Feng Shui and the Element Cycle
Feng Shui works on the principle that ‘Your home is a mirror of your life’ so by laying a feng shui template, known as a bagua, over your floor plans, you can then see where each area of your life is in your home – so you know ‘where’ to make changes.
“We shape our buildings … thereafter they shape us” ~ Winston Churchill
The bagua is placed according to a compass reading of your home.
You then use the element cycle below to work out ‘how’ to make a change.
Improve health – Earth and fire elements
Increase wealth – Tree and water elements
Improve your love-life – Earth and Fire elements
Career progression – Water and Metal elements
Better friendships – Metal and Earth elements
Relationships with children/fertility – Metal and Earth elements
Spirituality/relationship with yourself – Earth and fire elements
Increased respect and recognition – Fire and Tree elements
Relationships with positions of authority, the past or elderly relatives – Tree and water elements
To have the biggest impact, it’s important to increase both elements associated with the area you wish to improve, as well as reducing the other three elements.
For example, Tree energy is associated with living plants, the colour green and the shape of an upward rectangle. A tree will die without water, so Water energy is needed here too. That’s actual water, the colours blue and black or the shape of a wavy pattern as shown
As well as bringing in Tree and Water, we also need to reduce the three controlling elements – Metal will cut tree (i.e. an axe), Earth will absorb Water which we need to feed Tree and Fire needs Tree to burn, so Tree is drained by Fire and should be reduced.
The same principles apply to the other elements, increase the two beneficial elements and reduce the three which control.
The most powerful enhancement is to bring in the actual element, rather than the colours or shapes of it, so actual fire, earth, metal, water or plants.