element is wood because it is the beginning of new life; it is
the creator of the five-element cycle. You need to use live wood
in the form of a bushy plant similar to a "money plant" as it
holds so much live Ch'i energy and also retains it. Plants also
filter the air we breathe; it is so much better to use a natural
form when it comes to the wood element. Remember to feed and
water it, because if it dies it will hold Sha Ch'i, even on any
dead leaves, so keep it in good condition.
element can be replaced by the color green, though the color is
not as effective as the element of live wood.
Element is the most "Yang"
of the elements. Because fire is so Yang, this is the one
instance where color does work well. A tea-light or table lamp
with a red shade make excellent fire remedies, please be very
careful when using candles.
element is often confused with soil, which is only part of the
element, it needs to be combined with rock, clay, and stone etc.
i.e. a terracotta pot filled with soil is a perfect earth
element, or a clay statue.
colors are yellow, beige but not as effective as the real
be found in many forms. Silver, Gold, Copper, and Bronze are
just a few of the Metal Element. You can also be creative when
using this element; you could use a brass Kwan yin, three-legged
toad or a nice Dragon. When choosing an element try to look at
the shape, don't use sharp points or unattractive objects just
because they have the element you need, Feng Shui is about
creating a harmony and balance and it should look attractive in
you should use are white, gold, and silver.
the key element; we would not exist without it, our planet as
our body is made up of mainly water. It is a very powerful
element to use, it should always be clear and free flowing,
never let it go stagnant, as this will create many problems. A
fountain or aquarium is ideal or a simple fishpond in the
garden. Water has always been associated with power. It has been
used for thousands of years by Kings and Emperors in the form of
protection as in a moat, or a powerful attraction for abundance.
If you look at most Cities today, they are either positioned
near the water or have large lakes or rivers close by. Most
ocean-side and lakeside homes are also sought after.
blue or black can replace water.