You are now reading part II.
Part I: Colors as Expressions of Five Elements
Part II: Five Elements in Shapes
Part III: Productive and Destructive Cycles of Five Elements
You can also bring the five feng shui elements with specific shapes, and here is how the feng shui elements are expressed in shapes:
- WOOD: Rectangular
- FIRE: Triangular
- EARTH: Square
- METAL: Round
- WATER: Wavy
In between color, shape and material, how would you define the feng shui element of a specific object?
Let's take the example of a coffee table - blue color, square shape, made from wood. Blue being the color of the water feng shui element, would your table be bringing the water element into your home or would it bring the wood element, as the table is made from wood? And how about the square shape, does it bring the earth feng shui element?
Generally, when you have difficulty defining the feng shui element of a specific decor item, the color will be used as the first criteria. Second comes the shape, and then the material from which the item is made.
Of course, when the element is obvious, such as a metal staircase (metal element) or a plant (wood element), there is no guesswork! In most cases, though, you will see that each decor item brings two or more elements, and in time you will find it easier to sense, or understand, the feng shui element expression of various items in your home.
Once you know how to balance the five elements in your home by using simple decor items, as well as various feng shui cures, a harmonious home is truly yours to enjoy!
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