Yin and yang are in a dynamic relationship. As one increases, the other decreases. Imbalances can be described as excess yin, excess yang, deficient yin or deficient yang.
Yin and yang are interdependent. One cannot exist without the other. Yin attracts yang, and yang attracts yin. They are in a constant state of change, transforming into one another, like the night that turns into day.
The mostly white portion, being brighter, is yang, and the mostly dark portion is yin. Each, however, contains the seed of its opposite.
Yin qualities are usually: darker, colder, wetter, rougher, softer, cozier, cushier, quieter, more contracted, smaller, more inward, more receptive, more feminine, floral, rounder or more curved.
Yang qualities are typically: lighter, hotter, dryer, smoother, harder, sharper, straighter, more angular, louder, larger, more outward, more masculine, striped or plaid as well as more expansive, more outward moving and more masculine.
Your goal for your home is to have good energy throughout. Go from room to room and take a look and see what imbalances there are in each room. Looking at your environment with your “yin and yang eyes” can
unlock clues as to what changes could bring balance in any area of your life.
If it’s too dark, paint the room a lighter colour, change the light bulb wattage or change the window treatment. If it's too echo-y, add more fabrics, softer lighting, pillows. The more you practice, the easier it will be to think up quick changes.
NEXT WEEK'S TOPIC: LAYING THE BAGUA OVER YOUR FLOOR PLAN
Please have your floor plans ready for Monday. You can either draw it yourself (these do not have to be perfect) or use a copy of the one your builder gave you. Trust me...this is going to be fun!