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The Five Elements of Feng Shui Explained

Updated on May 28, 2018

The Feng Shui Wheel:

The Feng Shui wheel demonstrates the five elements used in the ancient Chinese art of placement and each element's effect on its surroundings.
The Feng Shui wheel demonstrates the five elements used in the ancient Chinese art of placement and each element's effect on its surroundings.

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 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 wood element's aspect within the ancient art of Feng Shui is a very balancing effect, when utilized in the home and/or office.
The wood element's aspect within the ancient art of Feng Shui is a very balancing effect, when utilized in the home and/or office. | Source

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 of the ancient art of Feng Shui is the most powerful of all the five elements.
The fire element of the ancient art of Feng Shui is the most powerful of all the five elements. | Source

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 of the ancient art of Feng Shui is very healing to those residing in the environment where it is used.
The earth element of the ancient art of Feng Shui is very healing to those residing in the environment where it is used. | Source

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 of the ancient art of Feng Shui draws energy to the areas of your home or office where it is needed if it's placed there.
The metal element of the ancient art of Feng Shui draws energy to the areas of your home or office where it is needed if it's placed there. | Source

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:

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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

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      Windy Grace Mason 

      7 years ago from Belle Haven, VA

      :P The 50's will feel like a heatwave! :D I'm glad you enjoyed the show :) Facebook is good for keeping yourself out there and networking with others. There is a Facebook page for Hubpages as well. They post some of the top stories on Hubpages there ;) Looking forward to your email :)

      Love & Light,

      Windy Grace

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      justom 

      7 years ago from 41042

      It was great fun. Yeah they're talking about mid 50's this week and I'm already celebrating...but I do that everyday :-P I'll e-mail you soon, I don't do Facebook yet but it seems like everybody I know does so I'll probably give in. Peace!! Tom

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      Windy Grace Mason 

      7 years ago from Belle Haven, VA

      LOL You're absolutely right...It's not hard to make a fool out of someone carrying an attitude and an elevated ego. They may sport those peacock feathers, but they lack any kind of brain power! Did you have fun at the show??? I'm looking forward to summer months...There is a lot more happening in my neck of the woods once it warms up :) Feel free to email me anytime or even add me on Facebook :) One can never have too many friends in this crazy world. Hope you're having a truly blessed day :D

      Love & Light,

      Windy Grace

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      justom 

      7 years ago from 41042

      Wow! You've been way busy. I understand about the attitude thing, I've never done well with folks like that but I have been known to have some fun with them. They're so busy with that tude they don't even get it when you make a fool of them. I've been fairly lame as far as doing much but a friend of mine and I are headed to Pittsburgh tomorrow to see a band (Gang of Four) so I'm looking forward to having some fun there. Glad you're back and fine, sometimes you wonder about folks when you haven't talked for a while. Peace!! Tom

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      Windy Grace Mason 

      7 years ago from Belle Haven, VA

      Thank you, Tom :) I can't complain really, although I'm glad to be flying solo again. I was working with a website as a journalist, photographer, webmistress, videographer and general manager so my time has been very limited. I came to the realization that I don't like working with publishers with attitudes so here I am again :) I wrote quite a few front page articles for the local newspapers. So, some good came out of it :) How have you been??? I have missed seeing you!!!

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      justom 

      7 years ago from 41042

      Good hub, it's been a while, how've you been? Peace!! Tom

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