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Feng Shui Elements: Colour As Expression of Feng Shui Elements

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Feng Shui Five Elements - How to Use the Feng Shui Five Elements Theory

The theory of five feng shui elements is one of the main concepts in the ancient art of feng shui. The five feng shui elements are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water. These feng shui elements interact in many ways, such as productive and destructive cycles.

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This article on the application of five feng shui elements has three parts. You are now reading part I.

Part I: Colors as Expression of Five Elements
Part II: Five Elements in Shapes
Part III: Productive and Destructive Cycles of Five Elements

The easiest way to get your life moving by using feng shui is to bring the energy of specific feng shui colors in order to achieve the desired results. Color is very powerful, as it is an expression of light, and many, way too many homes and offices are starved for light. So, bring on vibrant light energy with beautiful feng shui colors!

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One of the basic principles of feng shui is the principle of five elements, which are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. These feng shui elements interact between themselves in certain ways, generally defined as the Productive and Destructive cycles.

Each feng shui element is represented by a specific color, and color is the easiest way to use the five elements principle to bring more harmony into your home with feng shui.

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Here is the color correspondence of each of the five feng shui elements: Knowing how to use color to strengthen and balance the energy of your home is a complex feng shui subject, but there are always basics to it. The right placement of feng shui colors is defined by the Bagua, or the feng shui energy map of your space.

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To help you understand how to best express the five feng shui elements in your home or office, let's look at the South feng shui bagua area.

The energy of the South feng shui bagua area is connected to your Fame & Reputation energy. A better translation, actually, is the Light, or Fire Within. The energy of the South feng shui bagua area is also connected to the image you project to other people, or your identity in the eyes of others, as well as to how well you are able to maintain your own Light - your identity and values.

The feng shui element of South is Fire, and the feng shui colors that express it are red, purple, pink, strong yellow and orange. Obviously, you want to keep your fire energy strong, which means it is best to avoid many blue or black color decor items in the South feng shui bagua area of your space.

Why would you avoid blue and black color scheme in the South bagua area? Because blue and black colors have the energy of the Water feng shui element, and Water puts down the Fire element of the South in the destructive cycle of five feng shui elements.

Here Are Some Easy Feng Shui Color Tips For Your Home:
  • Color Green is excellent for improving health and balancing family life when used in the East feng shui bagua area of your home.

  • Color Blue is a very good feng shui choice in the North bagua area to support the energy of your carrer growth or in the East (Health/Family) and Southeast (Wealth/Money) to water and nourish the Wood feng shui element.

  • Have some strong Yellow in the South feng shui bagua area for happy gatherings and good times.

  • Pure White in the West feng shui bagua area (Creativity & Children) will bring supportive energy for all your creative endeavors.

Before using specific colors in your home as feng shui cures, be sure to study the light patterns throughout the day in the room. Would the color feel good in the morning? How about at night with artificial lighting?

Be sure the chosen feng shui color has a good relationship with the other "inhabitants" of your home, such as your furniture pieces, decor objects, art, etc. You would like all of them to have a good time, rather than argue and continuously fight for your attention!

Part II: Five Elements Expressed in Shapes
Part III: Productive and Destructive Cycles of Five Elements



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FENG SHUI CRYSTALS AND STONES INFO: | Amethyst | Ammonite | Agate | Black Obsidian | Black Onyx | Carnelian | Clear Quartz | Citrine | Hematite | Jade | Jasper | Kyanite | Lapis Lazuli | Malachite | Moonstone | Pearls | Pyrite | Rose Quartz | Smoky Quartz | Tigers Eye | Turquoise |

FENG SHUI COLOR GALLERIES AND TIPS: | Red | Yellow and Gold | White | Black | Green | Blue | Gray |Orange | Pink | Purple | Brown |

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