Anyone who has ever heard about Feng Shui knows that there are some secrets about how to make your business card not only informative and presentable but also bring maximum benefit. In order for your business or career to flourish, it is important to pay attention to all the details of your business card: size, color; location for your name, logo, and photos; patterns, and other elements. This is what Feng Shui business card design is all about!
Compliance with simple rules can attract unexpected success in your business, as the exchange of business cards is the beginning of any cooperation. A business card is a link between the seller and the buyer; the agent and the insurer; future business partners, etc. That’s why it’s very important to give a great first impression. A proper business card design can help you with it!
In this article, I will share with you the best tips on how to make Feng Shui business card design work for you!
Feng Shui Business Card Design
Let’s start with the shape. The auspicious business card should have a certain geometric shape. The most optimal visual qualities have a rectangle shape. But there are two ways you can use a rectangle business card: horizontally or vertically. Depending on which one you use the energy qualities of your business card may vary.
Vertical rectangle shape
A business card that has a vertical rectangle shape represents the Wood element (according to Feng Shui 5 Elements Theory).
Wood symbolizes growth, development, creativity, studying, in other words, everything that always moves, grows and changes.
This shape is suitable for any creative professions:
- coaches, trainers, teachers;
- artists, designers;
- researchers, developers, etc.
If you feel like your business needs fresh energy and growth, you can use this shape for your business cards.
Horizontal rectangle shape
A business card that has a horizontal rectangle shape represents the Earth element.
Earth symbolizes stability, security, steadiness, conservatism, traditions, hoarding, retention.
If you have too many ideas but you can’t be focused on one thing and it’s hard for you to get through it, then it’s better for you to ground yourself with Earth element and horizontal rectangle shape business card. It will make you and your business more steady.
This shape is perfect for bank representatives, government officials, and everyone who wants stability in business.
Paper For Feng Shui Business Cards Design
Always choose the most expensive paper of the highest quality. Through tactile sensations, the paper must activate the energy of wealth for you. That’s why it’s better to sacrifice the number of business cards than their quality!
Feng Shui Business Card Color
The color of your business card should support the element of the industry of your business (according to Feng Shui 5 Elements Theory). Check out the list below for figuring out what element represents your business and what color for your business card to choose.
- Motor or automobiles
- Metal hardware supplies
- Plant and machinery
- Martial arts
- Public service
- Judging profession/duties
- Metal Mining
- Electronic companies
- Metal jewelry
Colors: White, silver, gold.
- Seafood, fisheries, water produce, aquariums
- Fast moving consumer goods
- Cleaning industry
- General travel
- Ice/freezing business
- Freight forwarding, courier;
- Sound systems, hi-fi.
Colors: All shades of blue, black.
- Vegetarian/vegan food
- Items made of wood
- Wood furniture
- Fruits and vegetables
- Flower shop
- Social services
- Medical professions
- Newspapers, magazines
- Arts and culture
- Stationery supplies
Colors: All shades of green.
- Power station
- Light and laser
- Fuel, oil, chemicals
- Lighting systems and lamps
- Advertising, mass media
- Electronics and electrical
- Hot drinks
- Jewelry making
- Opticians, eyes
- Acting, show business
- Public speaking
Colors: All shades of red (from light red to maroon).
Colors: grey, all shades of brown (from yellow to dark brown).
Where To Place The Name?
You should place your name in the center of the business card. The name should be written in the center of the business card. It should be large, ideally in gold or silver.
Your name should be supported from all four directions according to Feng Shui theory of the Four Celestial Creatures. According to this theory, Feng Shui Masters choose the location for the houses. But we can use it for locating the name on the business card as well.
The Four Celestial Creature are:
The Black Tortoise
The Black Tortoise gives support, protection, and stability to your business. You may use the company name as the Black Tortoise. For doing this just place your company name above your name on the business card.
The Crimson Phoenix
The Crimson Phoenix gives your business new opportunities that bring material comforts. You may use the contact information as the Crimson Phoenix. For doing this just place your contacts below your name on the business card.
The White Tiger
The White Tiger gives protection, sponsorship, and support to your business. You may use your logo as the White Tiger. For doing this simply place your logo to the left of your name on the business card.
The Green Dragon
The Green Dragon gives protection, wealth and abundance of good fortune to your business. You may use your own picture, a good luck symbol, a symbol of your business as the Green Dragon. For doing this just place your picture or any symbol to the right of your name on the business card.
- Your business card shouldn’t have any holes in it. Though some people try to make their business cards unique and make decorative holes in them it’s not a good Feng Shui. The energy of your business flow away through such holes and your business can suffer from money loss.
- Never make your business card transparent since it leads to energy and money loss as well.
- Never order your business cards during the waning moon cycle, only do it when the moon is waxing.