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The Five Elements Associated with the Ancient Chinese Art of Feng Shui and Their Effects on the Home or Office Explained
The Feng Shui Wheel:
The Five Elements Used in the Ancient Chinese Art of Placement:
The ancient art of placement, known as Feng Shui, has been used by the Chinese to promote prosperity and increase the flow of positive energy throughout homes and work spaces for thousands of years. Using the five elements of Feng Shui, it is possible to create a harmonious balance in your own home or business. The balancing effect offered by the utilization of Feng Shui will ensure luck and prosperity for everyone in your home and/or workplace.
The five elements of Feng Shui are Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal. Each of these five elements have an effect on each of the other, surrounding elements. They have their own unique properties which create that effect; and, they each personally, as well as collectively, affect our homes, businesses and well-being, rather we are consciously aware of the effect or not.
The Water Element of Feng Shui:
The Utilization of the Water Element in Feng Shui
The water element is the most powerful element to utilize when focusing on improving communication, networking, professional opportunities and wealth.
An example of the positive usage of the water element in your home or business is the placement of a trickling fountain.
Destructive usage of the water element is popularly diagnosed as the wasting of water via leaking pipes or a malfunctioning toilet, for example. The destructive usage of the water element manifests the loss of money, poor health and/or a complete and total breakdown in the household/business as a whole.
The Wood Element of Feng Shui:
The Utilization of the Wood Element in Feng Shui
The wood element is the most powerful element to utilize when seeking the generation of motivational, inspirational, passionate, developmental and creative energies.
The wood element can be utilized to balance your home and/or office, without overwhelming its occupants with too much energy. Wood has a very balanced nature on its own accord and is nothing but good energy.
There is no destructive usage of the wood element.
The Fire Element of Feng Shui:
The Fire Element Used in Feng Shui:
Fire is representative of energy, power and passion. Fire is considered to be the most powerful of all the five elements. Therefore, it is best to use this element carefully. Too much of a good thing is not a good thing.
The Earth Element of Feng Shui:
The Earth Element Used in Feng Shui:
Earth is representative of stability, permanence and home. This element is a wonderful addition to a home which is too busy or where the occupants are frequently overwhelmed or less than spiritually grounded. The Earth element is soothing and healing.
The Metal Element of Feng Shui:
The Metal Element Used in Feng Shui:
Metal conducts and transmits energy. For that reason, the addition of the Metal element to an area of your home will draw attention and transmit energy to that particular area.
The Five Elements Used in the Ancient Art of Feng Shui:
Feng Shui, the Ancient Chinese Art of Placement:
This sums up the Five Elements of Feng Shui. Look through my Hubs to find information on using this ancient art to better your life in many ways. Feng Shui can be used for a wide array of things including: bettering your relationships, ensuring a good night's sleep for your children and creating a harmonious balance throughout your home to bring luck, wealth, health and prosperity into your life.
Until next time, Blessed Be.
Love & Light,
Windy Grace <3