Go Holiday GREEN

Franca Giuliani - Another holiday season is upon us, a time when we use the colors Red and Green in our home decorations. But do we really know how powerful these colors are? Let's look at Green, for example (I’ll save Red for January). It's between blue and yellow and evokes a consciousness of life. Green is also a healing color and the color of nature.

The Chinese associates it with tranquility, hope, and freshness. In ancient Greece, Green symbolized victory. Ancient Egyptians colored temple floors Green. In the highlands of Scotland, people wore Green as a mark of honor. Green is the national color of Ireland.

Green can also stand for cash. Green means go. When all systems are Green, it means everything is in order. The Green room of a film studio or theater is where performers relax before going onstage. If you're “Green,” you're youthful and naive. A person with a Green thumb is good at making plants grow. Green vegetables provide exquisite nutrition for the human body.

So this holiday season, be creative in using Green and its many shades to   

  • Connect with nature by bringing in live plants, flowers or even the lucky bamboo
  • Create peaceful conditions (especially during family gatherings) by using a Green tablecloth, pillows or other accessories
  • Overall rejuvenate and uplift the energy in your space

Based on Chinese astrology, the new month begins on December 7th, and the primary star for this month is one of celebration and fun - just in time for the holidays!

The North East is very special this month. Add something that is special to you in that area of your space to harness prosperity and new opportunities. And remember your intention when placing it there.

May you have a wonderful, healthy, and happy holiday season - with many blessings of abundance.

Franca is a certified feng shui practitioner, energy clearer, and lecturer. She is a graduate of the Feng Shui Alliance School formerly in Edgewater, NJ. Franca also holds a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and a continuing education certificate from NYU. She has studied and continues to study under world-renowned instructors in feng shui, astrology, and energy clearing. She has consulted and lectured within the New York and New Jersey areas, as well as in Italy and England. Franca offers feng shui consultations, astrology readings, energy clearing sessions and organizing services. Visit the Franca Giuliani website.