Neutralizing Element

The key to Feng Shui revolves around the understanding of the 5 Elements. A Feng Shui practitioner must be conversant in understanding, analysing and interpreting the productive and destructive sequences of the 5elements. In this site, many topics at one time or another make use of the 5elements.

It is not uncommon for a Feng Shui practioner to ask you to place potted plants in the North (Water element) of the house or to have `warm' coloured curtains in the South (Fire element) to `enhance' that particular location. 

Productive Sequence

If an element comes under the threat of another element e.g. water puts out fire; fire melts metal; metal breaks wood; wood (roots of plants) penetrates the earth; and earth is absorbed water. In this situation, Feng Shui experts will advice you to place a neutralising element to avoid such harmful effects.

Destructive Sequence

Step 1: Locate the threaten or strength influencing an element:-

The Site

The `Threat' from

Neutralizing element

Water

Earth

Wood or Metal

Earth

Wood

Metal or Fire

Wood

Metal

Fire or Water

Fire

Water

Earth or Wood

Metal

Fire

Water or Earth

Step 2: Finding a `cure':- 

Element

Description

Water

fabrics in blue, grey, black leather and blue paintings e.g. sea scenes

Earth

plants or yellow fabrics or yellow paints and painting

Wood

plants, wooden furniture and wooden objects.

Fire

more warm colours, light and heating

Metal

metallic objects like chrome, stainless steel, decorative bronze and silver and any other metal objects.

 

 

 

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