clutter and to balance out your airy nature with some earthy and sensual touches (plants, soft fabrics, pleasing scents).
Pisces homes have an underwater feeling, and it is most important to keep their energy moving so that the watery energy stays fresh and healthy. Of course, stay as clutter-free as possible and perform regular space clearings with white sage and rattles. Also, if you don’t already, be sure to have watery imagery and perhaps a water feature or two so that you feel at home in your watery depths.
(Have any similar observations you’d like to share? Or variations on the theme?)