Have you ever wondered where in your home or business to hang a picture or place a piece of furniture?
feng shui principles give you a clear picture of the best placement of objects in any building. The five natural feng shui elements are fire, earth, metal, water, and wood.
Reading: Feng shui directions and elements
- the color red represents fire and the direction is south.
- the color earth is yellow and the directions northeast and southwest.
- metal is white , with its west and northwest directions.
- water is black or blue and the direction is north.
- the wood element is the color green and the directions are east and west. southeast.
each element reacts with or against other elements, making the combinations compatible or incompatible. for example, on the negative side, metal destroys wood. the wood is against the ground because the roots of the trees penetrate the ground. the earth absorbs the water, therefore it overcomes it. water destroys fire and fire destroys or melts metal.
Elements produce good energy when combined with other elements in the following ways. the fire turns to earth as it turns to ash. Earth produces metal, and metal turns into water when it melts into liquid form. water produces wood and wood produces fire. Likewise, each element has feng shui elements that characterize the powers of the element.
Earth items for the home or workplace include porcelain vases, pots, ceramic statues, and paintings or drawings of mountains and hills. these should be placed on the northeast, southwest, or west side of the house or living room. Since the west side represents metal, earthen items add positive energy to the west side of the house. northeast and southwest are directions of the earth, bringing good luck and good energy. however, placing these items on an eastern wall brings bad energy, because north is a direction of water. the earth absorbs the water.
Wooden items are wooden statues and houseplants. these objects should be placed on the east or southeast side of the building, the directions representing the wood. south (fire) is also a good direction to place wooden items, because wood (trees) produces fire. however, the Northeast and Southwest (earth) are not suitable for wooden items, because wood destroys the earth. therefore, the northeast and southwest are unlucky areas for wooden objects.
Metal items include pianos, wind chimes, and kitchen utensils. since west is the direction of metal, these should be hung or placed on the west wall of the room. the northwest and north sides of the house are good places for metal items, because metal liquefies. however, if you place metal objects on the east side or southeast side, it becomes metal against wood (east) and brings bad luck.
Water objects are fish tanks, water fountains, wine storage boxes and refrigerators. they belong to the north (water), east and southeast (water grows trees) area of the house. it is bad feng shui to place them on the south (fire) sides of the building. paintings of a river or ocean waves are also considered water objects and belong on the same side as other water objects.
Fire items are anything red, microwave ovens, lamps, and paintings of the sun. place fire objects on the south (fire), southwest and northeast (earth) side. as fire turns to ash (earth), it is good luck. it is unlucky to place fire elements on a north (water) or west (metal) wall.
following the correct feng shui principles and instructions leads to good luck, happiness and a long and healthy life.