I was psyched to see this antique Colonial butcher block was round shaped instead of the usual square blocky shape that is ubiquitous in antique malls across the country. It was in the lobby of a historic hotel in Winston Salem. Squares represent masculine yang energy and rounds represent feminine yin energy. Most objects in the home space–including the home itself–are usually square and that leads to a preponderance of yang energy. Feng shui requires a balance of both (including estrogen and testosterone).