The five feng shui elements and their characteristicsWritten by Jakob Jelling
Feng shui handles five main elements in order to achieve harmony and balance in any space. These five feng shui elements are: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Each one of them has its own characteristics and properties, and we will detail them in following lines.
According to Chinese traditions, everything is constantly changing and interacting and that happens through these five main elements. Feng shui traditional knowledge and all its guidelines are based on these five feng shui elements. Therefore, when wishing to harmonize a place according to feng shui, these elements must be properly employed according to their characteristics and effects.
One first feng shui element is wood, which has Chinese name of Mu. Wood represents innovation, creativity and birth, and it is a sociable element. This element corresponds to color green and east direction. By placing this element at a strategic spot in any space, you would be adding all of which it represents.
Another feng shui element is fire, called Huo in China. Fire symbolizes and brings activity, enthusiasm and energy to places where it can be found. It is a warm element that must be treated with measure since too much of it can destroy what surrounds it. Fire is represented by color red and direction south, and symbolizes puberty years.
Feng shui colors and what they representWritten by Jakob Jelling
Feng shui colors knowledge can allow you to choose right colors to create harmony in any living or working space as well as it can be used with anything that involves choosing colors. According to feng shui colors specifications, colors should not be used randomly but according to what they represent.
Each one of five elements, water, wood, fire, earth and metal are represented by different colors and that allow us to create feng shui colors based harmony. We will detail colors each one of elements represent through next lines in order to help you choosing right colors for your home or office decoration as well as look for harmony within anything involving use of colors.
The element water, according to feng shui colors representation chart, is represented by colors blue and black and all their shades. This means that if, for example, you need to add more of water element in a room, you could do so by adding these colors to it.
Next, and according to feng shui colors spectrum, wood is represented by all shades of green. Therefore, by painting a room green or adding green objects you would be including more wood in it. The next element, fire, is represented by red, pink and maroon and adding any of these colors within a space would be as adding that element.