About the Five Elements

The Five Elements of Feng Shui – Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal – are just one of the main tools used in Feng Shui to evaluate and subsequently balance and enhance spaces.  See a simple pictorial chart of the Five Elements by the Western School of Feng Shui

Incorporate all five elements into your indoor and outdoor spaces – equal proportions are not necessary – to provide comfort, stability, balance, and strength to the inhabitants.

Each element has its own qualities and components that make it part of the whole picture and can be represented by colors, shapes, objects, textures, art, and more.  The connection between each of the elements is crucial as shown in the depiction below of the element cycles – Controlling, Nourishing, or Reductive.  The Five Elements work together creating a customized space beneficial for the inhabitant’s goals, lifestyle, and needs.

Western School of Feng Shui - five elements

Source: Western School of Feng Shui©

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