One of the most well-known gemstones, diamonds have long been associated with love, wealth, and protection. Their durability makes them an especially popular choice for jewelry, and their energetic properties have many helpful applications when they are used in conjunction with feng shui.
What Is Diamond?
Diamonds are beautiful gemstones formed under high pressures and temperatures deep below the earth’s surface. They are the hardest of all minerals and are popular symbols of love and prosperity. While the word “diamond” usually brings to mind an image of a colorless stone, diamonds also come in a variety of different hues.
Properties of Diamond:
- Color: Various
- Chakra: Crown
- Number: Vibrates to 33
- Planet: Sun
- Zodiac: Aries, Dog
- Bagua areas: Health and Wealth areas
- Elements: Metal
- Origin: Africa, Australia, Brazil, India, Russia, USA
Meaning and Uses of Diamond
Diamonds are symbols of purity, unity, and love. They absorb and amplify energy, both positive and negative. They are also connected to the energy of wealth and are helpful in attracting abundance and manifesting. Diamonds can be used in conjunction with other crystals to enhance their energy and are also often used for protection. In Buddhist philosophy, the diamond is often referred to as an embodiment of clarity and wisdom. They are said to encourage creativity, imagination, loyalty, and confidence.
Uses in Feng Shui
Here are a few of our favorite ways to enhance the feng shui energy of your home using diamonds.
Activate the Health Area
The bagua is one of the many tools we work with in feng shui. It is an energetic mandala made up of eight areas around a center, each representing a different aspect of life. The center of the bagua is called the Tai Qi or the Health area. Because it’s in the center, the Health area affects your overall well-being and all the other bagua areas around it.
Working with diamonds in the Health area can help amplify the qi, or life force energy, in all of the surrounding areas to create more unity and harmony in your life overall.
Diamonds can also help to shine light on things that may need our attention, and working with them in the center of your home can help you determine which areas of life may need your focus at any given time. You can add a diamond in the center of your home or bedroom, or you may want to meditate with a diamond in this Health area.
Welcome the Metal Element
In feng shui, the metal element represents precision, clarity, and simplicity. The colorless, transparent luster of diamonds really embodies these metal element qualities. If you’d like to enhance metal element energy in your life, you may want to bring diamonds into your home or your jewelry box. If you do want to work with diamonds to activate metal energy, make sure you create an intention for your diamonds that expresses this.
Activate the Wealth Area
The Wealth area of the feng shui bagua is connected to the energy of abundance and prosperity. Since diamonds are a symbol of wealth, working with diamonds in this area can be a powerful way to activate and encourage the accumulation of abundance. You can place a diamond in the Wealth corner in your home, or you may want to spend some time sitting or meditating with a diamond in this area. The Wealth position is located in the far left corner of your home, when you are standing at your front door facing in.
Wear Diamond Jewelry
In feng shui, we also make adjustments to our personal qi, in addition to the qi of our homes and spaces. Wearing diamonds is a powerful way to work with this stone’s energy, and may be a more practical option for many people than displaying diamonds throughout your home.
Diamonds also make long-lasting jewelry because of their hardness, which is one of the reasons they are so popular for engagement rings. They are also energetically protective. If you are feeling drawn to wear diamonds, look for an item of jewelry that you love, and decide how you would like your diamond’s energy to support you.
Amplify Your Intentions
Whenever you are working with a crystal to help you with a specific intention, you can use diamond in conjunction with the other stone to amplify its energy. Diamonds can increase negative energy as well as positive, so make sure you are mindful of how you are using them.