Earth, Metal and Fire and Feng Shui?

Good Feng Shui means having a balance of the five elements that compose the earth.  Conversely, it also involves not having these elements overpower each other.  So how do we achieve elemental balance?

The basic principle on Feng Shui is heavily anchored on the five elements of the earth.  In an ideal system, the five elements complement each other in a form of life cycle.  If the environment fosters this positive nature that balances the five elements of the earth, then prosperity and good luck may not be far off.

Ideal System

The ideal system is where:

  • water produces wood,
  • wood yields fire,
  • fire fashions the earth,
  • the earth forms the metal,
  • and the metal consequently produces the water.

The key to an ideal Feng Shui atmosphere is to eliminate a system in which the elements contradict each other:  wood burdens earth, fire destroys metal, earth hampers water, or water kills the fire.  If you are able to see the visual properties of these elements, you may find that these arrangements prescribed by Feng Shui also make practical sense, even if you do not necessarily understand the concepts and foundations of Feng Shui.

Earth

You don’t have to be a geologist to understand good Feng Shui for earth.  Earth is generally composed of ceramics and rocks.  If you want a happy home, you must have a good dose of rocks and ceramics strategically placed in tune with the other elements that are present in your home.  Without the element of earth, you may find yourself filled with instability and lacking in the resilience for which the earth is generally known.

Metal

Electronic devices can actually have good Feng Shui as well.  They are under the metal category, which not just brings in the technological advancements of this age but also the toughness brought about by metal materials in the different elements of Feng Shui.  Make sure that metal is not colliding with fire elements, and this may even hold a practical significance because you wouldn’t want any of your electronic devices to catch fire!

Water

Zen fountains and the like from the water aspect of Feng Shui.  Just ensure that water complements your metal.  Overpowering your home with electronic appliances may actually appeal to the gadget junkie but not to the Feng Shui aficionado.  Aside from the fact that water balances metal, you may also find that it has visual appeal if a person finds a Zen fountain in the midst of a sea of gadgets in the home which may be cool in function but not in appearance.

Fire

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Candles and fireplaces are good examples of fire elements in Feng Shui.  It may appear weird to put a fountain beside a fireplace for it contradicts that purpose, but many a movie had background sets with a fireplace and wooden furniture that is well ideal for a night of romance.  Too much fire can actually drown the environment, so be very careful when lighting your environment.  In business settings, it may also be advisable to tame down the effects of fire in the office.  But it can be more unleashed in the personal setting, especially in romantic ones.

Wood

Wood is abundant in many places.  Wooden furniture remain to be vintage to the Feng Shui expert.  And this does not have to be only in the form of wooden furniture.  Just by cultivating a garden in your home, you will be able to bring in a lot of wood that can help you balance the different elements.

Enter the Mystical World of Feng Shui

Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway) is an ancient Chinese practice that involves art and science.  It has been around for thousands of years.  The practice relies on the laws of heaven and earth to help people balance their energies within a space.  This is to help them receive fortune and health. The word “feng” means … Continue reading Enter the Mystical World of Feng Shui

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