In Feng Shui, Earth is one of the five elements of all energy. The others are Fire, Water, Wood, and Metal. As explained in the Feng Shui part of the Crystal Vaults, each of these elements are critical to keep in balance in our lives and in our homes.
Earth energy is the energy of stability, patience, honesty, balance, and resourcefulness. It is our home energy, the energy of the ground upon which we live. It is the energy of the mountains, the plains, the shore, and the the valleys. It is our center, our holdfast, our home in the black cold universe.
Earth energy is symbolized by light brown. Use light brown crystals to enhance any space that is a resting place, where you need to be firmly in control, safe, and protected. Several garnets come in a light brown color. Also several types of agate have beautiful light brown sections.
Earth energy is traditionally associated with the Northeast and Southwest areas of a home or room. These are the Skills and Knowledge area and the Love and Relationship area. Crystals and clusters of light brown crystals or small colored crystals on brown rock or matrix work well.
In modern feng shui practice, the earth energy needed for the Skills and Knowledge section of your home is represented by blue crystals. The earth energy needed in the Love and Relationship area is represented by Pink crystals. The choice of traditional or modern colors is yours. If you feel the more traditional light brown works best for you in certain areas, use it. If you feel a blue crystals helps ground you in reality in your area of developing Skills and Knowledge, by all means use one. If you feel the vibrations of the pink color ray best transmit earth element in your Love and Relationship areas, then use a pink crystal cluster there. The best way is the way that feels right to you.
You can support the earth energy in a location by not only adding some light brown crystals to bring the energy into the space, but also by adding some fire energy to that space to support the wood. Red or Violet crystals, maybe garnets on a beige rock would be perfect. The red crystals would bring fire energy to the light brown earth energy.
If there is is too much wood energy in a space that needs earth energy, for example a large plant or two that really cannot be moved, then that energy should be reduced to keep it from harming the earth energy. Traditionally silver colored crystals representing the metal element are used. A small piece of arsenopyrite is perfect, as is a piece of natural silver wire.
Earth energy diminishes water energy, and enhances metal energy. Light Brown crystals and rocks can be used in areas where there is too much of the water element or in an area with too little of the metal element.